Late goal by Bartlett ties up game for Rebels against BV

The Castlegar Rebels came back from a 6-3 loss Friday in Beaver Valley, to tie the same Nitehawks on Saturday night in Castlegar.

The Castlegar Rebels came back from a 6-3 loss Friday in Beaver Valley, to tie the same Nitehawks on Saturday night in Castlegar.

After a scoreless first period, Aaron Petten put the Rebs up 1-0 at 5:46 of the second period. Kurt Black quickly countered for BV to even the game up at 4:12 of the second.

Riley Brandt put the visitors up 2-1 just over a minute into the third stanza; a goal that looked like it might stand up as the game winner.

However, Veteran Rebels’ forward Diego Bartlett scored with 3:07 left in the third period, assisted by Aaron Brewer and Stuart Walton, to tie the game at 2-2.

Neither team was able to score in overtime and the game ended a draw.

Jordan Gluck played well in net for BV, stopping 25 shots, while his Beaver Valley counterpart Zach Perehudoff had a strong performance of his own stopping 42 Castlegar shots.

The Rebs are two points ahead of BV in the Neil Murdoch division with 49 points. Nelson leads the division with 52.