For The Record- Re-branding in Langley and changes in the TV category for the Vancouver Giants

Caden Fanshaw / May 17, 2019

Davis Koch from Delta, BC celebrates after scoring in Game 5 of the WHL Finals at the Langley Events Centre on May 10, 2019 (Vancouver Giants/ Rick Fedyck)

The Vancouver Giants are coming off arguably their most successful season at the Langley Events Centre since moving their from the Pacific Coliseum after the 2015-16 season.

Giants Senior Vice President Dale Saip says he’s thrilled with their tenure thus far in Langley.

“Our building is very desirable and it’s a perfect venue in comparison to everybody in the WHL. It’s the right type of building for the market today and the things that we’re doing, and we’re very happy to be here.”

Dale SaipGiants Senior Vice President

The Giants had the most successful season statistically since the team that won the 2007 Memorial Cup on home ice. With headline players like highly touted prospect Bowen Byram, there’s more reasons than just the team’s success to come take in a game.

Potential changes coming in the TV sector of the WHL

This season’s WHL Finals series that featured the Prince Albert Raiders and Vancouver Giants that wasn’t aired on TV. Leaving fans with a sour end to the season.

“I think right now, and justifiably so, I think we should’ve been, someone should’ve picked that up because it’s pretty good content.”

Dale SaipGiants Senior Vice President

Saip wouldn’t expand on the possibility of Giants games being televised in the near future, he did say the WHL has some ideas down the road to make changes on a league wide basis.

For the full interview with Giants Vice President Dale Saip listen below.