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.