Johnny Wesley scores the last goal of the season for the Vancouver Giants

Vancouver Giants return home to Langley disappointed by season finale defeat

The Seattle Thunderbirds beat the Giants 6-1 in the last game of the regular Western Hockey League season.

  • Mar. 19, 2017 10:00 p.m.

Sunday night ended the season on a bit of a sour note for the Langley-based Vancouver Giants, who lost to the Seattle Thunderbird by a score of 6-1.

Johnny Wesley scored the lone goal of the game and the last goal of the season Sunday night at the ShoWare Centre in Washington.

This last loss of the 2016-17 season concludes the G-Men campaign with a 20-46-3-3 record.

How it played out

Alexander True got the Thunderbirds off on the right foot, scoring off the rush just 30 seconds into the game. Nolan Volcan made it 2-0 before the end of the first period when he beat Vancouver starter David Tendeck from the right circle.

Seattle added four markers in the second period. Elijah Brown and Matthew Wedman both rippled the mesh while True and Volcan each added their second goal of the evening.

Ryan Kubic replaced Tendeck in the Giants’ net after two periods, and Wesley spoiled Seattle goalie Carl Stankowski’s shutout bid at 15:15 of the final frame when his centring feed was knocked into the net by a sprawling Thunderbird defenceman.

Seattle out shot Vancouver 34-20.

The T-Birds went 1-for-4 on the power play while Vancouver was 0-for-3.

Saying goodbye

The last game of the year brought about the end of two WHL careers as overage defenceman #5 Jeff Rayman and 20-year-old forward #22 Calvin Spencer both played their final game for Vancouver.

CAPTION: Jeff Rayman

CAPTION: Calvin Spencer

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