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Giants Sign 2000-Born Import Forward Yannik Valenti

  March 8, 2018 Vancouver Giants General Manager Glen Hanlon announced today that 2000-born forward Yannik Valenti (Bad Tolz, GER) has signed a Standard Western Hockey League Player Agreement with the Giants for the 2018-19 season. Originally selected by the Giants in the second round (66th overall) of the 2017 CHL Import Draft, Valenti checks Read More »

WHL Roundup: Hughes holds off Americans as T-Birds move closer to playoff spot

    March 7, 2018 by Robert Murray Portland Winterhawks (4) at Prince George Cougars (3)  Portland (41-20-1-4) // Prince George (23-35-4-4) It was productive return to Prince George for Dennis Cholowski (Detroit Red Wings) and Portland Winterhawks as each of them picked up a pair of points in a 4-3 win over the Prince George Cougars Tuesday evening. Read More »

Rockets host Giants – have dropped last 4

  The Kelowna Rockets prepare to take on their divisional rival the Vancouver Giants on another Hat-Trick Wednesday at Prospera Place. Having dropped their last four outings, the Rockets are looking to get back on track when they host the Giants on Wednesday night. Assistant Coach Travis Crickard believes the team needs to move forward, Read More »

Rockets make it 26 in a row vs Giants

    February 7, 2018 The Kelowna Rockets defeated the Vancouver Giants 4-1 on Wednesday night at Prospera Place, keeping the jinx alive, as they stretched their winning streak vs the G-men to 26 games. Rockets current points leader Kole Lind got things started when he danced around a Giants defender and snapped a shot Read More »

Tips join Warriors and Broncos in CHL Top 10

  February 7, 2018 Toronto – The Canadian Hockey League today announced the week 20 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. Moose Jaw #2 The Moose Jaw Warriors remained the second-best team in the Read More »

WHL Standings, Scoring Leaders and Top Goalies

    February 4, 2018 Things are certainly looking interesting in the WHL standings these days, as the league enters the final 20 game stretch of the 72 game regular season. Western Conference The Kelowna Rockets and Victoria Royals are tied on top of the BC division, with 68 points, however the Rockets have two Read More »

WHL Weekend – Four hat tricks highlight Saturday games

  Medicine Hat Tigers (4) at Vancouver Giants (5) Medicine Hat (26-22-7-0) // Vancouver (28-16-5-3) The Vancouver Giants closed out an eight-game home stand with a 5-4 victory over the Medicine Hat Tigers Saturday, winning a back-and-forth battle with a late third period goal from Alex Kannok Leipert. Ty Ronning (New York Rangers) and Dawson Holt each had a Read More »

CHL Prospects game ready to go – 9 WHLers suit up

  January 24, 2018 Talented NHL Draft prospects from across the Canadian Hockey League touched down in Guelph, Ont. Tuesday night with their highly anticipated Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game performance just 48 hours away. Excitement abounded during arrival interviews as players expressed a range of feelings after meeting their new teammates, some of whom Read More »

Four D-men lead list of 43 WHLers in NHL mid-term rankings

  January 22, 2018   Six defensemen are ranked in the top 10 of the 43 WHL players listed in the NHL Central Scouting midterm rankings in advance of the 2018 NHL Draft, to be held June 22-23 in Dallas, Texas. Heading the list is Ty Smith (Lloydminster, Alta. / Spokane Chiefs), who is ranked Read More »

WHL Trades – summary of recent moves

    January 15, 2018 Here’s a summary of WHL moves prior to the trade deadline last week. Date Team Transfers To Team Transfers 10-Jan-18 Lethbridge Brady Pouteau   Regina 7th Rnd. ’18 10-Jan-18 Brandon Tanner Kaspick   Victoria Jonathan Lambos Cameron MacDonald Ty Thorpe   1st Rnd. ’19   1st Rnd. ’21 10-Jan-18 Brandon Read More »

WHL Standings – Tight, tight, tight

  January 7, 2017 As the second half of the WHL regular season gets underway, things couldn’t be much tighter at the top of the Western Conference standings. The Kelowna Rockets and Vancouver Giants are now tied at 51 points in first place, though the Rockets have three games in hand. A point back, the Read More »

WHL Round Up – Jan. 6 games

    January 7, 2018 by Robert Murray     Vancouver Giants (5) at Medicine Hat Tigers (3) Vancouver (23-14-3-2) // Medicine Hat (22-16-3-0) Dawson Holt scored twice while Brad Morrison and Brayden Watts each recorded a goal and an assist as the Vancouver Giants swept their three-game road trip through Alberta Saturday with a 5-3 victory Read More »

WHL Round Up

  January 1, 2018 by Robert Murray Prince George Cougars (3) at Vancouver Giants (4) — OT Prince George (14-18-4-2) // Vancouver (20-14-3-2) James Malm’s seventh game-winning goal of the season helped the Vancouver Giants become the third team in the B.C. Division to 20 victories Monday, exacting some revenge against the Prince George Cougars at the Langley Events Centre. Read More »

Tendeck WHL Goaltender of the Week

  December 18, 2017 Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck has been named WHL Goaltender of the Week and the league nominee for Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending December 17, 2017. Tendeck, who is eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft, appeared in Read More »

WHL Standings – Royals still lead West

  December 12, 2017 Here’s an overview of WHL standings as the league heads toward the halfway mark. In the BC Division, Kelowna are now just two wins back of Victoria Royals, who lead the Western Conference with 43 points. The Vancouver Giants have picked it up the pace and have won the past three Read More »

Tendeck backstops Giants to W over #1 Winterhawks

    December 5, 2017 by Robert Murray Portland Winterhawks (3) at Vancouver Giants (5) Portland (20-6-0-1) // Vancouver (13-13-2-2) For the second time in three days, the top team in the WHL was held out of the win column.  Tuesday, it was a pair of goals from Owen Hardy, 43 saves from David Tendeck and a full team Read More »

Cougars Jackson Leppard – NHL Scouting Player to Watch

    November 30, 2017 By WHL Network “Growing the Game’s Best Talent” is a multipart series, sponsored by BC Tree Fruits, that highlights the next generation of WHL stars set to embark on a journey of pursuing NHL dreams. “Growing the Game’s Best Talent” can be seen monthly at WHL.ca, featuring a key member of the Read More »

WHL Roundup: Saturday and Sunday Games

  December 3, 2017 Below is a quick recap of WHL action on the weekend. Only one BC division game was played Sunday, with four games Saturday. Victoria Royals are still on top of BC division, two points behind overall Western Conference leaders Portland Winterhawks. Kelowna is now just two points back of Victoria, with Read More »

WHL Roundup & Standings – Royals stop Americans

  WHL Roundup November 19, 2017 by Robert Murray Victoria Royals (7) at Tri-City Americans (3) Victoria (16-7-1-0) // Tri-City (13-6-2-0) Matthew Phillips (Calgary Flames) had a pair of goals and an assist and four other Victoria Royals had multi-point efforts as they ended the home undefeated run by the Tri-City Americans. Morgan Geekie (Carolina Hurricanes) and Nolan Yaremko Read More »

WHL Roundup & Standings

    November 15, 2017 WHL Roundup Red Deer Rebels (5) at Victoria Royals (3) Red Deer (9-11-1-0) // Victoria (14-7-1-0) Not many WHL teams have made the journey to Vancouver Island and picked up a regulation win this season, but the Red Deer Rebels can now add themselves to that list. A three-goal third period helped hold Read More »

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 »