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Home Game #33 - Vancvouer Giants vs. Tri-City Americans March 11th, 2018 – Toyota Center, Kennewick Vancouver Giants

No. 30 31

Name David Tendeck Trent Miner

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Marcus Kichton Bailey Dhaliwal Dylan Plouffe Ty Ronning Hunor Torzsok Cyle McNabb Tyler Popowich James Malm Owen Hardy Davis Koch Tyler Benson Dawson Holt Aidan Barfoot Jared Dmytriw Tyler Ho Matt Barberis Kaleb Bulych Brennan Riddle Darian Skeoch Brayden Watts Milos Roman Alex Kannok Leipert Bowen Byram

99 99 99 97 00 00 00 99 99 98 98 99 01 98 00 98 00 97 97 99 99 00 01

General Manager: Glan Hanlon Head Coach: Jason McKee Associate Coach: Dean Chynoweth

NYR 16

EDM 16

Tri-City Americans

No. 30 31 35

Name Patrick Dea Talyn Boyko Beck Warm

YOB 97 02 99

Team

2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 12 15 16 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 28 32 34 37

Jake Bean Liam Belcourt Roman Kalinichenko Mitchell Brown Juuso Välimäki Anthony Bishop Tom Cadieux Dylan Coghlan Jordan Topping Michael Rasmussen Paycen Bjorklund Connor Bouchard Maxwell James Nolan Yaremko Isaac Johnson Brett Clayton Kyle Olson Riley Sawchuk Morgan Geekie Parker AuCoin Sasha Mutala Daniel Gatenby

98 00 00 01 98 98 02 98 97 99 00 01 97 98 99 98 99 99 98 98 01 98

CAR 16

Governor/GM: Bob Tory Head Coach: Mike Williamson Assistant Coach: Brian Pellerin

Officials Referees: Bryan Bourdon and Troy Paterson Linesmen: Ron Dietterle and Michael Labbe Video Goal Judge: Dan Wharton Supervisor: Cory Bowles

CAL 17 VGK Sign DET 17

ANA 17 CAR 17


MESSAGE FROM WHL COMMISSIONER RON ROBISON WELCOME TO THE 2017-18 WHL SEASON FROM WHL COMMISSIONER RON ROBISON Calgary, Alta. – As we get set for another Western Hockey League season, there is no shortage of excitement as we eagerly await the opportunity to once again watch the world’s premier junior hockey players in action in each of our 22 markets across Western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. In this the 52nd season of the WHL, our Clubs remain truly committed to providing our players with the highest standard of development, both on and off the ice. We are proud to continue offering our players exactly that, from world-class coaching and management, to a comprehensive WHL Scholarship and education program to a series of Players First support services designed to ensure they develop in a highly positive environment. Having awarded a WHL record 374 post-secondary scholarships to WHL graduates this past season, the WHL Scholarship each year provides players with an unparalleled opportunity to pursue their academic endeavours. Of the 374 WHL Graduates to access their WHL Scholarship last season, 185 furthered their hockey careers by playing Canadian University hockey at the U SPORTS level. We anticipate the number of players receiving WHL Scholarships will continue to grow as our graduates take advantage of the WHL Scholarship benefits. On the ice, the 2017-18 season will undoubtedly be one worth remembering, with Regina set to celebrate its centennial season and getting ready to host the 100th edition of the Mastercard Memorial Cup in May. The province of Saskatchewan will also take centre stage in November when Moose Jaw and Swift Current play host to the 2017 CIBC Canada – Russia Series. Without the support of our loyal fans, our corporate partners, broadcasters and media, none of this would be possible. Your ongoing support and dedication to the WHL and our 22 Member Clubs is greatly appreciated. The 2017-18 WHL season promises to be highly entertaining from start to finish. I am sure you will enjoy cheering on your favourite WHL Club as well as watching these top prospects continue their development, both on and off the ice.

