Victoria Throws Giants to the Bears
Royals Toss Giants
Vancouver 1 Victoria 6
I wasn’t able to listen to or watch either of the tilts this weekend versus the Royals, so another interpretive box score rendition for my readers. The Royals took a checking to the head penalty 24 seconds into the game, so you can assume they were pumped up for their Teddy Bear Toss night. Victoria opened the scoring 12:04 into the first, sending the bears flying over the glass and getting that aspect of the game out of the way. They added two more in the second before the Giants responded with their lone goal on the PP in the middle frame. Chase Lang found the back of the net, off of Tyler Benson and Ben Thomas in the final seconds of the second period. Ryan Kubic stayed on the bench at the start of the final frame after allowing 3 goals on 19 shots. Newest Giant Jake Morrissey took to the ice for the third period and coughed up 3 goals on 13 shots before all was said and done. Not the Giants night.
The game itself seemed to be a chippy affair with multiple fights and cheap penalties taken along the way. It seems the Royals were ready to bounce back after losing 4-1 to the Giants the night previous.
Fight Night: Josh Thrower v. Keith Anderson in the second period and Dakota Odgers v. Ralph Jarret early in third. Lots of roughing and misconduct calls down the stretch, which feels a lot more like game management than actual game calling to me.
The Giants out-shot the Royals 34-32 in this one and each team went 1 for 4 on the PP.
Game 2 of 4: back-to-back (to-back-to-back) games by the two teams in the books. Record 1-1. Next tilt Sunday the 13th in Victoria. Puck drops at 3:00pm PST.
- Jack Walter
- Griffen Outhouse
- Matthew Phillips