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It’s the third contest of the Royals 6 game in 9 night Central Division road swing. Victoria is 1-1 so far after a 3-2 victory in Calgary Friday, and an 8-2 loss in Medicine Hat Saturday.
Last season the Royals earned a split against the visiting Rebels, falling 2-1 and then winning 3-2 the next night.
Red Deer has dropped their last two, and 4 of their last 5 games. They’re coming off a 6-4 loss to Brandon, and 5-1 defeat to Medicine Hat.
Former Victoria defenseman Brett Cote leads Red Deer in scoring with 8 assists. It’s also home for Royals forward Logan Fisher. Jack Walker scored his first WHL goal in Red Deer assisted by his brother Ben.
Victoria forward Austin Carroll is on a league high 6 game goal scoring streak (6g), and a 7 game point streak with 10 points (6g 4a).
The Rebels feature two first round picks at the 2014 NHL entry draft. Defenseman Hayden Fleury was selected 7th overall by Carolina and has signed with the Hurricanes. Going 23rd overall is forward Conner Bleakley to the Colorado Avalanche.
Red Deer has four skaters rated by NHL Central Scouting for the 2015 draft. ‘B’ rated skater Adam Musil, and ‘C’ rated players Mario Grman, Grayson Pawlenchuk, and netminder Taz Burman. Defenseman Josh Mahura will represent Canada at the U17 tournament in November.
Victoria features two ‘C’ rated skaters in Tyler Soy and Chaz Reddekopp.
The Royals are still without Brandon Fushimi, and Brandon Magee who is set for return in Cranbrook this Saturday night.
Friday, the Royals claimed 17 year old defenceman Marsel Ibragimov off of WHL Import Waivers today from the Edmonton Oil Kings. He’s a 6-2, 197 lb defenceman from Kazan, Russia, drafted in the first round by Edmonton in the 2014 CHL Import Draft (58th overall). Ibragimov has skated in one game for the Oil Kings this season. The acquisition, required the placement of Kristian Ferletak onto waivers.
Victoria plays in Edmonton Wednesday, then Lethbridge and Kootenay Friday and Saturday.
- Marlon Martens
Victoria Royals vs Red Deer Rebels: Head To Head Stats
How the 2 teams match up
|Head to Head Record 2014-15 Regular Season||Victoria 0-0-0-0||Red Deer 0-0-0-0|
|Head to Head Record 2013-14 Regular Season||Victoria 1-1-0-0||Red Deer 1-1-0-0|
|Last 5 Years record between teams||Victoria 2-4-0-2||Red Deer 6-1-0-1|
|Victoria vs. Red Deer Last 5 Years record at Victoria||Victoria 2-3-0-0||Red Deer 3-1-0-1|
|Victoria vs. Red Deer Last 5 Years record at Red Deer||Victoria 0-1-0-2||Red Deer 3-0-0-0|
How the 2 teams match up
|Team Record||3-5-0-0 -- 6 points||3-5-1-0 -- 7 points|
|Division Ranking||4th Central||5th B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||9th Eastern||8th Western|
|Past 10 Games||3-5-0-0||3-5-1-0|
|Last Game||6-4 L vs Brandon (Oct 11 2014) Final||8-2 L @ Medicine Hat (Oct 11 2014) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(3/28) 10.7||(10/52) 19.2|
|PP (Home)||(2/12) 16.7||(4/20) 20.0|
|PP (Away)||(1/16) 6.3||(6/32) 18.8|
|PK (Overall)||(7/31) 77.4||(11/48) 77.1|
|PK (Home)||(3/11) 72.7||(4/16) 75.0|
|PK (Away)||(4/20) 80.0||(7/32) 78.1|
|Leading Rookie||de Wit (1-0-1)||Hannoun (1-2-3)|
|Most PIM||Fafard - 15||Crunk - 27|
|Leading Scorers||Cote (0-8-8)||Carroll (6-4-10)|
|Musil (3-4-7)||Walker (3-5-8)|
|Kopeck (4-2-6)||Soy (2-6-8)|
|Charif (1-5-6)||Hicketts (3-4-7)|
|Polei (3-2-5)||Brown (2-4-6)|
|Last 5 Games||6-4 L vs Brandon (Oct 11 2014) Final||8-2 L @ Medicine Hat (Oct 11 2014) Final|
|5-1 L vs Medicine Hat (Oct 10 2014) Final||3-2 W @ Calgary (Oct 10 2014) Final|
|4-3 W @ Regina (Oct 5 2014) Final OT||6-2 W vs Portland (Oct 6 2014) Final|
|7-1 L @ Brandon (Oct 4 2014) Final||2-1 L vs Swift Current (Oct 4 2014) Final OT|
|3-0 L @ Moose Jaw (Oct 2 2014) Final||5-3 L @ Vancouver (Sep 28 2014) Final|
|Leading After 1st||2-1-0-0||1-1-0-0|
|Leading After 2nd||2-1-0-0||1-1-0-0|
|Tied After 1st||0-0-0-0||1-0-0-0|
|Tied After 2nd||1-0-0-0||1-0-0-0|
|Trailing After 1st||1-4-0-0||1-4-1-0|
|Trailing After 2nd||0-4-0-0||1-4-1-0|
|Out Shooting Opponents||3-2-0-0||1-1-1-0|
|Out Shot by Opponents||0-3-0-0||2-4-0-0|