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Friesen's 41 saves help Chilliwack hand Vancouver first regulation loss

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CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Mark Friesen turned aside 41 shots as the Chilliwack Bruins beat Vancouver 3-2 in WHL action Tuesday afternoon, handing the Giants their first regulation loss of the season.

Friesen's performance helped Chilliwack's three first-period goals stand up, helping the Bruins (7-11-1-2) extend their points streak to three games. The 18-year-old native of Winkler, Man., has been in goal for all three games, boasting a 1.95 goals-against average and .953 save percentage over that span.

Andy Smith scored two goals 1:32 apart in the first period against reigning Canadian Hockey League player of the week Tyson Sexsmith. Alexander Wiklund added power-play goal for the Bruins, who finished 2-for-5 with the man advantage while holding Vancouver (14-1-0-3) scoreless in four chances.

Gary Nunn and Adam Basford replied for the Giants, who hadn't lost a regular-season game in regulation since dropping a 5-2 decision to the Seattle Thunderbirds on March 8. Vancouver had gone 18-0-0-3 over that span.

Sexsmith made 15 saves in defeat.

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