Grizzlies extinguish the Kamloops Storm’s lightning

Like something out of a fairy tale, the Grizzlies went to Kamloops to see if they could weather The Storm. Could they? Would they?

You bet they did, extinguishing The Storm 11-2 on Sunday after beating them on home ice 2-1 the day before.

Saturday’s game at the Forum saw Grizzly Jakob Reichert score the first goal off of Josh McKissock and Faiz Khan in the second period. That tied up the game 1-1. The winning goal came from Josh McKissock with assists from Caleb Roy and Faiz Khan in the third period. The First and Second Stars of the game were Josh McKissock and Justin Goritz. The Third Star was Kamloops’ Will Frolek. There were 23 penalties assessed against the two teams in that game, 11 of them against the Grizzlies as the two teams took each other’s measure.

Obviously the Grizzlies liked what they saw because on Sunday they went to Kamloops’ McArthur Park Arena and drained the juice out of The Storm by a score of 11-2.

The boys from Revelstoke outshot The Storm 62-36 in a game that saw 35 penalties handed out. The fact that only 10 went to Grizzlies suggests a real measure of frustration and desperation on the part of The Storm as they tried, and failed, to stop the humiliation.

Here’s who scored for Revelstoke: in the first period, Brad Irving (assisted by Riley Spraggs),  Jordan Bledsoe (Spraggs and Caleb Roy), Brendan Burge (unassisted; second period, Bruce Silvera (unassisted), and Riley Spraggs, twice (Lucas Blinkhorn and then Kyle Ceretzke); and in the thrid period, Dayton Martens (Lucas Blinkhorn), Brad Irving (unassisted), Jordan Bledsoe (Brad Friedrich and Caleb Roy), Bruce Silvera (Roya and Alex Spadoni) and Jacob Reichert (Roy and Irving).

Grizzly Goalie Andrew Parent made 30 saves on 32 shots on goal.

Needless to say, all three stars of the game were from Revelstoke. The First Star was Riley Spraggs, the Second was Andrew Parent and the Third Star was Dayton Martens.

The Grizzlies’ next games are on Friday and Saturday when they’re in Princeton to play the Posse.

Here are the current standings:

DIVISION: Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division
Revelstoke Grizzlies8701015354.40162.000.9387-0-1-0
Princeton Posse8620012405.00283.500.7506-2-0-0
Chase Chiefs9520212283.10202.200.6675-2-0-2
Kamloops Storm9520212303.30283.100.6675-2-0-2
Sicamous Eagles8520111283.50202.500.6885-2-0-1
Penticton Lakers1128015322.90524.700.2271-8-0-1
North Okanagan Knights1028004333.30494.900.2002-8-0-0