Giants Climb Into First Place After a 2-1 Victory Over Prince George

Allen Douglas

The Vancouver Giants now sit atop the B.C. Division standings thanks to their eighth victory of the season inside the RE/MAX Hub in Kamloops. Monday evening the Vancouver Giants (8-3-0-0) earned a 2-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars (4-5-1-1). Adam Hall broke open a 1-1 tie at 11:30 of the final period to help clinch the 2-1 victory. Eric Florchuk added a first period goal for Vancouver while goaltender Trent Miner made 33 saves in a first-star performance. Riley Heidt had the lone goal in response for Prince George while Cougars netminder Taylor Gauthier made 27 saves.



1st Period:

VAN – With only 2:16 left in the opening frame, Eric Florchuk wired home his third goal of the season off a Justin Lies rebound. Zack Ostapchuk earned the second assist on the play as he started the rush with a shot-block at his own blueline.

Shots: 11-8 Prince George

2nd Period:

 No Scoring

Shots:  10 – 8 Prince George

3rd Period:

PG – 1:56 into the final period, under-age forward Riley Heidt tied the score at 1-1 when he snuck past the Giants defense and banked home his second goal of the season from beside the Vancouver goal. Hudson Thornton earned the lone assist.

VAN – Adam Hall restored the Giants lead and bagged the game-winning goal at 11:30 off a slick three-way passing play with Justin Sourdif and Tristen Nielsen. Hall skated into the slot, took a Tristen Nielsen feed and wired home his fifth of the season to help cement the Giants eighth victory of the season.

Shots: 13-13


 Final Score: Vancouver 2 – Prince George 1

Final Shots: 34-29 Prince George

Trent Miner: 33/34 saves for Vancouver (6-2)

Taylor Gauthier: 27/29 saves for Prince George (2-4)

Vancouver Power Play: 0/4

Prince George Power Play: 0/4

3 Stars:

  • Trent Miner (VAN – 33 Saves)
  • Adam Hall (VAN – GWG)
  • Taylor Gauthier (PG – 27 Saves)

Next Giants Game: Wednesday evening at 7:05 PM in Kelowna against Victoria.


  • With their 8-3 record the Giants now sit two points clear of Kamloops for first place in the B.C. Division standings.
  • Zack Ostapchuk now has a three-game point streak for the Vancouver Giants. The 2021 NHL Draft prospect has a goal and two assists in that span.
  • Trent Miner improved his record to 6-2 on the season and improved his league-leading goals-against average to 1.18 and his league-leading save percentage to .952.
  • Adam Hall became the sixth different Giant to secure a game-winning goal this season. He is now tied for second in team goal scoring with five.
  • With an assist on the game-winning goal, Justin Sourdif extended his point streak to eight games. In that span he’s now notched four goals and seven assists for 11 points.
  • Tristen Nielsen now has a four-game point streak and in that span has managed five goals and two assists for seven points.
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