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Pearce scores a hat trick to lead the Ice over the Broncos 5-4 in shootout

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CRANBROOK, B.C. - Elgin Pearce scored three goals in regulation and another in the shootout as the Kootenay Ice beat the Swift Current Broncos 5-4 in Western Hockey League action on Friday.

Sam Reinhart also scored in regulation for Kootenay (20-10-3).

Coda Gordon led Swift Current with a goal and two assists while Taylor Vause, Colby Cave and Richard Nedomlel added singles.

Nathan Lieuwen made 28 saves for the win as Jon Groenheyde stopped 35 shotsin defeat.

The Ice went 1-for-3 on the power play while the Broncos scored once on five chances with the man advantage.

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