Vancouver Giants road trip begins with a loss

Brandon Wheat Kings down Langley-based team 3-0

Vancouver Giants dropped a 3-0 decision to the Brandon Wheat Kings Friday night (Oct. 4).

Las Vegas Golden Knights prospect Jiri Patera turned aside all 40 Vancouver shot attempts to earn the shutout for Brandon.

Ben McCartney, Luka Burzan and Braden Schneider chipped in with goals.

Trent Miner made 29 saves for Vancouver.

Here how it played out:

With exactly one minute to go in first, Ben McCartney converted on a breakaway to move Brandon ahead 1-0. Luka Burzan had the lone assist.

In the second period, Luka Burzan extended Brandon’s lead to 2-0 at 8:22 on a five-on-three power play. Burzan one-timed home a feed from Ridley Greig from the right-wing circle.

Braden Schneider grabbed the game’s final goal at 10:56 in the third on a power play off a Ridley Greig rebound.

Final score: Brandon 3 – Vancouver 0

READ MORE: Assembling a new Vancouver Giants not an easy task

READ MORE: Vancouver Giants Scouts sticking with team for another season

Giants forward Tristen Nielsen led all skaters with eight shots on goal.

Friday’s game marked the first time in six games that the Giants did not record a power play goal.

It was the first time in six games that Justin Sourdif failed to register a point. It also marked the first time in four games that Milos Roman didn’t register a goal.

The Langley-based Giants have now outshot their opponents in five of their first six games.

Next Game: The Vancouver Giants continue their Prairie road swing Saturday night in Winnipeg. The puck drops at 5:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy Brandon Wheat Kings

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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

Just Posted

Police watchdog investigating death of man in Delta

Independent Investigations Office asking for witnesses to May 29 incident at Tsawwassen ferry terminal

COVID-19: Daily update on pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

June 1: B.C. schools are back in session – but how many students will show up?

Love flourishes at Peace Arch Park, but COVID-19 concerns loom

South Surrey park becomes only place for international couples to meet

Human Rights Tribunal denies church’s request to toss out White Rock Pride Society’s complaint

Star of the Sea and White Rock Pride Society to go to Human Rights Tribunal hearing

UPDATE: Missing 12-year-old boy found, Surrey RCMP say

Landon Vangeel-Morgan was last seen 9:14 p.m., May 30 near 96 Avenue and 150 Street

VIDEO: Injured bald eagle rescued in B.C. First Nations community

Bird suspected injured in fight, whisked off to Coquitlam rehab

UPDATE: B.C.’s Central Kootenay issues evacuation orders for hundreds of residents due to flooding

An evacuation alert covers all areas except the Cities of Castelgar and Nelson

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Importance of accurate, ethical reporting more critical than ever

PHOTOS: Thousands gather at Vancouver Art Gallery to protest racism

Rally is in response to the deaths of black Americans and a Toronto woman

Number of students returning is a wild card as B.C. schools reopen Monday

A common model will see other teachers work four days a week in class then the fifth remotely,

Toronto Raptors’ Ujiri says conversations about racism can no longer be avoided

Thousands have protested Floyd’s death and repeated police killings of black men across the United States

‘I’m afraid’: Witnesses of wolf attack on senior near Prince Rupert worried about safety

Frank Russ shows where the unprovoked wolf attacked his father

Most Read