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Giants Fall Just Short in a 3-2 Setback Saturday in Everett

Chris Mast

Saturday night in Everett, WA the Vancouver Giants (14-14-1-1) dropped a 3-2 decision to the Everett Silvertips (22-6-2-0). Bryce Kindopp scored twice for Everett, including their Teddy Bear Toss goal at 1:52 of the first period. Tyler Preziuso and Justin Sourdif responded with goals for the Giants who outshot Everett 27-20.

 GIANTS COMEBACK BID FALLS JUST SHORT IN EVERETT

BOX SCORE

 1st Period:

EVT – Bryce Kindopp’s first goal of the night came just a minute and 52 seconds in. The Silvertips leading scorer knocked his own rebound past David Tendeck off a shot through traffic from the slot. Cole Fonstad and Ronan Seeley assisted.

EVT – Gianni Fairbrother added to Everett’s lead at 16:46 of the first on a power play. His one-timer from the top of the right-wing circle snuck past the stretched left leg of Giants starter David Tendeck. Olen Zellweger and Ronan Seeley both drew the assists.

VAN – A minute and 13 seconds later the Giants got on the board when Tyler Preziuso knocked a Michal Kvasnica rebound past Dustin Wolf and home for his 12th goal of the season. Tristen Nielsen also earned an assist on that goal, giving him 11 points in his past seven games.

Shots: 10 – 9 Vancouver

2nd Period:

No Scoring

Shots: 9-5 Vancouver

3rd Period:

EVT – Bryce Kindopp pulled the Silvertips back ahead by two goals at 12:57 on a power play re-direct. He parked himself in close and tipped a Cole Fonstad feed past Tendeck for the eventual game-winning goal.

VAN – The Giants pushed back within one goal at the 17:38 mark when Justin Sourdif’s shot from the slot went up and over the glove of Dustin Wolf. Captain Alex Kannok Leipert drew the lone assist on Sourdif’s 12th of the season.

Shots: 8-6 Vancouver

Final Score: Everett 3 – Giants 2

Final Shots: 27 – 20 Vancouver

David Tendeck: 17/20 saves for Vancouver

Dustin Wolf: 25/27 saves for Everett

Everett Power Play: 2/2

Vancouver Power Play: 0/3

3 Stars:

  • Bryce Kindopp (EVT – 2G, GWG)
  • Gianni Fairbrother (EVT – 1G)
  • Dustin Wolf (EVT – 25 Saves)

Next Giants Game: Tuesday night at home against the Prince George Cougars at 7:00 PM.

 NOTES:

  • The Giants are now 0-2 against Everett this season. They’ve dropped both games by identical 3-2 scores.
  • The Giants road record now sits at 7-9-0-1.
  • Tyler Preziuso now has three goals in his first two games with the Vancouver Giants.
  • The Giants have outshot their opponent in 21 of their 30 games this season.
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