‘Dream come true’: Victoria Grizzlies welcome new president

'Dream come true': Victoria Grizzlies welcome new president

A local businessman with more than two decades of experience in the Greater Victoria hockey scene says he’s living out his “true passion” after being named the Victoria Grizzlies’ new president.

Byron Loucks, who joined the Junior A Hockey Club earlier this year to help guide its business operations, says taking over the role of president is “a dream come true.”

“I have been involved in hockey in Greater Victoria for more than 20 years,” Loucks said in a news release.

“It will be my pleasure to work with the Victoria Grizzlies Hockey Club and to lead the organization in achieving the visions and goals ahead of us.”

Loucks owned Westcoast Appliances prior to joining the team, and Victoria Grizzlies owner and governor Ron Walchuck says he’s confident his many years of business experience will help the organization reach new heights. 

“Our vision is to make hockey accessible for everyone,” according to Loucks, “and to work with our community partners to make this vision a reality.”

The Grizzlies face off against the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Sept. 3.

“We have a long road ahead of us after the pandemic made going out to hockey games inaccessible, but wait until you see the year we have planned,” added Loucks.


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