Giants down Thunderbirds for tenth straight win

Justin Waddell / February 18, 2020

Giants have now won 10 in a row.

(Rob Wilton / Vancouver Giants)

The Vancouver Giants are looking to tie the franchise’s winning streak record, after defeating the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-2 Monday night for their 10th consecutive win.

The 10 consecutive wins are one short of the Giants’ winning streak record of 11.

Head coach Michael Dyck says their game-by-game strategy has helped them build momentum for the playoffs.

“Up to this point we’ve just focused on a game-by-game approach,” said Dyck.

“We’re not concerned with streaks, we’re just concerned about building momentum for the playoffs.”

The win for the Giants and a loss for the Victoria Royals has put Vancouver one point away from second place in the B.C. division. They’re now one win away from tying the franchise record of 11 consecutive wins, which was achieved during the 2008 – 2009 season.

The Giants went two for four on power plays and had a 3-1 lead by the end of the second period. Eric Florchuk and Bowen Byram each scored and added assists in what Dyck calls a solid game.

“We played a solid game today. We took advantage of some power plays early and we could have had even more offence on our breakaways. I liked the way we played defensively tonight,” said Dyck.

Seattle’s Simon Kubicek scored with 43 seconds left in the third making the game a 3-2 final.

The Giants are hoping to make it 11 straight wins when they play Seattle again on Friday in Vancouver.

4300 people were on hand at the Langley Events Centre to watch the Giants capture their tenth straight victory.

(Stanley Lee / Vancouver Giants)