Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Preview: Victoria at Edmonton, Wed Oct.15-2014

The Victoria Royals (4-5-1-0) visit the reigning Memorial Cup Champions, Edmonton Oil Kings (4-3) Wednesday night.

Pregame show at 5:40, puck drop at 6pm on The Zone @ 91.3 fm online

It’s the first of two meetings, as last season the Royals earned a split, falling at home 5-0 and then winning on the road 5-3.   In the victory, Brandon Magee had 3 points, and Patrik Polivka made 37 saves.

The Oil Kings snapped a 3 game losing streak Monday with a 5-2 win over the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings, improving to one game over .500.

Mads Eller had three points (1g 2a) as his “Import Line” featuring a Dane, a Latvian and an American with Edgars Kulda (1g 1a) and Lane Bauer (1a) combined for 6 points.

Cole Benson added a pair of goals and is now tied with Ben Carroll – who extended his scoring streak to six games – for the team scoring lead with 6 points.  Tristan Jarry made 26 saves for his third win of the season.  Edmonton is 1-3 on their five-game home stand.

Tyler Soy scored the overtime winner Tuesday night in Red Deer as Victoria overcame a 4-0 deficit to beat the Red Deer Rebels 6-5.

Travis Brown, Joe Hicketts and Austin Carroll had 3 point nights, while netminder Evan Smith picked up his first WHL win.

Carroll extended his point streak to 8 games, (7g 6a) with 13 points, and his league high goal scoring streak to 7 games with 7goals.  Soy is now on a 4 game point streak collecting 6 points (2g, 4a).  Hicketts moves into a tie for 2nd in defenseman scoring with 10 points, 3 back of the Rockets Madison Bowey.

The Royals are 2-1 on their 6 game Central Division road swing, and have won 3 of their last 4, and picked up points in 4 of their last 5 games.  The wins came over Portland, Calgary and Red Deer.

The Oil Kings acquired defenseman Jake Kholhauser from Victoria for a conditional draft pick earlier this week.  The Royals acquired Russian defenseman Marsel Ibragimov off waivers from Edmonton, and played his first game with the club against Red Deer.

The Oil Kings feature six NHL drafted players on their roster:
        Brett Pollock 2nd Round - 45th Overall Dallas
  Dysin Mayo 5th Round - 133rd Overall Arizona
  Brandon Baddock 6th Round - 161st Overall New Jersey
  Aaron Irving 6th Round - 162nd Overall Nashville
  Edgars Kulda 7th Round - 193rd Overall Arizona

        Curtis Lazar 1st Round - 17th Overall Ottawa (currently with Senators)
  Tristan Jarry 2nd Round - 44th Overall Pittsburgh

Up next Victoria is in Lethbridge Friday and wrap up 6 games in 9 nights against Kootenay on Saturday.

- Marlon Martens

Victoria Royals vs Edmonton Oil Kings: Head To Head Stats

Head to Head Record 2014-15 Regular SeasonVictoria 0-0-0-0Edmonton 0-0-0-0
Head to Head Record 2013-14 Regular SeasonVictoria 1-1-0-0Edmonton 1-1-0-0
Last 5 Years record between teamsVictoria 3-5-1-0Edmonton 6-3-0-0
Victoria vs. Edmonton Last 5 Years record at VictoriaVictoria 0-2-1-0Edmonton 3-0-0-0
Victoria vs. Edmonton Last 5 Years record at EdmontonVictoria 3-3-0-0Edmonton 3-3-0-0

How the 2 teams match up
Team Record4-3-0-0 -- 8 points4-5-1-0 -- 9 points
Division Ranking3rd Central4th B.C.
Conference Ranking7th Eastern7th Western
League Ranking15th13th
Past 10 Games4-3-0-04-5-1-0
Last Game5-2 W vs Brandon (Oct 13 2014) Final6-5 W @ Red Deer (Oct 14 2014) Final OT
Home Record2-3-0-02-1-1-0
Away Record2-0-0-02-4-0-0
GF21 31 
GA18 44 
PP (Overall)(4/32) 12.5(12/57) 21.1
PP (Home)(4/27) 14.8(4/20) 20.0
PP (Away)(0/5) 0.0(8/37) 21.6
PK (Overall)(7/33) 78.8(12/53) 77.4
PK (Home)(6/21) 71.4(4/16) 75.0
PK (Away)(1/12) 91.7(8/37) 78.4
Leading RookieKoep (3-0-3)Hannoun (1-2-3)
Most PIMBaddock - 13Brown - 29
Team PIM/GM13.3/Game19.7/Game
Leading ScorersBenson (3-3-6)Carroll (7-6-13)
 Carroll (2-4-6)Walker (4-6-10)
 Bauer (2-3-5)Hicketts (3-7-10)
 Eller (1-4-5)Soy (3-6-9)
 Pollock (2-2-4)Brown (2-7-9)
Last 5 Games5-2 W vs Brandon (Oct 13 2014) Final6-5 W @ Red Deer (Oct 14 2014) Final OT
 6-2 L vs Kamloops (Oct 5 2014) Final8-2 L @ Medicine Hat (Oct 11 2014) Final
 2-1 L vs Calgary (Oct 3 2014) Final3-2 W @ Calgary (Oct 10 2014) Final
 4-2 L vs Medicine Hat (Sep 30 2014) Final6-2 W vs Portland (Oct 6 2014) Final
 2-1 W @ Medicine Hat (Sep 27 2014) Final2-1 L vs Swift Current (Oct 4 2014) Final OT
Leading After 1st0-0-0-01-1-0-0
Leading After 2nd2-0-0-01-1-0-0
Tied After 1st4-1-0-01-0-0-0
Tied After 2nd1-1-0-01-0-0-0
Trailing After 1st0-2-0-02-4-1-0
Trailing After 2nd1-2-0-02-4-1-0
Out Shooting Opponents3-3-0-02-1-1-0
Out Shot by Opponents1-0-0-02-4-0-0
1-Goal Games1-1-0-03-0-1-0
2-Goal Games1-1-0-00-2-0-0
3-Goal Games1-0-0-00-1-0-0