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Giants Earn A 5-2 Victory Sunday At Home Against Medicine Hat

Rik Fedyck

Sunday night at the Langley Events Centre the Vancouver Giants (9-8-1-0) secured their second victory in as many days. Led by a first-star performance by goaltender Trent Miner, the Vancouver Giants earned a 5-2 victory over Willie Desjardins’ Medicine Hat Tigers (10-5-1-0). Trent Miner stopped 33 shots to earn his fourth win of the season. Offensive Milos Roman and Lukas Svejkovsky each had a goal and an assist. Nick McCarry and Trevor Longo responded with goals for the Tigers.

MINER’S 33 SAVE EFFORT LEADS THE GIANTS TO VICTORY

BOX SCORE

 1st Period:

 VAN – Tristen Nielsen opened the scoring for the Giants at 13:13 when he knocked his own rebound past Tigers starter Mads Søgaard. Milos Roman had the lone assist. For Nielsen it was his ninth of the season.

Shots: 9-3 Vancouver

2nd Period:

MH – Nick McCarry (3) tied the game at 1:17 of the second period off a slick feed from Brett Kemp.

VAN – Rookie Zack Ostapchuk (2) restored the Vancouver lead at 16:45 when he re-directed home a shot from Lukas Svejkovsky.

Shots: 16-9 Medicine Hat

 3rd Period:

VAN – Dylan Plouffe ripped home his third goal of the weekend and his fifth goal of the season at 3:02 to extend the Giants lead to 3-1. Evan Patrician extended his point-streak to three games with the assist.

MH – The Tigers crept back within one when Trevor Longo converted on a power play at 15:17.

VAN – Lukas Svejkovsky picked off a pass at the Giants blueline, and buried his fourth of the season into an empty-net.

VAN – Milos Roman then ended all hopes of a Tiger comeback with a shorthanded marker into the empty net at 19:37.

Shots: 16-8 Medicine Hat

Final Score: Vancouver 5 – Medicine Hat 2

Final Shots: 35 – 26 Medicine Hat

Trent Miner: 33/35 saves for Vancouver (4-4-1-0)

Mads Søgaard: 21/24 saves for Medicine Hat (6-5-1-0)

Vancouver: 0/2 on the Power Play

Medicine Hat: 1/6 on the Power Play

3 Stars:

  • Trent Miner (VAN – 33 Saves)
  • Zack Ostapchuk (VAN – 1 Goal, +1, 2PIMS)
  • Evan Patrician (VAN – 1 Assist, +2, 2 Shots)

Next Giants Game: Friday night at home against the Portland Winterhawks at 7:30 PM.

NOTES:

  • The Giants improved their record to 2-0 against Central division teams in 2019-20.
  • Trent Miner is now 3-0-1-0 in his past four appearances.
  • Over the course of his three-game point streak, Evan Patrician has recorded four assists.
  • In his past six games, Dylan Plouffe has managed four goals and three assists for seven points.
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