The Major Midget Kootenay Ice’s Harrison Whitlock blocks a shot against the South Island Royals’ Brodie Smith Sunday at the Cominco Arena. The Ice tied the Royals 5-5 Saturday

The Major Midget Kootenay Ice’s Harrison Whitlock blocks a shot against the South Island Royals’ Brodie Smith Sunday at the Cominco Arena. The Ice tied the Royals 5-5 Saturday

Ice slip in second match

The Major Midget Kootenay Ice had a modest three-game unbeaten streak broken on the weekend.

The Major Midget Kootenay Ice had a modest three-game unbeaten streak broken on the weekend as the South Island Royals defeated the Ice 6-3 on Sunday.

The Ice was coming off a two game sweep of the Thompson Blazers the previous weekend and tied the Royals in an exciting 5-5 game Saturday at the Cominco Arena.

The Ice went ahead 5-4 at 10:58 of the third period when Brendan Smith fired home a nice set up from Justin Post and Brandon Sookro. But the Royals struck back, tying it a minute later to salvage a point.

Smith scored twice on the night with singles coming from Post who also had two assists, Trevor Van Steinburg, and Sookro.

On Sunday, the Royals broke open a close 2-1 game in the second with a power play goal at 11:49 and another marker seven minutes later. Leading 4-1 heading into the third, the teams would trade a pair of goals each for the 6-3 Royal victory.

Post picked up two assists in the game, while Tristan Pagura, Kane Roberts, and Fruitvale’s Ryan Neil scored for the Kootenay side.

The Midget Ice next games go at the Richmond Oval against the seventh place Vancouver Canadians on Saturday and Sunday.

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