Saturday, February 28, 2015

Kootenay 3 Brandon 2 SO

From Chris Wahl ...
Jaedon Descheneau scored his third shootout winner of the season as the Kootenay ICE edged the Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2 at Westman Place.

Wyatt Hoflin stopped 32 shots as the ICE collected points for the seventh straight game.

After a scoreless first period, Kootenay opened the scoring 8:14 into the second period when Sam Reinhart capitalized on a power-play.

Fellow first-round draft pick Morgan Klimchuk tied the game at 1-1 in the final minute of period two, notching his 26th goal of the season.

The two teams traded goals in the third period with the ICE going ahead at 10:42 through Matt Alfaro. Brandon again found an equalizer with 3:27 remaining in regulation time on a tally for Rihards Bukarts.

Four on four overtime solved nothing, and the ICE needed a shootout-tying goal from Alfaro before Descheneau helped the visitors secure the extra point in the fourth round.

Jordan Papirny made 35 saves in the Wheat Kings goal.

Kootenay played its third straight game decided by a shootout.

UP NEXT: the ICE complete a stretch of five straight away contests with a return engagement in Brandon. Game time is 6:30 pm.