PREVIEW: GIANTS BACK IN MAPLE RIDGE TONIGHT VS ROCKETS
The Giants return to Cam Neely Arena to conclude their preseason tonight (7:00PM) against the Kelowna Rockets. Last year, the G-Men topped the Prince George Cougars 3-1 in front of an electric crowd in Maple Ridge. Vancouver is looking to end the 2022 preseason with a win.
- Offseason Acquisition G Brett Mirwald will make his first start between the pipes for the Giants tonight.
- F Sammy May (1G – 2A – 3PTS) has a point in each preseason game so far.
- NHL Prospects Zack Ostapchuk (Ottawa Senators) and Jesper Vikman (Vegas Golden Knights) are currently away from the team at NHL Training Camps.
2021/22 Record: 42-20-1-5
2021/22 Record vs. VAN: 7-4-1
Head Coach: Kris Mallette
2021/22 Playoffs: Lost 4-1 in 1st Round vs Seattle
Leading Preseason Scorers: Elias Carmichael (0G – 6A – 6PTS), Andrew Cristall (4G – 1A – 5PTS)
2021/22 Record: 24-39-5
2021/22 Record vs. KEL: 5-5-2
Head Coach: Michael Dyck
2021/22 Playoffs: Lost 4-2 in 2nd Round vs Kamloops.
Leading Preseason Scorers: Sammy May (1G – 2A – 3PTS), Samuel Honzek (1G – 1A – 2PTS)
The Giants will kick off the 2022/23 WHL Regular Season next weekend with a pair of games. On Friday night, Vancouver hosts the Seattle Thunderbirds at the LEC, and then on Saturday, there will be a rematch of Round 1 of the 2022 WHL Playoffs in Everett.