|Danny Gayle scored the game winner in 5-3 victory in Victoria|
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.|
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
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.
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.
Sutherland Cal (major-fighting), 8:48; Traber Vic (major-fighting), 8:48; Roach Cal (tripping), 15:42.
Shots on Goal-
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).