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 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 2017/18 Schedule
Below are some of the home ice games for the Vancouver Giants in their 2017-2018 season. Note: times and locations are subject to change – check the official Vancouver Giants website for tickets and exact information.
September Giants Home Games
- September 23, 2017: vs. Victoria at 7:00 pm.
- September 29, 2017: vs. Kamloops at 7:30 pm.
October Giants Home Games
- October 6, 2017: vs. Tri-City Americans at 7:30 pm.
- October 7, 2017: vs. Tri-City Americans at 7:00 pm.
- October 27, 2017: vs. Prince George at 7:30 pm.
November Giants Home Games
- November 3, 2017: vs. Kamloops at 7:30 pm.
- November 11, 2017: vs. Victoria at 7:00 pm.
- November 12, 2017: vs. Edmonton at 4:00 pm.
- November 15, 2017: vs. Red Deer at 7:00 pm.
- November 18, 2017: vs. Kelowna at 7:00 pm.
- November 22, 2017: vs. Lethbridge at 7:00 pm.
- November 24, 2017: vs. Kelowna at 7:30 pm.
- November 28, 2017: vs. Seattle at 7:00 pm.
December Giants Home Games
- December 5, 2017: vs. Portland at 7:00 pm.
- December 9, 2017: vs. Kootenay ICE at 7:00 pm.
- December 15, 2017: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
- December 17, 2017: vs. Prince George at 4:00 pm.
- December 27, 2017: vs. Everett at 7:00 pm.
- December 30, 2017: vs. Prince George at 7:00 pm.
January Giants Home Games
- January 1, 2018: vs. Prince George at 2:00 pm.
- January 13, 2018: vs. Kelowna at 7:00 pm.
- January 19, 2018: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
- January 20, 2018: vs. Portland at 7:00 pm.
- January 24, 2018: vs. Spokane at 7:00 pm.
- January 26, 2018: vs. Victoria at 7:30 pm.
- January 31, 2018: vs. Calgary at 7:00 pm.
February Giants Home Games
- February 2, 2018: vs. Calgary at 7:30 pm.
- February 3, 2018: vs. Medicine Hat at 7:00 pm.
- February 9, 2018: vs. Seattle at 7:30 pm.
- February 16, 2018: vs. Edmonton at 7:30 pm.
- February 18, 2018: vs. Red Deer at 4:00 pm.
- February 23, 2018: vs. Everett at 7:30 pm.
- February 26, 2018: vs. Kamloops at 7:00 pm.
March Giants Home Games
- March 3, 2018: vs. Kamloops at 7:00 pm.
- March 4, 2018: vs. Everett at 2:00 pm.
- March 16, 2018: 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.
Beginning in 2016 Vancouver Giants play 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.