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Vancouver Giants enjoyed a 4-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre Saturday night. It’s the first of four games against the Cougars in the next week. The two teams are back to do battle at LEC again next Sunday – early afternoon. (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants took down the Cougars 4-2 at home in Langley

The G-Men are off to the Interior for two games against Prince George and one against Kamloops.

  • Feb 3, 2019
Vancouver Giants enjoyed a 4-2 victory over the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre Saturday night. It’s the first of four games against the Cougars in the next week. The two teams are back to do battle at LEC again next Sunday – early afternoon. (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)
The Giants took the win 33 seconds into OT when visiting the Kamloops Blazers Jan. 30. (allendouglasphotos@gmail.com)

Langley-based Giants pick up OT win on road trip

The Vancouver Giants notched their fourth win against the Kamloops Blazers Wednesday.

  • Jan 31, 2019
The Giants took the win 33 seconds into OT when visiting the Kamloops Blazers Jan. 30. (allendouglasphotos@gmail.com)
Peter Guarasci has been named the first-ever head coach and general manager of the Fraser Valley Bandits. (UBC-O Sports Information photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits hire head coach, general manager

Kelowna resident Peter Guarasci introduced as CEBL team’s new bench boss

Peter Guarasci has been named the first-ever head coach and general manager of the Fraser Valley Bandits. (UBC-O Sports Information photo)
It was the end of an eight-game winning streak for the Vancouver Giants, as they fell 4-3 to Kelowna at Langley Events Centre Sunday afternoon. (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants’ winning streak ends with shootout

A Lower Mainland-based hockey team will be playing next in Kamloops on Wednesday.

  • Jan 27, 2019
It was the end of an eight-game winning streak for the Vancouver Giants, as they fell 4-3 to Kelowna at Langley Events Centre Sunday afternoon. (Chris Relke/Vancouver Giants)
At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

BC junior curlers bring home third national gold

Team BC, headed by skip Tyler Tardi, emerged triumphant – again – from the Canadian juniors Sunday.

At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)
Bowen Byram, #44 of the Vancouver Giants, checked Dallon Wilton, #15 of the Kelowna Rockets, during third period on Saturday at Prospera Place in Kelowna. The teams play again today (Sunday) at Langley Events Centre. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

VIDEO: Late goal against Rockets lifts Giants to eighth straight win

Lower Mainland’s major junior hockey team is back on home ice Sunday at Langley Event Centre

  • Jan 27, 2019
Bowen Byram, #44 of the Vancouver Giants, checked Dallon Wilton, #15 of the Kelowna Rockets, during third period on Saturday at Prospera Place in Kelowna. The teams play again today (Sunday) at Langley Events Centre. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
(Doug Westcott/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants down top team in the country

G-Men earned seventh-straight win, this one against the Raiders on home ice at Langley Events Centre

  • Jan 24, 2019
(Doug Westcott/Vancouver Giants)
The Fraser Valley Bandits mascot now has a name - Berry. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits reveal mascot name

Berry the Bandit officially unveiled, makes first public appearance tomorrow

The Fraser Valley Bandits mascot now has a name - Berry. (Submitted)
The 1999-2000 UFV Cascades men’s basketball team is one of several inductees being honoured during the third annual Cascades Hall of Fame event on Friday. (Submitted)

UFV celebrates 2019 HOF class

Third annual Cascades Hall of Fame event occurs on Friday night

The 1999-2000 UFV Cascades men’s basketball team is one of several inductees being honoured during the third annual Cascades Hall of Fame event on Friday. (Submitted)
Agassiz Eagles player Katrina Lawley battling it out against the Khalsa Lions in January 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)

AESS senior girls eyeing spot in basketball provincials

The team needs to move up one more ranking get a place in the championships

Agassiz Eagles player Katrina Lawley battling it out against the Khalsa Lions in January 2018. (Nina Grossman/The Observer)
Three games, four nights, three cities, three victories for the Vancouver Giants. Saturday night in front of 4,364 strong at the Langley Events Centre, the Vancouver Giants defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 2-1 in overtime. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giant)

VIDEO: Koch’s OT winner sends Giants to sixth straight victory

Three games, three cities, three victories for Lower Mainland-based G-Men’s major junior hockey team.

