|Jack Walker had 3 points in the Royals 8-1 win over the Cougars|
|Blomqvist helped off the ice|
The Royals take a 4-1 season series lead, and will meet the Cougars (14-19-2-3, 33pts) Saturday night in the back half of the two game set.
Victoria takes sole possesion of 3rd place in the West, while riding a 3 game win streak and picking up points in 5 straight (4-0-0-1).
The Royals tied the franchise record for largest margin of victory set by the Bruins in ‘09-10 in a 9-2 win over the Hurricanes. It was the clubs largest offensive outburst since relocating to the Island.
Victoria scored 3 goals in a span of 6:07 in the first to take control of the game, lead 7-0 after 40 and went up 8-0 early in the third.
The line of Blomqvist (3g), Hodges (1g 4a) and Brandon Magee (1g 3a) combined for 12 points while sweeping the three stars.
|Kohlhauser fights Gonek|
Victoria also saw the return of Logan Nelson from injury and Captain Jordan Fransoo after missing 14 games. The club was without the services of U-17 participants Tyler Soy and Chaz Reddekopp.
The Royals scored all eight goals while at even strength, as their power play went 0/3. The Cougars went 1 for 3 with the man advantage.
Coleman Vollrath made 36 saves for his 8th victory while Ty Edmonds allowed 8 goals on 36 shots.
Victoria improves to (12-8-0-1) at home while Prince George dips to (8-12) on the road and remain 4 points out of a playoff spot.
Prince George Cougars 1 at Victoria Royals 8 - Status: Final
Friday, December 27, 2013 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Prince George 0 0 1 - 1
Victoria 3 4 1 - 8
1, Victoria, Blomqvist 12 (Magee, Hodges), 2:14.
2, Victoria, Blomqvist 13 (Hodges, Magee), 5:34.
3, Victoria, Magee 13 (Hodges, Walker), 8:21.
Penalties-Wilson P.g (checking from behind), 10:12; Fushimi Vic (hooking), 12:32.
4, Victoria, Blomqvist 14 (Magee, Walker), 5:46.
5, Victoria, Palmer 3 (Fisher), 7:21.
6, Victoria, Walker 1 (Palmer, Hodges), 13:02.
7, Victoria, Carroll 19 (Walker, Fushimi), 17:54.
Penalties-McNulty P.g (interference), 9:38; Gonek P.g (major-fighting), 13:47; Kohlhauser Vic (major-fighting), 13:47; McDonald P.g (boarding), 19:30.
8, Victoria, Hodges 6 (Palmer, Walker), 3:48.
9, Prince George, Tkatch 10 (Pochiro, Bourke), 7:20 (PP).
Penalties-Fransoo Vic (holding), 6:10; Walker Vic (hooking), 12:26.
Shots on Goal-
Prince George 7-12-18-37.
Power Play Opportunities-
Prince George 1 / 3; Victoria 0 / 3.
Prince George, Edmonds 11-11-1-2 (36 shots-28 saves).
Victoria, Vollrath 8-4-0-1 (37 shots-36 saves).
Referees-Mike Campbell (89), Reagan Vetter (39).
Linesmen-Tim Digby (75), Jacob Hill (122).