Giants Dropped By Blazers

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Photos by: Allen Douglas

Saturday night at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops the Vancouver Giants dropped a 6-2 decision to the Blazers. Orrin Centazzo led the Blazers attack with two goals and two assists while Connor Zary contributed three assists. Milos Roman and Tristen Nielsen supplied the goals for the Giants in response. Dylan Garand made 33 saves in the Kamloops net while Trent Miner stopped 20 for Vancouver.

 1st Period:

 VAN – Milos Roman staked the Giants to a 1-0 lead on a power play at 5:17. Justin Sourdif and Bowen Byram assisted. For Roman it was his second goal in as many games.

KAM – 45 seconds later Logan Stankoven answered for the Blazers when his shot from the top of the left-wing circle snuck under the bar and past Trent Miner.

Shots: 9-8 Vancouver

 2nd Period:

KAM – 1:27 into the middle frame, Josh Pillar converted off an Orrin Centazzo feed from in close to move the Blazers ahead 2-1.

Shots: 14-4 Vancouver

3rd Period:

KAM – 34 seconds into the final period, Orrin Centazzo made it 3-1 when he knocked a Connor Zary rebound home for his first goal of the season.

VAN – The Giants quickly answered at 2:02 when Tristen Nielsen tipped a Kaleb Bulych point shot past Dylan Garand for his third of the season.

KAM – Orrin Centazzo provided the Blazers with some insurance at 7:28 when he wired a Zane Franklin feed home on a power play.

KAM – Blazers captain Zane Franklin made it 5-2 at 16:41 with an empty-net goal. Centazzo drew the primary assist to give him four points on the night.

KAM – 15 seconds later Montana Onyebuchi scored the game’s final goal off a one-timer from the right-wing point at 16:56, giving Kamloops the 6-2 lead.