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.
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.