Vancouver Giants

Friday night (Sept. 24) at the Cam Neely Arena in Maple Ridge, the Langley-based Vancouver Giants skated to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Prince George Cougars. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Friday night (Sept. 24) at the Cam Neely Arena in Maple Ridge, the Langley-based Vancouver Giants skated to a 3-1 victory over the visiting Prince George Cougars. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants announced Wednesday Sept. 15 that 2003-born forward Kyle Bochek has been signed to a Standard WHL Player Agreement. (Giants/special to Langley Advance Times)

A training camp standout inks contract with Vancouver Giants

Kyle Bochek ‘forced our hand’ says GM Barclay Parneta

Vancouver Giants announced Wednesday Sept. 15 that 2003-born forward Kyle Bochek has been signed to a Standard WHL Player Agreement. (Giants/special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants have acquired 2002-born goaltender Will Gurski from the Winnipeg ICE. The trade was announced Tuesday, Sept. 14. (Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants announce deal for goalie Will Gurski

A return to B.C. for Duncan resident after playing in Winnipeg

Giants have acquired 2002-born goaltender Will Gurski from the Winnipeg ICE. The trade was announced Tuesday, Sept. 14. (Vancouver Giants)
A combination of training camp injuries and NHL tryouts forced the Vancouver Giants to cancel a Sept. 15 preseason game against Kelowna due to a lack of players. (file)

Shortage of players forces Vancouver Giants to cancel preseason game

Combination of injuries and NHL tryouts cited by Langley-based WHL team

A combination of training camp injuries and NHL tryouts forced the Vancouver Giants to cancel a Sept. 15 preseason game against Kelowna due to a lack of players. (file)
Season tickets are now on sale for Vancouver Giants action this fall at Langley Events Centre. (Giants illustration/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Season tickets on sale for Vancouver Giants games

As the WHL moves a step closer to play this fall, fans can start picking their seats

Season tickets are now on sale for Vancouver Giants action this fall at Langley Events Centre. (Giants illustration/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants captain Alex Kannok Leipert has signed a professional contract with the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks (Giants file)
Vancouver Giants captain Alex Kannok Leipert has signed a professional contract with the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks (Giants file)
Keith McCambridge will return to the Vancouver Giants coaching staff in 2021-2022 where he will once again serve as Associate Coach, the Langley-based team announced Monday, Aug. 16. (McCambridge Family/special to Langley Advance Times)

McCambridge returns as Vancouver Giants associate coach

Described as ‘a driven person with the attributes of a head coach’ by GM of Langley-based team

Keith McCambridge will return to the Vancouver Giants coaching staff in 2021-2022 where he will once again serve as Associate Coach, the Langley-based team announced Monday, Aug. 16. (McCambridge Family/special to Langley Advance Times)
San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during a March game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is investigating an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Claim that San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane bet on his own games is under investigation

Kane, former Vancouver Giants star player, calls claim by estranged wife ‘completely false’

San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane during a March game against the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is investigating an allegation made by Kane’s wife that he bets on his own games. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
Jesper Vikman is the third Swedish-born player ever selected by the Giants in the CHL Import Draft. (Giants graphic by Jamison Derksen)

Vancouver Giants draft Swedish goaltender Jesper Vikman.

Third player ever from Sweden to be picked by Langley-based team in CHL draft

Jesper Vikman is the third Swedish-born player ever selected by the Giants in the CHL Import Draft. (Giants graphic by Jamison Derksen)
When they last met, Giants fell 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars. Both will renew their rivalry in Maple Ridge on Sept. 24. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)

Vancouver Giants to play preseason games in Maple Ridge, Delta

Exhibition schedule will start in September

When they last met, Giants fell 3-0 to the Prince George Cougars. Both will renew their rivalry in Maple Ridge on Sept. 24. (Allen Douglas/Special to Black Press Media)
Vancouver Giants will return to the ice on Oct. 8, hosting the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants will renew division rivalry with Cougars when season resumes in October

