|Royals Tyler Stahl blocks a Silvertip shot in a 3-0 loss in Everett.|
Keith Hamilton stopped 24 of 27 in the defeat, while Simpson earned his 2nd shut out of the season. The Royals were edged in shots 27-26. Victoria’s power play went 0 for 4, while the Silvertips went 1 for 5.
Everett sweeps the four game season series, and conclude their 7 game homestand with 5 wins. Victoria is now (1-2) on their 4 game in 5 night road trip. Royals forward Robin Soudek played in his 250th career game.
Everett bounces back into 7th spot with 51 points, 1 up on Victoria. With a Seattle loss to Portland, Victoria now needs a combination of 7 points derived from Royals wins and / or Thunderbird losses to eliminate Seattle from playoff contention.
With 3 games remaining, Victoria has a 4 point lead on Seattle and Prince George. The Thunderbirds have 5 games left to play. Prince George has 4 games remaining.
The Royals wrap up 3 in 3 nights with a 5pm game in Vancouver Sunday night. The Giants are coming off a 3-2 victory in Kamloops Saturday, while falling 6-3 in Vancouver the night before. The Royals have a 3-6 record against the Giants, falling 6-0 last Sunday at home after winning 5-2 the night before.
Victoria Royals 0 at Everett Silvertips 3 - Status: Final
Saturday, March 10, 2012 - Comcast Arena - Everett, WA
Victoria 0 0 0 - 0
Everett 1 0 2 - 3
1, Everett, Fowlie 11 (Murray, Yadlowski), 3:19.
Penalties-Grayson Evt (cross checking), 5:51.
Penalties-Yadlowski Evt (cross checking), 8:54; Soudek Vic (holding), 9:40; Nelson Vic (high sticking, high sticking), 13:01; Petryk Evt (roughing), 19:55.
2, Everett, Winquist 18 (Yadlowski), 1:23 (SH).
3, Everett, Fowlie 12 (Harrison, Yadlowski), 5:05 (PP).
Penalties-Rintoul Vic (high sticking), 4:06; Bittner Evt (hooking), 5:52; Kanzig Vic (tripping), 10:14.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 0 / 4;
Everett 1 / 5.
Victoria, Hamilton 18-31-1-4 (27 shots-24 saves).
Everett, Simpson 19-29-1-5 (26 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Trent Knorr (42), Brett Montsion (54).
Linesmen-Ryan Gibbons (73), Chris Sweeting (137).