Friday, 5 October 2012

Preview: Victoria at Spokane

The Victoria Royals (4-1) are in Spokane to take on the Chiefs (2-1) Friday night, for their first of four meetings this season.

Victoria (0-3-0-1) earned a point in a shoot out loss in four games last year versus Spokane.

Last year Spokane bowed out in the second round of the playoffs in 7 games to Tri City.

The Royals are coming off a 4-3 overtime victory courtesy of Brett Cote’s second goal of the season, overcoming a 3-0 deficit to the Medicine Hat Tigers on Wednesday night.  Victoria out shot Medicine Hat 13-1 in the 3rd, before Alex Gogolev tied it late with the extra attacker.  The Royals also got goals from Jamie Crooks, and Brandon Magee.

The Chiefs dropped a 3-2 decision against the Giants in Vancouver last Sunday.  They opened the season winning the home and home series with Tri City by 5-3 and 5-2 scores.

Victoria is on the road for four games now, kicking off the trip with 3 games in 3 nights.

Tonight the Royals look for the franchise’s first win versus the Chiefs in Spokane.

Pregame show on at 6:45 or on the dial at 91.3 FM.

Leading Scorers:
Gogolev (3-5-8)  Holmberg (5-2-7)
Nelson (1-4-5)   Aviani (3-1-4)
Magee (3-1-4)    Gow (0-3-3)
Cote (2-2-4)       Walchuk (0-3-3)

VICTORIA                                                            SPOKANE
Last Game:
4-3 W vs Medicine Hat (Oct 3 2012) Final OT    3-2 L @ Vancouver (Sep 30 2012) Final
Home Record 3-1-0-0                                           1-0-0-0
Away Record 1-0-0-0                                            1-1-0-0
GF 17                                                                    12
GA 15                                                                    8
PP (Overall) (5/20) 25.0                                       (4/14) 28.6
PK (Overall) (3/18) 83.3                                      (1/12) 91.7
Leading Rookie Hicketts (1-1-2)                         Walchuk (0-3-3)
Most PIM Carroll - 11                                          Valcourt - 9
Team PIM/GM 13.4/Game                                   13.3/Game