Justin Sourdif is one of two prospects who signed their Western Hockey League standard player agreements. Sourdif was drafted third overall by the Giants earlier this month. Vancouver Giants photo

Giants ink pair of prospects

Vancouver’s first and second round bantam draft picks sign on with Langley hockey club

The Vancouver Giants have signed their top two draft picks from the Western Hockey League bantam draft.

The Giants signed forward Justin Sourdif and defenceman Tanner Brown to Western Hockey League standard player agreements.

Sourdif was selected third overall in the bantam draft while Brown went 24th overall.

“I’m pretty excited,” said Sourdif of signing with the Giants.

“I was happy to finally have that piece of paper in front of me and to share the moment of signing the contract with my mom and dad. I’m looking forward to the future with the Giants.”

“I’m extremely excited,” said Brown. “It’s awesome to sign with the Giants. They’re a great organization that I look forward to helping in the future, and I know they can help me in my development too.”

Both players are eligible to suit up in five games for the Giants in 2017/18 before their respective midget seasons end.

“Justin is an all-around player who is strong physically and has terrific offensive awareness,” said Giants general manager Glen Hanlon.

“(And) Tanner can play the game any way you want. He has bite to his game, he plays heavy, and he has good offensive instincts from the back end.”

Both players have also made the cut for Team BC’s U16 Provincial Cup, which runs July 11 to 16 in Shawnigan Lake.

Joining them at the 60-person camp will be seven Langley teens.

That list includes Langley defenceman Aidan De La Gorgendiere, who was drafted fifth overall at the WHL bantam draft. He has also signed on to play with the Saskatoon Blades.

Joining him in Shawnigan Lake will be defencemen Dylan Anderson, Braydon Clark and Brody Gagno and forwards Landon Walter, Brandon Santa Juana and Keeton Oakley.

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