Calgary, Alb – Kootenay ICE forward Brock Montgomery scored his 1st career hat-trick and goalie Mackenzie Skapski made 17 saves for his 2nd shutout in a 4-0 win over the Calgary Hitmen in WHL action on Monday night.
The win ends their losing streak at 8 games and stopped Calgary's winning streak at 5 games.
ICE (5-12-1-0) scored on the first shift of the game with Brock Montgomery ending a 7-game goalless streak with a rebound goal near the crease.
On the powerplay Montgomery notched his 2nd of the game with a wrist shot that beat the goalie low on the stick side.
It’s Montgomery’s 3rd multi-goal game of the season and 5th of his career.
In the second period the Hitmen (13-5-1-2) didn’t get a shot on goal until 3 minutes remained in the period.
In the third period Montgomery completed the hat-trick on a 5-on-3 powerplay with a redirection from the top of the crease.
Calgary pulled the goalie with 2 ½ minutes left and Zach McPhee scored into the empty net.
Sam Reinhart had 3 assists and Jaedon Descheneau had 2 helpers
Sam Reinhart will play for Team WHL vs Russia in Vancouver on Wednesday.
The ICE will host Brandon on Friday.
ICE Scratches – Luke Philp (5th game, indefinite), Jordyn Boyd (2nd game, tbd) Erik Benoit (3rd game, 1-2 weeks).
Calgary 13-5-1-2 Kootenay 5-12-1-0
1, Kootenay, Montgomery 9 (Reinhart, Leach), 0:21.
2, Kootenay, Montgomery 10 (Reinhart, Descheneau), 13:20 (PP).
Penalties-Reinhart Ktn (tripping), 0:44; Harmsworth Cal (checking to the head), 12:26.
Penalties-Jones Cal (cross checking), 2:18; Martin Ktn (tripping), 4:27; Wand Ktn (major-fighting), 7:31; Helgesen Cal (major-fighting), 7:31; Simpson Ktn (major-fighting), 9:13; Humphries Cal (major-fighting), 9:13; Leach Ktn (slashing), 9:36; Henry Cal (slashing), 11:03; Brassart Cal (hooking), 13:26; Dirk Ktn (holding), 14:25; Martin Ktn (hooking), 19:48.
3, Kootenay, Montgomery 11 (Dirk, Reinhart), 6:46 (PP).
4, Kootenay, McPhee 2 (Descheneau), 17:32 (EN).
Penalties-Hurley Cal (slashing), 1:47; Clayton Cal (slashing), 5:42; Padakin Cal (hooking), 6:02; Faith Ktn (interference), 9:36; Clayton Cal (roughing), 12:11; Muth Ktn (roughing, unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00; Henry Cal (roughing, unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 7-11-12-30. Calgary 8-3-6-17.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 2 / 8; Calgary 0 / 6.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 5-7-0-0 (17 shots-17 saves). Calgary, Shields 3-2-0-1 (29 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Adam Byblow (23), Clayton Hall (42).
Linesmen-Michael Roberts (87), Aidan Henderson (78).