Grizzlies win bronze in CTC

Ethan Mattern assisted on Owen Chamberland's goal to clinch the bronze medal for the Revelstoke Grizzlies in the Cyclone Taylor Cup. David Stevens photo

The Revelstoke Grizzlies are Cyclone Taylor Cup bronze medal winners thanks to a great wrist shot by Owen Chamberland, who picked the top corner on Peninsula Panthers goalie Ashton Lukan to make it 3-2. 

The clinching goal came with 5:58 remaining in the third period at the Ladner Leisure Centre in Delta. Grizzlies goalie Brandon Weare turned aside 11 of 13 shots, seven of them in the first period. Lukan finished with 27 saves.

The Grizzlies opened the scoring at 7:07 when captain Cole Berg backhanded a puck towards a gaping cage while falling down. The Panthers replied nearly three minutes later and then took a 2-1 lead midway through the second period.  Jacob Smith, who assisted on Berg’s goal, finished off a Brandon Kasdorf pass to tie the game at two on the power-play.

The CTC championship was won by the Langley Trappers, who defeated the Delta Ice Hawks 4-2. Caedon Bellmann, 20, who played for the North Okanagan Knights, backed up Trappers goalie Taje Gill. Bellmann played one game in the tournament, making 33 saves in a 6-2 win against the Panthers.



April 10, 2022

The Revelstoke Grizzlies are playing the Peninsula Panthers for the Cyclone Taylor Cup bronze medal today at noon. The game will be streamed live on HockeyTV.

The teams concluded their round-robin portion of games against each other, with the Grizzlies coming out on top 2-1 in a shootout. The Grizzlies won one of their three games, while the Panthers were winless.

Brandon Kasdorf and Jacob Smith scored for the Grizzlies, while goalie Brandon Weare was winless in two games with a 2.00 GAA and a .915 SP. Jozef Kuchaslo won the shootout game with a 0.75 GAA and a .952 SP. 

The Panthers had three players tied at three goals – Logan Spiers, and Riley and Payton Braun. In two games, Ashton Lukan had a 2.54 GAA and .900 SP, while Kelly Brady had a 5.68 GAA and a .804 SP.

The Panthers had the best special teams in the tournament going 4-for-11 on the power-play for 36.4 per cent. The Grizzlies were 0-for-17.



A shootout was needed to decide a winner between the Revelstoke Grizzlies and Peninsula Panthers Saturday afternoon. After 24 shooters, the Grizzlies earned the win on a slick deke move by Kurtis Kinoshita, while goalie Jozef Kuchaslo made 20-saves in the game, and key ones in the shootout when needed.

The Grizzlies opened the scoring at 5:22 of the first period on a goal by Jacob Smith, his first of the tournament. Payton Braun’s third goal evened the score at one on the power-play. Ashton Lukan made 29 saves for the Panthers.

The two teams will face each other again on Sunday in for the Bronze medal at 12 p.m.

April 9, 2022

The Revelstoke Grizzlies face the Peninsula Panthers in their third match of the Cyclone Taylor Cup championship today at 3:30 p.m.

The Grizzlies are looking for their first win in the CTC against a Panthers team that lost to the host Delta Ice Hawks 8-7 Friday night. Riley Braun led the Panthers with a three goal, six-point performance.

The Panthers come into the match with the best power-play in the CTC at 33.3 per cent, going 3-for-9. Logan Spiers and Braun lead the Panthers with three goals each, while Brandon Kasdorf has the lone Grizzlies goal. Goalie Brandon Weare has a 2.00 GAA with a .915 SP.



April 8, 2022

Kasdorf scores lone Grizzlies goal in loss

Brandon Kasdorf gave the Revelstoke Grizzlies a 1-0 lead late in the first period against the Langley Trappers (Pacific Junior Hockey League champs).

That lead held up until 8:05 of the third period when Evan Clare tied things up.  The Trappers then took a 2-1 lead at 11:36 when Brendan O’Grady, the leading goal scorer in the Cyclone Taylor Cup, popped in his third goal of the tournament. With 31 seconds remaining in the game, O’Grady added his second goal into an empty net to secure a 3-1 win over the Grizzlies and improve the Trappers to 2-0.

Kasdorf was named the Grizzlies Player of the Game, while goalie Brandon Weare finished with 23 saves on 25 shots, 11 of which came in the first period.


Bennett Kuhnlein of the Revelstoke Grizzlies. Garrett James Photography

The Revelstoke Grizzlies are looking to get their first win of the 2022 Cyclone Taylor Cup against the Langley Trappers, the Pacific Junior Hockey League champions.

The teams will play at 3:30 p.m. at the Ladner Leisure Centre, with the game being streamed live on HockeyTV.

The Trappers opened the championship tournament with a 6-2 win against the Peninsula Panthers on April 7. In that game, the Trappers led 5-1 after the first period. Brendan O’Grady led the Trappers with two goals, while Hayden Yahn had two assists. Jacob Astles’ 3-0 goal was the eventual winner.

During the regular season, the Trappers had the fourth best offence in the PJHL with 185 goals in 44 games. In 14 playoff games, they scored 50 goals.




The Revelstoke Grizzlies opened the 2022 Cyclone Taylor Cup Championship with a 2-0 loss to the host Delta Ice Hawks. Brandon Weare was named the Grizzlies Player of the Game following a 20-save performance.

Delta opened the scoring in the first period on a goal by Dominic Passalacqua-Main at 12:47. With 2:34 remaining, the Ice Hawks made it 2-0 on a goal by Carson Merriman on the power-play, which went 1-for-4. 

The Grizzlies were 0-for-9 on the power-play. The Grizzlies look to earn their first win against the Langley Trappers on April 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the Ladner Leisure Centre.