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Giants Drop 5-4 Heartbreaker vs Kamloops

November 4, 2017 Friday night at the Langley Events Centre the Vancouver Giants (5-8-1-2) dropped a 5-4 decision to the Kamloops Blazers (5-11-0-0) in heart-breaking fashion. Garrett Pilon’s second goal of the game came with 16 seconds remaining in regulation on a power play, snapping a 4-4 tie and securing the fifth victory in seven Read More »

8 BC players among 66 chosen for Hockey Canada U17 teams

Dennis Pajot/Getty Images October 16, 2017 Sixty-six players have been chosen to represent Canada at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, November 5-11 in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, B.C. One goaltender, three defencemen and five forwards with BC connections are among the picks. Of these eight, one is currently playing Major Midget, three Read More »

WHL Friday Round up

October 14, 2017 by Robert Murray Here’s a wrap of the Friday night games in the Western Hockey League. Kamloops Blazers (4)  at Prince George Cougars (1)   Kamloops (1-9-0-0) // Prince George (3-4-2-0) The Kamloops Blazers came ready to play Friday against the Prince George Cougars, earning their first win of the 2017-18 regular season at the CN Read More »

Giants win their first of the year 6-3 vs Blazers

  September 30, 2017 The Vancouver Giants cracked the win column for the first time in 2017-18 Friday with a 6-3 victory vs the Kamloops Blazers in front of 3,240 at the Langley Events Centre. Both teams were 0-2 coming in, after dropping their respective home and home openers (vs Victoria Royals and vs Kelowna Read More »

Royals sweep Giants in home and home openers

Victoria takes down Vancouver 6-1 and 7-1 to close home-and-home set.   Saturday, September 23, 2017 Langley, BC- The Victoria Royals earned a 6-1 win on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre, to follow up the club’s 7-1 home victory from the previous night. Game Summary Gamesheet – http://bit.ly/2fospli Scoring: Royals – Dante Hannoun Read More »

WHL Opening Week, Sunday round up

    September 25, 2017 Sunday’s Western Hockey League action a light two-game schedule with an all-East Division and all-U.S. Division matchups. Red Deer Rebels (5) at Edmonton Oil Kings (3) Red Deer (2-0-0-0) // Edmonton (0-2-0-0) The Edmonton Oil Kings couldn’t sustain a first period lead in their home opener, falling by a 5-3 final Read More »

WHL Saturday round up

    September 24, 2017 Here’s an overview of WHL game action Saturday. Kelowna Rockets (5) at Kamloops Blazers (1) Kelowna (2-0-0-0) // Kamloops (0-2-0-0) by: Taylor Rocca Kole Lind enjoyed a five-point night, factoring into every goal the Kelowna Rockets scored en route to a 5-1 victory over the rival Kamloops Blazers. Lind, a Read More »

Kelowna Rockets win home opener 6-2

  September 23, 2017   The Kelowna Rockets kicked off their 2017-2018 campaign with a strong 6-2 performance over Kamloops Blazers on Friday night at Prospera Place. The Rockets took a 6-0 lead into the third, before the Blazers notched two late goals to negate the shutout. Kyle Topping got things started 3:25 into the Read More »

WHL Opening Night Round Up

  Opening night of the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season held no shortage of excitement with eight games spread across Western Canada.   Regina Pats (1) at Brandon Wheat Kings (8) Regina (0-1-0-0) // Brandon (1-0-0-0) Ty Lewis registered five points (2G-3A) as the Brandon Wheat Kings made a statement, thumping the CHL’s top-ranked Read More »

WHL BC Division Preview

  September 21, 2017 By Robert Murray, WHL As the 2017-18 Western Hockey League regular season approaches Friday, September 22, here’s a preview of the BC Division. Team capsules are presented in order of 2016-17 finish within each division.   General Manager: Todd Harkins Head Coach: Richard Matvichuk Pre-season record: 3-3-0-0 2016-17 record: 45-21-3-3, First in Read More »

Regina Pats start season ranked #1 in Canada

  September 20. 2017 Toronto, ON – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the pre-season edition of the CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2017-18 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. The 2017-18 regular season schedule opens on Thursday September 21 in the Read More »

Giants down to 35 into pre-season game

      September 1, 2017   The Giants have pared main camp prospects to 35 in preparation for pre-season. Remaining players include: Goaltenders (5): Trent Miner (01) Todd Scott (00) Jacob Wassermann (00) David Tendeck (99) Ryan Kubic (98)   Defencemen (10): Tanner Brown (02) Bowen Byram (01) Kaleb Bulych (00) Alex Kannok-Leipert (00) Read More »

Giants down T-birds in pre-season opener

  September 1, 2017 The Vancouver Giants defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 3-1 Friday morning in the first game for both teams at the Delta Hotels Preseason Classic at Xfinity Arena in Everett. Play will continue Saturday when the T-Birds face the Everett Silvertips Saturday, September 2 at 7:00 pm. The Classic ends for the T-Birds Read More »

Dan O’Connor named Vancouver Giants Play by Play Broadcaster

August 14, 2017 The Vancouver Giants announced on Monday that Brendan Batchelor has accepted a new career opportunity and will be moving on from the team while Dan O’Connor has been named the new Director of Media Relations and Play-by-Play Broadcaster for the club. Batchelor is moving to Sportsnet 560 to call the Vancouver Canucks, alongside ex-Canuck Read More »

WHL Giants sign Slovak Milos Roman

      July 17, 2017 The Vancouver Giants have announced the signing of 1999-born forward Milos Roman to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement. The Giants drafted Roman with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 CHL Import Draft. “We are glad to add a top six forward to our group,” said Glen Read More »

Six WHL Giants Prospects picked for U16 shortlists

    July 25, 2017 Vancouver Giants prospects Justin Sourdif, Tanner Brown, Cole Shepard, John Little, Braedy Euerby and Krz Plummer have been named to the shortlists for their respective provincial Under-16 teams ahead of the 2017 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup.  Sourdif, Brown, Shepard, Little and Euerby were shortlisted for Team BC while Plummer Read More »

WHL Giants Ron Toigo inducted into BCHHOF

      July 28, 2017 Vancouver Giants President and Majority Owner Ron Toigo was inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame July 28 in Penticton. Toigo, who serves on the WHL’s Board of Governors, was inducted in the Builders Category. The long-time Tsawwassen resident owned the Tri-City Americans from 1991-2000 before selling the team Read More »

WHL Giants hire new Associate Coach

  August 4, 2017 The Vancouver Giants have announced that Dean Chynoweth has been named the club’s new Associate Coach. “We are very pleased to add Dean to our staff,” said Glen Hanlon, General Manager. “One of his many responsibilities will be to work with our young defencemen, and with the wealth of hockey knowledge and Read More »

2017 WHL Bantam Draft – Where they played

  May 4, 2017 Calgary, AB  – The Western Hockey League completed its 2017 Bantam Draft today at the Deerfoot Inn in Calgary. After winning the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft Lottery, the Prince Albert Raiders used the first-overall pick to select defenceman Kaiden Guhle (Sherwood Park, Alta./OHA Edmonton). In total, 230 players were drafted over 14 Read More »