In Game 4

Beaver Valley crushes Rebels

After defeating the Spokane Braves in round one of the KIJHL playoffs, the Castlegar Rebels fell in four straight.

Chris Stedile and JIM BAILEY

 

Castlegar News and Trail Times

 

After defeating the Spokane Braves in round one of the KIJHL playoffs, the Castlegar Rebels fell in four straight in the division final to the nearly unstoppable Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Nitehawks capped the series with a 6-3 win Friday in Castlegar.

The first period looked much more promising than previous games with more back and forth. One goal by B.V. was followed by a Rebels goal by forward Ryan Rosich.

The Hawks came right back with two goals but with one second remaining, Aaron Petten pulled Castlegar back into the game and the period ended 3-2.

The second period was scoreless, but in the third the Nitehawks took a 5-2 lead.

Castlegar’s Ed Lindsey took a shot midway through this final period and scored, but it wasn’t enough.

B.V. pushed one more puck into the home team’s net to win the Neil Murdoch division title and oust the Rebels from the playoffs.

B.V. outshot Castlegar 43-31, going 3-for-7 on the power play, while the Rebels went 1-for-4.

The victory ended the best-of-seven series in four games straight for B.V., who also beat the Rebels 4-2 the previous night.

In the latter match, Castlegar was limited to single-digit shots in each period. The Nitehawks were up 3-0 in the second period before the Rebels got on the board. Yannis Soukas managed a powerplay goal with 14 seconds to go.

Jeremy McNeil made a solid attempt to keep his team in the game with an early third period goal but a fourth goal by the Hawks’ Walker Sidoni finished off the game.

 

Beaver Valley advanced to play Kimberley in the Kootenay conference final. The Nitehawks are the defending league champions.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nakusp RCMP seize large quantity of drugs during seach warrant on May 27

The warrant was conducted in the 300th block of 8th Avenue NW

Possible Kermode Bear spotted near Castlegar

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run on May 27

New child care centre planned for Tarrys Hall

A collaboration has come up with a plan to bring child care spaces to Castlegar to Nelson corridor.

Morning start: Numerous shipwrecks can be found below Kootenay Lake

Here is your Kootenays’ morning start for Thursday, May 28

RCMP seek public’s help in identifying suspects responsible for keying cars in Castlegar

At least three cars have been keyed in north Castlegar in the last 24 hours

Mission prison COVID-19 outbreak ends, 9 new cases in B.C.

New positive test at Port Coquitlam care home

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Man who bound, murdered Vancouver Island teen still a risk to public: parole board

Kimberly Proctor’s killer is still ‘mismanaging emotions,’ has had ‘temper tantrums’

VIDEO: Humpback whales put on quite a show

The ‘playful’ pod lingered by a Campbell River tour operator’s boat for quite some time

Getting hitched at historic B.C. gold rush town still on table during COVID-19 pandemic

Micro-weddings, online visits, offered at Barkerville Historic Town and Park

Revelstoke woman finds welcoming letter on her Alberta-registered truck

There have been multiple reports online of vandalism to vehicles with Alberta licence plates

B.C. businesses ‘can’t shoulder burden’ of COVID-19 sick pay

Trudeau’s plan should be tied to federal emergency aid

B.C. teacher reprimanded for sharing homophobic and sexist memes, making racist comments

Klaus Hardy Breslauer was accused of making a laundry list of concerning decisions as a science teacher

COVID-19: B.C. too dependent on foreign food production workers

New B.C. job site links unemployed with farm, seafood work

Most Read