Victoria Grizzlies land 2022 NHL draft prospect Eli Barnett

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist JUNE 11, 2021 10:05 PM Eli Barnett says his favourite actors are Adam Sandler and Will Farrell. But his presence on the Victoria Grizzlies blueline will be no laughing matter for B.C. Hockey League opponents. The six-foot-five, 210-pound defenceman, on early lists for the 2022 NHL draft, will be joining […]

BCHL announces 2021-22 regular-season schedule

The BC Hockey League (BCHL) released its full 54-game schedule today for the 2021-22 regular season. The regular season is set to begin on Friday, Oct. 8 and will conclude on Sunday, Mar. 20. “We are excited to turn the page and get back to competing for a Fred Page Cup in 2021-22,” said BCHL […]

Grizzlies, BCHL plot course for normal 2021-22 season

The Grizzlies will open the 2021-22 season at home against the Bulldogs. DARREN STOME, TIMES COLONIST Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist JUNE 7, 2021 10:02 PM The B.C. Hockey League anticipates no bubbles, quarantines or travel restrictions for its 2021-22 season. It’s perhaps a sign of the times that the league is planning for a […]

Grizzlies Dominate 2020-21 Island Pod Awards

After polling coaches and broadcasters from the four teams in the Island Pod, the league has determined the winners of the Island Pod Awards. Island Pod Most Valuable Player Ellis Rickwood (Victoria Grizzlies) – 20GP – 13G – 17A – 30PTS Rickwood took the league by storm in his first season in the BCHL. The […]

Short but sweet: Grizzlies win Island Division championship

Grizzlies celebrate on the Weyerhaeuser Arena ice after Sunday’s division-clinching win. WAYNE BEATON Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist MAY 10, 2021 09:59 PM Don’t tell the Victoria Grizzlies this season didn’t really count. They made it count. The Grizzlies won the B.C. Hockey League Island Division championship, and in emphatic fashion, with a 7-2 victory […]

Island Division race down to the wire between Grizzlies, Bulldogs

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist MAY 5, 2021 10:06 PM The race for the Island Division title in the B.C. Hockey League is going down to the wire. The Victoria Grizzlies and Alberni Valley Bulldogs are neck and neck following action Wednesday as the Nanaimo Clippers outscored Victoria 9-6, with Liam Ryan counting twice, while […]

Capitals slow up Victoria Grizzlies’ plans for a division title

Ellis Rickwood and the Grizzlies fell to Cowichan on Tuesday but still have plans on winning the Island hub. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist MAY 4, 2021 10:18 PM A consolation prize is still a prize. The Victoria Grizzlies and Alberni Valley Bulldogs are hot after it in the Island pod […]

Victoria Grizzlies defeat Clippers in BCHL action

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist MAY 1, 2021 09:50 PM VICTORIA 6 NANAIMO 1 The Victoria Grizzlies defeated the Nanaimo Clippers 6-1 in B.C. Hockey League play in Port Alberni on Saturday night to move to 12-3 atop the Island Division table. The Clippers fell to 6-9. Henri Schreifels on the power play, with his […]