Woods scored twice to lead Rebels past Leafs 5-3
The Castlegar Rebels scored three first period goals en route to a 5-3 victory over the Nelson Leafs in a penalty-filled Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest Friday night at the NDCC Arena.
Tayden Woods, Ed Lindsey and Christ Breese scored in the opening frame to give the visitors the insurmountable lead.
Nelson cut the lead to 3-1 in the second period on power play goal by Max Daerendinger, taking advantage of a five-minute penalty to Mike Bhatoa for cross checking.
Then with four minutes and change remaining in the second frame, the teams took a break from hockey as a handful of players were ejected for fighting.
The teams traded goals in the third period as Woods, with his second of the game, and Nick Headrick scored for the Rebels.
Woods finished the game with three points while Breese had a four-point night.
Eamonn Miller and Andy Fitzpatrick replied for the Leafs.
Nelson out shot the Rebels 39-28 in the contest, but could not get any timely goals on winning netminder Logan Sawka of the Rebels.
Patrick Ostermann was in goal for Nelson, which has lost four straight games.
Nelson, falling to 17-24-0-0-2, finished the month of January with a 2-4-0-0-1 record.
Both teams do it all over against Friday when Nelson hosts Castlegar at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.