3/8 Recap: McNabb hits 20, eyes franchise sweep

Brayden McNabb scored a goal and added two assists Tuesday as Kootenay skated to a 5-1 win over Moose Jaw. McNabb, who owns Kootenay franchise season marks for assists and points by a defenseman, will own the record for goals as well if he is able to pot one more before the end of the regular season.

The power play goal, McNabb's 20th goal of the year, makes him the Sabres' first defensive prospect to hit the 20-goal plateau since PEI's Marc-Andre Gragnani (22) accomplished the feat in 2006-07. Reaching Gragnani's mark as well as the Ice's season record seems realistic, as the 6'4 Saskatchewan native averages roughly a goal every three games with five dates remaining on the regular season schedule.

Elsewhere in the Dub, Corey Fienhage finished -2 as Kamloops lost a tough one to Tri-City, 5-4. With the loss, the Blazers fail to gain any ground on Prince George in the race for the final playoff spot in the WHL's Western Conference. Both teams are currently tied with 62 points with the Cougars having a game in hand. Matt MacKenzie was +1 for the victorious Ams.
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