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In-limbo BCHL hopeful of return to play

Victoria Grizzlies general manager and head coach Craig Didmon says he’s hopeful the BCHL can get some games in this season. TIMES COLONIST Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist FEBRUARY 22, 2021 09:56 PM Victoria Grizzlies GM and head coach Craig Didmon noted this is the time of year he would normally be preparing for the […]

Victoria Grizzlies land son of New York Rangers GM Gorton

Jack Gorton has 17 points in 25 games for Trinity-Pawling School last year: Trinity-Pawling School Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist FEBRUARY 8, 2021 09:53 PM Jack Gorton said it was a family decision, made with dad Jeff and mom Cindi, to go to the other continental coast to join the Victoria Grizzlies of the B.C. […]

Grizzlies blueline recruit Justin Gibson forges own path behind NHL brother

Justin Gibson will join the Victoria Grizzlies in September. [Photo courtesy of Justin Gibson] Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist JANUARY 31, 2021 06:00 AM From Penguins to Grizzlies, Justin Gibson has upped his game in terms of animal nickname ferocity. The blueliner from the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite Under-18 Triple-A team has been recruited to join […]

BCHL and WHL B.C. Division seek provincial funds after Sask. provides $4M

Victoria Grizzlies Kenny Johnson, left, and Riley Hughes get the puck on Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender John Hawthorne during their BCHL game at the Q Centre on Jan. 31, 2019. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist JANUARY 15, 2021 09:13 PM The focus has shifted to other provinces, including B.C., after the […]

Victoria Grizzlies star Cody Monds bolts to USHL as part of trend

Cody Monds at the start of Victoria Grizzlies training at The Q Centre in September. The BCHL regular season is indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Monds is among several BCHL players who are leaving to join the U.S. Hockey League, which is continuing play. ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist […]


The BCHL has pushed the start of its regular season to the week of Feb. 8 after it was announced yesterday that the Provincial Health Office (PHO) has extended current restrictions around team sports until Feb. 5. The league had planned to start in mid-January if restrictions were eased when the previous order expired as […]

Junior hockey teams hail decision to let older players return to practice

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist DECEMBER 28, 2020 09:57 PM What many in sports saw as a gap in logic has been rectified. Nineteen and 20-year-old junior hockey players are again allowed to practice with their younger teammates. The previous provincial ruling had set the cut-off at athletes 18-and-younger being allowed to train with a […]

Colby Joseph finds defense niche with Victoria Grizzlies

Robin Wark / Virden Empire-Advance DECEMBER 23, 2020 04:36 PM Elkhorn’s Colby Joseph has seized an opportunity and taken his hockey skills west. The son of Dawn and Gord Joseph has earned a contributing role in his first season with the Victoria Grizzlies of the British Columbia Hockey League. Joseph, who turns 18 on Dec. […]

Former Grizzlies star Alex Newhook takes the long road to the world juniors

Former Grizzlies captain Alex Newhook was named BCHL MVP in 2019 and went on to play for Canada’s U-18 team. It’s a Canada-spanning junior hockey storyline like few others, in terms of distance from one Mile 0 to the other Mile 0. Alex Newhook bounced across the country, from Atlantic rock to Pacific rock, and […]

Newhook shines, Garand awaits crease decision at Canadian world junior camp

Former Victoria Grizzlies captain Alex Newhook had a strong performance in Team Canada’s intrasquad game on Wednesday. Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist DECEMBER 9, 2020 09:48 PM Former Victoria Grizzlies ­captain Alex Newhook earned rave reviews Wednesday night after scoring a goal and ­adding an assist for Team Red in a scrimmage at the Canadian […]