Castlegar Rebels

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Castlegar Rebels
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City Castlegar, British Columbia
League Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Conference Kootenay
Division Neil Murdoch
Founded 1976 (1976)–77
Home arena Castlegar and District Community Complex
Colours Black, Metallic Gold, Orange and White
                   
General manager Canada Bill Rotheisler
Head coach Canada Bill Rotheisler
Website castlegarrebels.com
Franchise history
1976-96 Castlegar Rebels (KIJHL)
1996-98 Castlegar Rebels (RMJHL)
1998-present Castlegar Rebels (KIJHL)

The Castlegar Rebels are a junior 'B' ice hockey team based in Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Neil Murdoch Division of the Kootenay Conference of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). The Rebels play their home games at Castlegar and District Community Complex. Mike Johstone is the team's president, Bill Rotheisler is the general manager and coach.

The Rebels played Junior "A" in the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League from 1996 until 1998.

History[edit]

The Rebels joined the league in 1976 as an expansion team. The Rebels have won the KIJHL Championship four times, in 1977, 1978, 1996 and 2013. They won four division titles as a member of the Western Division from 1976-1996, two division titles as a member of the Neil Murdoch Division from 2007-2013; two conference titles as a member of the Kootenay Conference from 2007-2013.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Records as of February 21, 2014.[1][2]

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1976–77 44 24 19 1 49 248 233 3rd, West KIJHL Champions (Colts)
1977–78 42 28 14 0 56 233 149 2nd, West KIJHL Champions (Clippers)
1978–79 40 22 18 0 44 225 189 2nd, West
1979–80 40 20 20 0 40 218 211 2nd, West
1980-81 40 25 15 0 50 245 201 2nd, West
1981–82 42 21 20 1 43 243 237 3rd, West
1982–83 42 17 23 2 36 242 257 3rd, West
1983-84 40 24 16 0 48 260 199 3rd, West
1984-85 40 27 13 0 54 293 220 1st, West
1985-86 42 30 12 0 60 313 240 2nd, West
1986-87 42 32 10 0 64 328 211 1st, West Lost in Finals (Colts)
1987-88 42 27 15 0 54 274 201 1st, West
1988-89 45 14 31 0 28 235 305 5th, West
1989-90 40 14 25 1 29 180 229 5th, West
1990-91 41 9 29 3 21 147 247 5th, West
1991-92 38 12 26 0 24 162 217 4th, West
1992-93 42 25 16 1 51 249 200 4th, West
1993-94 40 35 5 0 70 351 153 1st, West
1994-95 44 27 13 4 58 239 185 1st, West
1995-96 42 32 10 0 64 232 153 1st, West KIJHL Champions (Eagles)
1996–97 60 30 25 5 65 277 265 4th, RMJHL Lost in Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Ghostriders)
1997–98 54 22 30 2 46 258 321 4th, RMJHL Lost in Quarterfinals, 0-2 (Leafs)
1998-99 50 20 28 2 42 168 183 4th, Neil Murdoch Playoff statistics not available
1999-00 46 22 23 1 45 209 174 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Leafs)
2000-01 58 40 16 2 0 82 286 190 2nd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Heat)
2001-02 50 35 9 5 1 76 260 162 2nd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Finals, 1-4 (Nitehawks)
2002–03 50 19 23 5 3 46 177 198 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Nitehawks)
2003–04 50 15 27 5 3 38 149 190 4th, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Nitehawks)
2004–05 50 33 10 5 2 73 204 140 2nd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Finals, 1-4 (Nitehawks)
2005–06 50 27 19 2 2 58 184 179 2nd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Leafs)
2006–07 52 30 16 5 65 211 167 3rd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 3-4 (Nitehawks)
2007–08 52 34 15 3 71 222 155 3rd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-3 (Nitehawks)
2008–09 52 27 20 5 59 185 186 2nd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Finals, 0-4 (Leafs)
2009–10 50 30 16 2 2 64 206 141 2nd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 2–4 (Braves)
2010-11 50 42 8 0 0 84 242 120 1st, Neil Murdoch Lost in Finals, 2–4 (Coyotes)
2011-12 52 37 11 1 3 78 255 133 2nd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Finals, 3-4 (Nitehawks)
2012–13 52 35 9 6 2 78 219 123 1st, Neil Murdoch KIJHL Champions, 4-1 (Knights)
2013-14 52 22 25 2 3 49 182 218 3rd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Nitehawks)
2014-15 52 30 17 1 4 65 202 182 2nd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Nitehawks)
2015-16 52 32 15 3 2 69 195 146 2nd, Neil Murdoch Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Border Bruins)
2016-17 47 30 16 0 1 61 221 174 2nd of 5 Neil Murdoch
8 of 20 KIJHL
Lost Div Semifinals, 2-4 (Nelson)

Playoffs[edit]

Records as of March 2, 2014.[3][4][5]

Season 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Finals
1996–97 L, 2-4, Fernie
1997–98 L, 0-2, Nelson
1998–99 Playoff statistics not available
1999–00 L, 2-4, Nelson
2000–01 L, 2-4, Osoyoos
2001–02 W, 4-1, Nelson L, 1-4, Beaver Valley
2002–03 L, 1-4, Beaver Valley
2003–04 L, 0-4, Beaver Valley
2004–05 W, 4-1, Spokane L, 1-4, Beaver Valley
2005–06 L, 1-4, Nelson
2006–07 L, 3-4, Beaver Valley
2007–08 L, 0-3, Beaver Valley
2008–09 W, 4-2, Beaver Valley L, 0-4, Nelson
2009–10 L, 2-4, Spokane
2010-11 W, 4-1, Spokane W, 4-1, Beaver Valley W, 4-2, Fernie L, 2-4, Osoyoos
2011-12 W, 4-1, Nelson L, 3-4, Beaver Valley
2012–13 W, 4-1, Spokane W, 4-3, Beaver Valley W, 4-0, Golden W, 4-1, North Okanagan
2013-14 L, 0-4, Beaver Valley
2014-15 W, 4-1, Spokane L, 0-4, Beaver Valley
2015-16 L, 2-4, Grand Forks

NHL alumni[edit]

Rebels old logo, depicting Looney Tunes character Yosemite Sam.

Awards and trophies[edit]

References[edit]

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