The Revelstoke Grizzlies brushed back the North Okanagan Knights 5-4 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play Friday night at the Revelstoke Forum.
Jordan Bledsoe supplied 1+2 for the Grizzlies. Cole Sanford of Vernon, Andrew Standish, Kyle Schwartz and Reid Blinkhorn also scored for Revelstoke, who led 3-2 after 40 minutes. Ben Greenaway (shorthanded), Patrick Chore (powerplay), Eric Chore and Cory Hochhausen (with 15 seconds to play) replied for the Knights, who dipped to 14-6-0-1.
Ethan Wood made 28 saves for the Grizz, while Dustin Nikkel recorded 27 stops for the Knights.
Patrick Chore earned 2+2 as the Knights ambushed the Chase Heat 7-3 Thursday night at the Nor-Val Sports Centre.
The Knights also got two goals apiece from Vernon’s Harlan Orr and 1+2 from Vernon’s Tanner Burns. Derek Miskiman, Aiden Silzer-Hooker and Cole Fletcher countered for Chase, who lost 8-5 to the frontrunning Kamloops Storm Friday night to fall to 1-20.
There were three spirited fights in the third period with Brett Hawrys of the Knights taking on Owen Barker in a battle of Armstrong boys, Brendan Jost of the Knights going with Damon Brown and Greenaway scrapping Wade Cline.
The Knights hit the Kootenays next weekend for three games, starting Friday night against the Fernie Ghostriders.