The Sicamous Eagles flew straight into a formidable opponent, the Revelstoke Grizzlies, and lost their first game of the playoffs’ second round Friday, March 3.
After beating the Kamloops Storm in the Doug Birks Division’s first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs, the Eagles traveled to Revelstoke in game No. 1 of the second round, losing 2-1 to the Grizzlies.
Revelstoke took 46 shots on goal compared to Sicamous’ 25, and the Eagles had five penalties on the board by the end of the game while the Grizzlies had only three.
While Noah Edstrom’s Eagles goal, assisted by Daniel Kroon and Cortt Callison, was the only one in the first period, the team wasn’t able to get past Revelstoke goaltender Jozef Kuchalso again.
In the second, Revelstoke’s Brady Augot tied the game unassisted and in the third, David Coyle took help from Carter Bettenson on a power play to take the lead. Logan McLeod clinched the game on an empty net with just over two minutes left.
The teams match up again tonight, Saturday, March 4, at the Revelstoke Forum. Puck drops at 7 p.m.