Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE preseason record dropped to 0-4 with a 4-1 loss to the Tri City Americans.
ICE got on the board in the second period as defenseman Michael Simpson’s point shot was deflected in by Colby Cave who leads the club with 3 preseason goals.
Nathan Lieuwen started between the pipes and made 15 saves on 16 shots. Brett Teskey played the 2nd half of the game and made 15 saves on 17 shots.
After Jesse Ismond received a game misconduct for instigating a 2nd period fight the club played with 9 forwards and 6 were rookies. 3 of the 6 defensemen were rookies. 1 of the 2 goalies was a rookie.
2 Goalies – Nathan Lieuwen, Brett Teskey.
6 Defense – James Martin, Jagger Dirk, Luke Paulsen, John Neibrandt, Michael Simpson, Jeff Hubic.
10 Forwards – Christian Magnus, Jesse Ismond, Joe Antilla, Brendan Hurley, Adam Rossignol, Jarett Zentner, Eric Benoit, Colby Cave, Jared Iron, Levi Cable.
Not in Lineup – Todd Mathews, Mackenzie Skapski, Ryan Bloom, Elgin Pearce, Brock Montgomery, plus 8 at NHL camps.
The ICE will wrap up the preseason Saturday in Spokane.
1. Tri City, Brown (Hughesman) 10:08 pp
Penalties – Dirk Ktn (tripping) 2:49, Simpson Ktn (hooking) 6:00, Antilla Ktn (holding) 8:51, Simpson Ktn (tripping) 10:51, Paulsen Ktn (delay of game) 16:31.
2. Kootenay, Cave 3 (Simpson, Neibrandt) 10:36
3. Tri City, Olstad (Moline, Moser) 19:18 pp
Penalties – Dow TC (holding) 1:52, Rankin TC (goalie interference) 4:52, Driedger TC (delay of game) 6:53, Reddick TC (tripping) 8:03, Yuen TC (boarding, fighting) Ismond Ktn (instigator, fighting, game misconduct) 14:25, Neibrandt Ktn (cross checking) 17:23.
4. Tri City, Reddick (Guenther) 11:21
5. Tri City, Brown 19:07 en
Penalties – Simpson Ktn (check from behind) 3:48, Neibrandt Ktn (cross checking) 13:22, Rossignol Ktn (slashing) 15:28, McPhee TC (check from behind major) 19:19.
Shots on goal by
Tri City - 12 – 11 – 11 = 34
Kootenay - 4 - 8 - 4 = 16
Goal (shots-saves) – Tri City: Chris Driedger (17-16) Kootenay: Nathan Lieuwen (16-15) Brett Teskey (10:36 second) (17-15)
Power plays (goals-chances) – Tri City: 2/9 Kootenay: 0/5
Referees – Tyler Adair, Dan Cowley
Linesmen – Sean Donnelly, Steve Cochrane
Attendance – 531