Strong start keys Rebels win over Grizz

The Castlegar Rebels jumped out to a big 3-0 lead in the first period and cruised to a 5-2 win over Revelstoke Grizzlies

From the penalty box to the top shelf - Aaron Petten scores the Rebels first goal at Saturday's game against Rebelstoke at the Castlegar Complex.

The Castlegar Rebels jumped out to a big 3-0 lead in the first period and cruised to a 5-2 win over the Revelstoke Grizzlies in KIJHL action Saturday night at the complex.

The win is Castlegar’s eighth in a row and ninth consecutive game without a loss. The Rebs are two points back of Nelson for first in the division and league with a game in hand.

Aaron Petten opened the scoring, getting a nice feed from Bryan Lubin after getting out of the penalty box and deking Grizzly goalie Conrad McMillan.

Rebs captain Erik Alden put the team up 2-0 with a power play goal at 8:14 assisted by Stu Walton and Hunter Jenerou.

The home team got another power play goal, this time by Quinn Klimchuk, to go up 3-0. Assisting on the goal were Walton and Alden.

Revelstoke got on the board at 15:52 of the second period with a marker from Brayden Beckley to cut the score to 3-1.

Walton’s short-handed goal three minutes later gave Castlegar back their three goal cushion. The veteran forward was assisted by Jeremy McGregor and goalie Connor Beauchamp.

Austin Donaldson brought the Grizz back to within three at 12:54 but that was as close as the visitors would get.

Matt Reed finished off the scoring at 10:46 of the third, assisted by Jamie Vlanich.

Beauchamp made 16 of 18 saves for Castlegar.

The Rebels are back in action today (Sunday) with an afternoon tilt over the border against the Braves of Spokane.

 

Just Posted

Choir leader’s selfless work wins her Castlegar Citizen of the Year

Christina Nolan has grown the community choir into a strong and vibrant asset for the city

Water main maintenance ongoing in South Castlegar and Blueberry

Project will take two weeks — city says there should not be any service disruptions

Downtown businesses want you to love them this weekend

Third annual event encourages people to shop in their own community.

Police investigating man’s death in Winlaw

Foul play not established, but major crimes unit is investigating

Grand Forks woman assaulted in home invasion

The incident took place Wednesday morning

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Five takeaways from the Court of Appeal ruling on B.C.’s pipeline law

It’s unclear how many tools are left in B.C.’s toolbox to fight the project

Kootenay man arrested and charged in 2015 murder

Nathaniel Jessup 32 of Creston has been charged with the second-degree murder of Katherine McAdam and offering an indignity to a body.

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

B.C. man, 30, arrested for driving his parents’ cars while impaired twice in one day

The Vancouver-area man was arrested after officers caught him driving impaired twice in one day

GALLERY: First responders in Fernie return baby owl to its nest

The baby owl’s inability to fly back to its nest prompted a rescue by first responders

More than half of Canadians support ban on handguns, assault rifles: study

Divide between rural and urban respondents in latest Angus Reid Institute public opinion study

Spring rain needed as B.C. sees one of the lowest snowpack levels in 40 years

Snowpack levels in B.C. recorded on May 15 were similar to those in 2015 and 2016

Theresa May to quit as party leader June 7, sparking race for new PM

The new Conservative leader will become prime minister without the need for a general election

Most Read