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Giants kick off 3-in-3 weekend with a 5-2 loss to the Thunderbirds at Langley Events Centre Friday. They’re looking for a rematch in Seattle Saturday night. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Thunderbirds put Giants on their heels on home ice in Langley

After 5-2 defeat Friday, Vancouver G-Men look for revenge in Seattle Saturday night

  • Mar 26, 2022
Giants kick off 3-in-3 weekend with a 5-2 loss to the Thunderbirds at Langley Events Centre Friday. They’re looking for a rematch in Seattle Saturday night. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Sheldon Dries (left) and Spencer Martin celebrate a Canucks 4-1 win in San Jose on Thursday (March 24). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Scorching hot Abbotsford Canucks extend win streak to four games

Abbotsford has now moved into third place after winning five of the last six

Sheldon Dries (left) and Spencer Martin celebrate a Canucks 4-1 win in San Jose on Thursday (March 24). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Hartman, left, tries to hit the puck past Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, centre, and Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Hartman, left, tries to hit the puck past Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, centre, and Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 24, 2022, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jaroslav Halak makes a pad save against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Halak makes 32 saves as Vancouver Canucks earn 3-1 win over high-flying Avalanche

Visitors avoid being swept by Colorado for the first time since 1996-97

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jaroslav Halak makes a pad save against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, March 23, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
The first annual Jean Adam memorial tournament drew 44 teams and almost 600 players from Kelowna, Richmond, Sunshine Coast, Ridge Meadows, Surrey, Semiahmoo, Cloverdale, Abbotsford, Vancouver, Richmond, and Chilliwack. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Close to 600 take part in inaugural Jean Adams memorial tournament

Langley Minor Hockey Association event drew 44 U6-U9 teams from as far away as the Sunshine Coast

The first annual Jean Adam memorial tournament drew 44 teams and almost 600 players from Kelowna, Richmond, Sunshine Coast, Ridge Meadows, Surrey, Semiahmoo, Cloverdale, Abbotsford, Vancouver, Richmond, and Chilliwack. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury reacts after Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Fleury heads to Wild, but most big trades completed long before NHL deadline day

Biggest trades across the league came over the weekend – much to the chagrin of TV talking heads

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury reacts after Winnipeg Jets left wing Nikolaj Ehlers scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Michael DiPietro made 33 saves to help the Abbotsford Canucks post a big win over the Bakersfield Condors on Saturday (March 19). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Red hot Abbotsford Canucks win two in California

Abbotsford leapfrogs Bakersfield to move into fourth in the Pacific Division

Michael DiPietro made 33 saves to help the Abbotsford Canucks post a big win over the Bakersfield Condors on Saturday (March 19). (Abbotsford Canucks photo)
Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux acknowledges the crowd after playing in his 1,000th NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum

NHL trade deadline: Most big names already off the board ahead of Monday cutoff

A look at what still might happen as teams try to load up for the playoff push

Philadelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux acknowledges the crowd after playing in his 1,000th NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 17, 2022, in Philadelphia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Slocum
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn, right, checks Buffalo Sabres’ Rasmus Asplund, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Luke Schenn, right, checks Buffalo Sabres’ Rasmus Asplund, of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Calgary Flames goalie Dan Vladar (80), of the Czech Republic, stops Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt (77) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Tkachuk puts up 3 points, Calgary Flames cruise to 5-2 win over host Canucks

Vancouver wraps up 7-game homestand Sunday against Buffalo

Calgary Flames goalie Dan Vladar (80), of the Czech Republic, stops Vancouver Canucks’ Brad Hunt (77) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Saturday, March 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
With the final two penalties successfully killed, Nicco Camazzola tied the score at 1-1 for the Giants and Adam Hall converted on Vancouver power play to make it 2-1 heading into second intermission. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants down Silvertips 5-3

Team sits sixth in the WHL’s Western Conference standings with 50 points

With the final two penalties successfully killed, Nicco Camazzola tied the score at 1-1 for the Giants and Adam Hall converted on Vancouver power play to make it 2-1 heading into second intermission. (Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Forward Zack Ostapchuk is the newest captain of the Vancouver Giants. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants crown newest captain

Zack Ostapchuk is picked to lead the WHL’s G-Men – making him the 19th captain in the team’s history

Forward Zack Ostapchuk is the newest captain of the Vancouver Giants. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants fell in overtime to the Tri-City Americans, by the score of 2-1, at Langley Events Centre on Wednesday. Next they host Spokane Friday night. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fall in overtime to Americans

G-Men snag single point Wednesday in overtime loss to Tri-City

Vancouver Giants fell in overtime to the Tri-City Americans, by the score of 2-1, at Langley Events Centre on Wednesday. Next they host Spokane Friday night. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller, right, checks Detroit Red Wings’ Moritz Seider, of Germany, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, March 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ J.T. Miller, right, checks Detroit Red Wings’ Moritz Seider, of Germany, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, March 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)

‘A lack of data’: B.C.-based concussion research diving into world of women’s hockey

UBC research will be among the first to explore head injuries for women’s athletes

Okanagan Hockey Academy forward Sophie Lalor battling for the puck with a Pursuit of Excellence player during the female prep CSSHL championship in March 2018. Pursuit won the game 6-3. (Mark Brett/Western News)
Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, back right, talks to Elias Pettersson, from left to right, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller during a timeout in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Vancouver, on Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

NHL Notebook: A look at how some NHL coaches navigate the looming trade deadline

The league’s trade deadline is set for Monday at 3 p.m. ET

Vancouver Canucks head coach Bruce Boudreau, back right, talks to Elias Pettersson, from left to right, Brock Boeser, Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller during a timeout in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Vancouver, on Dec. 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New Jersey Devils’ Jimmy Vesey (16) and Vancouver Canucks’ Juho Lammikko (91), of Finland, vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
New Jersey Devils’ Jimmy Vesey (16) and Vancouver Canucks’ Juho Lammikko (91), of Finland, vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, left, stops Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point (21) as Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (43) defends while Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn (17) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vasilevskiy dominant as Lightning top Canucks 2-1, snapping three-game skid

Vancouver played contest without injured centre Elias Pettersson

Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, left, stops Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brayden Point (21) as Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes (43) defends while Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn (17) watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Saturday morning U15 action at the Langley Cup double knockout tournament for “C” Division teams from U11 to U18 in the Langley Minor Hockey Association. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley Cup champions crowned

Langley Minor Hockey Association annual knockout tournament wraps up at Sportsplex

Saturday morning U15 action at the Langley Cup double knockout tournament for “C” Division teams from U11 to U18 in the Langley Minor Hockey Association. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, left, of Sweden, checks Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Canucks’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson, left, of Sweden, checks Washington Capitals’ T.J. Oshie during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Friday, March 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck