Monday, 9 February 2015

Preview: Edmonton at Victoria, Monday 2pm Feb.9.2015

The Victoria Royals (29-20-3-1, 62pts) entertain the defending Memorial Cup Champions Edmonton Oil Kings (25-24-4-2, 56pts) Monday afternoon at 2pm.

Pregame show at 1:40 on The Zone @ 91.3 or online at

It’s the third meeting and final meeting of the season.  Previously Victoria won 4-3 in overtime at Edmonton on January 16th, with Greg Chase scoring the winner, and Brandon Magee setting the franchise point record.  The Royals fell on the road 3-2 back in October.

Victoria is riding a 3 game win streak after a 6-2 victory over Red Deer Saturday, as Tyler Soy had a 4 point night including a hat trick.  The Royals scored twice on the power play and added 2 short handed markers.  Coleman Vollrath earned his 3 straight victory with 26 saves.

Edmonton snapped a 3 game losing streak with a 2-1 overtime victory in Prince George Saturday.  Forward Cole Benson scored 2:12 into overtime to earn a split with the Cougars.  The Oil Kings went 1-7 on the power play, as netminder Patrick Dea made 15 saves for his seventh win of the season.

Edmonton is 4th in the Central Division, and 7th in the Conference while holding down the first Wild Card spot.

Victoria is 2nd in the BC Division with 62 points, and 4th in the Conference.  The Royals have 8 wins in their past 10 (8-1-1-0).  Since the Christmas break, the club has 12 wins in 16 games while allowing the fewest goals against in the league with 31.

The Oil Kings have 3 wins in their last 10 games (3-6-1-0), but have allowed the 4th fewest goals against in the league on average per game, and own the 2nd best penalty killing.

The Royals own the 5th best power play, and 2nd best at home.  Victoria is 10 over .500 at the SOFMC.

Sunday’s contest is game 300 for Royals forward Brandon Magee who has 246 points in that span.  He’s the franchise first player to suit up for 300 games.

Joe Hicketts is on a 5 game assist streak for Victoria with 5 points, Tyler Soy has 8 points in his last 3 games (5g 3a).  Greg Chase is also on a 3 game point streak with 5 points (2g 3a).

Edmonton’s Jake Kohlhauser with face his former club, as will Marsel Ibragimov for Victoria.

Oil Kings defenseman Dysin Mayo, a 5th round pick of Arizona, hails from Victoria, and is a product of Juan de Fuca Minor Hockey.  Mayo has 6 points in his last 6 games.

After Edmonton, Victoria heads out on a 3 game road trip to face Kelowna Friday, Kamloops Saturday and Seattle Sunday.

- Marlon Martens

Victoria Royals vs Edmonton Oil Kings: Head To Head Stats Summary
Head to Head Record 2014-15 Regular SeasonVictoria 1-1-0-0Edmonton 1-0-1-0
Head to Head Record 2013-14 Regular SeasonVictoria 1-1-0-0Edmonton 1-1-0-0
Last 5 Years record between teamsVictoria 4-6-1-0Edmonton 7-3-1-0
Victoria vs. Edmonton Last 5 Years record at VictoriaVictoria 0-2-1-0Edmonton 3-0-0-0
Victoria vs. Edmonton Last 5 Years record at EdmontonVictoria 4-4-0-0Edmonton 4-3-1-0
Previous Meetings This SeasonVictoria 4 @ Edmonton 3 (Jan 18 2015) Final OT
Victoria 2 @ Edmonton 3 (Oct 15 2014) Final

How the 2 teams match up
Team Record25-24-4-2 -- 56 points29-20-3-1 -- 62 points
Division Ranking4th Central2nd B.C.
Conference Ranking7th Eastern4th Western
League Ranking13th9th
Past 10 Games3-6-1-08-1-1-0
Last Game2-1 W @ Prince George (Feb 7 2015) Final OT6-2 W vs Red Deer (Feb 7 2015) Final
Home Record14-12-1-117-7-3-0
Away Record11-12-3-112-13-0-1
GF160 184 
GA156 162 
PP (Overall)(33/205) 16.1(52/230) 22.6
PP (Home)(19/109) 17.4(31/111) 27.9
PP (Away)(14/96) 14.6(21/119) 17.6
PK (Overall)(41/275) 85.1(45/222) 79.7
PK (Home)(21/141) 85.1(18/108) 83.3
PK (Away)(20/134) 85.1(27/114) 76.3
Leading RookieKoep (11-15-26)Nagy (5-6-11)
Most PIMBaddock - 109Carroll - 93
Team PIM/GM13.7/Game14.5/Game
Leading ScorersPollock (25-23-48)Carroll (28-31-59)
 Sautner (12-29-41)Soy (20-28-48)
 Bauer (17-23-40)Brown (16-32-48)
 Mayo (11-28-39)Hicketts (9-39-48)
 Baddock (13-16-29)Chase (16-30-46)
Last 5 Games2-1 W @ Prince George (Feb 7 2015) Final OT6-2 W vs Red Deer (Feb 7 2015) Final
 4-2 L @ Prince George (Feb 6 2015) Final3-2 W @ Tri-City (Jan 31 2015) Final SO
 4-3 L vs Lethbridge (Feb 3 2015) Final3-0 W @ Spokane (Jan 30 2015) Final
 5-0 L @ Calgary (Jan 31 2015) Final4-3 L @ Portland (Jan 28 2015) Final
 4-0 W @ Red Deer (Jan 30 2015) Final6-0 W vs Kamloops (Jan 24 2015) Final
Leading After 1st10-4-1-015-3-0-0
Leading After 2nd17-1-1-119-1-0-0
Tied After 1st10-8-1-28-6-0-1
Tied After 2nd6-5-2-16-3-2-0
Trailing After 1st5-12-2-06-11-3-0
Trailing After 2nd2-18-1-04-16-1-1
Out Shooting Opponents17-14-1-217-6-1-0
Out Shot by Opponents8-9-3-011-13-2-1
1-Goal Games6-8-4-211-7-3-1
2-Goal Games6-5-0-05-6-0-0
3-Goal Games7-8-0-05-3-0-0