Vancouver Giants 2012-2013 Home Opener

Comments 82 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Season 12 of “Hockey with Heart” starts this month with the Vancouver Giants and single game tickets for all 36 home games are now on sale — starting at just $19.

Our team will return to the ice at the Pacific Coliseum to play against the visiting Victoria Royals on September 21, 2012. For the home opener, the first 5,000 fans through the gates will receive a magnetic schedule and the team will be wearing retro jerseys in honor of the 1945/1946 Canucks team being inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Giants games are always a good time for the whole family and this season they will have special promotions and events happening for almost half of their home games.

vancouver giants logoOver the course of the season, the Giants will pay tribute to three hockey legends, starting with Captain Canuck himself, Trevor Linden, on Saturday, December 1st. Some of his most storied moments have come right at the Pacific Coliseum, and on this night the fans will get to show their appreciation.

Then, on Friday, Feburary 1st, Burnaby Joe will be at the Coliseum. Despite spending his career with the rival Colorado Avalanche, Joe Sakic is one of the biggest names in hockey to come out of Greater Vancouver. This is a chance for fans in the region to call him their own for the first time and cheer for him.

Finally, on Friday, March 1st, Mr. Hockey himself will be in the building for his annual visit. But this year will be a little more special, as Gordie Howe celebrates his 85th birthday in 2013. On this night, the Giants will pay homage to his storied career and contribution to their franchise.

The 12th season of “Hockey With Heart” will also include a long list of annual favourites like the Teddy Bear Toss (Fri Dec 14), Celebrity Dash for Cash (Fri Jan 18) and Honda Fan Appreciation Night (Fri Mar 15) to wrap up the season.

Season tickets are still available along with Mini-Packs, 6-ticket Flex Packs, and group tickets. Vancouver will also host the Subway Canada/Russie Super Series (tickets will be on sale at a later date). All Giants games can also be heard on TEAM Radio (1040AM/1410AM) this season.

If you would like to attend the home opener against Victoria on September 21st I have a 4-pack of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming a Vancouver Giants player (past or present) (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win 4 tix to the @WHLGiants home opener from @Miss604 #HockeyWithHeart

Your Giants tickets from the home opener will also get you free admission to Playland the next day (Saturday, September 22, 2012) after 3:00pm.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 12:00pm. Follow the Vancouver Giants on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the season.

Update The winner is @timmywong11!

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  1. Leanne MSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT


  2. Leanne MSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 2:49pm PDT

  3. EricaSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 2:59pm PDT

    Wes vannieuwenhuizen!

  4. JanSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 3:45pm PDT

    Evander Kane

  5. SylviaSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 4:09pm PDT

    Matt Bellerive

  6. RobynSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 4:26pm PDT

    Dalton Sward

  7. AnnieSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 4:27pm PDT

    Wes Vannieuwenhuizen !!! 🙂

  8. GraemeSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 4:27pm PDT

    Marek Tvrdon, all the way from Slovakia!

  9. JamesSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 4:28pm PDT

    Thomas Foster

  10. TracySunday, September 9th, 2012 — 9:00pm PDT

    Carter Popoff

  11. BonnieSunday, September 9th, 2012 — 9:50pm PDT

    Lance Bouma was a great Vancouver Giant.

  12. Andy C.Sunday, September 9th, 2012 — 10:02pm PDT

    Dalton Sward

  13. KellySunday, September 9th, 2012 — 11:52pm PDT

    James Wright

  14. DanaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 2:53am PDT

    Wes Vannieuwenhuizen!

  15. AlexMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 8:35am PDT

    #32, Kiefer McNaughton

  16. DavidMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 9:30am PDT

    Evander Kane!

  17. Jason HMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 9:49am PDT

    Evander Kane.

  18. faronMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 9:54am PDT

    gilbert brule

  19. ShelleyMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 9:56am PDT

    Brendan Gallagher

  20. GregMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 10:01am PDT

    Gilbert Brule

  21. HarjitMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 10:08am PDT

    Evander Kane

  22. ChelleMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 10:08am PDT

    Kiefer McNaughton

  23. MikeMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 10:13am PDT

    Wes Vannieuwenhuizen

  24. Robyn SmithMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 10:14am PDT

    Payton Lee

  25. TanyaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 10:23am PDT

    Evander Kane

  26. MeghanMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 10:23am PDT

    Jordan Martinook!

  27. Stephanie SMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 10:48am PDT

    Wes Vannieuwenhuizen!

