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Giants Earn a Teddy Bear Toss Victory Sunday at Rogers Arena

December 8, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release


Michal Kvasnica of the Vancouver Giants relaxes in a sea of teddy bears
Michal Kvasnica of the Vancouver Giants relaxes in a sea of teddy bears
(Vancouver Giants, Credit: Rik Fedyck)

Vancouver, B.C. - Some new faces for the Vancouver Giants (14-13-1-1) had a huge impact during 2019 Chevrolet Teddy Bear Toss. Forward Tyler Preziuso scored twice in his Giants debut (in the third period) to help cement a 4-1 victory over the Tri-City Americans (12-12-2-1). Connor Horning's first goal as a Giant was the game winner, and Michal Kvasnica's first goal as a Giant at 4:04 of the first period served as the 2019 Teddy Bear Goal! Tristen Nielsen, Justin Sourdif and Bowen Byram all recorded multi-assist games for the G-Men. Connor Bouchard had the lone goal in response for Tri-City who were outshot 53-26 by the Giants on Sunday.

1st Period:

VAN - Michal Kvasnica scored the famed Teddy Bear Goal of 2019 for the Vancouver Giants at 4:04. He took a pass from Tristen Nielsen at the Tri-City blueline, skated into the left circle and wired home his shot from the left-wing circle past Beck Warm to make it a 1-0 game.

VAN - Connor Horning then extended the Giants lead at 15:55 off a low shot from the high slot that snuck past Beck Warm's stick and in. Horning's first as a Giant was assisted by Justin Sourdif and Bowen Byram.

Shots: 16-15 Tri-City

2nd Period:

No Scoring

Shots: 19-7 Vancouver

3rd Period:

TC - 1:07 into the third, Connor Bouchard potted the lone goal of the game for Tri-City in close off a feed from Krystof Hrabik. Bouchard's seventh came just as a Tri-City power play had expired.

VAN - A minute and 45 seconds later the Giants answered when Tyler Preziuso knocked home a Tristen Nielsen rebound past Beck Warm for his 10th goal of the season.

VAN - Preziuso wasn't done. At 6:34 of the third he wired home a shot from the slot on a Giants power play, increasing the Vancouver lead to 4-1. Tristen Nielsen and Bowen Byram drew the helpers on Preziuso's 11th goal.

Shots: 19 - 3 Vancouver

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Final Score: Vancouver 4 - Tri-City 1

Final Shots: 53 - 26 Vancouver

David Tendeck: 25/26 saves for Vancouver (8-7)

Beck Warm: 49/53 saves for Tri-City (8-12-1-1)

Tri-City Power Play: 0/2

Vancouver Power Play: 1/2

3 Stars:

Tyler Preziuso (VAN - 2 Goals)

Tristen Nielsen (VAN - 3 Assists)

Michal Kvasnica (VAN - Teddy Bear Goal)

Next Giants Game: Saturday, December 14th in Everett, WA against the Silvertips.

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NOTES:

The Giants set a new season high for shots on goal Sunday with 53.

The Giants have outshot their opposition in five straight games, and in 20 of their first 29 games altogether.

Thanks to his three-assist effort, Tristen Nielsen has now registered five goals and five assists for 10 points in his past six games.

The Giants improved their record against Tri-City to 2-1 on the season.

Tomorrow Bowen Byram will be heading to Oakville, ON to join Team Canada at their World Junior Selection Camp.





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Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck in Teddy Bear Toss jersey vs. the Tri-City Americans
Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck in Teddy Bear Toss jersey vs. the Tri-City Americans

(Rik Fedyck)
Vancouver Giants in Teddy Bear Toss jersey dive into a bile of bears
Vancouver Giants in Teddy Bear Toss jersey dive into a bile of bears

(Rik Fedyck)
Vancouver Giants in Teddy Bear Toss jerseys
Vancouver Giants in Teddy Bear Toss jerseys

(Rik Fedyck)
Vancouver Giants pose with a giant teddy bear
Vancouver Giants pose with a giant teddy bear

(Rik Fedyck)
Michal Kvasnica of the Vancouver Giants relaxes in a sea of teddy bears
Michal Kvasnica of the Vancouver Giants relaxes in a sea of teddy bears

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