Home woes continue for Royals

The Royals dropped a 5-2 loss to the Thompson Zone team Sunday as the teams met for the first time this season

  • Oct. 26, 2016 12:00 p.m.
Coming through: Royals’ captain Cody Carre splits a pair of Kamloops defencemen as he drives to the net in a game at the Shaw Centre on Sunday

Coming through: Royals’ captain Cody Carre splits a pair of Kamloops defencemen as he drives to the net in a game at the Shaw Centre on Sunday

The Royals dropped a 5-2 loss to the Thompson Zone team Sunday as the teams met for the first time this season.

The Royals have yet to win a game on home ice this season in regular play.

Leading scorer, Dallas Stewart scored two power-play markers and was awarded the Ian Gray’s Salmon Arm GM Player of the Game.

There wasn’t much else generated in the form of quality offence.

Shots from the outside of the ice did a great job of making the Thompson goaltender look good, as she was rarely challenged.

The Thompson sides  seemed to show more desire to win the puck battles and foot races, out working the Royals for much of the game.

The high note for the Royals was the strength of their special teams play as they went two for two on the powerplay, and two for three on the penalty kill.

The Royals will now begin a long string of road games starting in Summerland on the Oct. 30, and will return to home ice in January.