Ron Robison Commissioner Western Hockey League


HOCKEY OPERATIONS STAFF

MIKE WILLIAMSON

HEAD COACH 4th Season

BRIAN PELLERIN

ASSOCIATE COACH 4th Season

INNES MACKIE

EQUIPMENT MANAGER 9th Season

ELI WILSON

GOALTENDING COACH 1st Season

ZACHARY FOURNIER

ATHLETIC THERAPIST 4th Season


Game #68 - Sunday March 11th, 2018 Tri-City Americans (34-24-8-1 77 pts) vs Vancouver Giants (35-24-6-3 79 pts) Toyota Center (Kennewick, WA) 5:05 PM

Television/Radio Information

Local Radio Broadcast: NewsTalk 870 AM, 4:45 pm PST Online Broadcast: WHL Live, 4:30 pm PST

The Series vs. Vancouver - This Season (4 game series)

Game 1: 10/6/17 Tri-City @ Vancouver VAN (6-3) Game 2: 10/7/17 Tri-City @ Vancouver TC (4-3)

Washington's Lottery Weekly Report

Tri-City: Roman Kalinichenko upper body injury (1 week) Kyle Olson lower body injury (2 weeks) Liam Belcourt upper body (season ending) Beck Warm upper body injury (day-to-day) Talyn Boyko added from CSSHL (POE Midget Prep) Tom Cadieux added from SMHL (Saskatoon Blazers)

Game 3: 3/9/18 Vancouver @ Tri-City TC (6-2) Game 4: 3/11/18 Vancouver @ Tri-City

Vancouver: Bailey Dhaliwal upper body injury (indefinite) Milos Roman lower body injury (day-to-day) Owen Hardy lower body injury (day-to-day) Cyle McNabb upper body injury (day-to-day) Marcus Kichton lower body injury (1-3 weeks)

Tri-City Upcoming Milestones

Morgan Geekie is 5 points from 200 in his career Jake Bean is 9 points from 200 in his career Parker AuCoin is 7 points from 100 in his career

Tri-City Noteworthy

Jordan Topping ended a 3 game point streak on 2/27(3G 1A) Patrick Dea has the fourth highest SAV% in the WHL at 0.911 Juuso Välimäki earned his 2nd career hat trick on 2/24 and ended a 3 game point streak on 2/27(4G 1A) Dylan Coghlan ended a 3 game point streak on 2/27 (0G 3A) Parker AuCoin is tied for 7th in the WHL for SHG (4) and ended a 3 game point streak on 2/27 (2G 1A) Nolan Yaremko ended a 4 game point streak on 2/27 (2G 3A) Michael Rasmussen ended a 3 game point streak on 2/27 (2G 3A) Nolan Yaremko played in his 200th career game on 2/27

Tri-City Age Breakdown

1997 (20 yr old) 1998 (19 yr old) 1999 (18 yr old) 2000 (17 yr old) 2001 (16 yr old) Average Age -

3 9 5 3 3 18.26


Tri-City 2017-18 Statistical Leaders

Goals: (37) Jordan Topping Points: (77) Jordan Topping, Morgan Geekie Penalty Minutes: (96) Maxwell James Short-Handed Goals: (4) Parker AuCoin Goals Against Average: (3.28) Patrick Dea Last 10 Games: 5-4-1-0

Assists: (50) Morgan Geekie Plus/Minus: (+12) Juuso Välimäki Power Play Goals: (16) Michael Rasmussen Game Winning Goals: (5) Morgan Geekie, Jordan Topping Save Percentage: (0.911) Patrick Dea Current Streak: 2-0-0-0

2017-18 Tri-City Record vs.

