Victoria defeated Kamloops 5-4 as Brandon Cutler and Tarun Fizer scored third period goals.
For Immediate Release Saturday, February 8, 2020
Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals scored a pair of third period goals to break a 3-3 tie and earn a 5-4 win against the CHL’s 10th ranked Kamloops Blazers on Saturday night.
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Royals – Tarun Fizer 1g-1a, Kaid Oliver 1g-1a, Mitch Prowse 0g-2a, Brandon Cutler 1g-0a (Game Winner), Carson Miller 1g-0a, Alex Bolshakov 1g-0a, Carson Golder 0g-1a.
Kamloops – Connor Zary 0g-2a, Max Martin 1g-0a, Caeden Bankier 1g-0a, Orrin Centazzo 1g-0a, Quinn Schmiermann 1g-0a.
Royals – Adam Evanoff (W) – 60:00 mins, 31 saves on 35 shots.
Kamloops – Rayce Ramsay (L) – 59:14 mins, 34 saves on 39 shots.
Royals – 0/4 = 0.0%.
Kamloops– 1/4 = 25.0%.
BC Division: With tonight’s victory, the Royals are now 4-2-0-0 against Kamloops this season. Victoria has earned points in four straight games (3-0-0-1) and sit in second place in the BC Division. The Royals trail the division leading Blazers, who have lost four consecutive games, by seven points. The two teams will conclude their eight-game regular season series next weekend with a pair of contests in Kamloops.
One Goal Games: So far this season, Victoria has posted a record of 15-4-4-1 in one goal games that includes a mark of 9-4-1-0 at home. In six contests versus the Blazers this season, four of the games have been decided by one goal with the Royals winning three of them.
Scoring First: Victoria opened the scoring for the 27th time this season tonight against Kamloops. The Royals have a 18-4-4-1 record when scoring the game’s first goal.
Penalty Shot Goal: Royals’ forward Carson Miller scored his 11th goal of the season on a penalty shot in the second period. The last time Victoria was awarded a penalty shot was on February 28, 2018 vs. the Kamloops Blazers when Dante Hannoun was stopped by Dylan Ferguson. Miler’s goal is the first time Victoria has scored on a penalty shot since February 12, 2018 when Matthew Phillips scored against the Kelowna Rockets. The Royals are 7/21=33.3% on penalty shots in their history.
Gone Streaking: Tonight, Royals’ forwards Brandon Cutler, Tarun Fizer and Kaid Oliver all extended their point streaks. Both Cutler (6g-1a) and Fizer (1g-5a) are on four-game point streaks, while Oliver has recorded two goals and two assists in his past three contests.
Homestand: The Royals wrap up their three-game homestand Tuesday, February 11th versus the Red Deer Rebels. Puck drop is at 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Select Your Tickets box office, over the phone by calling 250-220-7777, or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.