Cranbrook, BC – Prince Albert forward Shane Danyluk had 2 goals and 1 assist in a 5-3 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Sunday night.
Kootenay (1-4-0-0) forward Brock Montgomery had 2 goals and Sam Reinhart had 3 assists for the ICE.
The Raiders (6-0-0-1) opened the scoring on an early first period powerplay with defenseman Sawyer Lange wristing a shot through the goalies’ legs.
Midway through the period the Raiders made it 2-0 with defenseman Davis Vandane alone in front of the net and scored with a redirection through the goalies legs.
Raiders made it 3-0 with German rookie Leon Draisaitl scoring his 1st career goal with a partial breakaway with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
At the start of the second period the ICE changed goalies with Wyatt Hoflin replacing Mackenzie Skapski.
Prince Albert made it 4-0 with Shane Danyluk finding a rebound in the crease behind the goalie.
The Raiders took a penalty while on a 5-on-3 powerplay and on the ensuing 4-on-3 penalty kill the ICE scored their first shorthanded goal of the year with Brock Montgomery stepping into a slap shot that beat the goalie high on the stick side. It was his 1st career SHG.
The ICE scored again 1:06 later on the powerplay as Sam Reinhart fed Brock Montgomery for a breakaway and scored his 2nd of the period.
Midway through the third period Jordyn Boyd put in a Jagger Dirk rebound for his 1st goal in an ICE uniform.
Prince Albert had 4 breakaways in the period and finally scored as Shane Danyluk got his 2nd of the game with a high backhand shot.
Raiders’ goalie Andy Desautels made his 1st WHL start and 2nd WHL appearance. 2 years ago he played 10 minutes in a game for Everett and had 1 goal against. Last year he played for Flin Flon in the SJHL.
It was the 3rd game in a row in Cranbrook that a goalie made his 1st WHL start with Regina’s Teagan Sacher and Kootenay’s Wyatt Hoflin doing it earlier during this homestand.
The ICE will host Prince George on Wednesday.
ICE Scratches – Jon Martin (game 1 of 3 game league suspension), Tanner Faith.
Prince Albert 6-0-0-1 Kootenay 1-4-0-0
1, Prince Albert, Lange 2 (Morrissey, Bardaro), 1:35 (PP).
2, Prince Albert, Vandane 1 (Danyluk), 8:30.
3, Prince Albert, Draisaitl 1 (McNeill, McVeigh), 17:23.
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (tripping), 1:15; Wand Ktn (tripping), 11:37; Hubic Ktn (slashing), 18:34.
4, Prince Albert, Danyluk 1 (Draisaitl, Perreaux), 8:02.
5, Kootenay, Montgomery 4 (Reinhart), 17:10 (SH).
6, Kootenay, Montgomery 5 (Reinhart, Descheneau), 18:16 (PP).
Penalties-Desautels P.a (delay of game), 0:31; Vandane P.a (delay of game), 9:16; Santucci P.a (major-fighting), 15:18; Hubic Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 15:18; Thomas Ktn (kneeing), 15:18; McVeigh P.a (tripping), 16:39.
7, Kootenay, Boyd 1 (Dirk, Reinhart), 12:18.
8, Prince Albert, Danyluk 2 (Gardiner), 16:58. Penalties-Knutsen P.a (holding), 7:02.
Shots on Goal-Prince Albert 8-7-6-21. Kootenay 7-14-8-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Prince Albert 1 / 5; Kootenay 1 / 4.
Goalies-Prince Albert, Desautels 1-0-0-0 (29 shots-26 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 1-2-0-0 (8 shots-5 saves); Hoflin 0-2-0-0 (13 shots-11 saves).
Referees-Matt Thurston (64), Colin Watt (72).
Linesmen-Reid Anderson (53), Justin Slimm (105).