Victoria Grizzlies

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Victoria Grizzlies
Victoria Grizzlies logo.svg
City Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
League British Columbia Hockey League
Division Island
Founded 1967 (1967)–68 (As Cougars)
Home arena The Q Center
Colours Gold, Black, White
              
General manager Canada Brad Knight
Head coach Canada Craig Didmon

Website
www.victoriagrizzlies.com/
Franchise history
1967–71 Victoria Cougars
1990–93 Victoria Warriors
1994–2006 Victoria Salsa
2006–present Victoria Grizzlies

The Victoria Grizzlies are a junior "A" ice hockey team based in Victoria, British Columbia. They are members of the Coastal Conference of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). They play their home games at The Q Center.

Victoria Cougars 1967–71
Victoria Warriors 1990–93
Victoria Salsa 1994–2006
Victoria Grizzlies 2006–present

History[edit]

Victoria originally had a team by the name of Victoria Cougars, who joined the BCJHL for the start of the 1967-68 season which made the league a total of 6 teams. After a realignment of junior hockey in 1971, into "Major Junior" and "Tier II", the Cougars joined the WHL.

In 1990, the BCHL welcomed the Victoria Warriors as part of a 10 team league. After the Warriors moved to Cowichan Valley in 1993, the Victoria Salsa joined the BCJHL in 1994 as an expansion team.

Victoria Salsa Emblem

At the start of the 2006-07 season, the team changed its name. They dropped the Salsa, and renamed themselves the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies hosted 2009 Royal Bank Cup. In the 2013-14 season, they won the Island Division championship after beating Powell River 4-2 in game 6. They are currently In the race for the BCHL league championship.

Game broadcasts are available via audio (free) and Pay-Per-View, with Scott Didmon and Rick Burke calling the games.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points PIM Finish Playoffs
1967-68 40 11 23 6 - 146 198 28 6th, BCJHL Did not qualify
1968-69 40 22 12 6 - 223 150 50 1st, BCJHL Fred Page Cup Champions
Mowat Cup Champions
1969-70 48 31 12 5 - 238 155 67 2nd, BCJHL Lost in Finals
1970-71 60 40 12 8 - 348 187 88 1st, BCJHL Lost in Quarterfinals, 1-4 (Bruins)
1971-72 68 18 48 2 - 215 321 38 5th, West Did not qualify
1972-73 68 13 51 4 - 231 390 30 5th, West Did not qualify
1973-74 68 22 40 6 - 259 336 50 5th, West Did not qualify
1974-75 70 47 18 5 - 416 257 99 1st, West & WCHL Lost in Semifinals, 2-4 (Bruins)
1975-76 72 37 28 7 - 343 320 81 4th, West Lost in Semifinals, 0-4 (Bruins)
1976-77 72 27 32 13 - 299 301 67 4th, West Lost in Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Bruins)
1977-78 72 34 29 9 - 365 333 77 2nd, West Lost in Division Finals, 1-4 (Bruins)
1978-79 72 34 27 11 - 318 295 79 2nd, West Lost in Division Finals, 3-4 (Winter Hawks)
1979-80 72 51 21 0 - 349 226 102 2nd, West Lost in Finals, 1-4 (Pats)
1980-81 72 60 11 1 - 462 217 121 1st, West & WHL Ed Chynoweth Cup Champions, 4-3 (Wranglers)
1981-82 72 43 28 1 - 398 314 87 2nd, West Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Breakers)
1982-83 72 47 24 1 - 444 335 95 2nd, West Lost in Division Finals, 1-4 (Winter Hawks)
1983-84 72 32 40 0 - 340 338 64 5th, West Did not qualify
1984-85 72 24 43 4 - 314 385 52 6th, West Did not qualify
1985-86 72 22 49 1 - 346 439 45 6th, West Did not qualify
1986-87 72 30 41 1 - 334 412 61 4th, West Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-5 (Blazers)
1987-88 72 37 34 1 - 346 335 75 3rd, West Lost in Division Semifinals, 3-4 (Chiefs)
1988-89 72 36 32 4 - 341 351 76 2nd, West Lost in Division Semifinals, 3-5 (Blazers)
1989-90 72 5 65 2 - 221 565 12 6th, West Did not qualify
1990-91 60 25 34 1 - 263 308 51 4th, Coastal Lost in Semifinals, 3-4 (Paper Kings)
1991-92 60 25 34 1 - 303 363 51 4th, Coastal Lost in Quarterfinals, 0-4 (Ice Hawks)
1992-93 60 17 37 6 - 259 387 40 5th, Coastal Did not qualify
1993-94 0 - - - - - - - - Did Not Participate
1994-95 60 21 35 4 - 263 338 46 4th, Coastal Did not qualify
1995-96 60 12 43 5 - 219 314 29 4th, Coastal Did not qualify
1996-97 60 24 35 1 - 213 273 49 6th, Coastal Did not qualify
1997-98 60 31 24 5 - 188 209 67 3rd, Coastal Lost in Quarterfinals, 3-4 (Chiefs)
1998-99 60 35 22 - 3 282 234 73 3rd, Coastal Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-3 (Chiefs)
1999-00 60 36 20 - 4 282 223 76 4th, Coastal Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Clippers)
2000-01 60 29 23 - 8 225 205 66 2nd, Coastal Fred Page Cup Champions, 4-3 (Centennials)
2001-02 60 33 26 - 1 231 220 67 3rd, Coastal Lost in Preliminary, 1-4 (Capitals)
2002-03 60 23 29 1 5 234 281 52 5th, Coastal Did not qualify
2003-04 60 25 29 3 3 217 235 56 2115 5th, Island Lost in Preliminary, 1-4 (Eagles)
2004-05 60 16 39 0 5 176 255 37 818 5th, Island Lost in Preliminary, 1-4 (Eagles)
2005-06 60 25 28 2 5 188 212 57 1166 4th, Island Lost in Semifinals, 1-4 (Express)
2006-07 60 39 17 3 1 263 211 82 1235 2nd, Coastal Lost in Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Capitals)
2007-08 60 30 22 3 5 204 189 68 1021 5th, Coastal Lost in Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Chiefs)
2008-09 60 43 13 1 3 237 159 90 983 1st, Island Lost in Division Finals, 3-4 (Kings)
2009-10 60 34 18 2 6 220 175 76 1016 3rd, Coastal Lost in Division Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Clippers)
2010-11 60 33 24 0 3 218 197 69 4th, Coastal Lost Division Semi-final
2011-12 60 21 38 1 0 192 305 43 14th BCHL Did not qualify
2012-13 56 33 13 0 10 189 162 76 1st Island lost Division Finals 2-3 (Bulldogs)
2013-14 58 37 15 3 3 212 163 80 1st Island lost Division Semi-Finals 0-3 Round Robin Play

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