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Kootenay keeps dream alive after rallying past Attack 7-3

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
May 27th, 2011

The Kootenay Ice rallied back from a 2-0 deficit and scored five straight goals en route to a 7-3 victory over the Owen Sound Attack in tie-breaker action Thursday at the 2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup in Mississauga, Ont.

The Western Hockey League champions now advance into Friday’s semi final against host St. Michael’s Majors at 4 p.m. PDT on Sportsnet.

Matt Fraser and Cody Eakin each scored twice while Joe Antilla and Max Reinhart each had a goal and an assist for Kootenay.

The Ice, forcing the tie-breaker with a thrilling OT win over Saint John Sea Dogs, still face an uphill battle to win this event.

Kootenay started the tournament 0-2 and only once has a club rallied from that deficit to win the tournament. The Windsor Spitfires captured that historic title just two years ago.

Saint John awaits the winner of Friday’s semi final in the tournament final Sunday at 4 p.m. PDT.



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