|The Royals won 5 - 3 against the visiting Giants Friday|
|Vollrath earned his 3rd win of the season|
Jack Walker broke a 3-3 tie in the third, and Hodges second of the night into an empty net sealed it for Victoria, who never trailed.
The Royals last win came February 10th in Spokane, going (0-8-1-2) in the almost month span since.
|Morrison pokes in the loose puck.|
The victory ties the franchise record for wins in a season with 33, and are now 1 point away from tying the franchise high of 74, held by the ‘10-11 Bruins (33-31-4-4, 74)
The 10 game season series wraps up in Vancouver Saturday night, with Victoria holding a 7-2 record, winning the last 4 against the Giants.
|Brandon Magee fires a shot on Jared Rathjen|
“I didn’t really talk to him or say anything, we know there’s that competition between us to see who’s going to be better…” said Vollrath, “We all have to stay humble, we’ve got another two games in two nights, and recovery tonight is going to be important…”
Victoria was 0 for 4 on the power play but Brandon Magee scored short handed while Vancouver went 1 for 4.
The line of Jamie Crooks (2a), Brandon Magee (1g 1a) and Steven Hodges (2g 1a) combined for 7 points.
|Alec Baer would score his 1st WHL Goal on this 2 on 1|
Ben Walker in his 100th WHL game had a goal and an assist, while defenseman Isaac Schacher collected his first WHL point with an assist.
|Brandon Fushimi infront of Jared Rathjen|
After the game in Vancouver Saturday, Victoria will entertain Portland Sunday at 5pm to wrap up 3 in 3 and 5 in 6 nights.
Vancouver Giants 3 at Victoria Royals 5 - Status: Final
Friday, March 8, 2013 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Vancouver 1 2 0 - 3
Victoria 1 2 2 - 5
1, Victoria, Magee 30 (Hodges), 7:36 (SH).
2, Vancouver, Franson 28 (Morrison), 8:15 (PP).
Penalties-Walker Vic (hooking), 4:51; Fransoo Vic (tripping), 7:26.
3, Victoria, Walker 19 (Carroll, Nelson), 4:23.
4, Victoria, Hodges 26 (Crooks, Schacher), 12:41.
5, Vancouver, Morrison 2 (Franson), 13:30. 6
, Vancouver, Baer 1 (Franson, Kieser), 17:00.
Penalties-Orban Van (boarding, major-fighting), 5:57; Deacon Vic (major-fighting), 5:57; Cote Vic (slashing), 8:50; Cooke Van (roughing), 11:58; Walker Vic (roughing), 11:58; Cooke Van (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 14:20; Nagy Vic (tripping), 17:53; Houck Van (roughing), 19:06.
, Victoria, Walker 8 (Walker), 4:26.
8, Victoria, Hodges 27 (Crooks, Magee), 19:19 (EN).
Penalties-Orban Van (major-fighting), 5:23; Hodges Vic (major-fighting), 5:23; Geertsen Van (hooking), 8:27.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Vancouver 1 / 4; Victoria 0 / 4.
Vancouver, Rathjen 4-12-1-0 (28 shots-24 saves).
Victoria, Vollrath 3-9-0-2 (31 shots-28 saves).
Referees-Jason Cramer (57), Sean Raphael (28).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).