Friday, 4 September 2015

EXHIBITION: Royals 4 - Silvertips 5

The Victoria Royals rallied with a 3 goal third period, but fell short against the Silvertips 5-4 in Everett  Friday night, as they opened the 2015 preseason.

The Royals outshot the Silvertips 43-29 overall, and 21-8 in the final frame alone.

The game was tied at 1 after one, but the visitors trailed 3-1 after 40 minutes.

Down 4-1 in the third, Victoria mounted a comeback with a four-on-four goal, a rebound notched by Keith Anderson.  Then Chaz Reddekopp added a shorthanded breakaway goal – on a two-man disadvantage.

Victoria defenseman and Detroit Red Wing prospect Joe Hicketts contributed with a pair of assists, while his club got goals from rookie Matthew Phillips and Keith Anderson, LA Kings prospect Chaz Reddekopp and sophomore forward Regan Nagy - with just 38 seconds left to bring the club to within one.

Both clubs started their veteran netminders.  Austin Lotz recorded the victory making 39 saves, while Coleman Vollrath allowed 5 goals on 29 attempts.

Dawson Leedhal led the charge for Everett with a goal and an assist.

The Silvertips were 1 for 5 on the power play, while the Royals went 0 for 6.

The Royals scratched 20-year-old Alex Forsberg along with veterans Jared Dmytriw, Dante Hannoun, Tyler Soy and Marsel Ibragimov.

The Silvertips scratched Carter Hart, defensemen Noah Juulsen, Montana Onyebuchi, Jantzen Leslie, Alexander Scherbakov, Jake Christiansen, Cole MacDonald, Kevin Davis, forwards Riley Sutter, Bryce Kindopp, Graham Millar, Devon Skoleski, and Nik Malenica.

Up next for Victoria, is Seattle at 3pm Saturday, and Tri City Sunday at 11:30 - all the games in Everett, part of their pre-season tournament.

- Marlon Martens

Victoria Royals 4 at Everett Silvertips 5 (OT) - Status: Final
Friday, September 4, 2015 - XFINITY Arena - Everett, WA

Victoria 1 0 3 0 - 4
Everett 1 2 2 0 - 5

1st Period-
1, Victoria, Phillips 1 (Hicketts, Walford), 19:00.
2, Everett, Leedahl 1 (Dewar), 19:15.

Penalties-Hicketts Vic (interference), 1:59; Chorney Evt (roughing), 7:31.

2nd Period-
3, Everett, Stadnyk 1 (Leedahl, Fraser), 11:21.
4, Everett, Wegleitner 1 (Chorney, King), 15:24.

Penalties-Dewar Evt (boarding), 0:18; Bajkov Evt (interference), 2:32.

3rd Period-
5, Everett, Khomenko 1 (Laurencelle, Wharrie), 0:51.
6, Victoria, Anderson 1 (Walker), 9:13.
7, Victoria, Reddekopp 1   12:26 (SH).
8, Everett, Bajkov 1 (Dwyer), 13:04 (PP).
9, Victoria, Nagy 1 (Hicketts, Price), 19:22.

Penalties-Pachal Vic (tripping), 2:23; Dewar Evt (hooking), 4:47; Fisher Vic (roughing), 9:03; Laurencelle Evt (roughing), 9:03; Fraser Evt (slashing), 9:24; Atwal Vic (roughing), 11:20; Pachal Vic (tripping), 11:50; Florchuk Vic (delay of game), 16:32; Khomenko Evt (interference), 17:02.

Shots on Goal-
Victoria 12-10-21-0-43.
Everett 12-9-8-0-29.

Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 0 / 6;
Everett 1 / 5.

Victoria, Vollrath 0-1-0-0 (29 shots-24 saves).
Everett, Lotz 1-0-0-0 (43 shots-39 saves).

Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Fraser Lawrence (10).
Linesmen-Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).

Victoria loses 5-4 to Everett in Pre-Season opener.

For Immediate Release
Friday, September 4, 2015

Everett, WA- The Victoria Royals rallied from a 4-1 deficit, but it wasn’t enough as they were defeated 5-4 by the Everett Silvertips in the teams’ first game of the Holiday Inn Pre-Season Classic at Xfinity Arena.

Both clubs took the opportunity to give their younger players some game time as they each dressed nine rookies.

The Royals trailed 4-1 early in the third period after four consecutive goals by the Silvertips. Victoria’s Keith Anderson and Chaz Reddekopp tallied to bring the visiting team within one, before Patrick Bajkov restored Everett’s two goal lead. Regan Nagy would score with the goalie pulled, but the Royals were unable to find the tying goal. Victoria’s first marker was notched by Matthew Phillips. Everett’s other goals were scored by Dawson Leedahl, Carson Stadnyk, Gunnar Wegleitner and Yan Khomenko.   

Royals’ 20-year-old goaltender Coleman Vollrath got the nod in net and turned aside 24 of 29 shots. Silvertips’ 1995- born netminder Austin Lotz stopped 39 of the 43 shots he faced in the win.

Victoria went 0/6=0.0% on the powerplay, while the Silvertips were 1/5=20.0%.

Victoria scratched 20-year-old Alex Forsberg along with veterans Jared Dmytriw, Dante Hannoun, Tyler Soy and Marsel Ibragimov.

The Royals continue their pre-season schedule in Everett, WA, tomorrow with a contest vs. the Seattle Thunderbirds at 3:00 p.m. Victoria will play their last game of the tournament against the Tri-City Americans on Sunday with puck drop scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Victoria’s lone home contest of the pre-season is set for Sunday, September 13th when they host the Vancouver Giants. Puck drop is set for 2:05 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. 

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