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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

BCHL delays start of regular season to Dec. 8 amid COVID precautions

Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist NOVEMBER 23, 2020 10:00 PM The B.C. Hockey is giving the pandemic process a safe six extra days by pushing back the start date of its regular season from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8. All remaining exhibition games have been cancelled. The provincial health orders announced last week, extending to […]

Rookie Ellis Rickwood at home in Victoria Grizzlies’ den

Grizzlies rookie forward Ellis Rickwood has 21 points so far in preseason play. Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist NOVEMBER 17, 2020 10:02 PM It’s as good as omens get. Ellis Rickwood attended the same elementary school, Greenbrier, as fellow Brantford, Ont., native Wayne Gretzky. But it’s a more contemporary NHL player, Mitch Marner, who is […]

It’s playoffs in November for BCHL’s Island Division

Eddie Yan and the Grizzlies face the Nanaimo Clippers on Tuesday in the Island Cup final. Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist NOVEMBER 16, 2020 10:19 PM Darren Naylor nailed it when discussing the most unusual year in sports history. “Nobody ever thought they would see playoff hockey in November,” said the GM and head coach […]

Grizzlies forward Alex DiPaolo having breakout BCHL pre-season

Victoria Grizzlies forward Alex DiPaolo in a team practice at The Q Centre on Thursday, ahead of Saturday’s pre-season game at home against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST Cleve Dheensaw / Times Colonist NOVEMBER 8, 2020 04:44 AM It hasn’t been easy stick-­handling through this ­pandemic hockey season. But Alex DiPaolo is […]