Vancouver Giants forward Justin Sourdif skates by Victoria Royals goaltender Adam Evanoff during the Giants’ 6-1 win on Tuesday, May 11, in the team’s final game of the abbreviated WHL season. The Giants season opener will now be against the Royals. (submitted photo: Giants/Doug Sage)

Vancouver Giants forward Justin Sourdif skates by Victoria Royals goaltender Adam Evanoff during the Giants’ 6-1 win on Tuesday, May 11, in the team’s final game of the abbreviated WHL season. The Giants season opener will now be against the Royals. (submitted photo: Giants/Doug Sage)

Giants’ season opener switches to Victoria

Kelowna and Vancouver won’t face off first this season

The Vancouver Giants have changed their schedule, and their opening game will now be on Saturday, Oct. 2 in Victoria against the Royals.

A new, updated schedule for the Giants has been posted online at whl.ca.

The October 1st game that was originally scheduled against Kelowna will now take place on Wednesday, November 3rd.

This is the second recent schedule change for the Giants.

The Sept. 15 pre-season game scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 15 was cancelled due to a lack of players. A combination of injuries, and players attending NHL training camps, meant there wasn’t a big enough roster for the Giants.

The Vancouver Giants play their home games in the Langley Events Centre.

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