Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forward Luke Philp scored twice in a 4-1 win over the Red Deer Rebels in WHL action on Wednesday night.
The ICE (13-24-1-0) opened the scoring midway through the first period off a turnover at the Rebels blue line with Jaedeon Descheneau feeding Sam Reinhart near the crease for a redirection into the top of the net.
In the second period the ICE took a 2-0 lead with Luke Philp making a couple of shifty moves to get to the slot and scored with a shot high on the stick side.
The Rebels (22-16-2-1) scored midway through the third period off a turnover Rhyse Dieno finished off a 2-on-1 break with his 10th of the season.
Kootenay scored on the powerplay with Luke Philp finding a loose puck near the net and tucked it in behind the goalie.
The Rebels pulled their goalie with 1:12 left and Jeff Hubic, in his 93rd career game, scored his 1st career goal.
For the third time this season the ICE are on a 3-game winning streak while the Rebels have lost 3 in a row.
It’s the 3rd multi-goal game for Luke Philp.
Collin Shirley (4 GP 0-1-1) and Team West (0-3-1) will play their final game of the U-17 Tournament on Thursday as they will face-off against Slovakia (0-4) in the 9th Place Game.
The ICE will host Swift Current on Friday.
ICE Scratches – Collin Shirley (U-17), Jakub Prochazka.
Red Deer 22-16-2-1 Kootenay 13-24-1-0
1, Kootenay, Reinhart 14 (Descheneau, Benoit), 8:30.
Penalties-Underwood R.d (boarding), 13:54.
2, Kootenay, Philp 10 (Montgomery), 11:48.
Penalties-Doetzel R.d (holding), 1:01; McPhee Ktn (interference), 3:06; Dumba R.d (hooking), 6:40.
3, Red Deer, Dieno 10 (Johnson), 8:06.
4, Kootenay, Philp 11 (Leach, Cable), 14:13 (PP).
5, Kootenay, Hubic 1 19:47.
Penalties-Thiel R.d (holding), 12:23.
Shots on Goal-Red Deer 8-9-13-30. Kootenay 15-12-11-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Red Deer 0 / 1; Kootenay 1 / 4.
Goalies-Red Deer, Pouliot 5-6-0-1 (38 shots-34 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 12-16-0-0 (30 shots-29 saves).
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Kevin Webinger (6).
Linesmen-Michael Boisvert (111), Jim Maniago (85).