The Kootenay Ice face off against the Vancouver NE Chiefs at the Cominco Arena on Saturday and Sunday. Jim Bailey photo.

BCMML: Kootenay Ice fall to Hawks, host Chiefs

The Vancouver NE Chiefs roll into Trail this weekend for two games against the Kootenay Ice

Kootenay Ice faced an uphill climb on the road this weekend taking on the Vancouver North West Hawks.

The Ice fell 7-0 on Saturday and 9-2 on Sunday to one of the top teams in the BC Major Midget League. With the wins, the 15-5-0-0 Hawks move into sole possession of second place in the 11-team league, two points back of first-place Okanagan Rockets.

The Ice held the North West Hawks to just one goal through two periods in their opening match, until the host team exploded for six in the third period.

The talented Hawks team were too much for the Ice side on Sunday, taking a 7-0 lead into the third period until Kootenay’s Austin McKenzie and Joel Smyth scored for the Ice in the 9-2 setback.

The 7-11-0-0 Ice remain in sixth spot a point up on Valley West Giants and South Island Royals at the midway point in the season.

Kootenay is scheduled to play the Vancouver North East Chiefs this weekend, for their second go-around this year. Another tough opponent, the Chiefs are in third place with 26 points and a 13-4-0-0 record, and swept their two games on Oct 12-13 by scores of 7-3 and 6-1.

Highly touted Chiefs forward Dante Berrettoni is tied for the lead in league scoring with 16 goals and 27 points. The Burnaby product has already doubled his total points output, 13, from last season.

Kootenay will need to be at the top of their game when they host the Chiefs. The Ice’s leading scorer is Nelson product Noah Quinn who has tallied eight goals and 16 points, followed by Trail native Jacob Smith with three goals and nine points, and Ashton Underhill, Kaleb Percival, and McKenzie all with eight points.

The Chiefs, who draw talent from east Burnaby, New West, the Tri-Cities and Ridge Meadows zone, sit four points back of Okanagan, and if the season was to end today, would play the Ice in the first round of the BCMML playoffs.

According to the BCMML website, Kootenay and the Chiefs face off at 1:15 p.m. at the Cominco Arena on Saturday, and at 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Interior Health reports three additional COVID-19 cases in region

The number of cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic are now at 492

Trail Kiwanians wrap up $10,000 hospital donation

The new KBRH emergency department opened its doors a few weeks ago

LeRoi Foundation donates to hospital in Trail

$5,000 comes to KBRH via Community Foundations Canada and ECSF

Trail market goes garlic

The event goes Saturday in downtown Trail from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kootenay teachers’ union going to labour relations board over COVID-19 related work conditions

Union issues open letter to premier, education minister, health minister and Dr. Bonnie Henry.

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Most Read