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It’s their first meeting since the first round loss to the Blazers last spring in 6 games.
Victoria is coming off a 1-0 shut out victory in Prince George Wednesday night, earning the split and avenging the 2-0 defeat from the night before. Ben Walker scored a short handed breakaway goal for the winner, while Patrik Polivka made all 28 saves.
The Royals are now 2-1 on their 4 game road trip, which started with a win in Kelowna.
Last season Victoria was an even .500 versus Kamloops with a 4-4 record, winning two in shoot outs.
The Blazers return home after falling 3-1 on the road against the Cougars last Saturday, settling for a split in their two game set after a 5-2 victory the night before.
Last season, Kamloops won 47 games, and making it to the conference final before falling in 5 to Portland.
The Blazers have several key losses from last years club as 9 players are not returning including; F Dylan Willick, F Kale Kessy, F Brendan Ranford who all Graduated. D Joel Edmundson, F Colin Smith (COL) and F JC Lipon expected to play in AHL. D Tyler Hansen went on a Church mission, D Marek Hrbas playing pro in Czech Republic and G Cole Cheveldave was traded to the Prince Albert Raiders.
Victoria is still without Steven Hodges (lower, 4 weeks).
After the road trip, the Royals kick off a 5 game homestand with a Sunday afternoon matinee against the Americans.
- Marlon Martens
Victoria Royals vs Kamloops Blazers: Head To Head Stats
|Head to Head Record 2013-14 Regular Season||Victoria 0-0-0-0||Kamloops 0-0-0-0|
|Head to Head Record 2012-13 Regular Season||Victoria 4-4-0-0||Kamloops 4-2-0-2|
|Last 5 Years record between teams||Victoria 13-16-1-2||Kamloops 19-10-1-2|
|Victoria vs. Kamloops Last 5 Years record at Victoria||Victoria 9-5-1-1||Kamloops 7-7-0-2|
|Victoria vs. Kamloops Last 5 Years record at Kamloops||Victoria 4-11-0-1||Kamloops 12-3-1-0|
|Team Record||1-3-0-0 -- 2 points||3-4-0-0 -- 6 points|
|Division Ranking||4th B.C.||3rd B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||9th Western||6th Western|
|Past 10 Games||1-3-0-0||3-4-0-0|
|Last Game||3-1 L @ Prince George (Sep 28 2013) Final||1-0 W @ Prince George (Oct 2 2013) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(2/16) 12.5||(3/32) 9.4|
|PP (Home)||(0/4) 0.0||(2/14) 14.3|
|PP (Away)||(2/12) 16.7||(1/18) 5.6|
|PK (Overall)||(4/25) 84.0||(6/30) 80.0|
|PK (Home)||(1/6) 83.3||(5/15) 66.7|
|PK (Away)||(3/19) 84.2||(1/15) 93.3|
|Most PIM||Grist - 15||Carroll - 20|
|Leading Scorers||Connolly (2-2-4)||Nelson (1-4-5)|
|Ully (3-0-3)||Carroll (3-0-3)|
|Kornelsen (2-0-2)||Fushimi (2-1-3)|
|Ness (2-0-2)||Hicketts (1-1-2)|
|Macklin (0-2-2)||Magee (1-1-2)|
|Last 5 Games||3-1 L @ Prince George (Sep 28 2013) Final||1-0 W @ Prince George (Oct 2 2013) Final|
|5-2 W @ Prince George (Sep 27 2013) Final||2-0 L @ Prince George (Oct 1 2013) Final|
|5-2 L @ Kelowna (Sep 21 2013) Final||4-3 W @ Kelowna (Sep 28 2013) Final SO|
|5-2 L vs Kelowna (Sep 20 2013) Final||6-1 L vs Spokane (Sep 25 2013) Final|
|6-2 L vs Spokane (Sep 24 2013) Final|
|Leading After 1st||1-0-0-0||0-0-0-0|
|Leading After 2nd||1-0-0-0||2-0-0-0|
|Tied After 1st||0-1-0-0||2-1-0-0|
|Tied After 2nd||0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0|
|Trailing After 1st||0-2-0-0||1-3-0-0|
|Trailing After 2nd||0-3-0-0||1-4-0-0|
|Out Shooting Opponents||0-0-0-0||0-2-0-0|
|Out Shot by Opponents||1-3-0-0||2-2-0-0|