A rough loss for the Kootenay ICE as they fall 9-1 to the Moose Jaw Warriors Sunday.
The ICE could not recover from a first period that saw Moose Jaw pick up four unanswered goals.
Owen Pederson would get the ICE on the scoreboard 3:12 in the second period. Blake Allen and Holden Kodak would get the assists on that goal.
The Warriors would then score four more goals in the second period, two of which came on the powerplay, making it 8-1 Moose Jaw.
ICE switched goaltenders from Duncan McGovern to Jesse Makaj going into the final period of play.
Warriors would get their ninth goal in the final marker of the night 9:06 into the third period from Brayden Tracey.
Peckford led the way for Moose Jaw, scoring four goals over the first and second period and picking up an assist on the sole goal of the third.
Former Kootenay ICE player Kaeden Taphorn picked up two assists in the first period for the Moose Jaw Warriors.
Head Coach James Patrick says the team needs to work on everything before their next set of games.
“I know we are having a real tough time right now, I think we are what we are as a team, but we’re better than how we played tonight,” Patrick says. “Our puck movement turned into turnovers that gave them opportunities. With what we are right now, we need to just play as simple a game as possible. That means you put off the glass and put it up the walls and that’s probably where it started, but I think we need to work on all areas.”
The ICE pick up one point this weekend after a 5-nothing loss to Calgary Friday and a 5-4 OT loss in Red Deer Saturday.
Kootenay has a home weekend ahead of them, with Red Deer coming to Cranbrook Friday, followed by Prince Albert Saturday.
– James Patrick, Head Coach – Kootenay ICE