KIJHL: Rebels blank Leafs 4-0

Logan Sawka made 30 saves as Castlegar took the first of a home-and-home series.

Logan Sawka made 30 saves for the shutout as the Rebels beat the Nelson Leafs 4-0 on Friday in Castlegar.

Mike Bhatoa, Darren Medeiros, Nick Headrick and Vince Bitonti each scored for the Rebels (30-14-3), who have beaten the Leafs three times in their last four meetings.

Patrick Ostermann stopped 23 shots in net for Nelson (19-26-2).

The game was the first of three in a row for the Leafs. They return to action Saturday night for a rematch at home against Castlegar before hosting Spokane on Sunday.

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