The Castlegar Rebels arrived in Fruitvale Monday, Mar. 11 on a high note after beating their division rivals, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, by a score of 2 – 1 a day earlier; but the ‘Hawks bounced back big with a 5 – 0 home-ice performance.
There was no scoring until 6:19 of the second when Taylor Stafford put the Nitehawks ahead. A power play goal came from Ryan Edwards just over two minutes later.
Beaver Valley’s Keenan Patershuk and Ryan Edwards scored two more goals on Rebels starter Jordan Gluck — brilliant to this point of the playoffs — before he was replaced by Connor Beauchamp with about 15 minutes to play in regulation.
Beauchamp would fall victim to the final goal of the game, coming off the stick of Levi Kress on a power play.
Jarrod Schamerhorn secured the shutout for Beaver Valley facing 25 shots.
Game seven, to decide who moves on to the conference final on Friday, Mar. 15, will be Wednesday, Mar. 13 at the Castlegar recreation centre at 7:30 p.m.
In other KIJHL action, the Fernie Ghostriders beat the Golden Rockets 2 – 0 tonight, which sends the Eddie Mountain Division series to a game six tomorrow. The Rockets lead that series 3 – 2.