Winning weekend for the Grizzlies

The Revelstoke Grizzlies enjoyed a winning weekend with back-to-back victories over the North Okanagan Knights and the Sicamous Eagles on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Saturday’s game ended in a 3-2 win for the Grizzlies against their arch-rivals, the Sicamous Eagles. Brad Friedrich scored the team’s first goal of the night at 10:40 in the first period with assists from Reid Blinkhorn and Jordan Bledsoe. Bledsoe scored on his own during a second-period power play at 19:15 with help from Friedrich and Riley Spraggs, who went on to score the tie-breaker at 14:38 in the third period with assists from Friedrich and Bledsoe. There were 16 penalties in the game, nine of them against the Grizzlies.

Revelstoke goalie Andrew Parent played a full 60 minutes and made 22 saves on 24 shots on goalie. His Sicamous counterpart, Chris Kingdon played 40 minutes and made 27 saves on 39 shots. The Eagles’ other goalie, Joel Widen played 19:30 and made 19 saves out of 20 shots on goal by the Grizzlies.

Spraggs, Friedrich and Bledsoe were the first, second and third stars of the game, respectively.

On Friday the Grizzlies scored twice in the first period, both times by Riley Spraggs with assists from Caleb Roy, Brad Friedrich and Rylie Gallagher. Spraggs made it a hat trick with a third goal in the second period with help from Dylan Richardson and Friedrich. All three of the Spraggs’ goals were on power plays. The team’s fourth goal came at 6:21 from Faiz Khan, assisted by Josh McKissock and Lucas Blinkhorn.

There were 19 penalties assessed against the two teams during the game — 11 of them to the Grizzlies.

Spraggs and Khan were the game’s first and third stars, respectively. The Knights’ goalie, Chris Solecki, was the second star of the game.

Solecki played almost a full shift — he was pulled for the last 29 second of the game — and took 49 shots on goal. He made 45 saves. Grizzlies’ goalie Andrew Parent made 25 saves on 28 shots on goal.

Here are the current standings, courtesy of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey league at

DIVISION: Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division
Revelstoke Grizzlies6501011223.70132.200.9175-0-1-0
Chase Chiefs7510111233.30121.700.7865-1-0-1
Kamloops Storm6510010254.20122.000.8335-1-0-0
Sicamous Eagles641019213.50111.800.7504-1-0-1
Princeton Posse532006275.40193.800.6003-2-0-0
Penticton Lakers715013172.40324.600.2141-5-0-1
North Okanagan Knights707000172.40395.600.0000-7-0-