Giants scored a 3-0 win over the Royals on Friday night (Feb. 28) at Langley Events Centre in front of 4,083 fans (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants blank Victoria Royals

Coach calls home-ice win in Langley ’a good start to the weekend’

Vancouver Giants took game one of a three-game mini-series over the Victoria Royals.

With the two B.C. Division rivals locked in a heated battle for second place – and home-ice advantage in the first round – the Giants scored a 3-0 win over the Royals on Friday night (Feb. 28) at Langley Events Centre in front of 4,083 fans.

Trevor Longo scored in the first period with Bowen Byram and Milos Roman (into the empty net) adding third-period markers.

The Giants dominated the first period, outshooting Victoria 17-6 over those 20 minutes and 35-18 for the game.

“We played well in the first period. We did a great job of sustaining pressure,” said head coach Michael Dyck. “We played the way we needed to play. We know we can be better, though, and we’ll have to be better tomorrow [Saturday] in Victoria. But it was a good start to the weekend.”

Trent Miner stopped all 18 shots for his first shutout of the season.

Bowen Byram recorded his 100th career assist on Milos Roman’s third period goal.

With the win – which was the Giants’ 12th in the past 13 games – Vancouver’s record improved to 31-21-3-2 and 67 points. The Royals (30-22-5-2) also have 67 points but they have played a pair of extra games.

All three stars of the game were Giants: Bowen Byram, Trevor Longo and Trent Miner.

Friday’s victory marked the fourth career WHL shutout of Trent Miner’s career.

The Giants are now 5-3 against Victoria this season and have won four straight meetings.

Next up, the teams head to Victoria to wrap up the three-game miniseries with games on Saturday and Sunday.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

LangleyLangley Events CentreVancouver GiantsWHL

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Trevor Longo scored in the first period to put the Giants ahead of the Victoria Royals Friday night (Feb. 28) at Langley Events Centre (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Just Posted

Signs of support to be posted on grounds of local hospitals

Individuals can purchase signs through program of Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation

Abbotsford politicians and city staff to consider cash-flow questions, tax deferments

Mayor says it’s unclear how many residents and business owners will be able to pay taxes on time

Sex offender charged again less than two months after prison release

Taylor Dueck, who was living in Mission, has history of sex assaults in Abbotsford

Cop who lives in Mission awarded almost $3.2 million for 2 car crashes

Jeffery Neufeldt was injured on the job in collisions in 2013 and 2016

Charity website hopes to help Abbotsford food bank

Residents urged to post their stuff for sale and donate proceeds

‘The Office’ star John Krasinski offers Some Good News in trying times

‘The human spirit still found a way to break through and blow us all away’

World COVID-19 updates: Putin may be exposed; 30,000 prisoners released

Comprehensive news update from around the world as of Tuesday, March 31.

Canada expands 75% wage subsidy to COVID-19 affected businesses of all sizes: Trudeau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

‘This is no joke’: B.C. woman in Alberta hospital asks people to stay home during COVID-19

‘I want people to start listening to what the doctors are saying. This is no joke, please stay home’

Rest stops barring washroom access to truckers a ‘huge problem’ as COVID-19 spreads

Teamsters Canada says truckers are increasingly being denied warm meals

Canadians asked to wash mailboxes, keep dogs at bay, to ensure safe mail delivery

Four postal workers in Canada have tested positive for COVID-19 infection:

Hospitality workers hit ‘first and hit hardest,’ says union seeking more support

Union represents workers in hotels, casinos, airports, arenas, universities, schools and remote resource camps

South Surrey hikers discover decades-old campsite hidden in Golden Ears Park

Group reconnects with original campers through social media, returns log book

BC Ferries able to restrict travel for sick passengers

Ferries working on schedule shifts to keep workers safe

Most Read