Chapman commits to Mount Royal

Victoria Grizzlies goalie Kurtis Chapman joined the team midway through the 2017-18 season and immediately became a standout goalie in the BCHL. He entered the record books after his first season, posting the 10th-best save percentage all-time with a mark of .930. He managed to bump himself out of the top-10 by finishing with even […]

Playoff recap – April 2

The Prince George Spruce Kings continued their dominant run to the Fred Page Cup Finals as team captain Ben Poisson scored late in overtime to give his team a 3-2 win and complete a four-game sweep of the Victoria Grizzlies to become the first team to punch their ticket to the league finals. After a […]

Playoff recap – April 1

Nolan Welsh scored twice, including the game-winner, against his former team as he led the Prince George Spruce Kings to a 4-2 road win over the Victoria Grizzlies that gives PG a 3-0 series lead. After a scoreless first period, it was Grizzlies forward Riley Hughes who opened the scoring at 1:56 of the second […]

Playoff recap – March 29

Patrick Cozzi and Ben Poisson scored 11 seconds apart early in the second period to break the game open and the Spruce Kings outshot their opponents 40-27 as they beat the Victoria Grizzlies 4-2 in Game 1 to draw first blood in their third-round series. With 10 days off between games, PG looked to be […]

BCHL Final Four is set

After a pair of Game 7s last night, the final four teams in the BCHL Playoffs are set as the Prince George Spruce Kings will play the Victoria Grizzlies and the Wenatchee Wild will take on the Vernon Vipers with a chance to go to the Fred Page Cup Finals. With plenty of storylines and […]

Playoff recap – March 25

Marty Westhaver scored twice, Riley Hughes had three points and Kurtis Chapman stopped 27 of 28 shots as the Victoria Grizzlies defeated the Powell River Kings 6-1 in Game 7 of their second-round series to advance to the third round. Carter Berger opened the scoring for the Grizzlies with a power-play marker with under six […]

Hughes named POW

Victoria Grizzlies forward Riley Hughes has been named the BCHL Player of the Week for the week ending Mar. 24, the league announced Monday. The 2018 New York Rangers draft pick piled up one goal and six assists for seven points in Victoria’s four playoff games last week. Hughes kicked off his week with a […]

Playoff recap – March 18

Ben Poisson had a hat trick, Layton Ahac had a goal and two assists and Logan Neaton only had to make 13 saves to pick up his second shutout in three games as the Prince George Spruce Kings beat the Chilliwack Chiefs 8-0 to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round series. Lucas Vanroboys got […]

Playoff recap – March 15

With nine days off after sweeping their opponents in the first round, the Victoria Grizzlies were well-rested heading into their second-round matchup with the Powell River Kings and they showed no signs of rust as they outshot the Kings 51-20 in a 4-1 win. The Grizzlies came out buzzing in the first period, peppering 21 […]

First voting round is in the books

An initial round of nominations has narrowed down the finalists from each division for the BCHL annual awards. In a weighted vote, each BCHL head coach was asked to submit a list ranking their top choices for each of most valuable player, rookie of the year, top defenceman, top goalie and most sportsmanlike player. The […]