Vancouver Giants

A short-staffed Vancouver Giants lineup fell 5-2 Saturday, March 19, in Everett, ensuring at least a weekend split with the U.S. Division leaders (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fall in Everett

Last regular season game against division-leading Silvertips was all about the power play

A short-staffed Vancouver Giants lineup fell 5-2 Saturday, March 19, in Everett, ensuring at least a weekend split with the U.S. Division leaders (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)
With the final two penalties successfully killed, Nicco Camazzola tied the score at 1-1 for the Giants and Adam Hall converted on Vancouver power play to make it 2-1 heading into second intermission. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants down Silvertips 5-3

Team sits sixth in the WHL’s Western Conference standings with 50 points

With the final two penalties successfully killed, Nicco Camazzola tied the score at 1-1 for the Giants and Adam Hall converted on Vancouver power play to make it 2-1 heading into second intermission. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Forward Zack Ostapchuk is the newest captain of the Vancouver Giants. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants crown newest captain

Zack Ostapchuk is picked to lead the WHL’s G-Men – making him the 19th captain in the team’s history

Forward Zack Ostapchuk is the newest captain of the Vancouver Giants. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants fell in overtime to the Tri-City Americans, by the score of 2-1, at Langley Events Centre on Wednesday. Next they host Spokane Friday night. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fall in overtime to Americans

G-Men snag single point Wednesday in overtime loss to Tri-City

Vancouver Giants fell in overtime to the Tri-City Americans, by the score of 2-1, at Langley Events Centre on Wednesday. Next they host Spokane Friday night. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Saturday night, March 12, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, the Vancouver Giants skated to a 6-5 victory over the Winterhawks. (Keith Dwiggins/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants take down Portland

Will Gurski made a season-high 41 saves

Saturday night, March 12, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, the Vancouver Giants skated to a 6-5 victory over the Winterhawks. (Keith Dwiggins/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants forward Payton Mount digs for the puck during Sunday’s (March 6) game against Kelowna Rockets at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants forward Payton Mount digs for the puck during Sunday’s (March 6) game against Kelowna Rockets at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A hard battle saw Vancouver Giants fall 5-3 to Kelowna Rockets Saturday night, March 5, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants fall to Kelowna

Langley-based Giants still sixth in Western Conference standings

A hard battle saw Vancouver Giants fall 5-3 to Kelowna Rockets Saturday night, March 5, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Friday evening, March 4, at the Langley Events Centre, the Vancouver Giants (20-26-3-0) dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Kamloops Blazers (38-14-2-0). (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Friday evening, March 4, at the Langley Events Centre, the Vancouver Giants (20-26-3-0) dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Kamloops Blazers (38-14-2-0). (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Michael Bublé and his children were at the Dec. 10 Teddy Bear Toss game of the Vancouver Giants at the LEC. (Rob Wilton/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

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Singer attended recent Teddy Bear Toss game

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Michael Bublé and his children were at the Dec. 10 Teddy Bear Toss game of the Vancouver Giants at the LEC. (Rob Wilton/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Giants Adam Hall lurked with intent by the Victoria Goal Saturday night, Feb. 26. A third period comeback fell just short in what ended up as a 4-2 loss to the Victoria Royals on the road. (Kevin Light/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants Adam Hall lurked with intent by the Victoria Goal Saturday night, Feb. 26. A third period comeback fell just short in what ended up as a 4-2 loss to the Victoria Royals on the road. (Kevin Light/Special to Langley Advance Times)
G-Men kicked off their weekend with a 4-0 shutout victory on Friday, Feb. 25 at Langley Events Centre over the Victoria Royals on the strength of two goals from Zack Ostapchuk and Jesper Vikman. (Rob Wilton, Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants take down nemesis Victoria Royals

‘It is a lot more fun to hunt than be hunted’

G-Men kicked off their weekend with a 4-0 shutout victory on Friday, Feb. 25 at Langley Events Centre over the Victoria Royals on the strength of two goals from Zack Ostapchuk and Jesper Vikman. (Rob Wilton, Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants netminder Jesper Vikman blocked all but three Victoria shots on Monday, Feb. 21 at the Langley Events Centre, but his teammates were unable to get on the scoreboard. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fall to Victoria Royals, again

It’s ‘hard to generate momentum when you are not playing as a team’ coach commented

Giants netminder Jesper Vikman blocked all but three Victoria shots on Monday, Feb. 21 at the Langley Events Centre, but his teammates were unable to get on the scoreboard. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fabian Lysell helped the Giants complete their come-from-behind victory at 4:33 off a breakaway feed from Evan Toth in overtime. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fabian Lysell helped the Giants complete their come-from-behind victory at 4:33 off a breakaway feed from Evan Toth in overtime. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants Ty Halaburda scored in the first period against Victoria at Langley Events Centre on Friday, Feb. 18. Victoria won 5-2. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Victoria Royals end an epic losing streak at the Vancouver Giants expense

‘Every player on their team outperformed every player on our team’

Giants Ty Halaburda scored in the first period against Victoria at Langley Events Centre on Friday, Feb. 18. Victoria won 5-2. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fans were out in full force during the WHL finals in 2019, and the Giants hope that will be the case again soon as hockey enthusiasts realize the restrictions are lifted and LEC is back to full capacity. (Chris Relke, Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants back to full capacity at Langley Events Centre

G-Men return to the ice this weekend for a trio of games, in front of potentially thousands of fans

Fans were out in full force during the WHL finals in 2019, and the Giants hope that will be the case again soon as hockey enthusiasts realize the restrictions are lifted and LEC is back to full capacity. (Chris Relke, Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jesper Vikman was named WHL Goaltender of the Week after stopping all but two shots in back-to-back road wins for the Vancouver Giants. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants netminder Jesper Vikman named WHL Goaltender of the Week

GM Barclay Parneta described Vikman as ‘a difference maker’

Jesper Vikman was named WHL Goaltender of the Week after stopping all but two shots in back-to-back road wins for the Vancouver Giants. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Giants moved within a single point of the Cougars in the West standings thanks to their latest road triumph - a 3-1 victory on Saturday, Feb. 12 and another solid game from netminder Jesper Vikman. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Giants moved within a single point of the Cougars in the West standings thanks to their latest road triumph - a 3-1 victory on Saturday, Feb. 12 and another solid game from netminder Jesper Vikman. (James Doyle/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Six-year-old Casey Dyck sang O Canada at the Jan. 28 Vancouver Giants game at the Langley Events Centre, with mom Whitney there for support. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Six-year-old survivor sings at a Vancouver Giants game

Casey Dyck wanted to skate with the Langley-based team – grandpa had one condition

Six-year-old Casey Dyck sang O Canada at the Jan. 28 Vancouver Giants game at the Langley Events Centre, with mom Whitney there for support. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Adam Hall accounted for one of two Vancouver Giants goals Saturday, Feb. 5, in Seattle (Brian Liesse/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants fall to Seattle

Sixth straight loss for Langley-based team

Adam Hall accounted for one of two Vancouver Giants goals Saturday, Feb. 5, in Seattle (Brian Liesse/Special to Langley Advance Times)