Courtnall, Justin

Courtnall Returning to Victoria

Victoria Grizzlies General Manager Jackson Penney has informed Bolt Prospects that Lightning 2007 seventh round pick Justin Courtnall will return to the BCHL Grizzlies for another year.

Courtnall had been looking into attending an NCAA school in the fall, but those plans are on hold until the 2009-2010 season.

After starting slow last year with Victoria, Courtnall came on to finish with 19 goals and 32 assists for 51 points in 60 games - good enough for second on the club by just a point.

The winger played the previous season with Burnaby of the BCHL.

Courtnall's father, former NHLer Geoff Courtnall, is the head coach of Victoria. Lightning co-owner Len Barrie serves as the Grizzlies' president. (Times-Colonist photo)

BCHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/15

BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals

Game 6: No.2 Langley Chiefs 3 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 2 (OT)
Chiefs win Best of 7 series 4-2

W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Series: 6 GP, 1-2-3, 8 PIM
Playoffs: 11 GP, 3-2-5, 12 PIM

Langley wins four straight to end Victoria and Justin Courtnall’s season.

BCHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/14

BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals

Game 5: No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 2 @ No.2 Langley Chiefs 7
Chiefs lead Best of 7 Series 3-2

W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (plus a misconduct)
Series: 5 GP, 1-1-2, 8 PIM
Playoffs: 10 GP, 3-1-4, 12 PIM

Langley scored 5 power play goals to win their third straight in the series. This game got ugly at the end, with multiple misconducts and major penalties.

BCHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/12

BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals

Game 4: No.2 Langley Chiefs 3 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 1
Best of 7 Series tied 2-2

W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Series: 4 GP, 0-1-1, 6 PIM
Playoffs: 9 GP, 2-1-3, 10 PIM

Victoria has now seen both their series lead and home ice advantage disappear after taking Games 1 and 2 in Langley.

BCHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/11

BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals

Game 3: No.2 Langley Chiefs 6 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 4
Victoria leads Best of 7 Series 2-1

W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Series: 3 GP, 0-1-1, 6 PIM
Playoffs: 8 GP, 2-1-3, 10 PIM

Victoria failed to take a stranglehold on the series at home, losing 6-4. The Grizzlies had cut Langley’s lead to 5-4 with 51 seconds remaining in the game, but the Chiefs added a late empty netter. Game 4 is tonight (Wednesday) in Victoria.

BCHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/8

BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals

Game 2: No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ No.2 Langley Chiefs 2 (OT)
Victoria leads Best of 7 Series 2-0

W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Series: 2 GP, 0-0-0, 6 PIM
Playoffs: 7 GP, 2-0-2, 10 PIM

Victoria, who will return home with a 2-0 series lead, was playing their sixth game in March, having only Sunday and Thursday off since playing last Saturday. They are 5-1 in those games. Courtnall had 51 points in 60 regular season games to finish second on the team in scoring, but has been quiet statistically in the playoffs.

BCHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/7

BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals

Game 1: No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ No.2 Langley Chiefs 2
Victoria leads Best of 7 Series 1-0

W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-0-0, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing after whistle)
Series: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 4 PIM
Playoffs: 6 GP, 2-0-2, 8 PIM

Victoria wins Game 1 on the road, stealing home ice advantage from Langley.

BCHL Playoffs Game Night 3/5: Victoria Advances

BCHL Coastal Conference, First Round

Game 5: No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ No.4 Burnaby Express 2 (OT)
Victoria wins Best of 5 Series 3-2

W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Series: 5 GP, 2-0-2, 4 PIM

Victoria's Jonathan Millhouse scored on a wrist shot at 2:44 of overtime to give the Grizzlies a first round series win over the higher seeded Burnaby Express. Victoria will open their conference semi-final matchup against the second-seeded Langley Chiefs on Friday. In the other Coastal Conference first round matchup, sixth ranked Powell River, fresh off a first round upset of Surrey, will play top seeded Nanaimo.

BCHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/4

BCHL Coastal Conference, First Round

Game 4: No.4 Burnaby Express 5 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 2
Best of 5 Series tied 2-2

W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Series: 4 GP, 2-0-2, 4 PIM

The decisive Game 5 will be played tonight (Wednesday) in Burnaby.

BCHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/3

BCHL Coastal Conference, First Round

Game 3: No.4 Burnaby Express 3 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 4
Victoria leads Best of 5 Series 2-1

W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 1-0-1, 2 PIM (interference)
Series: 3 GP, 2-0-2, 2 PIM

Courtnall scored the second of three Victoria goals in the third period to help the Grizzlies turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 regulation win. The Grizzlies can end the series tonight (Tuesday) at home.

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