|Jordan Fransoo would assist on Alex Gogolev's power play goal in a 6-2 Royals Win.|
Steven Hodges scored twice and Alex Gogolev had 3 points as the Victoria Royals (24-17-1-2, 51pts) defeated the Vancouver Giants (12-34-0-0, 24pts) 6-2 on the road Friday night.
|Steven Hodges had a 2 goal night.|
Enio Sacilotto - thoughts on game:
Victoria’s power play remains red hot, going 2 for 4, and 44% over their last 5 games (11/25).
Enio Sacilotto - on power play
Patrik Polivka was the games first star with 30 saves earning his 20th win and tying Keith Hamilton for the Royals record for wins as a netminder. Payton Lee had 20 stops in the defeat.
Enio Sacilotto - on Polivka
|Magee, Gogolev and Hodges combined for 6 points.|
Brendan Rouse got the Giants on board first with a short handed goal, scoring after Polivka made a breakaway save on Jackson Houck. Trent Lofthouse would earn his 3rd as a Royal with 12.8 seconds left in the first to even the score at 1.
Enio Sacilotto - on Hodges Gogolev Magee
|Tyler Soy scored his 1st WHL goal.|
It was Soy’s first WHL goal and point in his 3 WHL game, as a 15 year old.
Enio Sacilotto - on Tyler Soy
Steven Hodges has scored twice in each of his last 3 games, now 7 goals in his last 4 games and 8pts (7g 1a). Alex Gogolev had a goal and 2 assists, extending his point streak to 5 games (2g 9a) and 11 points.
Brett Cote chipped in with 2 helpers and with an assist, Brandon Magee extends his point streak to 5 games (1g 5a) with 6 points.
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.
Victoria is 6th in the Conference and move 4 points back of 5th place Tri City - who lost at home to Kamloops, the Royals next opponent Saturday night in the interior.
|Hodges gets the High 5's from his teammates after a goal.|
Victoria Royals 6 at Vancouver Giants 2 - Status: Final
Friday, January 18, 2013 - Pacific Coliseum - Vancouver, BC
Victoria 1 3 2 - 6
Vancouver 1 0 1 - 2
1, Vancouver, Rouse 7 12:11 (SH).
2, Victoria, Lofthouse 12 (Gogolev, Cote), 19:47.
Penalties-Stahl Vic (hooking), 1:39; Kanzig Vic (delay of game), 2:45; Popoff Van (cross checking), 10:19; Dixon Vic (boarding, roughing), 13:06; Popoff Van (roughing), 13:06; Carroll Vic (tripping), 17:20.
3, Victoria, Carroll 11 (Fushimi, Crunk), 9:30.
4, Victoria, Gogolev 15 (Fransoo, Cote), 17:35 (PP).
5, Victoria, Hodges 17 (Magee, Gogolev), 18:25 (PP).
Penalties-Franson Van (high sticking, high sticking), 17:05; Orban Van (holding), 18:09.
6, Vancouver, Franson 16 (Houck, Zalitach), 7:17 (PP).
7, Victoria, Hodges 18 16:26. 8, Victoria, Soy 1 (Walker, Kanzig), 19:24.
Penalties-Hodges Vic (holding), 5:31; Carroll Vic (roughing), 9:53; Kulak Van (roughing), 9:53; Fransoo Vic (hooking), 16:56.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 2 / 4;
Vancouver 1 / 6.
Victoria, Polivka 20-10-1-2 (32 shots-30 saves).
Vancouver, Lee 7-14-0-0 (26 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Steve Papp (17), Nick Swaine (35).
Linesmen-Chris Carlson (92), Spencer Lockert (84).