The Castlegar Rebels Junior “B” team appear to be ready and raring to go as the regular season approaches. The Rebels went 2-1-1 in four exhibition games.
On Tuesday, the Rebs lost a hard-fought 4-3 battle to Nelson in the Queen City.
Dylan Sibbald led Castlegar with a pair of goals while Bryan Lubin scored one.
Scoring for Nelson were Colton Schell, J.J. Beitel, Matt McDonald, and Greg Nickel.
Sunday saw the Rebels tie Nelson at the Castlegar Complex 1-1.
Castlegar beat Beaver Valley 4-2 on both Friday and Saturday night in a home and home with the team that knocked them out of last year’s play-offs.
The Rebels kick off their regular season on Friday against the Leafs in Nelson starting at 7 p.m.
The two teams return to Castlegar on Saturday for a rematch starting at 7:30 p.m.
Last year, the Rebels knocked Nelson out of the play-offs in the first round.