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WHL Preseason comes to a close

  September 16, 2019 The final 15 games of the 2019 Western Hockey League Pre-season are in the books and the start of the 2019-20 WHL Regular Season is now only days away.   Oil Kings sweep away Cougars in Fort St. John The Edmonton Oil Kings and Prince George Cougars closed out their pre-season Read More »

WHL Pre-season – Tips, Blazers and Broncs go 3-0

  September 6, 2019 Western Hockey League pre-season action was in full swing throughout the league as 16 games took place over the Labour Day weekend. Through it all, three teams emerged with perfect records, the Everett Silvertips, Kamloops Blazers, and Swift Current Broncos.     Hosting a pre-season tournament at Angel of the Winds Arena Read More »

WHL places seven NHL first rounders

  July 2, 2019 The Western Hockey League fared best of the big three Canadian Hockey League major junior organizations in this year’s NHL Entry Level draft. Seven WHL players were selected in the 31 first slots available, compared to just four from the larger Ontario Hockey League, and just two from the Quebec Major Read More »

Cranbrook’s Bowen Byram BC’s top NHL Draft pick at #4 overall

July 2, 2019 4. Colorado Avalanche – Bowen Byram, D, Vancouver (WHL) NHL Central Scouting: No. 2 (North American skaters) Byram (6-1, 195) led Western Hockey League defenseman in goals (26) and game-winning goals (nine), and he was third with 71 points in 67 regular-season games. He also set a single-season league record with six Read More »

WHL Championship – Giants fall in G7 OT

  May 14, 2019 One of the most memorable, historic seasons of Vancouver Giants hockey ended in heartbreak at 18:25 of overtime in Game 7 Monday night in Prince Albert, SK. Dante Hannoun’s goal late in the first overtime period lifted the Prince Albert Raiders to a 2019 championship victory and a berth in the Read More »

WHL Championship – Raiders win it in OT

      May 14, 2019 by Darren Zary, Saskatoon StarPhoenix PRINCE ALBERT — WHL championship final. Seventh game. Overtime. Does it get much better than this? “Yes it does,” promised Prince Albert Raiders head coach Marc Habscheid. “In about two weeks.” Habscheid and the Raiders are probably just glad this series is finally — Read More »

WHL Championship – Giants force Game 7 – tonight in PA

  May 13, 2019 For the Vancouver Giants, there truly is no tomorrow. It all comes down to tonight’s Game 7 in Prince Albert vs the home town Raiders, a team that has posted an almost unbeatable record all season (54-10-2-2, 112 points). But the Giants have been formidable too, especially over the final half Read More »

WHL Championship – Vancouver Giants win Game 6

  May 13, 2019 The 2019 Rogers WHL Championship Series is going the distance. Sunday night in Prince Albert, the Vancouver Giants earned a 4-2 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders, forcing a seventh and deciding game Monday night at 6 PM PT. Davis Koch paced the Giants with two goals while goaltender David Tendeck Read More »

WHL West – Giants win in OT, take 3-1 lead over Spokane

  April 25, 2019 Dawson Holt scored 7:07 into the first overtime Wednesday, elevating the Vancouver Giants to a 3-1 series lead and pushing the Spokane Chiefs to the brink of elimination. A pair of goals from 2019 NHL Draft prospect Adam Beckman gave the Chiefs a 2-0 lead at the end of two, before Read More »

WHL East – All tied up – Edmonton-PA series 2-2

  April 25, 2019 The Prince Albert Raiders bounced back with a 2-1 win Wednesday to even up the Eastern Conference Championship at two games apiece. 2019 NHL Draft prospect Brett Leason and Noah Gregor (San Jose Sharks) scored for the Raiders while Wyatt McLeod broke up the Raiders’ shutout bid late in regulation. The Read More »

WHL Western Conference final starts tonight – Giants vs Chiefs

    April 19, 2019 by Lauren Zandee A fierce battle for the Western Hockey League’s Western Conference Championship will ignite between the Vancouver Giants and Spokane Chiefs tonight in Langley. Coming off a 4-1 series win against the Everett Silvertips in the second round, the Spokane Chiefs will be hot with momentum; a characteristic Read More »

WHL Western Conference Final set – Giants vs Chiefs

  April 14, 2019 With a matching eight wins in the 2019 Western Hockey League Playoffs, the Vancouver Giants and Spokane Chiefs now serve as the final two teams standing in the Western Conference, setting up a fierce series in the Western Conference Championship. After beating the Portland Winterhawks in five games, the Chiefs dispatched Read More »

WHL Playoffs – Giants bounce back in Seattle, take 2-1 series lead

  March 26, 2019 KENT, WA The Vancouver Giants defeated the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-4 EN at accesso ShoWare Center tonight in Game 3 of a first round playoff series. Vancouver now leads the best-of-seven series 2-1 with Game 4 on Wednesday at 7:05pm at accesso ShoWare Center. The Giants opened at home Friday with a Read More »

