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Rebels beat Chiefs decisively

Rebels No. 28 Jeremy McNeil wins face-off and game against Kelowna Chiefs. - Derek Kaye
Rebels No. 28 Jeremy McNeil wins face-off and game against Kelowna Chiefs.
— image credit: Derek Kaye

Rebels beat Kelowna Chiefs decisively

 

Derek Kaye

Castlegar News contributor

 

If the Rebels thought they may have a tough time against the Kelowna Chiefs last Saturday January 11, after a disappointing loss to first place in their division, Nelson Leafs, they certainly did not show it. The Chiefs hold first place in the Okanagan Division, yet Castlegar gave them a 5-2 beating.

Unlike the night before, the Rebels were hustling from minute one till the very last seconds of play when team captain Kody Disher sank one more into the no goalie net, as a "coup de grace" finish for the night. Humble as ever with another three points hooked on his suspenders, he credited "the total team effort… the boys played well; we played a full 60 and I feel that a lot of guys stepped up to the plate."

Rebels coach Jesse Dorrans echoed Kody's sentiments, "Good team effort. We played a full 60 minutes." Asked what happened the night before, "I think it was a mental thing when the other team gets a couple of quick goals and you have to come from behind; when you are down it can be tough to come back."

Asked how the team would beat the Nelson Leafs next time around in the rink, Kody replied, "Everyone needs to be going…no one can take the night off, (with) a total team effort, all the boy's going and Rabbit (Rebels goalie) kicking in the pipes."

Rebels are currently third in the Murdoch division. Their next home game is January 18 against second place Beaver Valley.

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