Giants Pre-Season Kicks off Tonight!

Aug 31, 2012 - 13:24 GMT

The past week of training camp has been a war for many prospective Giants, as they were put through the ringer by Don Hay, Glen Hanlon, Yogi Svejkovsky and Goaltending Coach Paul Fricker. Finally today, they can stop beating up on each other and take out their angst against the opposition.

The Kelowna Rockets are visiting the Ladner Leisure Centre for the first pre-season game for both sides, beginning at 7pm. Tickets are only available at the door for $10 each, and $8 for Seniors and Children Under 12. It is cash only please.

Meanwhile, yesterday the Giants released 2 more players: 19-year-old forward Matt Grant and 17-year-old forward Wyatt Johnson. That brings the total number of players remaining down to 33 (18 forwards, 10 defensemen, 5 goaltenders). Here are the 20 that will suit up tonight for Vancouver:

                                                           
FORWARDS        
18    Ast, Anthony (95)   
19    Burns, Nathan (93)  
10    Cooke, Scott (94)  
39    Foster, Thomas (96)  
12    Franson, Cain (93)  
15    Kieser, Riley (93)  
22    Kilnar, Ales (93)  
15    Nielsen, Brodyn (94)  
16    Popoff, Carter (95)  
9      Sward, Dalton (94)  
24    Vetterl, Austin (94)  
26    Vickerman, Taylor (96)  
    
DEFENCE        
43    Kohlhauser, Jake (96)   
32    McNaughton, Kiefer (93)  
8      Morrison, Tyler (95)   
28    Niebrandt, John (92)  
4      Orban, Blake (94)  
29    Zalitach, Reid (96)  

GOALTENDERS            
1      Lee, Payton (96)   
33    Liston, Liam (93)  

Here are the 20 players the Kelowna Rockets are countering with tonight:

                                                            
FORWARDS    
24    Baillie, Tyson (95)  
14    Chartier, Rourke (96)
28    Ferguson, Austin (95)  
20    Glover, Austin (96)
12    Goulbourne, Tyrell (94)  
19    Kirkland, Justin (96)   
26    Linaker, Cole (95)
23    Moar, Tanner (94)  
21    Nyberg, Henrik (94)
27    Olsen, Ryan (94)   
11    Rigby, Carter (94)  
10    Vasko, Filip (93)  
    
DEFENCE    
4     Bowey, Madison (95)   
6     Coyle, Stewart (95)
22   Johnston, MacKenzie (93)   
2     Lees, Jesse (95)  
8     Martin, Colten (94)  
3     Stadel, Riley (96)
    
GOALIES    
31    Barnes, Cam (94)
30    Cooke, Jordon (93)