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Jared Dmytriw Named 16th Captain of the Vancouver Giants

Rik Fedyck

The Vancouver Giants are proud to announce that Jared Dmytriw (1998 – Craven, SK) has been named the 16th captain in the history of the Vancouver Giants. Dmytriw was informed of the decision today at the Langley Events Centre.

“It is an incredible privilege to be named captain of the Vancouver Giants,” said Jared Dmytriw. “To add my name to the historic list of Vancouver Giants captains is the biggest personal highlight of my hockey career. I’m thankful to the Vancouver Giants management, coaches and my teammates for believing that I am worthy of this honour.”

Jared Dmytriw is all smiles after being named captain of the 2018-19 Vancouver Giants.
Jared Dmytriw is all smiles after being named captain of the 2018-19 Vancouver Giants. – *Photo by: Rik Fedyck

“Jared Dmytriw leads with both his actions and his words,” adds Vancouver Giants Head Coach Michael Dyck. “He is a first-class teammate and person that is driven, accountable and has earned the respect and trust of his teammates and coaches. The way he plays the game fits well with our team’s identity.”

Through 250 career WHL games, Dmytriw has compiled 44 goals while adding 32 assists and 105 penalty minutes. Additionally he’s appeared in 33 playoff games where he’s scored five goals along with six assists.

The Giants also announced that five players will serve as rotating alternate captains during the 2018-19 season: Matt Barberis (1998, D – Surrey, BC), Owen Hardy (1999, F – Nanaimo, B.C.), Dylan Plouffe (1999, D – Sherwood Park, AB), Alex Kannok Leipert (2000, D – Regina, SK) and Bowen Byram (2001, D – Cranbrook, B.C.).

Dmytriw and the Vancouver Giants begin the 2018-19 season tomorrow night when they welcome the defending Western Conference champion Everett Silvertips to the Langley Events Centre for the CIBC Home Opener.

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