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Victoria Grizzlies: Graduating players and eligible returnees

The Victoria Grizzlies finished sixth in the BC Hockey League’s Coastal Conference this season with a 26-20-5-3 record and faced the Alberni Valley Bulldogs in the first round of the Fred Page Cup playoffs. The Grizzlies fell to the Bulldogs in four straight games.

The Grizzlies have eight players committed to NCAA Division I schools for this September, and three aging out in Noah Leibl, Devon deVries, and Olivier Picard.

Victoria general manager and head coach Rylan Ferster has six forwards, three defenders, and one goalie eligible to return in 2023-24.

These numbers will likely change as players move to other leagues like the Western Hockey League, US Hockey League, or North American Hockey League. They may drop down to junior B, be sent away in trades, retire, or wind up committing to college before September and don’t return to their BCHL clubs.

The depth chart is based on the league going with a 24-player roster next season and coaches going with 14 forwards, eight defenders, and two goaltenders.

Graduating players

Eli Barnett (University of Vermont)
Owen Bohn (Augustana University)
Tim Busconi (Boston University)
Jack Gorton (Boston University)
Ansel Holt (Army West Point)
Nathan King (Merrimack College)
Luc Pelletier (Princeton University)
Hoyt Stanley (Cornell University)
Noah Leibl (aged out)
Devon deVries (aged out)
Olivier Picard (aged out)

Eligible returnees (* indicates an open spot – assuming the team goes with 14 forwards and eight defenders)

Anthony Carone (03)
Ryan Watt (04)
Reegan Hiscock (04)
Zakery Anderson (04)
Cam Smith (04)
Jacksenn Hungle (04)

Tyler Waram (03)
Justin Gibson (03)
Masen Culley (04)

Oliver Auyeung-Ashton (05)