Grizzlies Look To Bounce Back In The Second Half Of The Home Opener Weekend

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Keys From The Bear Cave:

Follow The Rules:
In their last game against the Vernon Vipers, the Grizzlies took 7 penalties which led to the Grizzlies losing any momentum they had. Look for them to play a much more disciplined game tonight.

Start Strong:
In all but one of the Grizzlies’ wins this season, they have scored the first goal. In every loss, they opposing team scored the first goal. If the Grizzlies want to win tonight they need to start strong and get the first goal early to set the tone of the game.

Even Matchup:
Last year, Victoria’s record against the Vipers was 1-1-0-1. So, with one tie, one win, and one loss the series ended with an overall tie. The Grizzlies play Langley twice this season so the Grizzlies have a chance to win the 5 game mini-series these 2 teams have had over the 2 years.

Victoria Grizzlies Players to watch:

#18 Alex Hewhook (1G 10A 11PTS)
#11 Justin Michaelian (5G 1A 6PTS)
#19 Timothy Friedmann (3G 2A 5PTS)

Langley Rivermen Players to Watch:

#25 Brendan Budy (6G 2A 8PTS)
#19 Nicholas Ponak (2G 4A 6PTS)
#19  Trevor St.Jean (2G 4A 6PTS)

Key Matchup of The Game:

#35 Zachary Rose
#25 Brendan Budy
Zachary Rose has put together many great performances in the net for the Grizzlies in the early stages of the season, win or loss. Brendan Budy has done the same except, he done it with goals and assists as Langley’s top goal scorer. The winner of this matchup will likely decide who wins that game.

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