Vancouver Giants

Tristen Nielsen (left) and Cole Shepard each received three individual honours at the 2019-20 Vancouver Giants awards (file)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fans and players honoured at annual awards

It may not have been a complete season, but it was still a good outing for the Langley-based team

  • Apr 23, 2020
Tristen Nielsen (left) and Cole Shepard each received three individual honours at the 2019-20 Vancouver Giants awards (file)
Vancouver Giants have used their 10th overall pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft to select 2005-born defenceman Mazden Leslie from Lloydminster.

UPDATED: Vancouver Giants draft ‘big, smooth skating defenceman’ and other talent

Team makes 12 picks in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

  • Apr 22, 2020
Vancouver Giants have used their 10th overall pick in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft to select 2005-born defenceman Mazden Leslie from Lloydminster.
Last year, Vancouver Giants forward Jared Dmytriw was crowned the team’s White Spot humanitarian of the year award. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants improvise to present player awards

Hockey players might not be able to play, but team accolades are being handed out Monday - on radio

  • Apr 18, 2020
Last year, Vancouver Giants forward Jared Dmytriw was crowned the team’s White Spot humanitarian of the year award. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Two Vancouver Giants have cracked NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings List. 2002-born forward Justin Sourdif (was ranked 23rd among draft eligible North American skaters while fellow 2002-born forward Cole Shepard was ranked 149th. (file)

Giants Sourdif and Shepard make NHL draft ranking

Players with Langley-based WHL team ranked 23rd and 149th

  • Apr 13, 2020
Two Vancouver Giants have cracked NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings List. 2002-born forward Justin Sourdif (was ranked 23rd among draft eligible North American skaters while fellow 2002-born forward Cole Shepard was ranked 149th. (file)
Coyotes have signed Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck to a three-year entry-level contract. (Chris Relke/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Coyotes sign Tendeck

Vancouver Giants netminder inks three-year deal

Coyotes have signed Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck to a three-year entry-level contract. (Chris Relke/special to Langley Advance Times)
For a second straight season, Bowen Byram is a WHL All-Star (file)

Bowen Byram makes all-star, again

Vancouver Giants defenceman recognized for second year in a row

  • Apr 6, 2020
For a second straight season, Bowen Byram is a WHL All-Star (file)
Giants drafted two Wednesday, March 25th (WHL)

Vancouver Giants draft two top U.S. prospects

Langley-based team added defenceman from San Jose, CA and a forward from Chandler, AZ

Giants drafted two Wednesday, March 25th (WHL)
Giants clinched a WHL playoff berth and were in second place in the standings. None of that will matter, with the cancellation of playoffs. (file)

WHL cancels playoffs

Vancouver Giants had clinched a berth in the finals before the coronavirus crisis

Giants clinched a WHL playoff berth and were in second place in the standings. None of that will matter, with the cancellation of playoffs. (file)
Langley Events Centre will continue to host fans for Giants games, despite a Washington State move to keep fans away due to COVID-19 concerns (file)

UPDATED: Vancouver Giants team won’t ban fans because of virus, for now

Langley-based WHL team issued statement after Seattle team decided to keep fans out of the stands

Langley Events Centre will continue to host fans for Giants games, despite a Washington State move to keep fans away due to COVID-19 concerns (file)
Participants in a recent Hockey FIT program started a workout by stretching in a pro hockey team dressing room. (Hockey FIT image/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Free ‘Hockey FIT’ program aimed at overweight Langley-area guys

‘Hockey Fans in Training’ gives participants a behind-the-scene-look at the WHL Giants

Participants in a recent Hockey FIT program started a workout by stretching in a pro hockey team dressing room. (Hockey FIT image/special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 5-4 decision in Prince George

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 5-4 decision in Prince George

G-Men outshot the Cougars by a 42-20 margin

  • Mar 7, 2020
VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 5-4 decision in Prince George
Giants player Bowen Byram has been named the WHL McSweeney’s Player of the Month for February (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram named player of the month

