The Victoria Grizzlies will take on the Cowichan Capitals on Dec. 6 – the final of four road games. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press)

Victoria Grizzlies come up short against Powell River

Team to play next three games on the road

Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

The Victoria Grizzlies missed out on a chance to gain ground in the standings after Tuesday night’s 7-3 loss to the Powell River Kings.

The loss at The Q Centre leaves the Grizzlies in third place, trailing first-place Powell River by four points, although Victoria has two games in hand. After 28 games, Victoria sports a record of 14 wins, 10 losses, three overtime losses and one tie. That leaves them one point behind the second-place Nanaimo Clippers, who have one more win, one less loss and one more tie after 28 games. The Grizzlies earned a hard-fought 2-2 double overtime tie against the Clippers on Nov. 24, and followed that up two nights later with a convincing 8-5 victory over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

Victoria now heads out on what can best be described as a gruelling grind of a road trip, with four games starting Friday (Dec.1) in Prince George. Saturday night finds them in Vernon, followed by a Sunday tilt in Coquitlam. The trip ends with a Dec. 6 game against the Cowichan Valley Capitals. The Grizzlies return home to host Nanaimo next Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at The Q Centre, followed by a Sunday afternoon game at 1 p.m. against Powell River.

That leaves just three more games in the schedule before the Christmas break from Dec. 16 to Jan. 1. Victoria will host Cowichan Valley on Jan. 2 to kick of the new year. For tickets and more information, check out

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Just Posted

Get your smile on, Free Smile Day is coming up

Two dental clinics in View Royal and Sooke are offering free services on Monday

Parents grieving teen’s overdose death say it started with opioid prescription

Elliot Eurchuk, 16, died at his Oak Bay home Friday, after taking street drugs

Westshore Towing helps keep West Shore resident on the road

A car fire left Dany Mickel without a vehicle

Coast Collective highlights the world through the eyes of local children

Annual Earth Day show meet the artists reception this Saturday

Ready for day two at the Home Expo

One exhibitor, Atlas Junk Removal, uses their trucks for a good cause

VIDEO: Moose found licking salt off B.C. man’s pickup truck

Tab Baker was in his garage in Prince George when the small moose gave his truck a clean

B.C. student makes short-list for autism advocacy award

Brody Butts honoured for his role as a mentor and self-advocate

Austin Powers ‘Mini-Me’, Verne Troyer, dies at 49

Facebook page confirmed his death Saturday afternoon

Alberta man dead after snowmobile collision on B.C. mountain

The incident occurred on Boulder Mountain Friday morning

16 of 20 fastest improving B.C. schools are public: Fraser Institute

Independent elementary schools remain at top of the chart in think tank’s annual report card

Dinosaurs taking centre stage at National Geographic event

NatGeo Live series finale May 2 at the Royal features renowned paleontologist

UPDATED: 1 person dead after highway crash in Nanoose Bay

Accident happened just before 4 p.m. near Hillview Road

NAFTA: Talks continue through weekend in scramble to get a deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland called negotiations ‘perpetual’

Pulp mill fined $900,000 for leaking effluent into B.C. lake

Mackenzie Pulp Mill pleaded guilty to depositing deleterious substance into water frequented by fish

Most Read