The Kootenay ICE edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2 on Pink the Rink Night at Western Financial Place.
Peyton Krebs led the way offensively with a pair of goals while netminder Matt Berlin stopped 19 of 21 Brandon shots.
This after the ICE bested Brandon 6-2 Friday.
Head Coach James Patrick says they knew they were in tough against a hungry team.
“You knew they were going to be as desperate as can be.” says Patrick. “These back-to-backs are hard, usually the team that wins the first eases up a little bit and the team that loses is as desperate as can be.”
The win brings the ICE back to the .500 mark on the season with a 23-23-3-0 record.
Fans packed the Kootenay barn as 3,474 people came to cheer on the ICE in their pink anti-bullying attire.
Patrick says they really fed off the home fans.
“[The arena] just had a great environment, a great atmosphere.” says Patrick. “We’ve had some good crowds but I thought it just changed the atmosphere. Standing on the bench it looked like a different building to me and it’s great the community rallied around this cause.”
Kootenay beat Brandon back-to-back nights to extend the Wheat Kings’ losing streak to eight.
The ICE are back in action Wednesday in Cranbrook versus the Edmonton Oil Kings.