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Stanley Cup Final

Gogolev's second period goal stands as winner as the Roylas edge the Giants 3-2

Sunday, 09.23.2012 / 2:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

VICTORIA - Alex Gogolev's second period goal stood up as the winner as the Victoria Royals defeated the visiting Vancouver Giants 3-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League action.

Ben Walker and Brandon Magee also scored for the Royals (2-0-0) while Logan Nelson chipped in with two assists.

Cain Franson and Nathan Burns scored for the Giants (0-2-0), who at one point in the game were down 3-0, and Jackson Houck picked up an assist on both goals.

Patrik Polivka made 23 saves for the victory as Liam Liston turned aside 20 shots in a losing effort.

Victoria went 1 for 4 on the power play while Vancouver failed to score on either of their chances with the man advantage.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery