Audio & Podcasts
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Check here on a regular basis for Giants features and interviews throughout the season. You can also download free Giants Podcasts on iTunes by clicking HERE.
|Jan 9, 2014||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Scott Bonner joins Brendan to talk about the looming deadline, and Ty Ronning talks about his U17 experience
|Jan 2, 2014||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Don Hay joins Brendan to talk about the team’s first three games right after the Christmas break|
|Dec 19, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Scott Bonner joins Brendan to recap the first half of the season, and Trent Lofthouse talks about his Teddy Bear Toss goal|
|Dec 12, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “It makes Christmas time a bit sweeter when you can score goals and play hockey.”|
|Dec 5, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “If you put in the effort, great things do happen.”|
|Nov 28, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “From when I’ve been here, it’s been a really good hockey team. I don’t see us getting any worse.”|
|Nov 21, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “We’re friends off the ice, but on the ice, we want to push each other and make each other better”
|Nov 14, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “Leaving home has been different; having to billet with another family has been really different”|
|Nov 7, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “I thought he had some life, some jump in his skates”|
|Oct 30, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “To be getting the wins finally is definitely a confidence booster for us”|
|Oct 24, 2013||INTERVIEW: Dalton Thrower joined Jeff Paterson on Team1040 to talk about the game against the Hitmen, his role with the team, and what the Giants need to do to win. Audio courtesy of Team Radio
|Oct 23, 2013||INTERVIEW: Brook Ward is joined by Cliff Ronning to talk about Ty Ronning and this year’s Giants! Audio courtesy of Team Radio
|Oct 24, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “The puck just popped over on the blue line, so it was kind of a gift ”|
|Oct 17, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “(I scored) my first goal as a Giant and it felt pretty special to be a part of the organization and contribute to the team”|
|Oct 10, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “He likes Western movies and I just agree with him because he’s older”|
|Oct 3, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: “We’re very lucky to have the road trip right now. It’s going to bring us closer together as a team. Every good team has good chemistry. We’re going to take this and have fun with it.”|
|Oct 2, 2013||INTERVIEW: The Giants’ newest captain, Dalton Thrower, joined Jeff Paterson on Team 1040 to talk about the new captaincy and the team’s 6-game prairie road trip. Audio courtesy of Team Radio
|Sep 26, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: In the first installment of the 2013/14 Giants This Week, Brendan Batchelor is joined by head coach Don Hay to talk about how the team is shaping up. Forward Carter Popoff talks about his play so far in the first three games.|
|Sep 12, 2013||INTERVIEW: Cain Franson talks about his experience at the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton with the Vancouver Canucks and what the experience has done for him.|
|Sep 12, 2013||INTERVIEW: Brendan Batchelor was joined by General Manager Scott Bonner to talk about the pre-season so far and players who are at NHL Camps.|
|Sep 3, 2013||INTERVIEW: Brook Ward caught up with Coach Don Hay to talk about the first two pre-season games of the year.
|Aug 22, 2013||INTERVIEW: Coach Don Hay joins Brendan Batchelor to give us an update after Day 1 of Training Camp.
|May 28, 2013||INTERVIEW: Dalton Thrower talks to Sekeres and Price on the Team 1040 about his Memorial Cup experience and what it means for the Giants to have his rights.
|May 28, 2013||INTERVIEW: Dalton Thrower, the newest member of the Giants, joins Brook Ward to talk about his game and what Giants’ fans can expect from him. Take a listen and learn more about Dalton!
|May 3, 2013||INTERVIEW: Scott Bonner and Ron Toigo join Dan Russell to talk about Tyler Benson and the Giants’ draft picks in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. Tyler Benson also joins Dan Russell to talk about Benson being drafted by the Giants. Audio courtesy of CKNW.
|May 3, 2013||INTERVIEW: Our first overall pick, Tyler Benson, joined Moj on Team 1040 to talk about being drafted first overall by the Giants and his accomplishments in the AMBHL this past season. Audio courtesy of Team Radio.
|Mar 19, 2013||SEASON WRAP UP: Brook Ward is joined by Giants’ Majority Owner Ron Toigo who talks about the 2012/13 season and the plans for the team’s future. Executive VP and General Manager Scott Bonner also joins Brook to talk about the upcoming WHL Bantam Draft and Draft Lottery.|
|Mar 13, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: This season’s final installment of the podcast features a trip down memory lane for the 20 year-olds who will be playing their final games in the Western Hockey League. Host Brook Ward is joined by overagers Wes Vannieuwenhuizen, Brendan Rouse and Jason Trott as they talk about their time in the WHL.
