Vancouver Giants

Vancouver Giants wrapped up their sixth road trip game with a 4-3 win over L last game of 8-game road trip. (Erica Perreaux/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants end 6-game road trip with a win

Game against Lethbridge went to shootout

  • Nov 6, 2022
Vancouver Giants wrapped up their sixth road trip game with a 4-3 win over L last game of 8-game road trip. (Erica Perreaux/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Colton Roberts will play as part of team Canada Black in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 3-12. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)

Lower Mainland players prepare for first day of World U-17 Hockey Challenge

Vancouver Giants’ Colton Roberts is one of three Lower Mainland players on team Canada Black

Colton Roberts will play as part of team Canada Black in the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge from Nov. 3-12. (Langley Events Centre/Special to The News)
Mazden Leslie opened the scoring in the first period for the Giants, who went on to down Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday, Nov. 1. (Randy Feere/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants pull off a thrilling overtime win against Medicine Hat Tigers

Captain Zack Ostapchuk forced the game into sudden-death by scoring with 5.3 seconds left

  • Nov 2, 2022
Mazden Leslie opened the scoring in the first period for the Giants, who went on to down Medicine Hat Tigers 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday, Nov. 1. (Randy Feere/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Eddie Gregory joined the Vancouver Giants team as the play-by-play broadcaster last month. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants broadcaster hooked on adrenaline, emotion of the games

Eddie Gregory has been providing play-by-play coverage of hockey for close to 20 years

  • Nov 1, 2022
Eddie Gregory joined the Vancouver Giants team as the play-by-play broadcaster last month. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jesper Vikman was a standout in goal for Vancouver Giants, but so was his counterpart for the Calgary Hitmen, who eked out a narrow 3-2 win Sunday, Oct. 30 in Calgary. (Cassandra Vilgrain/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Great goaltending, inspired play, but a close loss for Vancouver Giants against Calgary Hitmen

Ty Halaburda made a near-impossible shot while falling down

  • Oct 31, 2022
Jesper Vikman was a standout in goal for Vancouver Giants, but so was his counterpart for the Calgary Hitmen, who eked out a narrow 3-2 win Sunday, Oct. 30 in Calgary. (Cassandra Vilgrain/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jesper Vikman stopped 29 of 33 shots for Vancouver Friday, Oct. 28, in an away game against Red Deer that saw two Giants goals disallowed. (Rob Wallator/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jesper Vikman stopped 29 of 33 shots for Vancouver Friday, Oct. 28, in an away game against Red Deer that saw two Giants goals disallowed. (Rob Wallator/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jack the Giant is the mascot for the Vancouver Giants major junior ice hockey team based out of Langley Events Centre. The mascot can be found mingling with fans and players during home games. (Rob Wilton, Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Jack: A ‘Giant’ in the hockey world

Vancouver Giants have a Bunyan-style lumberjack mascot representing the Langley-based sport team

  • Oct 29, 2022
Jack the Giant is the mascot for the Vancouver Giants major junior ice hockey team based out of Langley Events Centre. The mascot can be found mingling with fans and players during home games. (Rob Wilton, Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants extend their winning streak to three with a 2-1 victory over the Oil Kings in Edmonton Thursday night, Oct. 27, 2022. (Andy Devlin/Special to Black Press Media)

Victory in oil country earns head coach 250th career win

Vancouver Giants are on a road trip through the Prairies, kicking it off with a win in Edmonton

Vancouver Giants extend their winning streak to three with a 2-1 victory over the Oil Kings in Edmonton Thursday night, Oct. 27, 2022. (Andy Devlin/Special to Black Press Media)
Five Vancouver Giants have been flagged as players to watch by the NHL Central Scouting Service, who released their list Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Vancouver Giants graphic)

Vancouver Giants who bear watching identified

‘Players to Watch’ list issued by NHL Central Scouting Service

Five Vancouver Giants have been flagged as players to watch by the NHL Central Scouting Service, who released their list Tuesday, Oct. 25. (Vancouver Giants graphic)
Samuel Honzek tied the game with 1.7 seconds left to force overtime against the Royals on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Victoria. (Kevin Light/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants pull off an late-in-the-game comeback for OT win against Victoria

Samuel Honzek tied the game with just 1.7 seconds left

  • Oct 23, 2022
Samuel Honzek tied the game with 1.7 seconds left to force overtime against the Royals on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Victoria. (Kevin Light/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Winnipeg Ice defeat Vancouver Giants 4-3 in Langley on Wednesday, Oct. 19. (Photo by Rob Wilton)
Winnipeg Ice defeat Vancouver Giants 4-3 in Langley on Wednesday, Oct. 19. (Photo by Rob Wilton)
Giants defenceman Colton Roberts participated in the Hockey Canada U-17 camp in Calgary back in July. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Black Press Media)

