|Brandon Magee's goal in the second, stood as the winner|
“We didn’t play as well as we would’ve liked. We got a couple goals and we held on.” – Head Coach Dave Lowry
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|Fushimi beats Langhammer|
Brandon Fushimi (13th) scored the lone goal of the first on the power play, before Magee’s 16th put the Royals up 2-0 in the second. Curtis Valk scored his 23rd of the year with the man advantage to cut the lead in half in the middle frame.
|Things get heated behind Tigers net|
“Our goaltender once again, gave us a chance to win made some extremely big saves.” Said Lowry
Vollrath was second star stopping 28 of 29, while his counterpart Marek Langhammer kept the Tigers in it early earning first star honours allowing two goals on 30 shots.
Victoria held Medicine Hat to 10 shots less than their league leading average of 38.59.
Both clubs went 1 for 5 on the power play.
“Our penalty killing when challenged after giving up the one goal, they locked it down.” said Lowry
|Langhammer was #1 star, seen stopping Jack Walker|
Up next Victoria heads on the road for a two game BC Division road swing with stops in Kamloops Friday and Vancouver Saturday. The Royals play 15 of the their final 23 games on the road while sporting a 14-6-0-1 record away from the SOFMC.
|Head Coach Dave Lowry|
Medicine Hat Tigers 1 at Victoria Royals 2 - Status: Final
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Medicine Hat 0 1 0 - 1
Victoria 1 1 0 - 2
1, Victoria, Fushimi 13 (Walker, Brown), 13:44 (PP).
Penalties-Lewington M.h (roughing), 7:21; Blomqvist Vic (high sticking), 8:00; Sanford M.h (high sticking), 11:57; Lewington M.h (checking from behind), 17:39.
2, Victoria, Magee 16 (Blomqvist, Cote), 1:06.
3, Medicine Hat, Valk 23 (Bredo, Vannelli), 5:46 (PP).
Penalties-Hodges Vic (hooking), 5:37; Brown Vic (tripping), 16:13.
Penalties-Reddekopp Vic (holding), 2:26; Sanford M.h (interference), 9:45; Walker Vic (roughing), 10:15; Valk M.h (roughing), 14:22; Fisher Vic (roughing), 14:22; Owre M.h (interference), 15:12.
Shots on Goal-
Medicine Hat 9-11-9-29.
Power Play Opportunities-
Medicine Hat 1 / 5;
Victoria 1 / 5.
Medicine Hat, Langhamer 11-6-2-0 (30 shots-28 saves).
Victoria, Vollrath 12-5-0-1 (29 shots-28 saves).
Referees-Pat Smith (12).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).