U.S. Division: 14-16-5-1 B.C. Division: 11-6-2-0 Western Conference: 25-22-7-1 Central Division: 5-1-0-0 East Division: 4-1-1-0 Eastern Conference: 9-2-1-0

2017-18 Tri-City Season Highs & Lows – Team Streaks

Longest Winning Streak: 6 Longest Home Winning Streak: 7 Longest Road Winning Streak: 5 Longest Losing Streak: 5 Longest Home Losing Streak: 5 Longest Road Losing Streak: 6

Scoring

Most Goals Scored – Game: 8 (10/25) Most Goals Scored – Period: 5 (10/14, 2/24) Most Goals Allowed – Game: 9 (2/27) Most Goals Allowed – Period: 5 (11/18) Largest Margin of Victory: 6 (11/24, 1/31) Largest Margin of Defeat: 9 (2/27) Most Power Play Goals: 3 (10/11, 11/24, 12/10, 1/6, 1/31) Most Power Play Opportunities: 9 (11/24) Most Power Play Goals Against: 2 (10/10, 10/11, 10/18, 12/10, 1/5, 1/6, 1/19) Most Power Play Opportunities Against: 8 (10/18)

Shooting

Most Shots Taken – Game: 50 (2/6) Most Shots Taken – Period: 22 (2/21) Fewest Shots Taken – Game: 24 (11/24) Fewest Shots Taken – Period: 3 (10/17, 11/18) Most Shots Allowed – Game: 57 (1/9) Most Shots Allowed – Period: 24 (1/9) Fewest Shots Allowed – Game: 17 (12/8) Fewest Shots Allowed – Period: 2 (11/22, 12/15)


TRI-CITY AMERICANS 2017-18 NO. FORWARDS 32 16 19 24 28 20 23 34 25 15 26 12 22

AuCoin, Parker Bjorklund, Paycen * Bouchard, Connor * Clayton, Brett Geekie, Morgan James, Maxwell Johnson, Isaac * Mutala, Sasha * Olson, Kyle Rasmussen, Michael Sawchuk, Riley Topping, Jordan Yaremko, Nolan

NO. DEFENSE 2 3 7 5 9 10 37 4 6

Bean, Jake Belcourt, Liam * Bishop, Anthony Brown, Mitchell * Cadieux, Tom (AP) Coghlan, Dylan Gatenby, Daniel Kalinichenko, Roman * Välimäki, Juuso

NO. GOALTENDERS 31 Boyko, Talyn (AP) 30 Dea, Patrick 35 Warm, Beck

HOCKEY STAFF Governor/GM Head Coach Asst. Coach

POSSHHT LW RW F LW C LW LW RW C C C LW LW

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6'0 5'11 5'6 6'4 6'2 6'4 6'2 6'0 5'11 6'6 5'10 6'1 6'1

POSSHHT D LD D RD D RD LD LD LD

L L R R R R L L L

6'1 6'4 6'0 6'2 6'1 6'2 6'4 6'3 6'2

POSSHHT G G G

6'5 5'11 6'0

WT HOMETOWN 197 168 152 215 190 227 183 187 168 221 172 200 201

St. Albert, AB Calgary, AB Cochrane, AB Abbotsford, BC Strathclair, MB Kamloops, BC Andover, MN Vancouver, BC Calgary, AB Surrey, BC Prince Albert, SK Salt Spring Island BC Spirit River, AB

WT HOMETOWN 172 200 185 203 150 195 200 185 211

Calgary, AB Sherwood Park, AB Kelowna, BC Salmon Arm, BC Saskatoon, SK Nanaimo, BC Kelowna, BC Moscow, Russia Nokia, FIN

WT HOMETOWN 161 Drumheller, AB 169 St. Albert, AB 180 Whistler, BC

Bob Tory Mike Williamson Brian Pellerin

* Rookie

D.O.B.

16-17 Season

LEAGUE

July 30/98 Dec. 11/00 Mar. 14/01 Nov. 22/98 Jul. 20/98 April 13/97 Jan. 24/99 May 6/01 Mar. 22/99 April 17/99 Mar. 18/99 July 20/97 May 17/98

AMERICANS Calgary Buffaloes Midget OHA Midget White Prep Portland Winterhawks AMERICANS AMERICANS Des Moines Jr. A Vancouver Canadians AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS AMERICANS

WHL AMHL CSSHL WHL WHL WHL USHL BCMML WHL WHL WHL WHL WHL

D.O.B.