|Mar 6, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Host Brook Ward is joined by Giants’ Assistant Coach Glen Hanlon to talk about the young team’s recent success. Riley Kieser talks about being the veteran on the young team and how his game has progressed this year. Giants’ Captain and over-ager Wes Vannieuwenhuizen is featured in this week’s installment of “Back Checking.”|
|Mar 1, 2013||HOT STOVE: Brook Ward hosted a Hot Stove with NHL Legends Marcel Dionne, Orland Kurtenbach, Johnny Bower, Jim Robson, Bobby Hull, Dennis Hull and Pat Quinn on Gordie Howe Night. Segment 1 of the Hot Stove featuring Dionne, Kurtenbach Bower and Robson starts at the beginning and goes until the 35 minute mark. Segment 2 featuring the Hull Brothers, Pat Quinn and Jim Robson begins at the 45 minute mark. A re-cap of the night can be found HERE.|
|Feb 27, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Host Brook Ward catches up with NHL Legends Bobby Hull, Dennis Hull, Johnny Bower, Charlie Hodge, and Orland Kurtenbach. They talk about what it was like to play against Gordie Howe, the impact Mr. Hockey has had on the game of hockey, and his unparalleled love for the game.|
|Feb 20, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Brook Ward talks to Giants’ head coach, Don Hay about the team’s progress. He is also joined by Giants’ goalie coach Paul Fricker who talks about the unique goalie situation the team has faced this season. Also, get to know Calgary Flames’ prospect Brett Kulak in this week’s installment of “Back Checking”|
|Feb 14, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Brook Ward is joined by Giants Alumnus, Brendan Gallagher who is now a part of the Montreal Canadiens. Scott Bonner talks about Gallagher’s success and the success of other Giant alumni. Jared Rathjen is featured in this week’s “Back Checking”|
|Feb 11, 2013||INTERVIEW: NHL Central Scouting’s BJ MacDonald joined Brook Ward to talk about this year’s National Hockey League Draft Class|
|Feb 8, 2013||INTERVIEW: Brook Ward is joined by Giants’ Skills Coach Yogi Svejkovsky to talk about the compete level of the team and where the Giants have improved as the season has progressed.|
|Feb 6, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Host Brook Ward talks to Assistant Coach Glen Hanlon on how the lack of wins affects the players differently than the coaches and 16 year old Luca Leone talks about the thrill of playing in the Dub. This week’s “Back Checking” features Richmond native Anthony Ast.|
|Jan 31, 2013||INTERVIEW: Joe Sakic joined Dan Russell on Sportstalk to talk about his career. Burnaby Joe will be honoured at the game on Friday February 1 when the Giants take on the Kelowna Rockets on Joe Sakic Hall of Fame Night.
|Jan 31, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Host Brook Ward previews Friday night’s game against the Kelowna Rocket and talks to Joe Sakic who will be honoured at the game for Joe Sakic Hall of Fame Night. Burnaby Joe talks about his memories playing at the Coliseum and his favourite hockey moments.|
|Jan 24, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Brook Ward talks to Assistant Coach, Glen Hanlon, about the development of the team and previews the upcoming back-to-back games against Victoria. One of the newest 20 year-olds, Jason Trott, talks about what the team needs to do to win and his experience as a Giant. This week’s “Back Checking” features Carter Popoff.|
|Jan 19, 2013||INTERVIEW: Giants’ newcomer Luca Leone talks about what it has been like to be a part of the Giants, and what the team needs to do to win games.|
|Jan 18, 2013||INTERVIEW: Brook Ward talks to the Coquitlam Express’ play-by-play man, Eddie Gregory, who will be making his Giants play-by-play debut when the team is in Kelowna on January 19.
|Jan 18, 2013||INTERVIEW: Giants’ Education Advisor, Steve Fera, talks about how important it is for the players to get their schooling and how the young players manage to balance school and a busy hockey schedule.|
|Jan 17, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Host Brook Ward talks to Skills Coach Yogi Svejkovsky about the young Vancouver Giants team and their development. Brook is also joined by Giants’ defenceman, Tyler Morrison. And this week’s episode of “Back Checking” features Payton Lee.|
|Jan 16, 2013||INTERVIEW: Brook Ward interviews psychologist Saul Miller about what it takes to be successful.|
|Jan 16, 2013||INTERVIEW: Brook Ward chats with Giants’ VP of Business Development, Dale Saip, about Joe Sakic night on February 1st and other upcoming Special Event nights to look forward to.
