Rockies gave their fans a boost when they beat the Castlegar Rebels on home ice at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena on Friday

Rockies gave their fans a boost when they beat the Castlegar Rebels on home ice at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena on Friday

Rockies edge out Rebels

The Rockies and their supporters breathed a sigh of relief as the Junior B team snagged their first win of the season late last week.

The Rockies and their supporters breathed a sigh of relief as the Junior B team snagged their first win of the season late last week.

The Columbia Valley Rockies won 5-3 against the Castlegar Rebels at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena on Friday, September 18th.

“I was happy,” said Rockies head coach Wade Dubielewicz, when asked about his reaction to the win. “We had a really good week of practice and the guys came out with a lot of (desire) to compete in them.”

Kellen Marchand scored a goal with an assist from Luke Bellerose and Malcom Fenelon at 13:50, which was promptly followed by another goal from Kolton Robb, who was assisted by Tristen Gavin at 12:42 — bringing the Rockies up to 2-0 by the end of the first period.

The Rebels made a comeback, which brought the game to a 2-2 tie during the second until Luke Bellerose and Nolan Menard each scored a goal.

Nolan Menard scored the fifth and final goal for the Rockies’ first win of the season. He was assisted by Michael Cardinal and Ryan St. Jean.

“For the most part, it was a pretty solid game and that was really rewarding,” said Mr. Dubielewicz.

“It was a really good game all around.”

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