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The Victoria Royals take 2-0 best of seven playoff series lead into Spokane for games 3 & 4 Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Radio: The Zone @ 91.3 fm www.thezone.fm/royals

Online: http://cjzn.streamon.fm/

The Royals won a pair of home games over the weekend by 5-3 and 4-3 scores on Friday and Saturday respectively, outscoring the Chiefs 9-6.

Spokane outshot Victoria 33-21, snapping the Royals streak of outshoot the opposition in 20 straight games (18-1-1-0).

The line of Vladimir Bobylev (6a), Tyler Soy (3g), and Jack Walker (2g 1a) have combined for 12 points in the series so far for Victoria.

In turn, Bobylev was named the WHL Player of the Week Monday with 6 points.  He has 22 points over his last 10 games (6g 16a).

Defenseman Joe Hicketts (undisclosed) had 3 points (1g 2a) in the opener, but he along with Ryan Gagnon did not play in game 2.  Gagnon will serve the final of a 2 game suspension Tuesday.

Four Spokane players have 2 points so far, with Jacob Cardiff and Hudson Elynuik leading the way with a pair of goals each. Keanu Yamamoto has 1g 1a, and Jason Fram 2 helpers for the Chiefs.

In the regular season, the clubs split the two games in Spokane, with the Chiefs winning 2-1 October 23rd, and the Royals responding with a 3-0 victory the following night. Griffen Outhouse earned the shutout.

Victoria Netminder Coleman Vollrath stopped 30 of 33 Saturday, and has earned both victories thus far with a 3.00 gaa and 0.900 save %. Lasse Peteresen has been between the pipes both nights for Spokane with a 4.08 gaa and 0.843 save %.

Victoria is 1 for 5 on the power play, while Spokane is 1 for 6 in the series.

During the regular season, the Royals were 14 over .500 on the road (24 wins), and are riding a 7 game road win streak. The Chiefs were 5 over .500 at home (19 wins).

Puck drop 7:05 both nights.

  • Marlon Martens

Series Schedule:

Tuesday, March 29th – Victoria @ Spokane – 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30th – Victoria @ Spokane – 7:05 p.m.

Friday, April 1st – Spokane @ Victoria – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)

Sunday, April 3rd – Victoria @ Spokane – 5:05 p.m. (if necessary)

Tuesday, April 5th – Spokane @ Victoria – 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)

Previous Meetings This Season Spokane 3 @ Victoria 4 (Mar 26 2016) Final
Spokane 3 @ Victoria 5 (Mar 25 2016) Final

How the 2 teams match up

Spokane Victoria
Team Record 0-2-0-0 — 0 points 2-0-0-0 — 4 points
Past 10 Games 0-2-0-0 2-0-0-0
Streak 0-2-0-0 2-0-0-0
Last Game 4-3 L @ Victoria (Mar 26 2016) Final 4-3 W vs Spokane (Mar 26 2016) Final
Home Record 0-0-0-0 2-0-0-0
Away Record 0-2-0-0 0-0-0-0
GF 6 9
GA 9 6
PP (Overall) (1/6) 16.7% (1/5) 20.0%
PP (Home) (0/0) % (1/5) 20.0%
PP (Away) (1/6) 16.7% (0/0) %
PK (Overall) (1/5) 80.0% (1/6) 83.3%
PK (Home) (0/0) % (1/6) 83.3%
PK (Away) (1/5) 80.0% (0/0) %
PP vs. Opp. (1/6) 16.7% (1/5) 20%
PK vs. Opp. (1/5) 80% (1/6) 83.3%
Leading Rookie Ostir (1-0-1) Pachal (0-1-1)
Most PIM Fiala – 4 Gagnon – 7
Team PIM/GM 7.0/Game 7.5/Game
Leading Scorers Cardiff (2-0-2) Bobylev (0-6-6)
Elynuik (2-0-2) Soy (3-0-3)
Yamamoto (1-1-2) Walker (2-1-3)
Fram (0-2-2) Hicketts (1-2-3)
Ostir (1-0-1) Dmytriw (1-1-2)
Last 5 Games 4-3 L @ Victoria (Mar 26 2016) Final 4-3 W vs Spokane (Mar 26 2016) Final
5-3 L @ Victoria (Mar 25 2016) Final 5-3 W vs Spokane (Mar 25 2016) Final
Leading After 1st 0-0-0-0 2-0-0-0
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 0-2-0-0 0-0-0-0
Trailing After 2nd 0-2-0-0 0-0-0-0
Out Shooting Opponents 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-0
Out Shot by Opponents 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-0
1-Goal Games 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-0
2-Goal Games 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-0
3-Goal Games 0-0-0-0 0-0-0-0

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