Vancouver Giants

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)
Vancouver Giants forward Samuel Honzek will be on Slovakia’s roster in the upcoming World Junior Tournament, the Langley-based WHL team announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Giants Honzek named to Slovakia roster at World Junior Championships

Will play again for his country

  • Dec 14, 2022
Vancouver Giants forward Samuel Honzek will be on Slovakia’s roster in the upcoming World Junior Tournament, the Langley-based WHL team announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Giants Captain Zack Ostapchuk will be on Team Canada’s roster at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships. The announcement was made Monday, Dec. 12. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Giants captain named to national team

Second time at World Junior Hockey Championships for Zack Ostapchuk

  • Dec 13, 2022
Giants Captain Zack Ostapchuk will be on Team Canada’s roster at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships. The announcement was made Monday, Dec. 12. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants’ Samuel Honzek in action at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, WA on Sunday. Dec. 11, as the G-men fell 5-2. (Brian Liesse/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Road trip loss for Vancouver Giants against Seattle

Thunderbirds scored five unanswered goals in second and third periods

  • Dec 12, 2022
Vancouver Giants’ Samuel Honzek in action at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, WA on Sunday. Dec. 11, as the G-men fell 5-2. (Brian Liesse/Special to Langley Advance Times)
At Langley Events Centre on Monday, Dec. 12, the lineup for the two teams that will face off at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 25 was unveiled: (left to right), Daniel Sedin and Stan Smyl who will coach one side, Giants players Samuel Honzek and Jaden Lipinski, with Henrik Sedin and Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck, who will coach the other team. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Sedins behind the bench for Langley-based CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

CHL announces 40-man roster at press conference on Monday at Langley Events Centre

At Langley Events Centre on Monday, Dec. 12, the lineup for the two teams that will face off at the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Jan. 25 was unveiled: (left to right), Daniel Sedin and Stan Smyl who will coach one side, Giants players Samuel Honzek and Jaden Lipinski, with Henrik Sedin and Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck, who will coach the other team. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A near-capacity crowd of 5,021 turned out for Chevrolet Teddy Bear Toss night at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Dec. 10. Dylan Anderson scored the Teddy Bear goal and Brenden Pentecost sniped home the winner shorthanded in overtime. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A teddy bear toss and a win at home for Vancouver Giants fans

Near-capacity crowd at Langley Events centre

  • Dec 11, 2022
A near-capacity crowd of 5,021 turned out for Chevrolet Teddy Bear Toss night at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday, Dec. 10. Dylan Anderson scored the Teddy Bear goal and Brenden Pentecost sniped home the winner shorthanded in overtime. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
After a scoreless first period, Ty Halaburda put Vancouver up with an end to end rush 3:29 into the second period against the Blazers in Kamloops on Friday, Dec. 9. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants fall to Blazers

Vancouver scored first, Blazers respond with two

  • Dec 10, 2022
After a scoreless first period, Ty Halaburda put Vancouver up with an end to end rush 3:29 into the second period against the Blazers in Kamloops on Friday, Dec. 9. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk, seen here at the November “legends” game at Langley Events Centre, has been called up to Canada’s World Junior selection camp. (Vancouver Giants)

Giants captain Ostapchuk called to World Junior selection camp

Working for a spot on national team for for 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship

  • Dec 5, 2022
Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk, seen here at the November “legends” game at Langley Events Centre, has been called up to Canada’s World Junior selection camp. (Vancouver Giants)
Julian Cull got past two Cougars Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4, before 2,908 fans at Langley Events Centre. Giants led for most of the first two periods, but a huge third period by the Prince George Cougars was too much for the G-men to handle. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fall to Cougars

Four games in five days end with loss

  • Dec 5, 2022
Julian Cull got past two Cougars Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4, before 2,908 fans at Langley Events Centre. Giants led for most of the first two periods, but a huge third period by the Prince George Cougars was too much for the G-men to handle. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Goals were freely flowing for both teams at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night, Dec. 3, as the Vancouver Giants hosted Kamloops Blazers at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Goals were freely flowing for both teams at the Langley Events Centre Saturday night, Dec. 3, as the Vancouver Giants hosted Kamloops Blazers at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants forward Jaden Lipinski dug for the puck Friday, Dec. 2 against the Kamloops Blazers on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Sandman Centre. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

A goaltenders duel ends in defeat for Vancouver Giants in Kamloops

Blazers scored three times with less than 5 minutes remaining for the win

  • Dec 3, 2022
Vancouver Giants forward Jaden Lipinski dug for the puck Friday, Dec. 2 against the Kamloops Blazers on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Sandman Centre. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants lost to Moose Jaw Warriors in the overtime on Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Photo credits: Rob Wilton)

Giants fall 5-4 in overtime

Next, they head to Kamloops to face the Blazers

Vancouver Giants lost to Moose Jaw Warriors in the overtime on Wednesday, Nov. 30. (Photo credits: Rob Wilton)
Langley referee Jeff Ingram was awarded the Western Hockey League Milestone Award in a ceremony prior to Sunday’s (Nov. 27) game between the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre. (Vancouver Giants)

Langley ref honoured with WHL Milestone Award

Jeff Ingram has worked more than 650 regular season games as well as 99 playoff games.

  • Nov 28, 2022
Langley referee Jeff Ingram was awarded the Western Hockey League Milestone Award in a ceremony prior to Sunday’s (Nov. 27) game between the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Giants at Langley Events Centre. (Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, taking down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Shorthanded Vancouver Giants score to down Portland Winterhawks

Ty Thorpe notches 100th career point

  • Nov 27, 2022
Vancouver Giants bounced back in a big way Sunday afternoon, Nov. 27, taking down the first-place Portland Winterhawks 3-1 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk was named second star of the game Friday, Nov. 25 as a sellout crowd of 5,276 watched Pats captain Connor Bedard, a rising star and top NHL prospect, lead his team against Vancouver at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Sold-out crowd watches Connor Bedard lead Regina Pats to victory over Vancouver Giants

Top NHL prospect generates ‘unprecedented’ turnout

  • Nov 27, 2022
Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk was named second star of the game Friday, Nov. 25 as a sellout crowd of 5,276 watched Pats captain Connor Bedard, a rising star and top NHL prospect, lead his team against Vancouver at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
NHL prospect Connor Bedard wowed fans at the Langley Events Centre on Friday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

PHOTOS: Acclaimed hockey prospect Connor Bedard arrives in Langley

Bedard and the Regina Pats blank the Vancouver Giants 3-0 in front of 5,276 at the LEC

NHL prospect Connor Bedard wowed fans at the Langley Events Centre on Friday (Nov. 25). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Connor Bedard met with the media Thursday, Nov. 25, 2022, at the Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag/LEC)

NHL’s hottest prospect visits Langley ahead of Giants vs Regina Pats game

Most of Connor Bedard’s upcoming matches are going sold out

Connor Bedard met with the media Thursday, Nov. 25, 2022, at the Langley Events Centre. (Ryan Molag/LEC)
Four hockey legends from the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series were on hand for the puck drop at Langley Centre Centre on Friday, Nov. 18 with Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk and teammates wearing jerseys that paid tribute to Team Canada. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants loss at ‘Legends’ tribute game

Special teams were the story of the night

  • Nov 19, 2022
Four hockey legends from the 1972 Canada-Russia hockey series were on hand for the puck drop at Langley Centre Centre on Friday, Nov. 18 with Giants captain Zack Ostapchuk and teammates wearing jerseys that paid tribute to Team Canada. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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