Brandon, Man – Kootenay ICE forward Jon Martin scored 2 goals, including the overtime winner, in a 4-3 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings in WHL action on Saturday.
The Wheat Kings (21-34-3-2) scored a powerplay goal in the first period with Ryan Pulock scoring on a shot that went off the goalies’ shoulder into the net.
The ICE (28-29-2-0) tied the game early in the second period as Jagger Dirk point shot went off Brock Montgomery’s skate into the net.
5 minutes later the ICE took a 2-1 lead as Jordan Boyd fed Jon Martin near the crease for a redirection.
4 minutes later the ICE made it 3-1 as Kyle O’Connor received a behind the net pass from Levi Cable and scored on a one time shot high on the glove side.
O'Connor's last goal was December 4th and ended a 31 game goaless streak.
Late in the period the ICE hit the cross bar on a powerplay and as the penalty ended the Wheat Kings sent Nick Buonassisi on a breakaway who scored with a shot low on the stick side.
Early in the third period the Wheat Kings tied the game with a shorthanded rebound goal by Marek Kalus.
In overtime Jon Martin got his 2nd career multi-goal game as he scored with a wrist shot on the stickside.
Brock Montgomery (4 games) and Sam Reinhart (5 games) extended their point streaks.
The ICE are now 1 point out of a playoff spot.
The ICE will visit Swift Current on Monday.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (11th game upper body week-to-week).
Brandon 21-34-3-2 Kootenay 28-29-2-0
1, Brandon, Pulock 14 (Quenneville, McGauley), 15:59 (PP).
Penalties-Descheneau Ktn (hooking), 7:11; Peel Ktn (tripping), 15:04; O'Connor Ktn (tripping), 16:20.
2, Kootenay, Montgomery 26 (Dirk), 1:10.
3, Kootenay, Martin 8 (Boyd, McPhee), 6:21.
4, Kootenay, O'Connor 6 (Cable, Prochazka), 9:57.
5, Brandon, Buonassisi 11 (Roy), 19:13.
Penalties-Maguire Bdn (hooking), 4:05; Pulock Bdn (tripping), 17:06.
6, Brandon, Kalus 4 (McGauley), 2:25 (SH).
Penalties-Walters Bdn (interference), 0:56; Descheneau Ktn (tripping), 8:55; Leach Ktn (slashing), 8:55; Buonassisi Bdn (slashing), 8:55; Quenneville Bdn (hooking), 12:01.
7, Kootenay, Martin 9 (Reinhart), 1:17.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 11-19-10-1-41. Brandon 11-9-7-0-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 4; Brandon 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 27-20-1-0 (27 shots-24 saves). Brandon, Honey 9-14-1-1 (41 shots-37 saves).
Referees-Curtis Howe (27), Jeff Ingram (82).
Linesmen-Kelsey Mahoney (138), Andrew Stammers (136).