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AHA MEDIA attended Game Five of the WHL Western Conference between Vancouver Giants and Kelowna Rockets

giants-5-8AHA MEDIA was pleased to be able to attend the fifth game of the WHL Western Conference between Vancouver Giants and Kelowna Rockets. :)


AHA MEDIA was able to go to this game courtesy to Graham Lloyd , Account Manager, 99.3 The FOX http://www.cfox.com


Thanks Graham! :)


The Vancouver Giants have once again put themselves squarely behind the eight ball by losing the pivotal fifth game in the WHL Western conference final to the Kelowna Rockets 1-0 on Saturday at the Coliseum. They also trailed their semi final series with the Spokane Chiefs 3-2 before winning the final two games to advance to the finals against the Rockets. 

The Giants will be hard pressed to repeat that feat against a bigger, tougher Kelowna squad however. The Calgary Hitmen await the winner of this series, considered by many knowledgeable observers as the best Junior team in the country.


The first period was a close checking affair for most of the period with the Rockets scoring the games only goal late in the first amid a scramble in front of the Vancouver net. The officials allowed both teams to play and penalty calls were rare. Kelowna outshot the Giants by a 12 to 6 margin in the first.



The second period saw more of the same tight checking action with both teams managing only four shots on net each. The Giants appeared to have evened the score late in the second when the puck went into the net past the Rocket goalie at 2:16 left in the period. The goal was disallowed after video review determined that the puck was kicked into the net by the Vancouver player. The Rockets thoroughly out hustled the Giants in this period.



The final frame saw the Giants finally put pressure on the Kelowna squad and in fact forced three Kelowna penalties in a row. They even had a two-man advantage for a minute and a half but could not solve the Rockets’ netminder. The final shot on goal tally was 25-23 in favor of the Giants.


Once again the size advantage showed as the Rockets out muscled and out hustled the Giants at every turn pushing them of the puck and forcing turnovers. The3 Vancouver side will have it’s work cut out for them in game six at a tough Kelowna building.  


Go Giants! 🙂




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