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Giants Fall 3-0 Wednesday Night To Prince George

Allen Douglas

Wednesday evening inside the RE/MAX Hub in Kamloops, the Vancouver Giants (10-9) dropped a 3-0 decision to the Prince George Cougars (9-7-2-1). Koehn Ziemmer scored a pair of goals in the second period and Tyson Upper sealed the game with an empty-netter. Taylor Gauthier stopped all 26 shots he faced in the Cougar net while Drew Sim countered with 13 saves for the Vancouver Giants.

 GIANTS NOW SIT AT 9-8

BOX SCORE

 1st Period:

 No Scoring

Shots: 9-6 Prince George

 2nd Period:

 PG – The game’s first goal came at 4:36 of the middle-frame on a breakaway courtesy of Cougars rookie forward Koehn Ziemmer. Ziemmer made a nifty move to the backhand on a deke to secure his eighth of the season.

PG – Ziemmer wasn’t done. He struck again at 17:31 when he took the puck from the corner, skated into the slot, and spun and fired a low shot by the pad of Drew Sim. Riley Heidt added the lone assist.

Shots: 12-4 Vancouver

3rd Period:

 PG – Tyson Upper cemented the victory for Prince George with an unassisted empty net goal at 18:31.

Shots: 8-3 Vancouver

 GAME SUMMARY:

Final Score: Prince George 3 – Vancouver 0

Final Shots: 26-16 Vancouver

Drew Sim: 13/15 saves for Vancouver

Taylor Gauthier: 26/26 saves for Prince George

Vancouver Power Play: 0/2

Prince George Power Play: 0/6

3 Stars:

  • Taylor Gauthier (PG – Shutout)
  • Koehn Ziemmer (PG – 2G)
  • Riley Heidt (PG – 1A)

 NOTES:

  • The Giants have held their opponent to 20-or-fewer shots against in nine of the 19 games they’ve played.
  • Tristen Nielsen led all Giants with five shots on goal.
  • Wednesday’s loss marked just the second time this season that the Giants have been shutout.
  • The Giants finish the 2020-21 season with a 2-4 record against Prince George.
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