Revelstoke Grizzlies have advantage as series against Chase Heat comes to Forum

Revelstoke Grizzlies beat Chase Heat 5-4 in game, lose 3-1 in game two.

The Revelstoke Grizzlies celebrate after beating the Chase Heat in-game one of the KIJHL playoffs by a final score of 5-4.

The Revelstoke Grizzlies gained home ice advantage in their series against the Chase Heat after splitting the first two games on the road.

Game one took place Friday, Feb. 24, at the Art Holding Memorial Arena in Chase. Jake Delorme put the home team ahead early in the first, but Tommy Bodtker tied the game for the Grizzlies with only 11 seconds left in the period.

Chase jumped ahead 3-1 with a pair of goals near the midway point of the second period. Revelstoke stormed back, getting power play goals from Bodtker, Matthew Monk and Bradley Newans to take a 4-3 lead at the end of two.

The Grizzlies power play continued to click, with Tyler Chavez Leech scoring with 10:29 left in the third. The Heat pushed to equalize, but the best they could do was a power play goal with 27 seconds left to make it a 5-4 final in Revelstoke’s favour.

The teams were back at it on Saturday. After a scoreless first period, Delorme put the Heat ahead early in the second. Bourne made it 2-0 at 14:24 of the frame and Chase took a 3-0 lead five minutes in the third period.

Bodtker got Revelstoke on the board at 13:22 of the third, but the Grizzlies were unable to solve Chase goaltender Nic Bruyere the rest of the way. The game ended 3-1.

The series returns to Revelstoke for games three and four on Monday and Tuesday.

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