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

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

Stankoven scored at 17:23 of the third period on the power play to give the Blazers the win. He also added an empty net at 19:52 to make sure there was no return from Vancouver.

Giants goaltender Jesper Vikman made 39 saves in the loss.

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

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

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

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

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