Duncan McGovern and Payton Krebs combined to lead the Kootenay ICE past the Saskatoon Blades 4-2 in the lone W-H-L game Thursday night at SaskTel Centre.
McGovern made 25 saves through two periods, keeping the Bridge City Bunch from building more than a 2-1 lead. Krebs showed off his skill in the third period, setting up Jaeger White’s game-winning goal and scoring the insurance marker. McGovern ended up making 32 stops as Saskatoon out-shot Kootenay 34-31 while Krebs added another assist for a three-point night.
The victory for the 6-7-3 ICE ended an eight-game, head-to-head, losing streak against the Blades in Saskatoon…dating back to February 28, 2014.
Kristian Roykas-Marthinsen (pictured) and Gary Haden gave the Blue and Gold leads of 1-0 and 2-1, respectively, in front of 3,802 fans on “Girls Rock Night.” The three unanswered goals by the ICE marked the first time in five such situations that the Blades lost after leading through two periods of play.
The 9-6-2 Bridge City Bunch will have to wait at least one more day to record their 10th win of the season. The Blue and Gold travel to Moose Jaw Friday night with the Sardinia Family Restaurant pre-game show signing on at 6 p.m. on 98-COOL. Following is the official game summary from the W-H-L…
Kootenay ICE 4 at Saskatoon Blades 2 – Status: Final
Thursday, November 1, 2018 – SaskTel Centre – Saskatoon, SK
Kootenay 1 0 3 – 4
Saskatoon 1 1 0 – 2
1st Period-1, Saskatoon, Roykas Marthinsen 6 (Robins, McKay), 11:45. 2, Kootenay, Bowman 1 (Krebs, Bodak), 12:31. Penalties-Gerlach Sas (inter. on goaltender), 3:38; Bodak Ktn (cross checking), 14:09.
2nd Period-3, Saskatoon, Haden 4 (Wouters, Schuldhaus), 19:45. Penalties-Schuldhaus Sas (interference), 6:56.
3rd Period-4, Kootenay, Ginnell 4 (Hausinger), 6:02. 5, Kootenay, White 9 (Krebs, Muir), 9:32. 6, Kootenay, Krebs 6 (Hausinger), 18:56. Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 10-7-14-31. Saskatoon 14-13-7-34.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 2; Saskatoon 0 / 1.
Goalies-Kootenay, McGovern 5-4-2-0 (34 shots-32 saves). Saskatoon, Maier 8-5-1-0 (31 shots-27 saves).
Referees-Jason Bourdon (20), Trevor Peluk (79).
Linesmen-Aidan Penner, Devan Thiessen (94).