Vancouver Giants defenceman Darian Skeoch is hoping for a bounce back season after suiting up in just 27 games last year. Gary Ahuja Langley Times file photo

Dropping the gloves with Darian Skeoch

Vancouver Giants defenceman Darian Skeoch is getting set for this second season in Langley.

Skeoch was perhaps the team’s steadiest defenceman in 2016/17 before his season was cut short by injury.

The six-foot-four, 216-pound right shot defenceman had one goal and 10 points plus 46 penalty minutes in 27 games.

The 20-year-old from New Liskeard, Ont. spent a few minutes chatting with Times sports reporter Gary Ahuja about both hockey and his interests off the ice.

Favourite movie: Old School

Last concert: Kanye West

Pre-game ritual: Not much other than that I eat the same quinoa stir fry every day

Pump-up song: Something by Kanye

Favourite meal: Quinoa and stir fry

Ultimate golf foursome: I am not a very good golfer and I don’t know much about golf so I would have to pick the top four golfers

Favourite TV show: Family

Tim Hortons, Starbucks or other: Tim Hortons

Smoothie of choice: Mango

TV show you recently binge watched: Blacklist

Celebrity who always makes you laugh: Will Ferrell

App you spend too much time on: Instagram

At the all you can eat buffet, you go straight for the: Sushi

Favourite NHL team: Calgary Flames

Who do you pattern your game after: I try to pattern it after old-school guys like (former Flames defenceman) Robyn Regehr or (Anaheim’s) Josh Manson

Sport you would play if you couldn’t play hockey:Baseball

What would you do for a career if you couldn’t play hockey: A cop

Coolest person you have ever met: (Giants teammate) Jack Flaman

Athlete you admire the most:Anderson Silva

Something people don’t know about you: My dad is just under seven feet tall

If you could be any superhero, you would be: The Hulk


Darian Skeoch (right) was one of the most physical members of the Vancouver Giants last season. Gary Ahuja Langley Times file photo