Jeff Parsons (Forward on the Official Dealympic Team) scored a hat trick as the Regals triumphed over the Capitals 7-5 on Sunday. Parsons opened the scoring, but Regals were down 3-1 at the end of the period.
Powell River Regals split the wins with the North Island Capitals in two games in Port Hardy last weekend.
Jeff Parsons scored a hat trick as the Regals triumphed over the Capitals 7-5 on Sunday. Parsons opened the scoring, but Regals were down 3-1 at the end of the period.
After five second-period goals with only one answering attempt by the Capitals, the Regals took a two-goal lead. Markers came from Joe Calderone, Clayton Whiteway, and Andy Welsh, and Parsons found the pipes twice more.
The third frame held one goal for each team, with Regals’ Chris Tarr ensuring the win.
Jeff Parsons played very well, said Regals’ goalie Chad Vizzutti. “So did Jeff Yarocki, who had three assists.”
Saturday’s game remained scoreless until the second period, when Rick McLaren notched one for the Regals. Capitals later tied it, and in the third scored two more, gaining a two-goal margin. Regals’ Welsh managed one with two and a half minutes remaining, ending in a 3-2 loss for the Regals.
“We only brought two defenceman on the trip because of illness and work commitments,” said Vizzutti. “Rick McLaren had to drop back and play defence. We had three lines for forwards. The defence played very well for only having three players. Obviously they were very tired.”
The Port Hardy games marked the first two this year for Regals’ Jamie Barszczewski. “He played well.”
The Regals next games are in Trail on February 14 and 15.
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