Get Ready For The Weekend
The Vancouver Giants are gearing for a big weekend with 3 games in 3 nights vs. 3 division rivals. Having won 6 of their last 8 games, the Giants are a very confident team and have high hopes of a weekend sweep. It all gets started Friday night at the Pacific Coliseum when the B.C. division leaders play host to the Prince George Cougars at 7:30pm. The Cougars currently sit in third place in the division, two points back of Vancouver, but come into the game having lost four of their last 5 games. The Giants have won 4 of the 6 meetings between these two teams including a 5-2 victory back on January 11. The Cougars are in the midst of 11 straight games against the B.C. division. So far they are 2-and-5 during the stretch, but are without team captain and 1st round NHL draft pick Brett Connolly, who is out with a bad knee for 3-to-6 weeks.
On Saturday night the Giants will hit the road to take on Kamloops. The Blazers are 4th in the division, 5 points back of Vancouver. Don Hay's crew is looking for a little redemption vs. the Blazers, who beat them by a combined score of 10-2 in two games right after the Christmas break. Kamloops has won 3 of the 5 meetings against Vancouver this season, but are dealing with such major injury woes. They are without team captain Chase Schaber, Jordan DePape, and Thomas Frazee. Game time is 7:00pm at the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops.
Vancouver will wrap up the weekend back home Sunday night against the Chilliwack Bruins. Game time is 5:00pm. Chilliwack sits in last place in the division, 6 points back of the Giants. Sunday will mark game six of ten meetings between these two teams this season. Vancouver has won 3 of the 5 games to this point. The Bruins come into the game having lost 6 of their last 9 games. Sunday will also be a Giant Alumni Night at the Pacific Coliseum. Former captain and current Dallas Stars defenceman Mark Fistric will be inducted into the Giants 'Ring of Honour'. The first 500 fans on hand will receive a limited edition Mark Fistric bobblehead doll. Just remember, once they are gone, they are gone, so get there early.