Defenceman Joey Leach lifts Kootenay Ice over Edmonton Oil Kings 2-1

Tuesday, 01.08.2013 / 11:44 PM The Canadian Press

CRANBROOK, B.C. - Defenceman Joey Leach scored the winner early in the third period as the Kootenay Ice edged the Edmonton Oil Kings 2-1 on Tuesday in Western Hockey League action.

TJ Foster opened the scoring for the Oil Kings (27-9-5) early in the first period. He found a loose puck near the crease and wristed a shot off the cross bar into the net.

Jadon Descheneau's wrist shot beat the goalie high on the stick side as the Ice (16-24-1) tied the game late in the second period.

Leach's slapshot from the point gave Kootenay its final lead early in the third period with the Ice on a two-man advantage.

The Ice have won six games in a row and the Oil Kings had their winning streak end at four games.

Mackenzie Skapski made 31 saves for the win, while Laurent Brossoit stopped 31 shots for Edmonton.

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