  28. Jessica TMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:12am PDT

    Dalton Sward

  29. Ray MaddlyMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:16am PDT

    Evander Kane.

  30. taniaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:16am PDT

    Taylor Makin

  31. rinoMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:18am PDT

    Dalton Sward

  32. puckheadMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:25am PDT

    Gilbert Brule

  33. Aaron B.Monday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:32am PDT

    Evander Kane

  34. Michelle W.Monday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:37am PDT

    Wes Vannieuwenhuizen!

  35. Mel CliftonMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:48am PDT

    Milan Lucic

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    Evander kane

  37. AmandaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:05pm PDT

    Wes Vannieuwenhuizen!

  38. Timmy WongMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:26pm PDT

    Evander Kane!

  39. Roberta NeilsonMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:28pm PDT

    Payton Lee of Cranbrook 🙂

  40. Michelle WhalenMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:31pm PDT

    Wes Vannieuwenhuizen 😀 (what a name!)

  41. maryMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 12:40pm PDT

    Wes Vannieuwenhuizen

  42. SheilaMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 1:31pm PDT

    Wes Vannieuwenhuizen

  43. BreanneMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 2:31pm PDT

    Evander Kane!

  44. DavidMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 2:31pm PDT

    Adam Morrison

  45. Marcy Siple OakleyMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 4:34pm PDT

    Milan Lucic

  46. GaryMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:22pm PDT


  47. CyndiMonday, September 10th, 2012 — 11:23pm PDT

    Evander Kane

  48. LeeTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 8:27am PDT

    Fave alumni are Milan Lucic & Evander Kane – thanks for the contest!

  49. JulieTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 10:42am PDT

    Gilbert Brule – who won WHL Rookie of the Year in 2004!

  50. MaryanneTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 1:55pm PDT

    Evander Kane

  51. DennisTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 2:35pm PDT

    Always like Evander Kane

  52. JenniferTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 6:24pm PDT

    Gilbert Brule

  53. BriannaTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 6:26pm PDT

    Mark fistric

  54. EileenTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 9:32pm PDT

    Evander Kane

  55. KatieTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 10:05pm PDT

    Matt Bellerive

  56. Jennifer NelsonTuesday, September 11th, 2012 — 11:11pm PDT

    Brenden Gallagher!

  57. LynWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 4:21pm PDT

    Evander Kane – a Giant

  58. AdamWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 4:23pm PDT

    My choice is Gilbert Brule

  59. MIKEWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 4:23pm PDT

    Milan Lucic

  60. KatelynnWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 7:15pm PDT

    Milan lucic

  61. Nicole JWednesday, September 12th, 2012 — 9:44pm PDT

    Anthony Ast

  62. StotesThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 9:53am PDT

    Evander Kane

  63. ValThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 3:11pm PDT

    Milan Lucic

  64. DBThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 4:13pm PDT

    Milan Lucic

  65. Christina PThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 9:30pm PDT

    Evander Kane!

  66. Stewart RogersThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 9:52pm PDT

    Brendan Gallagher

  67. Stephanie NThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 10:21pm PDT

    Brett Kulak

  68. Carmen CThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 10:26pm PDT

    Cain Franson

  69. MaureenThursday, September 13th, 2012 — 11:23pm PDT

    Local Vancouverite Milan Lucic

  70. HeidiFriday, September 14th, 2012 — 1:03am PDT

    Evander Kane

  71. PhoenixSaturday, September 15th, 2012 — 2:10am PDT

    Evander Kane

  72. KinseySunday, September 16th, 2012 — 9:38am PDT

    Sexsmith!! (greatest goalie mask ever)

  73. JohnSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 9:49am PDT

    Gilbert Brule

  74. shannonSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 10:15am PDT

    Wes Vannieuwenhuizen. Best name on the back of a jersey

  75. YvonneSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 10:29am PDT

    Milan Lucic

  76. shaneSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    Milan Lucic

  77. Michael P.Sunday, September 16th, 2012 — 5:45pm PDT

    Brendan Gallagher!

  78. StephenSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 5:56pm PDT

    Cody Franson

  79. KevinSunday, September 16th, 2012 — 8:33pm PDT

    Milan Lucic.

  80. Vivian G.Sunday, September 16th, 2012 — 11:59pm PDT

    Evander Kane

  81. valerieMonday, September 17th, 2012 — 12:04pm PDT

    Ales Kilnar

  82. BartosWednesday, September 19th, 2012 — 10:22am PDT

    Gilbert Brule

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