Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay Ice got a buzzer beater to defeat the Calgary Hitmen 2-1 Friday night at the Cranbrook RecPlex.
Sam Reinhart scored his second goal of the game with just one second left in the third period to produce the game winning goal.
Reinhart’s first goal of the night just over four minutes into the first period gave Kootenay a 1-0 lead they would hold until the third period.
Jimmy Bubnick, with his 22nd of the season, pulled Calgary even with 4:27 left in regulation.
Both goaltenders made several big saves with Nathan Lieuwen making 28 stops in the win for Kootenay while Brandon Glover recorded 23 saves in the Hitmen net.
Calgary, now 31-18-2-1, returns to action tomorrow night in Red Deer against the Rebels. Radio Broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan starts at 7:00 p.m. with a 30 minute pre-game show.
Calgary Hitmen 1 at Kootenay Ice 2
Friday, February 3, 2012 - Cranbrook Rec. Complex - Cranbrook, BC
Calgary 0 0 1 - 1
Kootenay 1 0 1 - 2
1, Kootenay, Reinhart 21 (McKinlay), 4:05.
Penalties-Roach Cal (roughing), 6:36; Trzonkowski Cal (major-fighting), 10:27; Simpson Ktn (major-fighting), 10:27; Montgomery Ktn (kneeing), 11:47.
Penalties-Brassart Cal (interference), 10:28; Pearce Ktn (slashing), 10:28; Leach Ktn (tripping), 10:47; Antilla Ktn (tripping), 16:10; Sylvester Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd., unsportsmanlike cnd.), 16:35; Czerwonka Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd., unsportsmanlike cnd.), 16:35.
2, Calgary, Bubnick 22 (Kosterman, Helgesen), 15:33.
3, Kootenay, Reinhart 22 (Dirk, McKinlay), 19:59.
Penalties-Czerwonka Ktn (hooking), 5:42; served by Ktn (too many men), 10:13; Gayle Cal (slashing), 13:46; Pearce Ktn (tripping), 15:05; Leach Ktn (checking to the head), 18:45; Bubnick Cal (holding), 19:06.
Shots on Goal-Calgary 6-9-14-29. Kootenay 11-5-9-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 0 / 7; Kootenay 0 / 2.
Goalies-Calgary, Glover 16-10-0-0 (25 shots-23 saves). Kootenay, Lieuwen 21-11-4-2 (29 shots-28 saves).
Referees-Sean Raphael (28), Pat Smith (12).
Linesmen-Jeff Jobson (52), Ian Shaver (74).