After dominating the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League semi division, division and conference playoff series, the Revelstoke Grizzlies have triumphed over the Kimberley Dynamiters, winning the KIJHL 2019 Championships.
It’s a sweet victory for the team, who lost the championship last year to the Dynamiters.
The Revelstoke Grizzlies took the series 4-1 in an away game in Kimberley BC this evening, winning decisively with a final score of 4-1.
1,134 people attended the game, including a group of dedicated Grizzlies fans who made the trek to the east kootenays to cheer the Grizzlies on in the hope the team would come out on top, and they were not disappointed. Hundreds of supporters in town watched the Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook page live cast of the games final few minutes.
Revelstoke’s Carter Anderson scored the teams first goal in the second period to tie the game, after the Dynamiters got an early lead with a goal in the first period. In the third period, Revelstoke pulled into the lead with unassisted goals by both Carter Anderson and Kaeden Patrick. The game was cinched with a fourth goal by Ethan Schaffer. Goalie Liam McGarva stopped 24 shots on net. Carter Anderson won the Away Star of the game.
The Revelstoke Grizzlies will be moving on to play for the Cyclone Taylor Cup, the British Columbia Provincial Junior B Championships, between April 11-14 2019. The tournament pitches the champions of the three different Junior B leagues in BC together, along with a host team. Since 1981, the Revelstoke Grizzlies have played for the cup twice, once in 1998 and again in 2010, when they won.
Best of luck to the Grizzlies on the next round of play, and a huge congratulations being the KIJHL 2019 champions! It’s very well deserved and Revelstoke is very proud of you.