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Ice offence goes cold against Chiefs

The Kootenay Ice hope to return to the win column with a pair of BCMMHL games at the NDCC Arena.

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Kootenay Ice scored the first goal during a two-game B.C. Major Midget Hockey League series against the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs.

Unfortunately, that was the last goal.

Vancouver scored nine unanswered goals over two days to sweep the BCMMHL series by 3-1 and 6-0 scores.

Matthew Bissett had four points Sunday to lead the Chiefs in the series. Jacob Boyczuk scored the only goal for Kootenay Saturday to give the Ice a 1-0 lead after one period.

However, the offence dried up as Vancouver Jacob Wensley, Dominic Centis and Nick Hermany, the latter two in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie, scored to give the home side the victory.

Sunday the Chief broke open a close game with five third-period goals. After Adam Rockwood gave Vancouver a 1-0 lead after one period, the Chiefs exploded for five goals in 10 minutes.

The losses drop the season record for Kootenay to 6-20-6.

The Ice return to the pond this weekend as the club plays host to the Vancouver Northeast Giants Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Both games are set for the NDCC Arena.

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