Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forwards Collin Shirley and Sam Reinhart each had 1 goal and 1 assist and Mackenzie Skapski made 25 saves for his 5th shutout of season in a 4-0 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in WHL action on Saturday.
The ICE (26-27-2-0) opened the scoring late in the first period as Collin Shirley drove wide around a defender and put the puck into the crease that went off a skate and through the goalies’ legs.
It’s the 6th time Shirley has scored the first goal of the game.
In the second period the ICE made it 2-0 on the powerplay with Jagger Dirk scoring with a slap shot high on the glove side.
The goal came 2 seconds after a 2-man advantage ended.
Before the period ended Sam Reinhart had a breakaway and scored on a backhand deke.
Early in the third period Levi Cable was alone in front of the net for a rebound goal.
The Warriors (18-29-3-6) have been shutout 3 times this season.
The last time an ICE goalie had 5 shutouts in one season was Taylor Dakers in 06-07.
Brock Montgomery (5 games), Jagger Dirk (3 games) and Levi Cable (3 games) extended their point streaks.
The ICE have won 10 home games in a row.
Ryan McGill became the 2nd ICE coach to reach 200 career regular season wins. (Cory Clouston 209)
The last time the ICE were 1 game below .500 was the 9th game of the season when they were 4-5-0-0.
The ICE will visit Medicine Hat on Sunday.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (7th game upper body week-to-week).
Moose Jaw 18-29-3-6 Kootenay 26-27-2-0
1, Kootenay, Shirley 8 (Descheneau), 15:05.
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (interference), 11:24; McCarthy M.j (high sticking), 16:39.
2, Kootenay, Dirk 3 (Descheneau, Reinhart), 13:49 (PP).
3, Kootenay, Reinhart 28 (Shirley, Boyd), 18:54.
Penalties-Martin Ktn (roughing), 1:36; McFaull M.j (elbowing), 11:47; Fioretti M.j (delay of game), 13:10; Martin Ktn (tripping), 14:36.
4, Kootenay, Cable 9 (Peel, Montgomery), 4:50.
Penalties-Uhrich M.j (major-fighting), 3:46; Martin Ktn (major-fighting), 3:46; Eberle M.j (roughing), 6:23; Descheneau Ktn (slashing), 6:23; Thomas Ktn (delay of game), 17:04.
Shots on Goal-Moose Jaw 5-14-6-25. Kootenay 13-11-5-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Moose Jaw 0 / 4; Kootenay 1 / 3.
Goalies-Moose Jaw, Paulic 14-17-3-4 (29 shots-25 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 25-18-1-0 (25 shots-25 saves).
Referees-Jason Cramer (57), Jeff Ingram (82).
Linesmen-Michael Boisvert (111), Jim Maniago (85).