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PREVIEW: GIANTS HEAD TO KELOWNA LOOKING FOR A “W”

Rob Wilton

The Giants look to claim their first win of the preseason tonight in Kelowna against the Rockets. The Giants are 0-1-1 in the preseason following a pair of losses last weekend to Prince George and Victoria. The Rockets are 2-0-1 this preseason after splitting a pair against Kamloops and defeating Victoria.

  • NHL Prospects Zack Ostapchuk (Ottawa Senators) and Jesper Vikman (Vegas Golden Knights) are currently away from the team at NHL Training Camps.
  • Forward Ty Halaburda will dress for the Giants tonight for the first time this preseason. Halaburda did not play after sustaining an upper-body injury last season on March 4.

KELOWNA ROCKETS

OVERVIEW

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: Andrew Cristall (4G – 1A – 5PTS), Jake Poole (3G – 1A – 4PTS)

VANCOUVER GIANTS

OVERVIEW

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 – 1A – 2PTS), Mazden Leslie (1G – 0A – 1PT)

The Giants will conclude their preseason with a rematch against the Rockets tomorrow night at Cam Neely Arena in Maple Ridge. Tickets will be available at the door.



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