Kootenay hosts Vancouver NE in weekend Major Midget action in Trail
The Kootenay Ice takes a 1-8-1 record into a pair of weekend games at the Cominco Arena in Trail against the Vancouver Northwest Chiefs.
Despite sitting at the bottom of league standings, the Ice continues to take a positive approach to the season.
“This week is a challenge but last time I checked their players had two arms and two legs just ours do,” said Ice head coach Mario DiBella, putting his own positive spin on the weekend.
Truman Gonzales and Adam Rockwood lead the Chiefs in scoring. Both players lead the Chiefs in scoring with 17 points.
In contrast, Jake Lucchini is the top offensive threat for the Ice with 12 points, including seven goals.
Brandon Sookro of Nelson has four goals.
Vancouver is tied for fourth in league standings with a 6-4 record.
Puck drops Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Cominco Arena. Sunday the game time is 9:45 a.m. in Trail.
DiBella will not be behind the bench for the weekend games, deferring to assistant coach Sean Dooley.
DiBella is currently in Saguenay, Que. watching his daughter Aimee play in the 2011 National Women’s Under-18 Championships.