Gluck backstops Rebels to 2-1 series lead in Murdoch Final

first_imgZach Perehudoff took the loss in goal for the Hawks.Riders, Rockets all square entering Game threeDerek Chudyk scored the game winner in the first period as Fernie bounced back to edge Golden 3-1 Wednesday in the East Kootenay City.Ben Primeau and Tyler Gonzales into an empty net also scored for the Riders.Josh Jewell had the lone marker for Golden.Games three and four go Friday and Saturday in Golden. Defence has been the hallmark for success of the Castlegar Rebels all season long.The Rebs turned the thumbscrews down on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks offence, holding the high flyers to one goal en route to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory Thursday night in Fruitvale.The game’s third star, Castlegar netminder Jordan Gluck, allowed a single goal to Ryan Edwards as the current KIJHL regular season champs regained the advantage in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Final.Castlegar leads the series 2-1 with Game four Friday in Fruitvale. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m.Following a scoreless first period, Edwards opened the scoring on the power play just over two minutes into the second frame.Erik Alden tied the game six minutes later before Jamie Vlanich scored the eventual winner late in the middle frame.The Rebels then took to the checking strategy to completely shutdown the Hawks offence.Beaver Valley finished the game out shooting Castlegar 29-27 to make a winner out of Gluck.last_img

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