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Giants Fall 2-1 In a Nine-Round Shootout Saturday in Portland

Keith Dwiggins

Saturday night in Portland, the Vancouver Giants (10-8-1-1) earned a single point in a nine-round 2-1 shootout loss to the Portland Winterhawks. Justin Sourdif had the Giants goal in regulation while Jack O’Brien responded for Portland. Goaltenders Trent Miner (Vancouver) and Joel Hofer (Portland) were both outstanding for their respective teams, combining for 57 saves. Portland forward Mason Mannek secured the shootout winner in Round 9 to help the Winterhawks to their 11th victory. The Giants have now earned at least a point in each of their past five games.

GIANTS FALL IN A DRAMATIC NINE-ROUND SHOOTOUT IN PORTLAND

BOX SCORE

 1st Period:

VAN – 4:34 into the game, Justin Sourdif put the Giants ahead 1-0 with his ninth of the season. Dylan Plouffe supplied the lone assist on the play.

Shots: 13-6 Vancouver

2nd Period:

POR – At 10:24, rookie Jack O’Brien (2) responded for Portland when he re-directed home a point shot from Nick Cicek past Trent Miner.

Shots:  14-7

 3rd Period:

No Scoring

Shots: 6-5 Vancouver

Overtime:

No Scoring

Shots: 5-3 Vancouver

Shootout:

POR – Jarvis (Miss)

VAN – Svejkovsky (Miss)

POR – Dureau (Goal)

VAN – Byram (Goal)

POR – Newkirk (Miss)

VAN – C. Shepard (Miss)

POR – Stefan (Miss)

VAN – Sourdif (Miss)

POR – Hanas (Goal)

VAN – Nielsen (Goal)

POR – Gricius (Miss)

VAN – Roman (Miss)

POR – O’Brien (Miss)

VAN – Plouffe (Miss)

POR – Knak (Miss)

VAN – Ostapchuk (Miss)

POR – Mannek (Goal)

VAN – Patrician (Miss)

Final Score: Portland 2 – Vancouver 1 (Shootout)

Final Shots: Vancouver 31 – Portland 28

Trent Miner: 27/28 saves for Vancouver (5-4-1-1)

Joel Hofer: 30/31 saves for Portland (11-3-0-1)

Vancouver Giants: 0/4 on the Power Play

Portland Winterhawks: 0/4 on the Power Play

3 Stars:

  • Joel Hofer (POR – 30 Saves)
  • Trent Miner (VAN – 27 Saves)
  • Jack O’Brien (POR – 1G)

Next Giants Game: Saturday, November 16th against the Prince George Cougars at the LEC.

 NOTES:

  • The Giants are now 3-0-1-1 in their last five games.
  • The Giants road record now sits at 6-5-0-1
  • Vancouver’s shootout record now sits at 1-1.
  • Seven of Justin Sourdif’s nine goals this season have come on the road.
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