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Portland Beats Vancouver 9-5

November 10, 2012 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Vancouver Giants News Release

VANCOUVER, BC - The Vancouver Giants twice came back from 2-goal deficits, but ultimately lost 9-5 to the Portland Winterhawks in their first game home after a 5-game road trip.

Vancouver got the first goal of the game from Anthony Ast 3:51 into the game, but Portland tied the game less than two minutes later on a goal from Adam De Champlain. Portland closed off the first period with two goals from Taylor Peters and Brendan Leipsic.

The Giants started the second period with two quick goals from Trevor Cheek to tie the game at 3 but Portland came back with two goals, just over 10 seconds apart, to regain their two goal lead.

Vancouver tied the game at 5 early in the 3rd with goals from Marek Tvrdon and Carter Popoff before the Winterhawks put it away with 4 straight goals.

Nick Petan had 2 goals and 2 assists for Portland who outshot Vancouver 51-20.

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