Saturday night in Winnipeg, MB the Vancouver Giants earned a 4-0 shutout victory over the Winnipeg ICE. David Tendeck turned aside all 36 shots he faced in the Giants net to record his second consecutive shutout while Milos Roman, Justin Lies, Evan Patrician and Bowen Byram supplied goals. Tristen Nielsen chimed in with two assists. Gage Alexander made 26 saves in the Winnipeg net.
BIG SAVE DAVE STRIKES AGAIN FOR THE GIANTS
VAN – 8:46 into the game the Giants took a 1-0 lead when Milos Roman batted home a Jacob Gendron rebound. Justin Sourdif also assisted on Roman’s team-leading fifth goal of the season.
VAN – One minute and 44 seconds later, Manitoba native Justin Lies wired home his first WHL goal off a two-on-one rush to increase the Giants lead to 2-0. Zack Ostapchuk also recorded his first WHL point with an assist on the play.
Shots: 16-11 Vancouver
VAN – 21 seconds into the middle frame, Evan Patrician parked himself at the right side of the Winnipeg goal and tipped home a feed from Tristen Nielsen to make it 3-0. For Patrician it was his first goal of the season.
Shots: 15 – 6 Winnipeg
VAN – With under five minute remaining in the third, Bowen Byram snapped a low shot through traffic and in for his first goal of the 2019-20 season. Byram’s goal came via the power play and was assisted by Dylan Plouffe and Tristen Nielsen.
Final Score: Vancouver 4 – Winnipeg 0
Shots: 36 – 30 Winnipeg
David Tendeck – 36/36 saves for Vancouver (3-0-0-0)
Gage Alexander – 26/30 saves for Winnipeg (0-1-1-0)
Vancouver: 1/5 on the Power Play
Winnipeg: 0/6 on the Power Play
- David Tendeck (VAN – 36 saves. Shut Out)
- Jackson Shepard (VAN – 1 assist)
- Carson Lambos (WPG – 3 Shots)
Next Game: Next up for the Giants is a return to the Art Hauser Centre and a Tuesday night battle with the Prince Albert Raiders at 6:00 PM PT on Tuesday, October 8th.
- Saturday night’s shutout was the ninth of David Tendeck’s WHL career.
- Tendeck’s shutout streak currently stands at 162 minutes and 22 seconds.
- David Tendeck has stopped 76 of his first 77 shots faced through three starts.
- The Giants power play has now connected in six of their first seven games.
- Justin Lies, Zack Ostapchuk and Jacob Gendron all recorded their first WHL points in Saturday’s win in Winnipeg.