Castlegar Rebels’ winning streak cut short by Nelson Leafs

The Rebels five-game hot streak came to a close when they faced off against the Leafs.

Ed Lindsey is seventh in the KIJHL for points. (File photo)

Ed Lindsey is seventh in the KIJHL for points. (File photo)

The Castlegar Rebels latest winning streak was cut short by the Nelson Leafs on Sunday afternoon.

The Rebels had clinched their fifth win in a row in Spokane on Friday night, defeating the Braves 5-3.

After a scoreless first period, Edward Lindsey scored the first goal for the Rebels in the second half of the second period, assisted by Mathew Cooper and John Moeller, but then the Braves responded with two goals in quick succession to take the lead headed into the third.

Rebels’ forward Everett Hicks tied the game up less than halfway through the period and shortly afterwards Jesse Belley, assisted by Tanner Costa, put the Rebels in the lead.

Jordan Wood and John Moeller then both scored unassisted goals (Moeller’s was on an empty net) before the end of the period.

But the Rebels five-game hot streak came to a close when they faced off against the Leafs on Sunday.

The Leafs took the lead in the first period with two power-play goals, scored by Nicholas Wihak and Logan Wullum.

Lindsey, who is seventh in the league for points, scored his own power play goal in the second, assisted by Moeller and Vince Bitonti.

But while the Rebels shut the Leafs out of the net for the rest of the game, the Leafs did likewise and the game ended 2-1 for Nelson.

The Rebels are now 0-2 against the Leafs for the season and 2-0 against the Braves.

Castlegar is third in the Neil Murdoch Division and 12-7-0-1 for the season.

The team’s next game is against the Braves in Castlegar on Friday at 7 p.m.