CRANBROOK, B.C. - Jaedon Descheneau had three goals and an assist and Sam Reinhart tacked on three assists as the Kootenay Ice eliminated the Calgary Hitmen from the Western Hockey League playoffs with a 5-3 win Saturday.
Austin Vetterl and Zach Franko also scored for the sixth-seeded Ice, who upset Calgary in their first-round matchup 4-2, and Jagger Dirk had two assists.
The Ice will face with the Medicine Hat Tigers or Swift Current Broncos in Round 2.
TIGERS 4 BRONCOS 1
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Trevor Cox had a pair of goals and Marek Langhamer made 45 saves as the Tigers beat Swift Current to take Game 5 and a 3-2 first-round series lead.
Cole Sanford scored once and set up two more for Medicine Hat while Chad Butcher added a single goal.
Nathan Burns scored the lone goal for the Broncos.
Swift Current's Eetu Laurikainen kicked out 40-of-43 shots in a losing cause.
THUNDERBIRDS 5 SILVERTIPS 0
Austin Lotz stopped 26-of-31 shots for the Silvertips.
Seattle will meet the top seed from the Western Conference, the Kelowna Rockets, in Round 2.