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Giants Fall 3-0 Wednesday against Prince George

May 6, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release


Vancouver Giants centre Tristen Nielsen (right) takes a shot vs. the Prince George Cougars
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.

1st Period:

No Scoring

Shots: 9-6 Prince George

2nd Period:

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

3rd Period:

PG - Tyson Upper cemented the victory for Prince George with an unassisted empty net goal at 18:31.

Shots: 8-3 Vancouver

GAME SUMMARY:

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

3 Stars:

1) Taylor Gauthier (PG - Shutout)

2) Koehn Ziemmer (PG - 2G)

3) Riley Heidt (PG - 1A)

NOTES:

- 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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Vancouver Giants right wing Justin Lies with the puck vs. the Prince George Cougars
Vancouver Giants right wing Justin Lies with the puck vs. the Prince George Cougars

(Allen Douglas)
Vancouver Giants defenceman Nicco Camazzola (center) delivers a hit vs. the Prince George Cougars
Vancouver Giants defenceman Nicco Camazzola (center) delivers a hit vs. the Prince George Cougars

(Allen Douglas)
Vancouver Giants bench vs. the Prince George Cougars
Vancouver Giants bench vs. the Prince George Cougars

(Allen Douglas)
Vancouver Giants centre Tristen Nielsen (right) takes a shot vs. the Prince George Cougars
Vancouver Giants centre Tristen Nielsen (right) takes a shot vs. the Prince George Cougars

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