The Vancouver Giants will wear a special jersey honouring the late Gordie Howe at the team's WHL season opener at the Langley Events Centre on Sept. 23.

Giants set to honour Mr. Hockey

Fans at Langley Events Centre will see team wear special Gordie Howe jerseys on Sept. 23

Mr. Hockey will be honoured at the Vancouver Giants regular season opener at the Langley Events Centre.

The Giants — set to play their first season at the LEC — will wear special uniforms to pay tribute to Gordie Howe in the game against the Everett Silvertips on Sept. 23.

Howe passed away in June at age 88.

The teams will also play with a special No. 9 game puck and the Howe family will be on hand for a pre-game ceremony. Every fan in attendance will also receive a commemorative pin.

Howe was one of the original owners of the Giants when the franchise joined the Western Hockey League in 2001.

“Gordie was a big part of the franchise from the start,” said Vancouver majority owner Ron Toigo.

“Along with Pat (Quinn), he gave us instant credibility in the hockey world.

“He was like family to us (and) we will never forget what he meant to the Giants, and to be sure no one ever does, we will honour him as we did Pat by retiring number 9 on opening night with the Howe family.”

Quinn, who passed away in 2014 will be honoured on White Spot Legends Night on Nov. 10. The Giants have already retired his number three.

He is being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November.

The Giants are owned by the Toigo family, the Howe family, the Quinn family, and Michael Buble.

The Giants also released their special events calendar for the season.

Sept. 27 — Las Vegas Giveaway Night

Sept. 30 — Country Night

Oct. 5Thanksgiving Turkey Toss presented by BC Turkey Farmers

Nov. 10 — White Spot Legends Night

Dec. 16Hyundai Teddy Bear Toss

Jan. 20 — Outdoorsman Night

Feb. 13 — Family Day Festival

March 1Fill the Rink in support of Basics for Babies

March 18Fan Appreciation Night

 

Just Posted

Surrey Central SkyTrain Station upgrades completed

It’s the seventh station along Expo Line to see upgrades completed. Construction began in March 2017

Semiahmoo Trail students surpass Coldest Night fundraising goal

Rocco Forte and his team are third-year participants in Saturday’s Coldest Night of the Year walk

North Delta Huskies are ready for the post-season

Despite injuries plaguing them all season, team says the adversity has helped them become stronger

Class resumes at North Delta elementary school after cop, woman stabbed

A Delta man has been charged after allegedly stabbing his wife and an off-duty DPD officer on Feb. 20

Measles case confirmed within Fraser Health region

One case within Fraser Health is related to the outbreak in three Vancouver schools.

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

VIDEO: Giants earn 40th victory in a 4-0 triumph over Victoria

G-Men move within a point of clinching the B.C. division banner at Friday’s at-home game in Langley

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Man sentenced to 7 years for smuggling drugs and shooting at border guards in Sumas

Nathan Hall was arrested in Abbotsford in 2013 after day-long manhunt

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Most Read