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REVELSTOKE TO HOST 2023 CYCLONE TAYLOR CUP

For Immediate Release
April 26, 2022

Saanichton, BC – 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 city of Revelstoke is home to over 8,000 people and is located in southeastern British
Columbia. It is situated along the Columbia River between the Monashee and Selkirk
Mountain ranges. The tournament will be held at the 1,000 seat Revelstoke Forum, which
also serves as 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.
Schedule and ticket packages information will be announced in the future. For more
information, please visit: https://www.kijhl.ca.

The Cyclone Taylor Cup

The Cyclone Taylor Cup has been competed for since 1967. The tournament serves as
the British Columbia Provincial Junior B Hockey Championship. The annual tournament is
held amongst the champions of the PJHL, KIJHL, and VIJHL, as well as the host team of
the event. The last time the event was held was in 2022, hosted by the Delta Ice Hawks
and was won by the Langley Trappers of the PJHL. Planning and coordination for this
event has been a collaboration of BC Hockey and the three leagues involved in the
tournament, KIJHL, PJHL, and VIJHL, representing forty-three teams in British Columbia.

BC Hockey is a non-profit organization and member of Hockey Canada, providing
stewardship of amateur hockey at all levels in British Columbia and Yukon. For more
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We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.