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PRE-GAME REPORT presented by St. Eugene | ICE, ‘Canes meet in Central Division match-up

Cranbrook, B.C. – The Kootenay ICE (7-20-3-1) host the Lethbridge Hurricanes (14-8-3-2) for the first time this season on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. MT.

Tickets for Wednesday’s game, presented by Beachcomber Hot Tubs, can be purchased at the ICE Gear Store at Western Financial Place, by calling 250-417-0322 or online by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE

It is also Walk-up Wednesday’s, where walk-up tickets are 25% off.

 

ICE PREVIEW

ICE 2018-19 Club Leaders:
Goals: Peyton Krebs, Jaeger White (11)
Assists: Peyton Krebs (21)
Points: Peyton Krebs (32)
PIMS: Jonathan Smart (37)
Plus/ Minus: Michael Milne, Holden Kodak (-2)
Wins: Duncan McGovern (6)

The ICE are coming off of a 10-2 loss to the Portland Winterhawks on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The ICE received goals from Peyton Krebs and Nolan Orzeck, while River Fahey, Martin Bodak and Jaeger White picked up the assists. Goaltender Duncan McGovern stopped 13-of-18 shots he faced in 28 minutes of work, while Jesse Makaj blocked 23-of-28 in 31 minutes of action. For the Winterhawks, Cody Glass, Joachim Blichfeld, Jared Freadrich each recorded five points. The ICE were outshot 46-26. They went 1-for-5 on the power play, 2-for-6 on the penalty kill and won 28-of-65 face-offs.

The ICE have amassed 18 points this season, which is good for sixth in the Central Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference.

The ICE have a home record of 5-11-1-0.

UPCOMING MILESTONES:

ASSISTS

  • ’98-born defenceman Dallas Hines is two assists away from 50 career WHL assists.
  • ’98-born forward Jaeger White is two assists away from 50 career WHL assists.

POINTS

  • ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs is eight points away from 100 career WHL points.

GAMES

  • ’98-born defenceman Martin Bodak is nine games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
  • ’98-born forward Jaeger White is 16 games away from 200 career WHL regular season games played.

ICE STREAKS:

  • ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs has 21 points in 18 games (8G, 13A).

 

HURRICANES PREVIEW

Hurricanes 2018-19 Club Leaders:
Goals: Jake Leschyshyn (17)
Assists: Nick Henry (27)
Points: Nick Henry (42)
PIMS: Koletrane Wilson (34)
Plus/ Minus: Taylor Ross (+9)
Wins: Reece Klassen (9)

The ‘Canes enter Wednesday’s contest on a three-game winning streak and have collected points in six-straight games. Wednesday’s game kicks off a three-game road trip for the ‘Canes, who will also visit Spokane and Tri-City before returning home and hosting Kelowna on December 12. Currently, the Hurricanes are second in the Central Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference.

The ‘Canes are coming off of a 5-4 overtime victory over the Red Deer Rebels on Sunday, December 2. The ‘Canes were led by Taylor Ross, who registered four points including a hat trick. Dylan Cozens and Nolan Jones added the other goals. Jake Elmer recorded three assists in the game, while Cozens helped out with one goal and two assists. Goaltender Carl Tetachuk stopped 28-of-32 shots in the victory. The ‘Canes outshot Red Deer 41-32. They went 1-for-3 on the power play, 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and won 26-of-66 face-offs.

The ‘Canes have collected 33 points this season, which is good for second in the Central Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference.

The ‘Canes have a road record of 6-4-3-0.

 

HEAD TO HEAD 

This is the second meeting of the season between the ICE and the Hurricanes. The last time these two teams met was October 16, a 6-3 victory for the ‘Canes.

The ICE are 3-8-0-0 in the last 11 games against the Hurricanes at Western Financial Place. Overall, both home and away, the ICE are 4-18-0-0 in the last 22 games against the ‘Canes.

 

                             ICE v HURRICANES COMPARISONS

CATEGORY ICE HURRICANES
PP  26/135 (19.3%)  32/118 (27.1%)
PK 78/112 (69.6%) 84/108 (83.6%)
GOALS FOR 83 106
GOALS AGAINST 144 101
STREAK L-9 W-3
HOME RECORD 5-11-1-0 8-4-0-2
AWAY RECORD 2-9-2-1 6-4-3-0

 

LISTEN

The game can be streamed online by visiting 102.9 FM The Drive’s website. To listen to the game, click on the link provided >> CLICK HERE

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