The Castlegar Rebels started off slowly Friday night, but eventually pulled away from the visiting Grand Forks Border Bruins 8-0 Friday night at the Castlegar Community Complex. The Rebs used a balanced with seven different players scoring.
Defenceman Riley Ostoforoff got the first goal of the game for the Rebels at the 16:38 mark of the first period. Veteran forward Brenden Heinrich put Castlegar up 2-0 slipping the puck past GF goalie Robert Dunsmuir in the midst of a scramble.
Darren Medeiros scored a pair of goals in the second period to give the Rebs a commanding 4-0 lead.
The home team put the game away in the third with goals from captain Erik Alden, Stu Walton, Jeremy McGregor, and Bryan Lubin.
Connor Beauchamp picked up the shut-out between the pipes for the Rebels stopping 22 shots.
Tonight, Saturday, the Rebels host Spokane at the Castlegar Complex at 7:30 p.m.
In other KIJHL action from Friday, Nelson once again crushed Beaver Valley. This time by a score of 12-0 at the Nelson Community Complex.