The Kootenay ICE are home tonight taking on the Prince Albert Raiders for the second time this season.
It was the Raiders who claimed the first match up by a score of 5-3 on November 10th.
The ICE come into play with a record of 11-14-1-0 while the Raiders are 10-10-3-1.
The power play has been a struggle for Kootenay lately as they’re 0 for their last 20 and sit second last in the league.
Head Coach James Patrick says producing on the power play will be key.
“We’re getting into desperation mode with where we’re at.” says Patrick. “They’re young guys, young players and there is some pressure on them to produce, I just don’t want us to be doing the same thing [over and over again] and not be successful so we’re going to have to try something different.”
Patrick says they need to shake things up and find something that clicks.
“You’re always going over some of the little things in your system, continuing trying to develop and working on skills that players need so we’ll continue with that.”
Puck drops at Western Financial Place at 7 PM.
Tonight’s game is live on The Drive starting with the pre game show at 6:35.
– James Patrick, Kootenay ICE Head Coach