Eight games. It's been eight long games since the Giants got in the win column. And of the eight, only one of them has been by a single goal. If the G-Men want to have any hope of making the playoffs, they're going to have to wake up, and do it in a hurry. Claude Noël's done his part. He called a time out early in the first period.
As Vancouver's hopes of a last-minute berth in the Chynoweth Cup continue to fade, we begin to reflect on the positives of this year's edition. The Giants can look forward to another high draft pick in 2015. Tyler Benson, Alec Baer, Brennan Menell, and Jakob Stukel will all be another year older, and hopefully ready to take on added responsibility. And of course, the year is almost over.
The Vancouver Giants welcomed the Moose Jaw Warriors to the Pacific Coliseum at noon on Wednesday. You read that right. They dropped the puck at 12:00 PM on a Wednesday afternoon. This year, Family Day took place in British Columbia on February the 9th, so it wasn't a holiday that you might have forgotten. Instead, this was what the Giants like to call Hooky Day, where they encourage their supporters to avoid work or school without rhyme or reason. But it's all for a good cause: Acceptance.
Russian history is something that I've always thought to be very interesting, Russian hockey history? Even cooler. A movie about both? I was all in.
The schedule can giveth and taketh away in a single road trip. Last night, the Prince George Cougars were in Spokane, where they mauled the Chiefs 6-2. After a 665-kilometre bus trip, they found themselves in Vancouver to face the Giants at the Pacific Coliseum. Had they managed to put up more of a fight, they might have happily made the 10-hour journey home.
The Giants opened the season with a three game winning streak at the Coliseum, but lost in Kelowna on Wednesday. Which team would appear tonight? Well, one without Tyler Benson, who was ejected from their last match with the visitors up by three. They would eventually lose by two.
The last time the Winterhawks came to town, it was for a match in the Chynoweth Cup's Round of 16. At the time, Portland completed their sweep of the Giants with a 6-2 victory. This time around, the skate was on the other foot.
With three losses coming from four friendlies, Vancouver's ambitions might seem anything but Giant. But in those games, they've only been outscored by two goals, 12-14 in total. And after all, these matches are warm-ups for the regular season. It's the time when clubs experiment with line combinations and who to rely on in the forthcoming season.
With the season set to start in just twenty days, the Vancouver Giants took to the Delta ice for the second of six preseason friendlies. After dropping their first match in Kamloops by shootout, the Giants rebounded with an emphatic 6-1 victory over the visitors from Kelowna.
Last night, the Anaheim Ducks eliminated the Vancouver Canucks from Stanley Cup contention with a 3-0 win. It's the first time since 2008 that they won't be there.
This season has been truly interesting for the Vancouver Canucks... and not in a good way, which was made even worse after a 7-4 loss to the New York Islanders.
The Vancouver Giants don't know who they'll be paired with n the Chynoweth Cup Round of 16, but they know they'll be there. A year ago, they were on the outside.
For another year, the NHL transfer window has come and gone. We saw quite a bit of activity even before Wednesday, which was the final day for transfers.
Back in 2006, the City of Abbotsford held a referendum on whether or not to borrow $85-million in order to build the Abbotsford E&S Centre.
With the Vancouver Giants’ 6-5 victory over the Prince George Cougars on Friday, manager Don Hay lies just one win away from joining the 600 league wins club.
This inspirational Vancouver Canucks montage was created by our very own Paul Albi using existing clips from an assortment of YouTube videos.
New Manager John Tortorella and the Canucks will play their final friendly Thursday night against former manager Alain Vigneault and the New York Rangers.
A new change for the Vancouver Canucks this season could be less twitter after manager John Tortorella said Thursday he wants players to limit their Twitter use.
Last night, a group of Whitecaps FC supporters decided to take in a National Hockey League match between the Vancouver Canucks and Minnesota Wild.
Christopher Vose came to British Columbia in 1995. Since then he has freelanced extensively as a writer, historian, poet, and photographer. His work has been published on six continents, and he will get Antarctica too if climate change has its way.
Tony Lewis is a photographer who has dabbled in travel, landscape, and animal photography, but it is sports where he has truly found his niche. He currently serves as FC Edmonton's official photographer. His portfolio can be found at TLFoto.ca
Mynor Campos is a member of the British Columbia Soccer Referees Association, has written for Noticias FutbolMLS, Major League Soccer's Spanish-language website, and has been seen his photos printed in a number of latino publications.