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Nielsen's Hat-Trick Leads G-Men over the Royals

September 7, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release

Vancouver Giants celebrate a pre-season win
Vancouver Giants celebrate a pre-season win
(Vancouver Giants, Credit: Rik Fedyck)

Friday night at the LEC the Vancouver Giants earned a 3-2 victory over the Victoria Royals. Tristen Nielsen scored all three goals for the Giants (3-1) while goaltender Braedy Euerby turned aside 25 of Victoria's 27 shots. Sean Gulka and Brandon Cutler responded with goals for the Royals (0-3). The Royals goaltending tandem of Shane Farkas and Keegan Maddocks combined for 23 saves.

BOX SCORE

1st Period:

No Scoring.

Shots: 10-5 Victoria

2nd Period:

VIC - Sean Gulka opened the scoring for the Royals off a cross-crease feed from Keanu Derungs.

VAN - Tristen Nielsen responded for the Giants at 12:39 on a power play when he skated into the slot and one-timed home a feed from Brayden Watts. Justin Sourdif also assisted.

Shots: 14-8 Vancouver

3rd Period:

VIC - 47 seconds into the third period the Royals regained the lead on a power play. Brandon Cutler snuck to the right side of the Giants goal and snuck a low shot past Braedy Euerby off a feed from Gary Haden.

VAN - 43 seconds later Tristen Nielsen notched his second of the night. This one came right off a face off in the Victoria end. Brayden Watts earned the lone assist.

VAN - Tristen Nielsen completed his hat-trick at 6:17 of the third on a power play deflection. Seth Bafaro and Justin Sourdif both drew the helpers on Nielsen's go-ahead goal.

Shots: 9-7 Victoria

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Final Score: Vancouver 3 - Victoria 2

Final Shots: 27-26 Victoria

Braedy Euerby: 25/27 saves for Vancouver

Shane Farkas: 16/17 saves for Victoria

Keegan Maddocks: 6/8 saves for Victoria

Vancouver: 2/3 on the Power Play

Victoria: 1/8 on the Power Play

Next Giants Game: Tomorrow at 7:00 PM at the LEC against the Prince George Cougars.





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Vancouver Giants goaltender Braedy Euerby faces the Victoria Royals
Vancouver Giants goaltender Braedy Euerby faces the Victoria Royals

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Vancouver Giants defenceman Nicholas Draffin vs. the Victoria Royals
Vancouver Giants defenceman Nicholas Draffin vs. the Victoria Royals

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Vancouver Giants defenceman Seth Bafaro vs. the Victoria Royals
Vancouver Giants defenceman Seth Bafaro vs. the Victoria Royals

(Rik Fedyck)
Vancouver Giants centre Tristen Nielsen
Vancouver Giants centre Tristen Nielsen

(Rik Fedyck)
Vancouver Giants centre Evan Patrician in front of the Victoria Royals goal
Vancouver Giants centre Evan Patrician in front of the Victoria Royals goal

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Vancouver Giants celebrate a pre-season win
Vancouver Giants celebrate a pre-season win

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