Giants edge Rockets 3-2 in Langley

Marissa Baecker

The Vancouver Giants defeated the Kelowna Rockets 3-2 on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre.

The game was scoreless through 20 minutes of play.

Conner Bruggen-Cate(10) opened the scoring for Kelowna at 3:50 of the middle frame. Vancouver responded with two quick goals from Owen Hardy(10) and Ty Ronning(40) and the Giants took a 2-1 lead into the third period.

At 3:49 of the third Leif Mattson(14) evened things at 2-2. At 8:35 James Malm(17) regained Vancouver’s lead and they held on to that lead for an eventual 3-2 Giants final.

James Porter’s record falls to 18-7-2-0 after stopping 23 of 26 shots he faced. Kelowna outshot Vancouver 30-26.

Kelowna’s record is now 27-13-2-1.

Kelowna is back on home ice on Wednesday, January 17th, when they host the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Tickets are available for Rockets home games through, at the Prospera Place box office or by phone at 250-762-5050.

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