In February, he scored seven goals and added 17 assists for 24 points

Giants player Bowen Byram has been named the WHL McSweeney’s Player of the Month for February (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants won two of three games against the Victoria Royals this weekend. But the last match, on home ice at the Langley Events Centre Sunday afternoon, they lost 4-1. (Kevin Light/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Trio of Giants vs. Royals battles wrap with Victoria victory

G-Men won 2 of 3 games against the Island team, dropping a 4-1 loss Sunday on home ice in Langley

  • Mar 1, 2020
Giants won two of three games against the Victoria Royals this weekend. But the last match, on home ice at the Langley Events Centre Sunday afternoon, they lost 4-1. (Kevin Light/Vancouver Giants)
Saturday night, Feb. 29, in Victoria, the Giants downed the Victoria Royals (30-23-5-2) 6-2. In the second, Cole Shepard (11) made it a 4-0 lead for the Giants (Kevin Light/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants skate to 6-2 win over Victoria

Both teams will go again Sunday

  • Mar 1, 2020
Saturday night, Feb. 29, in Victoria, the Giants downed the Victoria Royals (30-23-5-2) 6-2. In the second, Cole Shepard (11) made it a 4-0 lead for the Giants (Kevin Light/special to Langley Advance Times)
Trevor Longo scored in the first period to put the Giants ahead of the Victoria Royals Friday night (Feb. 28) at Langley Events Centre (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants blank Victoria Royals

Coach calls home-ice win in Langley ’a good start to the weekend’

  • Feb 29, 2020
Trevor Longo scored in the first period to put the Giants ahead of the Victoria Royals Friday night (Feb. 28) at Langley Events Centre (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
For the first time in a span of 12 games, the Vancouver Giants lost a hockey game. Saturday night, Feb. 22, in Everett, WA the Giants dropped a 2-1 decision to the Everett Silvertips (Chris Mast/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants winning streak ends at 11 after a 2-1 setback Saturday in Everett

Run of wins matched their longest ever regular season winning streak

  • Feb 23, 2020
For the first time in a span of 12 games, the Vancouver Giants lost a hockey game. Saturday night, Feb. 22, in Everett, WA the Giants dropped a 2-1 decision to the Everett Silvertips (Chris Mast/special to Langley Advance Times)
Bowen Byram’s goal marked the start of a comeback by the Giants, who erased a 5-2 deficit to record their 11th straight victory Friday, Feb. 21 at the Langley Events Centre (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants winning streak now stands at 11

Team erased a 5-2 deficit by scoring every five minutes

  • Feb 22, 2020
Bowen Byram’s goal marked the start of a comeback by the Giants, who erased a 5-2 deficit to record their 11th straight victory Friday, Feb. 21 at the Langley Events Centre (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Alberta forward Kadyn Chabot makes his debut with the Vancouver Giants this weekend. (Jamison Derksen/Special to Black Press Media)

New Alberta forward joins Vancouver Giants’ ranks

new left-handed 18-year-old is a familiar face to Giants head coach Michael Dyck

  • Feb 21, 2020
Alberta forward Kadyn Chabot makes his debut with the Vancouver Giants this weekend. (Jamison Derksen/Special to Black Press Media)
VIDEO: Giants win 10th straight on home ice in Langley

VIDEO: Giants win 10th straight on home ice in Langley

Family Day was about spending time with the fans and dazzling them with a 3-2 victory over Seattle

  • Feb 17, 2020
VIDEO: Giants win 10th straight on home ice in Langley
Alex Kannok Leipert contributed to the team’s ninth win a row Saturday, Feb. 15, downing Seattle Thunderbirds on the road (Giants file)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants make it nine straight

Roman scores hat trick as team dominates Seattle

  • Feb 16, 2020
Alex Kannok Leipert contributed to the team’s ninth win a row Saturday, Feb. 15, downing Seattle Thunderbirds on the road (Giants file)