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Kootenay Ice defeats the division-leading Vancouver Giants 3-1

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VANCOUVER - The Kootenay Ice went into the Pacific Coliseum and upset the Vancouver Giants, holding off the B.C. Division leaders en-route to a 3-1 win Saturday night in Western Hockey League action.

Arnaud Jacquemet, Dustin Sylvester and Steele Boomer had tallies for the Ice. Neil Manning netted the lone Giants goal early in the third period.

Kris Lazaruk made 41 saves for his 20th win.

With the win, the Ice (33-18-4-2) now have points in five straight games, while the loss ends a modest four-game winning streak for Vancouver (36-13-1-5).

Jacquemet, playing in his 100th WHL game, put a shot on the net and Sylvester knocked it past Sexsmith for the lone first-period marker. John Negrin also assisted.

Boomer got a power play goal at 6:27 of the second, his ninth of the year, with Zach Sim finding him going to the net, and Andrew Bailey also assisting. Jacquemet then ended a tic-tac-toe passing play for another man-advantage goal, his 19th, at the 13:50 mark of the second. Steve DaSilva and Chad Greenan assisted.

Mario Bliznack won a face-off back to Manning and his shot from the point beat Lazaruk for his second of the season early in the third, but the Giants failed to get another one past the Ice netminder.

The closest they came was when Jonathan Blum hit the post on the power play for the Giants in with under 10 minutes to go in the game.

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