Calgary, Alb – Kootenay ICE forwards Jaedon Descheneau and Jordyn Boyd had 2 goal games in a 5-4 win over the Calgary Hitmen in WHL action on Saturday.
The ICE (35-35-2-0) opened the scoring on a first period powerplay with Jaedon Descheneau going to the net and scoring with a forehand deke.
Midway through the period the ICE made it 2-0 on a 2-on-1 break and Descheneau got a wrist shot to go through the goalies legs.
Descheneau become the 3rd ICE player to reach 30 goals this season.
The ICE had none last season and had 3 in 2010-11 w/Max Reinhart, Kevin King and Matt Fraser. (4 if you include Cody Eakin with 36 w/ICE and Swift Current)
The Hitmen (46-21-1-4) scored early in the second period with Zane Jones near the crease to poke the puck into the net.
Calgary tied the game with Brady Brassart scoring with a shot through the goalies legs and Calder Brooks scored a power play to give them a 3-2 lead.
The ICE changed goalies as Mackenzie Skapski replace Wyatt Hoflin.
Skaspki played in his 65th game of the season which is Franchise Record for a goalie.
The ICE tied the game with 15-seconds left on a goal mouth scramble and Jordyn Boyd pushed the puck behind the fallen goalie.
Early in the third period the ICE took 4-3 lead on a spin around shot from Jordyn Boyd with his 2nd multi-goal game of the season.
The Hitmen tied the game with Brady Brassart’s 2nd of the game and 4th against the ICE this weekend.
The ICE made it 5-4 with Sam Reinhart getting his 7th GWG while in the slot for a wrist shot high on the glove side.
The ICE have finished with a .500 or better record for the 14th year in a row.
Mackenzie Skapski tied a Franchise Record with his 34th win (Jeff Glass 04-05, Dan Blackburn 99-00).
Head Coach Ryan McGill has tied Cory Clouston with 209 career regular season wins.
Jagger Dirk and Sam Reinhart played in all 72 regular season games.
Jaedon Descheneau (9 games) and Sam Reinhart (8 games) extended their point streaks.
The ICE will visit Edmonton on Friday in game 1 of their 1st round playoff series.
Fri Mar 22 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00
Sun Mar 24 Kootenay @ Edmonton 4:00
Tue Mar 26 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Wed Mar 27 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Fri Mar 29 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00
Sun Mar 31 Edmonton @ Kootenay 6:00
Tue Apr 2 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00
The ICE were 2 skaters short of a complete line-up.
ICE scratches – Zach McPhee 7th game 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable 6th game 2-4 weeks, Brock Montgomery 3rd game day-to-day, Tanner Muth 2nd game indefinite.
Calgary 46-21-1-4 Kootenay 35-35-2-0
1, Kootenay, Descheneau 29 (Reinhart, Leach), 2:22 (PP).
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 30 11:29.
Penalties-Clayton Cal (hooking), 2:13; Boyd Ktn (high sticking, high sticking), 6:56.
3, Calgary, Jones 21 2:56.
4, Calgary, Brassart 34 (Chase, Virtanen), 6:33.
5, Calgary, Brooks 5 (Helgesen), 9:37 (PP).
6, Kootenay, Boyd 7 19:45.
Penalties-O'Connor Ktn (tripping), 7:54; Padakin Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 13:12.
7, Kootenay, Boyd 8 (Prochazka), 1:54.
8, Calgary, Brassart 35 (Chase, Virtanen), 9:03.
9, Kootenay, Reinhart 35 (Descheneau), 15:55.
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (hooking), 3:37.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 6-17-3-26. Calgary 3-9-5-17.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 2; Calgary 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Hoflin 1-10-1-0 (9 shots-6 saves); Skapski 34-25-1-0 (8 shots-7 saves). Calgary, Shields 10-7-0-1 (26 shots-21 saves).
Referees-Matt Kirk (4), Brett Montsion (54).
Linesmen-Reid Anderson (53), Justin Slimm (105).