Friday, 15 February 2013

Recap: Victoria 1 - Red Deer 2 (Shoot Out)

Rebels celebrate a 2-1 shoot out victory in Red Deer Friday
Rhyse Dieno scored the lone shoot out goal to give the Red Deer Rebels a 2-1 victory over the visiting Victoria Royals (32-20-1-4, 69pts) Friday night.

Polivka stops Volek in the shoot out.
“I thought we put forth a 60 minute effort…besides that penalty at the end there, I thought we played a complete game.  I thought we deserved to win, it’s tough but at least we came away with one point.” – Mitch Deacon, Royals Forward

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.
After a scoreless 40 minutes, Tim Traber would give the Royals the lead, but while serving a double minor, Matthew Dumba tied the game to force overtime, which solved nothing.

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.

Dumba scores.
Sacilotto also felt the club put forth an effort worthy of the full 2 points.

“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

1st Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-Fransoo Vic (tripping), 3:40; Hamilton R.d (interference), 12:05; Thiel R.d (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 15:21.

2nd Period-
No Scoring.

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.

3rd Period-
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.

OT Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-Hodges Vic (boarding), 0:26.

Shootout –
Victoria 0 (Nelson NG, Magee NG, Hodges NG),
Red Deer 1 (Dieno G, Volek NG).

Shots on Goal-
Victoria 11-20-10-4-0-45.
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).