Sunday, 25 March 2012

Recap: VIC 4 - KAM 7 (Game 2)

The Kamloops Blazers scored 4 straight in the second period for a 7-4 win over the visiting Victoria Royals to take a 2-0 series lead in game number 2.

Steven Hodges with 2 assists, tries a shot on Cole Cheveldave.
I thought our compete level was much better tonight than it was last night despite the score.”  According to assistant coach Enio Sacilotto, “…they got a series of goals…they came in bundles…they got the momentum and we couldn’t counter that.”

The series now shifts back to Victoria for games 3 and 4 Tuesday and Wednesday night.
Hayden Rintoul unleashes a shot from the point.
Cole Cheveldave earned his second career playoff win with 24 saves while Keith Hamilton made 25 saves on 29 shots until being relieved by Jared Rathjen midway through the second.  Rathjen stopped 21 of 24 as the Royals were out shot by the Blazers 53-28.

Kamloops power play went 2 for 7, while Victoria went 0 for 5 man advantages.

Jordan Depape opened the scoring on a penalty shot late in the first after a close opening frame. 
Depape scores on a Penalty Shot on Keith Hamilton in the first period.
Tim Traber has words with Brady Gaudet.
Just 38 seconds into the second period, Tim Bozon scored his 3rd of the playoffs on his 18th birthday.  Jamie Crooks cut the lead in half, but the Blazers would strike four more times before the period was out.  Brady Gaudet on the power play, followed up by Chase Schaber 48 seconds later gave Kamloops a 4-1 lead.  Dylan Willick would strike at 11:27 to cap off 3 goals in 3:12.  Cole Ully on an individual effort added one more to take a 6-1 lead to the final frame.

In the third Victoria would out score Kamloops by a 3-1 margin.  Austin Carroll and Robin Soudek with his second of the post season cut the lead in half to 6-3 before Depape was credited for his second of the game on the power play.  Rookie Taylor Crunk scored his first WHL goal converting a centering feed from Ben Walker for a 7-4 final.  The Royals beat Cheveldave 3 times on 6 shots in the final frame.

Our goal was going into the third, was let’s win this period and try to establish some momentum and bring it back to Victoria, were I know we’re going to have a full house and we’re going to be ready to go.”  Said Sacilotto.

Chase Schaber was named number one star with a goal and assist, Dylan Willick also had a goal and assist for 2nd star honours and D Marek Hrbas was named 3rd star.  Depape had 2 goals, and JC Lipon added a pair of helpers.

Jamie Crooks and Taylor Crunk had a goal and assist each, while Steven Hodges had 2 assists. 

Enio Sacilotto, Royals assistant coach, post game thoughts:
Victoria Royals 4 at Kamloops Blazers 7 - Status: Final
Saturday, March 24, 2012 - Interior Savings Centre - Kamloops, BC

Victoria 0 1 3 - 4
Kamloops 1 5 1 - 7

1st Period-
1, Kamloops, DePape 1   19:24 (TXT_PS).

Penalties-Madaisky Kam (checking to the head), 1:27; Stahl Vic (hooking), 12:14; Smith Kam (inter. on goaltender), 13:58; Rintoul Vic (roughing), 17:28; Willick Kam (roughing), 17:28.

2nd Period-
2, Kamloops, Bozon 3 (Lipon), 0:38.
3, Victoria, Crooks 1 (Hodges, Rintoul), 2:54.
4, Kamloops, Gaudet 1 (Smith, Lipon), 8:15 (PP).
5, Kamloops, Schaber 2 (Needham, Willick), 9:03.
6, Kamloops, Willick 2 (Bell, Schaber), 11:27.
7, Kamloops, Ully 1 (Sterzer), 14:57.

Penalties-Conroy Vic (inter. on goaltender), 7:48; Stahl Vic (roughing), 9:16; Smith Kam (slashing), 11:57; Harrison Vic (kneeing), 15:26; Kanzig Vic (10-minute misconduct), 15:26; Hanes Kam (10-minute misconduct), 15:26; Smith Kam (slashing), 16:28.

3rd Period-
8, Victoria, Carroll 1 (Fransoo, Crunk), 3:07.
9, Victoria, Soudek 2 (Crooks, Hodges), 14:15.
10, Kamloops, DePape 2 (Madaisky, Herrod), 16:37 (PP).
11, Victoria, Crunk 1 (Walker), 18:14.

Penalties-Crunk Vic (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 5:20; Lipon Kam (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 5:20; Carroll Vic (roughing), 5:36; Harrison Vic (roughing), 5:36; Ully Kam (roughing), 5:36; Crunk Vic (high sticking), 7:38; Smith Kam (inter. on goaltender), 8:57; Fransoo Vic (10-minute misconduct), 15:54; Jones Vic (elbowing, interference), 15:54; Needham Kam (slashing), 15:54; Schaber Kam (10-minute misconduct), 15:54.

Shots on Goal-
Victoria 9-13-6-28.
Kamloops 19-20-14-53.

Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 0 / 5;
Kamloops 2 / 7.

Hamilton 0-1-0-0 (29 shots-25 saves);
Rathjen 0-1-0-0 (24 shots-21 saves).
Kamloops, Cheveldave 2-0-0-0 (28 shots-24 saves).


Referees-Colby Smith (57), Jon Stephenson (38).
Linesmen-Ryan Dawson (134), Michael Boisvert (111).