Dawson Holt and the Vancouver Giants earned a split in Prince George, winning 5-3 and losing 6-2 to the Cougars in WHL action. Prince George Cougars photo

Giants earn split in Prince George

Western Hockey League-leading Portland Winterhawks up next for Giants as teams play Dec. 5 at Langley Events Centre

A weekend road trip to Prince George earned the Vancouver Giants two out of four points.

The Giants got the two-game set off on the right foot thanks to a 5-3 win on Friday night over the Cougars at the CN Centre, but Prince George exacted revenge the following night, dumping the Vancouver visitors 6-2.

The split helps Vancouver (12-13-2-2, 28 points) maintain a four-point lead over Prince George (10-14-2-2, 24 points) in the B.C. Division. The Giants sit third and the Cougars fifth.

Giants captain Tyler Benson led the way in the first game with two goals and three points as he scored for the third consecutive game. Milos Roman, Ty Ronning and James Malm had the other goals while David Tendeck made 32 saves in goal.

Vancouver was looking for a third straight win the next night but were limited to a pair of goals, both from Brad Morrison, in the 6-2 defeat. Todd Scott took the loss, allowing all six goals on 34 shots.

The Giants have won two of their past three games but are 5-5 in their last 10 and things don’t get much easier over the next two weeks.

Vancouver begins a home-and-home series with the Portland Winterhawks, the top team in the WHL at 20-5-0-1.

The teams play on Dec. 5 at the Langley Events Centre as part of Pyjama Night where fans are encouraged to come to the game in the PJs and also to donate a pair of new pyjamas for children or teens. The collected pyjamas will be donated to the Langley Christmas Bureau.

They wrap up the series with a game in Portland on Dec. 8 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Giants then host the Kootenay Ice on Dec. 9 before a home-and-home series with the B.C. Division-leading — and second place team in the WHL’s Western Conference — Victoria Royals (18-10-3-0) on Dec. 15 and 16.

Vancouver’s final game before the holiday break is Dec. 17 against the Cougars on Teddy Bear Toss night.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Auditors couldn’t tell if Fraser Health executives bought booze on taxpayers’ dime

Review from 2014 says one administrator bought Bose headphones on company credit card

Abbotsford school district ‘not panicked’ by added cost of new health tax

Both MSP premiums and new payroll tax will be in effect in 2019

City taps engineering GM for top job

Peter Sparanese hired to replace retiring city manager George Murray

Retired Abbotsford city manager Murray hailed by council

George Murray sat at final council meetings Monday

Free parking not in the cards for Fraser Valley hospitals

Chair says board may look at ways to make parking easier, but not free

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

No opting out: Canadians to get emergency alerts on their phones soon

Canada’s wireless providers are preparing for a looming update to the National Public Alerting System

Just For Laughs sold to Howie Mandel

Just For Laughs sold to Howie Mandel and U.S. company ICM Partners

Texas bombing suspect blows himself up as SWAT moves in

The suspect in a spate of bombing attacks that have terrorized Austin over the past month blew himself up with an explosive device as authorities closed in

Witnesses: Boko Haram returns Nigerian kidnapped schoolgirls

Witnesses say Boko Haram militants have returned an unknown number of the 110 girls who were abducted from their Nigeria school a month ago.

Canada-wide warrant issued for Surrey suspect in ‘vicious’ attack on autistic man

Ronjot Singh Dhami, 25, is wanted for one count of aggravated assault

Golden Knights win 4-1, remain undefeated against Canucks

Vegas gets points from 12 players in dominating effort versus Vancouver

Alberta budget plans for Trans Mountain expansion

Finance Minister Joe Ceci says expected revenues will be factored into budget forecasts

Langley City hits up province for share of pot revenue

The province says it understands municipalities will face extra costs when marijuana is legalized.

Most Read