BC Junior Hockey League teams once again face off for an exhibition game at SEAPARC Arena this Saturday.

Victoria Grizzlies face off against Nanaimo Clippers in Sooke

This Saturday night at SEAPARC sees the puck drop for another season of hockey. The Victoria Grizzlies are hosting the Nanaimo Clippers in their final exhibition game before their BC Junior Hockey League season begins.

This Saturday night at SEAPARC sees the puck drop for another season of hockey.  The Victoria Grizzlies are hosting the Nanaimo Clippers in their final exhibition game before their BC Junior Hockey League season begins.

Some might wonder if it is still too early for hockey — it seems only a very short time ago that the Canucks ushered in summer with their Game 7 loss.  But months have quickly passed by and the increasingly cool mornings are a signal that it’s time to head to the rink once again.

Saturday’s game will be a nice season kick-off for the minor league teams in Sooke.  The game is co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sooke and the Sooke Minor Hockey Association (SMHA).  Sooke Rotary’s involvement started 10 years ago when a few Rotarian hockey fans  wanted to bring high-level, quality hockey entertainment to Sooke.  Rotary’s goal is to provide an affordable and convenient option for Sooke families and citizens, many of whom cannot make it to games during the season in Victoria.  All proceeds will go to Sooke Minor Hockey.

The SMHA is planning a whole bunch of fun activities, including a tailgate party BBQ starting at 4:30, a fastest shot competition, and “chuck a duck” contest between periods.  There will also be a 50/50 draw.

Tickets are available at SEAPARC or by phone: 250-642-8000.