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Ty Halaburda and his Vancouver Giants teammates will return to the ice in September for their first full regular season since the pandemic. (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants announce details of first full regular season since the pandemic

Schedule will see 68 games, many against teams they haven’t been able to play for years

  • Jul 11, 2022

 

The Abbotsford Canucks have signed former Kamloops Blazers captain Quinn Schmiemann to a two-year deal. (Abbotsford Canucks photo)

Abbotsford Canucks sign former Kamloops Blazers captain Quinn Schmiemann

20-year-old former Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick signed for two years with AHL club

 

Giants defenceman Colton Roberts of Maple Ridge has been invited to the Hockey Canada U17 camp in Calgary in July. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Black Press Media)

Young Giant invited to train, play in national arena

Colton Roberts one of only 100 U17 hockey prospects to attend elite camp in Calgary

Giants defenceman Colton Roberts of Maple Ridge has been invited to the Hockey Canada U17 camp in Calgary in July. (Rob Wilton,Vancouver Giants/Special to Black Press Media)
Ethan McEneany, from Tacoma, has joined the Giants team. (McEneany family/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Young forward from Tacoma joins Giants

G-Men draft player from Washington State

Ethan McEneany, from Tacoma, has joined the Giants team. (McEneany family/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley's own Jakob Oreskovic will be playing for the Vancouver Giants. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

It’s lucky 13 for the Langley-based Giants in the WHL Prospects Draft

A dozen male players and one female player added to the organization

Langley's own Jakob Oreskovic will be playing for the Vancouver Giants. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>

Vancouver Giants select first-ever female skater in WHL prospects draft

Burnaby Winter Club player Chloe Primerano tabbed in Round 13

Chloe Primerano was drafted into the Western Hockey League by the Vancouver Giants on Thursday, May 19, 2022. (Jamison Derksen/Vancouver Giants)<strong> </strong>
It was an emotional moment for Connor Horning as the Cinderella playoff run for the 2022 Vancouver Giants came to an end Sunday afternoon, May 15, at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants Cinderella season ends with loss to Kamloops

‘We knew it was going to be a tough series,’ coach says

It was an emotional moment for Connor Horning as the Cinderella playoff run for the 2022 Vancouver Giants came to an end Sunday afternoon, May 15, at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants have new life in their second-round playoff series with the Kamloops Blazers. The Giants held three different leads on Tuesday night, May 10, and held on to their third one in a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Kamloops Blazers. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants have new life in their second-round playoff series with the Kamloops Blazers. The Giants held three different leads on Tuesday night, May 10, and held on to their third one in a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Kamloops Blazers. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants are two games down after a hard-fought 4-3 defeat Saturday, May 7, in Kamloops at the hands of the Blazers in Game 2 of Round 2. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants suffer second loss in hard-fought road game against Kamloops

Penalties proved costly in the third period for the Giants

Giants are two games down after a hard-fought 4-3 defeat Saturday, May 7, in Kamloops at the hands of the Blazers in Game 2 of Round 2. (Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Friday night, May 6, at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops the Vancouver Giants dropped a 3-1 decision to the Kamloops Blazers in Game 1 of their Round 2 playoff series(Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Friday night, May 6, at the Sandman Centre in Kamloops the Vancouver Giants dropped a 3-1 decision to the Kamloops Blazers in Game 1 of their Round 2 playoff series(Allen Douglas/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Monday night, May 3, at the Langley Events Centre in front of 3300-plus, the Vancouver Giants made some Western Hockey League history becoming the first eighth seeded team to knock off a top seed, thanks to a 6-3 Game 6 victory over the Everett Silvertips. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A historic win for Vancouver Giants over Everett

First eighth-seeded WHL team to knock off a top seed in playoffs

Monday night, May 3, at the Langley Events Centre in front of 3300-plus, the Vancouver Giants made some Western Hockey League history becoming the first eighth seeded team to knock off a top seed, thanks to a 6-3 Game 6 victory over the Everett Silvertips. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Cowichan Valley Capitals player Matthew Edwards has signed with the Vancouver Giants. (Giants)

Giants sign Edwards

Cowichan Valley Capital forward becomes fourth player from the 2005 draft class to sign

Cowichan Valley Capitals player Matthew Edwards has signed with the Vancouver Giants. (Giants)
Jesper Vikman’s 50-save shutout on Saturday, April 30, was a new single-game franchise record for the Vancouver Giants. There has also been no recorded shutout of 50-or-more saves in the WHL playoffs beyond 2004. (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Jesper Vikman’s 50-save shutout on Saturday, April 30, was a new single-game franchise record for the Vancouver Giants. There has also been no recorded shutout of 50-or-more saves in the WHL playoffs beyond 2004. (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants fall 6-2 against Everett Silvertips Wednesday night at Langley Events Centre. Quarter-finals rematch set for Friday night, again at LEC. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants seek to tie up quarter-finals tonight at home

After a 6-2 loss to Everett Wednesday at Langley Events Centre, the G-Men hope to turn things around

  • Apr 29, 2022
Giants fall 6-2 against Everett Silvertips Wednesday night at Langley Events Centre. Quarter-finals rematch set for Friday night, again at LEC. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Saturday night, April 23, in Everett, the Giants fell 7-3 to the Everett Silvertips in Game 2 of their first-round series. (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants win one, lose one in Washington

Series against Everett will resume in Langley on Wednesday

Saturday night, April 23, in Everett, the Giants fell 7-3 to the Everett Silvertips in Game 2 of their first-round series. (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants have become the final club to clinch a spot in the Western Hockey League playoffs. (WHL)
Vancouver Giants have become the final club to clinch a spot in the Western Hockey League playoffs. (WHL)
Alex Cotton on the ice for the Vancouver Giants Wednesday night in Seattle, where the G-Men were shut out 6-0 by the Thunderbirds. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Seattle runs over Vancouver Giants 6-0

With only 2 games left in season, it’s uncertain if G-Men will make it to western conference playoffs

  • Apr 14, 2022
Alex Cotton on the ice for the Vancouver Giants Wednesday night in Seattle, where the G-Men were shut out 6-0 by the Thunderbirds. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants are now back in sixth place in the Western Conference playoff standings after a 3-2 road victory Sunday afternoon, April 10, in Kelowna. Under-age goaltender Matthew Hutchison, 15, got his first WHL win. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A crucial win gets Giants back into 6th spot

Was first WHL win for 15-year-old goalie, who called it an ‘incredible’ experience

Vancouver Giants are now back in sixth place in the Western Conference playoff standings after a 3-2 road victory Sunday afternoon, April 10, in Kelowna. Under-age goaltender Matthew Hutchison, 15, got his first WHL win. (Steve Dunsmoor/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants fell to the Portland Winterhawks at Langley Events Centre Friday night, by the score of 7-2. ( Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Portland knocks Giants down another notch

G-Men kicks off weekend with 7-2 loss to Winterhawks at the Langley Events Centre

  • Apr 9, 2022
Giants fell to the Portland Winterhawks at Langley Events Centre Friday night, by the score of 7-2. ( Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)