The Revelstoke Grizzlies were disappointed this weekend after being handed back-to-back losses on the road.
The team was in the cariboo region on Sunday, Nov. 6, to do battle with the 100 Mile House Wranglers.
An interference call on Matthew Monk at 13:02 in the first frame gave the 100 Mile hosts a window of opportunity to put in a power-play single, giving the Wranglers a 1-0 lead going into the second.
The Grizzlies shot back near the halfway mark in the second frame, with back-to-back goals scored by Jason Lane, offNicholas Darling and Jacob Bourchier, and Raphael Bassot, off Michael LeNoury and Nicholas Higgs. But penalty trouble near the five-minute mark for the Grizzlies saw 100 Mile score another power-play marker, putting the game at 2-2 going into the third.
The game remained tied until the final 10 minutes, when 100 Mile managed to add two more goals for a 4-2 lead. With 35seconds remaining, Higgs potted a power-play marker off Bourchier and Bassot, ending the game with a narrow 4-3 win for the Wranglers.
Higgs was named the game’s second star.
On Saturday night, Nov. 5, the Grizzlies were closer to home at the Art Holding Memorial Arena to face off against Doug BirksDivision leaders the Chase Heat.
Both teams kept each other off the board in the first period. Things changed in the second, with LeNoury scoring an earlypower-play conversion off netminder Dorian Laganiere-Labranche. The goal kicked off an intense 20 minutes of exchangesended with the Heat in a 5-3 lead. Goals two and three for the Grizzlies were scored by Daniel Fisher off Jon Vandermolen andTyler Chavez Leech off Bourchier.
The third period saw a re-energized Grizzlies take the ice. The team managed 16 shots on net to the Heat’s six, but Chasegoaltender Zak Larson denied all but one, ending the game with a 5-4 win for the Heat.
Grizzlies’ back-up goalie Chris Wielenga was named the game’s second star.