The Vancouver Giants are a great local major junior hockey team in the Western Hockey League that plays home games at the Langley Events Centre in Langley.
The 2019-2020 WHL regular season came to an abrupt end due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 season is tentatively scheduled to begin on January 8th, but exact dates and details of Vancouver Giants games are to be confirmed.
The Vancouver Giants
The Vancouver Giants used to be based at the Pacific Coliseum at the PNE, but now play home games at the much newer and more modern facility in the Fraser Valley. If you love watching live affordable ice hockey, then their games can be one of “Vancouver’s best places” to be.
Vancouver Giants 2020 Schedule
Unfortunately, the 2019-2020 regular season was cut short and the playoffs were cancelled due to COVID-19. As of the middle of October, the league plans to start a new season on January 8th of 2021.
For more details, see the full announcement on the Western Hockey League website.
The home games listed below were initially scheduled for the 2019-2020 season, until the coronavirus outbreak brought the season to an abrupt end.
January Giants Home Games
- January 1, 2020: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
- January 11, 2020: vs. Spokane at 7:00 pm.
- January 17, 2020: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
- January 19, 2020: vs. Kelowna at 4:00 pm.
- January 23, 2020: vs. Everett at 7:00 pm.
- January 25, 2020: vs. Kelowna at 7:00 pm.
- January 31, 2020: vs. Kamloops at 7:30 pm.
February Giants Home Games
- February 4, 2020: vs. Tri-City at 7:00 pm.
- February 8, 2020: vs. Prince George at 7:00 pm.
- February 9, 2020: vs. Kamloops at 4:00 pm.
- February 12, 2020: vs. Red Deer at 7:00 pm.
- February 14, 2020: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
- February 17, 2020: vs. Seattle at 2:00 pm.
- February 21, 2020: vs. Calgary at 7:30 pm.
- February 28, 2020: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
March Giants Home Games
- March 13, 2020: vs. Seattle at 7:30 pm.
- March 15, 2020: vs. Prince George at 4:00 pm.
- March 18, 2020: vs. Kamloops at 7:00 pm.
- March 20, 2020: vs. Kelowna at 7:30 pm.
About the Vancouver Giants
The Western Hockey League (WHL) is lower than the National Hockey League (NHL), but still very exciting hockey to watch, plus much more affordable. Giants’ tickets usually cost between about $23 and $30, which is cheap compared to games for the Vancouver Canucks.
As part of the Western Hockey League, the Vancouver Giants play against teams from all four Western Canadian provinces as well as from Washington and Oregon in the States. Other BC teams include the Victoria Royals, Kamloops Blazers, Prince George Cougars and Kootenay Ice (which is based in Cranbrook).
Vancouver Giants players range in age from about 17 to 20 and they all hope one day to make it to professional hockey, and a fair number of them do.
Since 2016 the Vancouver Giants have been playing home games at the Langley Events Centre at 7888 200th Street in Langley. The team practices though at the Ladner Leisure Centre which is located at 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent in Delta. Most practices are open to the public.
For more information on the team, see the Vancouver Giants official website.
For more information on other professional sports in Vancouver, see Lower Mainland Professional Teams.