Mitchell Lavoie shoots on Jakob Severson. The Revelstoke Grizzlies beat the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-1 on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Revelstoke. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Grizzlies remain third in division after splitting weekend games

Only three points separate the first and third teams in the Doug Birks Division

The Revelstoke Grizzlies remain third in their division after splitting their weekend games.

The Grizzlies won their first game against the 100 Mile House Wranglers at home on Friday night, beating the visitors 5-1.

They fell in overtime to the Chase Heat in Chase on Saturday night.

The Grizzlies were looking to win at home agains the Wranglers, following a double-overtime 2-2 tie against the team at the Forum on Nov.10.

Cody Flann opened up the scoring on a power play goal with 3:09 left in the first period.

The Wranglers tied things up at 17:57 in the second, but Flann scored another power play goal at 13:09 off a pass from Jordan Rea.

Rea had not played at home since Sept. 9.

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The Grizzlies surged ahead in the third period.

Cole Golden scored at 18:05, Jason Lane at 8:18 and Joel Scrimbit scored a power play goal with 2:47 remaining.

The Grizzlies nearly doubled the Wranglers’ shots, shooting on goalie Jakob Severson 46 times to the 25 shots Revelstoke goalie Giovanni Sambrielaz faced.

In Saturday night’s game, although they outshot the team 44-29, the Grizzlies fell 5-4 to Chase in overtime.

Goals in the game came from Tommy Bodtker, Clark Nelson, Jordan Robertson (newly acquired from the Grand Forks Border Bruins) and Flann.

The Grizzlies are now 13-4-1-3 and are three points back from 100 Mile (15-7-3-0) and two points back from Chase (16-10-0-0).

The Grizzlies still have a few games in hand against the other teams. It’s the tighest spread of the top three teams in any division in the league.

The Grizzlies next face the Chase Heat for a rematch in Chase on Nov. 29.

The Grizzlies’ next home game is Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. against the Kelowna Chiefs.


 

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Wranglers’ Jacque Gilkerson and Grizzlies’ Mitchell Lavoie collide at the boards. The Revelstoke Grizzlies beat the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-1 on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Revelstoke. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Harley Bootsma receives a puck to the side of his head as the Grizzlies shoot on the Wranglers in KIJHL regular season action. The Revelstoke Grizzlies beat the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-1 on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Revelstoke. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Cody Flann celebrates his first goal of the night. The Revelstoke Grizzlies beat the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-1 on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Revelstoke. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Josh Irvine shoots on Jakob Severson. The Revelstoke Grizzlies beat the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-1 on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Revelstoke. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Tommy Bodtker brings the puck up the ice. The Revelstoke Grizzlies beat the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-1 on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Revelstoke. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

From left, Ryan Bedard and Jason Lane celebrate a goal. The Revelstoke Grizzlies beat the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-1 on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Revelstoke. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Jakob Severson makes a stop. The Revelstoke Grizzlies beat the 100 Mile House Wranglers 5-1 on Nov. 24 at the Forum in Revelstoke. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

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