Sunday, March 28, 2010

Former Viper Coach Mick & The Grizzlies Win League Championship:

This is posted on the KIJHL website:

Grizzlies Reign Supreme

Saturday, March 27, 2010 - Submitted by KIJHL

The Revelstoke Grizzlies claimed the KIJHL 2009-10 League Championship Sunday night with a 2-1 victory over the hometown Nelson Leafs. The victory gave the Okanagan Conference champion, Grizzlies a 4-1 series win.

Revelstoke won the Okanagan regular season title by a comfortable eight point margin and therefore recieved a first-round playoff bye.

Their first round of action brought on the Chase Chiefs and an eventual 4-2 series win. The Posse from Princeton came next and were dispatched in four straight games. The league final began in Nelson with a 3-2 overtime win for the Leafs, followed by four straight wins for the Grizzlies, including the Sunday night road win.

Nelson also finished first in the Neil Murdoch Division of the Kootenay Conference in regular season play. They eliminated Beaver Valley, Spokane and Fernie on their march to the finals.

Congratulations to both teams and best wishes to the Grizzlies who now move on to represent the KIJHL at the Cyclone Taylor Cup Tournament. This tournament, played in Parksville, BC April 1-4, will determine the Junior B champion for BC and will be hosted by the Oceanside Generals, of the VIJHL.

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