Nolan Jago scored the final two goals for the Deloraine Royals and assisted on their first as they doubled the visiting Gladstone Lakers 4-2 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Tiger Hills Hockey League championship series.
Jason Swyripa added a goal and an assist for Deloraine, with Ryan Marsh supplying the other marker. Tanner Waldvogel and Kris Benson replied for Gladstone, which got 40 saves from Matt Fiddler.
Late Friday night, the Royals evened the series at a game apiece with a 2-0 home win. Brad Twordik and Johnny Naturkach scored for Deloraine, while Cody Matthewson earned the shutout in net.
Deloraine will try to close out the series in Gladstone on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.
» Brandon Sun