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)

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.

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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)

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)

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