The Vancouver Giants lost their first road game of the 2016/17 WHL season on Saturday evening, falling 3-1 to the Everett Silvertips at the XFINITY Arena. Jack Flaman was Vancouver’s lone goal scorer.
Graham Miller opened the scoring for Everett just 3:30 into the opening frame, beating Giants’ goalie Ryan Kubic while the teams were playing 4-on-4. Johnny Wesley had a good chance to tie the game later in the first period when Brendan Semchuk found him in front, but he was denied by Everett goalie Lasse Petersen.
Vancouver would find an equalizer late in the second period when Flaman hammered a rebound past Petersen at the left post, scoring his second goal in as many nights. The Silvertips went ahead again less than two minutes later after Matt Fonteyne got in behind the Vancouver defence and slid the puck between Kubic’s legs.
Brett Kemp added an insurance marker for Everett when he scored his first WHL goal on a 5-on-3 power play at 4:15 of the 3rd period.
Vancouver was out shot 31-13 and went 0-for-4 on the power play. Defenceman Alex Kannok-Leipert played his first WHL game while forward Taden Rattie made his Giants debut after being acquired from Red Deer yesterday.
Vancouver returns home on Tuesday, September 27th, to host the Prince George Cougars on Las Vegas Trip Giveaway night at the LEC! For ticket information, click here or call 604.4.GIANTS (604.444.2687).