Victoria Royals vs Tri-City: The View From the Top

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All Photos by Christian J. Stewart (ISN)

October 6, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – While he normally likes to shoot from down on the glass, ISN photographer Christian J. Stewart spent all of Sunday’s Victoria Royals vs. Tri-City Americans game up in the upper levels of Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre to bring you this expanded photo coverage of the Royals 2-1 victory.  Watch for Glenn Ivens full story and photos from the game in a separate story.

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Marty the Marmot hogs the spotlight as he leads the Royals on to the ice Sunday afternoon (Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

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Royals goaltender Patrick Polivka gets in some final stretching just before puck drop 
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Tri-City Captain Mitch Topping tries to stay ahead of the Royals Ben Walker in first period action Sunday 
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Students from Reynolds Secondary School show their support 
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The Racquet Club Novice Blue team put on a good show during the first period intermission Sunday 
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Tri-City’s Mitch Topping looks for a way around the Royals Logan Nelson in second period action Sunday 
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Royals defenceman Jordan Fransoo tries to clear Tri-City’s Justin Gutierrez out of the way of Royals goaltender Patrik Polivka 
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Tri-City’s Jesse Astles (left) and the Royals Keegan Kanzig (right) engaged in perhaps the longest fight of the WHL season during the second period on Sunday 
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Tri-City’s Beau McCue (right) celebrates his second period goal with Philip Tot. The goal gave the Americans a 1-0 lead 
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Royals goaltender Patrik Polivka comes up with a huge save on a penalty shot by Tri-City’s Philip Tot in the second period Sunday 
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Royals defenceman Joe Hicketts evades the backcheck of Tri-City’s Philip Tot 
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Contestant Jeff would win the shopping cart race during the second intermission Sunday 
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Many pucks litter the ice after a successful Chuck-a-Puck promotion Sunday 
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Birthday boy Alex has a chat with the Zamboni driver during his ride around the ice in the second intermission 
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Just 6 seconds into the third period, the Royals Luke Harrison and Tri-City’s Justin Gutierrez engaged in this helmet popping fight 
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Victoria’s Austin Carroll cuts hard to the net in third period action Sunday 
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Victoria’s Logan Nelson celebrates his game-tying goal early in the third period Sunday 
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Royals goalie Patrik Polivka used every inch of his 6′ frame to get a toe on this shot, for one of his 33 saves on the day Sunday 
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The Royals Brandon Fushimi (right) celebrates his game-winning goal scored at the 11:35 mark of the third period 
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Royals goalie Patrik Polivka would make another huge save late in the game, disrupting this attempt by Tri-City’s Ty Comrie 
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With many of his 33 saves being of the big variety, the Royals Patrik Polivka was named the game’s first star on Sunday 
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Royals defenceman Jordan Fransoo and teammate Brandon Magee congratulate goaltender Patrik Polivka after the Royals 2-1 win Sunday, their first home win of the season 
(Photo: Christian J. Stewart / Island Sports News)

For the full set of Christian J. Stewart’s images from this game please CLICK HERE


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