|Hats for Theodore's 3 goals|
Royals led 1-0 after 20 minutes while being outshot 17-4, and jumped to a 3-0 lead early in the middle from a mere 7 shots on goal, chasing Justin Myles from the net. Danny Mumaugh stopped 11 of 12 the rest of the way.
Soy had a goal and two assists on Fushimi’s markers as they combined for 5 points. Soy at 16 years old, and Fushimi at 17 provided important secondary scoring.
|Royals celebrate the 5-3 victory|
Victoria was out shot 46-20 overall, with Vollrath earning his 3rd victory in 5 games this season. The club blocked numerous shots, and even got some help from Vollrath’s posts in the third.
The T-birds (11-6-0-2, 24pts) suffered their 3rd loss in a row, and just their 2nd regulation defeat on home ice (6-2-0-1). The Royals now have a 5-3 road record.
|Tyler Soy 3rd star, Vollrath 2nd|
There were two fights as Isaac Schacher had his first scrap against heavy weight 6’6 223 lb Mitch Elliot in the second. Austin Carroll earned the decision against Jerret Smith in the third, after Carroll laid a big hit on Theodore.
Victoria played with 5 defenseman as 3 are out with injuries. Keegan Kanzig and Jordan Fransoo are day to day, and Joe Hicketts out indefinitely. Jack Walker did not play (ill).
Wearing the ‘C’ in Fransoo’s absence was centerman Logan Fisher. Newcomer Jack Palmer played his first game as a Royal, on a line with Magee and Hodges.
It was the first meeting of the season, while last year the Royals swept the four game season series.
|Logan Nelson on the attack...|
The Winterhawks had their 11 game win streak snapped Wednesday with a 3-2 loss at home to the Americans, and sit atop of the WHL standings.
Victoria Royals 5 at Seattle Thunderbirds 3 - Status: Final
Friday, November 8, 2013 - ShoWare Center - Kent, WA
Victoria 1 3 1 - 5
Seattle 0 2 1 - 3
1, Victoria, Soy 4 (Cote), 13:35.
Penalties-Nelson Vic (slashing), 10:08; Nelson Vic (boarding), 15:45.
2, Victoria, Magee 2 2:07.
3, Victoria, Fushimi 7 (Soy), 3:27.
4, Seattle, Theodore 8 (Troock, Smith), 4:48.
5, Seattle, Theodore 9 14:50.
6, Victoria, Fushimi 8 (Soy), 18:10.
Penalties-Schacher Vic (major-fighting), 3:08; Elliot Sea (major-fighting), 3:08.
7, Seattle, Theodore 10 (Barzal), 3:09.
8, Victoria, Magee 3 (Crunk, Fisher), 19:08 (EN).
Penalties-Eansor Sea (high sticking), 2:01; Walker Vic (roughing, roughing), 2:39; Hauf Sea (roughing), 2:39; Carroll Vic (major-fighting), 9:09; Smith Sea (major-fighting), 9:09; Crunk Vic (inter. on goaltender), 9:20; Elliot Sea (inter. on goaltender), 13:09.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 0 / 2;
Seattle 0 / 4.
Vollrath 3-1-0-1 (46 shots-43 saves).
Myles 6-3-0-0 (7 shots-4 saves);
Mumaugh 5-3-0-2 (12 shots-11 saves).
Referees-Pat Smith (12), Curtis Marouelli (86).
Linesmen-Zach Brooks (26), Al Creigh (146).