Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Recap: CGY 5 - VIC 3

Danny Gayle scored the game winner in 5-3 victory in Victoria
Brady Brassart and Joe Kornelson had a goal and an assist each as the visiting Calgary Hitmen got past the Victoria Royals 5-3 on Wednesday night.

After the Royals scored the fastest two goals in succession just 16 seconds apart
by Tim Traber (1g 1a) and Mike Forsyth to take an early 2-0 lead, Calgary responded with four straight.  Brady Brassart and Victor Rask tied the game at 2 after 20 minutes. 

Trevor Cheek and Danny Gayle scored in the second before Hayden Rintoul closed the gap to 4-3.  Just a 1:29 later, Kornelson added some insurance as the Hitmen regained their two goal lead.  There was no scoring in the third.

Brady Robinson, the Royals goaltending consultant thoughts following the game:
Brandon Glover is congratulated.
Brandon Glover made 16 saves for his 17th victory, winning both games for the Hitmen in the season series in his hometown of Victoria.  Keith Hamilton stopped 16 pucks for his 29th loss.

Victoria held Calgary to just 21 shots against, tying a season low.  The Royals did not allow the Hitmen a single power play opportunity, while going 0 for 1 with the man advantage.

Hayden Rintoul extended his point streak to 6 games (1g 6a), while Jamie Crooks pushed his streak to 7 games (5g 2a).

Victoria is now winless in 5, and own the 8th and final playoff spot in the West.  Everett is 1 shy, and Prince George just 2 points back and will be in Victoria for a pair Friday and Saturday as the Royals close out a 5 game homestand.

Calgary Hitmen 5 at Victoria Royals 3 - Status: Final
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC

Calgary 2 3 0 - 5
Victoria 2 1 0 - 3

1st Period-
1, Victoria, Traber 3 (Zgraggen, Soudek), 1:41.
2, Victoria, Forsyth 2 (Traber), 1:57.
3, Calgary, Brassart 19 (Macek, Cheek), 7:06.
4, Calgary, Rask 24 (Brassart, Humphries), 13:40.

No Penalties

2nd Period-
5, Calgary, Cheek 20 (Sylvester), 3:37.
6, Calgary, Gayle 12 (Trzonkowski, Kornelsen), 5:17.
7, Victoria, Rintoul 13 (Nelson, Crooks), 14:26.
8, Calgary, Kornelsen 10   15:55.

Helgesen Cal (major-fighting), 20:00; Soudek Vic (major-fighting), 20:00.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.

Sutherland Cal (major-fighting), 8:48; Traber Vic (major-fighting), 8:48; Roach Cal (tripping), 15:42.

Shots on Goal-
Calgary 8-6-7-21.
Victoria 7-9-9-25.

Power Play Opportunities-
Calgary 0 / 0; Victoria 0 / 1.

Calgary, Glover 17-12-0-0 (25 shots-22 saves).
Victoria, Hamilton 16-29-1-4 (21 shots-16 saves).

Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Brett Montsion (54).
Linesmen-Ron Dietterle (121), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).