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The Kelowna Wildfires and a Childhood Battle with Cancer Showed Grizzlies Alumni Gregory Simpson How Fragile Life Can Be

  Alex Wauthy Author   VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA— Amid the sounds of sticks slamming, whistles blowing, and skates chopping along the frigid ice at the Panorama Recreation Centre in North Saanich, British Columbia—Gregory Simpson dials his parent’s home phone. The Simpson’s ringer flares, disrupting their Thursday evening of puttering and relaxation. Nancy Simpson, Gregory’s mother, […]

Chase McInnis takes long route from U.S. to Victoria Grizzlies

Grizzlies sophomore forward Chase McInnis aims to improve upon his 19 points from a season ago. (ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST) Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist OCTOBER 2, 2020 06:00 AM As an American, forward Chase McInnis of the Victoria Grizzlies took one of the trickiest pandemic routes to the B.C. Hockey League pre-season Island Cup, […]

Newcomer Fontana in fast lane with Victoria Grizzlies

Kahlil Fontana has three goals in 15 games since joining the Grizzlies. Photograph By DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST Brian Drewry / Times Colonist NOVEMBER 28, 2019 09:49 PM Kahlil Fontana is finally where he wants to be. It just took about six weeks longer than he thought it would. Fontana was a late cut from […]

And Howe: Another Victoria Grizzlies netminder bound for Cornell

Rookie netminder Joe Howe is in the top six in minutes played in the BCHL. Photograph By DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST Brian Drewry / Times Colonist NOVEMBER 21, 2019 09:55 PM The pipeline from the Victoria Grizzlies’ goal crease to the one inside Cornell University’s Lynah Rink is going to continue to flow for a […]

Vincent Nardone ‘really excited’ to join Victoria Grizzlies’ den

Vincent Nardone comes to Victoria after 22 games with the Penticton Vees. Photograph By ADRIAN LAM, TIMES COLONIST Brian Drewry / Times Colonist NOVEMBER 14, 2019 10:02 PM In a little over a year, Vincent Nardone has gone from living in Montreal, Flin Flon, Man., Penticton and now Victoria. But he wouldn’t have it any […]

Rookie goalie Joe Howe has Victoria Grizzlies back on track

Netminder Joe Howe has played all four games for the Grizzlies this season. Photograph By DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST Brian Drewry / Times Colonist SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 10:01 PM Joe Howe was supposed to be the future between the pipes for the Victoria Grizzlies. But, after a shaky start, the 18-year-old rookie from Barrie, Ont., […]

Thompson commits to Tigers for 2019-20 season

Sep 06, 2019 Dalhousie Tigers men’s hockey head coach Chris Donnelly is pleased to announce the commitment of Cameron Thompson for the 2019-20 season. Thompson played the last three seasons with his hometown team, the Victoria Grizzlies of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). He recorded 120 points in the 160 regular season games he […]


Victoria Grizzlies forward Alex Newhook was selected 16th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. The 18-year-old came into the draft ranked as the 13th North American skater by NHL Central Scouting. He led the BCHL in scoring this season with 102 points and took home the league’s MVP award. Although […]


CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Friday that Alex Newhook of the Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL) has been named the recipient of its Top Forward Award for the 2018-19 campaign. Newhook earned the honours following a voting process completed by each of the CJHL’s 10-member leagues for his efforts during the course of […]

Kyle McGrath finds his feet with Victoria Grizzlies

Kyle McGrath controls the puck during last Thursday’s 5-4 loss to the Cowichan Valley Capitals at The Q Centre. Photograph By DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST Brian Drewry / Times Colonist FEBRUARY 12, 2019 09:25 PM Newfoundlander Kyle McGrath is right at home in all the snow Victoria has been smothered with the last few days. […]