Vancouver Giants

Mathew Edwards got the Giants on the scoreboard Saturday night, Jan. 21 in Kelowna. G-Men went on to win 4-3. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants end losing streak with win in Kelowna

After the Rockets scored the opening goal, Giants pushed back with three unanswered goals

 

Ty Thorpe took a shot. Number 8 scored the only Vancouver Giants goal Friday, Jan, 20 against the visiting Kelowna Rockets, as the Langley-based team suffered a fourth loss in a row. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Kelowna Rockets down struggling Vancouver Giants

Fourth loss in a row for G-Men

  • Jan 21, 2023
Ty Thorpe took a shot. Number 8 scored the only Vancouver Giants goal Friday, Jan, 20 against the visiting Kelowna Rockets, as the Langley-based team suffered a fourth loss in a row. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ty Halaburda, Carson Haynes, and Jesper Vikman tried to prevent a Tri-City goal Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15 at Langley Events Centre. Giants lost 7-3. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A new look, but another loss, for Vancouver Giants

Tri-City Americans dominated

  • Jan 16, 2023
Ty Halaburda, Carson Haynes, and Jesper Vikman tried to prevent a Tri-City goal Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15 at Langley Events Centre. Giants lost 7-3. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
(Rob Wilton photos/Jamison Derksen graphics)

Five Giants make mid-term scouting list

G-Men back on the ice, showing off their skills, Sunday at 4 at LEC

(Rob Wilton photos/Jamison Derksen graphics)
Vancouver Giants Captain Ty Thorpe scored back-to-back goals against Spokane Chiefs Friday, Jan. 13th, in the first home game of the new year at Langley Event Centre.8 (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two goals by new Giants captain not enough for win

Team was good “in spurts” but couldn’t sustain it: coach

Vancouver Giants Captain Ty Thorpe scored back-to-back goals against Spokane Chiefs Friday, Jan. 13th, in the first home game of the new year at Langley Event Centre.8 (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ty Thorpe was among the Giants who shared ice time Wednesday in Kamloops, when the G-Men fell 6-3 to the hosting Blazers. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)

Blazers double up on Giants in Kamloops

After being defeated 6-3 on Wednesday, the G-Men host two of their U.S. adversaries this weekend

  • Jan 13, 2023
Ty Thorpe was among the Giants who shared ice time Wednesday in Kamloops, when the G-Men fell 6-3 to the hosting Blazers. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
Vancouver Giants have snapped up the rights to suddenly-available 2004-born defender Ben Feenan from the Tri-City Americans, less than two weeks after the Washington team announced Feenan was leaving for ‘personal reasons.’ (Chris Mast/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants have snapped up the rights to suddenly-available 2004-born defender Ben Feenan from the Tri-City Americans, less than two weeks after the Washington team announced Feenan was leaving for ‘personal reasons.’ (Chris Mast/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ty Thorpe was named new Vancouver Giants captain on Wednesday, Jan. 11. (Giants)

Ty Thorpe named 20th captain of the Vancouver Giants

Described by coach as ‘hardest worker’

  • Jan 11, 2023
Ty Thorpe was named new Vancouver Giants captain on Wednesday, Jan. 11. (Giants)
Skyler Bruce (above left) and Connor Dale (below left) are coming to Langley as part of a trade deal that sees the Vancouver Giants trade captain Zack Ostapchuk (right) to Winnipeg ICE for the pair, plus three first round draft picks, prospects Owen Brees and Hudson Landmark, and a fifth round draft pick. (Photos by Zach Peters (WPG), Rob Wilton (VAN))

Ostapchuk traded by Vancouver Giants to Winnipeg

In return, G-Men get four players and four future draft picks

  • Jan 8, 2023
Skyler Bruce (above left) and Connor Dale (below left) are coming to Langley as part of a trade deal that sees the Vancouver Giants trade captain Zack Ostapchuk (right) to Winnipeg ICE for the pair, plus three first round draft picks, prospects Owen Brees and Hudson Landmark, and a fifth round draft pick. (Photos by Zach Peters (WPG), Rob Wilton (VAN))
Vancouver Giants netminder Brett Mirwald looked pleased with his game against Spokane, where he withstood 32 of 33 shots as the Langley-based team won 2-1 against Spokane Chiefs Saturday night, Jan. 7 in Spokane. ( Larry Brunt/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants win road game against Spokane Chiefs

