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State Of The Giants: Weekly Notebook December 13th

Giants Update

The Giants took a 5-3 decision to the Portland Winterhawks on Friday.

Last Week

Jordan Martinook had a hat trick and and Adam Morrison was superb turning away 46 shots. It was the 400th win for the Giants franchise in the last game for Branden Gallagher before Team Canada camp.

Saturday, the Giants began life without Gallagher and dropped a 4-2 game to the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Jaimen Yakubowski had two goals, one of them on a penalty shot, to end the Giants’ win streak at three games. It was Morrison’s fifth loss since joining the Giants.

This Week

The Giants will make a midweek trip to Seattle tomorrow to take on the Thunderbirds, currently fourth in the US division. Burke Gallimore has 14 goals in 28 games for the T-Birds.

This weekend the Giants are in Prince George to take on the Cougars in a pair. Prince George is last in the BC division.

In the Community

The Vancouver Giants and White Spot have launched a Youtube challenge. If a video of last week’s teddy bear toss reaches 50,000 views, the Giants and White Spot will donate $10,000 to the Province’s Empty Stocking Fund.

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The Video can be viewed here, please do.

As well, you can look forward to Guy Lafleur night on January 7.

Player Spotlight

Brendan Gallagher is hoping to turn a head turning Habs camp into a spot on the Canadian Junior this team as camp gets underway in Alberta.

With Giants coach Don Hay heading Team Canada, Gallagher should be able to stave off being one of the initial cuts as he was last year.

24 goals and 46 points in 28 games since returning from Montreal, don’t be surprised to see Gallagher wearing the maple leaf on Boxing Day.

Glen Hanlon will run the bench while Don Hay performs his duties with Team Canada.

The Giants will also lose second-leading scorer Marek Tvrdon to Slovakia’s world junior entry Dec. 15 while defenceman David Musil is heading for the Czech camp Dec. 18.

Next Game

The Giants are in Seattle tomorrow night hoping to keep their hot streak going.

They’re 11-3-1 in their last 14, but as mentioned they will be missing two very important pieces to Team Canada.

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