MENU

GIANTS DROP FRIDAY NIGHT BATTLE WITH KELOWNA

Kelowna, B.C. – A trio of goals, including one by Ty Halaburda in his preseason debut, were not enough to overcome the Kelowna Rockets on their home ice Friday night. Fortunately the G-Men have a bounce-back opportunity tomorrow night in Maple Ridge.

1st Period:

KEL: Gabriel Szturc buried his first of the game, as he capitalized on a two-on-one rush 8:55 into the opening frame.

KEL: Szturc netted his second of the night with :19 remaining in the period, a powerplay goal.

2nd Period:

KEL: Grady Lenton added to the Rockets lead with his first of the preseason at 15:01 of the second period.

KEL: Max Graham got into the action 3:12 later, shoveling home a rebound for Kelowna’s second powerplay marker of the night.

VAN: Kyle Bochek got the Giants on the board with 6:52 left in the second.

VAN: Ty Halaburda tipped in the first powerplay goal of the preseason for Vancouver, cutting the deficit to 4-2 with 1:00 remaining in the middle frame.

KEL: Adam Kydd answered right back for Kelowna just 0:10 later.

3rd Period:

KEL: Will Munro netted his first of the preseason 12:14 into the third period on a wrister from the high slot.

VAN: Ethan McEneany deflected home his first at 19:38 of the third to bring the Giants back within three.

KEL: Scott Cousins scored Kelowna’s third powerplay goal of the night, right off the faceoff with 0:10 left in the game.

GAME SUMMARY

 

Final Score: Kelowna 7 – Vancouver 3

Final Shots: Kelowna 38 – Vancouver 22

Matthew Hutchison: 31/38 saves for Vancouver

Nicholas Cristiano: 19/22 saves for Kelowna

Vancouver Power Play: 1/7

Kelowna Power Play: 3/5

Next Game: The Giants will conclude their preseason tomorrow against the Rockets at Cam Neely Arena in Maple Ridge. Tickets will be available at the door.

More News
Late Surge Not Enough, Giants Fall 6-4 in Kent
5 days ago
PREVIEW: GIANTS-THUNDERBIRDS MATCH UP FOR 2ND TIME
6 days ago
3:37
Highlights: Royals (1) at Giants (4)
6 days ago
G-MEN BEAT VICTORIA 4-1 FRIDAY NIGHT
6 days ago
PREVIEW: G-MEN HOST RIVAL ROYALS FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON
7 days ago
Golden Knights Return Vikman to Giants for 20-Year-Old Season
1 week ago