The city of Revelstoke and the Grizzlies to host BC’s Provincial Junior B Championship on April 13-16, 2023.
For Immediate Release
April 26, 2022
Saanichton, BC – BC Hockey along with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) are pleased to announce that the Revelstoke Grizzlies and the city of Revelstoke will host the 2023 Cyclone Taylor Cup from April 13-16, 2023, with all the game action taking place at the Revelstoke Forum.
The four-team tournament will see the champions from KIJHL, PJHL and VIJHL along with the host, Revelstoke Grizzlies battle it out in hopes of hoisting the Cyclone Taylor Cup as B.C.’s Provincial Junior B Champions.
“I’d like to thank all the members of our Cyclone Taylor Cup bid committee for their time and effort that has brought this prestigious event to Revelstoke,” said Ryan Parent, General Manager & Head Coach of the Revelstoke Grizzlies. “Our community has become well-known for its tremendous support of junior hockey and we’re excited to showcase that next April!”
The city of Revelstoke is located in southeastern British Columbia, situated along the Columbia River. This will be the fifth time that the Revelstoke Grizzlies will compete for the Cyclone Taylor Cup, and the first time in the host’s role. The Grizzlies claimed the championship in the 1998, 2010 and 2019 competitions. They also finished third in the 2022 tournament after being crowned 2022 KIJHL Champions.
“Revelstoke has a long history of hockey and the Grizzlies have been a big part of our community for more than 20 years,” Gary Sulz, Mayor, City of Revelstoke said. “I am very excited that the Revelstoke Grizzlies junior hockey team will be hosting the 2023 Cyclone Taylor Cup.”
“I’d like to congratulate the City of Revelstoke and the Grizzlies organization on being named as the host of the 2023 Cyclone Taylor Cup,” KIJHL Commissioner Jeff Dubois said, “With their outstanding fan support and recent track record for championship hockey, there’s no doubt Revelstoke will make for an outstanding host community and team for this event.”
The 2022-23 event will be held in accordance with any Provincial Health orders that may be in place at the time of the event. The Grizzlies host committee and the KIJHL will be working closely with the Provincial Health Authorities and the City of Revelstoke to ensure this event is able to be hosted in a safe and successful manner.
Schedule and ticket packages will be on sale soon. For more information, please visit: https://www.kijhl.ca/.
The Cyclone Taylor Cup: The Cyclone Taylor Cup has been competed for since 1967. The tournament serves as the British Columbia Provincial Junior B Hockey Championship. The annual tournament is held amongst the champions of the PJHL, KIJHL, and VIJHL, as well as the host team of the event. The last time the event was held was in 2022, hosted by the Delta Ice Hawks and was won by the Langley Trappers of the PJHL. Planning and coordination for this event has been a collaboration of BC Hockey and the three leagues involved in the tournament, KIJHL, PJHL and VIJHL, representing forty-three teams in British Columbia.