Update: Post game fights break out between Chilliwack Chiefs and Victoria Grizzlies. At 1:38 of the video the Chilliwack’s coaching staff shove a hockey stick over the glass at the Grizzlies’ coaches as the latter exit the bench.
It’s the Fitzgerald triplets first and foremost, with a perfect supporting cast, at least that’s the hope.
The Victoria Grizzlies’ finalized roster showed it is ready for a deep playoff run as it won a pair of one-goal games this weekend, 2-1 over the Chilliwack Chiefs at home on Saturday and 3-2 over the Aberni Bulldogs in Port Alberni on Friday night.
Myles Fitzgerald scored the game-winner on Friday, an unassisted goal to break the Alberni hearts with 24 seconds remaining in the game. The Grizz were down 2-0 to start the third period against Alberni when Gerry and Myles each scored to tie it at two-two, Gerry with a power play goal three minutes into the third and Myles from Leo and Gerry at the 11th-minute mark.
The Grizz then tested their might as the reigning first-place team in the B.C. Hockey League against the Chilliwack Chiefs on Saturday. The Chiefs recently held that post and are among the favourites to win the BCHL championship this year.
Leo scored the first goal of the game against Chilliwack on the powerplay in the second period. Pierce Eviston scored the winning goal in the third period, his first goal with the Grizzlies since being acquired at the trade deadline from the Vernon Vipers on Thursday.
Eviston played for the Grizzlies in 2010-11 and scored 38 points in 44 games. The Grizz also traded forward Garrett Skrbich and future considerations to the Cowichan Capitals Hockey Club for Keyler Bruce.
Elsewhere, former Victoria Cougars junior B player and Victoria Grizzlies forward Teal Burns was moved from the Capitals to Alberni as the Bulldogs loaded up with a few players for a playoff run. Burns is an over-ager this year and is back in the BCHL after two-plus seasons in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks, Vancouver Giants and Everett Silvertips.
The Grizz visit the Bulldogs on Wednesday.