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Giants Come Up Short Against Kelowna

Vancouver (Josh olund BCIT Radio A&E) – The Vancouver Giants four-game winning streak cominginto Saturday night’s contest against the Kelowna Rockets came to an end, as the Giants came up short in a 4-3 loss to the Rockets.

The Giants kicked off the scoring in the first period,scoring a powerplay goal 9:11 into the period from Alex Kannok Leipert to take a 1-0 lead.However, the Rockets would also get a powerplay goal of their own late in the period from Dillion Hamalluk at 18:35 to tie the game a 1-1 heading into the intermission.

In the second period, the Giants would score the first goal of the frame again, but this time it was a short-handed goal from Justin Sourdif at 12:47to take a 2-1 lead.That was Sourdif’s first short-handed goal of the season and the third one for the Giants this year. Sourdif’s goal also extends his point streak to nine games. Less than three minutes later, the Rockets would respond once again off a goal from Kaedan Korczak and 15:02 to make it a 2-2 game.But the Giants would be able to add one more before the end of the second period, and it was once again from Justin Sourdif at 17:54 to give the Giants another lead heading into the third period.

However, the Giants 3-2 lead wouldn’t last for much longer, as the Rockets would score two minutes into the third period from a goal by Jake Lee, which was his first of the season to tie it at3-3.Then a little over three minutes later, the Rockets would take the lead for the first time in the game from a goal by Mark Liwiski at 5:15 to make it4-3.And the rest of the game was taken care of by Rockets goalie, Cole Schwebius, who locked it down the rest of the way, coming out with the win for the Rockets.

With the loss, the Giants record is now 9-4-0, which now puts them behind the Kamloops Blazers for first in the B.C. Division. The next Giants game is Sunday, April 25, against the Kamloops Blazers at 6:00 PM.

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