Rebels Score Early in 3-1 Win Over the Giants

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(ISN) – The Vancouver Giants finished up a hectic week with a 3-1 loss to the Red Deer Rebels Sunday night at the Pacific Coliseum.

The Giants finished the week 3-1-0-1, picking up 7 of a possible 10 points.

Coming off a shootout loss in Kelowna Saturday night, the Rebels got the start they could only dream of, scoring 18 seconds into the game. They outshot the Giants 12-6 in the opening frame to lead 1-0.

In the second period the Giants fired 18 shots on net and finally Riley Kieser was able to get the equalizer, potting his 4th goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1. The Rebels would respond just over four minutes later as Tyson Ness beat Adam Morrison to give the visitors a 2-1 lead through 40 minutes. Shots were 24-23 in favour of Red Deer after 2 periods.

The Giants pushed in the third period, but just ran of the gas. Red Deer would add an empty netter to make it a 3-1 final. Final shots were 34-30 for Red Deer. With the loss and a Spokane win on Sunday, the Giants are now just 3 points up on the Chiefs for 4th place in the Western Conference. Spokane has 2 games in hand.

After a couple of days off the Giants are back in action Friday February 24 when they play host to the Kamloops Blazers. It is the front end of a home and home series with the top team in the WHL. Puck drop is 7:30 pm on Friday. The pregame show begins at 7:00 pm on AM 650. 

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