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Vancouver Giants defeat the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 Saturday night at LEC, leading the Western Conference championship series 2-0. Next game in State-side on Tuesday. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Fan support almost deafening as Giants take Game 2 in finals

Vancouver G-Men cap comeback with thrilling third period to beat Spokane 4-2 on home ice in Langley

  • Apr 21, 2019
Vancouver Giants defeat the Spokane Chiefs 4-2 Saturday night at LEC, leading the Western Conference championship series 2-0. Next game in State-side on Tuesday. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Giants take Game 1 of the playoff series with the Chiefs by the score of 4-1 Friday night on home ice at the Langley Events Centre. The two teams are back there again Saturday night. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants draw first blood in Western Conference championships

In Game 1 of the best-of-seven series between Vancouver and Spokane, the G-Men emerged triumphant

  • Apr 19, 2019
Giants take Game 1 of the playoff series with the Chiefs by the score of 4-1 Friday night on home ice at the Langley Events Centre. The two teams are back there again Saturday night. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Giants defeat Royals 6-1 Thursday, shutting out Victoria by four games to zero in the semifinal series. Vancouver now advances to the finals. (Jay Wallace/Special to Black Press)

VIDEO: Week’s rest prepares Giants for WHL’s conference final

G-Men advance to Western Conference finals in Langley next Friday, after 4-0 series win over Royals

  • Apr 12, 2019
Giants defeat Royals 6-1 Thursday, shutting out Victoria by four games to zero in the semifinal series. Vancouver now advances to the finals. (Jay Wallace/Special to Black Press)
Giants emerge from Game 3 of the second round Western Conference series with a 3-0 lead over the Victoria Royals. In a best-of-seven series, Game 4 on Thursday in Victoria could decide it all. (Jay Wallace/Special to Black Press)

VIDEO: Giants push Royals to brink of elimination

Game 4 of the Western Conference hockey league’s semifinals will be played out in Victoria Thursday

  • Apr 9, 2019
Giants emerge from Game 3 of the second round Western Conference series with a 3-0 lead over the Victoria Royals. In a best-of-seven series, Game 4 on Thursday in Victoria could decide it all. (Jay Wallace/Special to Black Press)
Vancouver Giants pull out their second victory against Victoria Royals in an overtime win Saturday night at Langley Events Centre. It was Game 2 of the second round of the Western Conference semifinals. Next game on Vancouer Island Tuesday. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Overtime win helps Vancouver Giants secure 2-1 playoff victory

G-Men lead the semifinal best-of-seven playoff series against Victoria 2-0 after second at home win

  • Apr 7, 2019
Vancouver Giants pull out their second victory against Victoria Royals in an overtime win Saturday night at Langley Events Centre. It was Game 2 of the second round of the Western Conference semifinals. Next game on Vancouer Island Tuesday. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants won the first game in Round 2 of the Western Hockey League’s semi-finals. Game one Friday, and Game 2 coming Saturday, are both held at the Langley Events Centre. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants take lead in semi-final round on home ice

After Friday’s victory, Vancouver takes on Victoria again Saturday at LEC, looking for a second win

  • Apr 5, 2019
Vancouver Giants won the first game in Round 2 of the Western Hockey League’s semi-finals. Game one Friday, and Game 2 coming Saturday, are both held at the Langley Events Centre. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
VIDEO: Giants punch their ticket to Round 2 with playoff win Saturday

VIDEO: Giants punch their ticket to Round 2 with playoff win Saturday

Vancouver’s major A junior hockey team beat Seattle T-Birds5-1, in Game 6 of the playoffs

  • Mar 30, 2019
VIDEO: Giants punch their ticket to Round 2 with playoff win Saturday
G-Men win, 3-2, on Friday night at Langley Events Centre, where the taem won Game 5 of the playoff series against Seattle. They now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants take Game 5 of playoffs on Lower Mainland ice

Vancouver leads the best-of-seven series 3-2, after a victory over Seattle on Friday in Langley

  • Mar 30, 2019
G-Men win, 3-2, on Friday night at Langley Events Centre, where the taem won Game 5 of the playoff series against Seattle. They now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Brayden Watts, pictured hear playing against Seattle in the March 12 regular season game, tonight scored on Seattle goalie Roddy Ross near the end of the first period of play. (Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds)

VIDEO: T-Birds steal Game 4 from Giants – tie playoff series 2-2

Seattle came back to defeat Vancouver’s junior A major hockey team by the score of 4-3 Wednesday.

