BCHL announces plans to celebrate 60th Anniversary

The 2021-22 season is the 60th anniversary for the BCHL and the league has announced plans to celebrate the milestone and honour the rich history of the league going back to its inception in 1961. The league’s 60th Anniversary plans include an outdoor event, retro jerseys for each team, a retro theme night in each building and […]

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 keep rolling through BCHL Island Division

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist APRIL 17, 2021 10:07 PM The American International College Yellow Jackets, who won the Atlantic conference champ-ionship and made the NCAA Division 1 tournament this year, have to be liking what they see in recruit Andrew Amousse. The imposing Victoria Grizzlies forward scored the winning and insurance goals in the […]

Ellis Rickwood plays hero in Victoria Grizzlies’ win

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist APRIL 5, 2021 10:22 PM Ellis Rickwood, with his sixth goal of the season, at 18:12 of the third period gave the Victoria Grizzlies (2-1) a dramatic 4-3 B.C. Hockey League victory over the host Alberni Valley Bulldogs (1-1-1) on Monday night at Weyerhaeuser Arena. Rickwood, on the watch list […]

Victoria Grizzlies’ Ellis Rickwood off to hot start in BCHL

Ellis Rickwood scored four goals against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and one against the Nanaimo Clippers. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist APRIL 3, 2021 10:15 PM The guy can certainly find the net. Ellis Rickwood showed why NHL teams are interested in him for the 2021 draft and why he has […]

‘We’ve been waiting all year’: BCHL season set, Victoria Grizzles start April 2

Grizzlies GM and head coach Craig Didmon: “We’ve been waiting all year for this. Nobody is complaining.” Photograph By BRUCE STOTESBURY, TIMES COLONIST Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist MARCH 23, 2021 10:57 PM The Victoria Grizzlies will travel the farthest to play in the B.C. Hockey League Island Division season, to take place at Weyerhaeuser […]

BCHL’s return-to-play plan includes COVID-19 testing

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist MARCH 13, 2021 06:00 AM Testing for COVID-19, reportedly a key previous stumbling block, will be part of the B.C. Hockey League’s 2020-21 season set to run five weeks beginning the first week of April. The BCHL said it has hired a chief medical officer to operate its COVID-19 safety […]

Grizzlies land American NHL draft prospect Delay

Massachusetts product Tim Delay will be in the Grizzlies den next season. Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist MARCH 10, 2021 09:57 PM When you get a recommendation from Alex Newhook, you don’t Delay. The Victoria Grizzlies didn’t. As a result, they have landed a player ranked for the 2021 NHL draft. Forward Timmy Delay from […]

Decision on BCHL season pushed into next week

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist MARCH 6, 2021 06:00 AM The B.C. Hockey League is now metaphorically, if not ­effectively, into overtime. No decision was reached Friday as to whether the league, with five teams in the Island Division, will have a 2021 season. In a statement late Friday, the league said: “The BCHL board […]

Victoria Grizzlies recruit two starry 16-year-olds who chose BCHL over WHL

Matthew Wood and Hoyt Stanley at The Q Centre. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist FEBRUARY 28, 2021 06:00 AM What path to take is the question that must be answered by every elite hockey player entering junior. Will it be major-junior or Junior A/NCAA? Two 16-year-olds blue-chippers, both drafted out of […]