The Kootenay ICE were beat 5-3 by the Spokane Chiefs Friday night.
Peyton Krebs scored the opening goal for Kootenay but Spokane’s Ty Smith answered quickly.
The Chiefs had an answer for every ICE goal and would eventually pull ahead 4-3 early in third period and tacked on an empty-netter with 1:08 remaining.
Kootenay was outshot 34-17 with Matt Berlin making 29 saves in the losing effort.
The loss brings Kootenay’s record to 23-25-3-0 on the season.
The ICE are back in action tomorrow night against the Swift Current Broncos to round out their seven-game homestand.