Vancouver Giants player chosen for Team Canada in World U-17 Hockey Challenge

Defenceman Colton Roberts is 1 of 10 B.C.-born players to be selected

Giants defenceman Colton Roberts participated in the Hockey Canada U-17 camp in Calgary back in July. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Black Press Media)
Zack Ostapchuk, back from Ottawa Senators training camp, returned as Vancouver Giants captain on Friday, Oct. 14, as the G-Men fell 4-2 to Brandon Wheat Kings at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fall to Brandon Wheat Kings

Game marks return of Zack Ostapchuk to captain

  • Oct 15, 2022
Zack Ostapchuk, back from Ottawa Senators training camp, returned as Vancouver Giants captain on Friday, Oct. 14, as the G-Men fell 4-2 to Brandon Wheat Kings at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants’ roster added a huge piece Oct. 9 as captain Zack Ostapchuk returned to the team following training camp with the Ottawa Senators. (Rob Wilton)

Zack Ostapchuk returns to the Vancouver Giants

Released by Ottawa Senators after training camp

  • Oct 15, 2022
Vancouver Giants’ roster added a huge piece Oct. 9 as captain Zack Ostapchuk returned to the team following training camp with the Ottawa Senators. (Rob Wilton)
Brett Mirwald stopped 35 shots for the Vancouver Giants, who suffered another frustrating overtime loss, falling 3-2 on Saturday Oct. 8 to the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds at Langley Events Centre. Mirwald was named first star of the game. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A frustrating overtime loss for Vancouver Giants against Seattle Thunderbirds

Stellar effort by G-Men netminder Brett Mirwald

  • Oct 9, 2022
Brett Mirwald stopped 35 shots for the Vancouver Giants, who suffered another frustrating overtime loss, falling 3-2 on Saturday Oct. 8 to the visiting Seattle Thunderbirds at Langley Events Centre. Mirwald was named first star of the game. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants opened the scoring for the second time this season but dropped a shootout to their division rival the Prince George Cougars before a hometown audience at Langley Events centre on Friday night, Oct. 7. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants drop 4-3 shootout decision to Prince George Cougars

Friday game on home ice at Langley Events Centre

  • Oct 8, 2022
Giants opened the scoring for the second time this season but dropped a shootout to their division rival the Prince George Cougars before a hometown audience at Langley Events centre on Friday night, Oct. 7. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants centreman Samuel Honzek scored the game-winner in the team’s first win of the season, a 4-1 home ice victory over Victoria on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants record first regular season win

Home ice win against Victoria

  • Oct 2, 2022
Vancouver Giants centreman Samuel Honzek scored the game-winner in the team’s first win of the season, a 4-1 home ice victory over Victoria on Friday, Sept. 30 at the Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants fall 4-1 to Silvertips on Everett Saturday night, in the Langley-based team’s second game of the regular season. Both G-Men goalies took a turn in the net, Matthew Hutchison and Brett Mirwald. (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants set to battle Victoria Royals Friday

After losses against 2 U.S. rivals last weekend, Langley-based WHL team looks for win on home ice

Giants fall 4-1 to Silvertips on Everett Saturday night, in the Langley-based team’s second game of the regular season. Both G-Men goalies took a turn in the net, Matthew Hutchison and Brett Mirwald. (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Although the Vancouver Giants started their regular season with a home loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds, fans at least got the opportunity to try the new plant-based menu items at the game. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Events Centre)

Plant-based food is now available at all Vancouver Giants home games

Naturally Splendid partners with Giants for 2022-23 season

Although the Vancouver Giants started their regular season with a home loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds, fans at least got the opportunity to try the new plant-based menu items at the game. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Events Centre)
Vancouver Giants got a valuable point in the season opener and fans got a taste of a shootout after not seeing one all last season, but Seattle Thunderbirds scored twice in the shootout to win it Friday, Sept. 23 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Events Centre)

VIDEO: Overtime loss for Vancouver Giants in first regular season game

Forced Seattle to overtime, then lost in shootout

  • Sep 24, 2022
Vancouver Giants got a valuable point in the season opener and fans got a taste of a shootout after not seeing one all last season, but Seattle Thunderbirds scored twice in the shootout to win it Friday, Sept. 23 at Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Events Centre)