Grizzlies Look For A Bounce-Back Win Against Coquitlam

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Keys From The Bear Cave

Horning a Legend:
Victoria Grizzlies are set to take on the Coquitlam Express this Friday at 7pm at the Q Centre Arena. Prior to the game we will be honoring one of our long-time billet families Colin, Deborah, Jonathan and Alexis Mantell.

Sadly, Colin recently lost his battle with cancer. We would like to show our support to the family, as they have been great supporters of the Grizzlies organization, acting as a wonderful billet family to many of our players over the last 6 years.

Please join us as we remember an incredible man, Colin Mantell.

Time To Bounce Back:
The Grizzlies had a tough loss Wednesday night against Alberni Valley in over time. While the team showed improvement defensively and were solid on offence, there are still some things they can work on to bounce back tonight. Watch for the Grizzlies to start the game with a little extra determination as they look to redeem themselves, as the loss is still fresh in their mind.

The Season Series Is On The Line:
Victoria plays Coquitlam 3 times this year. Having won the first meeting between these 2 teams 4-2 at the BCHL Showcase the Grizzlies would win the season series with a win tonight. However, if Coquitlam wins tonight, the Grizzlies would have another chance to take the season series on December 3rd in Coquitlam.

Players to watch

Victoria Grizzlies
Shawn O’Malley (5GP 0G 3A 3PTS)
Dayne Finnson (0G 6A 6PTS)
Ryan Nolan (1G 3A 4PTS)
Coquitlam Express
Alex Ambrosio (4G 6A 10PTS)
Mitch Newsome (1G 7A 8PTS)
Eric Linell (4G 3A 7PTS)
Matchup Of The Night
              Alex Newhook                      Vs.                 Mitch Newsome
These 2 players have very similar play styles, they both like to pass the puck and have a ton of speed. Both lead their teams in assists (Newhook with 13 and Newsome with 7) making this match up an interesting one. Knowing the competitive nature of both Newhook and Newsome, this calls for an interesting match up.

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