Vancouver Giants

Vancouver-based Shepard scored seven goals and added 13 assists for 20 points last season. (Photo by: Rob Wilton)
Vancouver-based Shepard scored seven goals and added 13 assists for 20 points last season. (Photo by: Rob Wilton)
Adam Maglio was hired by the Vancouver Giants on July 27 of this year after leaving his position with the Spokane Chiefs. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants finish pre-season training with a 1-3 record

‘We’re definitely on the right track’ said Giants associate coach

Adam Maglio was hired by the Vancouver Giants on July 27 of this year after leaving his position with the Spokane Chiefs. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Colton Roberts was able to play in front of a home crowd at Cam Neely Arena and even scored the first goal of the game. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Vancouver Giants get their first pre-season win in Maple Ridge

The 3-2 win over the Kelowna Rockets is the only win of their pre-season schedule

Colton Roberts was able to play in front of a home crowd at Cam Neely Arena and even scored the first goal of the game. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
A trio of Giants goals, including one by Ty Halaburda in his preseason debut, were not enough to overcome the Kelowna Rockets on their home ice Friday night, Sept. 17. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants drop Friday game to Kelowna

Rockets roared off to a four-goal lead before Giants got on the board

A trio of Giants goals, including one by Ty Halaburda in his preseason debut, were not enough to overcome the Kelowna Rockets on their home ice Friday night, Sept. 17. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants netminder Jesper Vikman stopped 17 of 20 shots against Victoria in the team’s second pre-season game at Langley Events Centre on Sunday, Sept. 11. Royals won in overtime 3-2. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Close, but not quite; Vancouver Giants lose narrow pre-season battles

Two more on tap before regular season gets underway

  • Sep 15, 2022
Giants netminder Jesper Vikman stopped 17 of 20 shots against Victoria in the team’s second pre-season game at Langley Events Centre on Sunday, Sept. 11. Royals won in overtime 3-2. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Eddie Gregory will be the voice of the Giants in 2022-2023 where he will serve as the play-by-play broadcaster. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants get a new play-by-play broadcaster

Gregory, 40, is entering his first season in the Western Hockey League.

Eddie Gregory will be the voice of the Giants in 2022-2023 where he will serve as the play-by-play broadcaster. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Three-time Stanley Cup champion Brent Seabrook will be joining the Vancouver Giants as a player development coach. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Stanley Cup champion signed as player development coach by Vancouver Giants

Brent Seabrook is the sixth-highest-scoring Chicago Blackhawk of all time

  • Sep 9, 2022
Three-time Stanley Cup champion Brent Seabrook will be joining the Vancouver Giants as a player development coach. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants have acquired a 2004-born forward Kyren Gronick from Saskatoon Blades in exchange for 2003-born forward Justin Lies. (Photo by Rob Wilton [Lies], Steve Hiscock [Gronick])
Vancouver Giants have acquired a 2004-born forward Kyren Gronick from Saskatoon Blades in exchange for 2003-born forward Justin Lies. (Photo by Rob Wilton [Lies], Steve Hiscock [Gronick])
Giants’ Zack Ostapchuk, in his first appearance for Canada at the U-20 level, scored a goal and assisted twice during the tournament on the road to a gold medal win. (Vancouver Giants)

Canada’s gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships has some help from the Vancouver Giants

Namely, Giants forward Zack Ostapchuk, coach Michael Dyck, and trainer Mike Burnstein

  • Aug 23, 2022
Giants’ Zack Ostapchuk, in his first appearance for Canada at the U-20 level, scored a goal and assisted twice during the tournament on the road to a gold medal win. (Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants 2003-born forward Zack Ostapchuk has been added Hockey Canada’s World Junior Championship roster for the completion of the 2022 WJC, which will run from August 9 to August 20 in Edmonton. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants 2003-born forward Zack Ostapchuk has been added Hockey Canada’s World Junior Championship roster for the completion of the 2022 WJC, which will run from August 9 to August 20 in Edmonton. (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)
Adam Maglio has been hired as the associate coach for Vancouver Giants. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants welcome new associate coach

Adam Maglio spent the past three seasons coaching the Spokane Chiefs

Adam Maglio has been hired as the associate coach for Vancouver Giants. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ty Halaburda and his Vancouver Giants teammates will return to the ice in September for their first full regular season since the pandemic. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants announce details of first full regular season since the pandemic

Schedule will see 68 games, many against teams they haven’t been able to play for years

  • Jul 11, 2022
Ty Halaburda and his Vancouver Giants teammates will return to the ice in September for their first full regular season since the pandemic. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Samuel Honzek appeared in 49 games last season in Slovakia.

Vancouver Giants pick two players in CHL Import draft

Slovak winger Samuel Honzek and Swedish winger Jonathan Lekkerimaki are selected

Samuel Honzek appeared in 49 games last season in Slovakia.
A 2003-born forward/captain Zack Ostapchuk has been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Camp which runs from July 23 to 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two young Giants player off to Calgary for Canada summer camp

A 2003-born forward/captain and 2005-born defenceman

A 2003-born forward/captain Zack Ostapchuk has been invited to attend Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Camp which runs from July 23 to 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants defenceman Colton Roberts of Maple Ridge has been invited to the Hockey Canada U17 camp in Calgary in July. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Black Press Media)

Young Giant invited to train, play in national arena

Colton Roberts one of only 100 U17 hockey prospects to attend elite camp in Calgary

Giants defenceman Colton Roberts of Maple Ridge has been invited to the Hockey Canada U17 camp in Calgary in July. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Black Press Media)
Ethan McEneany, from Tacoma, has joined the Giants team. (McEneany family/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Young forward from Tacoma joins Giants

G-Men draft player from Washington State

Ethan McEneany, from Tacoma, has joined the Giants team. (McEneany family/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants have signed Cameron Schmidt (Prince George), Aaron Obobaifo (Calgary), and Jakob Oreskovic (Langley), along with defenceman Colton Alain (Victoria). (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants sign four

Under-agers will be able to play

Vancouver Giants have signed Cameron Schmidt (Prince George), Aaron Obobaifo (Calgary), and Jakob Oreskovic (Langley), along with defenceman Colton Alain (Victoria). (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley's own Jakob Oreskovic will be playing for the Vancouver Giants. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

It’s lucky 13 for the Langley-based Giants in the WHL Prospects Draft

A dozen male players and one female player added to the organization

Langley's own Jakob Oreskovic will be playing for the Vancouver Giants. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
It was an emotional moment for Connor Horning as the Cinderella playoff run for the 2022 Vancouver Giants came to an end Sunday afternoon, May 15, at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants Cinderella season ends with loss to Kamloops

‘We knew it was going to be a tough series,’ coach says

It was an emotional moment for Connor Horning as the Cinderella playoff run for the 2022 Vancouver Giants came to an end Sunday afternoon, May 15, at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants have new life in their second-round playoff series with the Kamloops Blazers. The Giants held three different leads on Tuesday night, May 10, and held on to their third one in a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Kamloops Blazers. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants have new life in their second-round playoff series with the Kamloops Blazers. The Giants held three different leads on Tuesday night, May 10, and held on to their third one in a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Kamloops Blazers. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)