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Rebels' disappointment leads to success
Castlegar News contributor
Two games in two nights bore opposite results for the Castlegar Rebels Friday and Saturday at the local barn.
It was a hard fought game Friday versus Nelson, closer than the final score of 5-2 reveals, but in the end the Rebels' hustle could not make up for a slow start in the first period. The Leafs dominated the start of the game with three goals in the first 13 minutes, by Linden Horswill (Daniel St.Pierre, Carson Willans), Austin Lindsay (Adam Hodge), and Brandon Sookro (unassisted). The Rebels did put one on the scoreboard with three minutes left in the first period with a goal by Jeremy McNeil (Diego Bartlett).
The Rebels came out for the second period in a more cohesive unit, locking the Leafs out of any scoring. Aaron Petten
(Hunter Jenerou, Dylan Bowerman) scored three minutes into the second period for the Rebels and the game began to be played on more even terms.
Even with the shots on net the same for both teams in the second and third periods, the Leafs managed to put two into the net in the third… Brandon Sookro (Troy Petrick, Nick Trefey), and Adam Hodge (Robson Cramer) adding to their squad's total. Leaf goalie Brad Rebagliati did an admirable job keeping the Rebels at bay. The game was fast and exciting. There were no fights, in contrast to the last Rebels - Leafs game at the Castlegar Complex.
Saturday the Rebels faced off against the Kelowna Chiefs who are in first place in the Okanagan Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference. Watch for an upcoming report on the Rebels' 5-2 win.