Vancouver Giants netminder Brett Mirwald and forward Jaden Lipinski both had a good game Saturday night against the Spokane Chiefs.
🎥WHL Highlights – January 7, 2023
Jaden Lipinski has two-point outing to help Giants stay perfect against Spokane this season.
— The WHL (@TheWHL) January 8, 2023
Lipinski recorded a two-point outing to help the Giants stay perfect against Spokane this season and Lipinski was unbeatable for the first two periods playing in front of 5,802 at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
Lipinski opened the scoring 12:19 into the game’s first period on a partial break with a shot short side, assisted by Tyler Thorpe.
In the second period, Ethan Semeniuk converted on a 2-on-1 to bring the score to 2-0 for Vancouver at 8:24 of the second, with Lipinski and Brenden Pentecost assisting
Chase Bertholet finally got Spokane on the board, at 5:30 into the third, but Giants held on for the 2-1 win.
In a post game interview with Sportsnet650, Associate Coach Adam Maglio praised Mirwald’s performance.
“He’s a big part of the win,” Maglio said.
“He was fantastic tonight, solid performance. We got a lot of confidence when he goes in the net and he showed why we do.”
Spokane outshot Vancouver 33 — 29.
Giants Lipinski and Semeniuk were named first and third stars of the game.
Next up, Giants pay a Wednesday, Jan. 11 visit to Kamloops Blazers. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
G-Men will be back at home Friday the 13th at Langley Events Centre, hosting Spokane at 7:30 p.m.
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