The Kootenay ICE will get another kick at the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday.
The ICE faced the Hurricanes less than a week ago in a close 3-2 loss.
Head Coach James Patrick says they started strong in their last match-up and need to keep up momentum going.
“The third period, they had a lot of zone time, a lot of possession,” Patrick says. “Jesse (Makye) was outstanding for us. So its disappointing to have the late breakdown, give up a goal just over three minutes left when that game was there. I thought Jesse gave us a chance to win a game.”
Jesse Makye stopped 51 of 54 shots in Wednesday’s loss.
The ICE are hoping to snap an eight game losing streak.
They will be joined by newcomer Chase Hartje who was picked up in a trade with the Brandon Wheat Kings Thursday.
Patrick says their newest defenseman should add some depth on the blue line.
“A veteran defenseman who’s going to be a top four defenseman on our team, give us some bigger minutes,” Patrick says. “It allows some of our younger 17-year-old defensemen to play third or fourth lines where they are suited. We’re looking at Hartje to come in and be a real solid two-way player.”
The ICE are hoping to snap an eight game losing streak against Lethbridge Saturday.
Kootenay will take on the Swift Current Broncos on Tuesday next.
– Kootenay ICE Head Coach James Patrick