Cranbrook, B.C. – The Kootenay ICE (2-3-1-0) wrap up a short two-game Saskatchewan road trip in Swift Current against the Broncos (4-0-0-0) Saturday night.
Since it’s the Broncos’ home opener, puck drop is expected to be delayed slightly.
The ICE are coming off a 5-2 loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors Friday night. ICE forward Barrett Sheen opened the scoring midway through the first period but the Warriors responded with five unanswered goals. Colton Kroeker scored late in regulation to give the ICE their second goal of the game.
The Broncos have played their first four games on the road including last night’s match up in Saskatoon against the Blades – a 6-2 victory.
Through six games the ICE are led in scoring by 2001-born forward Peyton Krebs with eight points (2G, 6A). 1998-born forward Barrett Sheen is second on the team with six points (2G, 4G) followed by 1997-born forward Colton Kroeker with five (2G, 3A).
Krebs heads into Saturday’s game on a four-game point scoring streak while Sheen has recorded at least one point in five of the six ICE games this season.
Broncos’ 1998-born forward Tyler Steenbergen leads his team and the WHL in points with 16 through four games (10G, 6A). 1997-born forward Glenn Gawdin and 1999-born forward Aleksi Heponiemi are second in team scoring with 12.
The ICE are second in the WHL in penalty kill percentage killing off 24-of-26 tries (92.3%). The Broncos are ranked fifth in the league killing off 11-of-13 attempts (84.6%).
The Broncos are tied for second in the WHL in power play percentage going 6-for-17 (35.3%) through four games. The ICE are gone 4-for-24 (16.7%) which is good for 17th in the league.