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January 2nd, 2015
6-3W

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4-1L

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6-4L

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4-2L

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6-3W

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4-3L

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4-0L

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6-1W

January 28th, 2015
Puck Drop at 7:00 PM
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GRIZZLIES BOUNCE BACK TO MAUL CHIEFS
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - Submitted by Mario Annicchiarico / Times Colonist

A pair of goals 52 seconds apart early in the second period from Dane Gibson and Kevin Massy gave the Victoria Grizzlies the spark they were looking for Saturday in an impressive 6-1 victory over the Chilliwack Chiefs at The Q Centre.

Down 1-0 early, the tired Grizzlies, playing their ninth game in 13 days, battled back, snapping a two-game B.C. Hockey League losing streak.

Chilliwack opened the scoring on a power play as Scott Davidson went top corner on Grizzlies’ netminder Mike Stiliadis.

Thomas Gobeil tied it with his first of two, this one on a breakaway as he slipped a backhand by goalie David Jacobson. Cole Pickup then gave the hosts a 2-1 lead as he batted a puck down out of the air and swatted it in on a power play at 18:25 of the first.

Defenceman Jake Emilio assisted on both goals and finished with three helpers in the win. Shawn McBride also collected a short-handed empty-net goal at 11:36 of the third period as the Chiefs pulled their goalie for a 6-on-4 situation.

It was exactly what the fans and general manager and head coach Craig Didmon wanted to see from the team and Gobeil, who was ejected the night previous after a fight late in the first period. He now has five goals in his last four games.

“That was a good response to him not appreciating having to sit in the stands [the night before],” said Didmon. “Tonight I saw an extremely effective player who compliments the [Brett] Gruber line very well. “We need him. He’s a force down the middle for us, a big player for us,” said Didmon. “He said it to me [after Friday] and he knows it probably wasn’t the smartest play. He wanted to bring energy to the lineup, but that’s not his job and we missed him after he was ejected.”

They benefited from him Saturday as the Grizzlies had also lost three of the previous four, including an overtime setback. Friday’s 4-0 loss at home to Salmon Arm was the first time they’d been shutout this season.

The Grizzlies improve to 20-16-1-9 and on Wednesday will host the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, who remain one point back of Victoria with three games in hand. The Grizzlies are two points back of Powell River for second in the Island Division.

mannicchiarico@timescolonist.com

 

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