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.

 

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