GAME DAY | ICE conclude four-game road trip against Moose Jaw
Cranbrook, B.C. – The Kootenay ICE (24-28-3-0) conclude a four-game Saskatchewan road trip against the Moose Jaw Warriors (41-9-1-2) on Saturday.
Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. CST.
ICE 2017-18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Alec Baer (23)
Assists: Colton Kroeker (39)
Points: Colton Kroeker (51)
PIMS: Jonathan Smart (51)
Plus/Minus: Michael King (+3)
Wins: Matt Berlin (14)
The ICE snapped a five-game losing streak on Friday, defeating the Regina Pats 4-2. Special teams played a big factor in the win as the ICE were able to collect a shorthanded and power play goal. Alec Baer, Colton Kroeker, Sebastian Streu and Dallas Hines scored for the ICE while Duncan McGovern made 37-saves. The ICE went 1-for-2 on the power play, 5-for-5 on the penalty kill and won 19 of 66 face-offs.
ICE defenceman Dallas Hines registered two points against the Pats – one goal and one assist. His first point of the night was his 50th career WHL point.
The ICE have collected 51 points this season, which is good for third in the Central Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference.
The ICE are 4-6-0-0 in their last 10 games and have a road record of 10-17-1-0.
Warriors 2017-18 Club Leaders:
Goals: Jayden Halbgewachs (51)
Assists: Brayden Burke (73)
Points: Brayden Burke (99)
PIMS: Barrett Sheen (123)
Plus/Minus: Tanner Jeannot (+45)
Wins: Brody Willms (29)
The Moose Jaw Warriors enter Saturday’s contest with the best record in the WHL and are one of the best teams in the Canadian Hockey League. The Warriors have won their last two in a row and are finishing up a four-game stint at Mosaic Place.
The Warriors are coming off a 2-0 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Friday night. Goaltender Brody Willms stopped all 20-shots he faced to record his third shutout of the season. The Warriors got goals from Brayden Burke and Vince Loschiavo.
The Warriors have amassed 85 points this season, which is good for first in the East Division and first in the Eastern Conference.
The Warriors are 7-3-0-0 in their last 10 games and have a home record of 22-3-1-1.
HEAD TO HEAD
This is the third meeting of the season between the ICE and the Warriors.
The season series is tied at one. The last time these two teams played was back on October 17 at Western Financial Place, which turned out to be a 2-1 victory for the ICE.
The ICE are 0-6-1-0 in their last seven games against the Warriors in Moose Jaw. Overall, both home and away, the ICE are 4-9-1-0 in their last 14 games against the Warriors.
ICE v WARRIORS COMPARISONS
|PP||41-238 (17.2%)||49-189 (25.9%)|
|PK||39-189 (79.4%)||41-198 (79.3%)|