Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Recap: SPK 3 - VIC 1

Victoria edged 3-1 by Spokane for first loss of the 2015-16 season.

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, October 6, 2015                                                                          

Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals fell 3-1 to the Spokane Chiefs as the visiting team scored a late marker in the second period on Tuesday night for the homeside’s first loss of the season.

The Chiefs’ Dominic Zwerger tallied the game-winning goal with only 1.2 seconds left in the middle frame to put the visitors up 2-1. Dante Hannoun scored Victoria’s lone marker on the powerplay in the second stanza. Spokane’s Hudson Elynuik opened the scoring earlier in the second period and added an empty net goal late in the game to seal the win.

The Royals generated many chances, hitting three posts and a crossbar, but the Chiefs’ netminder Tyson Verhelst made 33 saves on 34 shots for the win. Victoria’s Coleman Vollrath stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced.

Victoria went 1/5=20.0% on the powerplay, whereas Spokane was 0/3=0.0%.

The Royals will conclude their six-game homestand tomorrow night against the Chiefs with puck drop scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Victoria will then head on the road for the first time this season for two games, playing the Kelowna Rockets on Friday at 7:05 p.m. and the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Group together and save big. Royals’ games are an exciting and fun way to enjoy a night out with family, friends, co-workers or teammates. Ticket packages start at $12 per ticket for groups of 10 or more and include a mention on the Jumbotron at the game. Ask about packaging a ticket with a Royals hat, or upgrading your seats to the club section. For more details call 250-220-7889 or visit tickets@victoriaroyals.com

Spokane Chiefs 3 at Victoria Royals 1 - Status: Final
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena - Victoria, BC

Spokane 0 2 1 - 3
Victoria 0 1 0 - 1

1st Period-
No Scoring.

Penalties-Elynuik Spo (high sticking), 6:41; Hicketts Vic (slashing), 11:06; Whittingham Spo (charging), 14:22; Jarratt Vic (interference), 18:43.

2nd Period-
1, Spokane, Elynuik 2 (Ka. Yamamoto), 2:23.
2, Victoria, Hannoun 2 (Reddekopp), 17:05 (PP).
3, Spokane, Zwerger 4 (Bechtold, Ka. Yamamoto), 19:58.

Penalties-Fiala Spo (tripping), 4:37; Whittingham Spo (roughing, major-fighting), 15:21; Fisher Vic (major-fighting), 15:21.

3rd Period-
4, Spokane, Elynuik 3 (Zwerger), 19:05 (EN).

Penalties-Henderson Spo (interference), 2:40; Anderson Vic (interference), 9:27.

Shots on Goal-
Spokane 9-12-7-28.
Victoria 9-12-13-34.

Power Play Opportunities-
Spokane 0 / 3;

Victoria 1 / 5.

Spokane, Verhelst 3-0-0-0 (34 shots-33 saves).
Victoria, Vollrath 4-1-0-0 (27 shots-25 saves).

Referees-Sean Raphael (28), Chris Schlenker (9).
Linesmen-Riley Friesen (76), Jeff MacAdams.