Dawson Rattai was in net Saturday as the Castlegar Rebels lost 5-2 to Nelson. Rattai was coming off a 56-save performance the previous night.                                 Photo: Jennifer Small

Dawson Rattai was in net Saturday as the Castlegar Rebels lost 5-2 to Nelson. Rattai was coming off a 56-save performance the previous night. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar Rebels take KIJHL’s top team to overtime

The Castlegar Rebels picked up a point over the weekend, and saw some stellar goaltending

The Castlegar Rebels picked up a point over the weekend, and saw some stellar goaltending against one of the KIJHL’s top teams, but their losing streak has now reached eight games (not 11 as erroneously stated last week).

The Rebels fell 4-3 in overtime to the league-leading Kelowna Chiefs on Friday despite opening the scoring early in the first on a Justin Duguay goal. Kelowna tied it on a shorthanded goal midway through the period, then went ahead 2-1 on the powerplay in the second.

In the third period, Ben Anderson tied things up for Castlegar and Colby Winia gave the Rebels a 3-2 lead with a little over five minutes left. However, with a minute remaining on the clock, Kelowna sent the game to overtime.

Kayson Gallant scored for Kelowna one minute into extra time. Anderson had an assist in addition to his goal to lead Castlegar skaters. The Rebels were badly outshot, 60-21, but Dawson Rattai made 56 saves.

The Rebels also fell 5-2 to Nelson on Saturday, although they again opened the scoring, with Colby Chavez Leech notching a powerplay goal. However, they then gave up three unanswered goals and the first period ended 3-1 Leafs. The Leafs added another goal in the second and another in the third. Tyren Grimsdale scored for Castlegar in the third, but it was too little too late. Rattai stoped 23 of the 28 shots he faced.

Castlegar’s record slips to 6-13-0-4. They are last in the Neil Murdoch Division, four points back of Grand Forks with three games in hand.

The Rebels are on the road this weekend to face Columbia Valley on Friday and Creston Valley on Saturday. They return home next Tuesday for a match against Spokane at 7 p.m.

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

Just Posted

A vehicle rolled over off of the Highway 3 off ramp into the Home Hardware parking lot Jan. 21, 2021. Photo: Betsy Kline
Driver sent to hospital after vehicle roll over in Castlegar

Accident happened Thursday around 4:30 p.m.

Interior Health has set up a COVID-19 testing site in Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
No new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Castlegar for Jan. 10-16

The latest localized BCDCD COVID-19 numbers

Interior Health reported 91 new COVID-19 cases in the region Jan. 20, 2021 and three additional deaths. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
95 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health, two deaths

Another member of Vernon’s Noric House has passed

Long-term care staff and physicians from the priority group received their first dose of Moderna vaccine on Friday, Jan. 15, including Dr. Corrine Knox. Photo: Submitted
Moderna vaccine arrives in Castlegar

Vaccine rollout began in West Kootenay with long term care residents and staff the first recipients

Changes are coming to the city’s animal control bylaw. Photo: Submitted
Castlegar tightening animal bylaws

The City of Castlegar is planning on giving its animal control bylaw… Continue reading

Businesses continue to struggle under COVID-19 restrictions as the pandemic reaches the one-year mark. (B.C. government)
Another 564 COVID-19 cases, mass vaccine plan coming Friday

15 more deaths, community cluster declared in Williams Lake

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
Midway Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

Premier John Horgan leaves the podium following his first press conference of the year as he comments on various questions from the media in the Press Gallery at B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Monday, January 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Interprovincial travel restrictions a no-go, Horgan says after reviewing legal options

The B.C. NDP government sought legal advice as concerns of travel continue

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Gem Lake Top, at Big White Ski Resort, seen at Jan. 8. (Big White Ski Resort)
Big White cancels $7.3M in lift tickets, accommodations due to COVID-19 orders

Since November, the ski resort has been forced to make several changes

Jan. 21 marks the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century, according to some. (Black Press Media file photo)
The 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century is upon us

Milestone won’t be back for another 100 years

Darlene Curylo scratched a $3M ticket, BCLC’s largest ever scratch and win prize. (BCLC)
Kelowna woman in shock after winning BCLC’s largest-ever instant-ticket prize

Darlene Curylo couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the amount of money she’d won from a scratch ticket

While each person has different reasons for becoming homeless, a UBCO study shows they learn through their interactions with different services to perform ‘as homeless’ based on the expectations of service providers. (Contributed)
Kelowna homeless forced to ‘perform’ for resources, says UBCO study

One participant in the study said ‘It is about looking homeless, but not too homeless’

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette takes the royal salute from the Guard of Honour as she makes her way deliver the the throne speech, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Gov. Gen. Julie Payette resigns, apologizes for ‘tensions’ at Rideau Hall

Payette, who is the Queen’s representative in Canada, has been the governor general since 2017

Most Read