In early December, 2017 the Vancouver Giants were starting to turn a corner. Tyler Benson was healthy, Ty Ronning was filling the net with goals, and David Tendeck was putting forth an all-star effort between the pipes. Saturday, December 9th, 2017 would mark the final visit to the Langley Events Centre for the Kootenay ICE franchise who were less than two years away from relocating to Winnipeg.
On Friday December 8th, 2017 the Vancouver Giants earned a hard fought 1-0 victory on the road in Portland to give them their 14th victory of the season. Conversely the Kootenay ICE suffered a 10-3 road loss to Victoria that same evening.
After a long bus ride home the Giants knew that fatigue would be a concern, coupled with the fact that the ICE would be feeling snarly and would be hellbent on avenging a lopsided loss the night before. This would all pave the way for a dramatic game and a thrilling overtime conclusion.
You can catch tonight’s Save-On-Foods Giants Classic stream starting at 7:00 PM on TFSE TV.