Ice rebound after collaspe to blast Blazers 10-2

first_imgBy Daily News StaffSimilar to the way the Team Canada Juniors turned gold into silver at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships last week in Buffalo, NY, the Kootenay Ice let one slip away.Thompson Blazers played the role of Team Russia, scoring five third-period goals en route to a 7-4 victory over Kootenay in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action Saturday night in Nelson.Kootenay rebounded Sunday, blasting the Blazers 10-2 behind the Felix Larouche led the comeback for the Blazers, scoring twice in the frame.Paulsen Lautard of Midway, Nolan Taylor of Nelson, Castlegar’s Jesse Knowler and Luke Bertolucci of Trail scored for Kootenay, which held period leads of 3-1 and 4-2.Jarrod Schamerhorn of Kelowna was in net for the third-period collapse of the Ice.Sunday it was all Ice as Kootenay jumped to a 5-0 first period lead en route to the lopsided win.Derek Georgopoulos of Cranbrook led the Ice with two goals with singles going to Jake Lucchini of Trail, Riley Ostoforoff of Castlegar, Jacob Boyczuk and Scott Davidson of Trail, Taylor, Lautard, Bertolucci and Nelson’s Dryden Hunt. Christian Pickles had an easy time in the nets for Kootenay.The weekend split foiled an opportunity for Kootenay to climb the BCMMHL standings.The Ice, 6-14-6 on the season, trail North Island Silvertips for ninth in the 11-team league Vancouver Northeast Chiefs by eight points in the race for the final playoff spot.
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