Thursday, 18 December 2014

Recap: VIC 6 - EVT 7 SOL

Kohl Bauml had a hat trick and the shoot out winner as the Everett Silvertips (20-9-3-1, 44pts) edged the visiting Victoria Royals 7-6 Wednesday night.

The Royals (17-17-2-1, 37pts) twice overcame deficits to take a two goal lead in the the third, before Bauml added a pair to force overtime.

“I’m proud of them, coming back in the game…it’s unfortunate that we had to give up a two goal lead but we showed a lot of resilience and we battled and competed…that’s what we wanted out of our guys - and we got that tonight.” Said Interim Head Coach Enio Sacilotto.

The shoot out went four rounds, with Jack Walker getting the lone goal for the Royals, while Carson Stadnyk and Bauml struck for the Silvertips.

Chaz Reddekopp had a four point night with a goal and 3 assists, while Tyler Soy (2g 1a) and Brandon Fushimi (1g 2a) had 3 points each.

“We didn’t give up, we didn’t let up we kept battling hard,” said Reddekopp on twice coming from behind to take leads in the game, “…it was too bad we couldn’t hold that lead but I think we battled hard tonight.”

Victoria was without 3 players who are scoring at a point per game or better in Joe Hicketts (WJ), Brandon Magee (Upper), and Greg Chase (1 game suspension).

Victoria picks up a single point, as they wrap up their three game road trip and now head into the Christmas Break, winless in 4 (0-3-0-1).

“It’s real frustrating that we didn’t get the win when we were up by two in the third,” said Fushimi, “…going into the break, we’re excited to get this point.”

Overall the Royals were outshot 33-20, while their power play went 1 for 4 as they killed off all 3 Silvertip man advantages.

Coleman Vollrath was between the pipes for the clubs first shoot out of the season, while Austin Lotz picked up the victory at the other end.

Taylor Crunk was hit in the head with a slap shot, knocking his helmet flying – yet remained in the game.

“I didn’t really see the puck coming…” said Crunk, “I felt it hit my jaw, and then I realized I lost my helmet and had to get off the ice.”

Austin Carroll scored his team leading 22nd and added an assist, while Regan Nagy scored the other Victoria goal.

Everett jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first with a pair of goals :45 seconds apart.  Nagy and Soy countered before the period was over to draw even at 2.

In the second, Carroll scored on a 5 on 3 to take Victoria’s first lead of the game.  The Silvertips then retook the lead with a pair of goals heading into the 3rd with a 4-3 lead.

The Royals responded with 3 straight in a span of 3:42 to start the final frame to take a 6-4 lead on goals by Soy, Reddekopp, and Fushimi.  Bauml scored twice to tie.

Nikita Scherbak had 3 assists, and Cole MacDonald had 2 goals and an assist for Everett.

Victoria opens the back half of the season with a 7 game homestand Dec. 27th against Prince George.

- Marlon Martens

Victoria Royals 6 at Everett Silvertips 7 (SO) - Status: Final SO
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Comcast Arena - Everett, WA

Victoria 2 1 3 0 - 6
Everett 2 2 2 0 - 7

1st Period-
1, Everett, Bauml 13 (Scherbak, Leedahl), 7:46.
2, Everett, MacDonald 8 (Scherbak, Nikolishin), 8:31.
3, Victoria, Nagy 4 (Walker), 16:18.
4, Victoria, Soy 9 (Carroll), 19:52.

Penalties-Hannoun Vic (hooking), 3:03.

2nd Period-
5, Victoria, Carroll 22 (Brown, Reddekopp), 1:51 (PP).
6, Everett, MacDonald 9 (Nikolishin, Scherbak), 12:29.
7, Everett, Bajkov 11 (Mykitiuk), 13:50.

Penalties-Davis Evt (interference), 1:01; Juulsen Evt (delay of game), 1:12; Millar Evt (holding), 9:52.

3rd Period-
8, Victoria, Soy 10 (Fushimi, Reddekopp), 3:11.
9, Victoria, Reddekopp 2 (Soy, Fushimi), 5:19.
10, Victoria, Fushimi 7 (Reddekopp, Ibragimov), 6:53.
11, Everett, Bauml 14 (Juulsen, MacDonald), 7:55.
12, Everett, Bauml 15 (Stadnyk, Leedahl), 15:54.

Penalties-Davis Evt (boarding), 1:05; Dmytriw Vic (tripping), 4:29; MacDonald Evt (embellishment), 4:29; Hannoun Vic (slashing), 9:59; Gagnon Vic (delay of game), 10:59.

OT Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-No Penalties

Shootout –
Victoria 1 (Soy NG, Carroll NG, Walker G, Hannoun NG),
Everett 2 (Bajkov NG, Nikolishin NG, Stadnyk G, Bauml G).

Shots on Goal-
Victoria 8-6-5-1-0-20.
Everett 13-7-10-3-1-34.

Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 1 / 4;
Everett 0 / 3.

Victoria, Vollrath 14-11-2-1 (33 shots-27 saves).
Everett, Lotz 15-6-1-1 (20 shots-14 saves).

Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Trevor Shively (11).
Linesmen-Adam Brastad (132), Mark Heier (125).