SPOKANE, Wash. - Sam Reinhart had two goals and an assist as the Kootenay Ice downed the host Spokane Chiefs 7-3 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.
Levi Cable, Tanner Faith, Joey Leach, Erik Benoit and Austin Vetterl also scored for the Ice (11-24-1), who halted a four-game winless streak, while Jaedon Descheneau chipped in with three assists.
Todd Fiddler scored twice for the Chiefs (24-11-1) and Dylan Walchuk added a single goal.
Mackenzie Skapski stopped 39 shots for the win as Eric Williams took the loss after allowing five goals on 20 shots through 40 minutes of action. Garret Hughson came in for the third period and stopped 5-of-7 shots in relief.
Kootenay went 2 for 4 on the power play while Spokane went 1 for 6.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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