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VIDEO: Overtime win at home for Vancouver Giants

Team captain Ty Thorpe records 100th career point
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Skyler Bruce dug for the puck in front of the Spokane netminder Friday, Jan. 20 at Langley Events Centre. Vancouver Giants won 4-3 in overtime. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver sent the local fans home happy with a victory in overtime Monday afternoon, Feb. 20, as Samuel Honzek scored a pair and captain Ty Thorpe netted the overtime winner in a 4-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs before 4,214 at Langley Events Centre.

Ethan Semeniuk scored the opening goal for the Giants at 13:04 into the game off a give and go with Connor Dale.

In the second period, Spokane’s Chase Bertholet tied the game on an odd-man rush 5:36 into the middle frame.

Giants forward Samuel Honzek netted his first of the game exactly 12 minutes later with a power play goal, with Ty Thorpe and Dylan Anderson assisting.

Spokane replied 1:23 later, when Ty Cheveldayoff hammered home a shot from the point.

Honzek shovelled in his second of the game with 0:19 left in the period to bring Vancouver back ahead by one with Thorpe, and Brenden Pentecost on the assist.

Samuel Honzek scored twice as the Vancouver Giants won a 4-3 OT win over the Spokane Chiefs before 4,214 at Langley Events Centre on Friday, Jan. 20. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Samuel Honzek scored twice as the Vancouver Giants won a 4-3 OT win over the Spokane Chiefs before 4,214 at Langley Events Centre on Friday, Jan. 20. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Spokane tied the game in the third when Mac Gross scored a shorthanded goal on a rush with 9:19 left

That sent the game into overtime, with Giants captain Ty Thorpe getting the winning goal on a breakaway 4:16 into the extra frame.

Jaden Lipinski and Mazden Leslie had the assist.

Final Score: Vancouver 4 – Spokane 3.

Vancouver players Honzek and Thorpe were named first and second stars of the game.

“It was a hard fought battle,” Thorpe said of his overtime goal.

“I just took it to the net and found a way to squeak it in. It was a great team effort.”

It was a milestone game for Thorpe, who scored his 100th career point as a Giant.

“Its pretty incredible,” Thorpe commented. “I couldn’t do it without my amazing teammates.”

Giants Ethan Semeniuk scored the opening goal against the Spokane Chiefs on Friday, Feb. 20 at Langley Events centre. The team went on to win 4-3 in overtime. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Up next, Giants host Prince George Cougars on Friday, Feb. 14 at the LEC. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

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