Patrik Polivka stopped all 27 shots he faced as the Victoria Royals shut out the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-0 Friday night.
It was the first of a two game set, with the rematch Saturday night in Victoria.
Logan Nelson and Joe Hicketts had a goal and two assists each, while Brandon Fushimi scored the eventual game winner on a shorthanded breakaway in the first. Austin Carroll rounded out the scoring with a goal and an assist.
It was Polivka’s 2nd shut out of the season and 4th victory.
The Royals scored singles in the first and second before adding a pair of power play goals on their first two shots of the third.
Victoria’s power play was 2 for 7, while stopping all 7 Lethbridge man advantages. The shots were 27 a piece.
It was their 5th win of the season, pulling to an even .500 (5-5). The club earned back to back wins for the first time this year after a 2-1 victory Sunday against Tri City.
The Canes drop their 4th in a row, and fall to (1-6-0-1) on the season as they kicked off their 4 game BC road trip, with the remaing stops in Kamloops and Kelowna.
After Lethbridge Saturday, Victoria’s 5 game homestand wraps up with a pair against the Prince George Cougars Monday afternoon and Wednesday.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 0 at Victoria Royals 4 - Status: Final
Friday, October 11, 2013 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC
Lethbridge 0 0 0 - 0
Victoria 1 1 2 - 4
1, Victoria, Fushimi 4 16:14 (SH).
Penalties-Erkamps Let (interference), 5:44; Carroll Vic (hooking), 15:37; Yakubowski Let (hooking), 17:40.
2, Victoria, Hicketts 3 (Nelson, Cote), 3:52.
Penalties-Topping Let (tripping), 1:48; Kanzig Vic (high sticking), 5:18; Nelson Vic (charging), 11:41; Kanzig Vic (holding), 16:58; Nelson Vic (cross checking), 19:42.
3, Victoria, Nelson 4 (Carroll, Hicketts), 2:45 (PP).
4, Victoria, Carroll 5 (Hicketts, Nelson), 5:32 (PP).
Penalties-Ramsay Let (slashing), 2:29; Foulk Let (high sticking), 5:01; Pilon Let (roughing), 5:01; Gagnon Vic (roughing), 5:01; Duke Let (slashing), 6:03; Walker Vic (slashing), 6:03; Fransoo Vic (tripping), 6:32; Ramsay Let (checking to the head, major-fighting), 12:53; Gagnon Vic (major-fighting), 12:53; Blomqvist Let (10-minute misconduct), 14:57; Crunk Vic (high sticking), 14:57; Fransoo Vic (10-minute misconduct), 14:57; Yakubowski Let (hooking, 10-minute misconduct), 15:45.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Lethbridge 0 / 7;
Victoria 2 / 7.
Lethbridge, Tai 0-2-0-0 (27 shots-23 saves).
Victoria, Polivka 4-4-0-0 (27 shots-27 saves).
Referees-Kevin Bennett (29), Nick Swaine (35).
Linesmen-Ron Dietterle (121), Jacob Hill (122).