Seth Bafaro opened the scoring with his second goal in as many games at the 3:43 mark while both Justin Sourdif and Kaleb Bulych grabbed assisted that saw him hammer the shot from the left-wing point.
Giants Jackson Shepard increased the lead on the PP at 5:44 that saw him (Shepard) knock in a Bafaro rebound with the helpers going Alex Kannok Leipert drew the second assist.
Justin Sourdif sent Cougars starter Taylor Gauthier to the bench at 8:02 that saw Seth Bafaro and Jackson Shepard get the helpers on the play.
The one and only goal of the game was courtesy of Mitchell Kohner at 17:38. Kohner finished off a back-door feed from Tyson Upper off the rush to move the Cougars back within two.
Shots: 10-5 Vancouver
Shots: 14-5 Prince George
Jackson Shepard and Justin Sourdif combined for the final goal of the night at 2:55 off a two-on-one. Shepard finished off a backhand pass from Sourdif from the right-wing.
Shots: 8-5 Prince George
Final Score: Vancouver 4 – Prince George 1
Final Shots: 27-20 Prince George
David Tendeck: 26/27 saves for Vancouver (1-0)
Taylor Gauthier: 4/7 saves for Prince George (0-2)
Tyler Brennan: 12/13 saves for Prince George
Vancouver: 1/4 on the Power Play
Prince George: 0/5 on the Power Play
- Jackson Shepard (VAN – 2G, 1A)
- Justin Sourdif (VAN – 1G, 2A)
- Mitchell Kohner (PG – 1G)
Up Next: The Giants host the Portland Winterhawks on Friday, September 27th marking the start of Banner Weekend at the Langley Events Centre.
- Seth Bafaro’s five points through two games ranks him tops in the WHL for scoring amongst defencemen. Only Everett’s Bryce Kindopp (six points) has recorded more points overall so far.
- Seth Bafaro and Jackson Shepard each recorded three points in a game for the first time in their careers.
- The Giants finished their weekend three-for-seven on the power play and killed off 11 of their 12 penalties.
Forward Milos Roman suited up in his 100th career WHL game for the Giants on Saturday. The Calgary Flames prospect was a +2 and had five shots on goal.
Thanks to Dan O’Connor Director of Media Relations/Play-By-Play Broadcaster for the press release