Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck is in his second Western Hockey League season with the team. The Giants are back in action this weekend with games against Tri-City Americans tonight (Friday) and tomorrow at the Langley Events Centre.Gary Ahuja Langley Times

Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck is in his second Western Hockey League season with the team. The Giants are back in action this weekend with games against Tri-City Americans tonight (Friday) and tomorrow at the Langley Events Centre. Gary Ahuja Langley Times

Dropping the gloves with David Tendeck

Learn about Vancouver Giants’ goaltender David Tendeck

Vancouver Giants goaltender David Tendeck is in his second season with the Vancouver Giants.

Tendeck is six-foot-two and 165 pounds and posted a 4.78 goals against average and .856 save percentage in 22 games last season. In three games this season, he is 1-1 with a 4.78 GAA and .856 save percentage.

He was a sixth round pick of the Giants in the 2014 Western Hockey League bantam draft.

The soon-to-be 18-year-old — he celebrates his birthday near the end of November — from North Vancouver spent a few minutes chatting with Times sports reporter Gary Ahuja about both hockey and his interests off the ice.

Favourite movie: Man of Steel.

Last concert you attended: Never been to a concert.

Pre-game ritual: Nothing stands out. But I have to have pasta as part of my pre-game meal

Pump-up song: Red Flag by Billy Talent.

Favourite meal: Steak and mashed potatoes.

Favourite TV show: The Walking Dead.

Tim Hortons or Starbucks: Tim Hortons.

Smoothie of choice: Strawberry banana.

TV show you recently binge watched: Not a TV guy.

The celebrity that always makes you laugh: Will Ferrell.

The app you spend too much time on: Snapchat.

At the all-you-can-eat buffet, you go straight for the: Meat.

Favourite NHL team: Los Angeles Kings.

Who do you pattern your game after: (San Jose Sharks goaltender) Martin Jones.

If you didn’t play hockey, what sport would you play: Baseball.

If you couldn’t play pro hockey, what would you do occupation-wise: Chiropractor.

Nickname: Tendy.

Biggest name from your hometown/hockey association: (North Shore Winter Club’s) Martin Jones.

The coolest person you have ever met: Nick Helm.

Athlete you admire the most: Sidney Crosby.

One thing people don’t know about you: If I had to drink one thing, it would be carrot juice.

If you could be a superhero, you would be: Superman.


sports@langleytimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Vancouver GiantsWHL

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue brought a man to safety, and awaiting paramedics, after a 20-foot fall down an embankment on Jan. 23, 2020, on Harrison West Forest Service Road. (Kent Harrison Search and Rescue photo)
Rescue crew lifts man up 20-foot embankment near Harrison Lake

Kent Harrison Search and Rescue says this is the fifth call already this year

Police tape is shown in Toronto Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Graeme Roy/The Canadian Press)
CRIME STOPPERS: ‘Most wanted’ for the week of Jan. 24

Crime Stoppers’ weekly list based on information provided by police investigators

A mallard duck swims through Salish Pond in Chilliwack on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
WEATHER: Snow, rain in forecast for Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley has been treated to more than a week of mostly sunny weather, but it’s about to end

sd
VIDEO: Mission drag racer scores 1st career win, sets world record, makes history in 2020

Justin Bond, founder and owner of JBS Equipment, hits milestones in break-out year

A video posted to social media by Chilliwack resident Rob Iezzi shows a teenager getting kicked in the face after being approached by three suspects on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (YouTube/Rob i)
VIDEO: Security cameras capture ‘just one more assault’ near Chilliwack secondary

Third high-school related assault Rob Iezzi’s cameras have captured since beginning of 2021

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sits in on a COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health. (Birinder Narang/Twitter)
PHOTOS: Bernie Sanders visits B.C. landmarks through the magic of photo editing

Residents jump on viral trend of photoshopping U.S. senator into images

A woman injects herself with crack cocaine at a supervised consumption site Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Drug users at greater risk of dying as services scale back in second wave of COVID-19

It pins the blame largely on a lack of supports, a corrupted drug supply

Wet’suwet’en supporters and Coastal GasLink opponents continue to protest outside the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, February 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
‘We’re still in it’: Wet’suwet’en push forward on rights recognition

The 670-km Coastal GasLink pipeline was approved by B.C. and 20 elected First Nations councils on its path

Jennifer Cochrane, a Public Health Nurse with Prairie Mountain Health in Virden, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Robert Farquhar with Westman Regional Laboratory, during the first day of immunizations at the Brandon COVID-19 vaccination supersite in Brandon, Man., on Monday, January 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tim Smith - POOL
Top doctor urges Canadians to keep up with COVID measures, even as vaccines roll out

More than 776,606 vaccines have been administered so far

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

Dr. Jerome Leis and Dr. Lynfa Stroud are pictured at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Thursday, January 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
‘It wasn’t called COVID at the time:’ One year since Canada’s first COVID-19 case

The 56-year-old man was admitted to Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

An Uber driver’s vehicle is seen after the company launched service, in Vancouver, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Several taxi companies have lost a court bid to run Uber and Lyft off the road in British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Taxi companies lose court bid to quash Uber, Lyft approvals in British Columbia

Uber said in a statement that the ruling of the justice is clear and speaks for itself

Most Read