Roman Basran, #30 of the Kelowna Rockets, defended the net during second period against the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Roman Basran, #30 of the Kelowna Rockets, defended the net during second period against the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

VIDEO: Giants earn fourth straight win mid-week in Kelowna

Langley-based G-Men earned a 2-1 victory over the Rockets in an away game Wednesday night.

Vancouver Giants wrapped up November with four straight victories.

Wednesday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, the G-Men (18-6-2-0) earned a 2-1 victory over the Rockets (11-15-1-0).

Milos Roman broke up a 1-1 tie mid-way through the second period with his team-leading 14th goal of the season, extending his goal-scoring streak to four straight games, explained Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor.

Dylan Plouffe had the other marker for the Giants, which came in the first period on a power play.

Nolan Foote had Kelowna’s lone tally of the evening.

Between the pipes, Trent Miner earned his ninth win of the season for the Giants, stopping 20 of the 21 shots he faced.

Roman Basran stopped 32 in the loss for the Rockets.

The Giants improved to 3-0 on the season against Kelowna and 7-2-1-0 on the road.

BOX SCORE

1st Period:

Plouffe got the ball rolling offensively for the Giants at 8:17 when he blasted a shot past Basran from the left point through traffic.

Plouffe’s fourth of the season helped extend his point streak to seven games.

Davis Koch and Bowen Byram added assists.

Less than two minutes later Nolan Foote responded with his 16th tally of the season for the Rockets. Foote’s goal game off a three-on-two rush with the Rockets shorthanded.

Shots were 11-6 favouring the Giants through the opening 20 minutes.

2nd Period:

Michael Dyck’s club outshot the Rockets 11-5 in the middle frame, and their territorial advantage ultimately led to the game-winner at 9:41.

Off a failed Kelowna clear, Milos Roman pounced on a loose puck in the slot and wired a shot past the glove of Basran to give the Giants their second lead of the night.

3rd Period:

Both goaltenders came up big for their respective teams in the final period.

Basran made two separate breakaway saves off Jared Dmytriw and Tristen Nielsen when the Giants were shorthanded.

Moments later Miner made two of his tougher saves on the night with the Rockets on their third power play opportunity of the game.

With five seconds remaining, Lassi Thomson had one final chance for the Rockets. But his shot from the right point whistled just wide of the Giants net, signalling victory for the Vancouver Giants.

.

BY THE NUMBERS:

• Final Score: Vancouver 2 – Kelowna 1

• Final Shots: 34 – 21 Vancouver

• Vancouver Giants: 1/5 on the Power Play

• Kelowna Rockets: 0/3 on the Power Play (1 Shorthanded Goal)

• Trent Miner: 20/21 saves for the Giants (9-1-1-0)

• Roman Basran: 32/34 saves for the Rockets (9-9-1-0)

• Next Vancouver Giants Game: Saturday, Dec. 1 against the Tri-City Americans in the Pacific Coliseum at 7 p.m.

• The Vancouver Giants are now 3-0 against Kelowna so far this season, and the G-Men outscored the Rockets 10-2 over the course of those three games.

• Trent Miner is 3-0 against the Rockets with a shutout, a 0.67 GAA and a .976 save percentage.

• The Giants are now 8-2-2-0 this season in games decided by a single goal and are 10-2-1-0 against teams in the B.C. division.

– Davis Koch and Dylan Plouffe each extended their point streaks to seven straight games during Plouffe’s first period power play goal.

– Over their past five games, the Giants have surrendered just one power play goal against. They are 23/24 in that span killing penalties. Their power play has now scored in four straight games is six-for-19.

Vancouver Giants

 

Trent Miner, #31 of the Vancouver Giants, missed a save on a shot by Nolan Foote, #29, as Kaedan Korczak, #6 of the Kelowna Rockets, celebrated on Wednesday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Trent Miner, #31 of the Vancouver Giants, missed a save on a shot by Nolan Foote, #29, as Kaedan Korczak, #6 of the Kelowna Rockets, celebrated on Wednesday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Alex Kannok Leipert, #41 of the Vancouver Giants, checked Lassi Thomson, #2 of the Kelowna Rockets, to the ice during second period. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Alex Kannok Leipert, #41 of the Vancouver Giants, checked Lassi Thomson, #2 of the Kelowna Rockets, to the ice during second period. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Just Posted

White Rock artist Rod Kerr’s charmingly simplified graphic style and bold colours will be showcased at The Gallery Central Plaza through July. (Contributed photo)
White Rock artist offers bold originals and ‘Fabulous Fakes’

Rod Kerr’s work showcased at The Gallery, Central Plaza during July

Hundreds gathered at Surrey’s Holland Park Friday (June 11) in memory of the Muslim family killed in London, Ont. on Sunday (June 6). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Educating public ‘exhausting,’ says White Rock Muslim Association past president

Asad Syed says public needs to be more vocal in their condemnation

The City of White Rock turns 63 today. (file photo)
City of White Rock 2020 annual report available for review

Report to be discussed at June 28 council meeting

People were lined up around the fields at a drop-in vaccine clinic at Newton Athletic Park on Tuesday (April 27, 2021), which is one of the high-transmission neighbourhoods that are being given vaccine priority. This clinic was one of at least three to open in the city on Tuesday. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey’s weekly cases continue to drop, push for 80% vaccination rate citywide

BCCDC reports 263 cases for Surrey the week of May 30 to June 5

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in a plenary session at the G7 Summit in Carbis Bay, England on Friday June 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canada donating 13M surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses to poor countries

Trudeau says the government will pay for 87 million shots to be distributed to poor countries

In this artist’s sketch, Nathaniel Veltman makes a video court appearance in London, Ont., on June 10, 2021 as Justice of the Peace Robert Seneshen (top left) and lawyer Alayna Jay look on. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
Terror charges laid against London attack suspect

Crown says Nathaniel Veltman’s four counts of first-degree murder constitute an act of terrorism

Premier John Horgan speaks as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, right, and health minister Adrian Dix look on during a press conference to update on the province’s fall pandemic preparedness plan during a press conference from the press theatre at Legislature in Victoria, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. officials to provide details on Step 2 of COVID reopening plan Monday

Step 2 could allow for larger gatherings and a resumption of recreational travel

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

The Great Ogopogo Bathtub Race has been held in Summerland as a fundraising event. Do you know which Canadian city introduced this sport? (Black Press file photo)
QUIZ: A summer’s day at the water

How much do you know about boats, lakes and water?

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

A million-dollar ticket was sold to an individual in Vernon from the Lotto Max draw Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lottery ticket worth $1 million sold in Vernon

One lucky individual holds one of 20 tickets worth $1 million from Friday’s Lotto Max draw

Most Read