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Grizzlies charge out of the gate

(By Michael Potestio/Hockey Now) The BCHL regular season is two weeks old and the Victoria Grizzlies, who finished last in the Island Division in 2015-16, sit atop the league with a mirror opposite start. The Grizzlies are 4-1 jumping out the gate with four straight wins before the Cowichan Valley Capitals walked into the Q […]

Galajda earns season’s first scholarship

Victoria Grizzlies goalie Matthew Galajda has taken care of an important piece of business for himself and the season hasn’t even started yet. Galajda has committed to play NCAA Div. I hockey at Ivy League Cornell University. He’ll head to school and play for the Big Red starting in the 2017-18 season. A product of […]

Hahn headed to Concordia-Wisconsin

The contingent of BCHLers from Vancouver Island to Concordia University-Wisconsin (CUW) has grown to a triumvirate. Victoria Grizzlies forward Dante Hahn is the latest to commit to the school, joining Cowichan Valley Capitals grads Josh Adkins and Jake Switzer. Hahn, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound forward, produced 12 goals and 24 assists last season which were both […]

Massy to play at SAIT

After a final BCHL season that saw him establish highs in points and penalty minutes, Victoria Grizzlies defenceman Kevin Massy is taking his game to the college level. Massy has committed to play at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) starting this fall. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Victoria native posted nine goals and 29 assists […]

Kelly Cup Champions

A pair of BCHL alums are champions of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Victoria Grizzlies product Justin Courtnall and former Penticton Vees netminder Joel Rumpel won the Kelly Cup with the Allen Americans Thursday after a 4-2 home win over the Wheeling Nailers. OFFICIAL STORY FROM ECHL.COM The Americans, based in Allen, Texas, are […]

Conlon commits to Amherst College

Victoria Grizzlies graduating captain P.J. Conlon developed into a reliable scoring threat this past season and the program that’s recruited him for next season hope that trend continues. Conlon is headed to NCAA Div. III Amherst College in Massachusetts. The 6-foot, 190-pound native of Goderich, Ont. finished second in Grizz scoring last season with 21 […]

Lowry learns ropes as rookie pro

After years of minor hockey, junior and a four-season NCAA career at Cornell, Victoria Grizzlies alum Joel Lowry has just finished his first season where he got paid to play. Lowry was a rookie forward with the American Hockey League’s Ontario Reign (in the California city, not the Canadian province). The experience added another layer […]

Road to Tampa Bay starts Friday

(Submitted by Alex Hoegler, BCHL communications) The NCAA Div. I opening round, and the road to the Frozen Four in Tampa Bay, Fla., gets going Friday and BCHL graduates will take their fair share of the spotlight. All told, 56 BCHL alums (eight of whom are NHL draft picks, noted below with italics) will feature in […]

Around the BCHL: Friday, Jan. 29

Kevin Massy scored twice from the blueline, including the game-winning tally, and Mitch Benson made 44 saves to help the Victoria Grizzlies to a 6-3 road win over the Island-leading Nanaimo Clippers. Nanaimo got goals from Devin Brosseau and Troy MacTavish to go ahead 3-2 in the second but the Grizzlies replied with Tyler Welsh, […]

Around the BCHL: Saturday, Jan. 23

Anthony Brodeur made 38 saves for the Penticton Vees as they held on for a 3-2 road win over the Wenatchee Wild. Scott Conway opened the scoring in the first with his 44th goal of the season and after Colton Poolman made it 2-0, Austin Chavez got the Wild on the board, cutting the Vees […]