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Giants' win will propel Hay into record books
But first they must knock off Tri-City Americans to pass Ken Hodge's 100 playoff victories
By Terry Bell, The Province
March 24, 2011
Vancouver Giants coach Don Hay can re-write the WHL record books Friday night if his club can knock off the Tri-City Americans in their WHL Western Conference quarterfinal series opener in Kennewick, Wash.
Hay needs one win to pass Ken Hodge on the WHL's alltime list for playoff wins. Both men have 100.
Meanwhile, Hay will have an all-star forward in his lineup after Brendan Gallagher was named Wednesday as one of three forwards on the Western Conference's first all-star team. Gallagher led the Giants in scoring with 44 goals and 91 points, eighth overall in the league.
Also named to the first team were: goaltender James Reid, Spokane; defencemen Tyson Barrie, Kelowna and Jared Cowen, Spokane and forwards Tyler Johnson, Spokane and Ryan Johansen, Portland.
The second team has goaltender Calvin Pickard, Seattle; defencemen Ryan Murray, Everett and Brenden Kichton, Spokane and forwards Brendan Shinnimin, Tri-City; Brendan Ranford, Kamloops and Ryan Howse, Chilliwack.
On the Giants injury front, captain James Henry is still being listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury. He didn't practise Wednesday.
Henry who missed a big part of the 2010-11 regular season with a knee injury, left the ice in the first period of Sunday's 5-0 win over Everett.
TOYOTA CENTER FIRST
The Giants play Game 1 and 2 on Friday and Saturday night (AM 650) in Kennewick at the Toyota Center. The clubs head to Vancouver for Games 3 and 4 at the Pacific Coliseum on Tuesday and Wednesday (7 p.m. both nights, AM 650).
Game 5, if necessary, is slated for Kennewick on Friday, April, 1. Game 6 would go at the Pacific Coliseum on Saturday, April 2 and Game 7 back in Tri-City on Tuesday, April 5.
All games are at 7 p.m. (AM 650).
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