Kamloops (Josh Olund BCIT Radio A&E) – The Vancouver Giants came into the weekend with a four-game losing streak but were able to snap it against the Victoria Royals on Saturday, but their winning ways wouldn’t last long as the Giants ran into the Prince George Cougars and came up short on Sunday. losing to the Cougars 5-2.
Things did not go well from the start for the Giants as the Cougars would strike first off a goal from Kohen Ziemmer at 1:54 of the first period to take an early 1-0 lead.Little over two minutes later, the Cougars would score again, this time from Craig Armstrong at4:11 to double their lead over the Giants.And the Cougars would not stop there as they would add yet another goal in the opening frame off of Ziemmer’s second goal of the game at the six-minute mark of the period to make it 3-0.However, the Giants would eventually get one of their own from Tristen Nielsen to make it a 3-1game at 8:10 of the first period and it would stay that way until the end of the period.
In the second period, the Cougars wouldn’t take long to increase their lead as Tyson Upper would score 44 seconds into the second making it a 4-1 Cougars lead.Later in the frame, the Cougars would continue the pressure as they would add another goal,this time from Blake Eastman at 14:37 which put the Cougars up 5-1 and would hold onto that lead until the end of the second period.
In the third period, the Giants would score the lone goal of the period off of Nielsen’s second goal of the game 7:48 into the third to make it 5-2,but that would be all she wrote for the Giant as they ultimately lose to the Cougars 5-2.
With that loss, the Giants record is now 10-8-0 and still sits six points behind the Kamloops Blazers for the top spot in the B.C. Division.The Giants next game is on Wednesday, May 3 against the Cougars once again at 7:00 PM in Kamloops.