The Kootenay ICE take on the Seattle Thunderbirds Friday night for the first and only team this season.
The ICE are coming off a 6-3 defeat against the Regina Pats on Tuesday.
Rookie forward Peyton Krebs says they need to stay positive and focus on the task at hand.
“I think that’s the biggest thing [is] sticking to the system and having fun while were doing it.” says Krebs. “I think a lot of times were getting too stressed and a lot of things aren’t going our way and I think sometimes you just have to roll with the bounces and get the next shift.”
Through one month of play the ICE are being led by Krebs and veteran forward Colton Kroeker with 12 points each.
Krebs says he’s focused on showing up and working his hardest in every game.
“Obviously I’ve had some good success here and I just want to keep that going.” says Krebs. “I’ve had a lot of good linemates to help me do that and I’m just going to keep working hard and having fun.”
Krebs is currently tied for third in WHL rookie scoring with two goals and 10 assists in 13 games.
The ICE come into Friday’s game with a record of 5-7-1-0.
Kootenay is 2-0-1-0 against US Division opponents this season.
Former ICE centreman Noah Philp will make his return to Cranbrook tonight as a Thunderbird.
– Peyton Krebs, Kootenay ICE forward