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NEWS: Capitals hire Geoff Grimwood as Head Coach/General Manager

The Cowichan Valley Capitals are pleased to announce the signing of Geoff Grimwood as their new Head Coach and General Manager to a multi year contract. Along with Grimwood joining the staff, Assistant Coach Dan Whiteford, Goalie Coach Chris Carter, and Athletic Therapist Jordan Brucks will all be returning to the Capitals this season.

“I am grateful to the ownership and executives of the Cowichan Valley Capitals for this opportunity.  The team had a tremendous 2019-2020 season led by Mike Vandekamp, who deserves a lot of credit for building a contending program. I am looking forward to building off a successful season. Being able to return home to Vancouver Island and coach again the BCHL, it just means a lot to me.  I couldn’t be happier” said Grimwood.

Grimwood joins the Capitals after a stint as an Assistant Coach with the Winkler Flyers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Previous to last season, Grimwood was the Head Coach and General Manager of the West Kelowna Warriors during the 2018/19 season where they finished 28-28-1-1 for 6th in the Interior Division before falling in game seven of the first round against Wenatchee. His BCHL tenure began in Powell River between 2010-2012 as an Assistant. During his time in Powell River the Kings made back to back appearances in the BCHL Final and won the BCHL Regular Season title in 2011-2012.  Grimwood’s coaching experience also includes three seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League (WHL) and three seasons as GM/Head Coach of the Kindersley Klippers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).

A former BCHL player with the Victoria Salsa, Geoff was born and raised in Victoria and began his coaching career in the VIJHL with the Victoria Cougars and Peninsula Panthers. During his time in the VIJHL, his teams won three VIJHL Championships while also winning Gold and Silver Medals in the Cyclone Taylor Provincial Championships.

“I would also like to  thank everyone in the Cowichan Valley who is helping on the front lines of the COVID-19 situation. We would like to remind everyone to support local businesses and look forward to helping our local business and sponsors bounce back during the 2020-2021 season.”

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