Rheault’s goals, Irving’s saves pace Heat past Stars

The Abbotsford Heat picked up their third win in three nights on the road, knocking off the Texas Stars 3-1 on Saturday evening.

Heat defenceman Clay Wilson looks for an open teammate during Saturday's 3-1 win over the Texas Stars.

The Abbotsford Heat picked up their third win in three nights on the road, knocking off the Texas Stars 3-1 on Saturday evening.

Jon Rheault continued to roll offensively, scoring twice, while Leland Irving turned aside 35 of 36 Stars shots in the victory.

The Heat improved to 10-4-1-0 on the season, including 8-1-0-0 on the road. Their eight road victories lead the AHL.

Following a scoreless first period, the Heat and Stars combined for three goals in the first three minutes of the middle frame. Goals by Rheault and Raitis Ivanans – his first of the season – bookended a tally by Texas defenceman Jordie Benn.

Rheault notched his seventh of the season shorthanded at the 15:58 mark of the third to give the Heat some insurance. Rheault extended his point streak to six games, a span in which he has five goals and four assists.

ICE CHIPS:

• Krys Kolanos did not suit up for the Heat on Saturday – according to the team, his professional tryout (PTO) contract had expired after Friday’s game. What that means for the 30-year-old winger going forward is uncertain at this point – he would presumably be an attractive addition for other teams after posting seven goals and six assists in seven games with Abbotsford. Kolanos declined comment until a new contract gets sorted out.

• The Heat reach the midway point of their seven-game road trip on Tuesday, when they visit the San Antonio Rampage.

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