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Victoria’s Brandon Magee was suspended for 12 games in the final contest.
The Royals went 3-1 against the 4 time defending Western Conference Champs,Winterhawks during the regular season last year.
Victoria is coming off a 2-1 overtime home loss to Swift Current Saturday, as Austin Carroll scored to force the extra inning while the Royals pumped 37 shots onto Landon Bow, picking up a point in the process.
The Royals were without the injured Axel Blomqvist (upper, indefinite), Brandon Fushimi (lower, 2-3 weeks) and Victoria’s leading point producer from last season, the suspended Brandon Magee.
Portland just picked up their first victory, after going winless in six to start the season.
Winterhawks forward Alex Schoenborn was the overtime hero, as they edged the Silvertips 3-2 in Everett Saturday. The win is the first of new Winterhawks General Manager & Head Coach Jamie Kompon’s WHL career. Brendan Burke earned his first win of the season in net with 26 saves, while Chase De Leo and Tyson Predinchuk also had a goal for the Winterhawks.
Portland was again without Nic Petan, who however, was reassigned to the Winterhawks Sunday leaving no skaters away at NHL camps.
Portland features 9 NHL drafted players, Petan - WPG (signed), DeLeo – WPG, Iverson – NYR, Schoeborn – SJ, Turgeon – DET, Bjorkstrand - CBJ (signed), Cederholm - VAN (signed), Heinrich – WASH, Burke – ARZ.
Three ‘Hawks are on the ‘Ones To Watch’ List. Forward Paul Bittner with an ‘A’ rating, and defenseman Nick Heid Keoni Texeira with a ‘C’ Rating. Royals forward Tyler Soy and defenseman Chaz Reddekopp also were ‘C’ rated.
It’s the last home game for Victoria before embarking on a 6 game Central Division road trip in Alberta.
Victoria Royals vs Portland Winterhawks: Head To Head Stats
How the 2 teams match up
|Head to Head Record 2014-15 Regular Season||Victoria 0-0-0-0||Portland 0-0-0-0|
|Head to Head Record 2013-14 Regular Season||Victoria 3-1-0-0||Portland 1-1-1-1|
|Last 5 Years record between teams||Victoria 7-9-0-0||Portland 9-5-1-1|
|Victoria vs. Portland Last 5 Years record at Victoria||Victoria 5-3-0-0||Portland 3-4-0-1|
|Victoria vs. Portland Last 5 Years record at Portland||Victoria 2-6-0-0||Portland 6-1-1-0|
How the 2 teams match up
|Team Record||1-5-0-1 -- 3 points||1-4-1-0 -- 3 points|
|Division Ranking||5th U.S.||5th B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||10th Western||9th Western|
|Past 10 Games||1-5-0-1||1-4-1-0|
|Last Game||3-2 W @ Everett (Oct 4 2014) Final OT||2-1 L vs Swift Current (Oct 4 2014) Final OT|
|PP (Overall)||(5/29) 17.2||(6/35) 17.1|
|PP (Home)||(4/25) 16.0||(2/15) 13.3|
|PP (Away)||(1/4) 25.0||(4/20) 20.0|
|PK (Overall)||(8/38) 78.9||(6/25) 76.0|
|PK (Home)||(7/34) 79.4||(4/11) 63.6|
|PK (Away)||(1/4) 75.0||(2/14) 85.7|
|Leading Rookie||Weinger (3-2-5)||Hannoun (1-1-2)|
|Most PIM||Smith - 30||Crunk - 20|
|Leading Scorers||Viveiros (1-7-8)||Brown (2-4-6)|
|De Leo (4-2-6)||Carroll (3-2-5)|
|Weinger (3-2-5)||Hicketts (2-2-4)|
|Predinchuk (2-3-5)||Fushimi (1-3-4)|
|McKenzie (0-4-4)||Walker (1-2-3)|
|Last 5 Games||3-2 W @ Everett (Oct 4 2014) Final OT||2-1 L vs Swift Current (Oct 4 2014) Final OT|
|4-3 L vs Seattle (Oct 3 2014) Final SO||5-3 L @ Vancouver (Sep 28 2014) Final|
|6-4 L vs Everett (Sep 28 2014) Final||4-3 W vs Kamloops (Sep 27 2014) Final OT|
|5-1 L vs Everett (Sep 27 2014) Final||8-2 L vs Kamloops (Sep 26 2014) Final|
|5-3 L @ Vancouver (Sep 26 2014) Final||3-1 L @ Vancouver (Sep 20 2014) Final|
|Leading After 1st||1-0-0-1||0-1-0-0|
|Leading After 2nd||0-0-0-1||0-1-0-0|
|Tied After 1st||0-2-0-0||1-0-0-0|
|Tied After 2nd||1-2-0-0||1-0-0-0|
|Trailing After 1st||0-3-0-0||0-3-1-0|
|Trailing After 2nd||0-3-0-0||0-3-1-0|
|Out Shooting Opponents||1-1-0-1||0-1-1-0|
|Out Shot by Opponents||0-3-0-0||1-3-0-0|