Giants Fall 3-0 Wednesday against Prince George
Vancouver Giants centre Tristen Nielsen (right) takes a shot vs. the Prince George Cougars
(Vancouver Giants, Credit: Allen Douglas)
Kamloops, B.C. - Wednesday evening inside the RE/MAX Hub in Kamloops, the Vancouver Giants (10-9) dropped a 3-0 decision to the Prince George Cougars (9-7-2-1). Koehn Ziemmer scored a pair of goals in the second period and Tyson Upper sealed the game with an empty-netter. Taylor Gauthier stopped all 26 shots he faced in the Cougar net while Drew Sim countered with 13 saves for the Vancouver Giants.
Shots: 9-6 Prince George
PG - The game's first goal came at 4:36 of the middle-frame on a breakaway courtesy of Cougars rookie forward Koehn Ziemmer. Ziemmer made a nifty move to the backhand on a deke to secure his eighth of the season.
PG - Ziemmer wasn't done. He struck again at 17:31 when he took the puck from the corner, skated into the slot, and spun and fired a low shot by the pad of Drew Sim. Riley Heidt added the lone assist.
Shots: 12-4 Vancouver
PG - Tyson Upper cemented the victory for Prince George with an unassisted empty net goal at 18:31.
Shots: 8-3 Vancouver
Final Score: Prince George 3 - Vancouver 0
Final Shots: 26-16 Vancouver
Drew Sim: 13/15 saves for Vancouver
Taylor Gauthier: 26/26 saves for Prince George
Vancouver Power Play: 0/2
Prince George Power Play: 0/6
1) Taylor Gauthier (PG - Shutout)
2) Koehn Ziemmer (PG - 2G)
3) Riley Heidt (PG - 1A)
- The Giants have held their opponent to 20-or-fewer shots against in nine of the 19 games they've played.
- Tristen Nielsen led all Giants with five shots on goal.
- Wednesday's loss marked just the second time this season that the Giants have been shutout.
- The Giants finish the 2020-21 season with a 2-4 record against Prince George.
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