Coming off a disappointing defeat at the hands of the Calgary Roughnecks, the Georgia Swarm (6-4) went into the Rogers Arena to face the challenge of the Vancouver Warriors (4-8) in a game that seemed to be over after only six minutes.
Georgia Swarmed out to a five-goal run off markers from Zed Williams (1g,3a) who picked up all four of his points in the opening stanza.
Lyle Thompson (3g,3a), a man-up goal from Randy Staats (2g,7a), Williams setting up Shayne Jackson (3g,2a) and at 8:37, Jordan Hall (2g,3a).
Vancouver stemmed the tide courtesy of Jordan McBride (4g,1a) to cut it to 5-1.
Georgia went right back at it when Lyle Thompson cashed in off a set up from Williams and Staats to close the first with Vancouver facing a major uphill battle trailing, 6-1.
1:41 into the second, Staats converted, once again, on the advantage to push it to 7-1.
McBride had a power-play goal of his own to get it back to a five-goal deficit.
Miles Thompson (2g,2) at 8:50 followed eleven seconds later by his brother, Lyle got it to 9-2 before Riley Loewen (3g,1a) ended the half with Georgia in command, 9-3.
It took all of :25 for Jordan Hall to make it a seven-goal spread.
McBride matched but Zach Miller (1g,1a) and Jackson had a response and the teams went to the final stanza with Georgia in complete control, 12-4.
Jackson hit another man-up tally at 1:43 but Vancouver shrugged it off and staged a rally with lamplighters from, Loewen at 4:21, Loewen again at 5:32 before McBride made it 13-7.
Miles Thompson notched the sixth man-advantage goal to bring the final to 14-7.
Dis and Dat:
Georgia dominated in al statistical categories, Loose balls were 102-81, Shots 62-44… Georgia actually unleashed 90 shots as they had 28 go off the mark.
Faceoffs went 15 of 24 for the visitors.
The man advantage was the difference with Georgia netting 6 of 7 while the Warriors were 1 for 1.
Mike Poulin played 50:20 allowing 5 goals on 38 shots.
Kevin Orleman finished up for the Swarm making 4 saves on the 6 shots he encountered.
Eric Penney stopped 47 in the Vancouver net while Nolan Clayton made a :36 cameo and stopped the only shot he faced.