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Giants End Season on High Note – But That’s It

Kamloops – (Josh Olund BCIT Radio A&E) – Tuesday marke dthe final game of the season for th Vancouver Giants. And while it’s been a much different season compared to what everyone is used to, the Giants would want to still end the season on a high note. And they sure did as they defeated the Victoria Royals 6-1.

The offence didn’t occur early in the first, but the Giants would be the ones to open the scoring as Zack Ostapchuk scored a shorthanded goal at 11:03 to give the Giants a 1-0lead.Not long after, the Giants would double their lead as Marko Stacha would register his first goal of the season at 12:13 to make it 2-0 Giants.However, the Royals wouldn’t leave the first without getting one of their own as Keanu Derungs would get one on the powerplay with 31 seconds left in the period to cut the lead in half and make it a 2-1 game heading into the intermission.

In the second period, the offence was limited to just one goal and just like the first, there was another fight that broke out, this time it was Royals player Cage Newans against Giants player sJustin Lies But the Giants would score the lone goal as it came from Justin Sourdif to make it a 3-1 game at15:07 of the period and that would be all the Giants would be able to get by Royals goaltender Adam Evanoff would face 20 shots in the second period alone.

In the third, there would be two more fights making that four in total for the game.The first was between Nick Dorrington of the Royals and Lies again for his second fight of the night.The other fight from the third was between Derungs and Stacha with just under two minutes left in the game.But between all of that chaos, the Giants score three more goals in the third period. The first came on the powerplay from Alex Kannok Leipert at 2:24 of the period to make it 4-1 Giants.A little over four minutes later, Lies would get on the board with a goal of his own at 6:28 to give the Giants a 5-1 lead over the Royals.And the final goal would come on the powerplay once again as Bryce Bedar would score at 14:41 to give the Giants a commanding 6-1 win over the Royals to cap of this strange season.

With the win, the Giants would end the season with a record of 12-10-0 finishing second in the B.C. Division behind the Kamloops Blazers. And while everyone hopes there won’t be another shortened season next year and all the leagues will be back to regular schedule lengths, the positive to take away from this is that the Giants were able to stay above .500 and will look to keep up their ways going into the 2021-22 season.But until then, this was at least a good way to close things for this year.

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