Gluck picks up the shutout and Klimchuk gets the game winner as Castlegar Rebels beat Nelson 1-0 in home-opener

Castlegar Rebels beat Nelson Leafs 1-0 in KIJHL regular season action at the Castlegar Complex.

Bryan Lubin of the Castlegar Rebels skate behind the Nelson Leaf net in the first period of Saturday's game looking for a teammate in front.

Bryan Lubin of the Castlegar Rebels skate behind the Nelson Leaf net in the first period of Saturday's game looking for a teammate in front.



Just as it looked as though no one would score all night, Quin Klimchuk slipped the puck past Nelson netminder Cody Boeckman at 10:05 of the third to give the Castlegar Rebels the 1-0 in their home-opener Saturday night at the Castlegar Community Complex.

Cody Disher got the only assist on the goal.

The game was a little sloppy at times, with both teams definitely looking in early season form. However, both goalies, Boeckman for the Leafs and Jordan Gluck for the Rebs, looked solid. Gluck stopped all 28 shots, while Boeckman turned back 23 of 24 Rebel shots.

The two teams played to a 5-5 tie on Friday in Nelson.

Castlegar is back at home next Friday against Beaver Valley. The Nitehawks lost tonight (Saturday) to Grand Forks 3-2 in overtime. The win for GF matches their win total for all of last year.