KIJHL President Bill Olhausen (left) presents Revelstoke Grizzlies Head Coach Ryan Parent with the KIJHL Coach of the Year award before the first game of the Doug Birks Division Final series in Revelstoke on March 6, 2018. All the coaches in the KIJHL vote for the peer they think is most deserving. Parent was also recognized as Coach of the Year in the Doug Birks Division. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Wranglers tame Grizzlies in Game 1 of Doug Birks Division Final

100 Mile steals 4-1 road win to take 1-0 series lead against the Revelstoke Grizzlies

The 100 Mile House Wranglers jumped to an early series lead Tuesday night.

The Wranglers beat the Revelstoke Grizzlies 4-1 in front of a packed Forum crowd to lead the Doug Birks Division Final best-of-seven series 1-0.

The Revelstoke Grizzlies drew first blood as Clark Nelson scooped up a rebound and pushed it past Wranglers goalie Jakub Severson just over halfway through the first period.

The Wranglers soon tied it up 1-1 as Dawson Long picked up a rebound and snuck the puck past Revelstoke goalie Giovanni Sambrielaz with 5:14 left in the first frame.

The Wranglers continued to put pressure on the Grizzlies and took a 2-1 lead with 3:40 remaining in the second period.

The 100 Mile pair of James Gordon and Rob Raju proved dangerous in the third frame, as they added two more goals for the Wranglers, including a final empty-netter from half to win 4-1 on the road in a hostile home fan-packed Forum.

The Grizzlies will be looking to rebound in Game 2 tonight at 7 at the Revelstoke Forum.

NOTES: Revelstoke Head Coach Ryan Parent was presented the KIJHL Coach of the Year award before the game. The award is voted on by coaches in the league. First Star was Clark Nelson, who scored the Grizzlies’ sole goal last night. Second Star was 100 Mile’s James Gordon, who scored two goals for the visitors.


 

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The Revelstoke Grizzlies celebrate their first goal during first period Round 2 KIJHL playoff action. The Grizzlies lost at home to the 100 Mile Wranglers 4-1 in Game 1 of the Doug Birks Division Final series. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Grizzlies fans hold up their signs, cheering for goalie Giovanni Sambrielaz (30) and defenceman Matt Cadden (57). (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke’s Ryan Bedard and 100 Mile’s Dawson long chase the puck deep into the Wranglers zone during second period Round 2 KIJHL playoff action. The Grizzlies lost at home to the 100 Mile Wranglers 4-1 in Game 1 of the Doug Birks Division Final series. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke head coach talks to his players during a time out in the second period of their Round 2 KIJHL playoff game. The Grizzlies lost at home to the 100 Mile Wranglers 4-1 in Game 1 of the Doug Birks Division Final series. Parent received KIJHL Coach of the Year, an award voted on by his peers in the league. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke’s Clark Nelson shoots on 100 Mile goalie Jakub Severson, who stopped 34 of 35 shots during their first Round 2 KIJHL playoff action. The Grizzlies lost at home to the 100 Mile Wranglers 4-1 in Game 1 of the Doug Birks Division Final series. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke’s Jacob Bourchier stops the puck with his torso during second period Round 2 KIJHL playoff action. The Grizzlies lost at home to the 100 Mile Wranglers 4-1 in Game 1 of the Doug Birks Division Final series. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

100 Mile goalie Jakob Severson snatches the puck out of the air. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke’s Jordan Robertson passes the puck during second period Round 2 KIJHL playoff action. The Grizzlies lost at home to the 100 Mile Wranglers 4-1 in Game 1 of the Doug Birks Division Final series. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke’s Evan Simpson pulls the chair out from under 100 Mile’s Frazer Dodd during second period Round 2 KIJHL playoff action. The Grizzlies lost at home to the 100 Mile Wranglers 4-1 in Game 1 of the Doug Birks Division Final series. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke assistant captain Joel Scrimbit lines up a shot during second period Round 2 KIJHL playoff action. The Grizzlies lost at home to the 100 Mile Wranglers 4-1 in Game 1 of the Doug Birks Division Final series. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke’s Jordan Robertson goes flying after a hard hit from 100 Mile’s Quin Garrison during second period Round 2 KIJHL playoff action. The Grizzlies lost at home to the 100 Mile Wranglers 4-1 in Game 1 of the Doug Birks Division Final series. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

The 100 Mile Wranglers celebrate a goal during second period Round 2 KIJHL playoff action. The Grizzlies lost at home to the 100 Mile Wranglers 4-1 in Game 1 of the Doug Birks Division Final series. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

100 Mile Wrangler Rob Raju celebrates a goal in the third period. The Wranglers beat the Revelstoke Grizzlies 4-1 in Revelstoke during Game 1 of their second round KIJHL series. (Marissa Tiel/ Revelstoke Review)

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