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Giants Lose, Blazers Clinch First

Kamloops (Josh Olund BCIT Radio A&E) – With only two games left in the season, the Vancouver Giants would’ve liked to have ended the season on a high note, especially after a thrashing of the Kelowna Rockets on Friday. However,they ran into the best team in the B.C.Division in the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday and came up short losing to the Blazers 3-1.

In the opening frame, it would take some time for these two teams to open the scoring, but the Blazers would be the first ones to strike from a goal by Fraser Minten at 12:16 to make it 1-0 Blazers.However, just 34 seconds later, the Blazers would add another goal, this time from Dylan Sydor to give the Blazers a quick 2-0 lead in the first and it would remain that way heading into the intermission.

In the second period, neither team would be able to get on the scoresheet, but it would be the Blazers dominating in the shots category by the end of the period, out shooting the Giants 13-3throughout the period.

In the third period, the Blazers would add one quick as Caedan Bankier would score at 2:43 to make it 3-0 for the Blazers.But the Giants would not be held without a goal in this one as Justin Sourdif would score the Giants lone goal at 11:39 of the period to make it3-1 Blazers. And that’s how it would stay as the Blazers would finish with a 3-1 victory over the Giants.

With that loss, the Giants record becomes 11-10-0and are only one point ahead of the Prince George Cougars for second place in the B.C. Division.And while the Giants can’t pass by season’s end, there’s still a sense of pride to able to finish second in the division.The next Giants game is on Tuesday at 7:00 PM in Kamloops against the Victoria Royals, which will also be their final game of the season

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