The Red Deer Rebels scored 3 goals during a 3:13 span in the 2nd period in a 4-2 win over the Kootenay ICE.
James Martin scored his 2nd of the season on a wrist shot from the high slot that beat the screened goalie.
Matt Fraser scored his 1st of the season on a partial breakaway. He went backhand, forehand deke and tucked it in near the post.
ICE will host Spokane on Friday.
ICE Scratches - Nathan Lieuwen (knee, day-to-day), Brayden McNabb (NHL, returning to Cranbrook Thursday), Kevin King (extra over-ager), Ryan Bloom, Eric Benoit.
Lieuwen got hit with a puck on the side of his knee at practice yesterday and did not make the trip.
McNabb did not play in the last 2 Buffalo exhibition games and has been reassigned to the ICE. Should be in the lineup Friday against Spokane.
Kootenay 0 2 0 - 2
Red Deer 1 3 0 - 4
1st Period-1, Red Deer, Kudrna 4 (Froese, Nugent-Hopkins), 19:57 (PP). Penalties-Kudrna R.d (tripping), 9:16; Czerwonka Ktn (interference), 19:07.
2nd Period-2, Kootenay, Martin 2 (Rintoul, Boomer), 3:34. 3, Red Deer, Kambeitz 1 9:11 (SH). 4, Red Deer, Nugent-Hopkins 3 (Persson), 11:22. 5, Red Deer, Elson 2 (Kudrna, Froese), 12:24 (PP). 6, Kootenay, Fraser 1 (Ismond, Reinhart), 17:03. Penalties-Petrovic R.d (boarding), 1:17; Fraser Ktn (roughing), 2:07; Cowen R.d (hooking), 2:45; Petrovic R.d (holding), 8:28; Pearce Ktn (holding), 11:43; Boomer Ktn (checking from behind), 18:59; Petrovic R.d (slashing), 19:26.
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Leach Ktn (tripping), 6:54; Mayor R.d (tripping), 6:54; Czerwonka Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 14:13; Archer R.d (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 14:13.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 7-9-7-23. Red Deer 6-12-17-35.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 5; Red Deer 2 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Mathews 0-1-0-0 (35 shots-31 saves). Red Deer, Kuemper 3-0-0-0 (23 shots-21 saves).
Referees-Colin Stefanyk (14), Jon Stephenson (38).
Linesmen-Chris Carlson (92), Cody Huseby (88).