|Austin Carroll scored the Teddy Bear Toss Goal|
|Patrik Polivka stopped 32 of 33 shots for his 13th win|
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.”
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
Penalties-Reum S.c (tripping), 9:14; Nedomlel S.c (checking from behind), 9:53.
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.
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.
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).