Crowsnest Pass, Alb – Goalies Jayden Sittler and Keelan Williams combined for 27 saves as the Kootenay ICE improved to a preseason record of 1-3-0 with a 2-0 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
Sittler started the game and finished with 19 saves and Williams took over midway through the game and had 8 saves.
The ICE opened the scoring in the first period on 3-way passing play completed by Zak Zborosky who notched his 2nd of the preseason.
In the 2nd period Kyle O'Connor was near the net to pounce on a rebound for his 1st of the exhibition season.
The ICE will wrap-up the preseason Sunday afternoon at 2 against Calgary.
The ICE were 2 skaters short of a complete line-up.
ICE Scratches – Valiev, Faith, Descheneau, Philp, Martin, Hoflin, King, Cable, Alfaro.
1. Kootenay, Zborosky 2 (Allan, Vetterl) 14:29
Penalties – Ktn Fleury (tripping) 10:38, Leth Folk (roughing) Ktn Steenbergen (slashing) 11:26, Ktn Allbee (tripping) 16:10.
2. Kootenay, O'Connor (Chirva, Overdyk) 12:00
Penalties – Ktn Allan (interference) 4:09.
Penalties – Leth Lenchyshyn Ktn Wellsby (fighting, game misconduct) 1:54, Leth Holub (hooking) 6:40, Leth Nemeth Ktn Ryan Chynoweth (fighting, game misconduct) 9:56, Leth Nielsen Ktn Vetterl (fighting, game misconduct) 18:10, Ktn Steenbergen (contact to the head) 18:48.
Shots on goal by
Lethbridge – 14 – 8 – 5 = 27
Kootenay - 8 - 9 – 10 = 27
Goal (shots-saves) – Lethbridge: Skinner (27-25) Kootenay: Sittler (19-19) Williams (9:41 second) (8-8)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Lethbridge: 0/4 Kootenay: 0/1
Referees – Matt Cassidy, Jason Cramer
Linesmen – Scott Sharun, Justin Slimm