16-17 Season

LEAGUE

June 9/98 June 29/00 April 1/98 June 25/01 Sep. 11/02 Feb. 19/98 Sep. 17/98 July 6/00 Oct. 6/98

Calgary Hitmen Foothill Midget AAA Seattle Thunderbirds OHA White Midget Prep Notre Dame Hounds Btm. AMERICANS Kamloops Blazers CSKA U 17 AMERICANS

WHL AMHL WHL CSSHL CSSBHL WHL WHL Russia U17 WHL

D.O.B.

16-17 Season

LEAGUE

Nov. 16/02 Mar. 14/97 Apr. 22/99

Pursuit of Excellence Btm. CSSHBL Edmonton Oil Kings WHL AMERICANS WHL

Head Scout/Asst. GM Athletic Therapist Equipment Manager Goaltending Coach

GP 72 26 30 29 72 39 47 39 72 50 55 43 67

GP 43 33 66 26 29 71 41 29 60

GP 18 55 10

Barclay Parneta Zach Fournier Innes Mackie Eli Wilson

G 21 20 18 2 35 8 14 20 20 32 2 28 8

A

PTS PIM DRAFT 22 10 35 3 55 9 14 43 37 23 5 25 14

43 30 53 5 90 17 28 63 57 55 7 53 22

23 10 41 30 40 62 55 38 52 50 13 33 73

Eligible 18 Eligible 19 Eligible 19 Eligible 18 Drafted by CAR Free Agent Eligible 18 Eligible 19 Drafted by ANA Drafted by DET Eligible 18 Free Agent Eligible 18

GAASVS% NA NA2 DRAFT 8 2 2 3 8 15 1 2 19

37 7 5 11 13 38 6 4 42

45 9 7 14 21 53 7 6 61

14 88 34 30 31 26 24 71 34

Drafted by CAR Eligible 18 Eligible 18 Eligible 19 Eligible 20 Signed by VEG Eligible 18 Eligible 18 Drafted by CAL

GAASVS% NA NA2 DRAFT 2.9 3.9 3.4

0.886 0.88 0.9

Eligible 20 Free Agent Eligible 18

Pronunciation Oh-coin Pay-son Bee-york-lund Boo-shard

Mew-tall-ah Rass-mew-sen

Yuh-rem-koh

Pronunciation Bell-court

Cog-lin Kal-in-ih-chehn-koh You-so Val-uh-makee

Pronunciation Day


GAME NOTES – MARCH 11, 2018 GAME #69 – VANCOUVER GIANTS at TRI-CITY AMERICANS THE STORY SO FAR – So far this season the Vancouver Giants are 35-24-6-3. They are 20-12-2-1 on home ice and 15-12-4-2 away from home. The Giants have 10 regulation losses in their last 32 games going 17-10-4-1 in that span. Their 79 points have them ranked third in the B.C. Division, three points back of Victoria and eight back of Kelowna. Last weekend the Giants became the third team in the B.C. Division to clinch a playoff spot when they defeated the Kamloops Blazers 5-4 at home on Saturday night. So far they are 2-1 on their current four-game road trip. OPPOSITION – Tonight in Kennewick, WA the Giants battle the Tri-City Americans for the fourth and final time in 2017-18. The Giants are 1-2 against Tri-City and are 0-1 against them this season at the Toyota Center. These teams last met two nights ago when Tri-City won 6-2. ONE-TIMERS – Ty Ronning has 21 goals in his past 24 games and has 57 on the season. Eight of Dylan Plouffe’s nine goals this season have been scored on the road. The Giants have just 12 regulation losses over the course of their last 42 games. The Giants are 8-0-3-1 in games this season when Tyler Popowich records at least a point. In games when the Giants score a power play goal they are 23-8-4-1.

