The Grand Forks Border Bruins lost a tough 2-1 match to the Rebels in Castlegar on Saturday.
After a scoreless first period, Chase Reddin gave the Rebs a 1-0 lead at 4:22 of the second period.
Veteran defenceman Aaron Brewer put Castlegar up 2-0 at 18:17 of the third.
The Bruins got back into the game with a power play marker from Mitch Dolman at 7:57 of the third period, assisted by Cam McLellan and Michael Rand.
Unfortunately, Rebels goalie Patrick Zubick kept the barn door shut for the rest of the game, leading Castlegar to the 2-1 win.
Grand Forks goalie Dominick Stadnyck was also solid in net with 40 saves on 42 shots.
GF is at Beaver Valley Tuesday for a match-up against the Nitehawks.