Jacob Smith in front of the net against the Chase Heat at the Revelstoke Forum on Tuesday (Jan. 18) night. (Matthew Timmins Photography)

Jacob Smith in front of the net against the Chase Heat at the Revelstoke Forum on Tuesday (Jan. 18) night. (Matthew Timmins Photography)

Captain Berg nets a hat-trick, Revelstoke Grizzlies complete comeback win

The Grizzlies played an electric game against the Chase Heat on Tuesday (Jan. 18) night

The Revelstoke Grizzlies played a game to remember on Tuesday (Jan. 18) against the Chase Heat in front of an electrified crowd.

Captain Cole ‘Ice’ Berg opened the scoring for the Grizzlies on the power-play, continuing the Grizzlies excellence with the man advantage this season, at 14:14 in the first period.

Just four minutes later, the Heat would level the game through a power-play goal from Tanner Chapman. The Grizzlies responded quickly though, as Jacob Smith put the home team back on top through another power-play goal, his 10th of the season.

A tightly contested second period resulted in the away team levelling the score.

Tie game. Everything to play for in the third.

The Heat started the third like a bull in a china shop, netting twice in the first five minutes to take a commanding 4-2 lead. The fans at the Forum hung their heads momentarily.

Then, the floodgates opened.

Berg started the comeback for the Grizzlies, netting his second of the night off a pass from Smith. Then, less than a minute later, Kaleb West let rip a shot from the blue-line, over Roderic May’s shoulder to level the game.

Gage Lajeunesse, playing his first game in Grizzlies colours, looked more comfortable on the ice with every shift. He capped off a good debut with the go-ahead-goal, a shot from a long way out off a Brandon Kasdorf pass. 5-4 Grizzlies.

The ice started to tilt in the Grizzlies favor.

Then the captain added a little razzle-dazzle to put the game to bed.

Coast-to-coast from his own zone, out-muscling and out-working Chase, Berg completed his hat-trick with an amazing solo goal.

Chase would pull one back with less than a minute to go before Ronin Pusch netted an empty-netter to put the game to bed.

The Grizzlies scored five in the third period to complete a jaw-dropping comeback, earning a 7-5 win over the Chase Heat on an electric Tuesday night.

The final shot count was 51-32 in favor of the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies continue their home stand on Friday, with back-to-back games at the Forum against the 100 Mile House Wranglers.

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