Vancouver Giants advance to Western Hockey League playoffs

LANGLEY, BC — The Vancouver Giants have advanced to the next round of the Western Hockey League playoffs.

LANGLEY, BC — The Vancouver Giants have advanced to the next round of the Western Hockey League playoffs.

Zack Ostapchuk put aside the eventual winner and added four assists as the Giants lined the Everett Silvertips 6-3 on Monday to win their best-of-seven series 4-2.

Vancouver will face the Kamloops Blazers in the second round of the WHL playoffs.

Connor Horning, Alex Cotton and Mazden Leslie all scored as the Giants took a 3-0 lead in the first intermission. Damian Palmieri and Adam Hall added some insurance goals in the third period.

Goalkeeper Jesper Vikman made 22 saves for the win.

Ben Hemmerling, Ryan Hofer and Jonny Lambos replied for Everett, while Braden Holt stopped 32 shots in front of the net.

Both teams were 1 for 3 on the power play.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 2, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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