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Goalie Makarov makes 36 saves as Saskatoon wins 2-1 over Kootenay Ice

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CRANBROOK, B.C. - Blades goalie Andrey Makarov made 36 saves as Saskatoon won 2-1 over the Kootenay Ice in WHL action on Sunday night.

The Blades (15-6-1) started the game with a long 5-on-3 power play and scored on their only shot. Defenceman Darren Dietz fired a one-time slap shot from the point that beat screened goalie Nathan Lieuwen.

The Ice (13-5-3) scored late in the period on a two-man advantage as Max Reinhart skated into the middle slot and fired a wrist shot high on the stick side.

The Blades got a power-play goal late in the third period with Brent Benson getting a second chance at a rebound and lifted it over the goalie.

Saskatoon has won five games in a row, while the Ice wrapped up a seven-game homestand with a 4-2-1 record.

The Ice will play the next nine games on the road starting Saturday in Victoria.

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