The Port Moody Panthers are excited to announce the signing of 2005-born defender Bruce Grey for the 2022-23 Pacific Junior Hockey League season.
Grey, a resident of West Vancouver, BC, played with Pacific Canadians Hockey Academy U17 Prep of the Hockey Super League in 2021-22 and finished third in league scoring among all defenders with seven goals and 21 assists in 24 games. His 1.17 points-per-game was tops among blueliners in the HSL and he served as captain for the Canadians.
His point total also led all Canadians defenders in scoring and was third overall on the team. Grey looks to playing in Port Moody as a stepping stone to the next level.
“I’m excited to start my junior career in Port Moody with the Panthers because they have an excellent program and have moved many players to the next level of hockey,” said Grey. “I hope I can follow along (in) some of those players’ footsteps.”
With a returning core and the new recruits brought in thus far, Grey is definitely taking a team-first approach.
“My goal is to help the Panthers be successful and make the playoffs this upcoming season,” he added.
Before joining the Pacific Canadians program, Grey skated with West Vancouver Minor Hockey as well as the North Shore Winter Club. Despite his impressive point totals, he describes himself as the type of player who takes care of both ends of the ice.
“I’m a two-way defenceman (who) can contribute to the offence, but also play a shutdown game when needed,” explained Grey.
Grey joins Dylan Emerson, Ty Balchen, Matthew Ng, and Nick Dunn as recruited players signed by the Panthers for the 2022-23 PJHL season.