Make it four straight wins, and five against the Border Bruins.
AP callup Darren Medeiros scored twice, including the game-winner, and Kootenay Ice (MML) teammate Jarrod Schamerhorn made 19 saves as the Rebels bested Grand Forks 6-2. Medeiros fit in well on a line with Erik Wentzel and Curtis Pereverzoff: the 20 year-old added a goal, while Taylor Anderson, Tyler Robinson and Spencer Brodt chipped in singles. Zac Thompson and Derek Grimm replied for Grand Forks.
The Rebels were without defencemen Darren Tarasoff and Tyler Jones, while Josh McGladery sat out up front. Goaltender Cole Buckley was given the night off in favour of Schamerhorn after practicing with the major midget club. Ice defenseman Joren Johnson also suited up for the Rebels and logged a lot of minutes on the blueline.
Grand Forks hung in the game (and arguably controlled the balance of the play in the first period) until the middle of the third, when Medeiros and Anderson iced what was a 4-2 game with goals just over two minutes apart.
I'll have audio from Wentzel and Medeiros once they've run on Mountain FM tomorrow morning.
Up Next: The Rebels head out on a three-game road swing this weekend, beginning with the team's second-ever matchup against the North Okanagan Knights in Armstrong Friday night. Former Rebel Corey Bulach is a member of the Knights.