  • Mar 27, 2019
Brayden Watts, pictured hear playing against Seattle in the March 12 regular season game, tonight scored on Seattle goalie Roddy Ross near the end of the first period of play. (Brian Liesse/Seattle Thunderbirds)
VIDEO: Giants slip past T-Birds in Game 3 of playoffs

VIDEO: Giants slip past T-Birds in Game 3 of playoffs

Crowd in Kent, Wash. watches Vancouver defeat Seattle 6-4 Tuesday - preparing for rematch Wednesday

  • Mar 26, 2019
VIDEO: Giants slip past T-Birds in Game 3 of playoffs
Thunderbirds players battle for the puck during BCMML semifinal action at MSA Arena over the weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)                                Thunderbirds players battle for the puck during BCMML semifinal action at MSA Arena over the weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Thunderbirds advance to BCMML final

T-birds eliminate Okanagan Rockets, take on Cariboo Cougars in final this weekend

Thunderbirds players battle for the puck during BCMML semifinal action at MSA Arena over the weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)                                Thunderbirds players battle for the puck during BCMML semifinal action at MSA Arena over the weekend. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Playoff series tied 1-1 after Giants fall to T-Birds Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre. Next game state-side Tuesday evening. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Vancouver fall to Seattle in Game 2 of the playoffs

Thunderbirds topple the Giants 4-1 in Langley, evening the Western Conference series one game each

  • Mar 24, 2019
Playoff series tied 1-1 after Giants fall to T-Birds Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre. Next game state-side Tuesday evening. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Fraser Valley Bandits draft Abbotsford’s Joel Friesen first overall

Fraser Valley Bandits draft Abbotsford’s Joel Friesen first overall

Professional basketball team reveals 13 players selected at CEBL draft

Fraser Valley Bandits draft Abbotsford’s Joel Friesen first overall
VIDEO: Giants take a 1-0 playoff series lead

VIDEO: Giants take a 1-0 playoff series lead

Vancouver beat Seattle 7-1 in game one of the best-of-seven Western Conference series in Langley

  • Mar 23, 2019
VIDEO: Giants take a 1-0 playoff series lead
Michael Dyck is in his first year as head coach of the Vancouver Giants, and he’s been selected as the WHL’s Western Conference coach of the year. (Chris Relke/Vancovuer Giants)

Coach of the year in first season with the Giants

Michael Dyck is being lauded by the Western Hockey League for transforming the junior hockey team

  • Mar 22, 2019
Michael Dyck is in his first year as head coach of the Vancouver Giants, and he’s been selected as the WHL’s Western Conference coach of the year. (Chris Relke/Vancovuer Giants)
Vancouver Giant’s Jadon Joseph celebrated a first-period goal against the Rockets at Prospera Place in Kelowna last weekend. The G-Men had lots to celebrate, securing top spot in the Western Conference, and ensuring a spot in the playoffs that kick off tonight at Langley Events Centre. (Marrisa Baecker photos)

Giants begin playoff run in Langley tonight

With one win and a loss last weekend, the G-Men now top the Western Conference

  • Mar 22, 2019
Vancouver Giant’s Jadon Joseph celebrated a first-period goal against the Rockets at Prospera Place in Kelowna last weekend. The G-Men had lots to celebrate, securing top spot in the Western Conference, and ensuring a spot in the playoffs that kick off tonight at Langley Events Centre. (Marrisa Baecker photos)
Punching Parkinson’s in the Fraser Valley

Punching Parkinson’s in the Fraser Valley

Rock Steady Boxing program, designed to help battle symptoms of Parkinson’s, coming to Abbotsford in April

Punching Parkinson’s in the Fraser Valley
Vancouver Giant named to Western Conference first-tier all-star team

Vancouver Giant named to Western Conference first-tier all-star team

Young hockey defenceman Bowen Byram is once again lauded for his outstanding efforts on the ice

  • Mar 21, 2019
Vancouver Giant named to Western Conference first-tier all-star team
Mya Onos during her practice with the Sardis Flyers at Chilliwack’s Twin Rinks.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Agassiz speed skater heading to Canada West championships

Mya Onos, 11, is qualified for her first provincials this year, and is now taking on Western Canada

Mya Onos during her practice with the Sardis Flyers at Chilliwack’s Twin Rinks.                                 (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
UFV SASI director Satinder Bains (left), along with social media strategist Shan Dhaliwal and coordinator Sharanjit Sandhra are some of the brains behind the new We Are Hockey exhibit at Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, which debuts on March 29. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

VIDEO: Race and sport examined at new We Are Hockey exhibit in Abbotsford

UFV SASI hosting exhibit looking at hockey history and race

UFV SASI director Satinder Bains (left), along with social media strategist Shan Dhaliwal and coordinator Sharanjit Sandhra are some of the brains behind the new We Are Hockey exhibit at Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, which debuts on March 29. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)