Taylor Anderson scored twice, while linemates Tyler Robinson and Ryan Aynsley added singles, as the Rebels defeated the Spokane Braves 5-3 on home ice tonight. Matt Ridley also scored for Castlegar, who went 4/7 on the power-play. Nick Redding, Joel Stewart and Rance Hughes replied for Spokane.
All in all, I thought the Rebels played a good all-round game. Despite falling behind 1-0 early, the team bounced back with two quick (and perhaps lucky) goals, but hard work from the likes of Anderson, Erik Wentzel and Darren Tarasoff (who logged a ton of minutes on the back end) helped secure the win. Andrew Walton was good when called upon in goal.
Up Next: The 13-1 Fernie Ghostriders, tomorrow night (7:30, Complex).
Out of Town: Grand Forks snapped a lengthy losing streak, beating Columbia Valley 5-3. Beaver Valley edged Princeton 5-4 in the Similkameen. Tomorrow's opponent, the Ghostriders, rocked Kimberley 8-3, while Osoyoos remains unbeaten in regulation after beating Kamloops 4-1.