Saturday, 8 December 2012

Recap: S.C. 1 - VIC 2

Adam Lowry scored a goal against the club coached by his Dad, but it was his fathers team that came away with the win as the Victoria Royals (16-13-0-1, 313pts) defeated the visiting Swift Current Broncos (13-16-3-2, 31pts) 2-1 Saturday night.

Austin Carroll scored the Teddy Bear Toss Goal
It was their only meeting of the season, with Royals Head Coach Dave Lowry taking the bragging rights.

Patrik Polivka stopped 32 of 33 shots for his 13th win
That’s the way our team has to play to be successful, we were physical, capatalized on a couple of opportunities.” – Royals Head Coach Dave Lowry

Austin Carroll scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal 1:51 into the second period to open the scoring, and after the clean up, Brandon Magee notched his 13th of the season :46 seconds later for the eventual game winner.

Royals assistant coach Enio Sacilotto on the importance of notching the second goal right after the bears were cleaned up. “That delay sometimes could your momentum, but we got the second one and it didn’t hurt our momentum at all we just kept on going and I thought It was good hockey game all the way around for us.”

Carroll didn’t realize at first that he had scored, “I just shot the puck and it went right up and in.  I didn’t notice (it was a goal) until everybody was cheering infront of me.

Lowry scored his team leading 16th with under 4 minutes to go in the third on the power play to make for an interesting finish, but Patrik Polivka stood tall as the Broncos pressed with their netminder pulled.

Polivka earned his 13th win and was 2nd star for his 32 save performance, while Finnish Nation Team selection roster member Eetu Laurikainen allowed 2 goals on 30 shots for his 15th defeat in 32 games.

Victoria was unable to score on 4 power plays, while Swift Current went 1 for 2.

The Royals improve to 10-5-0-1 at home and move into a tie with the Thunderbirds for 6th in the Conference with 33 points, the team they’ll face next on the road on Tuesday.

The Broncos are now (1-3) on their BC Divison road swing, and wrap it up Tuesday in Prince George.

Lowry extends his point streak to 8 games (6g 6a), while Logan Nelson had his 10 game streak snapped.  Jamie Crooks picked up 2 assists in the win.


Swift Current Broncos 1 at Victoria Royals 2 - Status: Final
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC

Swift Current 0 0 1 - 1
Victoria 0 2 0 - 2

1st Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-Reum S.c (tripping), 9:14; Nedomlel S.c (checking from behind), 9:53.

2nd Period-
1, Victoria, Carroll 5 (Crooks, Cote), 1:51.
2, Victoria, Magee 13 (Walker, Crooks), 2:37.

Penalties-Traber Vic (roughing), 10:34; Nedomlel S.c (roughing), 18:42; Hodges Vic (roughing), 18:42.

3rd Period-
3, Swift Current, Lowry 16 (Heatherington, Reum), 16:10 (PP).

Penalties-Dale S.c (major-fighting), 1:51; Kanzig Vic (major-fighting), 1:51; Reum S.c (hooking), 6:43; Lowry S.c (tripping), 10:47; Kanzig Vic (holding), 14:52.

Shots on Goal-
Swift Current 8-8-17-33.
Victoria 10-10-10-30.

Power Play Opportunities-
Swift Current 1 / 2;
Victoria 0 / 4.

Swift Current, Laurikainen 13-15-2-2 (30 shots-28 saves).
Victoria, Polivka 13-7-0-1 (33 shots-32 saves).

Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Fraser Lawrence (10).
Linesmen-Tim Digby (75), Chris Sweeting (137).