Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kootenay 1 Regina 0

From Chris Wahl ...

Wyatt Hoflin made 34 saves, and Troy Murray's second period power-play goal held up as the Kootenay ICE shut out the Regina Pats 1-0 in Cranbrook Friday.

Hoflin recorded his first career WHL shutout, while Murray's tally was also a WHL first as the ICE improved to 2-0 on home ice this season.

After a scoreless opening frame, Kootenay found the scoresheet in the first minute of the second period. Just six seconds after a Pat had been penalized for interference, Murray sent a hard wrist shot towards the Regina goal that wafted past goaltender Daniel Wapple.

At the other end of the ice, the Pats sent a great deal of pressure Hoflin's way but the Spruce Grove native coolly turned aside every shot he faced. The ICE were outshot 34-16 on the night.

Kootenay forward Jaedon Descheneau made his 200th career WHL regular season appearance Friday. The 19 year-old was named to Team WHL for the second consecutive season for the the upcoming Subway Super Series against Russia earlier in the week.

UP NEXT: the ICE are back in action Saturday as the Victoria Royals pay their lone visit of the season to Western Financial Place. Game time is 7:00 pm.