The Vancouver Giants extended their winning streak to five, and goaltender Trent Miner now stands alone in the Giants history books. Wednesday night in Kelowna, the Vancouver Giants (5-1) defeated the Victoria Royals by a 6-4 score.
Justin Sourdif and Bryce Bader each had two goals and an assist for Vancouver while Tarun Fizer and Brayden Schuurman each responded with two points for Victoria. Goaltender Trent Miner came into the game early in the second period in relief of Drew Sim and was spotless in 35 minutes and 30 seconds of work to extend his shutout streak to 225 minutes and 48 seconds.
SCORING FRENZY: The Royals and Giants combined for five goals in a 6:42 span in the second period. The eruption of goals saw Victoria score the first three goals within 3:25, and then Vancouver responded with the last two a mere 2:41 apart.
“For as much as it is a personal record, I view it as a team record. We’re giving up minimal opportunities every game. Guys are selling out, blocking shots and giving Drew and I the best chance to win games.” – Giants goaltender Trent Miner.
“Coming from Jr. A was a big step. I was playing a little bit passive at the start but I’m more comfortable now and I’m starting to find the back of the net.” – Giants forward Bryce Bader.
TOP OF THE CHARTS – Rookie forward Brayden Schurrman leads all BC Division rookies in scoring with four points (3g-1a). He is joined by first year blueliner Gannon Laroque whose 1g-2a puts him in third place in BC Division rookie scoring and places him in the lead of scoring by freshman defensemen in the division.
Next Game: The Royals travel to Kamloops on Friday night to take on the Blazers inside the at RE/MAX Hub at the Sandman Centre. Puck drop at 7:00 p.m.