Lethbridge, Alb – Kootenay ICE goalie Mackenzie Skapski made 38 saves and Jaedon Descheneau scored both goals in a 2-0 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in WHL action on Sunday.
The ICE (31-29-2-0) opened the scoring in the second period with Jaedon Descheneau receiving a behind the net pass from Sam Reinhart and scored with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
Sam Reinhart has tied a Franchise Record with assists in 8 straight games. (John Negrin 07-08 0-10-10, Dale Mahovsky 04-05 7-13-20)
Jaedon Descheneau has goals in 3 straight games.
In the third period the ICE scored into an empty net with Jaedon Descheneau scoring from his side of centre ice.
Mackenzie Skapski has 6 shutouts which is the most since Taylor Dakers had 8 in 2005-06.
The ICE had a season high 50 shots on goal.
The Hurricanes (25-28-2-7) have been shutout in their last 2 games and goalie Ty Rimmer made 48 saves.
Sam Reinhart (8 games) and Jaedon Descheneau (3 games) extended their point streaks.
The ICE are 5 points ahead of Lethbridge for the final playoff spot, 1 point behind Swift Current for 7th place a 5 points behind Medicine Hat for 6th place.
The ICE will visit Medicine Hat on Wednesday.
ICE Scratch – Tanner Muth.
Home 4 – Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Calgary,
Away 6 –Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Tri City, Spokane, Lethbridge, Calgary
Home 3 –Red Deer, Kootenay, Medicine Hat
Away 7 – Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Red Deer, Calgary, Kootenay, Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat 8
Home 3 – Kootenay, Calgary, Lethbridge
Away 5 – Kootenay, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Calgary, Lethbridge
Swift Current 9
Home 3 – Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away 6 – Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Regina
Lethbridge 25-28-2-7 Kootenay 31-29-2-0
Penalties-Derko Let (interference), 1:39; Hubic Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 4:16; Derko Let (checking from behind, checking from behind, major-fighting), 4:16; Derko Let (tripping), 15:14; Dirk Ktn (roughing), 20:00; Maxwell Let (roughing), 20:00.
1, Kootenay, Descheneau 20 (Reinhart, Shirley), 13:21.
Penalties-Leach Ktn (interference), 18:55.
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 21 19:36 (EN).
Penalties-Harper Let (tripping), 3:44; Pilon Let (delay of game), 5:30; Dirk Ktn (roughing), 14:44.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 21-10-19-50. Lethbridge 5-13-18-36.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 5; Lethbridge 0 / 2.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 30-20-1-0 (36 shots-36 saves). Lethbridge, Rimmer 22-25-2-7 (49 shots-48 saves).
Referees-Devin Klein (9), Pat Smith (12).
Linesmen-Jared Mackey (52), Matthew Barker (118).