Calgary, Alb – Kootenay ICE forward Eric Benoit had one goal and 1 assist in a 4-2 win over the in WHL action on Sunday night.
The ICE (9-3-0-2) opened the scoring as Mike Simpson scored his 1st career goal with a wrist shot that went through the goalies legs.
With less than 3 seconds left in the 2nd period Brock Montgomery fed a wide open Eric Benoit in the low slot and he scored with a quick shot.
Early in the 2nd period the ICE made it 3-0 as Drew Czerwonka scored on a Max Reinhart rebound.
Calgary (4-5-0-1) scored a power-play goal late in the 2nd period as Brooks Macek fired a wrist shot on the glove side of the screened goalie.
Calgary got within a goal as Trevor Cheeck went coast-to-coast on the powerplay and scored with a shot high on the stick side.
Adam Rossignol added insurance with an empty net goal.
Sam Reinhart has 5 points this year 4 have come against Calgary.
3 of Adam Rossignol’s 5 goals have been against the Hitmen.
The ICE and Hitmen will meet 5 more times this season but not again until February.
The ICE will host Red Deer on Wednesday to start a 7-game homestand.
ICE Scratches – Hubic, McKinlay, Hurley.
Calgary 4-5-0-1 Kootenay 9-3-0-2
1, Kootenay, Simpson 1 (Reinhart), 4:37.
2, Kootenay, Benoit 3 (Montgomery, Antilla), 19:57.
Penalties-Gogolev Cal (embellishment), 5:08; Reinhart Ktn (hooking), 12:37.
3, Kootenay, Czerwonka 5 (Reinhart), 3:07.
4, Calgary, Macek 4 (Rissling), 18:59 (PP).
Penalties-Rossignol Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 2:52; Humphries Cal (checking from behind, major-fighting), 2:52; Simpson Ktn (tripping), 3:46; Neibrandt Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 13:26; Wand Ktn (holding opp. stick), 18:49.
5, Calgary, Cheek 3 (Driedger), 6:21 (PP).
6, Kootenay, Rossignol 5 (Leach, Benoit), 19:17 (EN).
Penalties-Ismond Ktn (inter. on goaltender), 5:23; Cheek Cal (elbowing), 8:27.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 6-14-9-29. Calgary 4-7-12-23.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 2; Calgary 2 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 7-2-0-2 (23 shots-21 saves). Calgary, Driedger 3-1-0-1 (28 shots-25 saves).
Referees-Trevor Hanson (19), Colby Smith (57).
Linesmen-Aidan Henderson (78), Jeff Jobson (52).
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