Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Recap: PG 3 - VIC 2 Shoot Out (Mon.Dec.28.2015)

 The Victoria Royals fell 3-2 in shoot out to the visiting Prince George Cougars Monday night.

Jansen Harkins provided the winner for the Cougars, while the Royals got goals from Vladimir Bobylev and Alex Forsberg in regulation, and a two assist night from Tyler Soy.

Victoria led 1-0 after 20 minutes, but Prince George used a power goal and a shorthanded marker courtesy of Chase Witala to draw even at 2-2 after 40 minutes.

The Royals had a 5 on 3 power play in overtime, and had the only 3 shots on goal in the extra frame, but Nick McBride shut the door.  Victoria outshot Prince George 39-34, as Coleman Vollrath suffered his second shoot out loss this season.

The Royals got their single shoot out goal from Jack Walker as Forsberg, Hannoun and Soy were stopped.  Jesse Gabrielle scored the other for the Cougars.

Victoria went 1 for 7 on the power play, and Prince George was 1 for 6 with their man advantages.

The Royals had beaten the Cougars 6-2 one night earlier.

Victoria remains in 2nd spot in the West one point up on their BC Division rivals after completing a stretch of four straight games against the Cougars picking up 5 of a possible 8 points.

The Royals head out on a 3 game road trip beginning with a pair against the Blazers in Kamloops Wednesday and Friday, and wrap up in Kelowna Saturday.

- Marlon Martens

Prince George Cougars 3 (SO) at Victoria Royals 2 - Status: Final SO
Monday, December 28, 2015 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC

Prince George 0 2 0 0 - 3
Victoria 1 1 0 0 - 2

1st Period-1, Victoria, Bobylev 12 (Soy), 8:33.

Penalties-Fisher Vic (inter. on goaltender), 1:45; Anderson P.g (interference), 4:31.

2nd Period-
2, Prince George, Olson 3 (Harkins, Witala), 8:38 (PP).
3, Victoria, Forsberg 14 (Soy, Walker), 10:46 (PP).
4, Prince George, Witala 23 (Olson), 16:43 (SH).

Penalties-Westgard Vic (delay of game), 3:04; Pachal Vic (clipping), 8:27; Witala P.g (slashing), 10:16; O'Brien P.g (slashing), 15:44; Bobylev Vic (kneeing), 16:43; Jarratt Vic (kneeing), 16:51; Gabrielle P.g (roughing), 18:33; McDonald P.g (roughing), 20:00; Ruopp P.g (roughing), 20:00; Forsberg Vic (roughing), 20:00.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-Bobylev Vic (tripping), 15:26; Witala P.g (inter. on goaltender), 19:24; McDonald P.g (face off violation), 19:39.

OT Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-McAuley P.g (major-fighting), 4:44; Fisher Vic (major-fighting), 4:44; Ruopp P.g (10-minute misconduct), 5:00; Witala P.g (roughing, game misconduct), 5:00; Reddekopp Vic (10-minute misconduct), 5:00.

Shootout –
Prince George 2 (Gabrielle G, Morrison NG, McDonald NG, Harkins G),
Victoria 1 (Walker G, Forsberg NG, Hannoun NG, Soy NG).

Shots on Goal-
Prince George 15-11-7-0-1-34.
Victoria 13-9-14-3-0-39.

Power Play Opportunities-
Prince George 1 / 6;
Victoria 1 / 7.

Goalies-Prince George, McBride 8-3-0-1 (39 shots-37 saves). Victoria, Vollrath 17-10-0-2 (33 shots-31 saves).

Referees-Sean Raphael (28), Kevin Webinger (6).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Kirk Van Helvoirt (107).