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Assiniboia Senior Rebels cap off season with championship

It was a great competitive and exciting season for the Senior Rebels, and all teams in the Notekeu Senior Hockey League.

ASSINIBOIA - The Assiniboia Senior Rebels had a remarkable season, capped off by winning the league championship.

The team’s regular season included 11 wins and five losses with their playoff season showcasing even more impressive stats, racking up nine wins with only two losses.

The team captured first place in the Wood River Division of the Notekeu Senior Hockey League and went on to win the league championship, defeating Yellow Grass in the finals three games to two.

Bill Hall, head coach; Dean Fortin, assistant coach and Jason Berner, trainer led the team to a successful conclusion of the season.

League playoffs started with the team sweeping Gravelbourg Hornets in three games and completing another three-game sweep for the second round against the Glentworth Thunder.

The finals proved to be their biggest battle as the Rebels lost game one 3-2 at home. They travelled to Yellow Grass for game two, winning a decisive 6-2 victory. Yellow Grass returned to Assiniboia, beating the Rebels in a close 5-4 game. Facing elimination, the Senior Rebels found a way to win 6-2 in the fourth game, which forced a fifth and deciding game.

The Rebels captured the Notekeu Hockey League Championship with a 4-1 victory at the Southland Co-op Centre.

Kyle Hall was named most valuable player of the playoffs. Bryce Hall was named the top scorer for the regular season.

The league posted a long thank you on their Twitter account describing a great competitive and exciting season for all teams and hinted of rumours of two more teams joining the league for next season.

The Rebels said they would like to pass on accolades to their fans, volunteers and sponsors helping make their season possible as the team behind the team plays a huge part in the success of the season.