Saturday night in Portland, the Vancouver Giants (10-8-1-1) earned a single point in a nine-round, dramatic 2-1 shootout loss to the Portland Winterhawks.
Justin Sourdif had the Giants goal in regulation, while Jack O’Brien responded for Portland.
Goaltenders Trent Miner (Vancouver) and Joel Hofer (Portland) were both described as “outstanding” for their respective teams, combining for 57 saves, said Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor.
Portland forward Mason Mannek secured the shootout winner in Round 9 to help the Winterhawks to their 11th victory. The Giants have now earned at least a point in each of their past five games.
The Giants don’t play again until next weekend at home. They take on the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Nov. 16.
RECAP: The G-Men dropped a 2-1 nine-round shootout decision to the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday. The G-Men still managed to earn three of four available points on the weekend and are unbeaten in regulation in their last five.
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VAN – 4:34 into the game, Justin Sourdif put the Giants ahead 1-0 with his ninth of the season. Dylan Plouffe supplied the lone assist on the play.
Shots: 13-6 Vancouver
POR – At 10:24, rookie Jack O’Brien (2) responded for Portland when he re-directed home a point shot from Nick Cicek past Trent Miner.
Shots: 6-5 Vancouver
Shots: 5-3 Vancouver
POR – Jarvis (Miss)
VAN – Svejkovsky (Miss)
POR – Dureau (Goal)
VAN – Byram (Goal)
POR – Newkirk (Miss)
VAN – C. Shepard (Miss)
POR – Stefan (Miss)
VAN – Sourdif (Miss)
POR – Hanas (Goal)
VAN – Nielsen (Goal)
POR – Gricius (Miss)
VAN – Roman (Miss)
POR – O’Brien (Miss)
VAN – Plouffe (Miss)
POR – Knak (Miss)
VAN – Ostapchuk (Miss)
POR – Mannek (Goal)
VAN – Patrician (Miss)
BY THE NUMBERS
• Final score: Portland 2 – Vancouver 1 (Shootout)
• Final shots: Vancouver 31 – Portland 28
• Trent Miner: 27/28 saves for Vancouver (5-4-1-1)
• Joel Hofer: 30/31 saves for Portland (11-3-0-1)
• Vancouver Giants: 0/4 on the Power Play
• Portland Winterhawks: 0/4 on the Power Play
• 3 Stars: Joel Hofer (POR – 30 saves); Trent Miner (VAN – 27 saves); Jack O’Brien (POR – 1G)
• The Giants are now 3-0-1-1 in their last five games.
• Giants road record now sits at 6-5-0-1
• Vancouver’s shootout record now sits at 1-1.
• Seven of Justin Sourdif’s nine goals this season have come on the road