Medicine Hat, Alb – Medicine Hat Tiger forward Trevor Cox scored 2 third period goals in a 3-2 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Sunday.
The ICE (26-28-2-0) opened the scoring in the first period on a powerplay deflection by Brock Montgomery off a slap shot from the point from Joey Leach.
The goal is Montgomery’s 23rd of the season which is a new career high and was his 6th of the year against Medicine Hat.
The Tigers (27-26-2-1) tied the game on an early second period powerplay goal by Curtis Valk.
In the third period the Tigers made it 2-1 on an odd man rush goal by Trevor Cox.
3 minutes later Cox scored on another odd man rush to make it 3-1.
The ICE pulled their goalie with 1 minute to go and Jaedon Descheneau scored with 34 seconds left to get back within a goal.
In the dying seconds the ICE had a chance to tie the game on a goal mouth scramble but were denied.
Brock Montgomery (6 games) and Jagger Dirk (5 games) extended their point streaks.
The ICE will host Victoria on Wednesday.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (8th game upper body week-to-week).
Medicine Hat 27-26-2-1 Kootenay 26-28-2-0
1, Kootenay, Montgomery 23 (Leach, Descheneau), 11:11 (PP).
Penalties-Lanigan M.h (tripping), 10:27; Leach Ktn (tripping), 19:24.
2, Medicine Hat, Valk 33 (Koules, Bredo), 5:19 (PP).
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (cross checking), 4:46; Jensen M.h (slashing), 6:22; Martin Ktn (hooking), 19:52.
3, Medicine Hat, Cox 15 (Koules, Pearce), 6:48.
4, Medicine Hat, Cox 16 (Stanton, Becker), 9:52.
5, Kootenay, Descheneau 14 (Reinhart, Dirk), 19:27. Penalties-Valk M.h (tripping), 0:57; Leier M.h (hooking), 1:55; Lewington M.h (checking from behind), 12:11.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 7-13-11-31. Medicine Hat 5-11-7-23.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 5; Medicine Hat 1 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 25-19-1-0 (23 shots-20 saves). Medicine Hat, Lanigan 19-13-1-1 (31 shots-29 saves).
Referees-Mike Campbell (89), Kevin Webinger (6).
Linesmen-Matthew Sanders (70), Justin Slimm (105).