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.
Over 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)
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.
Update The winner is @timmywong11!