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2017/18 GIANTS REGULAR SEASON SINGLE GAME HIGHS AND LOWS Most Goals Scored: 8 (Nov. 12 vs EDM) Most Goals (Player): 3 (Ty Ronning, Least Goals Scored: 0 (Oct. 13 at SC, Dec. Most Goals Conceded: 11 (Dec. 27 vs James Malm) 27 vs EVT, Jan. 20 vs POR, Jan. 24 vs SPO) Most Assists (Player): 4 (James Malm, EVT) Least Goals Conceded: O (Dec. 8 at Oct. 6 vs TC) Most PP Goals Scored: 4 (Nov. 12 vs POR,Dec. 17 vs PG) Least Shots on Goal: 18 (Dec. 8 at POR) Most Points (Player): 5 (James Malm, EDM) Least Shots Conceded: 18 (Dec. 9 vs KTN) Nov 12 vs EDM) Most PP Goals Conceded: 5 (Nov. 17 at Last Hat-Trick: Ty Ronning (Jan. 10 at PG) Longest Point Streak (Player): 11 (Ty KAM) Ronning) Last Shutout: David Tendeck (Feb. 26 vs Most Shots on Goal: 50 (Oct. 21 at REG) Longest Winning Streak: 6 (Dec 5 – KAM) Most Shots Conceded: 50 (Feb 9 vs SEA) December 17) LAST FIVE GAMES

March 10 – Vancouver 6 at Spokane 5 (S.O.) March 9 – Vancouver 2 at Tri-City 6 March 7 – Vancouver 4 at Kelowna 3 (OT) March 4 – Vancouver 1 vs Everett 6 March 3 – Vancouver 5 vs Kamloops 4 Record – 3-2-0-0 GF – 18 GA - 24 GIANTS REGULAR SEASON STATISTICAL LEADERS Goals: Ty Ronning, 57 Assists: James Malm, 43 Points: Ty Ronning, 79 Plus/Minus: Ty Ronning, Dylan Plouffe, +10 Penalty Minutes: Darian Skeoch, 105 Power Play Goals: Ty Ronning, 17 Shorthanded Goals: Ty Ronning, 2 Game Winning Goals: James Malm, 9 Goals Against Average: David Tendeck, 2.99 Save Percentage: David Tendeck, .913 Shutouts: David Tendeck, 3

NEXT GAME

March 14 – Vancouver at Kamloops. 7:00 pm (TSN 1410) March 16 – Vancouver vs Kelowna. 7:30 pm (TSN 1040) March 17 – Vancouver at Kelowna. 7:00 pm (TSN 1410) (Watch every game at whl.neulion.com!) YEAR-BY-YEAR ROSTER BREAKDOWN

20-year-olds (97) - 3 (Ronning, Riddle, Skeoch) 19-year-olds (98) - 4 (Benson, Barberis, Dmytriw, Koch) 18-year-olds (98) - 8 (Malm, Hardy, Holt, Watts, Roman, Plouffe, Kichton, Tendeck) 17-year-olds (00) - 6 (Popowich, Bulych, Ho, Torzsok, Kannok Leipert, McNabb,) 16-year-olds (01) – 3 (Byram, Barfoot, Miner) REGIONAL ROSTER BREAKDOWN

BC - 11 (Ronning, Popowich, Malm, Hardy, Koch, Barfoot, Ho, Barberis, Byram, Tendeck, Torzsok) Alberta – 3 (Benson, Kichton, Plouffe) Saskatchewan – 5 (Riddle, Kannok Leipert, Bulych, Holt, Dmytriw) Manitoba - 2 (McNabb, Miner) Ontario - 1 (Skeoch) Other Countries - 2 (Roman [SVK], Watts [USA])


