Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Jarry Blanks Giants

Delta native Tristan Jarry stopped all 37 shots he faced to lead the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 3-0 victory over the Vancouver Giants at the Pacific Coliseum on Tuesday evening. Cody Corbett, Aaron Irving and Curtis Lazar had the Edmonton goals while Payton Lee made 24 saves between the pipes for Vancouver in a losing cause.

Corbett opened the scoring for the visitors in the first period when he scored off the rush after a nice give-and-go play with former Giant Riley Kieser. Irving extended the Edmonton lead in the latter stages of the stanza when he knocked the rebound of a Brandon Baddock shot past Lee from the high slot.

The Giants turned up the pressure in the second and had a couple of glorious opportunities to get on the board. Jackson Houck nearly scored off a scramble in the Oil Kings' crease but couldn't will the puck into the net. Travis McEvoy thought he had tied the game when Jarry dropped a long shot into his feet, and McEvoy chipped the loose puck into the net, but referee Steve Papp blew his whistle before the puck crossed the line. Vancouver had a flurry of chances around the Edmonton net in the final minute of the frame. Cain Franson batted a puck out of mid-air towards the net, but Jarry made a big save and the G-Men couldn't bury the rebound.

Giants captain Dalton Thrower was levelled behind the Vancouver net in the first minute of the third period when Edmonton's Mitch Moroz laid him out with a questionable hit. There was no penalty called on the play, and Thrower, who remained down on the ice after the high hit, stayed in the game. Edmonton added its third goal of the game with just over five minutes remaining when Lazar scored on a hard snap shot from the high slot.

Vancouver returns to action on Saturday night when the Prince George Cougars visit the Rink on Renfrew. For tickets, call 604-4-GIANTS or visit vancouvergiants.com.

3 Stars:
1. Tristan Jarry - Edmonton
2. Riley Kieser - Edmonton
3. Payton Lee - Vancouver

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