A proud member of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, focusing on the development of on and off ice skills and personal growth through education, accountability and respect for the organization, the community and all participants in the game of hockey.
All players still in high school will attend Revelstoke Secondary School (RSS) which is conveniently located right across from the Revelstoke Forum. RSS has a population of approximately 450 students and 55 staff (approximately 35 professional teaching staff). RSS is the only secondary school in the city of Revelstoke (population approximately 8,100) and offers a comprehensive program of studies with a wide range of course offerings.
RSS has a fully equipped library, two computer labs, woodwork and automotive shops, an art room, a drama facility, a cafeteria, a music/band room, science labs, a home economics area, and a full size gymnasium. Extracurricular activities play a significant role in school life around RSS and there is a wide range of clubs, activities, and both league and intramural sports teams.
Our player’s attendance and marks are monitored closely by the coaching staff in conjunction with the staff at RSS. Revelstoke also has an Okanagan College campus which is able to provide quality Post Secondary Education to Revelstoke Grizzlies players. Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, a world of fresh air, and small town friendliness, Okanagan College – Revelstoke Centre offers a dynamic and exciting learning environment for adults of all ages. Whether you are considering new career opportunities, a university degree, further development of academic skills, or general interest opportunities, you can take the first steps at Okanagan College – Revelstoke centre.
Practices & Off Ice Program
Practices are held five days a week, depending on the team schedule. In addition to regular practice, seperate position specific, skills sessions are held each day over the noon hour. An extensive amount of ice time is essential to a player’s development. This Grizzlies also have an intense periodized off ice strength and conditioning program through the Trans Canada Fitness Centre and Revelstoke Secondary School’s new conditioning facility to help develop players physically during the hockey season. Off ice discipline is of the utmost importance to the Revelstoke Grizzlies. Players are expected to carry themselves in a professional manner and follow all team guidelines, curfews, etc at all times.
All out of town players are billeted with local families who have been billeting for a number of years. Players are placed in carefully selected homes with families who have a great interest in the players both on and off the ice. Room and Board will continue beyond the hockey season if needed to allow for completion of high school or university exams. We are very thankful for our billet homes!
The Revelstoke Grizzlies provide all outer equipment. For example: concussion helmet, pants, gloves, and visors (we also provide replacement visors). In addition the team will provide sock tape, black tape, white tape, laces and all players will receive a team tracksuit and gym clothing. Additional apparel is provided throughout the season: Travel Bags, Suit Bags, Shaving Kits, Hoodys, Hats, Cell Phone Covers.
All Revelstoke Grizzlies players receive a free membership for the season at Trans Canada Fitness. It is a 3 level gym which has all the amenities you could ever need. Daily team workouts involve our strength and conditioning coach who holds a degree in Kinesiology.
The Revelstoke Grizzlies play all their home games at the Revelstoke Forum. The arena has 750 seats and room for approximately 400 standing room tickets for a total of approximately 1,100 fans. The Grizzlies have their own dressing room, with a trainer’s room located in the same area for the players. The Forum has been known to all that have played there, as one of the most intimidating places for the opposition to play as the fans are right on top of you and are very vocal for their home team.
The City of Revelstoke
Revelstoke with an estimated population of 8,125, climbs to an average of 14,000 during the winter, has built a reputation for community living in a spectacular and historic mountain setting. The community is rich in natural environmental beauty and offers many indoor and outdoor opportunities.
Revelstoke is located within the Columbia Mountains in the interior of British Columbia, 641km east of Vancouver, BC and 415km west of Calgary, AB. Situated on the Columbia River between the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain Ranges, Revelstoke has a spectacular setting on the main east-west transportation corridor through British Columbia. Revelstoke prides itself on its rich heritage and scenic ambiance. This is a community that has succeeded in diversifying its economy by taking advantage of a multitude of resources readily available in its own backyard.
Revelstoke is quickly developing its tourism sector into an all season playground. With over 35 restaurants and 18 outdoor adventures to choose from, take advantage of our breathtaking scenery in the form of back country skiing, ski touring, heli-skiing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding, river rafting, canoeing, and kayaking. Formal recreational activities include a full service community centre and seniors activity centre, an 18 hole golf course, bowling lanes, fitness centers, tennis courts, skating arena, curling rink, and indoor swimming pool with a waterslide. The area boasts two national parks, three provincial parks, several municipal parks, hot spring developments, and an abundance of camping opportunities. The City of Revelstoke is able to provide all of the amenities of the big city with a friendly small town attitude.
The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is a junior league that operates twenty teams, 19 in the south central corner of British Columbia and 1 team in Washington State (USA). It is a developmental league for players wishing to improve their skills and provides the best exposure with showcases and league play, for players to advance to the next higher level. All games will be broadcast via the internet with audio and video. The league website is www.kijhl.ca.
A Winning Tradition
The Revelstoke Grizzlies organization has a very proud winning tradition which includes eighteen (18) Division Semi Final appearances, eleven (11) Conference Final appearances, six (6) League Final appearances, three (3) KIJHL League Titles, three (3) Provincial Tournament Semi Final appearances, two (2) Provincial Championship and one (1) Western Canadian Championship.
Here is an overview of the Revelstoke Grizzlies team success…
WESTERN CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP: 2010
PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP: 2019, 2010,
PROVINCIAL SEMI FINALS: 2019, 2010, 1998
KIJHL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP: 2019, 2010, 1998
LEAGUE FINALS: 2019, 2018, 2010, 2001, 1999, 1998
CONFERENCE FINALS: 2019, 2018, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998
DIVISION SEMI FINALS: 2019, 2018, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994
Exposure & Opportunity
The Revelstoke Grizzlies Organization is dedicated to helping develop players who are interested in pursing opportunities in U.S. College Hockey, Canadian University, Major Junior, Junior A, European Pro or Semi Pro.