Offence Galore as Royals Thump Mariners 11-5


Pre-Christmas play in the west coast league wrapped up Friday at the Civic Center, with the home team skating off with an 11-5 victory.

The line of Matt Colbourne, Josh Smith and Josh Taylor paced the winners with an 8 point effort. Colbourne had 2 goals and 1 assist, Smith 2 goals and Taylor 3 set-ups. Defenceman Ryan Gilliam had a goal and 2 helpers or the winners, while Iain Pilgrim notched a pair of goals.

The Port aux Basques squad, plagued by short benches in their first 3 games, were led by defenceman Andrew Fleming with a goal and 3 assists. Dylan Savory had a goal and 2 set-ups, and Rob Parsons scored twice.