Victoria, BC (ISN) – Fans of the 2012-2013 Victoria Grizzlies Jr. “A” hockey club can be forgiven if they think they are seeing triple this season, as the Grizzlies announced today the signing of triplets Myles, Leo and Gerry Fitzgerald in a multi player deal with the Prince George Spruce Kings.
The Fitzgerald triplets enter their third season in the BCHL and will bring some offensive firepower to the new look Grizzlies lineup.
Going to Prince George are the recently acquired David London, and veteran Grizzlies forwards Cam Lawson and Coltyn Hansen.
Head Coach and General Manager Bill Bestwick described the trade as, “an exciting and significant move in the rebuilding of our roster for the upcoming season.”
The Fitzgerald’s are no strangers to Bestwick and Island Junior Hockey supporters as all three entered the BCHL under his guidance with the Nanaimo Clippers during the 2010-2011 season.
Individually each Fitzgerald is a top player in the BCHL and collectively they are dynamic, skilled players that compete and entertain during every single shift,” stated Bestwick.
Upon learning of his new teammates, recently appointed Grizzlies Captain Zach Urban said, “This is great news and I am very excited to play with them. Game in game out they were the hardest line to play against last year, I hated playing against them.”
In their first two BCHL seasons the Fitzgerald’s have combined for 77 goals and 104 assists during 169 games played. “These guys love the game and are as durable as any players in the BCHL. I expect them to generate offense and reach a point a game status or more,” said Bestwick.
The Victoria Grizzlies organization wish to express their sincere appreciation to Cam and Coltyn for their contribution to the Grizzlies Hockey Club and wish all three departing players much success in Prince George.
The Victoria Grizzlies Hockey Club begins training camp August 20 at Bear Mountain Arena with exhibition games at home Aug. 24 against the Cowichan Valley Capitals, Aug. 28 in Sooke against the Nanaimo Clippers, Aug. 29 in Port Alberni to take on the Bulldogs, and then back at home Sept. 2 at Bear Mountain Arena for the final pre-season match-up against the Powell River Kings.
For information on season ticket packages and exhibition game tickets, visit www.victoriagrizzlies.com or call 250-385-1555.