BURNABY, B.C. – The BCHL announced the winners of its year-end awards today for the 2021-22 season. Three award finalists for each trophy were determined after a round of voting by the 18 league head coaches. Winners were selected after a second round of voting by the same coaches. Vern Dye Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player) […]

Grizzlies’ Wood named to Canada team for world under-18 championship

Forward Matthew Wood, seen practising on March 30. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST) Cleve Dheensaw It is the biggest bag of mixed emotions in junior hockey. One of the consolations of missing the playoffs for top junior players is the chance to be selected to play for Canada in the IIHF Under-18 world championship tournament, held […]

Victoria Prospects Camp | Schedule

Check out the official 2022 Victoria ID camp schedule below! Come on down to the Q to see potential future Grizzlies players show off their skill in a three day skill and fitness testing camp.


BURNABY, B.C. – The BCHL has announced the year-end all-star teams for the 2021-22 season. The First-Team All-Stars, Second-Team All-Stars and All-Rookie Team each feature three forwards, two defencemen and one goalie. The teams were determined after a vote was conducted with all 18 team broadcasters. First-Team All-Stars F Matthew Wood (Victoria Grizzlies) F Simon Tassy […]

With season over, Victoria Grizzlies look to the future

VICTORIA, B.C.: FEBRUARY 25, 2022-Victoria Grizzlies Matthew Wood breaks up ice in front of Cowichan Valley Capitals Luke Haymes in BCHL action at The Q Centre in Victoria, B.C. February 25, 2022. (DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST). For Sports story by Cleve Dheensaw. Cleve Dheensaw How tough is the Coastal Conference of the B.C. Hockey League? […]

Langley Rivermen end Victoria Grizzlies season

Cleve Dheensaw A depleted Victoria Grizzlies squad saw their season come to an end in Langley on Friday night. The fourth-seed Rivermen defeated the fifth-seed ­Grizzlies 5-3 to win the best-of-seven opening-round B.C. Hockey League Coastal Conference series four games to one. Defenceman Isack Bandu led the Grizzlies offence with two goals. Kalen Szeto had […]


The Grizzlies are on the brink of elimination. Not too long ago in 2018 the Grizzlies met the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the 1st round of the playoffs. After losing 3 straight, Craig Didmon’s 2018 version of the Grizzlies who were lead by star rookie, Alex Newhook went to work and completed the first every […]

Grizzlies head to Langley needing to win out in BCHL playoff series against Rivermen

Cleve Dheensaw The prospect of impending elimination has a feel all its own in sports. “The guys know the ­situation and that they are playing for their season,” said Victoria ­Grizzlies GM and head coach Craig Didmon. The fourth-seed Langley ­Rivermen lead the best-of-seven opening-round B.C. Hockey League Coastal Conference playoff series 3-1 against the […]