VANCOUVER (CP) - Alex Archibald made 32 saves as he backstopped the Chilliwack Bruins to a 3-1 upset playoff victory over the Vancouver Giants in Western Hockey League playoff action Saturday.
It was the first ever playoff win for the expansion Bruins, who
forged a 1-1 tie in the best-of-seven opening-round series that
resumes Tuesday in Chilliwack.
It was also the first ever WHL post-season win for Chilliwack
goaltender Alex Archibald. The Giants outshot the Bruins 33-18.
Archibald, 19, was Chilliwack's backup goaltender during the
regular season, but he was promoted to No. 1 for the playoffs
after starter Matt Esposito was sidelined with a left knee injury
that will require surgery.
Josh Aspenlind paced Chilliwack with a goal and an assist. Donnie
Glennie's goal at the seven-minute mark of the third period proved
to be the winner.
Mark Santorelli, credited with getting his stick on an Aspenlind shot provided an insurance marker during a power play at 14:10 of the third.
Michal Repik scored for the defending WHL-champion Giants, who have already qualified for the Memorial Cup as the host team.