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KIJHL Champs, Revelstoke Grizzlies, capture Cyclone Taylor Cup

The newly crowned Cyclone Taylor Cup Champion Revelstoke Grizzlies posed for the winner's photo at center ice Sunday in Campbell River. — Photo courtesy Revelstoke Grizzlies Facebook page

Ryan Bedard scored three times to pace Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champion Revelstoke Grizzlies to the 2019 Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday afternoon in Campbell River.

The Grizzlies dumped Victoria Cougars 5-1 to claim the second Cyclone Taylor Cup title in three seasons for the KIJHL.

Tied 1-1 after 20 minutes, Bedard and Raymond Speerbrecker broke the stalemate with second period goals.

Bedard scored twice to complete the hat-trick and secure the Cyclone Taylor Title for Revelstoke.

Ryan Pereverzoff scored the other goal for Revelstoke. Tyler Vanuden scored the lone goal for Victoria.

Revelstoke outshot the Cougars 42-28 as Liam McGarva picked up the win in goal for the Grizzlies.

After starting slow, losing 5-1 Thursday to Victoria, the Grizzlies won two straight to advance to the final.

Revelstoke defeated North Van Wolf Pack 5-1 Friday before edging host Campbell River 3-2 Saturday. Jayden Hay scored the winner for Revelstoke, snapping a 2-2 tie with a third-period marker.

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