Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Recap: LETH 4 - VIC 3 SOL

The Victoria Royals picked up a point in a 4-3 shoot out loss to the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes Tuesday night.

‘I can’t fault the effort of our guys, especially after the travel and road trip we were on…” said Royals Head Coach Dave Lowry,

‘We were close to winning a hockey game, we’ll take the point and we’ll have a couple days to ride the bus again – and get ready for another tough test.”

Royals forward Dante Hannoun’s second of the night in the final minute of the middle frame tied the game at three, and eventually forced the shoot out.

The Hurricanes Babenko and Wong scored the only two goals of the skills competition to earn their 7th win in a row.  Wong also scored in regulation, while their remaining goals were notched by Brayden Burke and Ryley Lindgren.  

Victoria got a pair of assists from Matthew Phillips, while Vladimir Bobylev provided the other goal for the Royals who have now picked up 3 points over their last two games.

Lethbridge was 2 for 3 on the power play, while the Victoria was 0 for 3.

Coleman Vollrath turned aside 22 shots, while former Royal Jayden Sittler played the first two periods allowing 3 goals on 18 shots, before making way for Stuart Skinner who stopped 15 in the third.  He then turned away Jack Walker and Matthew Phillips in the shoot out.

Victoria heads back out on the road for a six-game swing starting in Prince Albert, SK to battle the Raiders on Friday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

- Marlon Martens

Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 (SO) at Victoria Royals 3 - Status: Final SO
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC

Lethbridge 2 1 0 0 - 4
Victoria 2 1 0 0 - 3

1st Period-
1, Lethbridge, Burke 4 (Atwal, Estephan), 0:37.
2, Victoria, Hannoun 5 (Forsberg, Phillips), 7:48.
3, Lethbridge, Wong 13 (Lindgren, Nielsen), 11:14 (PP).
4, Victoria, Bobylev 6 (Ibragimov, Nagy), 12:04.

Penalties-Nielsen Let (tripping), 8:53; Fisher Vic (hooking), 9:31.

2nd Period-
5, Lethbridge, Lindgren 6 (Estephan, Burke), 13:21 (PP).
6, Victoria, Hannoun 6 (Phillips, Fisher), 19:22.

Penalties-Merezhko Let (hooking), 7:46; Nagy Vic (high sticking), 12:03; Atwal Let (major-fighting), 14:53; Forsberg Vic (major-fighting), 14:53.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-Forsberg Vic (tripping), 9:15; Babenko Let (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 11:23; Gutierrez Let (slashing), 11:23; Ibragimov Vic (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 11:23.

OT Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-No Penalties

Shootout –
Lethbridge 2 (Babenko G, Wong G),
Victoria 0 (Walker NG, Phillips NG).

Shots on Goal-
Lethbridge 8-9-7-1-1-26.
Victoria 9-9-15-3-0-36.

Power Play Opportunities-
Lethbridge 2 / 3;
Victoria 0 / 3.

Lethbridge, Sittler 5-1-0-0 (18 shots-15 saves); Skinner 4-1-0-0 (18 shots-18 saves). Victoria, Vollrath 7-5-0-1 (25 shots-22 saves).

Referees-Mike Campbell (89), Nick Swaine (35).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76).