Brief: Revelstoke Grizzlies must win tonight in KIJHL championship series final home game

Down 3-2 versus the Kimberley Dynamiters, the Revelstoke Grizzlies need a win at their final home game Friday night to force game seven in Kimberley on Sunday.

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The Revelstoke Grizzlies. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

The Revelstoke Grizzlies final home game of the season will also be their biggest, with a sellout crowd expected at the Revelstoke Forum Friday night.

The Revelstoke Grizzlies must win tonight at their final KIJHL championship series home game to keep their championship dreams alive.

The animated cheering section. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

This comes after a 5-0 loss Thursday night to the Kimberley Dynamiters, giving the Dynamiters a 3-2 series lead in the best-of-seven contest.

Dynamiters netminder Cody Campbell earned the first star in the April 5 match by turning away all 21 Grizzlies shots for the shutout in Kimberley.

The Grizzlies must win to force a winner-takes-all game 7, which has been scheduled for Sunday at 7 p.m. in Kimberley.

Young fans greet the team as they exit the ice between periods. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

Win or lose, the Friday, April 6 game will be your final chance to see the Revelstoke Grizzlzies in action at the Revelstoke Forum this season. The winner of the KIJHL championship series goes on to contest the provincial Junior B championship in the Cyclone Taylor Cup, which is scheduled to start April 12. However, all games in that tournament take place this year at Minoru Arena in Richmond, B.C.

The Campbell River Storm, Delta Ice Hawks and Richmond Sockeyes have already booked their spots in the B.C. championship tournament.

Expect a full house at the Revelstoke Forum with the best seats snapped up well before the puck drops.

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