Kamloops Blazers push Vancouver Giants to the brink with 4-2 win


LANGLEY, B.C. – Logan Stankoven broke a 2-2 tie with less than three minutes left to play in regulation to help the Kamloops Blazers beat the Vancouver Giants 4-2 and take a 3-1 lead in their second-round WHL playoff series.

Stankoven scored at the 17:23 mark of the third period on the power play to give the Blazers the win. He also added an empty-netter at 19:52 to ensure there would be no Vancouver comeback.

Giants goalie Jesper Vikman made 39 saves in defeat.

Vancouver tied the game at 2-2 as Zack Ostapchuk got his second goal of the night at 6:21 of the final frame.

Luke Toporowski and Caedan Bankier scored the Blazers’ other two goals.

Game 5 between these two teams will go Friday as the Blazers look to finish the job at home in Kamloops.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2022.


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