Revelstoke Grizzlies pick up four of six points

Revelstoke Grizzlies beat Sicamous Eagles, tie Chase Heat and lose in overtime to Summerland Steam.

Revelstoke Grizzlies’ defenceman Matthew Monk winds up on a breakaway during overtime against the Chase Heat on Friday.

The Revelstoke Grizzlies picked up points in all three games last week, winning once, tying once and losing in overtime on Saturday night.

The team’s week started on Tuesday, Jan. 24, when they hosted the Sicamous Eagles at the Forum. The Grizzlies got off to a roaring start, getting first period goals from David Lenzin, Tyler Chavez Leech and Raphael Bassot to jump out to a 3-0 lead after one.

The Eagles attempted to claw their way back into the game, scoring two goals in the second period, but Dylan McNeil got one for the Grizzlies to make it 4-2 after two periods. Daniel Fisher finished the scoring with a empty netter late in the third for a 5-2 final.

Defenceman Matthew Monk picked up four assists in the game, while Giovanni Sambrielaz stopped 33 shots for the win.

On Friday, the Grizzlies played host to the Chase Heat. Revelstoke had a strong first period and was rewarded with goals from Jacob Bourchier and Bassot two minutes apart late in the frame.

Lenzin scored 4:09 into the second period to make it 3-0 Revelstoke, but after Chase turned up the temperature. Kolten Moore scored a short handed goal and Josh Bourne scored on the power play to bring the Heat within one at the end of the second period.

The teams went back-and-forth in the third period, with Chase fighting hard to tie the game. With 2:14 left, former Grizzly Kaden Black tied the game to send it to overtime. The extra periods were wild affairs, with both teams enjoying plenty of chances. The two goalies – Sambrielaz for Revelstoke and Nic Bruyere for Chase – stood tall and the game finished a 3-3 tie.

Photo: Mason Palaga of the Chase Heat breaks in alone on Revelstoke goalie Giovanni Sambrielaz while Nick Higgs dives to slow him down in overtime on Friday.

On Saturday, the Summerland Steam chugged into Revelstoke for Aussie Night at the Forum. Chavez Leech put Revelstoke ahead early in the first, but former Grizzly Steven Fiust tied the game before the period was over.

The teams combined for five goals in the second period, with Mitchell Lavoie and Tommy Bodtker scoring for the Grizzlies, and Wyatt Gale (two) and Riley Pettitt potting goals for the Steam.

Revelstoke found themselves down by one heading into the third but Jason Lane scored an unassisted marker early on to send the game to overtime. The first period of 4-on-4 solved nothing, sending the game to five minutes of 3-on-3. Unfortunately, with only 1:25 to go, Scott Robinson scored for Summerland, letting them return home with a 5-4 win.

The loss spoiled Chris Wielenga’s effort in net; he stopped 51 of 56 shots in a losing cause.

The results did little to change Revelstoke’s spot in the standings. With seven games left, they have a 16-21-1-2 record and need one more point to clinch a playoff spot.

The Grizzlies are in action twice this weekend. On Friday, they play the Heat in Chase and on Saturday they host the 100 Mile House Wranglers at the Forum. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, they host the Eagles.

Just Posted

B.C. freestyle skier wins gold

Cassie Sharpe of Comox shines in the halfpipe

No decision yet from Sagmoen bail hearing

Provincial court judge is expected to decide next week if Silver Creek man to remain in custody

RCMP officer officially cleared in shooting incident

Police watchdog concludes Salmon Arm officer’s use of force was justified

Winter highway maintenance on Hwy. 1 Monday morning

Expect delays around 20 minutes east of Revelstoke

UPDATE: Body of missing skier found

Man’s truck found in Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s parking lot covered in ‘several days’ snow’

VIDEO: Couples tie the knot on top of Mount Mackenzie

Free weddings and vow renewals offered by Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Valentine’s Day

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.

Virtue and Moir end ice dance careers with Olympic gold

Virtue and Moir’s gold medal win at the Olympics makes them the world’s most decorated figure skaters

Canadians find living in small spaces teaches creativity

Canadian families choosing to live in small spaces to bring closeness to children

NDP Health Minister calls to offer woman seat on Interior Health Board

Joyce Beddow-Buckland of Ashcroft was surprised by the call, and accepted the offer.

SAR suspends search for missing man at Sun Peaks

RCMP will continue to search for a missing man near Kamloops but SAR has suspended their role

Lottery will help save children’s lives

Each ticket gets you a chance to win a lot of money, while helping a lot of kids

Submit nominations for 2018 Okanagan College Alumni Awards

Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, March 14

Family home, police car targets of shootings in Keremeos

There were no injuries in two shootings that occurred in Keremeos over the weekend

Most Read