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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 »

Giants celebrate return to Coliseum with 5-2 win

  December 2, 2018 On a night where 50 years of Vancouver hockey memories were celebrated the Vancouver Giants managed to create a few unforgettable memories of their own. Saturday night in front of 6000-plus at the Pacific Coliseum, the Vancouver Giants (19-6-2-0) grabbed their fifth straight victory, a 5-2 decision over the visiting Tri-City Read More »

Giants Wrap Up Home Stand With a 10-4 Win Over Regina

  November 17, 2018   The Vancouver Giants (14-4-2-0) wrapped up their eight-game home stand in convincing fashion Friday night with a 10-goal outburst. Milos Roman, Tristen Nielsen and Yannik Valenti each scored twice and nine Giants recorded a multi-point game in a 10-4 victory over the visiting Regina Pats. Nick Henry responded with three Read More »

Giants owner Ron Toigo awarded by BC Sports Hall of Fame

November 16, 2018 Ron Toigo, majority owner, Governor and President of the Vancouver Giants, will receive the 2019 BC Sports Hall of Fame W.A.C. Bennett Award on May 23, 2019 at the BC Sports Hall of Fame’s Induction Gala. The announcement was November 14 at the BC Sports Hall of Fame in Downtown Vancouver. Ron Read More »

48 WHLer on NHL’s “Players to Watch” list

  November 15, 2018 Calgary – NHL Central Scouting has issued an updated ‘Players to Watch’ list for the 2019 NHL Draft, with 48 Western Hockey League players making the grade. NHL Central Scouting identifies players with a rating system that includes four categories.  The ‘A’ rating indicates a first round candidate, a ‘B’ rating indicates Read More »

WHL Update – Giants maintain lead in West

    November 13, 2018 The Vancouver Giants kept things rolling on the weekend, with a tight win and a loss vs the visiting Prince George Cougars to maintain their eight point lead over second place Victoria Royals. The Giants won the opener Saturday 2-1 then lost the rematch Sunday 1-0. Victoria split their series Read More »

WHL Standings – Giants stretch lead in West

    November 4, 2018 The Vancouver Giants continue as the hottest team in the WHL Western Conference. The team is now posting 12-3-2 record overall, and are second overall in the league. The Giants’ Trent Miner is now 4-1-0-2 with a league leading 1.41 goals against average and a .953 save percentage –  partner Read More »

Giants finish October with 3-2 SO Win

    October 28, 2018 The Vancouver Giants finished off their October schedule with a thrilling 3-2 shootout victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings in front of 3,378 fans at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday afternoon. The Giants’ Brayden Watts tied the game at 10:30 of the third on the power play, and then Read More »

WHL Standings – Giants continue to lead West, PA on a tear

    October 28, 2018 The Vancouver Giants remain the hottest team in the WHL Western Conference, with an 11-3-2 record overall. The Giants’ Trent Miner is now 4-0-1-0 with a league leading 1.41 goals against average and a .953 save percentage –  partner David Tendeck is 7-3-1, and .900. Right behind the Giants at Read More »

Giants and Royals in CHL Top 10

  October 25, 2018   Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the week six edition of the Kia CHL Top-10 Rankings for the 2018-19 season. The weekly rankings of the CHL’s Top-10 teams are selected by a panel of National Hockey League scouts. Retaining the number one spot this week were the Prince Read More »

Rockets victorious in Adam Foote’s debut

    October 23, 2018 The Kelowna Rockets made a winner of their new head coach on Tuesday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna, winning 3-2 over the Swift Current Broncos. Lane Zablocki, Kyle Topping and Jack Cowell scored for the Rockets while Kaedean Korczak added two assists in a winning cause as the Rockets Read More »

Adam Foote takes helm for Rockets, notches first W

      October 23, 2018 Kelowna Rockets General Manager Bruce Hamilton today announced the hiring of Adam Foote as the team’s new head coach. The announcement comes a day after the release of Jason Smith, who was entering his third season with Rockets. The release came after a disappointing 4-10-0 start for a team Read More »

Miner named WHL Goaltender of the Week (Again)

October 22, 2018 For the second time this month, Vancouver Giants goaltender Trent Miner (2001 – Brandon, MB) has been named the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week for the week ending October 21st. Miner appeared in two games this week for the Giants and turned aside 59 of the 62 shots he Read More »

#1 Giants Wrap Weekend With a 3-1 W vs Rockets

October 22, 2018 A busy stretch of games ended on a high note for the Vancouver Giants Sunday at home. Owen Hardy scored twice and goaltender Trent Miner stopped 28 of 29 shots as the Vancouver Giants (10-2-2-0) earned a 3-1 victory over the visiting Kelowna Rockets (4-10). Rookie Justin Sourdif added a goal for Read More »

Rockets release Head Coach Jason Smith

    October 22, 2018 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Rockets General Manager Bruce Hamilton has announced that the Rockets have released head coach Jason Smith of his duties as of Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. “Any time you let someone go that is the quality of Jason Smith it’s very tough, however the success of our hockey Read More »

Americans acquire Wil Kushniryk from Rockets for conditional draft pick

  October 22, 2018 by Robert Murray   The Tri-City Americans have acquired forward Wil Kushniryk from the Kelowna Rockets in a Monday afternoon trade. In return, the Rockets have received a conditional fifth-round selection in the 2020 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The 18-year-old Kushniryk had just entered his second season with the Rockets. Read More »