REGINA - Mackenzie Skapski stopped 22 shots as the Kootenay Ice downed the host Regina Pats 3-1 on Saturday in Western Hockey League play.
Sam Reinhart scored the winning goal on the power play at 16:05 of the third period for the Ice (23-25-2), who won their sixth game in their last seven outings, and Jon Martin and Levi Cable scored the others.
Lane Scheidl had the lone goal for the Pats (18-27-5), who are now winless in their last seven games, and Matt Hewitt turned away 35-of-37 shots in a losing cause.
Kootenay went 1 for 6 on the power play while Regina failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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