Despite finally having the services of sharp shooter Scott Morisseau, the Castlegar Rebels lost two of three games on their East Kootenay swing last weekend.
The Rebs lost in overtime 4-3 to Kimberley on Thursday, beat Columbia Valley 6-1 on Friday, and lost 4-2 to Golden on Saturday.
The Rebels road trip started Thursday in the Bavarian city where they faced the Dynamiters.
The teams traded goals in the first period with Anthony Delong scoring at 7:45 assisted by Morisseau. Jordan Revie responded for Kimberley at 2:26.
Goals from Tyler Robinson (assisted by Stuart Walton and Nolan Kinney) and Morisseau (assisted by Delong) put the Rebels up 3-1 midway through the second period.
Kimberley took over at that point with Senate Patton bringing the Nitros to within one at 1:24 of the second.
Dynamiter veteran Richard Hubscher tied the game two minutes into the third period with a power play goal.
Mark Strachan picked up the winner for the home team at 3:56 of the third period, assisted by Patton and Hubscher.
Castlegar had an easier time of things on Friday night in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies.
The Rebs scored four goals in the first period and added two more in the second for the 6-1 win.
Scoring for Castlegar were Arthur Andrews with two, Morriseau, Connor Bowen, Delong, and Horcoff. Aaron Barclay scored the lone goal for Columbia Valley.
The Rebels got off to another strong start on Saturday in Golden.
Tyler Robinson, assisted by Stuart Walton, scored the first goal of the game at 12:08 of the first to put Castlegar up 1-0.
Golden’s Brandon Shirley responded at 4:36 of the first to tie the score for the Rockets.
Peter Mingus put Castlegar up 2-1 midway through the second with an unassisted goal. Unfortunately, the goal would be the Rebels last as they watched Golden score three times in the third to secure the 4-2 win.
Castlegar in back at home Saturday with an intra-divisional game against first place Beaver Valley. The Nitehawks overtook the Nelson Leafs after beating them 3-2 on Saturday.
The Rebels then head Stateside for a game in Spokane against the Braves.