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It’s the third meeting of the season, with the clubs splitting a pair of games in Prince George in early November. Victoria fell 3-2, before winning the next night 6-2.
Just 3 points separates these BC Division rivals, with the Royals ranked 2nd with 37 points, and the Cougars 3rd with 34 points. They would face each other if the playoffs started today.
Both clubs are looking to get back in the win column, with Prince George dropping their last 3 straight, and Victoria winless in 4 (0-3-0-1).
The Cougars dropped a pair at home to the Chiefs by 5-0 and 5-4 scores, after losing 3-2 in Spokane.
Victoria picked up a point in a 7-6 shoot out loss in Everett on Dec. 17th, after falling in Seattle, and dropping a home and home to Vancouver.
The Royals were without Joe Hicketts who’s representing Team Canada at the World Juniors, and the injured Brandon Magee. Greg Chase served a 1 game suspension versus the Silvertips. Enio Sacilotto is the interim Head Coach with Dave Lowry serving as an assistant for Team Canada.
The Cougars are without David Soltes who’s playing for Slovakia.
Prince George is led in scoring by Jansen Harkins with 39 points, who is an ‘A’ rated skater for the upcoming draft and is on Team Orr for the Top Prospects game Jan. 22nd.
Victoria is led in scoring by Austin Carroll’s 41 points, including 22 goals – tied for 4th most in the league.
The Cougars are (5-5) in their past 10 games, while the Royals are (3-6-0-1).
Prince George is 1st in the league in penalty minutes on average per game, with Victoria 2nd.
The Cougars have a winning record on the road (8-7), while the Royals boast a (10-5-2-0) home record.
- Marlon Martens
Victoria Royals vs Prince George Cougars: Head To Head Stats Summary
How the 2 teams match up
|Head to Head Record 2014-15 Regular Season||Victoria 1-1-0-0||Prince George 1-1-0-0|
|Head to Head Record 2013-14 Regular Season||Victoria 7-1-0-0||Prince George 1-7-0-0|
|Last 5 Years record between teams||Victoria 24-9-0-1||Prince George 10-20-0-4|
|Victoria vs. Prince George Last 5 Years record at Victoria||Victoria 11-4-0-1||Prince George 5-9-0-2|
|Victoria vs. Prince George Last 5 Years record at Prince George||Victoria 13-5-0-0||Prince George 5-11-0-2|
|Previous Meetings This Season||Victoria 6 @ Prince George 2 (Nov 8 2014) Final|
Victoria 2 @ Prince George 3 (Nov 7 2014) Final
How the 2 teams match up
|Team Record||17-18-0-0 -- 34 points||17-17-2-1 -- 37 points|
|Division Ranking||3rd B.C.||2nd B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||6th Western||4th Western|
|Past 10 Games||5-5-0-0||3-6-0-1|
|Last Game||5-0 L vs Spokane (Dec 17 2014) Final||7-6 L @ Everett (Dec 17 2014) Final SO|
|PP (Overall)||(24/161) 14.9||(35/160) 21.9|
|PP (Home)||(17/96) 17.7||(18/63) 28.6|
|PP (Away)||(7/65) 10.8||(17/97) 17.5|
|PK (Overall)||(54/185) 70.8||(38/158) 75.9|
|PK (Home)||(30/106) 71.7||(13/62) 79.0|
|PK (Away)||(24/79) 69.6||(25/96) 74.0|
|Leading Rookie||Bethune (4-5-9)||Nagy (4-5-9)|
|Most PIM||Ruopp - 83||Crunk - 67|
|Leading Scorers||Harkins (12-27-39)||Carroll (22-19-41)|
|Witala (17-17-34)||Hicketts (8-30-38)|
|Erricson (14-13-27)||Brown (13-18-31)|
|Morrison (12-12-24)||Magee (10-19-29)|
|Carvalho (1-17-18)||Blomqvist (14-13-27)|
|Last 5 Games||5-0 L vs Spokane (Dec 17 2014) Final||7-6 L @ Everett (Dec 17 2014) Final SO|
|5-4 L vs Spokane (Dec 16 2014) Final||5-4 L @ Seattle (Dec 16 2014) Final|
|3-2 L @ Spokane (Dec 13 2014) Final||4-0 L @ Vancouver (Dec 13 2014) Final|
|3-1 W @ Everett (Dec 12 2014) Final||6-3 L vs Vancouver (Dec 12 2014) Final|
|4-3 W vs Saskatoon (Dec 9 2014) Final||1-0 W vs Prince Albert (Dec 9 2014) Final|
|Leading After 1st||11-3-0-0||8-2-0-0|
|Leading After 2nd||14-1-0-0||10-1-0-0|
|Tied After 1st||3-5-0-0||5-5-0-1|
|Tied After 2nd||1-2-0-0||3-1-1-0|
|Trailing After 1st||3-10-0-0||4-10-2-0|
|Trailing After 2nd||2-15-0-0||4-15-1-1|
|Out Shooting Opponents||7-4-0-0||10-5-1-0|
|Out Shot by Opponents||8-13-0-0||6-11-1-1|