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Tahoe Grizzlies bantams win title at Lake Tahoe Invitational

Anthony Gentile
Tahoe Grizzlies bantam coach Michael Findorff talks to the team during a timeout in its 6-3 win over Oakland on Saturday at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — On home ice, the Tahoe Grizzlies bantam hockey team delivered a championship. The Grizzlies won the Bantam B Division championship at the 10th-annual Lake Tahoe Invitational tournament, defeating the Oakland Bears 5-2 in the title game Monday at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.

In the championship game, the Grizzlies rallied from an early deficit to beat Oakland for the second time in three days. After the Bears opened the scoring, Jackson Oleson made it 1-1 in the last minute of the first period off an assist from Jaxon Kennedy — the first of a title-game hat trick.

Oleson completed his hat trick in the second period sandwiched around a goal from Tucker Cannon. The Grizzlies took a 4-1 lead into the third period — Mickey Sullivan added a late goal to seal the victory.

The Grizzlies finished atop their division with three wins in round robin play. They beat the Tri Valley Blue Devils 14-0 on Friday, downed Oakland 6-3 on Saturday and defeated the Capital Thunder 8-6 on Sunday.

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