Thursday, 30 August 2012

Pre-Season Game #1: VIC 2 at KAM 4

15 year old Tyler Soy scored twice for the Royals, but the Blazers never looked back after building up a 3-0 lead, en route to a 4-2 final in Kamloops Wednesday night.

After a scoreless first, the Blazers scored 3 straight in the second, before Tyler Soy, the Royals first round Bantam pick, replied with a pair in the third.

Victoria netminder Patrik Polivka was busy and sharp stopping 23 of 24 shots through his 33 minutes of work.  Coleman Vollrath stopped 17 of 20.  For Kamloops Cole Cheveldave went the distance only allowing 2 goals on 23 shots.

Both clubs scored once on their respective power plays, 4 chances for Victoria and 7 for Kamloops.
The Blazers dress 13 vets, 7 rookies. Royals, 7 vets, 13 rookies.

Victoria now travels to Maple Ridge to look for revenge against Kamloops Friday night (Aug 31st) at 7:05.

Scoring Summary:
Victoria Royals 2 at Kamloops Blazers 4 -
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - Interior Savings Centre - Kamloops, BC

Victoria    0 0 2 - 2
Kamloops 0 3 1 - 4

1st Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-No Penalties

2nd Period-
1, Kamloops, Bozon 1 (Smith, Gaudet), 2:43 (PP).
2, Kamloops, DePape 1 (Hansen), 17:10.
3, Kamloops, Souto 1 (Needham), 17:51.

Penalties-Hicketts Vic (checking from behind), 0:59; Pilton Vic (cross checking), 2:28; Needham Kam (tripping), 9:10; Hicketts Vic (hooking), 14:54; Clouston Kam (cross checking), 19:59.

3rd Period-
4, Victoria, Soy 1 (Carroll, Fushimi), 5:47.
5, Victoria, Soy 2 (Jones, Hicketts), 17:15 (PP).
6, Kamloops, Smith 1 (Connolly, Lipon), 17:35.

Penalties-Jones Vic (delay of game), 11:06; Harrison Vic (delay of game), 11:52; Hansen Kam (checking from behind), 16:55; Crunk Vic (major-fighting, game misconduct), 19:40; Lipon Kam (cross checking, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct, game misconduct), 19:40; Soy Vic (high sticking, high sticking), 19:51; Hansen Kam (roughing), 19:51.

Shots on Goal-
Victoria 4-6-13-23.
Kamloops 15-13-16-44.

Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 1 / 4; Kamloops 1 / 7.

Goalies-Victoria, Polivka 0-0-0-0 (24 shots-23 saves); Vollrath 0-0-0-0 (20 shots-17 saves).

Kamloops, Cheveldave 0-0-0-0 (23 shots-21 saves).

Referees-Steve Papp (17).
Linesmen-Riley Balson, Ward Pateman (124).

Royals Game Roster and Stats:

 Hicketts, Joe D01-2
 Gagnon, RyanD000
A Kanzig, KeeganD000
 Reddekopp, ChazD000
 Pilton, KadeD00-1
 Soy, TylerC20-1
11  Bell, MichaelRW000
16  Nagy, ReganC000
19  Deacon, MitchLW000
20  Campese, MattLW00-1
21  Carroll, AustinRW01+1
A22  Crunk, Taylor LW000
24  Spencer, ClayC00-1
25  Fushimi, BrandonRW01-1
26  Jones, ZaneLW01-2
A27  Cote, BrettD00-2
28  Harrison, LukeRW000
29  Spagrud, JustinLW000
33  Polivka, Patrik
35  Vollrath, Coleman
Coach: Dave Lowry
Manager: Cameron Hope


Thursday 30/08/2012 Victoria 2 @ Kamloops 4 Final
Friday 31/08/2012 Kamloops vs Victoria 7:05 in Maple Ridge
Friday 07/09/2012 Kelowna vs Victoria 7:05 Maple Ridge
Saturday 08/09/2012 Victoria @ Kelowna 7:05
Friday 14/09/2012 Victoria @ Vancouver 7:30 Ladner
Saturday 15/09/2012 Vancouver @ Victoria 2:05

Play By Play:


In the opening frame, and according to the voice of the Blazers Jon Keen, 'Cheveldave makes nice toe save on 15 yr old Tyler Soy.'

Patrik Polivka was busy in the 1st, stopping all 15 Blazers shots.  Royals registered 4 on Cole Cheveldave.

Scoreless after 20 minutes.

"Vic 0 at Kam 0 after 1. Kam 15-4 shots. No pps. First played in 25 minutes. Kam has older lineup.


"First PP of the game...Bozon hit from behind by the local kid Joe Hicketts. 2nd underway...  "

"Bozon converts great cross-crease feed from Smith on the 5-on-3 PP. 1-0 Blazers. Gaudet gets other assist.  "

"Victoria swaps 'tenders midway thru. In comes Coleman Vollrath. Polivka 19/20 saves. Nice debut. Still 1-0 Blazer"

G Coleman Vollrath is now between the pipes for the Royals. G Patrik Polivka has a busy 30+ mins, making 21/22 saves.

"DePape scores on rebound in front...just as penalty to Hicketts expires.Assist to Hansen. Blazers up 2-0. Three min to play in 2nd"

"Souto taps in nice pass in front from Needham... 3-0 Blazers. Flood gates opening? Vollrath entered a shooting gallery.  "

After 2 periods Blazers lead 3-0. Shots 28-9. Bozon, DePape, Souto doing the scoring.
Joe Hicketts with 4 minutes of Penalties. Kade Pilton 2 min.


Royals start on the PP

Cheveldave gets the glove on an in-tight shot from 15 yr old Mathew Campese... yep, that's Bruno's son so I'm told. 

15 yr old Tyler Soy scores over the blocker on Cheveldave...3-1 Blazers. 14 min to go. Assists to Carroll and Fushimi. 

GOAL! Royals F and 8th overall pick this year scores in his 1st game. Congrats, Tyler! 

Back to back delay of game calls against the Royals has put the Blazers on 5-on-3 PP for 1:14. 

Thomson one-times puck from left top-circle *ping* cross-bar  

Royals kill it off... six min to play. Their young roster is holding in pretty good.  

Tyler Soy rips it upstairs again... PP goal 3-2 with 2:45 to play. Told you he was a good pick. Jones and Hicketts on the assists on the Royals 2nd goal. 

Connolly and Lipon assisting the Smith goal. 90 seconds to play....4-2.  

(After Royals call a Time Out)

Goalie pulled...Royals won't go away. Crash the net looking to get back within one. Cheveldave holds on. 33 sec to play.

Soy absolutely robbed by Cheveldave in tight. Wow... Lipon scraps with Crunk... Lipon wins 10-8 on my card. 20 sec to play.

Vic 2 at Kam 4. Soy with two for Vic. Final.

Make the final 4-2. Shots 44-23. Good game, both teams can take positives. Rematch in Maple "rumble in the" Ridge tomorrow nite.
Got Victoria's team slogan for 2013-14, Got Soy?