Kootenay Ice gain point

Midgets squander third-period lead to tie with the Fraser Valley Bruins.

The Major Midget Kootenay Ice picked up a point this weekend as they took on the Fraser Valley Bruins, dropping their first game before coming back to get a tie the next game at the Castlegar Sports Complex Sunday.

After suffering an 8-1 loss in the opener, the Ice dominated the second game spreading around the offence with five different players scoring as they skated to a 6-6 tie.

The Ice trailed after two periods, 4-3, but Greyson Reitmeier scored five minutes into the period to tie the match at four. Joel Wells then converted a pass from Kane Roberts to put the Ice ahead by one before Darren Medeiros popped his second of the night to put the Kootenay squad up 6-4. The insurance marker however didn’t pay off as the Ice surrendered two power-play goals in the final minutes of play as the Bruins evened the score. Leading the Bruins comeback were highly touted prospect’s Mitch Skapski and Jake Virtanen.

The Ice’s Mitch Foyle had two assists in the game and played for the Trail Smoke Eaters on Saturday when the injury-plagued team lost 8-5 to the Penticton Vees.

Justin Post added a goal and an assist, while Roberts pitched in two helpers and Medeiros had a three point night with two goals and an assist.

The Bruins picked up a much-needed three points this weekend to keep pace in the battle for the final Major Midget League playoff spot.

The Ice next play the Valley West Hawks in Langley this weekend.