The Vancouver Giants are coming home.
The Giants host the Tri-City Americans at the Pacific Coliseum on Saturday, December 1 at 7 pm, in the first of two games in eight days at their former home. It’ll be the first time the Giants have played in East Vancouver since leaving for Langley in 2016.
Dubbed “Memories of the Coliseum Night,” Saturday’s game will celebrate the long history of the original home of the Giants (2001 to 2016) and Vancouver Canucks (1970-1995).
Special guests include:
- Pacific Coliseum media greats: Jim Robson, Tom Larscheid, Greg Douglas
- 1970s Canucks players: Orland Kurtenbach, Dennis Kearns
- 1972 Team Canada Summit Series standout: Dennis Hull
- 1977 New Westminster Bruins Memorial Cup champion: Ernie “Punch” McLean
- 1982 Canucks Stanley Cup finalists: Stan Smyl, Richard Brodeur, Darcy Rota, Thomas Gradin, Harold Snepsts
- 1994 Canucks Stanley Cup finalists: Dave Babych, Gino Odjick, Cliff Ronning
- 2007 Giants Memorial Cup champions: Tyson Sexsmith, Craig Cunningham, Kenndal McArdle
“Stepping foot back inside the Pacific Coliseum is going to be a special feeling for everybody involved,” said Vancouver Giants senior VP, Dale Saip. “So many of us have a favourite Coliseum story, and on Saturday night we look forward to celebrating the great memories of the past while also providing another unforgettable Pacific Coliseum experience for our fans.”
The Giants will play at the Coliseum once more next week, coinciding with the ever popular Teddy Bear Toss event on December 8.
After some down years, the Giants are once again a powerhouse team. Armed with highly touted 2019 NHL draft prospect Bowen Byram, the Giants (18-6-2) have the third-best record in the WHL.
- Giants defenceman Bowen Byram is one of the top prospects in the world
- 9 cities in BC will host World Juniors pre-tournament games next month
- 2019 World Juniors schedule announced for Vancouver and Victoria
What: Vancouver Giants vs Tri-City Americans WHL hockey
When: Saturday, December 1
Time: 7 pm
Where: Pacific Coliseum, 100 N. Renfrew St