Stuart Walton and Erik Wentzel scored twice, and Cole Buckley snagged his first shutout as a Rebel as Castlegar defeated the Sicamous Eagles 6-0. Anthony DeLong and Curtis Pereverzoff also scored for Castlegar, who won their sixth straight game to move to 2-0 on their current road swing.
It was a game that could have been completely different, if not for several big stops by Buckley on two early Sicamous power-plays. Walton's two goals, both of the "tic-tac-toe" variety, may be two of the prettier goals scored by the Rebels this season, though Wentzel's second on a rush with DeLong was no slouch either.
Spencer Brodt, by my count, was the odd man out tonight as Castlegar dressed 7 defensemen after having Darren Tarasoff return from suspension. Tarasoff seemed to be a steadying influence on the back end along with fellow overager Mike Wiest, as the Rebels completely turned the tide of the game once they got on the board 8:39 in.
In fairness, the Eagles were without several players tonight and called up several APs according to their play-by-play man. Aaron Brandoli took the loss between the pipes, though the other half of his goaltending tandem, Chris Kingdon, did not dress.
Up Next: a visit to the Revelstoke Forum tomorrow afternoon for a date with the defending Keystone Cup champion Grizzlies. My twitter capacities may be at a minimum as I'll be joining my Mountain FM/The Bridge colleague Matt Soper calling Nelson and Grand Forks at the NDCC Arena. Stay tuned tomorrow morning for the typical gameday package.