Puck drop at 6:30 pm pacific, with the pregame show on The Zone @ 91.3 FM at 6:15, or online at www.thezone.fm .
The Royals look to snap a 6 game slide against the Tigers who’ve won their last 2, and 6 of their last 8.
It’s the second and final meeting of the season, with Victoria winning on home ice 4-3 in overtime back on Oct 3rd.
Victoria is 3rd in the BC Division and 6th in the West after coming off a 5-2 loss in Calgary Friday evening, as they outshot the Hitmen 29-26, but were outscored In the third by a 3-1 margin. The Royals got goals from Tyler Stahl and Steven Hodges, and 21 saves from Calgary native Coleman Vollrath.
Hodges extends his point streak to 6 games (2g, 4a), while Alex Gogolev picked up an assist against his former club.
Medicine Hat sits 4th in the Central, and 5th in the East after they broke a 2-2 tie in the third, then and added two more, to skate away with a 5-2 win over the visiting Moose Jaw Warriors Friday night. Cam Lanigan had 29 saves for his 9th win in 12 games. Elgin Pearce had a goal and two assists, while Hunter Shinkaruk and Curtis Valk each had a goal and an assist.
Together Shinkaruk and Valk have scored 36% of the teams goals this season. Valk and Shinkaruk are 3rd and 4th respectively in league scoring.
Up next the Royals kick off a 6 game homestand next Friday night against the Everett Silvertips, in their first meeting of the season.
Tonight Victoria wraps up 3 games in 4 nights, part of a 5 game in 9 night swing and travel back home after the game. It’s the longest span of days between home games with 23, and a total of 4648 km travelled.
How the 2 teams match up
|Team Record||9-10-0-0 -- 18 points||11-9-1-0 -- 23 points|
|Division Ranking||3rd B.C.||4th Central|
|Conference Ranking||6th Western||5th Eastern|
|Past 10 Games||3-7-0-0||7-3-0-0|
|Last Game||5-2 L @ Calgary (Nov 9 2012) Final||5-2 W vs Moose Jaw (Nov 9 2012) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(18/98) 18.4||(28/119) 23.5|
|PP (Home)||(7/42) 16.7||(17/66) 25.8|
|PP (Away)||(11/56) 19.6||(11/53) 20.8|
|PK (Overall)||(18/87) 79.3||(19/81) 76.5|
|PK (Home)||(5/29) 82.8||(9/41) 78.0|
|PK (Away)||(13/58) 77.6||(10/40) 75.0|
|Leading Rookie||Hicketts (1-5-6)||Becker (4-10-14)|
|Most PIM||Carroll - 54||Lewington - 36|
|Leading Scorers||Gogolev (8-14-22)||Valk (15-17-32)|
|Nelson (3-13-16)||Shinkaruk (14-17-31)|
|Magee (9-4-13)||Pearce (7-15-22)|
|Walker (6-7-13)||Busenius (2-16-18)|
|Crooks (6-4-10)||Cox (9-6-15)|
|Last 5 Games||5-2 L @ Calgary (Nov 9 2012) Final||5-2 W vs Moose Jaw (Nov 9 2012) Final|
|4-2 L @ Lethbridge (Nov 7 2012) Final||3-1 W vs Kootenay (Nov 4 2012) Final|
|6-2 L @ Portland (Nov 3 2012) Final||5-2 L @ Lethbridge (Nov 2 2012) Final|
|6-2 L @ Portland (Nov 2 2012) Final||5-1 W vs Vancouver (Nov 1 2012) Final|
|5-2 L @ Kamloops (Oct 27 2012) Final||3-2 W @ Moose Jaw (Oct 28 2012) Final OT|
|Leading After 1st||3-2-0-0||6-3-1-0|
|Leading After 2nd||4-0-0-0||6-0-1-0|
|Tied After 1st||3-2-0-0||4-2-0-0|
|Tied After 2nd||0-1-0-0||5-2-0-0|
|Trailing After 1st||3-6-0-0||1-4-0-0|
|Trailing After 2nd||5-9-0-0||0-7-0-0|
|Out Shooting Opponents||3-1-0-0||8-3-0-0|
|Out Shot by Opponents||5-9-0-0||2-6-1-0|