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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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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The Abbotsford Canucks have signed former Kamloops Blazers captain Quinn Schmiemann to a two-year deal. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks sign former Kamloops Blazers captain Quinn Schmiemann

20-year-old former Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick signed for two years with AHL club

The Abbotsford Canucks have signed former Kamloops Blazers captain Quinn Schmiemann to a two-year deal. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
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)
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)
Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>

Vancouver Giants select first-ever female skater in WHL prospects draft

Burnaby Winter Club player Chloe Primerano tabbed in Round 13

Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>
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)
Giants are two games down after a hard-fought 4-3 defeat Saturday, May 7, in Kamloops at the hands of the Blazers in Game 2 of Round 2. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants are two games down after a hard-fought 4-3 defeat Saturday, May 7, in Kamloops at the hands of the Blazers in Game 2 of Round 2. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Friday night, May 6, at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops the Vancouver Giants dropped a 3-1 decision to the Kamloops Blazers in Game 1 of their Round 2 playoff series(Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Friday night, May 6, at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops the Vancouver Giants dropped a 3-1 decision to the Kamloops Blazers in Game 1 of their Round 2 playoff series(Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Monday night, May 3, at the Langley Events Centre in front of 3300-plus, the Vancouver Giants made some Western Hockey League history becoming the first eighth seeded team to knock off a top seed, thanks to a 6-3 Game 6 victory over the Everett Silvertips. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A historic win for Vancouver Giants over Everett

First eighth-seeded WHL team to knock off a top seed in playoffs

Monday night, May 3, at the Langley Events Centre in front of 3300-plus, the Vancouver Giants made some Western Hockey League history becoming the first eighth seeded team to knock off a top seed, thanks to a 6-3 Game 6 victory over the Everett Silvertips. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cowichan Valley Capitals player Matthew Edwards has signed with the Vancouver Giants. (Giants)

Giants sign Edwards

Cowichan Valley Capital forward becomes fourth player from the 2005 draft class to sign

Cowichan Valley Capitals player Matthew Edwards has signed with the Vancouver Giants. (Giants)