For Immediate Release: December 3, 2022
Photo by: Rob Wilton
Langley, BC – Tonight’s matchup was a stark contrast to last night, as the goals were freely flowing for both teams at the Langley Events Centre.
KAM: Daylan Kuefler opened the scoring 1:07 into the game as he capitalized on a 2 on 1 rush early.
KAM: Matthew Seminoff doubled the lead 1:21 later with a bar-down shot from the left circle.
VAN: Jaden Lipinski got a fortunate bounce off his knee to bring the Giants within one 10:15 into the game on the powerplay.
VAN: Ty Thorpe scored another power play goal 6:50 into the 2nd on a one timer from the top of the circle.
KAM: Logan Bairos brought Kamloops back ahead during 4-on-4 play with 8:20 remaining in the middle frame.
VAN: Thorpe buried his second of the period five-hole on a rush at the 16:38 mark of the 2nd period.
KAM: Caedan Bankier put the Blazers back ahead 6:31 into the 3rd.
VAN: Just 1:21 later, Damian Palmieri tied the game on a scrambled rebound the he put in the yawning net.
KAM: Drew Englot restored the Blazer lead on a rebound with 9:22 left in regulation time.
VAN: Lipinski buried his second of the night with 1:20 left as the Giants tied it with an empty net.
VAN: Honzek – Miss
KAM: Bankier – Miss
VAN: Lipinski – Goal
KAM: Stankoven – No Goal
VAN: Ostapchuk – Goal
Final Score: Vancouver 6 – Kamloops 5 (SO)
Jesper Vikman: 45/50 saves for Vancouver
Micheal Schnattinger: 32/37 saves for Kamloops
Vancouver Power Play: 2/3
Kamloops Power Play: 0/1
1) Thorpe (VAN)
2) Bankier (KAM)
3) Ostapchuk (VAN)
Next Game: The Giants host the Cougars tomorrow at the LEC at 4:00.