Saturday, 22 November 2014

Recap: REG 0 - VIC 5

Jayden Sittler stopped all 33 shots he faced as the Victoria Royals blanked the visiting Regina Pats 5-0 Saturday.

Sittler 33 saves
“Feels great to get my first shutout, having the boys work hard for me in front was really specials.  This will definitely stay in my memory for a long time.” Said Sittler

Travis Brown had a pair of goals for the Royals who held period leads of 2-0 and 4-0.

“The thing that impressed me the most was our execution, and sticking to the game plan and it was a great night.” said Assistant Coach Enio Sacilotto

Victoria closes out their four game homestand with back to back wins, while snapping Regina’s 5 game win streak.  It was the clubs second shut out of the season, with the first on the road against Kootenay, 4-0 October 18th.

“We were ready to play…and we were pretty happy with the effort, especially playing so much hockey lately…” said Sacilotto

It was Sittler’s first career shut out, after earning his first win with the Royals one night earlier in a 3-1 victory over the Silvertips.

His counterpart was 15 year old Jordan Hollett, Regina’s first round bantam selection in 2013 making his WHL debut.  Hollett allowed 5 goals on 26 shots.

Victoria was 1 for 1 on the power play, while shutting down both opposition man advantages.  It was the third game in a row where the Royals kept the visitors power play off the scoresheet.

“I thought we stayed disciplined for the most part, just stuck to the game plan, played a full 60…chipped pucks in and got them out – came out with a nice win.” said defenseman Ralph Jarratt

Taylor Crunk, Jared Dmytriw and Austin Carroll also scored for Victoria, while Regan Nagy and Logan Fisher drew two assists each.  Carroll moves into third overall in goals scored with 17.

Newcomer Greg Chase earned an assist in his second game with the club.

There was one fight, between Royals rookie defenseman Ralph Jarratt and 17 year old Rykr Cole.

Victoria now heads out on three game road trip, with stops in Portland Tuesday, Spokane Wednesday and Kamloops Saturday.

- Marlon Martens

Regina Pats 0 at Victoria Royals 5 - Status: Final
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC

Regina 0 0 0 - 0
Victoria 2 2 1 - 5

1st Period-
1, Victoria, Brown 8 (Blomqvist, Chase), 9:08 (PP).
2, Victoria, Crunk 4 (Fisher, Nagy), 19:19.

Penalties-Crunk Vic (checking from behind), 4:07; Williams Reg (tripping), 7:56.

2nd Period-
3, Victoria, Dmytriw 3 (Palmer), 3:30.
4, Victoria, Carroll 17 (Soy), 12:24.

Penalties-Walker Vic (tripping), 19:55.

3rd Period-
5, Victoria, Brown 9 (Fisher, Nagy), 5:30.

Penalties-Cole Reg (major-fighting), 6:12; Jarratt Vic (major-fighting), 6:12.

Shots on Goal-
Regina 10-9-14-33.
Victoria 12-7-7-26.

Power Play Opportunities-
Regina 0 / 2;
Victoria 1 / 1.

Regina, Hollett 0-1-0-0 (26 shots-21 saves).
Victoria, Sittler 2-2-0-0 (33 shots-33 saves).

Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Derek Zalaski (8).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Jeff MacAdams.