Castlegar Rebels commit to Ryan Bennett for 2018-2019 Season

The Castlegar Rebels are pleased to announce the signing of Ryan Bennett for next season.

The native of Cranbrook, BC is playing with the Kootenay Ice of the BCMML this season, where he has recorded 7 points in 18 games. As a 2002 born player Bennett has already played his maximum of 5 affiliate regular season games with the Rebels this season. The Rebels staff has been very impressed with his play with both the Rebels and with the Kootenay Ice MML team. Assistant General Manager Parker Hickey commented,

We are extremely excited to have such a talented and young player joining us next season. Ryan’s maturity shows beyond his years through his work ethic, attitude, and responsibility on the ice.

Hickey continued,

For a player to be this capable at both ends of the rink at his age is something very special and a foundation we believe we can build on to create a very strong player in the KIJHL.

Bennett comes as the Rebels first commitment for the 2018-2019 season and he shared much of Hickey’s excitement about joining the KIJHL club next season. When asked about the signing Bennett responded,

I’m very excited to commit to the Castlegar Rebels for next season and I am looking forward to playing with such a great organization alongside a group of talented young men.

The Rebels, now guaranteed a playoff spot, continue their push for 1st place in the division and a successful deep playoff run. We feel this is a big year for us and that is our main focus as a staff but we would be amiss not to think ahead at the same time to next year where we believe our future is just as bright as the present and Ryan is a big part of that.

added Hickey on where the organization is headed.

Logan Styler Signs with Selkirk Saints; Scores in Debut

Logan Styler Signs with Selkirk Saints; Scores in Debut

Logan Styler Signs with Selkirk Saints; Scores in Debut

2016-17 KIJHL’s leading scorer Logan Styler signed with the Selkirk Saints on the weekend, scoring on the power play in his debut. Logan Styler led the Castlegar Rebels and league last year with 80 points in 45 games. He was acquired last season in a trade during the 2016 off season with the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.In two stint with the Cats he amassed 107 points in 83 games, giving him a KIJHL total of 187 points in 127 games.

Rebels Head Coach Bill Rotheisler commented

Styler has produced at literally every level and team he has been a part of, proving that he can show value in any environment he is in.  You see lots of guys have success under the right conditions, well this guy can drive in any weather. We aggressively went after him in a trade last off season because we believe in this guy's ability to be a key player absolutely anywhere.

Rotheisler also coached him the previous season in Creston.

In addition to his time in the KIJHL, he also amassed 40 points in 59 games at the junior A level and 78 points in 73 games int he BC Major Midget League.