The Kootenay ICE had their three game home win streak snapped versus Regina Tuesday night.
Two goals from Brett Davis wasn’t enough as the ICE we’re doubled up 6-3 by the Pats.
The ICE entered the third period down 6-1 and we’re never able to fully recover.
Head Coach James Patrick says they were flat out of the gate.
“I don’t think it’s a step back, I think this is another lesson for the team about how hard it is to win in this league, how hard the teams are.” says Patrick.
He explains they can’t put themselves in a huge hole that early in the game.
“Regina at the start of the year was favourite to be the best team in the west, they haven’t got off to a good start but they’ve got some good players and so we need to play way better when we’re playing a team like that.”
Patrick says their puck movement has to be quicker on the power play.
“If [Regina] wants to run around and they want to be super aggresive, if you move it the second you get it then you move it the second you get it and then you hit the middle guy, hit it back to the wall then get it to the other side and right back up, then you tire them out.”
Kootenay’s four game homestand continues Friday when they welcome the Seattle Thunderbirds.
– James Patrick, Kootenay ICE Head Coach