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G-MEN WRAP UP PRESEASON WITH 3-2 WIN

Rob Wilton

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.

1st Period:

No Scoring.

2nd Period:

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.

3rd Period:

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.

GAME SUMMARY

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.

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