LANGLEY, BC - SEPTEMBER 23: Vancouver Giants raise a banner celebrating Gordie Howe and retiring his number 9 jersey prior to their WHL game Everett Silvertips at Langley Event Centre on September 23, 2016 in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.
Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Giants are proud to announce that the hockey club has signed 2002-born forward Justin Sourdif to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement. The Giants selected Sourdif with the third overall pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft.
“It’s a privilege for our organization to sign a local product like Justin,” said Glen Hanlon, General Manager. “He will have the chance to continue his hockey career in the Lower Mainland, and his family will be able to watch him for years to come wearing a Giants sweater. Justin is an all-around player who is strong physically and has terrific offensive awareness.”
Sourdif, a Surrey product, played for the Delta Hockey Academy’s Bantam Prep team during the 2016/17 season. The 5’10”, 158lb forward amassed 32 goals and 34 assists in 29 regular season games and helped Delta to the CSSHL’s Bantam Prep Division championship game. Sourdif took part in the 2017 U16 BC Cup in April, leading the tournament in scoring with five goals and four assists in four games while playing for the victorious Team White. He will also attend the BC U16 Summer Camp in July.
“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.”
Per WHL rules, Sourdif will only be eligible to suit up in five games for the Giants in 2017/18 before his Midget season comes to an end.