|Ben Walker celebrates a goal|
Victoria takes sole possession of 4th in the West, two points up on idle Seattle.
The Royals got a goal and assist each from Steven Hodges, Brandon Magee and Ryan Gagnon who scored his first WHL goal and was named first star. Brett Cote and Chaz Reddekopp had a pair of assists each while Ben Walker, Austin Carroll and Mitch Skapski rounded out the scoring.
|Vollrath was #2 star with 30 saves|
Victoria held period leads of 2-0 and 5-1, and finished strong according to Lowry, with the only goal in the third.
“I was really impressed in the third period where we locked it down, we did give up a few chances, and they did get a few opportunities on the power play, but for the most part I liked the game in it’s entirety.”
|Ryan Gagnon was the #1 star|
Axel Blomqvist faced his former club for the first time after being dealt to the Royals and picked up an assist.
Victoria has picked up 5 of a possible 8 points so far on their 5 game road trip with points in 3 straight (2-1-0-1).
After falling 3-2 in Vancouver Tuesday, the club won 4-3 in overtime in Swift Current Thursday, and picked up a single in a 4-3 shoot out loss Saturday in Medicine Hat.
The trek wraps up in Edmonton on Tuesday.
- Marlon Martens
Victoria Royals 6 at Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 - Status: Final
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - Enmax Centre - Lethbridge, AB
Victoria 2 3 1 - 6
Lethbridge 0 1 0 - 1
1, Victoria, Magee 11 (Hodges, Cote), 17:35 (PP).
2, Victoria, Gagnon 1 (Soy), 18:45.
Penalties-Magee Vic (roughing), 4:12; Blomqvist Vic (high sticking), 7:53; Crunk Vic (major-fighting), 15:15; Derko Let (major-fighting), 15:15; Bell Let (tripping), 17:12; Skapski Vic (slashing), 19:24.
3, Victoria, Carroll 18 (Gagnon), 3:18.
4, Lethbridge, Wong 14 (Derko, Hackman), 7:20 (PP).
5, Victoria, Walker 14 (Cote, Reddekopp), 12:26.
6, Victoria, Hodges 5 (Magee, Blomqvist), 17:30.
Penalties-Derko Let (interference), 0:57; Walker Vic (tripping), 6:14.
7, Victoria, Skapski 2 (Crunk, Reddekopp), 3:53.
Penalties-Magee Vic (slashing), 10:02; Walker Vic (slashing), 14:00; Bell Let (hooking), 17:19; Skapski Vic (tripping), 18:24.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 1 / 3;
Lethbridge 1 / 7.
Victoria, Vollrath 7-4-0-1 (31 shots-30 saves).
Lethbridge, Sacher 2-4-0-1 (22 shots-17 saves); Boes 2-21-2-2 (8 shots-7 saves).
Referees-Clayton Hall (42), Nathan Wieler (18).
Linesmen-Aidan Henderson (78), Jared Mackey (52).