Revelstoke Grizzlies captain Tommy Bodtker embraces Grizzlies goaltender Giovanni Sambrielaz following a 5 - 3 loss at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6. The loss marked the end of the Grizzlies season, who walked into game six of the KIJHL final facing elimination on home-ice. After shaking hands with the opposing team and recognizing their fans, Bodtker and Sambrielaz were the last two Grizzlies to leave the ice. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

PHOTOS: Grizzlies season ends in heartbreak — Kimberley Dynamiters take KIJHL championship in six

Head coach Ryan Parent says his club has changed the way hockey is played in Revelstoke

The Revelstoke Grizzlies season is over.

Despite outplaying the Kimberley Dynamiters for the full 60 minutes in game six of the KIJHL final on Friday night, the Dynamiters took a 5 – 3 victory to clinch the championship.

It was the first time the Grizzlies had outshot their opponents in the series.

Head coach Ryan Parent, currently in the running for KIJHL Coach of the Year, said he was impressed with his team, who came prepared to play every night, and fought hard until the very end.

“I like the way we played last night, I thought for 60 minutes we were the better team,” said Parent. “But that’s hockey. Sometimes you don’t get the bounces.”

The KIJHL Coach of the Year nominee said he has nothing but good things to say about his players, who contributed to the Grizzlies best season in recent memory, and have raised the profile of the local hockey club.

The last time the Revelstoke Grizzlies made the KIJHL final was in the 2009/2010 season, when they took the championship.

“Obviously when you get this far it’s 50/50 and you know you have a chance to win. I think our room felt we had that chance. So you know, there’s disappointment and our group reflects on it,” said Parent.

“But we also realize that we’re the second best team out of 20 in the best junior B league in western Canada. So you look at it realistically and from my perspective, I have nothing but great things to say about every player that’s in that dressing room.”

Parent said his team will be back and ready to compete for the championship come next season.

He said there will be some changes in the roster, but that the Revelstoke Grizzlies will be bringing their A game.

“These guys have changed the way hockey is played in Revelstoke. Now that we got a taste, we want the whole enchilada,” said Parent.

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Grizzlies goaltender Giovanni Sambrielaz finds a moment of quiet contemplation before the puck drops for game six of the KIJHL final at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6. The Kimberley Dynamiters won the game 5 - 3 and took the KIJHL championship. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Grizzlies starting line takes it all in from the blue line as they await the puck dropping to start game six of the KIJHL final at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6. The Kimberley Dynamiters won the game 5 - 3 and took the championship. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Grizzlies and the Dynamiters line up for a face off in the first period of game six of the KIJHL at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6. The Kimberley Dynamiters won the game 5 - 3 and took the championship. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

A member of the Dynamiters shares some heated words with a Grizzly in game six of the KIJHL Final at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6. The Kimberley Dynamiters won the game 5 - 3 and took the championship. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Revelstoke Grizzlies press through the neutral zone in game six of the KIJHL final at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6. The Kimberley Dynamiters won the game 5 - 3 and took the championship. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Grizzlies break in to the offensive zone for a scoring chance early in the first period of game six of the KIJHL final at the Revelstoke forum on April 6. The Kimberley Dynamiters won the game 5 - 3 and took the championship. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Grizzlies regroup in the third period of game six of the KIJHL final at the Revelstoke forum on April 6. The Kimberley Dynamiters won the game 5 - 3 and took the championship. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Grizzlies goaltender Giovanni Sambrielaz looks on from the bench after being pulled in the final minutes of game six of the KIJHL final at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6. The Kimberley Dynamiters won the game 5 - 3 and took the championship. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Grizzlies look on incredulous after losing to the Kimberley Dynamiters 5 - 3 in game six of the KIJHL final on April 6. The loss marked the end of their season. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Revelstoke Grizzlies salute their fans after losing game six of the KIJHL final at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6. The loss marked the end of their season. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Grizzlies captain Tommy Botdker leads his team in their salute of their fans following their loss at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6 in game six of the KIJHL final. The loss marked the end of the Grizzlies season. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Grizzlies captain Tommy Botdker leads his team in their salute of their fans following their loss at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6 in game six of the KIJHL final. The loss marked the end of the Grizzlies season. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Grizzlies and the Dynamiters shake hands following game six of the KIJHL final at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Grizzlies captain Tommy Botdker leads his team in the ceremonial handshake following a 5 - 3 loss to the Kimberley Dynamiters in game six of the KIJHL final on Friday night. The loss marked the end of the Grizzlies season. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Giovanni Sambrielaz makes his way through the ceremonial handshake after the Revelstoke Grizzlies lost game six of the KIJHL final on home-ice. The loss marked the end of the Grizzlies season. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Kimberley Dynamiters are KIJHL Champions after defeating the Revelstoke Grizzlies 5 -3 in game six of the KIJHL final at the Revelstoke Forum. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Kimberley Dynamiters celebrate after defeating the Revelstoke Grizzlies 5 - 3 to take the KIJHL championship in game six of the final at the Revelstoke Forum on April 6. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

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