The Kootenay ICE are riding a five game losing streak following last night’s 7-3 setback to the Calgary Hitmen.
It was Kootenay’s third game in as many days after suffering defeats at home Friday to Edmonton and Saturday to Saskatoon.
The game unraveled for Kootenay in the second period a pair of Hitmen goals making the score 3-1 after 40 minutes.
Two third period goals from the ICE pulled them to within one, but the Hitmen were able to weather the storm and add three goals of their own to seal the 7-3 victory.
The win pulls Calgary to within one point of Kootenay for fifth place in the Central Division standings.
Kootenay was outshot 44-32 and went 2/8 on the power play,
The ICE return home tomorrow in a matchup with the Regina Pats.