One of the most memorable, historic seasons of Vancouver Giants hockey ended in heartbreak at 18:25 of overtime in Game 7 Monday night in Prince Albert, SK. Dante Hannoun’s goal late in the first overtime period lifted the Prince Albert Raiders to a 2019 championship victory and a berth in the 2019 Memorial Cup Tournament. Milos Roman scored both goals for the Vancouver Giants while Noah Gregor had the first two goals of the game for Prince Albert and assisted on the overtime winner. David Tendeck was terrific once again in goal for the Giants making 37 saves while Ian Scott stopped 24 of the 26 shots he faced for Prince Albert. Ian Scott was named 2019 WHL Playoff MVP for his efforts.
VAN – Milos Roman (3) put the Giants on the board first at 4:45 of the first period when he one-timed home a cross-ice feed from Bowen Byram from inside the right-wing circle. It was Roman’s first of two on the night.
PA – Noah Gregor (12) responded for the Raiders at 14:55 when his low shot from the slot found its way home for his first of two. Parker Kelly had the lone assist on the goal.
Shots: 12-5 Prince Albert
PA – Gregor (13) struck again for the Raiders at 4:25 of the third to give the Raiders a brief 2-1 lead.
VAN – Milos Roman answered right back with his fourth of the playoffs at 8:30 on a power play to even the score at 2-2.
Shots: 11-7 Prince Albert
PA – Dante Hannoun (14) helped the Raiders secure the Ed Chynoweth Cup at 18:25 of overtime when he snuck to the right side of the net, and one-timed home a cross-ice feed from Noah Gregor, clinching the Raiders their first WHL Championship since 1985.
Final Score: Prince Albert 3 – Vancouver 2 (Overtime(
Final Shots: 40 – 26 Prince Albert
David Tendeck: 37/40 saves for Vancouver
Ian Scott: 24/26 saves for Prince Albert
Vancouver:1/4 on the Power Play
Prince Albert: 0/1 on the Power Play
- Jared Dmytriw (VAN)
- Davis Koch (VAN)
- Dallas Hines (VAN)
To the three above 20-year-olds of the Vancouver Giants, congratulations on three tremendous WHL careers.