A convincing win in front of a great crowd for the Rebels in their only pre-season home date against the Grand Forks Border Bruins. Arthur Andrews scored once and added 5 helpers, his teammate last year with the major midget Kootenay Ice Diego Bartlett added a hat-trick, and veteran Spencer Brodt had a 4-point night of his own in a game that was close until the final two minutes of the second period. Josh McGladery scored twice, Tyler Jones, Quinn Klimchuk, Jesse Knowler and Brett Basnett added singles for the Rebels. Tyson Schoenthal and Lucas Hildebrand scored for Grand Forks.
Here's a summary of tonight's game.
1. GF Tyson Schoenthal (unassisted) 0:51
2. CGR Josh McGladery (Tyler Jones) 10:13
3. CGR Tyler Jones (Arthur Andrews, Spencer Brodt) 13:19 (pp)
Penalties: Anderson CGR (interference) 3:05; Knowler CGR (tripping) 6:17; Gange GF (hooking) 10:19; Phillips GF (interfernece) 12:55; Basnett CGR (roughing) 15:25; McGladery CGR (cross-checking) 16:24.
4. GF Lucas Hildebrand (Jeremy McGregor, Matt Waugh) 4:21
5. CGR Spencer Brodt (Quinn Klimchuk, Arthur Andrews) 8:42
6. CGR Spencer Brodt (Diego Bartlett) 18:46 (pp)
7. CGR Quinn Klimchuk (Arthur Andrews, Jason Nazaroff) 19:09
Penalties: S. Walton CGR, C. Mills GF (roughing) 1:34; Hildebrand GF (tripping) 2:09; Romens GF (tripping) 9:21; Romens GF (interference) 11:39; Bartlett CGR (roughing) 13:28; Davidson GF, Brodt CGR (roughing) 15:26; R. Mills GF (elbowing), Basnett CGR (roughing) 16:06; McGladery CGR (hooking) 16:29; GF bench (too many men, served by Van Camp) 17:39.
8. CGR Jesse Knowler (Cory Coles) 2:38
9. CGR Josh McGladery (Jesse Knowler, Arthur Andrews) 3:10
10. CGR Diego Bartlett (Stuart Walton, Darren Tarasoff) 6:42
11. CGR Arthur Andrews (Spencer Brodt) 7:09
12. CGR Diego Bartlett (Arthur Andrews, Jason Nazaroff) 8:04
13. CGR Brett Basnett (Aaron Brewer, Stuart Walton) 13:26
14. CGR Diego Bartlett (Cory Coles) 19:47
Penalties: S. Walton CGR (slashing) 4:30; Muir GF (unsportsmanlike conduct, served by Van Camp) 8:04; R. Mills GF (slashing) 11:21; Coles CGR (high-sticking) 13:42; Tarasoff CGR (slashing) 15:28; Mooney CGR (roughing) 17:25.
Shots On Goal: Grand Forks: 5-6-7 18, Castlegar: 12-15-12 39.
Power Play: Grand Forks: 0/10, Castlegar: 2/8.
Goaltenders: Grand Forks: Garrett Muir, Rylyn Dempster (11:00 second), Garrett Muir (7:09 third), Castlegar: Spencer Krukop, Andrew Walton (11:00 second).
The Roundup: Beaver Valley won their pre-season opener, 4-3 in Creston. Kelowna put 8 past Sicamous in the first KIJHL game at Rutland Arena, Chiefs win 8-4. The Penticton Vees won the Mountain FM Ashes tourney in Trail, edging the Smoke Eaters 5-4 this afternoon in a game that saw Trail come back from a 3-0 deficit and hold a third period lead at one stage.
Up Next: at Beaver Valley, 2:00 PM tomorrow (Sunday). The regular-season opens Friday at the Complex, when the Nelson Leafs pay their first visit of the new season (7:30 PM start).
That's about all for now, I'm off to beautiful Edgewood for the rest of the long weekend, stay tuned for audio from 3 Rebel forwards plus the coach!