Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Recap: EVT 0 - VIC 1 SOW

Jack Walker scored the lone goal in the shoot out and Patrik Polivka earned his 5th shutout as the Victoria Royals (27-13-0-2, 56pts) blanked the visiting Everett Silvertips 1-0 on New Years Day.
Khaira hits the post in the shootout
The Royals sweep the ‘Tips in the home and home after a 3-2 victory on the road New Years Eve. 

Polivka signs autograph
Victoria pulls 5 points ahead of Everett and 2 ahead of Portland but remain 3rd in the West as the Winterhawks are the top seed in the US Division.

The Royals extend their win streak to 6 games, and have points in 8 straight (7-0-0-1).

Polivka made 24 saves through overtime and stopped all 3 shooters to earn his league leading 5th shutout, and 18th win of the year.

Austin Lotz kicked out all 29 Victoria shots and stopped Ben Walker and Steven Hodges in the shoot out but not Jack Walker who shot second.
Ben Walker drives the net

Neither team struck with the man advantage, as the Royals went 0 for 5, and the Silvertips 0 for 2.

Victoria forward Axel Blomqvist left the game after losing a tooth when he took a puck to the mouth.  The Royals were already without, Brandon Magee (lower day to day), Joe Hicketts (upper 6-7 weeks), forward Logan Nelson (upper 1-2 weeks), and forward Braden Oleksyn (upper 4-5 weeks).

At the U-17’s are Royals Tyler Soy and Chaz Reddekopp.

Victoria heads out on a two game US road swing with stops in Spokane Friday and Portland Saturday.

- Marlon Martens

The Royals celebrate their 6th straight win.
Everett Silvertips 0 at Victoria Royals 1 (SO) - Status: Final SO
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC

Everett 0 0 0 0 - 0
Victoria 0 0 0 0 - 1

1st Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-No Penalties

2nd Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-Low Evt (major-fighting), 0:27; Fisher Vic (major-fighting), 0:27; served by DeRoose Evt (bench - coach), 7:36; Cote Vic (slashing), 8:05; Pufahl Evt (hooking), 13:54; Kanzig Vic (cross checking), 16:53; Khaira Evt (cross checking), 17:27; Pufahl Evt (roughing), 19:43; Hodges Vic (roughing), 19:43.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-Betker Evt (high sticking), 9:37; DeRoose Evt (boarding), 13:05.

OT Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-No Penalties

Shootout –
Everett 0 (Nikolishin NG, Khaira NG, Stadnyk NG),
Victoria 1 (Walker NG, Walker G, Hodges NG).

Shots on Goal-
Everett 9-7-7-1-0-24.
Victoria 6-3-17-3-1-30.

Power Play Opportunities-
Everett 0 / 2;
Victoria 0 / 5.

Goalies-Everett, Lotz 16-10-1-1 (29 shots-29 saves).
Victoria, Polivka 18-9-0-1 (24 shots-24 saves).

Referees-Ryan Benbow (62), Sean Raphael (28).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).