Giants Snag 2 Points in Spokane

November 23, 2022 – Western Hockey League (WHL) – Vancouver Giants News Release

Spokane Chiefs' Ty Cheveldayoff and Vancouver Giants' Ty Thorpe on the ice
Spokane Chiefs’ Ty Cheveldayoff and Vancouver Giants’ Ty Thorpe on the ice
(Vancouver Giants, Credit: Larry Brunt)

Spokane, WA – The Giants and Chiefs traded goals all night, but Vancouver never trailed and managed to come out ahead 6-4 with a couple of power play goals in the third period.

1st period:

VAN: Matty Edwards opened the scoring with his first WHL goal 13:03 into the opening frame.

SPO: 2021 WHL 1st overall pick Berkly Catton answered with a goal of his own 0:42 later to tie the game at 1.

VAN: Zack Ostapchuk brought the Giants ahead with 2:37 left in the first with his 8th of the season and first of the night.

2nd period:

VAN: Ethan Semeniuk capitalized on a pretty passing play by the Giants just under 4 minutes into the second period.

SPO: Carter Streek brought the Chiefs within one with 5:07 remaining in the period.

SPO: Ben Bonni was credited with a goal on a fortunate bounce for the Chiefs to tie the game 2 minutes later.

VAN: Zack Ostapchuk netted his second of the night 0:29 later on a breakaway.`

3rd period:

VAN: Colton Langkow scored the first special teams goal of the evening with a power play goal at 14:22 of the 3rd to give Vancouver a 5-3 advantage.

SPO: Tommaso De Luca scored with 3:20 remaining to bring Spokane back within one.

VAN: Langkow buried his second of the night into the empty net at 19:59 of the third period to ice the game.


Final Score: Vancouver 6 – Spokane 4

final shots:

Spokane: 38

Vancouver: 32

Brett Mirwald: 34/38 saves for Vancouver

Cooper Michaluk: 26/31 saves for Spokane

Vancouver Power Play: 2/6

Spokane Power Play: 0/7

3 Stars:

1) Ostapchuk (VAN)

2) Semeniuk (VAN)

3) Catton (SPO)

Next Game: The Giants head back to the Langley Events Center to host the Regina Pats on Friday night.

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