CRANBROOK, B.C. - Max Reinhart scored twice in the third period to lead the Kootenay Ice to their ninth straight win in a 2-1 decision over the Red Deer Rebels in Western Hockey League action Saturday night.
Todd Mathews stopped 27 of 28 shots for Kootenay (25-15-3).
Josh Cowen was the lone scorer for Red Deer (22-17-4).
After two scoreless periods the Rebels opened the scoring 8:42 into the third period with a short-handed goal by Cowen.
Reinhart tied it four minutes later with his 11th on a rebound he banged past Rebel starter Darcy Kuemper. On a three-on-two feed from Hayden Rintoul, Reinhart fired the game-winner past Kuemper at 15:11.
Kuemper stopped 25 of 27 shots.