Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE have clinched a playoff spot for a 15th consecutive season with 3-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in WHL action on Tuesday.
The Hurricanes (26-33-3-7) scored early in the first period on rebound goal by Tyler Wong.
The ICE (34-33-2-0) tied the game on the rush with Jaedon Descheneau scoring with a wrist shot on the stick side.
In the second period the ICE took a 2-1 lead as Brock Montgomery put in his own rebound.
Hudson Elynuik earned an assist on the goal for his 1st WHL point in his 1st career game
Midway through the period the ICE made it 3-1 on a powerplay rebound goal by Sam Reinhart.
The Hurricanes will miss the playoffs for the 4th straight season.
Jaedon Descheneau (6 games), Brock Montgomery (5 games) and Sam Reinhart (5 games) extended their point streaks.
The ICE will visit Lethbridge on Wednesday.
ICE forward Hudson Elynuik, who was a 3rd round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft, played in his 1st WHL game.
ICE scratches – Zach McPhee 4th game upper body 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable 3rd game lower body 2-4 weeks.
Home 1 – Calgary,
Away 2 – Lethbridge, Calgary
Medicine Hat 2
Home 1 – Lethbridge
Away 1 – Lethbridge
Swift Current 2
Home 1 – Regina
Away 1 – Regina
Lethbridge 26-33-3-7 Kootenay 34-33-2-0
1, Lethbridge, Wong 3 (Pilon, Laurencelle), 5:01.
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 28 (Reinhart, Shirley), 13:26.
Penalties-served by Elynuik Ktn (too many men), 8:11; Watson Let (tripping), 9:30.
3, Kootenay, Montgomery 31 (Philp, Elynuik), 2:23.
4, Kootenay, Reinhart 32 (Leach, Dirk), 10:39 (PP).
Penalties-Thomas Ktn (tripping), 6:24; Derko Let (cross checking), 8:41; Harper Let (checking from behind), 14:38.
Penalties-Ramsay Let (tripping), 6:51; Hood Let (charging), 13:11; Pilon Let (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 14:06; Vetterl Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 14:06; Shirley Ktn (tripping), 15:33.
Shots on Goal-Lethbridge 13-9-3-25. Kootenay 12-16-9-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Lethbridge 0 / 3; Kootenay 1 / 5.
Goalies-Lethbridge, Rimmer 23-30-3-7 (37 shots-34 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 33-24-1-0 (25 shots-24 saves).
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Chris Crich (20).
Linesmen-Michael Boisvert (111), Jim Maniago (85).