A Royal Bonus: The View From Above

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April 8, 2014, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Victoria Royals defeated the Portland Winterhawks 2-1 in Game 3 of their WHL playoff series Monday evening and ISN photographer Christian J. Stewart was on hand to provide this bonus photographic coverage.

 
Fans entering the arena through one of the tunnels create an interesting silhouette.

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Portland’s Taylor Leier tosses a puck over the glass to the De Champlain family who were visiting from Edmonton to support their cousin Adam deChamplain who plays for the Winterhawks. 

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Victoria goaltender Patrik Polivka and defenceman Ryan Gagnon (right) try to deal with the screen being set by Portland’s Keegan Iverson

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Portland’s Keegan Iverson (left) and Victoria’s Austin Carroll are both sent flying after a mid-ice collision in the second period Monday

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Victoria goaltender Patrik Polivka takes a moment to watch a video replay during a break in the action

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Portland’s Brendan Leipsic tries to fight through the close checking of Victoria’s Brandon Magee (left) and Ben Walker (right).

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Victoria goaltender Patrik Polivka appears dazed after a third-period collision with Portland’s Keegan Iverson

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Portland’s Nic Petan (left) has a few words for Victoria’s Logan Nelson after a brief scuffle Monday evening.

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Victoria goaltender Patrik Polivka makes one of his 38 saves in propelling the Royals to a 2-1 win Monday.

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Things would get a little crazy near games end Monday, including Victoria’s Logan Fisher (20) appearing to be wrestling with linesman Ryan Gibbons (73), but the Royals would hang on for the 2-1 win over the Winterhawks.  Game 4 goes Tuesday night in Victoria.

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