Victoria Grizzlies

(From left) Victoria Grizzlies equipment manager John Smith, president Lance Black, and directors of hockey operations Kevin Quick and Don Robinson at The Q Centre during a practice session. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Disappointing season was ‘blessing in disguise’ for Victoria Grizzlies

Lance Black believes that although the Victoria Grizzlies had “one of the…

 

The BCHL MVP, top-scorer and now-former Grizzlies captain Alex Newhook is ranked 13 among North American players in the list (File photo)

Four Grizzlies players named for NHL draft

Newhook ranked to be pick number 13 overall

 

Grizzlies’ forward, Charlie Campbell, takes a shot against the Cowichan Capitals in exhibition play. (James MacKenzie/Black Press)

Grizzlies take on No. 1 ranked Vees in home opener

Craig Didmon, Grizzlies’ head coach said Victoria needs to beat the matches to win

 

Victoria Grizzlies’ Alex Newhook (18) fights off the Alberni Bulldogs during a game at The Q Centre in Colwood last season. (Gazette file photo)

Newhook wins Canadian Junior Hockey League rookie award

He was selected as the top rookie out of 132 teams

  • May 15, 2018
Victoria Grizzlies’ Alex Newhook (18) fights off the Alberni Bulldogs during a game at The Q Centre in Colwood last season. (Gazette file photo)
A memorial at the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena is shown in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Royal Canadian Mounted Police say 14 people are dead and others injured Friday after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan. Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 north of Tisdale. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP)

Greater Victoria hockey teams mourn loss of Humboldt Broncos players

Victoria Grizzlies, Juan de Fuca minor hockey association offer condolences

A memorial at the stairs that lead to Elgar Petersen Arena is shown in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Royal Canadian Mounted Police say 14 people are dead and others injured Friday after a truck collided with a bus carrying a junior hockey team to a playoff game in northeastern Saskatchewan. Police say there were 28 people including the driver on board the Humboldt Broncos bus when the crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35 north of Tisdale. (Liam Richards/The Canadian Press via AP)
T.J. Friedmann handles the puck against the Powell River Kings, who defeated the Victoria Grizzlies 3-2 in Game 2 at The Q Centre. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Grizzlies’ season ends in overtime loss

Victoria wasn’t able to pull off another comeback

T.J. Friedmann handles the puck against the Powell River Kings, who defeated the Victoria Grizzlies 3-2 in Game 2 at The Q Centre. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Bulldogs forward Julian Benner scores a game-tying goal in the second period after the puck takes a bounce off Grizzlies goaltender Kurtis Chapman. (Photo by Elena Rardon)

Victoria Grizzlies’ goalie will honour friend in all he does

Kurtis Chapman lost his best friend earlier this month

Bulldogs forward Julian Benner scores a game-tying goal in the second period after the puck takes a bounce off Grizzlies goaltender Kurtis Chapman. (Photo by Elena Rardon)
The Powell River Kings defeated the Victoria Grizzlies 3-2 Saturday night at The Q Centre, giving the Kings a 2-0 lead in the playoff series. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)

Victoria Grizzlies down 2-0 in second round of BCHL playoffs

Powell River Kings defeat the Grizzlies twice at The Q Centre this weekend

The Powell River Kings defeated the Victoria Grizzlies 3-2 Saturday night at The Q Centre, giving the Kings a 2-0 lead in the playoff series. (Spencer Pickles/Black Press)
Victoria Grizzlies forward Ryan Nolan skates by Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenseman Sami Pharaon in game 5 of BCHL playoff action at The Q Centre on Friday. The Grizzlies completed a reverse sweep to move on to round two. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)

Victoria Grizzlies complete rare reverse sweep, advance to round two of BCHL playoffs

Grizzlies to take on the Powell River Kings in second round

Victoria Grizzlies forward Ryan Nolan skates by Alberni Valley Bulldogs defenseman Sami Pharaon in game 5 of BCHL playoff action at The Q Centre on Friday. The Grizzlies completed a reverse sweep to move on to round two. (Lindsey Horsting/News Gazette staff)
Victoria Grizzlies’ Shawn O’Malley (left), T.J. Friedmann and Justin Michaelian played on the same AAA team in Plymouth, Michigan. They were spread out on different junior hockey teams throughout North America but found their way back to each other. (Heather Clark/Victoria Grizzlies)

Youth hockey linemates defy odds, land on same junior roster

Friends spread across North America on different junior teams before joining the Victoria Grizzlies

Victoria Grizzlies’ Shawn O’Malley (left), T.J. Friedmann and Justin Michaelian played on the same AAA team in Plymouth, Michigan. They were spread out on different junior hockey teams throughout North America but found their way back to each other. (Heather Clark/Victoria Grizzlies)
Bulldogs defenceman Connor Welsh is tripped up near the boards by fromer Grizzlies forward Lucas Clark during a Sunday, Oct. 22 game in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon photo)

Victoria Grizzlies part with captain prior to playoffs

Alex Newhook expected back in the lineup Friday after being out with an injury

Bulldogs defenceman Connor Welsh is tripped up near the boards by fromer Grizzlies forward Lucas Clark during a Sunday, Oct. 22 game in Port Alberni. (Elena Rardon photo)
Grizzlies player Carter Berger, with billet “little brother” Andrew, spend time at the rink. (Photo contributed)

Billet families the backbone of Junior A hockey

Support and friendship are important components to success on the ice

Grizzlies player Carter Berger, with billet “little brother” Andrew, spend time at the rink. (Photo contributed)
Victoria Grizzlies look to continue hot steak

Victoria Grizzlies look to continue hot steak

Team hits the road this weekend before Family Fun Night

Victoria Grizzlies look to continue hot steak