BC Major Midget Hockey: Midget Ice receive all star berths

Two Kootenay Midget Ice forwards were invited to skate in the BC Major Midget all-star showcase this month in Langley.

Two Kootenay Midget Ice forwards were invited to skate in the BC Major Midget all-star showcase this month in Langley.

The league announced that Brandon Sookro and Nolan Percival will be in the mix when the best 15 to 17-year-old players in the province get together on Jan. 18 for the annual game.

Sookro is in his second year with the Ice and is the team’s captain. The South Slocan native and former Nelson Minor Hockey standout leads the Ice in scoring this season with 10 goals and eight assists.

Percival is in his rookie major midget season and the center has already made an impact. He has scored four goals and added five assists. The five-foot-seven-inch speedster also played in the Nelson Minor Hockey system.

The Ice have a 3-19-2 record in BCMML play, but are still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Their team is rife with many first year players who are just reaching their stride as they enter the New Year.

The return of veterans Greyson Reitmeier and Brandon Smith from injuries also bodes well for the Ice who are set to play a pair of games against the Thompson-Okanagan Blazers next weekend in Chase.