Grizzlies rookie Matthew Wood skating into top company

Cleve Dheensaw Victoria Grizzlies rookie sensation Matthew Wood has skated into heady territory. A major media outlet has Wood pegged as a potential top-10 selection for the 2023 NHL draft. Scott Wheeler of The Athletic mentioned the six-foot-three native of Nanaimo alongside the likes of Kent Johnson, Tyson Jost and former Grizzlies captain Alex Newhook, who are […]

Grizzlies defend the den winning 4-1 against the Wenatchee Wild

Grizzlies now 11-6-0 have won both games this weekend seating themselves tied for 5th in the overall standings in the BCHL. Wenatchee Wild scored early to go up 1-0 thanks to a goal by Ean Somoza. The power play was hot last night going 2/5 throughout the game. Matthew Wood opened the scoring for the […]

Wood shines in return to Victoria Grizzlies lineup

about 5 hours ago By: Cleve Dheensaw What the Trail Smoke Eaters couldn’t do — stop Victoria ­Grizzlies prodigy Matthew Wood — rains and landslides did. The Grizzlies were stuck in the Interior following Sunday’s 6-2 victory in Trail in which the 16-year-old Wood had a goal and four assists for five points as Victoria halted a […]

Grizzlies look to stay on early roll against Capitals

Brian Drewry / The Times Colonist OCTOBER 10, 2021 06:00 AM It was mission accomplished for the Victoria Grizzlies in their B.C. Hockey League season opener on Friday night, now the next task is to keep it going this afternoon when the Cowichan Valley Capitals come to The Q Centre for a matinee affair at […]

BCHL preseason: Grizzlies topple Caps for second straight night

The Times Colonist SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 10:06 PM New Victoria Grizzlies defenceman Clark Hiebert is fitting in nicely with his new team. The former OHL blue-liner scored twice to lead the Grizzlies to a 4-2 BCHL preseason win over the Cowichan Valley Capitals on ­Friday night at The Q Centre. Captain Ellis Rickwood and linemate […]

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 […]