Friday, February 18, 2011

Gameday: Rebels @ Braves (Game 4)

(Rebels lead series 2-1)

Time to regroup, refresh, and take another stab at a pesky Spokane Braves club coming off their best performance of the series. The Rebels fell into the discipline trap again last night, being burned on three power-plays drawn from either retaliatory or after-the-whistle penalties. Tonight's Game 4 (8:00 PM, Eagles Ice-A-Rena), to say the least, is huge. Castlegar can either come home for Sunday's Game 5 with a chance to close the Braves out, or Spokane could head north with a chance to take a series lead.

Broadcast Info: Rick Edwards calls tonight's webcast, beginning at 8:00.

In the Press Box: Josh McGladery will sit this one out after incurring a game misconduct in the final ten minutes last night. Hard to say who will take his place, though, as he's spent some time playing on the blueline as well as up front. Safe to say one of Kwinn Mazzilli, Aaron Brewer or Curtis Pereverzoff will draw in. For Spokane, Thomas McNevin played his first game of the series last night.

Number 6?: You may have noticed Mike Wiest was sporting #6 instead of his usual #19 last night. We'll try to get to the bottom of things ASAP, though he did wear #19 at home in Game 2.

Out of Town: Kelowna bit back in a big way last night, thumping Princeton 7-3. The Posse still lead the series 2-1. The Kamloops/Sicamous game was post-poned in the third period while tied at 1-1 because of soft ice. The conclusion of that game, plus Game 4 will be played tonight in Sicamous. Closer to home, Nelson hosts Beaver Valley in Game 3, the Hawks could take a 3-0 stranglehold with a win tonight (7:00, NDCC Arena).

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