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Victoria has one win in three games versus Kamloops, with all the games being played in September. The Royals opened the season on the road against the Blazers, and with 5 players away at NHL Camps, fell 6-3. Then a week later lost 8-2 at home, before a 4-3 overtime win the following night.
Last season season the Royals won 7 of 8 games against the Blazers.
On their current road trip, Victoria fell by the same 4-2 scores in Portland Tuesday and Spokane Wednesday. In both games the opposition scored first and held the Royals 5th best power play off the board.
Wednesday against the Chiefs, the Royals got 34 saves from Coleman Vollrath, but 3 point nights from Kailer Yamamto and Calder Brooks, paced Spokane to victory.
The Chiefs broke a second period 1-1 tie with a pair of late goals. The Royals drew to within one in the third, but Brooks second into an empty net added insurance.
Victoria got goals from Greg Chase his second in as many nights, and Austin Carroll’s 18th, the 3rd most in the WHL.
Kamloops fell 7-3 to the visiting Regina Pats last night as Connor Gay had 3 goals and an assist, while Dryden Hunt had 5 helpers.
The Pats jumped out to a 3-0 lead before the game was 6 minutes old. Connor Ingram who started the last 5 games for the Blazers was relieved by Cole Kehler who then allowed 4 goals on 39 shots.
Kamloops is now winless in 3, dropping their last 2 straight. They have 2 wins in their past 10 (2-4-2-2) and with 27 points, the sit 3 back of Victoria in the West.
The Blazers fall to .500 at home with a 6-6 record, while the Royals are 6-10 on the road this season.
Kamloops is led in scoring by Team WHL’s Cole Ully with 35 points, including 23 assists. Ully has 7 points in the 3 games against Victoria this season (3g 4a). He’s tied for 5th in overall scoring. His centerman, Matt Needham is next with with 28 points, and completing their line, 17 year old Devin Sideroff is 3rd with 23 points. Sideroff leads all rookies in goals with 12, and is 2nd in freshman scoring.
The Royals are led in scoring by Joe Hicketts 34 points, the most by a defenseman in the CHL. Austin Carroll is next with 33 points, and 18 goals – the 3rd most in the WHL. Carroll also leads the league in power play goals with 9. Brandon Magee is 3rd in team scoring, however, will serve the final of his 5 game suspension against the Blazers Saturday. Defenseman Travis Brown has the 2nd most power play goals overall with 8.
Up next Victoria opens a 4 game homestand Tuesday with visits from Portland, Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Vancouver.
The annual Teddy Bear Toss night goes against the Giants on Friday Dec. 12th.
- Marlon Martens
Greg Chase – Victoria
Joe Hicketts (1g 1a) - Victoria
Cole Ully (1g 1a) – Kamloops
Jake Kryski – Team Red (5 points in 5 games)
NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING NOVEMBER RANKINGS
C REDDEKOPP, CHAZ VICTORIA WHL 6'3.25" 219 D
C SMITH, EVAN VICTORIA WHL 6'6.25" 174 G
C SOY, TYLER VICTORIA WHL 5'11.5" 172 C
C INGRAM, CONNOR KAMLOOPS WHL 6'0.5" 212 G
C SIDEROFF, DEVEN KAMLOOPS WHL 5'11.0" 171 RW
Attended NHL Camps:
Kamloops Blazers Players (5)
Ryan Rehill, 5th rd New Jersey Devils, 2014, No
Matt Revel, Vancouver Canucks, F/A, No
Collin Shirley, Dallas Stars, F/A, No
Cole Ully, 5th rd Dallas Stars, 2013, No
Mike Winther, 2nd rd Dallas Stars 2012, No
Victoria Royals (6)
Axel Blomqvist, Winnipeg Jets, F/A, YES
Travis Brown, Ottawa Senators, 2012 (Chicago), No
Austin Carroll, Calgary Flames, 2014, No
Joe Hicketts, Detroit Red Wings, F/A, YES
Greg Chase, Edmonton Oilers, 2013, YES
Brandon Magee, Calgary Flames, F/A, No
Victoria Royals vs Kamloops Blazers: Head To Head Stats Summary
How the 2 teams match up
|Head to Head Record 2014-15 Regular Season||Victoria 1-2-0-0||Kamloops 2-0-1-0|
|Head to Head Record 2013-14 Regular Season||Victoria 7-1-0-0||Kamloops 1-7-0-0|
|Last 5 Years record between teams||Victoria 18-16-1-0||Kamloops 17-14-2-2|
|Victoria vs. Kamloops Last 5 Years record at Victoria||Victoria 12-5-1-0||Kamloops 6-9-1-2|
|Victoria vs. Kamloops Last 5 Years record at Kamloops||Victoria 6-11-0-0||Kamloops 11-5-1-0|
|Previous Meetings This Season||Kamloops 3 @ Victoria 4 (Sep 27 2014) Final OT|
Kamloops 8 @ Victoria 2 (Sep 26 2014) Final
Victoria 3 @ Kamloops 6 (Sep 19 2014) Final
How the 2 teams match up
|Team Record||11-12-3-2 -- 27 points||14-13-2-0 -- 30 points|
|Division Ranking||3rd B.C.||2nd B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||6th Western||4th Western|
|Past 10 Games||2-4-2-2||5-5-0-0|
|Last Game||7-3 L vs Regina (Nov 28 2014) Final||4-2 L @ Spokane (Nov 26 2014) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(18/96) 18.8||(30/129) 23.3|
|PP (Home)||(8/40) 20.0||(15/48) 31.3|
|PP (Away)||(10/56) 17.9||(15/81) 18.5|
|PK (Overall)||(29/132) 78.0||(28/127) 78.0|
|PK (Home)||(13/51) 74.5||(9/49) 81.6|
|PK (Away)||(16/81) 80.2||(19/78) 75.6|
|Leading Rookie||Sideroff (12-11-23)||Nagy (3-5-8)|
|Most PIM||Rehill - 76||Crunk - 62|
|Leading Scorers||Ully (12-23-35)||Hicketts (7-27-34)|
|Needham (8-20-28)||Carroll (18-15-33)|
|Sideroff (12-11-23)||Magee (8-16-24)|
|Connolly (3-15-18)||Blomqvist (10-11-21)|
|Revel (7-8-15)||Brown (9-12-21)|
|Last 5 Games||7-3 L vs Regina (Nov 28 2014) Final||4-2 L @ Spokane (Nov 26 2014) Final|
|2-1 L @ Everett (Nov 26 2014) Final||4-2 L @ Portland (Nov 25 2014) Final|
|2-1 L @ Spokane (Nov 23 2014) Final OT||5-0 W vs Regina (Nov 22 2014) Final|
|5-2 W vs Prince George (Nov 21 2014) Final||3-1 W vs Everett (Nov 21 2014) Final|
|4-1 W vs Portland (Nov 19 2014) Final||5-3 L vs Kelowna (Nov 19 2014) Final|
|Leading After 1st||6-1-0-0||7-2-0-0|
|Leading After 2nd||9-0-0-0||9-1-0-0|
|Tied After 1st||5-2-3-0||4-4-0-0|
|Tied After 2nd||2-0-3-0||2-1-1-0|
|Trailing After 1st||0-9-0-2||3-7-2-0|
|Trailing After 2nd||0-12-0-2||3-11-1-0|
|Out Shooting Opponents||6-5-2-2||8-4-1-0|
|Out Shot by Opponents||4-7-1-0||5-8-1-0|