SHARE
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

four-goal first period the difference as the Ice beat the Wheat Kings 5-3

Saturday, 11.17.2012 / 12:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


four-goal first period the difference as the Ice beat the Wheat Kings 5-3

CRANBROOK, B.C. - The Kootenay Ice scored four times in the first period as they went on to down the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings 5-3 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Austin Vetterl, Jaedon Descheneau, Sam Reinhart and Collin Shirley all scored in the opening 20 minutes for the Ice (6-12-1) while Kyle O'Connor rounded out Kootenay's offence with a goal in the second period.

Ryan Pulock, Alessio Bertaggia and Jayce Hawryluk scored for the Wheat Kings (9-10-3), who have dropped three straight games.

Mackenzie Skapski made 32 saves for the win as Corbin Boes allowed four goals on 15 shots in the first period to pick up the loss.

Curtis Honey came in for the Wheat Kings for the final 40 minutes and stopped 16-of-17 shots in relief.

Kooteny went 2-for-4 on the power play while Brandon went 1-for-3.

Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3