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Nelson scores three times as the Royals beat the Tigers 5-3

Sunday, 11.11.2012 / 12:44 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Nelson scores three times as the Royals beat the Tigers 5-3

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Logan Nelson scored three times as the Victoria Royals beat the host Medicine Hat Tigers 5-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

Jamie Crooks and Brandon Fushimi also scored for the Royals (10-10-0).

Elgin Pearce scored once and set up two more for the Tigers (11-10-1), Hunter Shinkaruk had a goal and an assist and Miles Koules added a single goal.

Patrik Polivka stopped 29 shots for the win as Cam Lanigan turned away 27-of-32 shots in a losing cause.

Victoria went 1-for-2 on the power play while Medicine Hat went 2-for-4.

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