For the third time in four nights the Victoria Royals (13-11-2-0, 28pts) faced a club in the CHL Top 10, and for a 2nd time came away with a victory.
Friday night on the Island, the Royals had a goal and assist performance from both Austin Carroll and rookie Jared Dmytriw, in a 3-1 win over the Everett Silvertips (14-4-2-1, 31pts) ranked #7 in the CHL.
“I thought we rebounded after our last game, thought we had a great start…” said Head Coach Dave Lowry, “I think we did what we had to do to win…I thought that was one our best team games.”
The Royals held period leads of 1-0 and 2-1.
Jayden Sittler earned his first victory with the Royals stopping 24 of 25 shots. Carter Hart had his personal three game win streak snapped after allowing 3 goals on 29 shots.
“We were very disciplined and very structured, played within ourselves and were rewarded with the win.” said Assistant Coach Enio Sacilotto.
The loss gives the ‘Tips back-to-back regulation losses for the first time this season.
Dmytriw was named the first star.
“It feels pretty good, it was good for me personally…for the team it was good to bounce back after last game where we didn’t have good start…it was good to get the full 60 minutes today.” Said the Craven, Saskatchewan 16 year old.
Victoria was without sniper Brandon Magee who served the first of a 5 game suspension for actions at the end of Wednesday’s 5-3 loss to Kelowna, and also without Taylor Crunk, who drew a one game suspension.
It was the debut of 85 point man a year ago, Greg Chase who showed flashes of offensive talent and speed, but was held pointless. He was acquired from Calgary for Keegan Kanzig Wednesday, with picks going both ways.
Defenseman Joe Hicketts also found the back with the lone goal in the third, his 7th, to continue his league among rearguard scoring with 33 points.
The victory pulls Victoria into a tie for 3rd in the West with Tri City, they remain 2 up on Kamloops, but pull 4 ahead of Vancouver.
The Royals 4th best power play went 0 for 4, but generated 10 shots with the man advantage. They held the ‘Tips to 0 for 2.
Brayden Low scored on a breakaway, against the flow of the second period where Victoria dominated in hits, puck possesion and shots 15-8.
Austin Carroll notched his 16th of the season and remains tied for 3rd in goals overall with Cole Sanford of the Medicine Hat Tigers.
It was the first of four contests against the Silvertips, with the next one scheduled for Dec. 17th in Everett.
Victoria wraps up their 4 game homestand with a visit from the Regina Pats Saturday, who are riding a 5 game win streak.
- Marlon Martens
Everett Silvertips 1 at Victoria Royals 3 - Status: Final
Friday, November 21, 2014 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Everett 0 1 0 - 1
Victoria 1 1 1 - 3
1, Victoria, Carroll 16 (Dmytriw, Walker), 4:17.
Penalties-Chase Vic (slashing), 7:26; Stadnyk Evt (tripping), 11:55.
2, Victoria, Dmytriw 2 (Carroll, Jarratt), 11:06.
3, Everett, Low 6 (Scherbak), 15:57.
Penalties-Davis Evt (high sticking), 5:05; Betker Evt (high sticking), 17:32.
4, Victoria, Hicketts 7 (Fushimi, Fisher), 13:49.
Penalties-Fisher Vic (high sticking), 0:52; Scherbak Evt (checking to the head), 9:54.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Everett 0 / 2;
Victoria 0 / 4.
Everett, Hart 4-1-1-0 (29 shots-26 saves).
Victoria, Sittler 1-2-0-0 (25 shots-24 saves).
Referees-Jeff Ingram (82), Derek Zalaski (8).
Linesmen-Jacob Hill (122), Bevan Mills (98).