First game on Langley Events Centre home ice since February of last year

Vancouver Giants will return to the ice on Oct. 8, hosting the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Justin Sourdif was named both the B.C. Division player of the year and the top scorer, goaltender Trent Miner earned goaltender of the year honours and defenceman Alex Kannok Leipert was named the defenceman of the year. (Giants/special to Langley Advance Times)

Three Vancouver Giants win four player of the year awards

B.C. Division awards announced by WHL

Justin Sourdif was named both the B.C. Division player of the year and the top scorer, goaltender Trent Miner earned goaltender of the year honours and defenceman Alex Kannok Leipert was named the defenceman of the year. (Giants/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck helped Team Canada to comeback win. (Courtesy Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: International hockey gold for Vancouver Giants coach

Michael Dyck helped coach Team Canada to comeback

Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck helped Team Canada to comeback win. (Courtesy Vancouver Giants)
Four players from the Langley-based Vancouver Giants have been named to the WHL B.C. Division all-star team (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Four Vancouver Giants players make all-star team

Miner, Alex Kannok Leipert, forwards Tristen Nielsen and Justin Sourdif named to WHL B.C. Division

Four players from the Langley-based Vancouver Giants have been named to the WHL B.C. Division all-star team (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The moment when the WHL draw gave the 11th spot in the first round of the 2021 draft to the Langley-based Vancouver Giants. (Screenshot)
The moment when the WHL draw gave the 11th spot in the first round of the 2021 draft to the Langley-based Vancouver Giants. (Screenshot)
Zack Ostapchuk scored seven goals and added nine assists for 16 points this past season as a forward with the Vancouver Giants. (Tricia Mercuri/Special to Langley Advance Times)

NHL scouts keeping watchful eye on Giants forward Zack Ostapchuk

18-year-old places #60 on list of young hockey players worthy of attention

Zack Ostapchuk scored seven goals and added nine assists for 16 points this past season as a forward with the Vancouver Giants. (Tricia Mercuri/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Colorado has had its eye on Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner for some time, signing him in 2019 and putting him on the ice with the AHL Colorado Eagles for six games earlier this season. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley-based Giants goalie Trent Miner signed to NHL team

Manitoba native, recently lauded for humanitarian efforts, key in Vancouver net last three seasons

Colorado has had its eye on Vancouver Giants netminder Trent Miner for some time, signing him in 2019 and putting him on the ice with the AHL Colorado Eagles for six games earlier this season. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants ended their season in style, with 6-1 victory over Victoria Tuesday night, May 11. Giants celebrated after Marko Stacha recorded his first career WHL goal in the first period, off the rush with Tristen Nielsen. (Allen Douglas/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants wrap up season with a big win over Victoria

For some players, it was their last game

Vancouver Giants ended their season in style, with 6-1 victory over Victoria Tuesday night, May 11. Giants celebrated after Marko Stacha recorded his first career WHL goal in the first period, off the rush with Tristen Nielsen. (Allen Douglas/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants celebrated a Justin Sourdif goal Saturday night in Kamloops. Giants dropped a 3-1 decision to Kamloops, a game that clinched the 2020-21 B.C. Division banner for the Blazers. (Allen Douglas/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 3-1 decision to Kamloops

Third-period rally should have come sooner, said coach of Langley-based team

Vancouver Giants celebrated a Justin Sourdif goal Saturday night in Kamloops. Giants dropped a 3-1 decision to Kamloops, a game that clinched the 2020-21 B.C. Division banner for the Blazers. (Allen Douglas/special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants earned a 6-2 victory over the visiting Kelowna Rockets Friday night, May 7, in Kamloops (Allen Douglas/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants down Kelowna Rockets 6-2

Two short-handed goals for Langley-based team

Vancouver Giants earned a 6-2 victory over the visiting Kelowna Rockets Friday night, May 7, in Kamloops (Allen Douglas/special to Langley Advance Times)