Grizzlies win in convincing fashion over Princeton

The Revelstoke Grizzlies earned a much-needed home win versus the Princeton Posse on Jan. 23. Michael Roberts continued to impress and extended his points streak, and the Grizzlies welcomed back goalie Aiden Doak from the injured list.

It’s been a while since the Revelstoke Grizzlies had a convincing win on home ice.
The Princeton Posse were at the Forum on Friday night and that might have been just what the doctor ordered for the Grizzlies, who have had a hard time getting into the win column as of late.
Revelstoke came into the game on a three-game skid, gaining only a single point in their last three courtesy of a double overtime loss to Sicamous on Jan 17.
That losing streak bested only by Princeton’s four gamer, which started back on Jan. 11.
Friday night’s game started off just like any Grizzlies game of late, a well fought physical battle resulting in no score or Revy being down a goal or two at the first intermission, but then Revelstoke scored first.
With just under five and a half minutes left in the first period the Grizzlies got on the board courtesy of, who else, Michael Roberts. Roberts extended his point streak to six games having only played in six games this season – not only with the Grizzlies but in the KIJHL.

Steven Fiust takes a faceoff versus the Princeton Possee on Jan. 23. Photo: Kyle Simkins/Revelstoke Grizzlies
Steven Fiust takes a faceoff versus the Princeton Posse on Jan. 23. Photo: Kyle Simkins/Revelstoke Grizzlies

From that point on it was all Grizzlies with goals in the second coming from both Jackson Fulton and Griffin Fried and then one in the third from Tyler Chavez Leech.
With a final score of 4-0 the Grizzlies owe much of the victory to the return of goal tender, Aiden Doak, making his first start of the new year due to a groin injury.
Doak wasn’t peppered much throughout the game but did stand on his head when needed. Next up for the Grizzlies, they travel to Chase to battle the Heat on Jan 24. then come back home to host the Kelowna Chiefs on Jan 27.
Revelstoke currently has a record of 16-19-5 and sit in fifth place in the Doug Birks Divisio

Kyle Simkins hails from Windsor, Ontario, where he attained his Journalism Certificate from St. Clair College. Kyle is developing a career in broadcast sports journalism, and has worked as a live host, field reporter, play-by-play broadcaster and camera operator. Kyle covers the Revelstoke Grizzlies for the Revelstoke Mountaineer.