|Rebels celebrate a 2-1 shoot out victory in Red Deer Friday|
|Polivka stops Volek in the shoot out.|
It was a netminders duel, as both hail from the Czech Republic, and stole the show. Patrik Polivka made 37 saves through 65 minutes, while Patrik Bartosak made 44, and all 3 Victoria skaters in the shoot out.
“I thought both goaltenders were outstanding, Polivka especially in the first period really gave us a chance to win…it was a good goaltending battle – especially in a 1-1 game.”Enio Sacilotto, Royals Assistant Coach
Red Deer takes both season meetings at home, both by shoot out scores.
|Tim Traber scores his 4th.|
Logan Nelson returned after a 22 game absence and was stopped in the shoot out, as were Brandon Magee and Steven Hodges. Dominik Volek was denied by Polivka.
The Royals went 0/4 on the power play, while the penalty kill stopped 6/7.
“I definitely thought we deserved to win…we competed hard, it was a playoff type game and atmosphere…We definitely deserved a better outcome than what we got…It was good preparation for us down the stretch here with the remaining games and our playoff run.”
With the Chiefs and Americans winning, the Royals slip to 5th in the West, one back of Spokane and 2 ahead of Tri City.
Victoria is now 2-2 on their 6 game road trip, and will play in Calgary Saturday, and finish the trek in Edmonton Sunday afternoon.
- Marlon Martens
|Logan Nelson made his return from injury. He was stopped in the shoot out by Bartosak.|
Victoria Royals 1 at Red Deer Rebels 2 (SO) - Status: End of Game SO
Friday, February 15, 2013 - Enmax Centrium - Red Deer, AB
Victoria 0 0 1 0 - 1
Red Deer 0 0 1 0 - 2
Penalties-Fransoo Vic (tripping), 3:40; Hamilton R.d (interference), 12:05; Thiel R.d (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 15:21.
Penalties-Fleury R.d (hooking), 7:14; Dumba R.d (delay of game), 14:23; Carroll Vic (slashing), 16:08; Stahl Vic (boarding), 18:04.
1, Victoria, Traber 4 (Fushimi, Fransoo), 4:28.
2, Red Deer, Dumba 13 (Dieno, Volek), 17:29 (PP).
Penalties-Crunk Vic (slashing), 0:27; Traber Vic (hooking, unsportsmanlike cnd.), 13:41.
Penalties-Hodges Vic (boarding), 0:26.
Victoria 0 (Nelson NG, Magee NG, Hodges NG),
Red Deer 1 (Dieno G, Volek NG).
Shots on Goal-
Red Deer 12-9-13-4-1-39.
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 0 / 4; Red Deer 1 / 7.
Victoria, Polivka 28-12-1-2 (38 shots-37 saves).
Red Deer, Bartosak 24-12-4-0 (45 shots-44 saves).
Referees-Ian Croft (30), Matt Kirk (4).
Linesmen-Reid Anderson (53), Aidan Henderson (78).