Greg Chase scored the lone goal in the shoot out to give the Victoria Royals a 3-2 victory over the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds Monday night, snapping a 2 game skid. Royals Joe Hicketts and Jack Walker scored in regulation, while Coleman Vollrath made 25 saves plus all 3 Thunderbird shooters. Victoria takes a 2-1 season series lead and move one point up on the Thunderbirds in the West. The Royals look to sweep the two game set tonight at 7pm.
ROYALS TAKE DOWN THUNDERBIRDS
Victoria tops Seattle with 3-2 shootout win.
For Immediate Release
Monday, March 2, 2015
Victoria, BC- Victoria's Greg Chase scored the only goal in the shootout as the Royals defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Monday night.
The Royals established a 2-0 lead thanks to goals by Joe Hicketts and Jack Walker. The Thunderbirds responded with tallies from Jerret Smith and Keegan Kolesar to tie the game in the second period.
Victoria netminder Coleman Vollrath made 25 saves on 27 shots and stopped all three of the Thunderbirds’ shootout attempts in the win. Seattle countered with Logan Flodell who stopped 21 of 23 shots before being replaced by Taran Kozun in the shootout.
Neither team was able to capitalize on the powerplay as the Royals went 0/2=0.0% while the Thunderbirds went 0/3=0.0%.
The Royals conclude their regular season series against the Seattle Thunderbirds when they clash once again tomorrow night. Puck dropped is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Victoria will then travel to Prince George for a two game set against the Cougars on Friday and Saturday.
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Seattle Thunderbirds 2 at Victoria Royals 3 (SO) - Status: Final SO
Monday, March 2, 2015 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Seattle 0 2 0 0 - 2
Victoria 1 1 0 0 - 3
1, Victoria, Hicketts 10 (Fushimi, Fisher), 8:53.
Penalties-Neuls Sea (high sticking), 5:35; Carroll Vic (tripping), 19:22.
2, Victoria, Walker 17 (Nagy, Soy), 2:59.
3, Seattle, Smith 9 (Gropp, Theodore), 5:16.
4, Seattle, Kolesar 19 (Hauf, Neuls), 10:57.
Penalties-Barzal Sea (hooking), 6:48; Wardley Sea (roughing, roughing), 8:05; Carroll Vic (roughing, roughing), 8:05; Barzal Sea (slashing), 18:50; Ibragimov Vic (cross checking), 18:50; Reddekopp Vic (delay of game), 19:51.
Penalties-Magee Vic (slashing), 8:46.
Seattle 0 (Barzal NG, Theodore NG, Neuls NG),
Victoria 1 (Walker NG, Magee NG, Chase G).
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Seattle 0 / 3;
Victoria 0 / 2.
Seattle, Flodell 1-2-0-1 (22 shots-20 saves);
Kozun 28-17-4-4 (0 shots-0 saves).
Victoria, Vollrath 24-13-3-1 (27 shots-25 saves).
Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Sean Raphael (28).
Linesmen-Blake Copeland (95), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).