The Giants kept the high-powered Blades at bay for the first two periods, but eventually Saskatoon was able to net a pair of goals in the final frame to beat Vancouver 2-1 at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night.
“There’s a lot of good things in the first two periods, I thought we played the right way, didn’t find a way to win,” said head coach Michael Dyck in a post game interview with Sportsnet650.
📻 "There's a lot of good things in the first two periods, I thought we played the right way, didn't find a way to win."— Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) February 19, 2023
Head Coach Michael Dyck post game on @Sportsnet650 following a 2-1 Blades win with @EddieGregory81 and @BillFairway pic.twitter.com/tYAUMwSaBU
Game by the numbers
VAN: Ty Thorpe shovelled home a rebound 13:51 into the second period on the power play.
SAS: Jayden Wiens tied the game with a power play goal of his own 9:43 into the third period off a rebound from there end boards.
SAS: Connor Roulette buried the winner with 6:30 to go in the game with a nifty play at the side of the net.
Final score: Vancouver 1 – Saskatoon 2
Final Shots: Vancouver 20 - Saskatoon 33
Jesper Vikman: 31/33 saves for Vancouver
Austin Elliott: 19/20 saves for Saskatoon
Vancouver power play: 1/4
Saskatoon power play: 1/3
3 Stars: 1) Thorpe (VAN), 2) Elliott (SAS), and 3) Honzek (VAN)
It's Family Day. It's Vancouver Giants Country Day 🤠— Vancouver Giants (@WHLGiants) February 19, 2023
Come join us on Monday! Pre-game tunes provided by Becca Hess, Kadooh, and Karen Lee Batten ;) pic.twitter.com/V3mPz6GQZJ
The Giants play again on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 20 on home ice at LEC.
This game gets underway at 2 p.m., against the Spokane Chiefs.
Also after the game, fans can take part in the postgame skate, presented by Save On Foods. Skaters are encouraged to bring their own skates and enjoy some time on the ice.
For ticket information or updates on the team, people can visit their website.
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