Brief: Revelstoke Grizzlies defeat Victoria Cougars 5-1 to take Cyclone Taylor Cup and claim B.C. Provincial Championship

The Grizzlies have taken the Cyclone Taylor Cup in a convincing 5-1 win over the Victoria Cougars.

File photo: Captain Tommy Bodtker hoists the cup in Grizzly Plaza. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine

The Revelstoke Grizzlies have defeated the Victoria Cougars 5-1 in the gold medal game to win the Cyclone Taylor Cup and have laid claim to being the best Junior B hockey team in B.C. the 2018–19 season.

The win came on April 14 in Campbell River.

The Victoria Cougars got on the board first with an early goal from Tyler Vanuden, but after that it was all Grizzlies.

Ryan Pereverzoff notched the first goal late in the first period on a pass from Jon Vandermolen.

In the second, Ryan Bedard got his first of the night assisted by Josh Irvine.

Raymond Speerbrecker scored next, assisted by Brenden Vulcano and Ethan Schaeffer.

In a late surge, Ryan Bedard got two goals with less than two minutes to earn a hat-trick in the final. Neither goals were empty netters.

The Grizzlies out-shot the Cougars 42-28.

In tournament play, the Grizzlies lost their first game to the Victoria Cougars 4-1, then defeated the North Van Wolf Pack 5-1 and the host Campbell River Storm 3-2.

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