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Royals Open Division Finals Saturday, Game 2 In Richmond Sunday At 7:30PM

The Richmond Royals are headed to the Junior B hockey division finals to face the Carleton Place Canadians after sweeping the Arnprior Packers.

After a slump that lasted for about two months, the Richmond Royals have found their early season form that saw them sitting in first place in the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Richardson Division for the first half of the season.

On Sunday night March 10 in Richmond, the Royals got a hat trick from Dylan Rorwick for a 5-2 win. Rorwick, who also added an assist, heads into the next round leading the EOJHL with 11 goals. The next closest players have five.

Tyler Branchaud had a goal and two assists and Sam McElheran also scored. Tyler Hames and Christian White each had two assists. Gage Bujold and Parker Stretch also added assists.

Sam Nolan was in goal for the Royals, stopping 33 of 35 shots.

The series opens up Saturday, March 16 in Carleton Place, with Game 2 set for Richmond on St. Patrick’s Day at 7:30. Game 3 is back in Carleton Place Tuesday with Game 4 in Richmond Wednesday with an 8:20 p.m. puck drop.