Royals Win Championship

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Updated: March 29, 2019

The Corner Brook Royals have won the West Coast Senior Hockey League’s championship, taking home the Cliff Gorman Memorial Cup in the 2018-19 season.

Ian Pilgram led the Royals in their championship game, scoring 3 goals as the Corner Brook Royals bested the Port Aux Basques Mariners by a score of 6-2 at the Bruce II Sports Centre on Saturday, March 23, 2019.  Teammate Dave Budgell chipped in 2 goals and Lucas Wiseman added a lone marker in the victory.  Darren Dean and Trent Johanson scored for the Mariners in the loss.

The game was saw several game misconducts handed out, including to Royals Ryan Hawco, Andrew Stagg, Kurt Etchegary, Tyler Hunt and Alex Hillier.  The Mariners also saw Dylan Savory, Michael Lawrence, and Trent Johanson take an early trip to the dressing room.

Scoring in the game was opened by the Mariners Johanson when he popped in a goal at 2:14 of the first, from Scott Francis and Steve Lomond.  The Royals Wiseman evened it up at 14:12, with Scott Delaney and Pilgrim picking up the assists.

Budgell then put the Royals up by one with a goal at 16:41. Stephen Gillard and Etchegary provided the helpers.

Pilgrim scored his first of the night, from Delaney and Adam Guy, at 10:08, before adding another at 14:28, from Luke Pilgrim.

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