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It’s their 2nd of 4 meetings, as previously the Royals earned a 2-1 come from behind victory over the visiting Americans on October 6th. Logan Nelson and Brandon Fushimi scored 3rd period goals while Patrik Polivka was the first star with 33 saves.
Tri City begins a 5 game homestand after playing 8 of the their last 10 on the road. The Americans are looking to snap a 2 game losing skid after falling 4-1 in Portland and 4-2 in Seattle. Tri City has won their last two home contests where they are .500 (2-2).
Victoria is coming off a 5-4 victory over the Prince George Cougars Wednesday night, tying the franchise record for consecutive home wins with 5. The Royals who built a 4-0 first period lead, got the game winner from Logan Nelson extending his league high goal scoring streak to 6 games (7g, 4a).
Victoria got first period goals from Brandon Fushimi, Luke Harrison, Austin Carroll and Tyler Soy. Ben Walker was named first star, chipping in with 2 helpers. Carroll pushed his point streak to 6 games (4g 4a). The line of Brandon Magee, Carroll and Nelson have combined for 26 points over their last 6 contests.
Netminder Patrik Polivka made 24 saves for his 7 win of the season.
Americans goaltender Eric Comrie has played in 11 of 12 games for Tri City this season, starting the last 4 after Evan Sarthou surrendered defeat in his only start which was at Victoria.
It’s a battle of two stingy teams, with the Royals allowing the 4th fewest goals against on average per game, and the Americans the 5th fewest.
After Tri City Friday, Victoria plays in Spokane Saturday before returning to the Island for another 5 game home stand.
Victoria Royals vs Tri-City Americans: Head To Head Stats
|Head to Head Record 2013-14 Regular Season||Victoria 1-0-0-0||Tri-City 0-1-0-0|
|Head to Head Record 2012-13 Regular Season||Victoria 3-0-1-0||Tri-City 1-2-0-1|
|Last 5 Years record between teams||Victoria 9-7-1-0||Tri-City 8-8-0-1|
|Victoria vs. Tri-City Last 5 Years record at Victoria||Victoria 5-3-1-0||Tri-City 4-5-0-0|
|Victoria vs. Tri-City Last 5 Years record at Tri-City||Victoria 4-4-0-0||Tri-City 4-3-0-1|
|Previous Meetings This Season||Tri-City 1 @ Victoria 2 (Oct 6 2013) Final|
How the 2 teams match up
|Team Record||4-7-0-1 -- 9 points||8-5-0-0 -- 16 points|
|Division Ranking||5th U.S.||1st B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||8th Western||2nd Western|
|Past 10 Games||4-5-0-1||7-3-0-0|
|Last Game||4-1 L @ Portland (Oct 16 2013) Final||5-4 W vs Prince George (Oct 16 2013) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(10/53) 18.9||(12/64) 18.8|
|PP (Home)||(3/20) 15.0||(9/39) 23.1|
|PP (Away)||(7/33) 21.2||(3/25) 12.0|
|PK (Overall)||(8/43) 81.4||(9/60) 85.0|
|PK (Home)||(4/20) 80.0||(8/42) 81.0|
|PK (Away)||(4/23) 82.6||(1/18) 94.4|
|Leading Rookie||Comrie (0-2-2)||Soy (1-2-3)|
|Most PIM||Nickles - 19||Crunk - 29|
|Leading Scorers||Williams (8-5-13)||Nelson (8-8-16)|
|Rankin (5-8-13)||Carroll (7-4-11)|
|Tot (3-3-6)||Hicketts (4-5-9)|
|Nickles (2-4-6)||Magee (1-8-9)|
|McCue (5-0-5)||Fushimi (5-2-7)|
|Last 5 Games||4-1 L @ Portland (Oct 16 2013) Final||5-4 W vs Prince George (Oct 16 2013) Final|
|4-2 L @ Seattle (Oct 12 2013) Final||3-0 W vs Prince George (Oct 14 2013) Final|
|4-1 W vs Kamloops (Oct 11 2013) Final||4-3 W vs Lethbridge (Oct 12 2013) Final|
|3-2 W @ Kamloops (Oct 8 2013) Final||4-0 W vs Lethbridge (Oct 11 2013) Final|
|2-1 L @ Victoria (Oct 6 2013) Final||2-1 W vs Tri-City (Oct 6 2013) Final|
|Leading After 1st||2-1-0-0||3-0-0-0|
|Leading After 2nd||4-1-0-0||5-0-0-0|
|Tied After 1st||2-1-0-1||4-1-0-0|
|Tied After 2nd||0-1-0-0||1-0-0-0|
|Trailing After 1st||0-5-0-0||1-4-0-0|
|Trailing After 2nd||0-5-0-1||2-5-0-0|
|Out Shooting Opponents||3-2-0-0||2-3-0-0|
|Out Shot by Opponents||1-5-0-1||3-2-0-0|