Giant Penalty Kill Aids Vancouver in 4-1 Win Over Victoria
The Giants killed off all 9 Royals man advantages, while scoring a shorthanded and power play goal.
Head Coach Dan Price:
Victoria dropped both games on their 2 game BC Division road swing after a 3-1 loss in Kelowna one night earlier.
Roman opened the scoring on the power play in the first before Koch gave the home team a 2-0 lead midway period 2.
Former Royal Jared Dmytriw scored on a shorthanded break to the net, late in the middle frame to put the Giants up 3-0.
Justin Sourdiff put Vancouver up 4-0 before Tanner Sidaway broke Trent Miner’s shut out bid.
Miner went 24 for 25, while Griffen Outhouse was busy stopping 32 of 36.
It was a penalty filled, physical affair with 2 fights in the third period.
Victoria forward and Langley native Sean Gulka fought Caleb Bulych and added an assist.
Royals Danish import Phillip Shultz had a dust up with Ownen Hardy.
The Giants were 1 for 5 on the power play while the Royals were 0 for 9. Victoria only has 1 power play goal in their last 6 games.
Vancouver pulls 10 points up on the 2nd place Royals, but Victoria has 4 games in hand.
The 10 game season series is tied at 2-2.
Up next the Royals entertain the Blades Wednesday night before heading out on a 5 game in 8 night BC Division road trip.
Career Milestone: In tonight’s contest against the Giants, Royals’ forward Tanner Sidaway played in his 150th career regular season WHL game and scored the team’s lone goal.
Welcome Home: Langley, BC product and Royals’ forward Sean Gulka played against his hometown team tonight, for the third time in his WHL career, and recorded an assist.
Former Royal: In tonight’s game, Giants’ captain Jared Dmytriw collected a goal against his former team. Dmytriw spent three seasons with Victoria from 2014-2017 and collected 50 points (29g-21a) in 179 games.
Coming up: Victoria returns home on Wednesday, November 28th versus the Saskatoon Blades. 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.
TEXT SCORING SUMMARY
Victoria Royals 1 at Vancouver Giants 4 – Status: Final
Saturday, November 24, 2018 – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Victoria 0 0 1 – 1
Vancouver 1 2 1 – 4
1, Vancouver, Roman 12 (Koch, Byram), 10:46 (PP).
Penalties-Jerome Vic (roughing), 4:36; Bulych Van (roughing), 4:36; Dmytriw Van (slashing), 6:24; Martynov Vic (interference), 10:33; Doust Vic (slashing), 11:41; Nielsen Van (hooking), 17:18.
2, Vancouver, Koch 6 (Plouffe, Kannok Leipert), 2:24.
3, Vancouver, Dmytriw 5 18:33 (SH).
Penalties-Svejkovsky Van (holding), 2:40; Gulka Vic (roughing), 5:05; Bulych Van (roughing), 5:05; Prowse Vic (cross checking), 6:22; Nielsen Van (embellishment), 6:22; Outhouse Vic (roughing), 7:28; Kannok Leipert Van (spearing, spearing), 10:48; Nielsen Van (hooking), 13:32; Byram Van (interference), 17:35.
4, Vancouver, Sourdif 6 (Watts, Roman), 11:09.
5, Victoria, Sidaway 3 (Cutler, Gulka), 16:17.
Penalties-Walford Vic (roughing), 4:10; Gulka Vic (major-fighting), 6:31; Bulych Van (major-fighting), 6:31; Sourdif Van (interference), 6:50; Schultz Vic (unsportsmanlike cnd., major-fighting), 12:19; Hardy Van (major-fighting), 12:19; Gulka Vic (slashing), 13:35; Nielsen Van (slashing), 13:35; Roman Van (slashing), 14:06.
Shots on Goal-
Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 0 / 9;
Vancouver 1 / 5.
Victoria, Outhouse 11-6-0-0 (36 shots-32 saves).
Vancouver, Miner 8-1-1-0 (25 shots-24 saves).
Referees-Mike Campbell (89), Stephen Campbell (14).
Linesmen-Michael Bean (148), Bradley Parker (129).