Ready For The Weekend
The Vancouver Giants continue their busy first month of the season with two more games this weekend. So far Vancouver has played a league high 13 games in the first 27 days of the season. On Friday the Brandon Wheat Kings come to town, followed up by a visit from Everett on Saturday.
Friday is 'Date Night' at the Pacific Coliseum when the Wheat Kings come to town. One lucky fan will win a trip for 2 to Hawaii. In terms of the on ice product, it is the one and only meeting between Vancouver and Brandon this season. The Wheat Kings are in the midst in a 8 game road trip. After starting the season 4-0, they have lost 7 straight games, including a 5-3 loss in Prince George Wednesday night. The Giants have dominated the Wheat Kings over the last 5 years going 5-0-1-0. It will be Brandon's first trip to the Coliseum since November 1, 2008 when they lost 4-3. Game time is 7:30pm.
On Saturday the Everett Silvertips (5-3-1-1) make the trip to Vancouver. After playing their first 8 games of the season on home ice, Saturday will mark just the fourth road game of the year for Everett. They are currently 0-2-0-0 away from home and will first play in Kelowna Friday night before venturing here to Vancouver. Saturday marks the 2nd of 4 meetings this season between the Giants and Silvertips. Everett defeated Vancouver back on September 25th, 5-2. The 'Tips are led by goaltender Kent Simpson, who has started 9 of their 10 games, and leading goal scorer Tyler Maxwell, who is tied for third in the league with 11 goals. Game time is 7:00pm.