For tonight’s Giants Classic we head back to January 24, 2019 for a regular season showdown between the Vancouver Giants and the CHL-leading Prince Albert Raiders. At the time the Giants were riding a six-game winning streak while the Prince Albert Raiders led the entire CHL with a record of 40-5-0-2.
Strangely this game took place on a Thursday night, and due to the fact that the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game had taken place one night earlier, no other CHL games were scheduled. Add the fact that the NHL was heading into their all-star break, and the Vancouver Giants and Prince Albert Raiders were quite literally “the only game in town.” These two teams would eventually meet in the 2019 Rogers WHL Championship Series for an epic seven-game series. But before any of that, the first chapter of that rivalry was written at the LEC on a Thursday in January.
For tonight’s telecast, Giants goaltender Trent Miner joins Dan O’Connor for some pre-game reaction. You can catch all of the action tonight starting at 7:00 PM on TFSETV.CA.
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