For Immediate Release: October 1, 2022
Photo by: ROB WILTON
Kent, WA – The Giants scored twice early in the third period but dropped a 6-4 decision Saturday night. The Seattle Thunderbirds had several players return from NHL camps in time to face the G-Men at the Accesso Showare Center for the home opener and Western Conference Champion banner ceremony.
SEA: Summer acquisition Kyle Crnkovic provided a screen and a tip for the T-Birds 0:46 into the game.
SEA: Gabe Ludwig capitalized on a fortuitous bounce off the linesman at the blue line and buried another one at the 1:24 mark.
VAN: Samuel Honzek scored his second goal in as many nights to respond for Vancouver ten minutes later with a deke five-hole.
SEA: Lucas Ciona forced a turnover and sniped home Seattle’s third with 5:54 remaining in the opening frame.
SEA: Jared Davidson ripped a shot top corner for a 4-1 lead at the 13:16 of the second.
SEA: Oilers first-rounder Reid Schaefer banged home the game-winner six minutes later.
VAN: Ty Thorpe netted his first of the game on a rebound at the back door with 5:27 left in the period.
VAN: Thorpe sniped hime his second of the game on a power play 3:26 into the third period.
VAN: Rookie defender Colton Roberts got one in through traffic three minutes later to bring the Giants within one.
SEA: Crnkovic sealed the game with his second, an empty netter, at 19:28 of the third period.
Final Score: Seattle 6 – Vancouver 4
Jesper Vikman: 27/32 saves for Vancouver
Thomas Milic: 22/26 saves for Seattle
Vancouver Power Play: 1/4
Seattle Power Play: 0/2
1) Kyle Crnkovic (SEA)
2) Ty Thorpe (VAN)
3) Gabe Ludwig (SEA)
Next Game: The Giants host the Prince George Cougars at the Langley Events Centre next Friday night, puck drop if 7:30PM.