The Castlegar Rebels celebrate a goal in their 4-2 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks at the Castlegar Complex Thursday evening. With the win

Rebels off to Round 3

Aaron Brewer’s power-play goal late in the second period broke a 2-2 tie as the Castlegar Rebels eliminated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-2 in front of 578 fans at the Complex Thursday night.

  • Mar. 4, 2011 8:00 p.m.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For a photo series from the game and a video of the final 12 seconds and ensuing celebration, please visit the new Castlegar News Facebook page and give it a “Like” while you’re at it. Here’s the story:

Aaron Brewer’s power-play goal late in the second period broke a 2-2 tie as the Castlegar Rebels eliminated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-2 in front of 578 fans at the Complex Thursday night.

The 17-year-old rookie now has three goals in the 2011 KIJHL post-season after 49 appearances without a tally during the regular season.

It was the visiting Nitehawks though, who got things started Thursday.

Captain Colton Donselaar smacked a loose puck past Rebels netminder Alex Ross just 12 seconds into the first period before Spencer Brodt evened the score midway through the frame.

After Ryan Aynsley and Ryon Sookro exchanged power-play goals, the stage was set for Brewer.

He fired a sharp wrist shot past Beaver Valley goaltender Mike Vlanich to put the Rebels ahead with just 3:47 remaining in the second period.

The rest was up to Ross.

The 18-year-old from Montrose made several key saves including a robbery of Sookro late in the third period, a save which moments later was augmented by an Anthony DeLong power-play goal that put the game out of reach.

Ross made 23 saves for his third consecutive victory, while Vlanich stopped 33 of 37 Rebel shots in his return to action after missing Game 4.

The Rebels must now await their Kootenay Conference final opponent.

The Fernie Ghostriders currently hold a 3-2 series lead over the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, with Game 6 of the Eddie Mountain division final slated for Creston Friday night.

Osoyoos and Revelstoke will meet in the Okanagan Conference final.

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