Saturday, 22 September 2012

Preview: VAN at VIC

The Victoria Royals (1-0) look for back to back wins against the visiting Vancouver Giants (0-1) tonight in Victoria.

It’s the home opener for the Royals after beating the Giants 6-4 last night in Vancouver.

Steven Hodges (2g 1a) and Alex Gogolev (3a) had three point nights while netminder Patrik Polivka stopped 26 shots for his first WHL regualar season victory.

Last season, the Royals split the season opening weekend, with the home team winning their respective games.  Victoria had 3 wins and an overtime loss through ten encounters with Vancouver last year.

Tonight the Royals kick off a four game homestand while looking for consecutive wins against their biggest rival, the Vancouver Giants.  Pregame show at 6:45, puck drop at 7 on The Zone @ 91.3 FM or online at

Leading Scorers:

Franson (2-0-2)
Burns (1-1-2)
Houck (0-2-2)
Kulak (1-0-1)
Makin (0-1-1)

Hodges (2-1-3)
Gogolev (0-3-3)
Hicketts (1-1-2)
Cote (0-2-2)
Fisher (1-0-1)