After three weekends of not playing on the road, the BCHL’s Victoria Grizzlies were looking forward to playing inside the home confines of the Bear Mountain Arena in Colwood. However, following a tie to the last place team in the league Sept. 27 and an outright loss on Sept. 28, perhaps the road may be… Read more »
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The Royals’ home record keeps them in the WHL playoff picture
The two games were an early season litmus test for the Grizz as both Nanaimo and Coquitlam look to be teams who will vie for the Coastal Conference crown. These squads are looking to bounce back from middle of the pack 2011-12 seasons.
You win some, you lose some. The glass is half full. Taking one game at a time. These clichés all apply to the weekend series the Victoria Royals played at home against provincial rival and number eight ranked Kamloops Blazers in WHL action.
The NHL lockout may leave local fans hungering for hockey action, but if the opening weekend of the Victoria Royals is any sign, the local Western Hockey League team will fill in just fine, thank you very much. The second-year team swept a weekend set of games against B.C. rivals the Vancouver Giants, looking much improved from last year’s squad.
The script for the Junior A Victoria Grizzlies home opener was perfectly executed on Sept. 14 as the home team eked out a dramatic win over the Powell River Kings on a last-second goal.