WHL

Surrey’s Caleb Reimer in Edmonton Oil Kings colours. The junior hockey team is among five Alberta-based WHL squads planning to play games starting Feb. 26. (Photo: oilkings.ca)

Quarantined for now, B.C. hockey prospect ‘fortunate’ to play WHL games in Alberta soon

Edmonton Oil Kings draft pick Caleb Reimer has skated with Delta Hockey Academy team this winter

 

Vancouver Giants forward Zack Ostapchuk has cracked the latest NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ list (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)

Ostapchuk makes NHL list

Player with Langley-based Vancouver cracks latest NHL Central Scouting ‘Players to Watch’ list

 

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has recorded his first NHL career point (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants Bowen Byram records first NHL career point with Colorado Avalanche

Player with Langley-based WHL franchise assisted on goal against the Ducks

 

World Junior championships are not the first time Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck (right) and defenceman Bowen Byram have shared a dressing room (Hockey Canada/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants Bowen Byram and Michael Dyck go back a long way

When Byram was 13, his coach was Dyck. Six years and several teams later, he still is.

World Junior championships are not the first time Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck (right) and defenceman Bowen Byram have shared a dressing room (Hockey Canada/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram could be playing for Colorado when the NHL resumes play. (Rik Fedyck/file)

Giants in the NHL: players from WHL team at training camps

Among 223 current and former WHL players to be invited

Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram could be playing for Colorado when the NHL resumes play. (Rik Fedyck/file)
Giants defenceman Bowen Byram looks for an opening during a hard-fought gold medal matchup with Team USA in Edmonton at the world juniors on Tuesday, Jan. 5. USA won 2-0. (Andrea Leigh Cardin/HHOF-IIHF Images)

VIDEO: Giants win silver with Team Canada at world juniors

Strong performance by defenceman Bowen Byram and Michael Dyck, head coach of the Langley-based team

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram looks for an opening during a hard-fought gold medal matchup with Team USA in Edmonton at the world juniors on Tuesday, Jan. 5. USA won 2-0. (Andrea Leigh Cardin/HHOF-IIHF Images)
Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has been named an alternate Team Canada captain (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Byram named alternate captain for Team Canada

Defenceman with Langley-based Giants returns to World Juniors

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has been named an alternate Team Canada captain (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants have signed Zach Ashton (Brian Liesse/special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants sign Ashton

Canadian-born Seattle defenceman joins Langley-based team

Giants have signed Zach Ashton (Brian Liesse/special to Langley Advance Times)
This is a portion of the colouring page released by the Vancouver Giants. To get the full version, go to their website at vancouvergiants.com. (Courtesy Vancouver Giants)
This is a portion of the colouring page released by the Vancouver Giants. To get the full version, go to their website at vancouvergiants.com. (Courtesy Vancouver Giants)
Surrey’s Justin Sourdif celebrates a goal with Vancouver Giants of the WHL. (File photo courtesy Vancouver Giants)
Surrey’s Justin Sourdif celebrates a goal with Vancouver Giants of the WHL. (File photo courtesy Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants have signed 2002-born defenceman Marko Stacha (Ilava, SVK) to a WHL Standard Player Agreement. It was announced Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Langley. (Courtesy Vancouver Giants)

Vancouver Giants sign Marko Stacha

Defenceman was originally selected by the Langley-based team in 2020 CHL import draft

Vancouver Giants have signed 2002-born defenceman Marko Stacha (Ilava, SVK) to a WHL Standard Player Agreement. It was announced Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in Langley. (Courtesy Vancouver Giants)
Minnesota Wild took to social media to announce Dean Evason has been named full-time head coach after a tour of duty as interim head coach (Twitter)

Former Giants head coach named to lead NHL Minnesota Wild

Dean Evason led the Langley-based WHL team for two seasons

Minnesota Wild took to social media to announce Dean Evason has been named full-time head coach after a tour of duty as interim head coach (Twitter)
Vancouver Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor (left) and former Surrey Eagles head coach Mark Holick (right) have started a new sports podcast, The Voice & The Coach. The pair are longtime friends and former colleagues with the Prince George Cougars. (Nick Greenizan photo)

New podcast serves as ‘creative outlet’ for longtime junior-hockey broadcaster and coach

South Surrey residents Dan O’Connor and Mark Holick team up for The Voice & the Coach

Vancouver Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor (left) and former Surrey Eagles head coach Mark Holick (right) have started a new sports podcast, The Voice & The Coach. The pair are longtime friends and former colleagues with the Prince George Cougars. (Nick Greenizan photo)
WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner

WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner

The WHL consists of 22 teams spread across Canada’s four western provinces

WHL teams will need fans in seats to operate next season, says commissioner
WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

WHL hockey could hit the ice by Oct. 2

Start date ‘contingent on receiving the necessary approvals from government and health authorities’

WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
Langley’s Alex Cotton led all defencemen in scoring this season (Lethbridge Hurricanes/Erica Perreaux)

VIDEO: Langley’s Alex Cotton is hearing from the NHL

After great season with WHL Hurricanes, player has been fielding phone calls from almost every team

Langley’s Alex Cotton led all defencemen in scoring this season (Lethbridge Hurricanes/Erica Perreaux)
Langley referee Jeff Ingram never takes it personally when he takes heat over a call. Ingram has been named WHL referee of the year. (Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips)

VIDEO: Langley’s Jeff Ingram is WHL referee of the year

Named recipient of the Allen Paradice memorial trophy

Langley referee Jeff Ingram never takes it personally when he takes heat over a call. Ingram has been named WHL referee of the year. (Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips)
One year after he was drafted by the Langley-based Vancouver Giants, 2004-born defenceman Damian Palmieri has signed with the WHL franchise (Courtesy Palmieri Family)

One year after he was drafted, Damian Palmieri signs with the Vancouver Giants

Originally selected by the Giants in Round 4 (87th overall) in the 2019 draft

One year after he was drafted by the Langley-based Vancouver Giants, 2004-born defenceman Damian Palmieri has signed with the WHL franchise (Courtesy Palmieri Family)
Ethan Semeniuk’s whole family was there for his signing with the Giants. (photo courtesy Semeniuk Family

Giants sign draft pick from Fort St. John

Ethan Semeniuk can play five games as an underage player

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Ethan Semeniuk’s whole family was there for his signing with the Giants. (photo courtesy Semeniuk Family
Giants forward Milos Roman faced off against a Raider in Prince Albert last October. (Photo by Lucas Chudleigh/Apollo Multimedia)

Vancouver Giants player Milos Roman remains in Canada

After COVID-19 ended the season, rather than go home to Slovakia, Roman opted to stay in B.C.

Giants forward Milos Roman faced off against a Raider in Prince Albert last October. (Photo by Lucas Chudleigh/Apollo Multimedia)