by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 26 2022
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.
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 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 2023 tournament will mark the fifth time that the Grizzlies will compete for the Cyclone Taylor Cup, and their first time in the role of host team. Revelstoke claimed the Cup in 1998, 2010 and 2019.
They also finished third in the 2022 tournament after winning the KIJHL Championship.
"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 beautiful city of Revelstoke sits in southeastern British Columbia, along the Columbia River between the Monashee and Selkirk Mountain ranges.
The tournament will be held at the 1,000 seat Revelstoke Forum, the Grizzlies’ home arena.
"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."
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.