PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Cain Franson, Brett Kulak and Travis McEvoy each had a goal and an assist as the Vancouver Giants defeated the host Prince George Cougars 4-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.
Jakob Stukel also scored for the Giants (14-41-0), who halted a three-game winless streak, while Payton Lee turned away 23-of-24 shots for the win.
Jari Erricson scored the lone goal for the Cougars (17-31-8), who lost in regulation for the first time in five outings, and Mac Engel made 32 saves in defeat.
Vancouver went 2 for 6 on the power play while Prince George failed to score on six chances with the man advantage.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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