The Kootenay Ice pushed the Greater Vancouver Canadians to the limit before dropping a pair of tough BC Hockey Major Midget League games this past weekend in Richmond.
Kootenay opened losing 4-1 Saturday before suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 setback Sunday to the Lower Mainland power.
Saturday, Kootenay trailed 2-1 entering the third period before the hosts scored twice in the frame to escape with the win.
The games were the first of the season for the Ice, which opened the season with a bye weekend.
Shawn Campbell scored the lone goal for the Ice.