Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE scored 3 powerplay goals ina 7-4 win over he visiting Regina Pats in WHL action on Saturday night.
Regina opened the scoring on a 2-on-1 break that the ICE defensmen Joey Leach stopped but Carter Ashton was the trailer and got a free puck and fired a shot high on the stick side.
ICE tied it with a shorthanded goal as Drew Czerwonka fed a wide open Joe Antilla in the middle slot and he scored on the mini-breakaway with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
Off a face-ff win in the Regina zone defenseman James Martin scored on a slap shot the bounced off the goalie and went over his head and landed in the net.
ICE took a 3-1 lead on the powerplay as Kevin King scored on slap shot the beat the screened the goalie high on the glove side.
Pats changed goalies as Damien Ketlo replaced Matt Hewitt.
In the 2nd period the Pats’ scored on the powerplay as Jordan Weal found a loose puck in the slot and scored through a screen with a shot along the ice that went through the goalies’ legs.
Pats scored on another powerplay as Collin Reddin banged in his own rebound.
Pats took a 4-3 lead on a powerplay with Thomas Frazee scoring on a backhand.
ICE tied the game with a late 2nd period powerplay goal as Steele Boomer for the corner fed Matt Fraser at the back door and scored on a one timer.
In the 3rd period the ICE scored a powerplay goal to take a 5-4 lead as Steele Boomer crashed the crease and pushed in a rebound.
27 seconds later Jess Ismond’s attempted pass deflected off a Regina player near the net and it went through the goalies’ legs.
Christian Magnus added an empty netter as Eric Benoit got his 1st career assist.
Goalie Brett Teskey earned his 1st career win.
All year the ICE and Pats each had scored 3 powerplay goals each. They both scored 3 powerplay goals in the game.
ICE Scratches – Brayden McNabb (4th game shoulder day-to-day), Elgin Pearce, Ryan Bloom, Jarret Zentner.
ICE will host Edmonton on Tuesday.
Regina 2-7-1-0 Kootenay 5-3-0-1
1. Regina, Ashton 3 (Weal) 4:15
2. Kootenay, Antilla 3 (Czerwonka, Leach) 10:20 sh
3. Kootenay, Martin 4 (Reinhart) 12:40
4. Kootenay, King 5 (Rintoul, Boomer) 14:04 pp
Penalties – Rieder Reg Martin Ktn (fighting) 5:23, Boomer Ktn (hooking) 5:42, Rintoul Ktn (interference) 8:48, Frazee Reg (tripping) 13:12, Stephenson Reg (hooking) 16:15.
5. Regina, Weal 5 (Frazee, Ashton) 8:42 pp
6. Regina, Reddin 2 (Stephenson, Schneider) 12:50 pp
7. Regina, Reddin 2 (Weal, Davidson) 16:25 pp
8. Kootenay, Fraser 4 (Boomer, King) 18:11 pp
Penalties – Reinhart Reg (slashing) :58, Bell Reg (interference) 1:36, Neibrandt Reg (roughing) 6:47, Leach Ktn (cross checking) 11:00, Sparrow Reg Neibrandt Ktn (fighting) 12:53, Fraser Ktn (check from behind) 14:51, Oullete Reg (interference) 17:02.
9. Kootenay, Boomer 1 (King, Fraser) 4:40 pp
10. Kootenay, Ismond 2 (Antilla, Czerwonka) 5:17
11. Kootenay, Magnus (Benoit, Ismond) 18:46 en
Penalties – Blidstrand Reg (tripping) 3:37.
Shots on goal by
Regina - 5 – 14 – 4 = 23
Kootenay – 10 – 13 – 9 = 32
Goal (shots-saves) – Regina: Matt Hewitt (4-1) Damien Ketlo (L 0-4-0-0) (14:04 first) (27-24) Kootenay: Brett Teskey (W 1-1-0-0) (23-19)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Regina: 3/6 Kootenay: 3/5
Referee – Devin Klein
Linesmen – Darren Holeha, Jim Maniago
Attendance – 2,450