Shut out on home ice
The Kootenay Ice managed to shut out the Medicine Hat Tigers 2-0 at the arena Wednesday night - the loss also snaps the Tabbies' 3-game winning streak.
Cam Lanigan took the loss in nets, stopping 37 of 39 shots.
Lanigan says the series against the Ice is good preparation for the post-season.
"These home-and-homes, are preparing us for playoffs," he said. "They're very similar. I think going into their building we gotta look to...we're going in with one point before the puck drops and they basically have to take that point away from us."
Coach Shaun Clouston says they have to continue to create chances if they want to win in Cranbrook this weekend.
"I believe that if we do that, we'll find a way to get the puck to the back of the net," he said. "A little bit more traffic. Skapski is a great goaltender, playing extremely well in the second half and so in order to score on guys that are playing as well as he is, sometimes you have to get traffic so he can't see the puck."
The Tigers battle against Kootenay again on Saturday night in Cranbrook for the second game of the home-and-home series, and return to the Arena Sunday night to host the Calgary Hitmen.