The Giants sat out 20 year old overager Trevor Cheek. Be interesting to see if he is on his way to Edmonton.
Newly aquired Rob Trzonkowski suffered an injury in his third game with the Giants Sunday Night.
They were missing their captain Wes Vannieuwenhuizen out with a long injury.
The Giants were also playing with 3 callups in their roster.
They traded Kale Kessy to kamloops last week.
Taylor Vickerman was out with a one game suspensions.
Tigers Had Derek Ryckman, and Kyle Becker out with injuries. The Tigers will evaluate Ryckman tomorrow, and Becker will be out sometime with cough "the flu"
I thought the Giants played really hard tonight and showed a good commitment to their defense for the first half of the game. I thought the Tigers played well enough to win, but I thought their were a couple players who had "off nights"
Got our first real looks at Hodder and McVeigh. Hodder looks like he can skate with the wind, reminds me of former tiger Jace Coyle in some ways.
McVeigh took a couple penalties and didn't make a great first impression. But when your placed on the top line with Shinkaruk and Valk, for a new guy its hard to fit in because you don't want to mess up their chemistry....Give him some time and he will fit in nicely.
I thought Trevor Cox was playing better, he looked sharper and was more aggressive. Scored a goal on a nice screen shot.
I thought Tyler Lewington also had a really good game for himself on the blueline. Won a lot of small battles and played pretty aggressive. Miles Koules continued his streak of playing well and creating chances offensively, and Tiger sniper Jake Doty has made it 4 straight games with a goal, with 11 points in his last 11 games.
Gotta give props to the 4th line as they buried 2 goals. Broadhead got his second as a Tiger, and Blake Penner got his 1st whl regular season goal. Also gotta give props to Chad Labelle for another strong showing in his fight against Arvin Atwal. Cam Lanigan played well picking up his 1st shutout as a Tiger.
Ty Stanton had an off night and Boston Leier has been in a bit of a slump since coming back after Christmas.
The coaches mentioned after the game that they are considering keeping him back their full time as he is turning some heads with his play. He made one booboo tonight but he does an awesome job at battling for loose pucks, and getting a quick pass up to the forwards.
Tomorrow I will be away from the computer for most of the day. So I won't be on top of breaking news if a trade happens.
Chad Labelle Vs Arvin Atwal
Halifax 7 Portland 4
5 hours ago