Medicine Hat, Alb – Kootenay ICE goalie Mackenzie Skapski made 42 saves for his 2nd consecutive shutout and 7th of the year in a 2-0 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers in WHL action on Wednesday.
The ICE (32-29-2-0) opened the scoring early in the first period on a powerplay with Tanner Faith finding Brock Montgomery near the crease for a redirection.
The ICE added an empty net goal from Levi Cable.
Mackenzie Skapski shutout streak is at 133:40.
Skapski has tied a team record as he is the 4th ICE goalie to have played in 57 games in one season. (Clayton Pool, Jeff Glass, Nathan Lieuwen)
It's the second time in Franchise History the ICE have registered back-to-back road shutouts. (September 29-30 2004)
Sam Reinhart had his assist streak stopped at 8 games which tied a team record.
The Tigers (33-29-2-1) had their winning streak stopped at 3 games.
The ICE will host Red Deer on Friday.
ICE Scratch – Jeff Hubic 1 game suspension.
Home 4 – Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Calgary,
Away 5 – Red Deer, Tri City, Spokane, Lethbridge, Calgary
Home 3 –Red Deer, Kootenay, Medicine Hat
Away 6 – Vancouver, Kelowna, Red Deer, Calgary, Kootenay, Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat 7
Home 2 – Calgary, Lethbridge
Away 5 – Kootenay, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Calgary, Lethbridge
Swift Current 8
Home 3 – Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away 5 – Calgary, Red Deer, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Regina
Medicine Hat 33-29-2-1 Kootenay 32-29-2-0
1, Kootenay, Montgomery 28 (Faith, Peel), 4:07 (PP).
Penalties-McVeigh M.h (hooking), 2:29; Becker M.h (holding opp. stick), 13:01; McVeigh M.h (high sticking), 17:33.
Penalties-Montgomery Ktn (major-fighting), 0:38; Philp Ktn (hooking), 0:38; Jensen M.h (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 0:38; Peel Ktn (roughing), 3:15; Faith Ktn (tripping), 5:02; Prochazka Ktn (roughing), 13:39; Cox M.h (roughing), 13:39.
2, Kootenay, Cable 12 19:49 (EN).
Penalties-McVeigh M.h (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 5:39.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 14-12-12-38. Medicine Hat 11-14-16-41.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 4; Medicine Hat 0 / 2.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 31-20-1-0 (41 shots-41 saves). Medicine Hat, Lanigan 22-16-1-1 (37 shots-36 saves).
Referees-Adam Byblow (23), Chris Crich (20).
Linesmen-Greg Sarauer (68), Matthew Sanders (70).