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GIANTS SNAG 2 POINTS IN SPOKANE

Larry Brunt

For Immediate Release: November 23, 2022

Photo by: Larry Brunt

Spokane, WA – The Giants and Chiefs traded goals all night, but Vancouver never trailed and managed to come out ahead 6-4 with a couple of power play goals in the third period.

1st Period:

VAN: Matty Edwards opened the scoring with his first WHL goal 13:03 into the opening frame.

SPO: 2021 WHL 1st overall pick Berkly Catton answered with a goal of his own 0:42 later to tie the game at 1.

VAN: Zack Ostapchuk brought the Giants ahead with 2:37 left in the first with his 8th of the season and first of the night.

2nd Period:

VAN: Ethan Semeniuk capitalized on a pretty passing play by the Giants just under 4 minutes into the second period.

SPO: Carter Streek brought the Chiefs within one with 5:07 remaining in the period.

SPO: Ben Bonni was credited with a goal on a fortunate bounce for the Chiefs to tie the game 2 minutes later.

VAN: Zack Ostapchuk netted his second of the night 0:29 later on a breakaway.`

3rd Period:

VAN: Colton Langkow scored the first special teams goal of the evening with a power play goal at 14:22 of the 3rd to give Vancouver a 5-3 advantage.

SPO: Tommaso De Luca scored with 3:20 remaining to bring Spokane back within one.

VAN: Langkow buried his second of the night into the empty net at 19:59 of the third period to ice the game.

GAME SUMMARY

Final Score: Vancouver 6 – Spokane 4

Final Shots:

Spokane: 38

Vancouver: 32

Brett Mirwald: 34/38 saves for Vancouver

Cooper Michaluk: 26/31 saves for Spokane

Vancouver Power Play: 2/6

Spokane Power Play: 0/7

3 Stars:

1)   Ostapchuk (VAN)

2)   Semeniuk (VAN)

3)   Catton (SPO)

Next Game: The Giants head back to the Langley Events Centre to host the Regina Pats on Friday night.

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