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Polivka stops 30 shots as the Royals blank the Cougars

Saturday, 12.01.2012 / 2:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Polivka stops 30 shots as the Royals blank the Cougars

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Patrik Polivka stopped all 30 shots he faced as the Victoria Royals blanked the host Prince George Cougars 2-0 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Jamie Crooks and Austin Carroll each scored for the Royals (14-12-1) while Alex Gogolev assisted on both goals.

Mac Engel turned aside 26-of-28 shots in a losing cause for the Cougars (9-13-4), who have dropped back-to-back outings.

Victoria went 1-for-5 on the power play while Prince George failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.

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