Grizzlies edge Nitros 5-4

A wild third period in Revelstoke as the Dynamiters fall short of a third-period comeback to open first major road trip.

It was wild third-period finish to the game as the Revelstoke Grizzlies beat the Kimberley Dynamiters 5-4 to open the first major road trip of the season for the Nitros.

Aiden Silzer-Hooker scored a power play goal with two minutes remaining in the game to complete his hat trick and lift the Grizzlies to victory in a final period that featured six goals.

Nitro goaltender Jeremy Mousseau made 32 saves in the game, while his team peppered 33 shots on Grizzlies netminder Aaron Brandoli.

It’s Kimberley’s fourth loss of the season, but they are still on top of the Eddie Mountain Division, two points ahead of the Columbia Valley Rockies.

The team heads to Chase for a matchup against the Heat on Friday and Sicamous to take on the Eagles on Saturday.

Revelstoke opened the scoring early in the game for the first period’s only goal on an effort from Brodie Buhler.

The Nitros responded on a power play from Jason Richter in the middle frame, but Revelstoke answered back on a goal from Slizer-Hooker, who beat the buzzer with the man-advantage with only one second left on the clock.

The floodgates opened in the third period.

Silzer-Hooker got his second of the night on a power play less early in the frame, and Jeremy McGregor added another goal for Revelstoke just over a minute later.

Facing a three-goal deficit, the NItros went to work and mounted a comeback in the final dozen minutes.

Andrew Stack scored with the man advantage to kick it off, and Jared Marchi followed up with a goal just over a minute afterwards.

Tyson Klingspohn tied up the game at 4:26, however, Silzer-Hooker broke the deadlock with his third powerplay goal of the game with less than three minutes remaining in the game.