|Steven Hodges scores his first of two.|
Hodges, Jack Walker and Tyler Stahl all scored in the 8 round shoot out giving the Royals back to back wins over the Blazers and even the season series at 3 games a piece. They’ll meet again Saturday in Kamloops.
|Stahl scores the eventual shoot out winner|
Victoria came from behind again, this time trailing 2-1 in the third to win their 9th game this year when trailing after 40 minutes. They now have points in 7 straight at home and are riding a 3 game win streak.
|Kale Kessey is denied by Patrik Polivka.|
The Royals went 1 for 4 on the power play, with Hodges scoring on a 5 on 3 in the 3rd to tie the game. The Blazers were 0 for 3.
|Ryan Gagnon with a hit on Dylan Willick|
The Royals were without 6 players due to injury. Logan Nelson (Lower, 3-4 weeks), Ben Walker (Upper, 3-7 days), Luke Harrison (Upper, indefinite), Tim Traber (Lower, 5-7 days), Jamie Crooks and Mitch Deacon sat out.
Victoria is 6th in the Conference and remains 6 points back of Tri City who won in Vancouver Wednesday.
Victoria now hits the road for a pair, Friday night in Vancouver and Saturday in Kamloops to complete a 4 game in 5 night stretch.
Kamloops Blazers 2 at Victoria Royals 3 (SO) - Status: Final SO
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Kamloops 0 2 0 0 - 2
Victoria 1 0 1 0 - 3
1, Victoria, Hodges 15 (Gogolev, Magee), 12:40.
Penalties-Gagnon Vic (elbowing), 4:37; Kornelsen Kam (hooking), 7:52; Edmundson Kam (holding), 9:14; Gogolev Vic (elbowing), 18:38.
2, Kamloops, Willick 9 (Ranford, Bozon), 0:52.
3, Kamloops, Ully 14 (Needham, Cross), 14:12.
Penalties-Grist Kam (interference), 17:06.
4, Victoria, Hodges 16 (Magee, Gogolev), 1:24 (PP).
Penalties-Kessy Kam (hooking), 0:45; Kornelsen Kam (tripping), 0:54; Lipon Kam (roughing), 3:26; Smith Kam (roughing), 3:26; Cote Vic (roughing), 3:26; Stahl Vic (roughing), 3:26; Carroll Vic (slashing), 10:23.
Kamloops 2 (Ully NG, Ranford NG, Smith G, Bozon G, Lipon NG, Willick NG, Needham NG, Grist NG),
Victoria 3 (Hodges G, Magee NG, Gogolev NG, Walker G, Lofthouse NG, Carroll NG, Cote NG, Stahl G).
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Kamloops 0 / 3;
Victoria 1 / 5.
Kamloops, Kozun 9-3-1-2 (28 shots-26 saves).
Victoria, Polivka 19-10-1-2 (33 shots-31 saves).
Referees-Ryan Benbow (62), Adam Griffiths (36).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).