The Kootenay ICE are in Invermere Friday night for a pre-season battle with the Calgary Hitmen.
Before that, the ICE will be working with minor hockey teams in the Columbia Valley on how to improve their game.
Columbia Valley Rockies Head Coach Wade Dublewicz says he’s really impressed by Kootenay’s commitment to the region.
“They are going to come down here and work with our minor hockey group before that game on some skill sessions,” Dublewicz says. “Its just really nice to see them involved in a community outside their own. I know all our minor hockey kids cannot wait.”
Dublewicz says its a fantastic opportunity for young athletes.
“You wouldn’t believe the excitement to be honest,” Dublewicz says. “From the minor hockey kids, also their parents. There’s a level of excitement that this town hasn’t seen in a long time.”
Gametime in Invermere starts at 7 pm Friday night.
The Preseason draws to a close as the ICE head to Calgary Saturday.
The regular season starts September 22nd.
– Columbia Valley Rockies Head Coach, Wade Dublewicz