Revelstoke Grizzlies sent reeling after 6-1 loss to Sicamous Eagles

Sicamous now at three wins, one loss in playoffs; game five scheduled for Thursday in Revelstoke.

Sicamous Eagle Steven Powers goes upstairs on Revelstoke netminder Ethan Wood in the second frame of game four in the playoffs. Sicamous won the game with a 6-1 tally

Never underestimate the underdog.

The odds may have seemed stacked against the Sicamous Eagles going into the playoffs vs. the Revelstoke Grizzlies. But after three significant wins and one narrow loss, the Eagles are at the top of their game, and their division.

Sicamous took a 5-1 win in their first playoff game on Friday, an away contest where they dominated the first frame with three goals. Connor Fynn potted the first goal of the evening, and put in two more in the second period. Goals from Brendan Devries and Brett Bretitkreuz added to Fynn’s in the first frame, giving the team a 3-0 lead going into the second period. Revelstoke’s single came in the second frame.

Fynn was named the game’s first star, Sicamous goalie Kris Drott second star and Bretitkruez third star.

On Saturday, the Eagles clinched a 8-5 win in another game on Revelstoke ice.

Once again, the bruins appeared to be in hibernation for the first frame, as Sicamous took a 5-0 lead. Goals came from Brayden Taekema (2), Fynn, Matt Reed and Stewart Coyle. Devries got an early marker in the second frame, while Reed put in the winning goal in the third. He was also named the game’s first star.

On Monday, Sicamous hosted game three of the playoffs. A good crowd showed up to support the home team, but the Grizzlies still managed to take the game with a 4-3 win. Taekema put in an unassisted marker in the first frame, but Revelstoke had a stronger showing, and was able to end the period with a 4-1 lead. Neither team let up in the second or third periods, but only Sicamous was able to find the back of the net. Fynn scored in the second period and Taekema in the third.

Sicamous Eagles manager Wayne March took the loss in stride.

“They got four against us early and we fought back and fought back hard, but not good enough,” said March.

Regardless, March says the team morale remains high.

“A lot of people figured we were going to be an easy walk-over and, quite honestly, we’re far from it.”

This was evident Tuesday night when the Eagles blasted the bruins in a home ice, 6-1 win.

Brendon Wilde was the man of the evening, putting in the first goal in all three periods. In the first frame, Wilde’s goal, at 1:57, was followed a minute later by a second Sicamous marker from Brendan Devries. Steven Powers potted the second goal in the second period, while Connor Fynn put in Sicamous’ final goal.

Revelstoke did not give the game away to Sicamous – the win was hard earned and, once again, Sicamous netminder Kris Drott was stellar in net, stopping 38 shots.

Wilde was named the game’s first star, Drott second and Jagger Bowles third.

Game five takes place Thursday, March 1 in Revelstoke. If needed, game six will be in Sicamous.


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