By Bruce Strand
Scoring all three goals in the last nine minutes, the Rogers Royals tumbled the Anoka Tornadoes 3-0 at home Tuesday evening.
Travis Brown got Rogers on the board 8:13 into the third period, assisted by Branden Cecil, and Kyle Korva made it 2-0 with a goal at 11:06, assisted by Parker Veith. Nate Weber added an empty-netter at 16:30.
Royal goalie Blake Ternus had the shutout with 32 saves as his team was outshot 32-22.
On power players, Rogers was 0-for-7 and Anoka was 0-for-5.
Rogers (1-0-1) will host Mahtomedi on Tuesday.