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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

 

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

 

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

  • May 5, 2020
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)
Giants have signed draft picks Mazden Leslie and Ty Halaburda to WHL Standard Player Agreements.

Vancouver Giants sign draft picks Mazden Leslie and Ty Halaburda

Defenceman and forward commit to Langley-based Giants

Giants have signed draft picks Mazden Leslie and Ty Halaburda to WHL Standard Player Agreements.
Tristen Nielsen (left) and Cole Shepard each received three individual honours at the 2019-20 Vancouver Giants awards (file)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fans and players honoured at annual awards

It may not have been a complete season, but it was still a good outing for the Langley-based team

  • Apr 23, 2020
Tristen Nielsen (left) and Cole Shepard each received three individual honours at the 2019-20 Vancouver Giants awards (file)
Two Vancouver Giants have cracked NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings List. 2002-born forward Justin Sourdif (was ranked 23rd among draft eligible North American skaters while fellow 2002-born forward Cole Shepard was ranked 149th. (file)

Giants Sourdif and Shepard make NHL draft ranking

Players with Langley-based WHL team ranked 23rd and 149th

  • Apr 13, 2020
Two Vancouver Giants have cracked NHL Central Scouting’s Final Draft Rankings List. 2002-born forward Justin Sourdif (was ranked 23rd among draft eligible North American skaters while fellow 2002-born forward Cole Shepard was ranked 149th. (file)
Coyotes have signed Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck to a three-year entry-level contract. (Chris Relke/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Coyotes sign Tendeck

Vancouver Giants netminder inks three-year deal

Coyotes have signed Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck to a three-year entry-level contract. (Chris Relke/special to Langley Advance Times)
For a second straight season, Bowen Byram is a WHL All-Star (file)

Bowen Byram makes all-star, again

Vancouver Giants defenceman recognized for second year in a row

  • Apr 6, 2020
For a second straight season, Bowen Byram is a WHL All-Star (file)
VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 5-4 decision in Prince George

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 5-4 decision in Prince George

G-Men outshot the Cougars by a 42-20 margin

  • Mar 7, 2020
VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 5-4 decision in Prince George
Giants player Bowen Byram has been named the WHL McSweeney’s Player of the Month for February (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram named player of the month

In February, he scored seven goals and added 17 assists for 24 points

Giants player Bowen Byram has been named the WHL McSweeney’s Player of the Month for February (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Saturday night, Feb. 29, in Victoria, the Giants downed the Victoria Royals (30-23-5-2) 6-2. In the second, Cole Shepard (11) made it a 4-0 lead for the Giants (Kevin Light/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants skate to 6-2 win over Victoria

Both teams will go again Sunday

  • Mar 1, 2020
Saturday night, Feb. 29, in Victoria, the Giants downed the Victoria Royals (30-23-5-2) 6-2. In the second, Cole Shepard (11) made it a 4-0 lead for the Giants (Kevin Light/special to Langley Advance Times)
Trevor Longo scored in the first period to put the Giants ahead of the Victoria Royals Friday night (Feb. 28) at Langley Events Centre (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants blank Victoria Royals

Coach calls home-ice win in Langley ’a good start to the weekend’

  • Feb 29, 2020
Trevor Longo scored in the first period to put the Giants ahead of the Victoria Royals Friday night (Feb. 28) at Langley Events Centre (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)