G-Men Mirwald, Lipinski big factors in victory

Vancouver Giants netminder Brett Mirwald looked pleased with his game against Spokane, where he withstood 32 of 33 shots as the Langley-based team won 2-1 against Spokane Chiefs Saturday night, Jan. 7 in Spokane. ( Larry Brunt/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk brings home World Junior gold for Team Canada. (Tim Austen)

Vancouver Giants captain plays a key role in helping team Canada win gold at World Juniors

Langley community celebrates as Ostapchuk brings home second consecutive gold

Vancouver Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk brings home World Junior gold for Team Canada. (Tim Austen)
Jesper Vikman stopped 28 of 31 Royals shots to tie the game as Vancouver Giants went on to down Victoria Royals 4-3 in a shootout at Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena on Friday, Dec. 30. (Jay Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants end year with a win

Game against Victoria decided by shootout

  • Dec 31, 2022
Jesper Vikman stopped 28 of 31 Royals shots to tie the game as Vancouver Giants went on to down Victoria Royals 4-3 in a shootout at Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena on Friday, Dec. 30. (Jay Wallace/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Forward Cameron Schmidt from Prince George, seen here in action at a Vancouver Giants pre-season game, is one of six G-Men draft picks who will be playing at the 2023 Canada Winter Games. (Vancouver Giants)

Six Giant draft picks to play for three provinces at Winter Games

List includes first female player ever selected by a Canadian Hockey League prospects draft

Forward Cameron Schmidt from Prince George, seen here in action at a Vancouver Giants pre-season game, is one of six G-Men draft picks who will be playing at the 2023 Canada Winter Games. (Vancouver Giants)
Jesper Vikman held the Victoria Royals to two scoreless periods on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough as the Royals would blank the Giants 3-0 in the third. (Rob Wilton/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Royals blank Vancouver Giants at home in Langley Events Centre

Teams face off again in Victoria on Friday

  • Dec 29, 2022
Jesper Vikman held the Victoria Royals to two scoreless periods on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough as the Royals would blank the Giants 3-0 in the third. (Rob Wilton/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Jesper Vikman blocked 34 of 36 shots for the Vancouver Giants Tuesday, Dec. 27, as the G-Men won their fourth in a row over Victoria Royals 3-2. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants win fourth against Victoria Royals

Langley-based G-Men win despite being out-shot 36-19.

Jesper Vikman blocked 34 of 36 shots for the Vancouver Giants Tuesday, Dec. 27, as the G-Men won their fourth in a row over Victoria Royals 3-2. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants defenceman Brenden Pentecost in action Saturday, Dec. 17, against the Winterhawks in Portland. Portland won in overtime, 5-4. (Keith Dwiggins/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants defenceman Brenden Pentecost in action Saturday, Dec. 17, against the Winterhawks in Portland. Portland won in overtime, 5-4. (Keith Dwiggins/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A shorthanded Giants roster made a valiant effort against the first-place Portland Winterhawks, but Portland came away with a 2-1 win on Friday, Dec. 16 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: A close loss to Portland for Vancouver Giants

Home ice defeat for Langley-based G-Men

  • Dec 17, 2022
A shorthanded Giants roster made a valiant effort against the first-place Portland Winterhawks, but Portland came away with a 2-1 win on Friday, Dec. 16 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
The Giants brought home a win when they played in Victoria. (Jay Wallace/Special to Black Press Media)

Vancouver Giants head to capital, taking Wednesday night match against Royals

Langley-based team plays host to Portland Friday evening

The Giants brought home a win when they played in Victoria. (Jay Wallace/Special to Black Press Media)