The Vancouver Giants have signed their top two draft picks from the Western Hockey League bantam draft.
The Giants signed forward Justin Sourdif and defenceman Tanner Brown to Western Hockey League standard player agreements.
“I’m pretty excited,” said Sourdif of signing with the Giants.
“I was happy to finally have that piece of paper in front of me and to share the moment of signing the contract with my mom and dad. I’m looking forward to the future with the Giants.”
“I’m extremely excited,” said Brown. “It’s awesome to sign with the Giants. They’re a great organization that I look forward to helping in the future, and I know they can help me in my development too.”
Both players are eligible to suit up in five games for the Giants in 2017/18 before their respective midget seasons end.
“Justin is an all-around player who is strong physically and has terrific offensive awareness,” said Giants general manager Glen Hanlon.
“(And) Tanner can play the game any way you want. He has bite to his game, he plays heavy, and he has good offensive instincts from the back end.”
Both players have also made the cut for Team BC’s U16 Provincial Cup, which runs July 11 to 16 in Shawnigan Lake.
Joining them at the 60-person camp will be seven Langley teens.
Honoured to have signed with the @BladesHockey, I would like to thanks my coaches and parents that have helped me get to this point.
— Aidan Dela (@aidandela22) May 18, 2017
Joining him in Shawnigan Lake will be defencemen Dylan Anderson, Braydon Clark and Brody Gagno and forwards Landon Walter, Brandon Santa Juana and Keeton Oakley.