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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

 

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)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants win dramatic 3-2 victory over Kamloops

Teams hangs on to win home ice playoff victory

 

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

 

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)

VIDEO: Giants lose to Kamloops in Game 1 of series

Giants lone tally came from Adam Hall

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)
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)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants clinch final WHL playoff spot

Series against Everett begins Friday

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 Vancouver 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)
G-Men Payton Mount goes in for a goal. Vancouver Giants fell 5-4 to the visiting Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre on Sunday afternoon. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Payton Mount’s 3 goals not enough to save Giants in Cougar attack

G-Men fall in third of three weekend games – back against Spokane at LEC next weekend

G-Men Payton Mount goes in for a goal. Vancouver Giants fell 5-4 to the visiting Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre on Sunday afternoon. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)
A rematch against Seattle Thunderbirds didn’t work out well for a shorthanded Vancouver Giants team, who fell 6-2 in Washington Saturday night. (Brian Liesse/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Suspensions and injuries cost Giants another game against Seattle

G-Men gearing up for back-to-back games against Spokane next weekend at Langley Events Centre

  • Mar 27, 2022
A rematch against Seattle Thunderbirds didn’t work out well for a shorthanded Vancouver Giants team, who fell 6-2 in Washington Saturday night. (Brian Liesse/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
A short-staffed Vancouver Giants lineup fell 5-2 Saturday, March 19, in Everett, ensuring at least a weekend split with the U.S. Division leaders (Kristin Ostrowski/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants fall in Everett

Last regular season game against division-leading Silvertips was all about the power play

A short-staffed Vancouver Giants lineup fell 5-2 Saturday, March 19, in Everett, ensuring at least a weekend split with the U.S. Division leaders (Kristin Ostrowski/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)
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)
Saturday night, March 12, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, the Vancouver Giants skated to a 6-5 victory over the Winterhawks. (Keith Dwiggins/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants take down Portland

Will Gurski made a season-high 41 saves

Saturday night, March 12, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, the Vancouver Giants skated to a 6-5 victory over the Winterhawks. (Keith Dwiggins/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Vancouver Giants forward Payton Mount digs for the puck during Sunday’s (March 6) game against Kelowna Rockets at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants wrap up three-in-three with 5-4 home loss to Kelowna

Second win over Giants by Rockets in as many nights

Vancouver Giants forward Payton Mount digs for the puck during Sunday’s (March 6) game against Kelowna Rockets at the Langley Events Centre. (Rob Wilton/Special to Langley Advance Times)