Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gameday: Rebels @ Coyotes (Game 2)

(Osoyoos leads series 1-0)

The Rebels now know what to expect from the Coyotes after a hard-fought Game 1 that was in the balance until the final whistle.

CJ Kort's second-period goal served as the game-winner, but anyone watching last night's game would be hard-pressed to suggest either team had a noticeable advantage.

For Castlegar, it shows they can tangle with a team after their only prior experience with the 'Yotes was a 7-3 loss in November on the eve of a major roster shakeup.

Tonight, the Rebels need to carry over the physical play from Game 1, though both teams laid out some thunderous checks last night. Coach Steve Junker has told me repeatedly throughout the season that he wants his players to have an edge, although tonight I'd suggest keeping that edge on the right side of the law (after two Rebels were tossed for checks from behind last night) will be a topic of pre-game conversation.

Broadcast Info: Jon Zacks will have the call on Mountain FM, while the Coyote webcast crew has your video feed, beginning at 7:35.

Tip of the Hat: to the dozens of parents and fans who've descended on the South Okanagan this weekend from all parts of the province. Great to see (and hear)!

Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.

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