Our WHL hockey club didn’t climb its way to the top of the BC Division this year — the Vancouver Giants pretty much dominated the 2008-2009 season with 57 wins and only 12 losses (2 in overtime). In fact, they clinched their playoff spot faster than any other WHL team in history.
Last Friday (during Towel Power night) the Giants entered round one of the playoffs versus the Prince George Cougars, stomping them down 8-2 and then again 9-1 on Saturday night (where there was also a tribute to Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe). It’s exciting to see a local club with such heart, passion, grit, and skill — and its even more exciting to watch it pay off.
John and I went to about a dozen games during the 07-08 season and it’s a shame we haven’t been to any this year but perhaps we’ll try to nab some playoff tickets.
A Giants game is always a fantastic way to spend a night out with friends or family and with round one playoff tickets starting at $14.50 it’s definitely affordable as well. Playoff packages start at $256/seat and if the Giants don’t last 16 games you can either get a refund or use the remainder towards tickets in the 2009-2010 season.
I’m also a fan of the White Spot Family Night pack with which you get 4 tickets to any Friday, Saturday or Sunday game, 2 Legendary Burger Platters, 2 Pirate Paks, 1 game-night parking pass and a $10 gas coupon from Chevron all for $89. During the playoffs these Family Night packs are good for any game, any night of the week and the pricing is the same for round one action.
The Giants head up to Prince George March 24th and 25th and should there be a need for a 5th game in the series, they’ll be back at the Pacific Coliseum March 27th. This year’s Memorial Cup, which includes the winners of the QMJHL, OHL and WHL leagues along with the host city, will take place in Rimouski this May.