Edmonton, Alb – The Edmonton Oil Kings scored 3 quick goals early in the second period in a 4-2 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Wednesday afternoon.
The Oil Kings (36-11-2-3) opened the scoring in the first period with Luke Bertolucci coming down the left wing with a shot that beat the goalie on the stick side.
In the second period the Oil Kings scored 2 goals 7 seconds apart with TJ Foster and Cody Corbett getting the goals and 1 1/2 minutes Curtis Lazar scored to make it 4-0.
ICE (23-26-2-0) Joey Leach scored late in the period with a shot that deflected off an Edmonton stick and over the goalie’s head and landed in the net.
Leach has 25 career goals which ties him with Chad Greenan for 5th All-Time,
In the third period Sam Reinhart scored on a 2-man advantage on a behind the net pass from Brock Montgomery.
The teams split the 6-game regular season series 3-3 with the home team winning every game.
Wyatt Hoflin made his 1st start since December 18th and was his 2nd appearance in January.
Sam Reinhart (14 games), Luke Philp (4 games) and Joey Leach (3 games) extended their point streaks.
This was the 4th straight year the ICE were the opposition in Edmonton for an 11:30am start time and the ICE won 2 of the 3 previous meetings.
The ICE will visit Red Deer on Thursday.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (3rd game upper body 1-2 weeks).
Edmonton 36-11-2-3 Kootenay 23-26-2-0
1, Edmonton, Bertolucci 2 (Pollock), 7:44.
Penalties-Montgomery Ktn (cross checking), 8:45; Philp Ktn (high sticking), 10:20; Peel Ktn (slashing), 17:59.
2, Edmonton, Foster 21 (St. Croix, Cheek), 2:06.
3, Edmonton, Corbett 4 (Bertolucci, Pollock), 2:13.
4, Edmonton, Lazar 24 (Samuelsson, Wruck), 3:31.
5, Kootenay, Leach 4 14:18.
Penalties-St. Croix Edm (tripping), 6:50; Montgomery Ktn (roughing), 7:57; Lowe Edm (roughing), 7:57; Samuelsson Edm (slashing), 15:36.
6, Kootenay, Reinhart 26 (Montgomery, Philp), 17:06 (PP).
Penalties-Moroz Edm (slashing), 5:41; Martin Ktn (checking from behind), 11:50; Martin Ktn (major-fighting), 15:51; Ewanyk Edm (instigator, major-fighting, game misconduct), 15:51; Legault Edm (slashing), 16:14; Philp Ktn (tripping), 18:37.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 7-14-12-33. Edmonton 19-13-11-43.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 5; Edmonton 0 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Hoflin 1-8-1-0 (43 shots-39 saves). Edmonton, Brossoit 22-6-2-3 (33 shots-31 saves).
Referees-Fraser Lawrence (10), Jonathan Spurgeon (7).
Linesmen-Chris Carlson (92), Scott Fulmer (32).