Giants celebrate Coliseum's 50th anniversary with win

Vancouver rolls past Tri-City with 6,000 fans on hand including plenty of familiar names of Vancouver's hockey past

On a night where 50 years of Vancouver hockey memories were celebrated, the Vancouver Giants managed to create a few unforgettable memories of their own!

In front of 6000-plus at the Pacific Coliseum, the Vancouver Giants (19-6-2-0) grabbed their fifth straight victory, a 5-2 decision over the visiting Tri-City Americans (14-10-1-0). 

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Dawson Holt and Milos Roman each recorded a goal and an assist for the Giants who also got singles from Brayden Watts, Evan Patrician and Bowen Byram. David Tendeck was solid between the pipes making 24 saves on 26 shots faced. Tri-City countered with second period power play goals from Isaac Johnson and Parker AuCoin. Beck Warm stopped 32 of the 36 shots he faced in the Tri-City goal.

The game celebrated the Coliseum’s 50th anniversary and featured many special guests including:

Early Vancouver Canuck Players – Orland Kurtenbach, Dennis Kearns.

1972 Team Canada Summit Series Standout – Dennis Hull.

1977 New Westminster Bruins Memorial Cup Champions – Stan Smyl, Ernie “Punch” McLean.

1982 Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup Finalists – Richard Brodeur, Darcy Rota, Thomas Gradin, Harold Snepsts.

1994 Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup Finalists – Dave Babych, Gino Odjick, Cliff Ronning.

2007 Vancouver Giants Memorial Cup Champions – Tyson Sexsmith, Craig Cunningham, Kenndal McArdle.

Pacific Coliseum Media Greats – Jim Robson, Tom Larscheid, Greg Douglas and John McKeachie.

The Giants will return to the “Rink on Renfrew” next Saturday for the Chevrolet Teddy Bear Toss game against the Victoria Royals at 7 p.m.

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