REBELS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO 9!
The Castlegar Rebels added two more wins to finish off the month of November with a perfect 8-0 record, extending their win streak to 9 games. On Wednesday the Nelson Leafs came to town hoping to turn things around from their recent struggles. Both teams came hard out of the gate, but it was the Rebels coming out 2-0 after the first frame, with Nico Sidoni and Ed Lindsey scoring the goals for the Rebels. In what turned out to be a high scoring second period, the Rebels red-hot Power Play put the first of the period on the board with local scorer Ed Lindsey getting his second of the night. Nelson would score three goals in the period, with the Rebels getting two more courtesy of Logan Styler and Jacob Boston, making it 5-3 Rebels after 40 minutes. In the final frame, scoring slowed down significantly as John Moeller would add an empty netter to seal the deal for the Rebels and confirm a 6-3 victory for the Rebels. Goaltender Jason Mailhiot stopped 30 of 33 shots, and Nico Sidoni was awarded player of the game for the high flying Rebels. On Saturday night, the Golden Rockets made the trip to Castlegar in hopes to halt the streaky Rebels and turn things around for themselves after being on a 10 game losing streak. The Rebels came out hard right off the hop and would out shoot the Rockets 23-2 in the first frame, allowing them to gain a 4-0 lead. Goal scorers in the first were Kirkland Spencer, Ed Lindsey, John Moeller, as well as Vince Bitonti. There would be no signs of slowing down as Chance Szott and Jacob Boston scored two more for the Rebels in the 2nd, and then in the 3rd period Szott added his second of the game to make it a very convincing 7-0 victory for the Rebels, making the month of November a perfect 8-0.
Stay connected to the Rebels online by following @RebelsCastlegar on twitter and by liking the Castlegar Rebels page and the Castlegar Rebels Fan Club on facebook. The Rebels will be in action this week on Friday Dec.2nd against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in Creston and then again on Saturday Dec.3rd vs Grand Forks they look to push their current win streak to 10.
Head Coach Bill Rotheisler had this to say about his teams recent success! The streak has been fun and we are proud of our accomplishments so far, but we try not to focus on that. Our job is to get better on a day to day basis. The streak and overall success is the effect. The boys do a sensational job at turning the page on a weekly basis, win or lose back to work Monday and preparing for the next week of games
PLAYER OF THE GAME: Ed Lindsey
Castlegar native Ed Lindsey had a couple tremendous games over the last week, collecting 7 points in total against the Leafs and Rockets. Ed had a great month of November, averaging 3 points per game.
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: James Ross
James Ross has been apart of the Rebels family for many years and is responsible for plenty of things around the dressing room such as sharpening skates, washing jerseys, and helping keep the room and team running smoothly, your hard work does not go unnoticed. We thank you!
REBELS WIN 7th IN A ROW!
The Castlegar Rebels were in action this weekend with two wins extending their current win streak to 7 games. On Friday night the high flying Rebels took on the Spokane Braves at the Castlegar Complex and cruised to a 5-3 victory out shooting the Braves 50-21 in a stellar all around team performance. Goalscorers for the Rebels were Daneel Lategan x2, Ed Lindsey x2 and John Moeller. Jesse Reeds led the way defensively with 5 blocked shots whilst picking up an injury leaving him out of the lineup for Saturdays clash against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, who going into Saturday held the best record in the KIJHL (16-3-1-0-1)
The Rebels rolled into Creston Valley on Saturday night with some familiar faces returning to the East Kootenays as six current Rebels players and Head Coach Bill Rotheisler have all spent time with the Thunder Cats in the past. The Rebels struck first as John Moeller flew down the left wing beating the Thunder Cats goalie with a sharp shot off the post and into the back of the net. The period would end 3-2 in favour of Creston. Despite being down after the first period, the Rebels found their jam and came back with three unanswered goals in the period and would lead 5-3 heading into the 3rd period of play, and it proved to be smooth sailing from there on out for the Rebels as they would add one more in the 3rd period to seal the deal on a convincing 6-3 victory in Creston Valley. Goal Scorers for the Rebels were John Moeller x2, Ed Lindsey x2, Chance Szott, and Nico Sidoni who scored his first goal for the Rebels!
Castlegar native Ed Lindsey had 4 points on the night including his 100th KIJHL point. The Rebels power play was hot in the game converting on 3 of 5 opportunities.
Stay connected to the Rebels online by following @RebelsCastlegar on twitter and by liking the Castlegar Rebels page and the Castlegar Rebels Fan Club on facebook. Also on Monday November 28th from 6:30 & 7:30 the Rebels will be hosting a Meet & Greet with the Players and Head Coach Bill Rotheisler in the dressing room, stop in for some refreshments and come meet us. A message from Rebels Captain Daniel Petten. Come meet the team and staff, we got a great group of guys here who’d love to meet the fans! You can catch your Rebels this week at the Castlegar Complex as they take on the Nelson Leafs on Wednesday night @ 7:00PM and then on Saturday night against the Golden Rockets @ 7:00PM.
PLAYER OF THE GAME: #31 Jason
They have been stellar in net for the Rebels over his last 5 games earning wins in all 5 with a 3.00 GA and putting up a Save Percentage of 91.06%
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
#6 Nico Sidoni
Birth Year: 1996
How Acquired: Acquired in trade with the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in October ’16. After a HUGE weekend for our team we are happy to announce that Nico Sidoni is our Honda Player of the Week. Nico a veteran defender has battled back from a early season injury and trade from Creston he is now hitting his stride, he is a clear example of our team philosophy by contributing a goal and a assist over the weekend and he continues to be exceptionally tough to play against.