Vancouver Giants

Vancouver Giants president, governor and majority owner Ron Toigo welcomed the provincial announcement made on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 that the province could soon allow WHL teams to resume competitive play. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)

UPDATE: Return to play by Vancouver Giants team confirmed

Will see teams based in two “hub” locations

Vancouver Giants president, governor and majority owner Ron Toigo welcomed the provincial announcement made on Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 that the province could soon allow WHL teams to resume competitive play. (Vancouver Giants/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)

Gambling debts revealed in details of bankruptcy filing by hockey star Evander Kane

Sharks left winger and former Vancouver Giants player owes close to $30 million total

Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)
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

Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has recorded his first NHL career point (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Bowen Byram played for the Vancouver Giants and makes his NHL debut Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Vancouver Giants/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley-based Giants watching Byram’s NHL debut tonight closely

Bowen Byram played for the Giants for several years before being drafted by the Avalanche

  • Jan 22, 2021
Bowen Byram played for the Vancouver Giants and makes his NHL debut Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Vancouver Giants/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)

NHL player with B.C. ties, Evander Kane, files for bankruptcy claiming $27M in debt

Sharks left winger lists liabilities of close to $30 million in court filing

Former Vancouver Giants forward Evander Kane is seen here in Game 7 of the second round of the 2009 WHL playoffs against the Spokane Chiefs (Sam Chan under Wikipedia Commons licence)
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram could be playing for Colorado when the NHL resumes play. (Rik Fedyck/file)

Vancouver 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: Vancouver 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)
Zurie didn’t met “Dad” – Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck – at Christmas because he was away at the world juniors (video image)

VIDEO: Meet Zurie, the newest addition to the family of Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck

Puppy arrived while head of Langley-based WHL team was away at world juniors

Zurie didn’t met “Dad” – Vancouver Giants head coach Michael Dyck – at Christmas because he was away at the world juniors (video image)
Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has been named to Team Canada, the second year the star player with the Langley-based WHL team has made the roster. (File photo by Rik Fedyck)

Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram will play for Canada, again

Player with Langley-based team rode out a two-week COVID-19 shutdown at training camp

Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram has been named to Team Canada, the second year the star player with the Langley-based WHL team has made the roster. (File photo by Rik Fedyck)
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)
Trevor Longo celebrated a real-world goal against Victoria Royals on Feb. 28 at Langley Events Centre. Now, he has a virtual hockey victory to his credit, part of the Memorial eCup presented by Kia that pits players from 60 junior hockey clubs against each other, online (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants post shutout in virtual hockey competition

Trevor Longo takes opening round of Memorial eCup for Langley-based team

Trevor Longo celebrated a real-world goal against Victoria Royals on Feb. 28 at Langley Events Centre. Now, he has a virtual hockey victory to his credit, part of the Memorial eCup presented by Kia that pits players from 60 junior hockey clubs against each other, online (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
Keith McCambridge will be joining the Vancouver Giants as associate coach. (Vancouver Giants photo)

Vancouver Giants bringing in new associate coach from Manitoba

Keith McCambridge replaces Jamie Heward who was with the club two seasons

Keith McCambridge will be joining the Vancouver Giants as associate coach. (Vancouver Giants photo)
Giants have loaned 2003-born forward Justin Lies to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (Rob Wilton/Vancouver Giants)

Vancouver Giants loan out players under new arrangement

Temporary berths with junior teams will provide valuable ice time while waiting for regular season

Giants have loaned 2003-born forward Justin Lies to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers (Rob Wilton/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 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 B.C.-based podcast a ‘creative outlet’ for longtime junior-hockey broadcaster, 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)
Vancouver Giants are among the 60+ teams named in a cross-Canada lawsuit alleging hazing, bully, and abuse of young players over the past four decades. (Robert J Wilton/Vancouver Giants files)

Vancouver Giants named in nation-wide lawsuit claiming teen player abuse

Class-action suit alleges hazing, bullying, and more over decades involving different teams

Vancouver Giants are among the 60+ teams named in a cross-Canada lawsuit alleging hazing, bully, and abuse of young players over the past four decades. (Robert J Wilton/Vancouver Giants files)
Langley Events Centre will continue to host fans for Giants games, despite a Washington State move to keep fans away due to COVID-19 concerns (file)

Vancouver Giants won’t ban fans because of virus, for now

Langley-based WHL team issued statement after Seattle team decided to keep fans out of the stands

Langley Events Centre will continue to host fans for Giants games, despite a Washington State move to keep fans away due to COVID-19 concerns (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 won two of three games against the Victoria Royals this weekend. But the last match, on home ice at the Langley Events Centre Sunday afternoon, they lost 4-1. (Kevin Light/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Trio of Giants vs. Royals battles wrap with Victoria victory

G-Men won 2 of 3 games against the Island team, dropping a 4-1 loss Sunday on home ice in Langley

  • Mar 1, 2020
Giants won two of three games against the Victoria Royals this weekend. But the last match, on home ice at the Langley Events Centre Sunday afternoon, they lost 4-1. (Kevin Light/Vancouver Giants)
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)