Friday night at the LEC the Vancouver Giants earned a 3-2 victory over the Victoria Royals. Tristen Nielsen scored all three goals for the Giants (3-1) while goaltender Braedy Euerby turned aside 25 of Victoria’s 27 shots. Sean Gulka and Brandon Cutler responded with goals for the Royals (0-3). The Royals goaltending tandem of Shane Farkas and Keegan Maddocks combined for 23 saves.
Mixing it Up:
Victoria went with a mixture of youth and experience in their line-up as they dressed 12 veterans and eight rookies. Meanwhile the Giants went with 13 rookies and seven veterans.
Royals’ 20-year-olds Will Warm, Gary Haden and Shane Farkas, along with newly aquired Graeme Bryks, played in the their first game in a Victoria jersey. The contest tonight also marked the first game of the pre-season for Warm, Haden and Farkas.
Victoria scratched 20-year-old Jameson Murray along with veterans Mitchell Prowse, Carson Miller, River Fahey, Phillip Schultz, Kaid Oliver and Brock Gould. They also sat rookies Alex Bolshakov, Carson Golder and Connor Martin.
The Royals’ had a pair of Langley, BC products in their line-up tonight in 19-year-old forward Sean Gulka and 2003-born rookie goaltender Keegan Maddocks.
2019 Pre-Season Schedule:
Saturday, September 7th vs. Kamloops Blazers – 11:00 a.m. – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC
Sunday, September 8th vs. Everett Silvertips – 1:00 p.m. – Langley Events Centre – Langley, BC