A four goal differential wasn’t enough to sustain the lead for the Kootenay ICE on Friday night as they fell 6-5 to the Spokane Chiefs in overtime.
Baer added another on the man advantage in the 2nd period and Peyton Krebs netted one as well to put the ICE up 4-0 just over midway through the second frame.
Krebs produced points in all four of Kootenay’s opening goals adding three assists to his lone goal to earn a four point night.
The Kootenay ICE power-play was rolling going 3 for 6 when Vince Loschiavo added another on the special teams effort in the 3rd period to put the ICE up 5-2 with 10:07 remaining in the final frame.
Kootenay had an opportunity to seal the game but hit the crossbar on an empty net with just over 1:00 remaining in the game which lead to the Chiefs knotting things up at 5-5 to send things to the extra frame.
The ICE controlled play for the first minute of the 3-on-3 overtime period but it was Spokane’s Rykr Cole that finished off the comeback for the Chiefs as they claimed the win 6-5 over Kootenay.
The ICE pick up one point in the effort and will be back in action Saturday night in Spokane for the second half of a home-and-home with the Chiefs before returning home Sunday afternoon for a date with the Edmonton Oil Kings.