After a 10 goal offering on Friday, the Nelson Junior Leafs and Castlegar Rebels could only produce one goal in their Saturday evening rematch.
The two Neil Murdoch Division rivals skated to a thrilling 5-5 tie in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League opener in Nelson on Friday. On Saturday night in Castlegar, the Rebels came away with a 1-0 victory.
Quinn Klimchuck scored midway through the third period to give the home side all the punch they needed for the win.
Leafs rookie goaltender Cody Boeckman turned away 23 shots in the loss to earn second star honours. Rebels keeper Jordan Gluck stopped 28 Leafs shots to earn the shutout and the win.
The Leafs’ next action is Thursday when they travel to Grand Forks.