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.
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.
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.`
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.
Final Score: Vancouver 6 – Spokane 4
Brett Mirwald: 34/38 saves for Vancouver
Cooper Michaluk: 26/31 saves for Spokane
Vancouver Power Play: 2/6
Spokane Power Play: 0/7
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.