The Kootenay Ice open a three-game road trip through the Land of Living Skies with a Wednesday-night contest against the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Having dropped three consecutive games and fallen back in the WHL’s Central Division race, the Ice are looking to rekindle an approach that made them one of the WHL’s top teams from Nov. 1 through Jan. 3. That stretch saw the Ice go 18-5-0-1, pulling back into contention with the likes of the Calgary Hitmen, Red Deer Rebels and Edmonton Oil Kings.
“We’ve got to take this road trip and turn things back around in the right direction,” said Kootenay Ice forward Luke Philp following Saturday’s 6-4 setback to the Saskatoon Blades. “We know we’ve let a few games slide and all these points really matter. We’ve got to get things going again.”
The last time these two teams met, a six-goal third period powered the Kootenay Ice to a come-from-behind 7-3 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors Nov. 23 at Western Financial Place.
Ice forwards Levi Cable and Jaedon Descheneau tallied two goals apiece to help pace the hosts, while Wyatt Hoflin batted away 31 pucks for the victory.
Puck drop is set for 6 p.m. (MT).