Rebels struggle to score in 4-1 lose to North Okanagan – UPDATED WITH PHOTO GALLERY

North Okanagan beats Castlegar 4-1 in KIJHL action Friday night in Castlegar.

Bob Saari of Canadian Tire's Jumpstart program drops the puck for North Okanagan captain Stephen Pantazapolous (left) and Castlegar captain Erik Alden. Friday's game was sweater day sponsored by the Castlegar News and Canadian Tire.

Bob Saari of Canadian Tire's Jumpstart program drops the puck for North Okanagan captain Stephen Pantazapolous (left) and Castlegar captain Erik Alden. Friday's game was sweater day sponsored by the Castlegar News and Canadian Tire.



With most of the 219 fans in attendance wearing jerseys for jersey night, the Castlegar Complex was festive looking, but the hometown Rebels failed to bring the goods.

After a scoreless first period, the Knights went up 2-0 early in the second. Brenden Heinrich scored Castlegar’s only goal of the game at 7:28 of the second to cut the NO lead to 2-1.

Late in the second, Braydon Horcoff of the Rebels had a good scrap with Tanner Burns of North Okanagan. Horcoff tried to get his teammates and the fans charged up.

Unfortunately, the Rebels were unable to get any offence going in the third and ended up losing 4-1.