The Kootenay ICE have plenty to be thankful for after closing Thanksgiving weekend with a 5-0 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers.
The ICE began their attack early with goals from Brendan Semchuk and Keenan Taphorn coming just 17 seconds apart to give them a 2-0 lead just before the 6 minute mark of the first period, and they didn’t look back.
The opening period came to a close with the ICE taking a 3-0 lead courtesy of a breakaway goal from Davis Murray which was sparked by a picture-perfect breakout pass from Semchuk.
The Tigers did have a few chances, but Kootenay goalie Duncan McGovern was on his game with 14 fist period saves.
Kootenay kept the attack coming in the first 5 five minutes of the second period with Brad Ginnell converting a Conner McClennon pass on a 2 on 1 rush to beat Medicine Hat keeper Jordan Hollet to make the score 4-0.
A third period point blast from Sam Houston was enough to the ICE to seal the 5-0 victory over the road-wary Tigers who were playing their third game in four nights.
ICE forward Petyon Krebs had an assist on Kootenay’s final goal to bring his point total to 8 on the season, he’s been a fixture on the socresheet in all 5 ICE games so far this season.
Goalie Duncan McGovern was the game’s first star after posting a 45-save shutout to help clinch Kootenay’s second straight win.
The ICE will rest until Friday when they host the Regina Pats, then they’ll face Medicine Hat Saturday in a rematch in Alberta.