Major Midget: Kootenay Ice host Cougars at Cominco Arena

The Major Midget Kootenay Ice will play their only two games on Cominco ice this weekend.

The Major Midget Kootenay Ice will play their only two games on Cominco ice this weekend, as they host the Cariboo Cougars at the Trail Memorial Centre on Saturday and Sunday.

The Ice play the majority of their home games in Nelson, yet, are comprised of players from the East and West Kootenays including home-grown products Blake Sidoni, Matthew Alderson,  Evan Gorman, and goalie Jason Mailhiot of Trail, Montrose’s Christian Macasso, and Karsten Jang of Rossland, so it will be the only opportunity for local fans to watch the Ice play in Trail this season.

The Ice are coming off a pair of losses to the 8-2-0 Okanagan Rockets on the weekend, going down 6-0 in the first match and suffereing an 8-2 loss in the second tilt.

The Kootenay team will look to improve its 2-8-0 record in the B.C. Major Midget League standings, but will face a formidable opponent in the Cougars this weekend. The team currently sits in second place with a 9-2-1 record, a point behind the 10-0-0 Vancouver Northwest Giants. The high-scoring Cariboo team leads the league in goals, 57, and have three players in the top-10 scoring. Austin Gray is in third with 11 goals and 19 points, while Colton Thomas and Steven Jandric are tied for 10th with 15 points each.

The Cougars are coming off a split with the South Island Royals last weekend taking the first match 7-2 and losing the Sunday game 7-3.

The Ice play at 4 p.m. Saturday and 9:45 a.m. Sunday at the Cominco Arena.