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Last season, Victoria fell 3-2 to Regina as Calgary Flames first round pick, Morgan Klimchuk scored with 25 seconds left. Andrew Reider had a hat trick in a 7-3 Pats win back in 2012 in Regina.
The Royals have points in 14 straight games (12-0-1-1) and 9 consecutive wins on the road after a 5-3 victory over the Wheat Kings Wednesday. Steven Hodges had a goal and two assists, while Victoria took 49 shots, scoring 4 first period goals.
Victoria remains 3rd in the West, 3 back of Portland and 9 up on Seattle.
The Royals are 3-0 on their Eastern Division road swing including victories over the Warriors and Raiders.
Victoria is 16 over .500 on the road collecting 22 wins and were recognized this week as the 10th ranked club in the CHL Top 10 for a second week in a row. The clubs record since December 12th is (24-3-1-2).
Regina has points in 6 straight games (5-0-0-1) and lead the East Division by 4 points over Swift Current.
The Pats rode a Morgan Klimchuk hat trick in a 4-2 win over the Blades Wednesday night in Saskatoon outshooting their opposition 44-28. Netminder Dawson MacAuley earned the victory in his first start since Jan. 25, Daniel Wapple had started the previous eight contests.
Regina completed a sweep of the eight-game season series, outscoring Saskatoon by a combined mark of 40-19.
The Pats are 9 over .500 at the Brandt Centre, have scored the 7th most goals on average per game while taking the 4th most penalty minutes on average per game.
Two former Royals defenseman play for the Pats, Jesse Zgraggen and Isaac Schacher.
The Royals will face the Blades Saturday, who were eliminated from the playoff race for the first time since 2008.
This will be the 2nd straight season that a Memorial Cup host missed the playoffs the following season (Shawinigan).
Victoria faces Saskatoon Saturday to wrap up 5 games in 8 days, an 11 day round trip.
Victoria Royals vs Regina Pats: Head To Head Stats
|Head to Head Record 2013-14 Regular Season||Victoria 0-0-0-0||Regina 0-0-0-0|
|Head to Head Record 2012-13 Regular Season||Victoria 0-1-0-0||Regina 1-0-0-0|
|Last 5 Years record between teams||Victoria 0-3-0-1||Regina 4-0-0-0|
|Victoria vs. Regina Last 5 Years record at Victoria||Victoria 0-1-0-1||Regina 2-0-0-0|
|Victoria vs. Regina Last 5 Years record at Regina||Victoria 0-2-0-0||Regina 2-0-0-0|
|Team Record||32-22-3-3 -- 70 points||42-16-1-3 -- 88 points|
|Division Ranking||1st East||2nd B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||2nd Eastern||3rd Western|
|Past 10 Games||7-2-0-1||9-0-1-0|
|Last Game||4-2 W @ Saskatoon (Feb 19 2014) Final||5-3 W @ Brandon (Feb 19 2014) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(52/270) 19.3||(56/264) 21.2|
|PP (Home)||(29/142) 20.4||(31/148) 20.9|
|PP (Away)||(23/128) 18.0||(25/116) 21.6|
|PK (Overall)||(72/268) 73.1||(46/254) 81.9|
|PK (Home)||(28/122) 77.0||(27/138) 80.4|
|PK (Away)||(44/146) 69.9||(19/116) 83.6|
|Leading Rookie||Sinitsyn (4-29-33)||Soy (12-13-25)|
|Most PIM||Christoffer - 99||Carroll - 101|
|Leading Scorers||Stephenson (27-43-70)||Magee (21-33-54)|
|Leier (31-35-66)||Blomqvist (20-30-50)|
|Stevenson (28-31-59)||Brown (12-38-50)|
|Klimchuk (23-34-57)||Carroll (31-18-49)|
|Burroughs (6-30-36)||Nelson (20-27-47)|
|Last 5 Games||4-2 W @ Saskatoon (Feb 19 2014) Final||5-3 W @ Brandon (Feb 19 2014) Final|
|4-0 W vs Brandon (Feb 17 2014) Final||4-3 W @ Moose Jaw (Feb 17 2014) Final SO|
|4-3 L vs Swift Current (Feb 15 2014) Final SO||5-4 W @ Prince Albert (Feb 15 2014) Final|
|5-4 W @ Prince Albert (Feb 14 2014) Final SO||3-2 W vs Tri-City (Feb 12 2014) Final OT|
|3-2 W vs Kootenay (Feb 12 2014) Final||3-2 W @ Vancouver (Feb 10 2014) Final|
|Leading After 1st||17-1-2-2||23-1-1-1|
|Leading After 2nd||22-1-1-2||28-0-1-1|
|Tied After 1st||11-5-1-0||13-2-0-0|
|Tied After 2nd||8-2-1-1||9-0-0-1|
|Trailing After 1st||4-16-0-1||6-13-0-2|
|Trailing After 2nd||2-19-1-0||5-16-0-1|
|Out Shooting Opponents||22-9-0-2||16-5-1-2|
|Out Shot by Opponents||8-12-3-1||23-11-0-1|