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Kootenay Ice edge Spokane Chiefs 4-3; Sylvester scores 100th of career @NHL

CRANBROOK, B.C. - Dustin Sylvester scored a goal - the 100th of his junior career - and an added two assists as the Kootenay Ice won their 11th straight game, beating the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 in Western Hockey League action Saturday night.

Kevin King, Steele Boomer and Max Reinhar had the other markers for Kootenay (27-15-3).

Blake Gal, Stefan Ulmer and Dominik Uher replied for Spokane (26-16-4).

Kootenay opened the scoring with a deflection by Kevin King but the Chiefs tied it on a short-handed marker and then took a 2-1 first-period lead on goals by Gal and Ulmer.

Kootenay roared back in the second with three straight goals by Boomer, Reinhart and Sylvester to take a 4-2 lead into the second intermission.

The Chiefs made it a one-goal game late on a power play goal by Uher but wouldn't get any closer.

Todd Mathews stopped 24 shots for the Ice while James Reid turned aside 28 for the Chiefs. The win ties a franchise record for the Ice.

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