GAME NOTES – MARCH 11, 2018 (CONTINUED) GAME #69 – VANCOUVER GIANTS at TRI-CITY AMERICANS PLAYOFFS? YOU’RE TALKING ‘BOUT PLAYOFFS? – For the first time since 2013-14 and the 12th time in their 17-year history, the Vancouver Giants are heading to the playoffs! They punched their ticket to the WHL’s second season with a 5-4 victory last Saturday at home against the Kamloops Blazers. The Giants can officially finish no worse than third in the B.C. Division standings and coming into tonight’s game they sit three points back of Victoria for second with one game in hand. EMPIRE STATE OF MIND - 20-year-old forward Ty Ronning leads the Giants in scoring with 57 goals and 22 assists for 79 points. With two goals on February 9th he surpassed Evander Kane’s mark of 48 to become the new single-season franchise record holder for goals in a season. He then became the first Giant to ever reach 50 when he scored twice on Wednesday February 14th in Portland. Earlier this week on Monday he signed a three-year entry-level contract with the New York Rangers. CAPTAIN CLUTCH – Through 55 games this season Benson has scored 26 goals while adding 40 assists and sits second on the team with 20 multi-point games. He hasn’t gone more than three games without a point all season. He was selected 32nd overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2016 NHL Draft. He’s registered 23 points (9G, 14A) in his last 20 games. Benson had two goals in last night’s shootout victory over the Spokane Chiefs and had the OT winner Wednesday in Kelowna. STACKING THE ‘DECK’ – Sophomore goaltender David Tendeck is in-the-midst-of a ‘breakout’ season for the Vancouver Giants. The 18-year-old from North Vancouver, B.C. is 25-15-3-2 with a 2.99 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage with three shutouts. Tendeck has just nine regulation losses in his past 33 appearances and since December 1st his record is 20-9-3-1. Tendeck was recently ranked #8 among North American goaltenders on NHL Central Scouting’s Midterm Rankings. ‘BO KNOWS’ MONTHLY AWARDS – Rookie defenceman Bowen Byram was named the WHL’s Rookie of the Month for February. The native of Cranbrook, B.C. had three goals and six assists for nine points in 12 February games. During that span, Byram played a ton of big minutes given the Giants injury situation. Byram is eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ – 18-year-old California native Brayden Watts is enjoying a career season for the Vancouver Giants. His 16 goals and 22 assists give him 38 points on the season which ranks him sixth on the team. Last season Watts posted 18 points (7G, 11A) in 70 games which means he’s already 20 points ahead of his point totals from a season ago. MILESTONE WATCH – Ty Ronning became the first Giant to ever score 50 in a season on Wednesday, February 14th in Portland. Tyler Ho, Cyle McNabb, Hunor Torzsok, Bowen Byram, Kaleb Bulych and Aidan Barfoot and Milos Roman have all recorded their first WHL goals this season. Brayden Watts is just seven games shy of 200 for his WHL career. Davis Koch is one games away from 250 for his WHL career. Jared Dmytriw is four games shy of 250 for his WHL career. Justin Sourdif, Tanner Brown, Krz Plummer, Parker Hendren and Joel Sexsmith are all affiliated players to make their WHL debuts this season. LET’S MAKE A DEAL –The Giants were busy ahead of the WHL’s January 10th Trade Deadline. On January 8th the Giants acquired 20-year-old defenceman Brennan Riddle (Balgonie, SK) from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for 20-year-old forward Brad Morrison. A day earlier the Giants completed a deal with the Swift Current Broncos where they acquired 2002born defenceman Joel Sexsmith in exchange for a 2019 first-round pick in the WHL Bantam Draft. On January 10th the Giants made their biggest splash when they acquired 1998-born forward Davis Koch and a conditional 2019 WHL Bantam Draft pick from the Edmonton Oil Kings in exchange for Brendan Semchuk, Todd Scott and a third round pick in 2018.


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