  • Jan 20, 2019
Three games, four nights, three cities, three victories for the Vancouver Giants. Saturday night in front of 4,364 strong at the Langley Events Centre, the Vancouver Giants defeated the Moose Jaw Warriors 2-1 in overtime. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giant)
The G-Men rejoiced with a 6-4 victory over the Chiefs in Spokane Friday. Next up is a game back home tonight against Moose Jaw. (Larry Brunt/Special to Black Press)

VIDEO: Giants wrap southern swing with 6-4 win in Spokane

The Lower Mainland-based hockey team defeated the Chiefs Friday night.

  • Jan 19, 2019
The G-Men rejoiced with a 6-4 victory over the Chiefs in Spokane Friday. Next up is a game back home tonight against Moose Jaw. (Larry Brunt/Special to Black Press)
Overtime heroics help Giants to victory State-side

Overtime heroics help Giants to victory State-side

The Lower Mainland’s premier major junior hockey team earned a victory Wednesday over the Americans.

  • Jan 17, 2019
Overtime heroics help Giants to victory State-side
Toronto Blue Jays legend Roberto Alomar comes to the Fraser Valley for fundraising event next month. (Canadian Press)

Alomar coming to the Fraser Valley

Blue Jays legend named special guest for fundraiser

Toronto Blue Jays legend Roberto Alomar comes to the Fraser Valley for fundraising event next month. (Canadian Press)
(Giants fall just short in a 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes in Lethbridge Friday night. One more away game in Cranbrook Sunday, before they’re back home next week. (Erica Perreaux photo)

VIDEO: Giants brought down by Hurricane during stop over in Lethbridge

Langley-based G-Men fall to Lethbridge, fourth loss in their road trip to the Prairies.

  • Jan 5, 2019
(Giants fall just short in a 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes in Lethbridge Friday night. One more away game in Cranbrook Sunday, before they’re back home next week. (Erica Perreaux photo)
Rookie forward Justin Sourdif leads all Giants rookies in both goals (8) and points (15). He’s also tied for the team lead in plus-minus with a +8 rating. (Vancouver Giants files)

VIDEO: Giants comeback bid falls short in 4-3 loss to Tigers

In it’s fourth away game, the Langley-based hockey team lost its third game in a row to Medicine Hat.

  • Jan 3, 2019
Rookie forward Justin Sourdif leads all Giants rookies in both goals (8) and points (15). He’s also tied for the team lead in plus-minus with a +8 rating. (Vancouver Giants files)
The Fraser Valley Jets’ Lindsay DiPietro during a 2017 all-star game. DiPietro was last year’s scoring champion and comes from NCAA hockey at Wayne State University. Phil Mony/SCWHL

South Coast Women’s Hockey League hosts March championship in Hope

The highest caliber hockey B.C. has to offer is on display in Hope March 29-31

The Fraser Valley Jets’ Lindsay DiPietro during a 2017 all-star game. DiPietro was last year’s scoring champion and comes from NCAA hockey at Wayne State University. Phil Mony/SCWHL
Giants won a game against the visiting Prince George Cougars, 2-1, on home ice at the Langley Events Centre Sunday afternoon. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants head into holidays with a win at home

Vancouver G-Men don’t play next until Dec. 28, after 2-1 victory over Prince George Sunday.

  • Dec 16, 2018
Giants won a game against the visiting Prince George Cougars, 2-1, on home ice at the Langley Events Centre Sunday afternoon. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)
Vancouver Giants fell to the Royals in Victoria Saturday night. Today (Sunday) they take on Prince George at Langley Events Centre. It’s their last game for almost two weeks. (Jay Wallace/Special to Black Press)

VIDEO: Giants fall to Royals 4-2 in Victoria Saturday night

Second loss in as many days for G-Men, who are back home in Langley today to take on the Cougars.

  • Dec 16, 2018
Vancouver Giants fell to the Royals in Victoria Saturday night. Today (Sunday) they take on Prince George at Langley Events Centre. It’s their last game for almost two weeks. (Jay Wallace/Special to Black Press)
Giants fell to the Everett Silvertips on home ice in Langley Friday night by the score of 4-1. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)

VIDEO: Giants winning streak halts against Everett Friday at home in Langley

Following their first loss since November, G-Men hope to regroup and defeat Victoria on Saturday.

  • Dec 14, 2018
Giants fell to the Everett Silvertips on home ice in Langley Friday night by the score of 4-1. (Rik Fedyck/Vancouver Giants)