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The Royals earned home victories Friday and Saturday by 5-3 and 5-4 scores. It was their 12 straight Saturday night victory dating back to a loss to the Cougars on Dec.27th.
Brandon Magee was named CHL Player of the Week after scoring 5 goals in the two games, a hat trick Friday and a pair Saturday. He earned the game winning goal both nights.
Friday night, Victoria overcame a 2-0 first period deficit with a 4 goal second period an added an empty netter for the 5-3 win. Prince George was 3 for 4 on the power play.
Saturday, the Royals took a 3-2 lead into the third, but the Cougars twice found a way to draw even. It was Magee pulling the club ahead twice and his second of the night held on for the winner.
Royals netminder Coleman Vollrath earned a second straight win making 30 saves, while his counterpart Ty Edmonds kicked out 20 shots taking back to back losses.
The Cougars power play was effective again going 2 for 6, and a combined 5 for 10 in the two games. Another goal came with an extra attacker on a delayed penalty, leaving 1 out their 7 goals coming at even strength.
The Royals struck out on both man advantages, going 0 for 5 in the series.
Prince George got a pair of goals from defenseman Tate Olson (3 goals in the series) while Zach Pochiro and Chase Witala added singles. Brad Morrison (4 assists total), Joseph Carvalho (3 assists total) and Jansen Harkins chipped in with a pair of helpers each.
The line of Tyler Soy, Greg Chase and Jack Walker combined for 6 points, each with a goal and assist. Friday, the line of Alex Forsberg (2a), Brandon Magee (3g 1a) and Austin Carroll (1a) clicked for 7 points.
During the regular season Victoria had 5 skaters with 20 or more goals, Prince George had 4. The Royals had 8 skaters with 55 or more points, the Cougars had 3 with 54 or more.
Victoria will return home for Game 5 (if necessary) on Saturday, April 4th with puck drop set for 7:05pm. Individual playoff tickets, starting at $13.00, are now on sale at the Select Your Tickets Box Office located at the arena, over the phone at 250-220-7777 or online at ww.selectyourtickets.com.
Season Tickets for the 2015-16 Royals season are on sale now. Take advantage of our exclusive Early Bird offer to new season ticket holders by placing a $100 per seat deposit and getting all remaining home games for the first round of the playoffs for free. To arrange a meeting to pick your seats please call 250-220-7889 or visit the Victoria Royals ticket office at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre.
- Marlon Martens
Victoria Royals vs Prince George Cougars: Head To Head Stats
How the 2 teams match up
Prince George Cougars
|Head to Head Record 2015 WHL Playoffs||Victoria 2-0-0-0||Prince George 0-2-0-0|
|Head to Head Record 2014-15 Regular Season||Victoria 5-3-0-0||Prince George 3-3-1-1|
|Last 5 Years record between teams||Victoria 2-0-0-0||Prince George 0-2-0-0|
|Victoria vs. Prince George Last 5 Years record at Victoria||Victoria 2-0-0-0||Prince George 0-2-0-0|
|Victoria vs. Prince George Last 5 Years record at Prince George||Victoria 0-0-0-0||Prince George 0-0-0-0|
|Previous Meetings This Season||Prince George 4 @ Victoria 5 (Mar 28 2015) Final|
Prince George 3 @ Victoria 5 (Mar 27 2015) Final
How the 2 teams match up
|Team Record||0-2-0-0 -- 0 points||2-0-0-0 -- 4 points|
|Division Ranking||5th B.C.||2nd B.C.|
|Conference Ranking||9th Western||2nd Western|
|Past 10 Games||0-2-0-0||2-0-0-0|
|Last Game||5-4 L @ Victoria (Mar 28 2015) Final||5-4 W vs Prince George (Mar 28 2015) Final|
|PP (Overall)||(5/10) 50.0||(0/5) 0.0|
|PP (Home)||(0/0)||(0/5) 0.0|
|PP (Away)||(5/10) 50.0||(0/0)|
|PK (Overall)||(0/5) 100.0||(5/10) 50.0|
|PK (Home)||(0/0)||(5/10) 50.0|
|PK (Away)||(0/5) 100.0||(0/0)|
|Leading Rookie||McDonald (1-0-1)||Ibragimov (0-0-0)|
|Most PIM||Andrlik - 2||Brown - 4|
|Leading Scorers||Morrison (0-4-4)||Magee (5-1-6)|
|Olson (3-0-3)||Chase (2-1-3)|
|Witala (2-0-2)||Soy (1-2-3)|
|Pochiro (1-1-2)||Walker (1-2-3)|
|Carvalho (0-2-2)||Forsberg (0-3-3)|
|Last 5 Games||5-4 L @ Victoria (Mar 28 2015) Final||5-4 W vs Prince George (Mar 28 2015) Final|
|5-3 L @ Victoria (Mar 27 2015) Final||5-3 W vs Prince George (Mar 27 2015) Final|
|Leading After 1st||0-1-0-0||1-0-0-0|
|Leading After 2nd||0-0-0-0||2-0-0-0|
|Tied After 1st||0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0|
|Tied After 2nd||0-0-0-0||0-0-0-0|
|Trailing After 1st||0-1-0-0||1-0-0-0|
|Trailing After 2nd||0-2-0-0||0-0-0-0|
|Out Shooting Opponents||0-2-0-0||0-0-0-0|
|Out Shot by Opponents||0-0-0-0||2-0-0-0|
Prince George Cougars