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Giants Drop a 3-1 Decision Sunday at Home to Victoria

October 20, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release

Vancouver Giants centre Tristen Nielsen hits the ice against the Victoria Royals
Vancouver Giants centre Tristen Nielsen hits the ice against the Victoria Royals
(Vancouver Giants, Credit: Chris Relke)

Vancouver, B.C. - Sunday night at the LEC the Vancouver Giants (7-7) wrapped up their weekend with a 3-1 loss to the Victoria Royals (4-4-1-0). Sean Gulka notched a goal and an assist for the Royals while goaltender Brock Gould turned aside 26 shots for the win. Giants captain Alex Kannok Leipert had the Giants lone tally which came late in the third period with the net empty. David Tendeck stopped 21 of 23 shots in goal for the Giants.

1st Period:

VIC - Mitchell Prowse opened the scoring for the Royals at 15:19 off a shot from the left-wing circle. River Fahey and Sean Gulka assisted on the play.

VIC - Just under three minutes later at 18:17, Sean Gulka doubled the Royals lead with a power play goal. Assists came via Gary Haden and Nolan Jones.

Shots: 13-10 Victoria

2nd Period:

No Scoring.

Shots: 6-3 Victoria

3rd Period:

VAN - With one minute and 22 seconds remaining, Giants captain Alex Kannok Leipert moved the Giants back within one when he crashed the net and converted off a Dylan Plouffe rebound. Tristen Nielsen added the second assist on the goal that was scored six-on-five.

VIC - Back came the Royals at 19:36. Tarun Fizer put the game out of reach with an empty-net goal at 19:36, clinching the fourth win of the season for the Royals.

Shots: 14 - 5 Vancouver

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Final Score: Victoria 3 - Vancouver 1

Final Shots: 27 - 24 Vancouver

David Tendeck: 21/23 saves for Vancouver (5-3)

Brock Gould: 26/27 saves for Victoria (2-1)

Victoria: 1/4 on the Power Play

Vancouver: 0/4 on the Power Play

3 Stars:

Sean Gulka (VIC - 1G, 1A)

Brock Gould (VIC - 26 saves)

Alex Kannok Leipert (VAN - 1G)

Next Game: Friday night at home against the Everett Silvertips at 7:30 PM.

NOTES:

The Giants are an even 7-7 on the season - 2-2 at home and 5-5 on the road.

With an assist Tristen Nielsen (7G, 6A) now leads the G-Men with 13 points this season.

15 of the Giants 27 shots on Sunday came courtesy of their six defencemen.

The Giants are now 3-3 against B.C. Division opponents.





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Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram is tossed into the boards by the Victoria Royals
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram is tossed into the boards by the Victoria Royals

(Chris Relke)
Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck vs. the Victoria Royals
Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck vs. the Victoria Royals

(Chris Relke)
Vancouver Giants centre Tristen Nielsen hits the ice against the Victoria Royals
Vancouver Giants centre Tristen Nielsen hits the ice against the Victoria Royals

(Chris Relke)

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