EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oil Kings improved to 10-0 when leading after two periods this season as they defeated the Kootenay Ice 4-1 in Western Hockey League action on Friday night.
Jeff Lee scored the game winner 1:13 into the second period. The Oil King assistant captain showcased good patience, skating across the net and waiting out the sprawled Kootenay goaltender Nathan Lieuwen before flipping the puck into the open cage.
Craig McCallum got things going for Edmonton (17-20-2-4) 1:18 into the game and five seconds into a power play, stripping Eric Frere of the puck in the slot and beating Lieuwen blocker side.
Brayden McNabb nearly evened things up for Kootenay (19-16-2-4) with a point shot through traffic that rang off the post midway through the opening period.
Matt Fraser got the Ice on the board with a power-play tip-in goal at 7:45 of the second to make it 2-1.
Henrik Tervonen's first career WHL goal and Brendan Dowd's 15th of the season added insurance for the Oil Kings in the third, chasing Lieuwen from the Ice net.
Jung stopped 30 shots in net for Edmonton while Lieuwen and Todd Mathews made 19 saves for Kootenay.