Kootenay ICE Drop Family Day Game Against Lethbridge Following Late Collapse

(Photo: Bradley Jones)

The Kootenay ICE closed out their four-game road trip over the long weekend while also taking on the Lethbridge Hurricanes Monday afternoon for a Family Day matinée.

Losing two of their three games over the weekend, the ICE managed to snap a five-game losing streak Friday night in Regina.

Colton Kroeker and Alec Baer would each have a goal and one assist Friday against the Pats, lifting the ICE to a 4-2 victory.

Despite their success, the ICE were shutout the following evening, losing 6-0 in Moose Jaw to close the road trip. The ICE would manage just 15 shots on goal as Matt Berlin would stop 28 of 34 shots in the loss.

Returning to Cranbrook early on Sunday, the ICE had a little bit of time to regroup ahead of their Family Day game Monday at Western Financial Place against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

Although Alec Baer and Colton Veloso would give Kootenay a 2-1 lead at the start of the third period, the Hurricanes would storm back and score four unanswered goals including three in the final five minutes to steal a 5-2 victory.

Winning just three of their last seven games, the Kootenay ICE are only two points ahead of the streaking Red Deer Rebels for the final playoff spot in the WHL's Central Division.

The ICE will look to further that gap Wednesday in Cranbrook. At Western Financial Place, the ICE will faceoff with the Saskatoon Blades at 7:00 pm.

- Bradley Jones

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