Sunday, 1 November 2015

Recap: VIC 5 - SSK 1

Vladimir Bobylev scored twice and Joe Hicketts had three assists as the Victoria Royals (10-5-0-1) beat the host Saskatoon Blades 5-1 Sunday afternoon. 

“I thought we got off to a great start tonight,” said Head Coach Dave Lowry,

“Our primary focus was to carry over the momentum we generated Friday night in Prince Albert, and our guys came out, were able to play with the lead early on and just continue moving forward.”

The Royals led 1-0 after 20, and 4-0 after 40 before exchanging 3rd period markers.  

Netminder Coleman Vollrath set the franchise record in wins with 61.

“It’s a huge honour to pass Lucas Gore for the wins,” said Vollrath, “He’s a really good guy…and a really good goalie when the franchise was there as the Chilliwack Bruins.”

The Royals outshot the Blades 11-5 in the first, but were outshot 27-25 overall with Nik Amundrud taking the loss.

Victoria also got goals from Dante Hannoun, Ryan Peckford, and Logan Fisher, and now have points in 4 straight games.  Connor Gay got the lone tally for Saskatoon.

“I think we were confident, we got off to a good start, and continued in the second…kept it rolling.” Said Logan Fisher who scored his 2nd of the season in front of family.

“Good teams know how to keep going and don’t hold back…and that’s the level we’re trying to get to…” according to Fisher who’s club improves to 5-3 on the road this season.

“When you can score five goals on the road you’ll take it, doesn’t matter how.” Said Lowry on all five being even strength.

The Royals were 0 for 4 with the man advantage, while their #1 penalty kill was a perfect 3 for 3.

“I thought our first power play was probably the best we’ve had all year, we had great in zone time, great looks, we just had some missed opportunities and then we got away from it as the game went along.”

Victoria has won their first two games of the Eastern division road swing after a 3-2 overtime win in Prince Albert Friday, and now kick off 4 games in 5 nights at Swift Current Tuesday.

- Marlon Martens

Victoria Royals 5 at Saskatoon Blades 1 - Status: End of Game
Sunday, November 1, 2015 - SaskTel Centre

Victoria 1 3 1 - 5
Saskatoon 0 0 1 - 1

1st Period-
1, Victoria, Hannoun 7 (Hicketts, Phillips), 18:21.

Penalties-No Penalties

2nd Period-
2, Victoria, Bobylev 8 (Reddekopp), 1:17.
3, Victoria, Peckford 4 (Hicketts, Pachal), 6:08.
4, Victoria, Fisher 2 (Jarratt, Hicketts), 19:40.

Penalties-Gay Sas (hooking), 8:12; Pachal Vic (roughing), 12:28; Zajac Sas (roughing), 12:28; Nagy Vic (slashing), 17:23.

3rd Period-
5, Saskatoon, Gay 4 (Hebig, Hajek), 0:58.
6, Victoria, Bobylev 9 (Nagy), 9:58.

Penalties-Uhrich Sas (roughing), 2:51; Draude Sas (cross checking), 6:51; Sloboshan Sas (holding), 10:31; Reddekopp Vic (unsportsmanlike cnd., roughing, major-fighting), 16:54; Hausinger Sas (unsportsmanlike cnd., major-fighting), 16:54; Ibragimov Vic (hooking), 18:02.

Shots on Goal-
Victoria 11-8-6-25.
Saskatoon 5-13-9-27.

Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 0 / 4;
Saskatoon 0 / 3.

Victoria, Vollrath 9-5-0-1 (27 shots-26 saves).
Saskatoon, Amundrud 3-3-1-0 (25 shots-20 saves).

Referees-Kevin Shmyr (22), Brett Iverson (24).
Linesmen-Tanner McGregor (55), Steven Lund (118).