|Austin Carroll scores|
The series shifts back to the Island Tuesday and Thursday at Bear Mountain arena for games 3 and 4.
Trailing 2-0 after 20 minutes, the Royals cut the lead in half in the middle frame before the Blazers scored 3 goals in 4 minutes to give them a 5-1 lead going into the third.
|Polivka makes a save on Kessey|
Mounting a comeback, the Royals scored 3 times in the final frame to cut the lead to 5-4, but fell short.
“It’s huge, gives us a ton of momentum going into the next game, hopefully we get a good start, keep pushing all game and play a full 60 minutes.” – F Taylor Crunk
|Polivka stones Ranford in alone|
Joel Edmundson was the games first star with 2 goals and an assist, JC Lipon had 4 assists to add to his 2 goals from game one for 6 points in the series. Tim Bozon scored twice, Colin Smith had 2 helpers and Brendan Ranford a goal and assist.
|#8 Tyler Soy|
“We almost had them in the third period…the game got away from us in the 2nd period with some penalty troubles and some unlucky bounces there way. We really battled back in the end and almost got it.” – Tyler Soy Royals Forward
Brandon Magee rounded out the scoring for Victoria.
The Royals power play was 2 for 5, while stopping 4 of 5 Blazer opportunities.
|Gagnon helped off the ice|
“I saw him in the dressing room right afterwards, and he was walking, and talking and quite upset that he had put himself in that position and was out of the game, but hopefully he’ll be back soon.” – Cam Hope Royals GM
|Fransoo and Kessey mix it up|
Victoria scratched Tyler Stahl (Lower, day to day), Trent Lofthouse (Upper, day to day) Alex Gogolev (Lower, indefinite), Koton Dixon, Brandon Fushimi and Luke Harrison (Upper, indifinite).
Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarter-Finals is on Tuesday, March 26. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena.
Victoria Royals 4 at Kamloops Blazers 6 - Status: End of Game
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - Interior Savings Centre - Kamloops, BC
Victoria 0 1 3 - 4
Kamloops 2 3 1 - 6
1, Kamloops, Edmundson 1 (Ully, Lipon), 13:17.
2, Kamloops, Edmundson 2 (Lipon, Smith), 18:46 (PP).
Penalties-Traber Vic (roughing), 3:55; Bozon Kam (roughing), 3:55; Kanzig Vic (roughing), 17:43.
3, Victoria, Crooks 1 11:49 (PP).
4, Kamloops, Bozon 1 (Edmundson, Kessy), 12:43.
5, Kamloops, Ranford 1 (Lipon), 13:40 (SH).
6, Kamloops, Bozon 2 (Smith), 16:43.
Penalties-Polivka Vic (goalie, ineligible p), 1:58; Kessy Kam (kneeing), 6:35; Hrbas Kam (tripping), 10:22; Grist Kam (roughing), 13:27; Nelson Vic (kneeing), 18:05.
7, Victoria, Soy 1 (Carroll, Deacon), 7:44.
8, Victoria, Carroll 1 (Fransoo), 16:10 (PP).
9, Victoria, Magee 1 (Crooks, Cote), 18:16.
10, Kamloops, Willick 1 (Ranford, Lipon), 18:52 (EN).
Penalties-Hansen Kam (interference), 4:07; Magee Vic (charging), 8:55; Kanzig Vic (10-minute misconduct), 14:50; Souto Kam (inter. on goaltender), 14:50; Crooks Vic (slashing), 19:47.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 2 / 5;
Kamloops 1 / 5.
Victoria, Polivka 0-1-0-0 (28 shots-23 saves).
Kamloops, Cheveldave 1-0-0-0 (24 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Devin Klein (9).
Linesmen-Tim Digby (75), Chris Sweeting (137).