The Kootenay ICE face some stiff competition Friday night as the Edmonton Oil Kings are in town.
Head coach James Patrick says the team has been working on perfecting their systems in practice this week.
He adds he’s been working to make sure the team is game-ready.
“Play in practice like you’re going to play in a game. Show me you want to play, show me you want to get in the lineup, so those are the messages the last couple of days.”
Patrick says the team needs to play a full 60 minutes to keep pace with Edmonton.
“Our starts have been disappointing. Even in the camp games and all three league games I haven’t liked our starts. Seven, eight minutes, nine minutes.”
The ICE will be looking to avoid a three game losing streak.
Puck drops at 7:00 pm.
– James Patrick – Head Coach, Kootenay ICE