Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Giants (32-22-3-2) earned four of six possible points this weekend against Victoria. Sunday afternoon the Victoria Royals (31-23-5-2) earned a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Giants in the third game of a three-in-three weekend. Brandon Cutler led the Royals with a goal and two assists while goaltender Adam Evanoff stopped 33 of Vancouver’s 34 shots en route to a first-star performance. Tristen Nielsen had the Giants lone goal to reach the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career.
VAN – At 6:54 of the opening period, Milos Roman (24) knocked home a Tristen Nielsen rebound from in close. Justin Sourdif added the second assist on the opening goal.
VIC – Late in the period, Victoria tied it when Keanu Derungs wired home a Brandon Cutler feed on a power play. Derungs’ goal was his 15th, and was also assisted by Matthew Smith.
Shots: 14-9 Vancouver
VIC – 13 seconds into the second, Gary Haden (24) snuck into the slot and one-timed a feed from Phillip Schultz by Trent Miner to give the Royals a 2-1 lead.
Shots: 9 – 7 Vancouver
VIC – Brandon Cutler (17) extended the Royals lead to 3-1 on a redirect off a Gary Haden pass. The goal came 26 seconds into the period.
VIC – Brayden Tracey (20) iced the game for Victoria with an empty net goal at 17:35, clinching the 31st victory of the season for Victoria.
Shots: 11 – 7 Vancouver