Bruins fall in overtime to Rebels

The Grand Forks Border Bruins had a strong, balanced effort on Saturday night against the Rebels but it wasn't enough.

Dakota Kittle of the Bruins gets ready to shoot on Castlegar goalie Patrick Zubick in the second period of Saturday's game at the Grand Forks Arena.

Dakota Kittle of the Bruins gets ready to shoot on Castlegar goalie Patrick Zubick in the second period of Saturday's game at the Grand Forks Arena.

The Grand Forks Border Bruins had a strong, balanced effort on Saturday night against the Rebels but it wasn’t enough. Despite out-shooting Castlegar 50-37, the Bruins lost 5-4 in overtime.

Tucker Brown opened up the scoring for the Bruins at 14:26 of the first period assisted by Max Newton and Cory Munro.

The Rebs fought back with three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead.

Momentum then switched to the GF side, as the Bruins scored two straight (Cam McLennan and Jackson Purvis) to tie the game up 3-3 at the end of the very high scoring first period.

Veteran winger Diego Bartlett put Castlegar up 4-3 with his second goal of the game at 18:19 of the second period.

Newton tied the game up with a power play marker at 10:34 of the second period assisted by Purvis and Nathan Cory.

After a scoreless third period, the teams heading to overtime.

At 4:12 of the overtime period, Seth Schmidt got the game-winner for the Rebels, assisted by Jeremy McNeill and Chase Reddin.

Kai McDonald was in net for Grand Forks and stopped 32 of 37 shots.