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Rankin with career-high five points as the Americans down the Ice

Saturday, 03.09.2013 / 2:04 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rankin with career-high five points as the Americans down the Ice

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Connor Rankin scored three times and set up two more as the Tri-City Americans downed the visiting Kootenay Ice 6-4 on Friday in Western Hockey League action.

Brian Williams and Parker Bowles each had a goal and two assists for the Americans (40-24-4), who came into the game with eight wins in their last 10 outings, while Marcus Messier added a single goal.

Jaedon Descheneau scored once and had two assists for the Ice (33-32-2) and Sam Reinhart, Brock Montgomery and Collin Shirley had a goal apiece.

Troy Trombley stopped 33 shots for the win as Mackenzie Skapski turned aside 25-of-30 shots in defeat.

Kootenay was the only club to earn a power-play the entire game and it went 1 for 2 with the man advantage.

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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.

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