The Victoria Royals (4-1) are in Spokane to take on the Chiefs (2-1) Friday night, for their first of four meetings this season.
Victoria (0-3-0-1) earned a point in a shoot out loss in four games last year versus Spokane.
Last year Spokane bowed out in the second round of the playoffs in 7 games to Tri City.
The Royals are coming off a 4-3 overtime victory courtesy of Brett Cote’s second goal of the season, overcoming a 3-0 deficit to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Wednesday night. Victoria out shot Medicine Hat 13-1 in the 3rd, before Alex Gogolev tied it late with the extra attacker. The Royals also got goals from Jamie Crooks, and Brandon Magee.
The Chiefs dropped a 3-2 decision against the Giants in Vancouver last Sunday. They opened the season winning the home and home series with Tri City by 5-3 and 5-2 scores.
Victoria is on the road for four games now, kicking off the trip with 3 games in 3 nights.
Tonight the Royals look for the franchise’s first win versus the Chiefs in Spokane.
Pregame show on www.thezone.fm at 6:45 or on the dial at 91.3 FM.
Gogolev (3-5-8) Holmberg (5-2-7)
Nelson (1-4-5) Aviani (3-1-4)
Magee (3-1-4) Gow (0-3-3)
Cote (2-2-4) Walchuk (0-3-3)
4-3 W vs Medicine Hat (Oct 3 2012) Final OT 3-2 L @ Vancouver (Sep 30 2012) Final
Home Record 3-1-0-0 1-0-0-0
Away Record 1-0-0-0 1-1-0-0
GF 17 12
GA 15 8
PP (Overall) (5/20) 25.0 (4/14) 28.6
PK (Overall) (3/18) 83.3 (1/12) 91.7
Leading Rookie Hicketts (1-1-2) Walchuk (0-3-3)
Most PIM Carroll - 11 Valcourt - 9
Team PIM/GM 13.4/Game 13.3/Game