Tue Nov 13

ICE FREEZE OUT HITMEN – Brock Montgomery scored three goals as the visiting Kootenay Ice skated to a 4-0 victory over the Calgary Hitmen in Western Hockey League action on Monday night.

Mackenzie Skapski made 17 saves to earn his second shutout of the season for the Ice (5-12-1-0), who put a stop to an eight-game losing skid.  Zach McPhee tallied a goal and an assist and Sam Reinhart drew three assists in the win for Kootenay.

Mack Shields turned aside 27 of 30 shots he faced in a losing cause for the Hitmen (13-5-1-2), who see a five-game winning streak come to an end.

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Jay Merkley scored twice – his 10th and 11th goals of the season – to lead the visiting Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors on Monday.

Daniel Johnston – with a goal and an assist – and Brady Ramsay also scored for the Hurricanes (13-8-1-1), who went 1-for-4 on the power play as they move to within two points of Calgary and Edmonton for a share of first place in the Central Division.  Ty Rimmer stopped 34 of 35 shots in the win.

Bryson Gore broke Rimmer’s shutout bid 7:15 into the third period for the Warriors (8-9-3-3), who have dropped eight of their last 10 games.  Justin Paulic stopped 19 of 23 shots in the defeat.

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