Victoria scores early to top Seattle

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VICTORIA, B.C. — Two first-period goals led the Victoria Royals to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds in Western Hockey League action Tuesday.

Jamie Crooks and Alex Gogolev put the Royals (29-19-1-3) on the scoreboard first.

Shea Theodore scored for the Thunderbirds (19-30-4-1) in the second period, but it was not enough.

Steven Hodges and Joe Hicketts closed out the scoring for Victoria.

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