Melted Ice

Cold Lake swept out of the playoffs

The post-season came to an abrupt end for the Cold Lake Jr B on Wednesday evening, as the Killiam Wheat Kings completed their sweep of the series with an 8-4 win at Imperial Oil Place. Head Coach for the Ice, Scott Hood says the game wasn’t the team’s finest hour of play.

“We were up 3-2 and then things kinda fell apart. Killiam’s got a great team, they have some skill there and they work hard. They’re physical and they showed that,” the coach explains the club just allowed the Wheat Kings to out work them. Nathan Pliska put in the first goal of the game at 8:48, giving the Ice an early lead; with the help of Bryce Schultheiss. The Wheat Kings responded and then advanced out of the first, with goals from  Jackson Angelstad and Kyle Sanders.

Donavan Bibeau started the second off, for the Ice, by putting in the tying goal, thanks to an assist from Brae HowattJean-Guy Boisvert had an unassisted go ahead point, which was soon matched and advanced by Killiam. Four pucks by the Wheat Kings were put in the back of the next in a ten minute span from,  Ashton CooksonCraig LynesBraydon Davis, and Tanner Eno. Captain of the Ice,  Curtis Witney put in the final Cold Lake goal with 30 seconds left on the clock, in the third, thanks to a beauty set-up by Jacob Bartman.

Killiam continued their domination in the third with goals from Ashton Cookson and  Tanner Eno to make it a 8-4 final score and send the Ice out of the playoffs.

“At the end of the day, we lost and we’re done. It’s time to regroup and get ready for next year,” there’s no point focusing on what could’ve been, says Coach Hood.