Revelstoke Grizzlies captain Tommy Botdker leads his team as they embrace their fans after completing a two game comeback at the Revelstoke Forum on Tuesday night. Goaltender Giovanni Sambrielaz earned the first shutout of his playoff career to even the series at two a piece. The battle for the KIJHL championship continues on Thursday night in Kimberley when the Grizzlies take on the Dynamiters for game five. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

PHOTOS: Grizzlies shutout Dynamiters — complete comeback on home-ice

On Tuesday night the Grizzlies evened the series at two on the back of a Giovanni Sambrielaz shutout

Revelstoke Grizzlies goaltender Giovanni Sambrielaz had never earned a shutout in the playoffs before, but last night he got his first. Despite being outshot 37 to 18 by the Kimberley Dynamiters, the Grizzlies took a decisive 1 – 0 win on home-ice to even the KIJHL championship series at two.

Sambrielaz, the star of the last two games, said it was a team effort.

“The team has played incredibly well in front of me, and made my job easy,” the Grizzlies netminder said. “We hadn’t gotten the bounces in the first two, but things worked out at home.”

Head coach Ryan Parent, up for KIJHL coach of the year, said Sambrielaz played clutch to keep the club in the game.

“He gives us a chance to win every night he’s in the net, and he’s been clutch every game,” he said.

Parent chalked the win up to hard work, determination, and getting on the board.

After taking home two key victories on home ice to keep the Grizzlies championship dreams alive, he said nothing less than would have been acceptable for Grizzlies.

“The win is what we wanted, and I don’t think anything was gonna’ be acceptable except for that for us,” said Parent.

“That was our mindset going in and we got on the board. They didn’t, and Gio backstopped us. I thought we competed hard for the full 60 minutes.”

Parent said the game plan going forward will be much the same as it was over the last two games, and that the Grizzlies will be sticking to what they know works well.

“We wanna bring the same compete and elevate our game.”

The Grizzlies were outshot by 17 in the last 40.

Their lone goal was scored less than three minutes into the second period unassisted by Jacob Bourchier.

Sambrielaz’ stellar performance on home ice was just his second shutout of the season.

The Revelstoke Grizzlies will continue to battle for the KIJHL championship in Kimberley on Thursday night when the puck drops for game five at 7:30 p.m.

The series is tied 2 – 2.

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Giovanni Sambrielaz notches one his 37 saves on Tuesday night at the Revelstoke Forum. The Grizzlies beat the Kimberley Dynamiters to even the series at two. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Giovanni Sambrielaz notches one his 37 saves on Tuesday night at the Revelstoke Forum. Sambrielaz notched the first playoff shutout of his career in game 4 of the KIJHL finals. The Grizzlies beat the Kimberley Dynamiters to even the series at two. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Grizzlies captain Tommy Botdker leads the charge late in the third period of game five of the KIJHL final on Thursday night. The Grizzlies beat the Kimberley Dynamiters 1 - 0 to even the series at two. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

The Kimberley Dynamiters and the Revelstoke Grizzlies battle in the corner after one goes wide of the Dynamiter Goaltender in the third period of game 4 of the KIJHL final at the Revelstoke Forum. The Grizzlies beat the Kimberley Dynamiters 1 - 0 to even the series at two. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

A member of the Revelstoke Grizzlies coaching staff looks on as the Dynamiters try to tie it up late in the third period of game 4 of the KIJHL final. The Grizzlies beat the Kimberley Dynamiters 1 - 0 to even the series at two. (Jake Sherman/Revelstoke Review)

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