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Fraser scores twice, Kootenay Ice beat Edmonton Oil Kings 7-3 in WHL play

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EDMONTON - Matt Fraser scored twice as the Kootenay Ice snapped a three game skid with a 7-3 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League action Wednesday night.

Dustin Sylvester, Kevin King, Steele Boomer, Max Reinhart and Brayden McNabb added singles for Kootenay (40-22-5).

Todd Mathews made 27 saves in net for the Ice, earning his 30th win of the season.

Edmonton's Stephane Legault, who turned 17 on Wednesday, answered with his first goal in the WHL on a goal-mouth scramble.

Mike Piluso and Dylan Wruck also scored for the Oil Kings (16-38-13).

Edmonton's Torrie Jung made nine saves on 12 shots before being replaced by Cam Lanigan who then stopped 24 shots in relief.

The Oil Kings went 1-for-5 on the power play but gave up a short-handed goal to Sylvester. Kootenay was 1-for-3 with the man advantage.

Notes: Kootenay will finish above .500 for the 11th consecutive season, the longest active streak in the WHL, and reach the playoffs for the 12th year in a row... the Ice entered the evening fourth in the East and tied for fifth overall in the league... Edmonton has now lost three straight.

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