WHL

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)
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)
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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)
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COVID forces Vancouver Giants to cancel Sunday game in Langley

Will be rescheduled and tickets will be honoured, announcement said

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Cole Shepard tangled with two Blazers Friday, Feb. 4 at Langley Events Centre as the Kamloops team won 3-2. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A frustrated Vancouver Giants fall to Kamloops

‘For the most part, we played the game the right way’

Cole Shepard tangled with two Blazers Friday, Feb. 4 at Langley Events Centre as the Kamloops team won 3-2. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Alex Cotton guarded the Giants goal during at Sunday’s (Jan. 30) game against Kamloops Blazers at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Four games in five days end with losses for Vancouver Giants

Latest outing, on Sunday, saw Langley-based team playing with only 10 forwards

Alex Cotton guarded the Giants goal during at Sunday’s (Jan. 30) game against Kamloops Blazers at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Rockets struck three times in a span of five minutes and 47 seconds in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit and defeat Vancouver Giants 3-1 Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants fall to Kelowna

A late-in-the-game surge gets the win for Rockets

Rockets struck three times in a span of five minutes and 47 seconds in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit and defeat Vancouver Giants 3-1 Saturday night at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants Ethan Semeniuk in action Friday night, Jan 28, at the Langley Events Centre. Vancouver Giants (16-19-2-0) dropped a 6-0 decision to the visiting Kelowna Rockets (21-10-1-3). (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 6-0 decision to Kelowna Rockets

‘Things were not bouncing our way’ coach of Langley-based team says

Giants Ethan Semeniuk in action Friday night, Jan 28, at the Langley Events Centre. Vancouver Giants (16-19-2-0) dropped a 6-0 decision to the visiting Kelowna Rockets (21-10-1-3). (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Adam Hall pursued the puck during the Vancouver Giants 4-2 win on the Island over the Royals on Friday, Jan, 21. (Kevin Light/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Adam Hall pursued the puck during the Vancouver Giants 4-2 win on the Island over the Royals on Friday, Jan, 21. (Kevin Light/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants captain Justin Sourdif has been traded to the Edmonton Oil Kings. (Rob Wilton/Special to Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants captain Justin Sourdif heading to Edmonton

In a series of trades, the Vancouver hockey team based in Langley gives up a few veteran players

Vancouver Giants captain Justin Sourdif has been traded to the Edmonton Oil Kings. (Rob Wilton/Special to Advance Times)
(Vancouver Giants took on Prince George Cougars Saturday, and lost 4-2. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Cougars take down Giants again at Langley Events Centre

G-Men fall to Prince George for the second night in a row, this time 4-2

  • Jan 16, 2022
(Vancouver Giants took on Prince George Cougars Saturday, and lost 4-2. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Justin Lies was on the ice for the Vancouver Giants Friday, when they faced off against the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. They’re back in a rematch Saturday. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants host rematch with Cougars Saturday at Langley Event Centre

G-Men earn a single-point in 3-2 overtime loss Friday to Prince George

  • Jan 15, 2022
Justin Lies was on the ice for the Vancouver Giants Friday, when they faced off against the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. They’re back in a rematch Saturday. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)