Vancouver Giants head coach Jason McKee.

Portland locks out Vancouver Giants

The team from Langley couldn't win against Portland.

There’s only been a few wins, and many more losses for the Langley-based Vancouver Giants  so far this season.

And as they near the end of the year, the G-Men are close to the bottom of the heap – placing 20th out of 22 teams in the Western Hockey League.

As of early this week, they’d lost 41 games, and won 19.

They took on the Winterhawks three times last week, once on home ice and twice in Portland. They lost them all, leaving coach Jason McKee upset.

“It is just unacceptable. There is a lot of evaluation going on right now (and) it is disappointing some guys didn’t compete hard enough to at least keep us in the game,” McKee told Black Press after the first game where they lost 5-1.

On Friday, the team seemed to bring a little more to the game in Portland, Vancouver storming back from behind in the closing minutes of the third period to force overtime. But it wasn’t enough, and the G-Men fell to Winterhawks 5-4.

Saturday’s game, also at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was nowhere near as close. In fact, the Giants were locked out 3-0.

The Giants will be back in action on Friday, March 10, when they’ll head to the Okanagan to face the Kelowna Rockets on Friday, and the Kamloops Blazers on Saturday.

Vancouver’s next home game will be on Tuesday, March 14, when the Victoria Royals visit the Langley Events Centre for Don Cherry Night.

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