Vancouver Giants bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, taking down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, taking down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Shorthanded Vancouver Giants score to down Portland Winterhawks

Ty Thorpe notches 100th career point

Vancouver Giants took down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at Langley Events Centre before 3,108 fans on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27.

The Hawks struck first, but two shorthanded goals and a third-period push gave Vancouver the win.

Giants defenceman Dylan Anderson challenged a Portland player as the Langley-based team bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, taking down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at LEC. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants defenceman Dylan Anderson challenged a Portland player as the Langley-based team bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, taking down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at LEC. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Portland’s Ryan McCleary opened the scoring with a screened point shot on the power play at 5:19 into the game, after Giants Ty Thorpe was handed a two minute minor for tripping.

That would be it for the Winterhawks, however.

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In the second period, after the Giants took a minor for having too players on the ice, Ty Thorpe capitalized on a defensive miscue by Portland’s power play behind its own cage, and wrapped around his first of the night on a shorthanded forecheck at 5:00.

Opening the third period on a penalty kill, Samuel Honzek netted the Giants second shorthanded goal of the game at 0:37.

Just four minutes later, Ty Thorpe buried his second wraparound of the night for his second goal of the night — and his 100th career point. Damian Palmieri, and Samuel Honzek had the assist.

Final Score: Vancouver 3 – Portland 1.

Coming after Portland’s a Friday, Nov. 25, 6-1 loss to Seattle, the defeat at the LEC marked the first time the Winterhawks have suffered consecutive regulation defeats this season.

Carson Haynes was digging for the puck as the Vancouver Giants bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, taking down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Carson Haynes was digging for the puck as the Vancouver Giants bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, taking down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants outshot the Winterhawks 38-25.

All three stars were Vancouver players: in order, Thorpe, Honzek and Vikman.

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Next game: Giants will host the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night at the LEC.


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