Rebels celebrate a banner year!!

The Castlegar Rebels raised the banner for the team's 2010-11 Kootenay Conference Championship at Friday's game at the Castlegar Community Complex. Doing the honours were Anthony Delong and Erik Alden.

Unfortunately, the banner raising was the highlight of Friday night for the Rebels as they lost 3-0 to Nelson in the team's home opener.

Rebel veterans Anthony Delong (left) and Erik Alden help raise the team's 2010-11 Kootenay Conference Championship banner at Friday's game at the Castlegar Community Complex.

Rebel veterans Anthony Delong (left) and Erik Alden help raise the team's 2010-11 Kootenay Conference Championship banner at Friday's game at the Castlegar Community Complex.

The Castlegar Rebels raised the banner for the team’s 2010-11 Kootenay Conference Championship at Friday’s game at the Castlegar Community Complex. Doing the honours were Anthony Delong and Erik Alden.

Unfortunately, the banner raising was the highlight of Friday night for the Rebels as they lost 3-0 to Nelson in the team’s home opener.

Delong dekes

Nelson was led by two goals from Patrick Martens and a single by Colton Malmstren.

Leaf goalie Andrew Walton picked up the shutout turning away 27 Rebel shots. Connor Beauchamp was between the pipes for Castlegar and made 28 saves.

The teams are back at it tonight in Nelson.