Giants fall 2-1 to Kamloops Blazers in road game

The Vancouver Giants fell 2-1 in a Wednesday night road game at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops.

The Langley-based team (16-18-2-0) gave a good account of itself, but couldn’t beat the B.C. Division-leading Blazers (25-11-1-0).

Giants goalie Jesper Vikman proved a major roadblock between the Blazers and their next win, as he shut down two power plays. It was only on the third power play in the first period that Kamloops’ forward Luke Toporowski managed to get one past Vikman.

Just 57 seconds into the second period, Mats Lindgren increased the Kamloops lead to 2-0, roaring out of the penalty box, picking up a feed from Caedan Bankier, and putting it in the net on a shorthanded breakaway.

Scoreless in two periods, Vancouver got on the board at 12:49 of the third, with Fabian Lysell’s power play effort, off the stick of Cole Shepard. Lysell put a high shot home past Blazers goalie Dylan Garand.

The game’s first star was Kamloops’ Garand, with 27 saves, with the Giants Vikman taking second star honours for his 27 saves. Lindgren took third star for his game-winning goal.

The Giant are now 1-6 against Kamloops this season, and 0-4 on the road.

The next outing by the Giants will be at home in the Langley Events Centre on Friday, Jan. 28, against the Kelowna Rockets. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

READ ALSO: Langley’s Brodie Hofer named athlete of the week after back to back volleyball wins


Have a story tip? Email: sports@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Wire Service

Leave a Comment
Share
Published by
Wire Service

Recent Posts

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of May 22 to 28

World Turtle Day, World Dracula Day, Brisket Day are all coming up this week

1 hour ago

B.C. commits $100 million to support Japanese Canadians interned in World War II

Funding will go to health and wellness programs for survivors, memorials and public education

3 hours ago

Former Langley Rams head coach not guilty on drug charge

A two-day trial ended with a not guilty verdict for Howie Zaron

6 hours ago

Smoke may rise from sewers, drains in Langley City

The smoke is just part of maintenance testing by Metro Vancouver

9 hours ago

Local musicians to rock ‘n’ roll with audience next Friday

Langley’s Creative Compass Society organizes concert and other music happenings

9 hours ago