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Surrey resident Grant Armstrong, who coached hockey in North Delta for many years, went from general manager of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings to amateur scout for Tampa Bay Lightning in 2019. (Photo: wheatkings.com)

Stanley Cup win for Surrey-based NHL scout who coached in North Delta

Grant Armstrong is among 11 WHL alumni currently with Tampa Bay Lightning

Surrey resident Grant Armstrong, who coached hockey in North Delta for many years, went from general manager of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings to amateur scout for Tampa Bay Lightning in 2019. (Photo: wheatkings.com)
Vancouver Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor (left) and former Surrey Eagles head coach Mark Holick (right) have started a new sports podcast, The Voice & The Coach. The pair are longtime friends and former colleagues with the Prince George Cougars. (Nick Greenizan photo)

New podcast serves as ‘creative outlet’ for longtime junior-hockey broadcaster and coach

South Surrey residents Dan O’Connor and Mark Holick team up for The Voice & the Coach

Vancouver Giants play-by-play broadcaster Dan O’Connor (left) and former Surrey Eagles head coach Mark Holick (right) have started a new sports podcast, The Voice & The Coach. The pair are longtime friends and former colleagues with the Prince George Cougars. (Nick Greenizan photo)
WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)

WHL hockey could hit the ice in October

Start date ‘contingent on receiving the necessary approvals from government and health authorities’

WHL hockey could start back up in early October if everything goes according to plan. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Vancouver Giants signed Delta Hockey Academy defenceman Damian Palmieri to a WHL standard player agreement on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (Photo credit: Garrett James Photography)

North Delta’s Damian Palmieri signs with the Vancouver Giants

Palmieri one of four players signed by the Giants recently, and one of two from Delta Hockey Academy

The Vancouver Giants signed Delta Hockey Academy defenceman Damian Palmieri to a WHL standard player agreement on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (Photo credit: Garrett James Photography)
Langley referee Jeff Ingram never takes it personally when he takes heat over a call. Ingram has been named WHL referee of the year. (Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips)

Award-winning ref calls numbers with Surrey mortgage business

Cloverdale-raised Jeff Ingram won the WHL’s Allen Paradice memorial trophy for 2020

Langley referee Jeff Ingram never takes it personally when he takes heat over a call. Ingram has been named WHL referee of the year. (Chris Mast/Everett Silvertips)
VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 5-4 decision in Prince George

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 5-4 decision in Prince George

G-Men outshot the Cougars by a 42-20 margin

  • Mar 7, 2020
VIDEO: Vancouver Giants drop 5-4 decision in Prince George
Saturday night, Feb. 29, in Victoria, the Giants downed the Victoria Royals (30-23-5-2) 6-2. In the second, Cole Shepard (11) made it a 4-0 lead for the Giants (Kevin Light/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Vancouver Giants skate to 6-2 win over Victoria

Both teams will go again Sunday

  • Mar 1, 2020
Saturday night, Feb. 29, in Victoria, the Giants downed the Victoria Royals (30-23-5-2) 6-2. In the second, Cole Shepard (11) made it a 4-0 lead for the Giants (Kevin Light/special to Langley Advance Times)
Trevor Longo scored in the first period to put the Giants ahead of the Victoria Royals Friday night (Feb. 28) at Langley Events Centre (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Giants blank Victoria Royals

Coach calls home-ice win in Langley ’a good start to the weekend’

  • Feb 29, 2020
Trevor Longo scored in the first period to put the Giants ahead of the Victoria Royals Friday night (Feb. 28) at Langley Events Centre (Rob Wilton/special to Langley Advance Times)
For the first time in a span of 12 games, the Vancouver Giants lost a hockey game. Saturday night, Feb. 22, in Everett, WA the Giants dropped a 2-1 decision to the Everett Silvertips (Chris Mast/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants winning streak ends at 11 after a 2-1 setback Saturday in Everett

Run of wins matched their longest ever regular season winning streak

  • Feb 23, 2020
For the first time in a span of 12 games, the Vancouver Giants lost a hockey game. Saturday night, Feb. 22, in Everett, WA the Giants dropped a 2-1 decision to the Everett Silvertips (Chris Mast/special to Langley Advance Times)
Alberta forward Kadyn Chabot makes his debut with the Vancouver Giants this weekend. (Jamison Derksen/Special to Black Press Media)

New Alberta forward joins Vancouver Giants’ ranks

new left-handed 18-year-old is a familiar face to Giants head coach Michael Dyck

  • Feb 21, 2020
Alberta forward Kadyn Chabot makes his debut with the Vancouver Giants this weekend. (Jamison Derksen/Special to Black Press Media)
VIDEO: Giants win 10th straight on home ice in Langley

VIDEO: Giants win 10th straight on home ice in Langley

Family Day was about spending time with the fans and dazzling them with a 3-2 victory over Seattle

  • Feb 17, 2020
VIDEO: Giants win 10th straight on home ice in Langley
WHL referee Sean Raphael (left) with Kevin Muench, the league’s senior director of officiating, on Saturday, Feb. 8, prior to a game between Victoria Royals and Kamloops Blazers. (submitted photo: WHL)

Surrey hockey ref Raphael given WHL Milestone Award in his 16th season

‘Sean is deserving of this prestigious award,’ league commissioner says

WHL referee Sean Raphael (left) with Kevin Muench, the league’s senior director of officiating, on Saturday, Feb. 8, prior to a game between Victoria Royals and Kamloops Blazers. (submitted photo: WHL)
Giants player Eric Florchuk tangled with a Blazer Friday night (Jan. 31) in Western Hockey League action at Langley Events Centre (Gary Ahuja/special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Giants win 5-4 in overtime against Kamloops

Eric Florchuk was the overtime hero, scoring with 27 seconds to play

  • Feb 1, 2020
Giants player Eric Florchuk tangled with a Blazer Friday night (Jan. 31) in Western Hockey League action at Langley Events Centre (Gary Ahuja/special to Langley Advance Times)
Holden Katzalay has left the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles and joined the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League. (Garrett James photo)

Surrey Eagles lose forward to WHL’s Vancouver Giants

Holden Katzalay had been with Giants on a trial basis since late November

Holden Katzalay has left the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles and joined the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League. (Garrett James photo)
Giants to lean on Surrey, White Rock talent as WHL final begins

Giants to lean on Surrey, White Rock talent as WHL final begins

Players from Surrey, White Rock, Delta and Langley will be part of Western Hockey League series

Giants to lean on Surrey, White Rock talent as WHL final begins
Vancouver Giants photo                                 Davis Koch was named the WHL’s player of the month for March.

White Rock’s Koch named WHL’s player of the month

Vancouver Giants forward had 14 points in eight regular-season games in March

Vancouver Giants photo                                 Davis Koch was named the WHL’s player of the month for March.
Giants returning to Coliseum for pair of games

Giants returning to Coliseum for pair of games

Vancouver Giants will play pair of December games in Vancouver instead of Langley Events Centre

Giants returning to Coliseum for pair of games
Giants add 10 at bantam draft

Giants add 10 at bantam draft

Vancouver drafts six forwards, three defence and one goaltender

Giants add 10 at bantam draft
Giants’ Ronning wins WHL’s humanitarian award

Giants’ Ronning wins WHL’s humanitarian award

Ty Ronning recognized at Western Hockey League’s awards banquet

Giants’ Ronning wins WHL’s humanitarian award
Ronning leaving Giant legacy behind

Ronning leaving Giant legacy behind

Vancouver Giants sniper scored team-record 61 goals in final WHL campaign

Ronning leaving Giant legacy behind