Saturday night (Jan. 19) in Victoria the Giants earned a 6-2 victory over the Victoria Royals (Kevin Light/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants post 6-2 victory over Victoria Royals

Power play clicks four times

Vancouver Giants are now two-thirds of the way towards a perfect weekend.

Saturday night (Jan. 19) in Victoria the G-Men (19-18-2-2) earned a 6-2 victory over the Victoria Royals (25-15-3-0) in the back-half of a home-and-home series.

Michael Dyck’s Giants scored a season high four power play goals as five different forwards recorded multi-point games.

Jackson Shepard led all Giants with a goal and two assists.

Trent Miner made 19 saves in goal for Vancouver who are now just three points shy of third place in the B.C. Division standings.

Phillip Schultz and Gary Haden scored for Victoria.

Royals captain Phillip Schultz opened the scoring at 5:17 in the first period.

Defenceman Will Warm’s pass from the right-wing point found Schultz in front. From there, Schultz snuck a forehand shot past the stick of Trent Miner for his seventh goal of the season.

With one minute and 12 seconds left in the period, Jackson Shepard tied the game for Vancouver with a power play deflection. Shepard parked himself in front of the net and tipped home a Michal Kvasnica point shot. The power play was far from done.

At 22 seconds into the second, Tyler Preziuso (16) converted off a two-on-one rush with Tristen Nielsen to give the Giants the lead. Jackson Shepard added the second assist.

Rookie Zack Ostapchuk then got in on the act, one-timing his fifth of the season past Victoria’s Adam Evanoff in close off a Justin Sourdif pass at 2:56.

Eric Florchuk then notched his fourth goal of the weekend on a five-on-three power play chance for the Giants. Florchuk’s 15th goal of the season came off a one-timer from the right-wing circle. Bowen Byram and Tyler Preziuso assisted.

Justin Sourdif made it 5-1 at 13:57 off a scramble In front of the Victoria goal. Sourdif’s 14th goal of the season came via the power play and was set up by Holden Katzalay and Michal Kvasnica.

The final power play goal of the night for the Giants came in the third period courtesy of Cole Shepard at 12:25 off a shot from the slot that was set up by both Jackson Shepard and Alex Kannok Leipert.

With 3:30 remaining, Gary Haden scored his 15th of the season on a power play. Brayden Tracey and Mitchell Prowse both added assists.

READ ALSO: VIDEO: Newbie helps Giant defeat Victoria 4-1 in Langley

Final score: 6-2 Vanouver

All three stars of the game were Giants: Jackson Shepard (1G, 2A), Tyler Preziuso (1G, 1A) and Justin Sourdif (1G, 1A).

Twelve of the Giants 18 skaters recorded at least one point during Saturday’s win.

Jackson Shepard has two career three-point games. Both have come this season with the Vancouver Giants. Prior to Saturday his previous three-point game (2G, 1A) took place on opening night (Sept. 20th) in Prince George.

READ ALSO: Giants make big trade

Prior to Saturday, the last time the Vancouver Giants scored four power play goals in a game was on Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at home against the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Since the trade deadline the Vancouver Giants power play has gone six-for-13.

Giants are now 3-3 against Victoria this season and are 2-1 against them on the road.

The Giants are now just three points back of Kelowna for third in the B.C. Division and hold two games in hand.

Next Giants game goes today, Sunday (Jan. 19) at home in the Langley Events Centre against Kamloops at 4 p.m.

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

 

Saturday night (Jan. 19) in Victoria the Giants earned a 6-2 victory over the Victoria Royals (Jay Wallace/special to Langley Advance Times)

Saturday night (Jan. 19) in Victoria the Giants earned a 6-2 victory over the Victoria Royals (Jay Wallace/special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants Bowen Byram intercepts a Royals player Saturday night (Jan. 19) in Victoria. Giants earned a 6-2 victory over the Victoria Royals (Kevin Light/special to Langley Advance Times)

Saturday night (Jan. 19) in Victoria the Giants earned a 6-2 victory over the Victoria Royals (Jay Wallace/special to Langley Advance Times)

Goaltender Trent Miner was a standout Saturday night (Jan. 19) in Victoria as the Giants earned a 6-2 victory over the Victoria Royals (Kevin Light/special to Langley Advance Times)

Just Posted

Historical artifact found in Maple Ridge returned to Katzie First Nation

Katzie chief Grace George is grateful to have stone maul returned

Maple Ridge scout makes nifty tool to aid front-line workers

Quinn Callander, 12, is using a 3D printer to make hundreds of ear guards

Thieves target Maple Ridge grocer

Bandits stealing copper from FreshCo forces store to be shut down for half day amid COVID crisis

Doctors still seeing patients in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge

Appointments over the phone or by videoconference

BC Cowboy Hall of Fame: Allison Everett (White) honoured as Builder of Western Culture

Allison grew up in Maple Ridge riding both English and Western style

Here’s how to talk to people who aren’t taking physical distancing seriously

Approach the conversation with empathy says conflict expert

Fraser Valley auto sound business starts producing face shields

Certified Auto Sound & Security is doing what it can to help frontline healthcare workers.

B.C. clears more acute hospital beds as COVID-19 case growth slows

Province holding about 40% of beds empty for peak still to come

As 500K+ apply for emergency benefit, Trudeau says aid coming for Canadians left behind

Canada Emergency Response Benefit provides $2,000 per month

UPDATE: UK PM Boris Johnson moved to intensive care after COVID-19 symptoms worse

He has been quarantined in his Downing St. residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26

Travellers, travel agents ‘in agony’ over refund policies and customer service

Many Canadian carriers are offering customers flights rebookings or travel vouchers — but not refunds

Introverted and extroverted kids likely to react differently to COVID-19 restrictions

B.C. child psychologist says your parenting approach can’t be one-size fits all in social isolation

B.C. begins taking submissions for $2M COVID-19 research fund

Rural health, impact of shifting hospital resources among priorities

Most Read