The Kootenay ICE are in action Friday in a game that could make or break their playoffs hopes.
The ICE are in Red Deer taking on the Rebels, a team that they trail by six points for playoff position.
Head Coach James Patrick says they know what’s on the line.
“It’s a playoff game for us.” says Patrick. “It either puts us right within striking distance or it puts us on tough ground to catch up on.”
The ICE play the Rebels three times in their last seven games.
“It just comes down to sacrifice, playing out of character, battle of wills and compete.” says Patrick.
Kootenay comes into Friday’s game losers of six straight games while Red Deer has won seven of their last 10.
Colton Kroeker continues to lead the ICE in scoring but could be surpassed by Brett Davis before the end of the season. Davis has 22 points in his last 20 games and was named ICE Player of the Month for February, the second month in a row he has won the award.
The ICE return to Cranbrook Sunday to play the Medicine Hat Tigers.
– James Patrick, Kootenay ICE Head Coach