Maple Ridge, B.C. – The Giants concluded their preseason with a win in front of a rabid crowd of 800+ in Maple Ridge Saturday night. Local star Colton Roberts opened the scoring and Jaden Lipinski added a pair in the 3-2 win.
VAN: Colton Roberts scored the first goal of the game on the powerplay at 12:30 of the second period.
VAN: Jaden Lipinski netted a powerplay goal of his own off a slick pass from Damian Palmieri 9:44 later.
KEL: Gabriel Szturc got the Rockets on the board 0:11 into the third with his third goal in two nights, a powerplay goal.
KEL: Rilan Kovacevic added another powerplay goal with 6:16 remaining in the game.
VAN: Jaden Lipinski buried the game winning goal with his second of the night on a two-on-one with 1:12 on the clock.
Final Score: Vancouver 3 – Kelowna 2
Final Shots: Kelowna 40 – Vancouver 22
Three Stars: Brett Mirwald, Jaden Lipinski, Gabriel Szturc
Brett Mirwald: 38/40 saves for Vancouver
Nicholas Cristiano: 19/22 saves for Kelowna
Vancouver Power Play: 2/4
Kelowna Power Play: 2/6
Next Game: The Giants will open their season with a pair of games next weekend, including a matchup with the reigning Western Conference Champion Seattle Thunderbirds at the LEC Friday night.