Regina Pats defeated the Vancouver Giants 8-3 on home ice in Langley on Sunday afternoon.

Langley-based Giants hope road trip can turn trend around

The G-Men head to Washington for the next three games, before playing back at Langley Event Centre again on Nov. 29.

  • Nov. 21, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Vancouver Giants are heading State side, hoping for a victory this week against a few of their U.S. counterparts in Washington.

The Langley-based major junior hockey team is playing its next three games away from home, starting and ending in Kennewick with games against the Tri-City Americans on both Wednesday and Saturday nights. And in between, they’re visiting Spokane where they’ll take on the Spokane Chiefs on Friday night.

The team is looking for a victory after a disappointing weekend of play.

Following a 5-3 loss against the Rockets in Kelowna on Friday night, the G-Men returned to Langley for an afternoon game on home ice Sunday afternoon, they once again fell, this time 8-3 to the top ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League – the Regina Pats.

The Pats, who have only lost one game in regulation time this season, skated to victory over the Giants.

The Giants had a strong start to the game, but the Pats opened the scoring just before the midway mark of the first period when Adam Brooks setup Luc Smith from behind the net, explained team marketing director Brendan Batchelor.

Brooks scored a goal of his own a few minutes later before Nick Henry tallied a power play marker.

STORY CONTINUES BELOW

Vancouver goalie Ryan Kubic was chased from the net after conceding three goals on six shots. Connor Hobbs added his name to the score sheet before the end of the stanza to give the visitors a 4-0 lead after one period.

Johnny Wesley put the Giants on the board early in the second period, beating Pats goaltender Jordan Hollett on a shot from the point.

The Pats responded with a power play goal from Filip Ahl before Austin Wagner scored on a hard net drive to put Regina ahead 6-1.

Dmitry Osipov bagged his first goal of the season in the final minute of the middle frame on a hard shot from the right circle.

Henry picked up his second goal of the evening in the third period, and Rykr Cole scored for Regina. as well.

Tyler Popowich scored Vancouver’s third goal of the evening, poking a loose puck across the goal line for his first goal in the Western Hockey League.

Regina out shot Vancouver 27-25.

STORY CONTINUES BELOW

Vancouver went 0-for-5 on the power play.

Giants goaltender David Tendeck made 16 saves on 21 shots after relieving Kubic in the first period.

The Giant’s next home game will be played on Tuesday, Nov. 29, against the Prince George Cougars. For tickets, click here or call 604-444-2687.

• Click here to see more photos from the Giants Vs. Pats game

Just Posted

VIDEO: Giants fall to Royals 4-2 in Victoria Saturday night

Second loss in as many days for G-Men, who are back home in Langley today to take on the Cougars.

Driver fined for hitting scooter in Langley City

Woman on scooter suffered minor injuries, police said

Walnut Grove Gators win Tsumura basketball championship

‘We love to run and we like to score,’ said Gators coach Darren Rowell

Langley animal welfare group reminds people about holiday pet hazards

Many staples are of the Christmas season are harmful to pets.

Spreading Christmas cheer around Aldergrove

Easing the pains and difficulties of hard times is ‘reason for the season’

REPLAY: B.C’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week across the province

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration “misinformation”

Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

Todd Hickling gathered donations and used gear to remove the cost barrier for kids to play hockey.

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

5 tips for self-care, mental wellness this holiday season

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions urging British Columbians to prioritize self care through festive season

Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet

Mirielle was born with misshapen back legs and after a tough life on the streets, is looking for a forever home.

VIDEO: Craft growers will add to recreational market, cannabis producer says

Two B.C. men say their expertise in running small legal medical grow-ops a benefit to recreational market

Most Read