Sourdif and team overall are also starting to get into some milestone number territory.Bowen Byram is one goal off the Vancouver Giants’ team record for markers by a defenceman in a season.Byram heads into Sunday’s tilt with the Kamloops Blazers at the Langley Events Centre (4 p.m., Spice 1200 and Sportsnet 650) with 23 goals, after bagging one in Vancouver’s 5-4 road win over the Blazers Saturday night.
Goal celebrations involving Bowen Byram have been common this year.
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Kevin Connauton set the team standard for blue liner tallies when he potted 24 in 69 games in 2009-10. He also had 72 points. That was Connauton’s 19-year-old season.Byram, 17, is slated to play his 62nd game of the year today. He has 63 points.Also on the milestone watch, Vancouver rookie winger Justin Sourdif had three assists against the Blazers on Saturday, which bumps him up to 39 points on the campaign. The 16-year-old has 19 goals and today will be his 58th game.Evander Kane had one of the Giants’ best-ever seasons for a 16-year-old when he produced 41 points, including 24 goals, in 65 games in 2007-08.Gilbert Brule holds the team record for goals (25) and points (60) by a 16-year-old for his 2003-04 season.The Giants moved to 43-14-2-2 on Saturday and the 90 points they’ve totalled is now the fifth-highest total in team history, behind the four straight 100-point years they had from 2005-09.Counting Sunday, Vancouver has seven games remaining. The league shortened its schedule for this season and teams will play 68 games. The previous Giants entries all had 72-game schedules.In terms of winning percentage, this team has the second-best mark, behind the 119-point team from 2008-09.CLICK HERE to report a typo. Is there more to this story? We’d like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Email firstname.lastname@example.org