Giants set to honour Mr. Hockey

Fans at Langley Events Centre will see team wear special Gordie Howe jerseys on Sept. 23

Mr. Hockey will be honoured at the Vancouver Giants regular season opener at the Langley Events Centre.

The Giants — set to play their first season at the LEC — will wear special uniforms to pay tribute to Gordie Howe in the game against the Everett Silvertips on Sept. 23.

Howe passed away in June at age 88.

The teams will also play with a special No. 9 game puck and the Howe family will be on hand for a pre-game ceremony. Every fan in attendance will also receive a commemorative pin.

Howe was one of the original owners of the Giants when the franchise joined the Western Hockey League in 2001.

“Gordie was a big part of the franchise from the start,” said Vancouver majority owner Ron Toigo.

“Along with Pat (Quinn), he gave us instant credibility in the hockey world.

“He was like family to us (and) we will never forget what he meant to the Giants, and to be sure no one ever does, we will honour him as we did Pat by retiring number 9 on opening night with the Howe family.”

Quinn, who passed away in 2014 will be honoured on White Spot Legends Night on Nov. 10. The Giants have already retired his number three.

He is being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.

The Giants are owned by the Toigo family, the Howe family, the Quinn family, and Michael Buble.

The Giants also released their special events calendar for the season.

Sept. 27 — Las Vegas Giveaway Night

Sept. 30 — Country Night

Oct. 5Thanksgiving Turkey Toss presented by BC Turkey Farmers

Nov. 10 — White Spot Legends Night

Dec. 16Hyundai Teddy Bear Toss

Jan. 20 — Outdoorsman Night

Feb. 13 — Family Day Festival

March 1Fill the Rink in support of Basics for Babies

March 18Fan Appreciation Night

 

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