The Kootenay ICE snapped a six-game losing streak in fashion Sunday defeating the Saskatoon Blades 7-2.
The ICE potted five goals on 11 shots in the first period and tacked on two more to sustain their sizable lead.
Colton Kroeker was dynamic offensively scoring once and adding three assists while Brett Davis and Cameron Hausinger both posted three-point nights.
Duncan McGovern had the start in net stopping 28 of 30 Saskatoon shots.
Defenceman Sam Huston potted a goal as well – his second in as many games – and says they feel comfortable on home ice.
“Just playing in front of the home crowd is nice, it’s fun.” says Huston. “The energy in here is better and it just makes it a whole lot easier knowing that we’re at home and we feed off the crowd’s energy.”
The victory moves Kootenay’s record to 19-22-3-0 and they remain third in the Central, two points behind Lethbridge.
The ICE are back in action Wednesday in Medicine Hat before returning to Cranbrook Friday to kick off a seven-game home stand.
Huston explains they can’t get too high off games like Sunday’s victory.
“We’re going to have to come back, we play a tough test Wednesday.” explains Huston. “Hopefully we have a good game there and then build a nice home stand and really make a push for [the playoffs].”
Kroeker’s four-point night pushes his season total to 40 points in 41 games, which leads Kootenay in scoring.
Kroeker earned WHL First Star of the Night while Davis earned Third Star.
– Sam Huston, Kootenay ICE defenceman