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Tendeck’s 38 Saves Lead the Giants to A 4-0 Victory Over Prince George

Rik Fedyck

Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre the Vancouver Giants (11-8-1-1) defeated the Prince George Cougars (4-15-0-2) by a 4-0 score. Goaltender David Tendeck stopped all 38 shots he faced to earn his league-leading third shutout of the season, and the 10th of his WHL career. Tristen Nielsen (1G, 2A), Milos Roman (2G) and Justin Sourdif (2A) combined for seven points up front for the Giants who are now unbeaten in regulation over their past six games. Rookie goaltender Tyler Brennan made 19 saves for the Cougars.

TENDECK’S 38 SAVES HELPED GUIDE THE GIANTS TO THEIR 11 WIN 

BOX SCORE

1st Period:

 VAN – Milos Roman got the offense started for the Giants at 6:07 off a backhand deke from in close. Tristen Nielsen and Dylan Plouffe assisted on the play.

Shots: 13-8 Prince George

2nd Period:

VAN – Cole Shepard made it 2-0 for the Giants at 9:20. Zack Ostapchuk won the faceoff to Shepard along the right-wing. From there, Shepard took one step, and roofed his fourth of the season past Tyler Brennan.

VAN – Then with less than two seconds to go in the second, Milos Roman struck for a second time off a miscue beside the Cougars goal. Justin Sourdif and Tristen Nielsen both assisted on Roman’s 10th goal.

Shots: 13-8 Prince George

3rd Period:

VAN – Tristen Nielsen scored the game’s final goal at 1:20 of the final period. His shot from the right-wing circle went over the left shoulder of Tyler Brennan and under the crossbar for his 10th. Alex Kannok Leipert also assisted on Nielsen’s marker.

Shots: 12-7 Prince George

Final Score: Vancouver 4 – Prince George 0

Final Shots: Prince George 38 – Vancouver 23

David Tendeck: 38/38 saves for Vancouver (6-4)

Tyler Brennan: 19/23 saves for Prince George (2-1)

Vancouver Power Play: 0/2

Prince George Power Play: 0/7

3 Stars:

  • Tristen Nielsen (VAN – 1 goal, 2 assists)
  • David Tendeck (VAN – 38 saves)
  • Milos Roman (VAN – 2 goals

Next Giants Game: Tomorrow night at 4:00 PM against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

NOTES:

  • David Tendeck now leads all WHL goaltenders with three shutouts this season.
  • Tendeck’s goals-against-average of 2.04 is second in the WHL, only to Portland’s Joel Hofer.
  • Tristen Nielsen now leads the Giants outright in scoring with 10 goals and 10 assists for 20 points through 21 games.
  • The Giants have now scored the first goal in each of their past four games.
  • Justin Sourdif has three goals and four assists for seven points in his last five games.
  • The Giants improved to 3-0-1-0 this season against Prince George and 5-3-1-0 at home.
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