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Stransky scores twice as the Blades beat the Ice

Sunday, 12.16.2012 / 12:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Stransky scores twice as the Blades beat the Ice

SASKATOON - Matej Stransky scored twice as the Saskatoon Blades beat the visiting Kootenay Ice 5-2 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.

The 19-year-old winger has now scored in seven straight games and has 10 goals in the process. In 34 games, Stransky has 21 goals and 43 points, which is good for second in scoring on his club.

Nathan Burns had a goal and two assists for the Blades (19-14-1), who have won five games in a row, and Darren Dietz had a goal and an assist.

Matthew Pufahl added a single goal for Saskatoon while Josh Nicholls chipped in with two asissts.

Nicholls is on a six-game point streak, which includes seven goals and seven assists, and his 26 goals and 44 points in 33 games leads his club.

Luke Philp and Zach McPhee scored for the Ice (10-21-1), who dropped to 3-10-0 on the road.

Alex Moodie stopped 25-of-27 shots for his fourth win of the season as Mackenzie Skapsky made 36 saves in a losing cause.

Saskatoon was successful on the power play as it went 3 for 6 while Kootenay failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.

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