Portland ends Giants 7-game winning streak

  February 19, 2019 The Vancouver Giants (39-14-2-1) dropped a 5-3 decision to the Portland Winterhawks (36-16-3-3), at home Monday afternoon, ending their seven-game winning streak. With the loss, combined with an Everett Silvertips win, the Giants slide two points back of the Tips at the top of the Western Conference. Joachim Blichfeld led the Read More »

Giants win 7th straight, now 1st overall in Western conference

  February 18, 2019 Saturday night in Kelowna the Vancouver Giants (39-13-2-1) earned their seventh straight victory, a 2-0 triumph over the Kelowna Rockets (23-28-4-1). Milos Roman and Jared Dmytriw supplied the goals for the Giants while David Tendeck stopped all 22 shots he faced to earn his third shutout of the season and the Read More »

Giants are 3rd WHL club to clinch playoff spot

    February 12, 2019 For a second straight season the Vancouver Giants (37-13-2-1) are headed to the WHL playoffs. Sunday afternoon in front of 3663 strong at the LEC the Vancouver Giants skated to a 4-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars (16-32-4-2), becoming the third team in the WHL to clinch a berth Read More »

Giants edge Cougars, 4-2 EN, stretch division lead

  February 3, 2019 Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre in front of 4000-plus the Vancouver Giants (33-13-2-1) skated to their 33rd win of the season – A 4-2 triumph over the Prince George Cougars (16-29-3-2). On Friday in Portland, the Giants suffered their first regulation game loss in 11 games, falling 3-0 to Read More »

Byram named WHL Player of the Month

    January 31, 2019 Bowen Byram of the Vancouver Giants has been named the WHL McSweeney’s Player of the Month for January 2019. Byram recorded 19 points (10G-9A) and a plus-17 rating in 13 games as the Giants led all WHL teams in points earned throughout the month with a 9-3-0-1 record. Their month, which included Read More »

Giants come back from 3-0 but lose in shootout

  January 28, 2019 Sunday night at the Langley Events Centre the Vancouver Giants extended their regulation unbeaten streak to nine games after earning a single point in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Kelowna Rockets. The Rockets at one point led Sunday’s game 3-0 before the Giants managed to comeback. Rockets forward Leif Mattson Read More »

Cougars drop three in Alberta

January  27, 2019 By Fraser Rodgers The Prince George Cougars are leaving Alberta without a win, after their 2-1 setback against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Sunday afternoon. The Cougars lost all three games on the Central Division road trip over the weekend, and are winless in the last seven games. They started with a Read More »

PA leaves BC with 4W-1L-1SOL

January 28, 2019 The top-ranked team in the Western Hockey League all year long has been the Prince Albert Raiders, who play in the Eastern Conference, and aren’t too familiar to BC WHL fans. Their stats have been impressive all year long, clearly. But without seeing them, the question in BC at least has been, Read More »

Byram’s 5 point night sets Giants franchise record

January 13, 2019 Bowen Byram’s draft status continues soar after his record breaking night on Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. The 17-year-old set a new single-game Vancouver Giants record for defencemen with two goals and three assists in a 7-4 win over the Kamloops Blazers in front of 4,200 fans. Vancouver Giants (25-12-2-0) kicked Read More »

WHL – Seth Bafaro headed back to BC

  January 8, 2019 by Robert Murray Defenceman Seth Bafaro is back in his home province following a trade last Wednesday between the Saskatoon Blades and the Vancouver Giants. In return, the Blades have received a fifth-round selection in the 2021 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound defenceman from Kamloops, B.C. was originally selected Read More »

WHL Giants acquire Joseph from Pats for draft picks

  Jadon Joseph is headed to the B.C. Division following a Friday deal between the Regina Pats and Vancouver Giants. The Giants acquired the 19-year-old product of Sherwood Park, Alta. in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2019 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft and a sixth-round selection in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. “We wish Read More »

Giants Wrap 2018 With a Thrilling 2-1 Win Over PG

  December 17, 2018 The Vancouver Giants are heading into their holiday break on a winning note. Sunday night in Langley in front of 3500-plus at the LEC the Vancouver Giants (22-8-2-0) earned a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Prince George Cougars (11-19-1-2). Brayden Watts notched both goals for the Giants, the latter of which Read More »

Giants win 7th straight, 2-1 OT vs Royals at the Coliseum

  December 13, 2018 It may have been the most dramatic Teddy Bear Toss victory in the 18-year history of the Vancouver Giants last Saturday night. With only a minute and 19 seconds remaining in the third period trailing by a goal, Giants defenceman Bowen Byram scored the 2018 Teddy Bear Toss game tying goal, Read More »

WHL Update – Giants increase lead in West

    December 5, 2018 BC Division The Vancouver Giants continue to stretch their lead at the top of the WHL BC division, and are knocking on the door for the #1 spot overall in the Western Conference. With a record of 20-6-2-0 ant 42 points, the Giants are just three back of Everett, with Read More »