The Kootenay ICE were bested 5-3 by the Swift Current Broncos Saturday night.
The loss signals the end of a seven-game homestand for the ICE where they went 3-4-0-0.
Kootenay’s Brett Davis opened the scoring but the Broncos would answer with two of their own to take a 2-1 lead.
Alec Baer tied the game up late in the first period with a bullet from the slot.
Davis scored his second of the game to give Kootenay a 3-2 lead in the second but the Broncos would get one back once again.
Swift Current’s Glen Gawdin would score early in the final frame, his third goal of the game.
Things got messy late in the game when goaltender Duncan McGovern was handed a match penalty after the Broncos fifth goal.
A high-intensity affair saw a total of 59 penalty minutes including a match penalty, two 10-minute misconducts and 17 minor penalties.
Forward Cam Hausinger says they need to be more discipline to hold their leads.
“Obviously dumb penalties at the end.” says Hausinger. “You can’t give good teams with good power plays chances like that especially in a tie game or 4-3 game, they’re just going to take advantage and that’s our problem.”
Hausinger says it was a lesson learned for a young group of players.
“Emotions got to us, the game got to us a little bit, maybe fatigue.” says Hausinger. “You have to pick your spots when you want to do that type of stuff and especially at the end of the game is not one.”
The ICE are back in action Tuesday in Saskatoon.
– Cameron Hausinger, Kootenay ICE forward