Rebels roll in playoff opener

Hat tricks from Sean Kelly and Geordie Wells paced the Valley Rebels past the North Shore Indians in Game 1.

Hat tricks from Sean Kelly and Geordie Wells paced the Valley Rebels past the North Shore Indians in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Wednesday.

Kelly also notched three assists for a six-point night, while Shaun McRae (one goal, three assists), Kevin Lemond (two goals, one assist) and Jordan Hernandez (one goal, two assists) also chipped in offensively in the Rebels’ 13-7 victory.

Keenan Lambright picked up the win between the pipes, posting 36 saves.

The Rebels will look to sweep the best-of-three series on Saturday night, as Game 2 goes at 8 p.m. at the Indians’ home rink, Kensington Arena.

Game 3, if necessary, would be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Abbotsford Recreation Centre.