Spokane, Wash – The Kootenay ICE finished the preseason with a 1-4 record after a 4-3 come from behind win in an overtime shootout over the Spokane Chiefs.
ICE scored on a late 1st period power-play as Max Reinhart won the puck from behind the net and got it to Elgin Pearce in the corner who fed defenseman Jagger Dirk sneaking in from the blueline. Dirk fired a wrist shot that went off the cross bar and into the net.
Early in the 3rd period goalie Todd Mathews caught the Chiefs on a line change with a stretch pass to Elgin Pearce at the Spokane blueline and he cruised down the left wing a fired a wrist high on the stick side.
Trailing 3-2 the ICE pulled the goalie with 1:40 left to play and Max Reinhart had a partial breakaway but was tripped from behind and crashed into the goalie. A penalty was going to be called but while down Reinhart pushed the puck through the goalie for the tying goal.
Pearce and Reinhart both scored in the shootout while Mathews stopped the 2 Chief attempts.
2 Goalies – Mackenzie Skapski, Todd Mathews.
7 Defense – James Martin, Jagger Dirk, Luke Paulsen, Joey Leach, John Neibrandt (played as a forward), Jeff Hubic, Michael Simpson.
11 Forwards – Christian Magnus, Jesse Ismond, Joe Antilla, Max Reinhart, Elgin Pearce, Brenden Hurley, Adam Rossignol, Jarett Zentner, Eric Benoit, Colby Cave, Levi Cable.
Not in Lineup – Nathan Lieuwen, Brett Teskey, Brock Montgomery, Hayden Rintoul, Jared Iron, Kevin King, Ryan Bloom, plus 4 at NHL camps.
Former ICE defenseman Tyler Vanscourt is on the Chiefs while Fernie’s Brendon Mangone was not in the line-up.
The ICE will start the regular season Saturday against Calgary at the Rec-Plex.
1. Spokane, Cratsenberg (Gow) 3:50
2. Kootenay, Dirk 2 (Pearce, Reinhart) 17:32 pp
Penalties – Koper Spok (interference) 5:52, Kuhn Spok Ismond Ktn (unsportsmanlike) 7:07, Vanscourt Spok Antilla Ktn (unsportsmanlike) 7:53, Vanscourt Spok (hooking) 1648), Dirk Ktn (cross checking) 19:54, Bandaro Spok Reinhart Ktn (unsportsmanlike), Ismond Ktn (roughing) 19:58.
3. Spokane, Holmberg (Koper) 16:22 pp
Penalties – Hurley Ktn (check from behind) 2:56, Vanscourt Pearce Ktn (unsportsmanlike) 9:30, Antilla Ktn (hooking) 10:18, Mathews Ktn (tripping) 10:39, Cable Ktn (high sticking), Antilla Ktn (double roughing, misconduct) 16:12, Vanscourt Spok (unsportsmanlike) 20:00.
4. Kootenay, Pearce 1 (Mathews) 2:59
5. Spokane, Bardaro (Kalus) 8:46
6. Kootenay, Reinhart 18:38
Penalties – Koper Spokane (fighting) Neibrandt Ktn (instigator, fighting, game misconduct) 4:07.
Kootenay wins 2-0
Spokane – Koper, miss; Bardaro, miss.
Kootenay – Pearce, goal; Reinhart, goal.
Shots on goal by
Spokane – 14 – 12 – 15 – 5 = 46
Kootenay - 9 - 4 - 10 – 2 = 25
Goal (shots-saves) – Spokane: Mac Engel (10-9) Chris Sharkey (10:18 second) (15-13) Kootenay: Mackenzie Slapski (22-21) Todd Mathews (10:18 second) (24-22)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Spokane: 1/9 Kootenay: 1/3
Referee – Steve Papp
Linesmen – Jeremi Del Campo, Jason Michelbook