The Winnipeg ICE improved their record to 22-2 on the season with a 6-3 victory Friday night over the Saskatoon Blades.
Graham Sward opened the scoring with his first goal as a member of the ICE. Conor Geekie, Ben Zloty, Ty Nash, Owen Pederson and Vladislav Shilo rounded out the offence as Winnipeg had a 1-0 lead after the opening period and a 3-1 advantage through 40 minutes.
Nash's goal extended his goal-scoring streak to five consecutive games while at the other end of the ice goaltender Daniel Hauser made 30 saves improving his personal record to 16-0.
Saskatoon outshot Winnipeg 33-20.
Conner Roulette, Josh Pillar, and Justin Lies replied for Saskatoon (15-5). Blades goaltender Austin Elliott saw his personal seven-game winning streak come to an end by making 14 saves.
The ICE went 2/4 on the power play while the Blades were 2/6.
The two teams play again Saturday night in Saskatoon.