The Giants, missing Panthers prospect Justin Sourdif and Senators prospect Zack Ostapchuk due to injuries, were shut out 1-0 by the Cougars in a 27-save shutout from Brennan this time.
Tyler Brennan continues to stalk the Vancouver Giants.
The Prince George Cougars goalkeeper, who was listed as a potential second or third round pick for the 2022 NHL Draft by NHL Central Scouting’s preliminary watch list that came out last month, pitched his second shutout in four starts against the Giants on Tuesday at Prince George, making 27 saves in the Cougars’ 1-0 win.
Brennan made 43 stops in a 1-0 shootout loss to the Giants at the Division BC center last April in Kamloops.
In his last four starts against Vancouver in the past two years, Brennan has stopped 128 of 133 shots (.962 save percentage).
The Giants (6-3-1-0) face the Cougars (6-6-0-0) again tonight at Prince George (7 pm, Sportsnet 650).
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Brennan is 4-3-0-0 with 2.33 goals against average and a .933 save percentage so far this season.
Connor Bowie, with his third of the season, counted on a power play in the second period for Prince George to provide the only score on Tuesday. Will Gurski made 23 saves at Vancouver’s net.
Vancouver lost forwards Justin Sourdif, Zack Ostapchuk and Justin Lies to undisclosed injuries. The Giants include Sourdif, who is a Florida Panthers prospect, and Ostapchuk, who is an Ottawa Senators prospect, on a day-to-day basis. They are listing Lies, who is eligible for the 2022 draft, as week-to-week.
Tuesday’s game marked the Vancouver debut of defenders Evan Toth and Alex Cotton, who were picked up on Friday in trades with the Calgary Hitmen and Lethbridge Hurricanes, respectively.
The Giants had a light schedule the first month of the season, with just six games. Things have gotten busier. They are in the Kamloops Blazers (11-1-0-0) on Friday and then host the Blazers on Saturday at the Langley Events Center. That will end a streak of seven games in 11 days and four games in five days.