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PRE-GAME REPORT presented by St. Eugene | ICE host Tigers in Wednesday night match-up

Cranbrook, B.C. – The Kootenay ICE (11-32-7-1) host the Medicine Hat Tigers (28-18-2-2) for the second time this season on Wednesday, February 6.

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

Wednesday’s game is Mental Health Awareness Night presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kootenays branch. Five dollars from every walk-up ticket for Wednesday’s game will go towards the local CMHA branch.

Tickets for Wednesday’s game can be purchased by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE

 

ICE PREVIEW

ICE 2018-19 Club Leaders:
Goals: Jaeger White (21)
Assists: Peyton Krebs (40)
Points: Peyton Krebs (56)
PIMS: Davis Murray (54)
Plus/ Minus: Chase Hartje (+11)
Wins: Duncan McGovern (6)

The ICE are coming off of a 3-2 victory over the Swift Current Broncos on February 1. The ICE received two goals from Connor McClennon and the other from Jaeger White. Peyton Krebs picked up two assists in the game. Goaltender Jesse Makaj stopped 24-of-26 shots. The Broncos got goals from Owen Blocker and Christian Riemer. The ICE outshot the Broncos 31-26. They went 0-for-5 on the power play, 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and won 29-of-60 face-offs.

The ICE have amassed 30 points this season, which is good for sixth in the Central Division and 11th in the Eastern Conference.

The ICE have a home record of 7-16-3-0.

UPCOMING MILESTONES:

GOALS

  • ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs is 16 goals away from 50 career WHL goals.
  • ’98-born forward Jaeger White is 14 goals away from 50 career WHL goals.

ASSISTS

  • ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs is 18 assists away from 100 career WHL assists.
  • ’99-born defenceman Chase Hartje is 15 assists away from 50 career WHL assists.
  • ’98-born defenceman Martin Bodak is 13 assists away from 50 career WHL assists.

POINTS

  • ’98-born forward Jaeger White is five points away from 100 career WHL points.

GAMES

  • ’01-born defenceman Zachary Patrick is 20 games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
  • ’00-born forward Austin Schellenberg is 10 games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
  • ’00-born defenceman Marco Creta is 21 games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.

ICE STREAKS:

  • ’02-born forward Connor McClennon has points in three of his last four games (3G, 1A).
  • ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs has points in seven of his last eight games (2G, 7A).
  • ’01-born forward Cole Muir has three points in his last four games (0G, 3A).
  • ’00-born forward Austin Schellenberg has points in six-straight games (3G, 3A).
  • ’99-born defenceman Chase Hartje has points in four of his last six games (1G, 5A).
  • ’98-born forward Jaeger White has points in five of his last seven games (5G, 2A).

 

TIGERS PREVIEW

Tigers 2018-19 Club Leaders:
Goals: James Hamblin (28)
Assists: Linus Nassen (32)
Points: James Hamblin (59)
PIMS: Cole Clayton (39)
Plus/ Minus: James Hamblin (+26)
Wins: Jordan Hollett (14)

The Medicine Hat Tigers visit the Kootenay ICE for the second time this season on Wednesday, February 6. Wednesday’s game is the start of a four-game road trip for the Tigers, who also travel to Everett, Seattle and Portland before returning home to face the Saskatoon Blades on February 13. The Tigers play 12 games in the month of February. Wednesday’s game is the third of the month for the Tigers. Heading into Wednesday’s game, the Tigers are third in the Central Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference.

The Tigers are coming off of a 5-0 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings on February 2. The Tigers received goals from James Hamblin, Logan Christiansen, Brett Kemp, Ryan Jevne and Elijah Brown. Goaltender Mads Sogaard stopped 16 shots for the shutout. The Tigers outshot the Wheat Kings 32-16. They went 2-for-5 on the power play, 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and won 41-of-76 face-offs.

The Tigers have collected 60 points this season, which is good for third in the Central Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference.

The Tigers have a road record of 12-11-0-1.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

The ICE and the Tigers meet six times during the 2018-19 regular season. Wednesday’s match-up is the fifth meeting of the season between these two teams. The season series finale will be on March 15 in Cranbrook.

The ICE are 1-2-0-1 against the Tigers this season.

The ICE are 3-7-1-0 in the last 10 games against the Tigers at Western Financial Place. Overall, both home and away, the ICE are 4-18-2-1 against the Tigers.

 

                           ICE v TIGERS COMPARISONS

CATEGORY ICE TIGERS
PP 42-215 (19.5%) 43-192 (22.4%)
PK 128-181 (70.7%) 129-146 (80.1%)
GOALS FOR 139 165
GOALS AGAINST 233 156
STREAK W-1 W-1
HOME RECORD 7-16-3-0 16-7-2-1
AWAY RECORD 4-16-4-1 12-11-0-1

 

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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