Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forward Luke Philp scored 2 goals in the 3rd period and another in the shootout as the Kootenay ICE beat the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-4 in an overtime shootout in WHL action on Wednesday night.
The Oil Kings (16-5-2-3) opened the scoring late in the first period on the powerplay with Dylan Wruck scoring with a wrist shot that beat the screened goalie.
The ICE (8-15-1-0) tied the game early in the second period as they created a turnover in the zone and Jon Martin scored with a wrist shot high on the stick side.
Jakub Prochazka extended his point streak to 5 games with an assist.
35 seconds later the Oil Kings regained the lead on a point shot from Keegan Lowe.
Midway through the period Wruck got his 2nd of the game with a backhand shot.
It’s the 14th time an opposition players has had a multi-goal game against the ICE.
The ICE changed goalies to start the third period with Mackenzie Skapski replacing Wyatt Hoflin.
The ICE got within a goal as Sam Reinhart broke through two defenseman and scored with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
The ICE tied the game with Luke Philp moving through the slot and scored with a shot through the goalies legs.
The ICE got their first lead of the night with Luke Philp getting his 2nd of the period with a wrist shot high on the glove side off a behind the net pass from Sam Reinhart.
41 seconds later the Oil Kings forced overtime with Cole Benson completing a 3-on-2 break.
The ICE won the shootout 2-0 on goals by Sam Reinhart and Luke Philp.
The win was the first by the ICE when trailing by 2 goals and the first when trailing after 2 periods.
Going into the game Edmonton was 0-1-1-1 vs Calgary, 0-2-1-0 vs Prince Albert and 16-2-0-1 against the rest of the WHL.
The ICE will visit Edmonton on Friday.
ICE Scratches – Jaedon Descheneau (suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team at Mount Baker High School), Brock Montgomery (4th game upper body 1 week).
Earlier in the day it was announced that Spender Wand has returned home and has retired from hockey.
Edmonton 16-5-2-3 Kootenay 8-15-1-0
1, Edmonton, Wruck 8 (Samuelsson, Corbett), 16:38 (PP).
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (roughing), 15:21; Moroz Edm (slashing), 17:38.
2, Kootenay, Martin 5 (Prochazka, McPhee), 2:59.
3, Edmonton, Lowe 5 (Musil), 3:34.
4, Edmonton, Wruck 9 (Sautner, St. Croix), 11:22.
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (roughing), 5:08; Samuelsson Edm (inter. on goaltender), 14:44.
5, Kootenay, Reinhart 9 (Benoit, Philp), 3:40.
6, Kootenay, Philp 4 (Dirk, Reinhart), 12:53.
7, Kootenay, Philp 5 (Reinhart, Benoit), 14:40.
8, Edmonton, Benson 2 (Moroz), 15:21.
Penalties- No Penalties
Shootout - Edmonton 0 (Samuelsson NG, Lazar NG), Kootenay 2 (Cable NG, Reinhart G, Philp G).
Shots on Goal-Edmonton 6-11-19-2-0-38. Kootenay 3-5-12-1-1-22.
Power Play Opportunities-Edmonton 1 / 2; Kootenay 0 / 2.
Goalies-Edmonton, Brossoit 11-2-2-3 (21 shots-17 saves). Kootenay, Hoflin 0-6-1-0 (17 shots-14 saves); Skapski 8-9-0-0 (21 shots-20 saves).
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Clayton Hall (42).
Linesmen-Sean Donnelly (109), Ian Shaver (74).
Cranbrook, BC -- The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club is pleased to announce that the ice cube sticks from tonight's game raised over $2,200 for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health.
On Wednesday, November 28th when the ICE hosted the Edmonton Oil Kings, the team used ice cube sticks during warm up and the first period that were auctioned off in a silent auction. Forward Collin Shirley's game used stick brought in the most money at $300.