|Brett Cote scored twice including the winner as the Royals doubled the Blazers 4-2|
|Polivka made 47 saves|
“We played with a lot discipline, a lot of composure and we knew we had to play simple and our goaltending once again, was great.” – Dave Lowry, Royals Head Coach
The Royals stay alive, and force a game 6 back at Bear Mountain Monday, trailing 3-2 in the best of seven Western Quarterfinals playoffs.
According to Lowry, “Our guys did a real good job staying in the moment, and they’ve earned that opportunity to play another game.”
|Logan Nelson adds the insurance marker|
|Cote & Kessy mix it up|
Jamie Crooks and Logan Nelson had a goal and an assist each.
Cote also stymied Brendan Ranford on a sure goal, getting his stick on the shot.
“I have no idea how that hit my stick, but I’m so glad it did.” Cote said with a grin, “We’re confident, but we know they’re a very good team and it’s not going to be easy.”
|Polivka stops Kessey|
Polivka was brilliant, especially in the second period making 20 saves.
“It’s awesome, it’s unreal…” Polivka said about the victory, “Every win against a team like that especially in the playoffs, it’s good.”
Kamloops outshot Victoria 49-25 overall, and 202 to 125 in the five games combined.
“We played a simple game, it wasn’t pretty for us but at the end of the day it was effective. That’s the way we’re going to have to continue to play.” Lowry said.
There were no penalties called in the first period, with the Royals going 0 for 1on the power play and stopping 3 of 4 Blazer man advantage.
|Ben Walker got stopped in alone by Cheveldave|
|Tim Traber stopped by Cheveldave|
Monday will also mark a special playoff edition of Money Mart Mad Monday! Fans can purchase a limited number of standing room tickets for just $6.00 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Select Your Tickets box office. Tickets are available in-person only and limited to four per customer.
Here Comes the Blue! Tickets for Game 6 at Bear Mountain Arena are still available, but going fast. Fans are encouraged to order tickets in advance by calling 250-220-7777, going online to www.selectyourtickets.com or visiting the Select Your Tickets box office.
|The Royals celebrate their 4th goal|
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - Interior Savings Centre - Kamloops, BC
Victoria 1 1 2 - 4
Kamloops 0 2 0 - 2
1, Victoria, Crooks 3 (Fransoo, Fushimi), 8:03.
2, Kamloops, Souto 1 (Needham), 1:28.
3, Kamloops, Smith 1 (Lipon, Ranford), 11:54 (PP).
4, Victoria, Cote 1 (Hodges), 19:21.
Penalties-Crooks Vic (delay of game), 6:02; Fransoo Vic (high sticking), 10:31; Fisher Vic (roughing), 17:35; Rehill Kam (roughing, roughing), 17:35; Nelson Vic (checking from behind), 19:06.
5, Victoria, Cote 2 (Nelson, Crooks), 11:25.
6, Victoria, Nelson 2 19:26.
Penalties-Kanzig Vic (slashing), 0:57; Walker Vic (embellishment), 6:17; Souto Kam (tripping), 6:17.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 0 / 1;
Kamloops 1 / 4.
Victoria, Polivka 2-2-1-0 (49 shots-47 saves).
Kamloops, Cheveldave 3-2-0-0 (25 shots-21 saves).
Referees-Adam Byblow (23), Brett Iverson (24).
Linesmen-Ryan Gibbons (73), Justin Hull (49).