Saturday, 15 September 2012

Preaseason #6 - VIC 4 - VAN 2

The Victoria Royals came from behind to score three unanswered in a 4-2 victory over the visiting Vancouver Giants Saturday afternoon in Victoria.

 The Royals wrap up the pre season with a 4-2 record, taking both weekend games from the Giants, 5-4 in shoot out the night before.

“We’ve gotten better each night, and today I like the way that once again we competed, we did a lot of good things.” said Head Coach Dave Lowry.

After Jamie Crooks opened the scoring, the Giants took a 2-1 lead before Logan Nelson tied it up a 2 after 20 minutes.

Brandon Magee scored on the power play in the second after a nice feed from Ben Walker.

The Royals salute the home crowd after a 4-2 win.
Magee added the insurance marker into an empty net late in the third.

Magee and Walker both put up a goal and assist.

Patrik Polivka went the distance for the Royals stopping 28 of 30 shots.  "He's a good goalie, we're really glad to have him here." said Logan Nelson. 

Tyler Fuhr allowed 3 goals on 12 Royals shots after 40 minutes.  Liam Liston played the third stopping all 4 shots he faced.

Victoria went 1 for 4 on the power play, stopping all 5 Vancouver man advantages. 

Victoria rides a four game win streak into the regular season when they face the same Giants in Vancouver Friday Sept 21st.  "I think it (the rivalry) will be even more ramped up than it was today, regular season starts and everyone's going to be more intense."  said Magee.

Vancouver Giants 2 at Victoria Royals 4 - Status: Final
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC

Vancouver 2 0 0 - 2
Victoria 2 1 1 - 4

1st Period-
1, Victoria, Crooks 1 (Carroll, Cote), 2:00.
2, Vancouver, Vetterl 1 (Sward), 10:27.
3, Vancouver, Tvrdon 2 (Houck, Makin), 12:49.
4, Victoria, Nelson 1 (Magee), 14:52.

Penalties-Magee Vic (interference), 2:35; Vickerman Van (tripping), 5:23; Makin Van (high sticking), 6:06; Crunk Vic (interference), 15:08; Deacon Vic (roughing), 20:00.

2nd Period-
5, Victoria, Magee 3 (Walker), 3:35 (PP).

Penalties-Zalitach Van (interference), 3:26; McNaughton Van (roughing), 8:31; Nelson Vic (roughing), 8:31; Crooks Vic (slashing), 9:22.

3rd Period-
6, Victoria, Walker 3   18:48 (EN).

Penalties-Kanzig Vic (kneeing), 7:00; Orban Van (delay of game), 11:13.

Shots on Goal-Vancouver 9-7-14-30. Victoria 8-4-5-17.
Power Play Opportunities-Vancouver 0 / 5; Victoria 1 / 4.
Goalies-Vancouver, Fuhr 1-1-0-0 (12 shots-9 saves); Liston 0-0-0-1 (4 shots-4 saves). Victoria, Polivka 2-0-0-0 (30 shots-28 saves).
Referees-Ryan Benbow (62), Adam Griffiths (36).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).