|Khaira hits the post in the shootout|
|Polivka signs autograph|
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.|
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Everett 0 0 0 0 - 0
Victoria 0 0 0 0 - 1
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.
Penalties-Betker Evt (high sticking), 9:37; DeRoose Evt (boarding), 13:05.
Everett 0 (Nikolishin NG, Khaira NG, Stadnyk NG),
Victoria 1 (Walker NG, Walker G, Hodges NG).
Shots on Goal-
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).