|Steven Hodges scores short handed in 5-2 win over Americans|
Magee broke a 3rd period 2-2 tie and added the empty netter to help the Royals earn the weekend split, after the Americans won 3-2 in overtime the night before.
|Brandon Magee banks it in off Eric Comrie|
Brett Cote opened the scoring for Victoria in the 2nd, before Connor Rankin tied it up on the first half of a 5 on 3 power play. Steven Hodges retook the lead with a short handed marker 1:20 later. Brian Williams evened the game at 2 before the period was out.
|Tyler Stahl hits Drydn Dow|
The Americans would pull Comrie for the extra attacker with 3:50 left in the third and Magee (2g 1a) would add his 16th of the year for the victory, receiving 1st star honours with a 3 point performance. Alex Gogolev also chipped in with 3 helpers.
Victoria went 0 for 4 on the power play, while Tri City went 1 for 5.
Patrik Polivka earned his 16th win of the season with a 30 save performance, while Eric Comrie suffered his 14th defeat making 28 stops.
|Tim Traber celebrates his 2nd of the season|
The Royals kick off a 3 game road trip Wednesday in Kelowna, and make stops in Everett and Seattle before returning home for a pair against Kamloops.
Tri-City Americans 2 at Victoria Royals 5 - Status: Final
Saturday, January 5, 2013 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Tri-City 0 2 0 - 2
Victoria 0 2 3 - 5
Penalties-Crunk Vic (interference), 9:19; Gutierrez T.c (boarding), 12:36; Feser T.c (cross checking), 13:53; McCue T.c (hooking), 16:40.
1, Victoria, Cote 6 (Magee, Gogolev), 5:12.
2, Tri-City, Rankin 16 (Feser, Topping), 7:27 (PP).
3, Victoria, Hodges 11 8:47 (SH).
4, Tri-City, Williams 12 (Plutnar, Mychan), 13:40.
Penalties-Traber Vic (elbowing), 5:52; Stahl Vic (cross checking), 7:07; Feser T.c (slashing), 13:47.
5, Victoria, Magee 15 (Zgraggen, Gogolev), 1:19.
6, Victoria, Traber 2 (Gogolev, Stahl), 14:53.
7, Victoria, Magee 16 16:38 (EN).
Penalties-Crunk Vic (inter. on goaltender), 1:33; Dixon Vic (delay of game), 4:30.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Tri-City 1 / 5;
Victoria 0 / 4.
Tri-City, Comrie 19-14-1-2 (32 shots-28 saves).
Victoria, Polivka 16-8-1-2 (32 shots-30 saves).
Referees-Chris Crich (20), Brett Montsion (54).
Linesmen-Tim Digby (75), Bevan Mills (98).