Moose Jaw, Sask – Moose Jaw Warriors scored 3 power-play goals in 9 chances in a 6-3 win over the Kootenay ICE.
ICE opened the scoring on Max Reinhart’s team leading 6th of the year as Matt Fraser found him crusing through the slot for a one-timer.
Moose Jaw scored 3 goals in a row to wrap-up the 1st period and added one early in the 2nd period for a 4-1 lead.
The Warriors 1st period goals ended Nathan Lieuwen’s shutout streak at 78:41 and the teams’ streak at 143:41.
Trailing 4-1 in the 2nd period the ICE scored 2 goals in a 1:17 span to chase starting goalie Brandon Stone.
On a power-play Joe Antilla’s slap shot went through the mesh of the net but video replay was used to rule it a goal.
Kevin King got the ICE within a goal with a slap shot that beat the kneeling down goalie over the shoulder.
Matt Fraser had 2 assists.
The Warriors added 2 3rd period power-play goals.
In what may be a WHL 1st the starting goalie Stone made his 1st WHL start, was pulled midway through the game and gets his 1st WHL win.
It's the 4th time this year the ICE have had a win followed by a loss.
Saturday the ICE will host Regina.
ICE Scratches – Todd Mathews (over-age), Brayden McNabb (shoulder day-to-day), Adam Rossignol, Eric Benoit, Ryan Bloom.
Moose Jaw 3-7-0-0 Kootenay 4-3-0-1
Kootenay 1 2 0 - 3
Moose Jaw 3 1 2 - 6
1st Period-1, Kootenay, Reinhart 6 (Fraser, King), 3:23. 2, Moose Jaw, Honejsek 3 (Fioretti, Bowman), 8:02. 3, Moose Jaw, Honejsek 4 (McIlrath, Fioretti), 10:57. 4, Moose Jaw, Hood 4 (Edwards), 18:01. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-5, Moose Jaw, Bowman 1 (Rielly, Fioretti), 3:26 (PP). 6, Kootenay, Antilla 2 (Leach, Dirk), 8:04 (PP). 7, Kootenay, King 4 (Fraser), 9:25. Penalties-Martin Ktn (tripping), 2:04; Paradis M.j (cross checking), 6:14; Neibrandt Ktn (major-fighting), 10:01; McIlrath M.j (major-fighting), 10:01; Martin Ktn (cross checking), 12:01; King Ktn (cross checking), 13:13; Rintoul Ktn (10-minute misconduct), 13:13; Antilla Ktn (tripping), 15:24; Reinhart Ktn (10-minute misconduct), 15:24; Cox M.j (roughing), 20:00.
3rd Period-8, Moose Jaw, Rielly 1 (Bowman, Howden), 6:29 (PP). 9, Moose Jaw, Hood 5 (Howden, Rielly), 14:51 (PP). Penalties-Hurley Ktn (checking from behind), 6:09; Montgomery Ktn (hooking), 6:21; Hurley Ktn (inter. on goaltender), 9:05; Ismond Ktn (hooking), 13:51; Leach Ktn (high sticking), 17:55.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 9-10-12-31. Moose Jaw 9-16-16-41.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 2; Moose Jaw 3 / 9.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 3-1-0-0 (35 shots-29 saves); Teskey 0-1-0-0 (12 shots-12 saves). Moose Jaw, Stone 1-0-0-0 (13 shots-10 saves); Heemskerk 2-7-0-0 (18 shots-18 saves).
Referees-Nathan Wieler (18).
Linesmen-Sean Dufour (50), Derrick Fox (61).