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.

Just Posted

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden Alpine Holiday

Widow of avalanche victim sues several guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

ALR review may not be open-minded

Past agriculture minister Norm Letnick skeptical of NDP approach

Hockey Day in Revelstoke events celebrate Aaron Volpatti

Former NHLer’s Revelstoke Grizzlies #19 jersey was retired in pre-game ceremony on Feb. 17

CP Rail train derailed near Field, B.C.

There was no threat to public safety and no injuries: CP Rail

‘Parking doesn’t come cheap’: Revelstoke city planner

Proposed downtown infill facing parking stall challenges

VIDEO: Four-year-old Revelstoke snowboarder featured in viral video

AJ Pitaoulis tours Revelstoke Mountain Resort with young pal Kasper Treadway

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Video: B.C. firefighters featured in quirky video

Oliver Fire Department posts video about their B.C. volunteer firefighter spring training seminar

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals push Canada into second place

A gold in ski cross and a bronze in bobsleigh as men’s hockey advances to the semis

Trudeau reiterates denial of Sikh separatists in cabinet, condemns extremism

“We will always stand against violent extremism, but we understand that diversity of views is one of the great strengths of Canada.”

Canada wins gold in men’s ski cross

Leman earns redemption with ski cross gold; Homan out early

Trump says more must be done to protect children

In a tweet Tuesday night, Trump indicated he wants to strengthen the background check system, but offered no specifics.

Evangelist Billy Graham has died at 99

Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina.

Most Read