By David F. Rooney
In a hard-fought seesaw battle, the junior Revelstoke Grizzlies achieved a 7-5 victory over the junior Nelson Leafs to win gold at the Bantam Tournament at the Forum this weekend.
The Leafs were no pushovers: they were motivated and aggressive and certainly dominated the first half of the game maintaining a two-goal lead over the Grizzlies until mid-way through the second period when Revelstoke’s Rile Hunt managed a hat trick. The Grizzlies tied and then steadily pulled ahead.
The Leafs tied it up 4-4 in the third but the Grizzlies eventually prevailed. It was Bantam hockey at its best.
Here are a couple of other images from the game: