Goaltender David Tendeck Photo by Rik Fedyck

The Vancouver Giants are very pleased to announce that 2001-born defenceman Bowen Byram (Cranbrook, B.C.) and 1999-born goaltender David Tendeck (North Vancouver, B.C.) have both been named to Team WHL’s roster for the 2018 CIBC Canada Russia Series. The annual six-game series kicks off on Monday, November 5th in Kamloops and continues Tuesday, November 6th at the Langley Events Centre.


Bowen Byram Photo by Chris Relke
Bowen Byram Photo by Chris Relke

Defenceman Bowen Byram is the youngest player listed on Team WHL’s roster for this event. So far through 11 games, he’s registered four goals and five assists for nine points along with a +3 rating and 16 penalty minutes. He leads all Giants defencemen in scoring and sits tied for sixth in league scoring among defencemen. Last season the 6’1”, 192-pound rearguard was the Western Conference rookie of the year nominee after posting six goals and 21 assists for 27 points through 60 games. In seven playoff games he added three goals and four assists for seven points. Internationally he has represented Canada on three occasions: The 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup (Gold Medal), The 2018 World Under-18’s and the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge (Silver Medal). Byram is considered a top prospect for the 2019 NHL Draft which is taking place in Vancouver. He was drafted by the Giants third overall in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.


Goaltender David Tendeck is off to a terrific start in 2018-19. The 6’2”, 181-pound southpaw netminder has earned a 7-1-1-0 record through nine starts with a 1.96 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage and one shutout. He current sits tied for second in the WHL in wins. Last season Tendeck posted a record of 25-16-3-2 with a 3.02 goals-against-average, a .912 save percentage and three shutouts. He was named a WHL Western Conference Second-Team all-star for his efforts. In June, Tendeck was selected in the sixth round (158th overall) by the Arizona Coyotes in the NHL Draft. Tendeck was a sixth-round pick of the Vancouver Giants during the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.

The Vancouver Giants will also have representation on the bench as Athletic Therapist Mike Burnstein and Equipment Manager Shingo Sasaki will both be representing Team WHL.


Team WHL Roster:




Player Name Hometown DOB WHL Club NHL Draft
Almeida, Justin Kitimat, B.C. 1999-02-06 Moose Jaw Warriors PIT 2018 (5-129)
Bellerive, Jordy North Vancouver, B.C. 1999-05-02 Lethbridge Hurricanes PIT 2017 (FA)
Cozens, Dylan Whitehorse, Yukon 2001-02-09 Lethbridge Hurricanes Eligible 2019
Dach, Kirby Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. 2001-01-21 Saskatoon Blades Eligible 2019
Dewar, Connor The Pas, Man. 1999-06-26 Everett Silvertips MIN 2018 (3-92)
Fix-Wolansky, Trey Edmonton, Alta. 1999-05-26 Edmonton Oil Kings CBJ 2018 (7-204)
Foote, Nolan Engelwood, Colo. 2000-11-29 Kelowna Rockets Eligible 2019
Glass, Cody Winnipeg, Man. 1999-04-01 Portland Winterhawks VGK 2017 (1-6)
Kelly, Parker Camrose, Alta. 1999-05-14 Prince Albert Raiders OTT 2017 (FA)
Leason, Brett Calgary, Alta. 1999-04-30 Prince Albert Raiders Free Agent
Mattheos, Stelio Winnipeg, Man. 1999-06-14 Brandon Wheat Kings CAR 2017 (3-73)
Sutter, Riley Calgary, Alta. 1999-10-25 Everett Silvertips WAS 2018 (3-93)




Player Name Hometown DOB WHL Club NHL Draft
Addison, Calen Brandon, Man. 2000-04-11 Lethbridge Hurricanes PIT 2018 (2-53)
Brook, Josh Roblin, Man. 1999-06-17 Moose Jaw Warriors MTL 2017 (2-56)
Byram, Bowen Cranbrook, B.C. 2001-06-13 Vancouver Giants Eligible 2019
Smith, Ty Lloydminster, Alta. 2000-03-24 Spokane Chiefs NJD 2018 (1-17)
Walford, Scott Coquitlam, B.C. 1999-01-12 Victoria Royals MTL 2017 (3-68)
Woo, Jett Winnipeg, Man. 2000-07-27 Moose Jaw Warriors VAN 2018 (2-37)



Player Name Hometown DOB WHL Club NHL Draft
Scott, Ian Calgary, Alta. 1999-01-11 Prince Albert Raiders TOR 2017 (4-110)
Tendeck, David North Vancouver, B.C. 1999-11-25 Vancouver Giants ARI 2018 (6-158)