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.
“We obviously played our game that night,” Heaven said. “(Goaltender) Andrew Walton got his second shutout in four or five games.”
Weekend play was extended to include Tuesday – when the Spokane Braves turned around their winless record against the Rebels to take home a 4-2 victory.
“We didn’t play a very good game,” Heaven said. “We were nonchalant and lazy – we kind of took a night off there.
“We’ll be doing some work behind-the-scenes to ensure a more consistent work effort.”
This weekend sees the Rebels only two games against the Kimberley Dynamiters, first with an away game Friday, then at the Complex Saturday.
Heaven said Kimberley’s in fourth place in their division, and remain something of an unknown quantity for the Rebels.
“We don’t really know what to expect,” he said. “We’re just going to try to dictate the play and force them to play into our system.”
The puck will drop at the Complex Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.