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Ambivalent weekend for Castlegar Rebels

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Ambivalent weekend for Castlegar Rebels

The weekend brought mixed results for the Castlegar Rebels as they skated away from three home games with one win and two losses.


Friday night saw the Sicamous Eagles fly away from Complex ice clutching a 5-4 win in their talons, but Rebels head coach and general manager Brent Heaven said the game was a close one.


“I think both games this weekend were great to watch; very exciting,” he said.


The Fernie Ghostriders faced a spooky Saturday night in Castlegar, confronted with a 3-0 shutout for the Rebels.

Castlegar Rebels on a roll

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Castlegar Rebels on a roll

The Castlegar Rebels are on a roll, raking in two wins over the weekend and nailing second place in their KIJHL division in winning percentages.


Saturday saw an exciting weekend for Rebels fans at the Complex, as Castlegar proved pink is rough-and-tumble colour, pummelling the Columbia Valley Rockies 11-1.


“It's called the Pink Power Play night, and all proceeds go to support breast cancer research,” said Rebels general manager and head coach Brent Heaven. “The guys wore pink laces and used pink tape – and it didn't seem to slow them down any.

Local girls bring home the gold

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Local girls bring home the gold

U12 soccer girls brought home the gold from Revelstoke. Girls from Castlegar, Beaver Valley, Trail, and Rossland combined their efforts as the U12 Rep Team and were victorious in four games; winning 4-0,6-0,3-0 and 2-1 in the Sept. 12 tournament.

The team extends a special thank-you to all three coaches for their unending dedication and support: Fernando Jorge, coach; Curtis Verigin, assistant coach and Kim Verigin, manager.

Local girls bring home gold

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Local girls bring home gold

U12 soccer girls brought home the gold from Revelstoke. Girls from Castlegar, Beaver Valley, Trail, and Rossland combined their efforts as the U12 Rep Team and were victorious in four games; winning 4-0,6-0,3-0 and 2-1 in the Sept. 12 tournament.

The team extends a special thank-you to all three coaches for their unending dedication and support: Fernando Jorge, coach; Curtis Verigin, assistant coach and Kim Verigin, manager.

Rebels mulch Leafs

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Rebels mulch Leafs

The Castlegar Rebels took back some of their own last weekend after road trips the week before ended in disappointment.


The weekend started off well in Spokane on Sept. 13, when the Rebels stole a win right out from under the Braves, taking the game 5-4 in over time.


Rebels head coach and general manager Brent Heaven said the win was no sure thing.

Saints on ice

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The Saints hockey team will open regular season play with a double header versus Trinity Western University this weekend (Sept 26,27) at the Castlegar Complex.

The Saints are hoping to build off of a very successful and encouraging training camp that saw over 40 players attend and compete for a spot on the team.
“This is the most players we’ve ever had in camp and the majority is coming with junior A and B experience” comments Kim Verigin, Athletic Director of Selkirk College.

Slow season start for Rebels

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Slow season start for Rebels

Photo: The Rebels rally against the Nelson Leafs at the Complex Saturday, but can't turn the tide, suffering a 5-0 loss.

 

The Castlegar Rebels struggled through the season-opener this weekend, tying a game against Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday and falling to the Nelson Leafs Saturday.


Both games were on home ice at the Complex, with Friday ending in a 3-3 tie, and Saturday bringing a 5-0 blow out.

Head Lice and Pinworms: Unwanted Guests!

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lousy louse

 

It seems like at this time of year after getting back to school, I always have a few parents in with children who have contracted head lice and are asking what they can use to get rid of them and to not contract them as well.

Rebels ready to rock the Complex in season opener

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Rebels ready to rock the Complex in season opener

Hockey fans, rejoice!


The Castlegar Rebels are already on the ice, preparing for the season opener in two weeks, on home ice at the Complex Sept. 11 and 12.


This season is shaping up to be an exciting one, with a new roster of blade runners determined to bring the championship home to Castlegar.

Gymnastics camp call-out

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Gymnastics camp call-out

Are your kids still looking for something to do this July? Well, Selkirk Challengers Gymnastics Club still has spots available for our summer camp. Summer Camp with Rhonda Saunders will run only one week this year, from July 27 to 31.
Sign up now for summer camps. If you sign up for all week , the cost per gymnast is $30 a day - that's $150 for the week. If you sign up just for a day or two, the cost is $40 a day. Please bring snacks and a lunch. We promise loads of fun, not just gymnastics.

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