VANCOUVER, B.C. - The Vancouver Giants set a club record in points with a 3-1 victory over the Chilliwack Bruins on Friday night in the Western Hockey League.
Vancouver has 108 points, beating their previous record of 106, which they set last season.
The result was pretty much according to form. The Giants (52-7-1-3) are running away with the B.C. division while the Bruins (15-44-2-5) languish in the basement with only 37 points.
In the eight previous meetings this season, the Giants have recorded a victory in seven of those games.
Vancouver had all the early pressure and was rewarded at 10:17 of the first period. Brett Regner let a slap shot go from the left point and James Wright was right in front of the next to deflect it past Bruins goaltender Mark Friesen for his 19th goal of the season.
After taking only three shots in the first, Chilliwack came out rolling to start the second and equalized only 2:22 into the period. After Vancouver goalie Tyson Sexsmith gave up a big rebound the puck fell to Kevin Sundher who couldn't miss the wide open net in front of him for his 16th of the season.
Gary Nunn scored his 23rd of the campaign at 7:11 of the third period. Mike Berube fired a slap shot go from the point that hit the post but Nunn was there to throw himself at the puck on the ensuing scramble and just poked the puck into the net with what proved to be the game winning goal.
James Henry added an empty net goal at 18:46 to ice it for the Giants. Berube fed a long pass to Henry who skated virtually uncontested the length of the ice before knocking the puck into the undefended net.