|Jan 10, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Join Brook Ward as he recaps the Alberta road trip. Brook is joined by GM Scott Bonner to talk about the trades and player acquisitions that have happened this Trade Deadline. Also, Brook speaks with Vancouver’s former Head Equipment Manager, Chad Scharff about his move to the NHL.|
|Jan 9, 2013||INTERVIEW: One of our own has made the NHL! Giants’ former Head Equipment Manager, Chad Scharff, has joined the Edmonton Oilers. Scharff was part of Vancouver’s original Bantam Draft class in 2001, he was also a part of the 2006 WHL Championship team and has had the role of Scout and Assistant Coach with the Giants. He joins Brook Ward to talk about his time with the Giants and what he’ll be up to with the Oilers.|
|Jan 8, 2013||INTERVIEW: Medicine Hat’s Head Coach and GM, Shaun Clouston, talks about his team’s recent road trip and the upcoming trade deadline.|
|Jan 5, 2013||INTERVIEW: Jason Ripplinger, Vancouver’s Director of Player Personnel, talks to Bill Wilms about the upcoming draft class.|
|Jan 4, 2013||INTERVIEW: Giants’ General Manager, Scott Bonner, joins Morley Scott to talk about Vancouver’s recent trades.|
|Jan 3, 2013||GIANTS THIS WEEK: The first “Giants This Week” of the new year has host Brook Ward previewing the upcoming Alberta road trip. He also talks to Blake Orban and Carter Popoff about the team’s recent offensive push and playoff possibilities. And to wrap things up, get to know Dalton Sward who is the guest on this week’s “Back Checking”|
|Dec 27, 2012||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Brook Ward is joined by Riley Kieser and Tanner Moar to preview the second half of the season, and this week’s “Back Checking” features Trevor Cheek.|
|Dec 17, 2012||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Join Brook Ward for a very special Christmas edition of ‘Giants This Week’!
|Dec 14, 2012||INTERVIEW: Vancouver Giants Co-Owner Michael Buble joined Brook Ward during the second intermission of our broadcast on Teddy Bear Toss Night|
|Dec 12, 2012||GIANTS THIS WEEK: After a week-in-review, you’ll hear from recent trade acquisitions Mason Geertsen and Travis McEvoy. Then a fun new feature – “Back Checking” with Scott Cooke!|
|Dec 6, 2012||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Episode 2 of “Giants This Week, with Brook Ward” looks back at the previous week of action and features interviews with Jackson Houck, Carter Popoff and Liam Liston. Brook then looks ahead to the upcoming 3-in-3 weekend.|
|Nov 29, 2012||GIANTS THIS WEEK: Host Brook Ward takes a look back at the week of Nov 19, and chats with Assistant Coach Glen Hanlon, goaltender Payton Lee, and veteran forward Dalton Sward. Brook then previews the week ahead as the Giants prepare for a busy start to the month of December.|
|Nov 8, 2012||INTERVIEW: In his first return home to Kennewick, Washington since making the WHL with the Vancouver Giants, the parents of 16 year-old Taylor Vickerman visited the broadcast booth in the 2nd intermission of Sunday’s game in Tri-City, talking about the season, Taylor’s journey to the WHL, as well as their personal charity.|
|Nov 3, 2012||INTERVIEW: Hear from the new, but familiar goaltender for the Vancouver Giants, 16 year-old Payton Lee, who’s been called up to the big club for the rest of the season.|
|Nov 3, 2012||INTERVIEW: Hear from the latest addition to the Vancouver Giants, 18 year-old forward Travis McEvoy, who came over from Saskatoon in the Nathan Burns trade on Friday, November 2nd.|
|Nov 3, 2012||INTERVIEW: Hear from new Vancouver Giants defenseman Mason Geertsen before his 2nd game with his new team.|
|Oct 23, 2012||INTERVIEW: During a recent home game vs Seattle, Brook Ward had a chance to catch up with goaltending coach Paul Fricker, discussing the season to date and the 2 netminders, Liam Liston and Tyler Fuhr.|
|Oct 22, 2012||INTERVIEW: 2nd period intermission interview from Oct 20 with the Phoenix Coyotes Director of Scouting Rick Knickle, discussing Coyotes’ prospects Jordan Martinook and Kale Kessy, as well as as the mystery behind Gilbert Brule’s NHL career.|