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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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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday