PRE-GAME REPORT presented by St. Eugene | ICE visit ‘Canes for second time in four days
Cranbrook, B.C. – The Kootenay ICE (8-28-6-1) visit the Lethbridge Hurricanes (22-11-4-4) for the second time in four days on Saturday, January 12.
Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. MT.
ICE 2018-19 Club Leaders:
Goals: Jaeger White (16)
Assists: Peyton Krebs (33)
Points: Peyton Krebs (47)
PIMS: Davis Murray (46)
Plus/ Minus: Chase Hartje (+11)
Wins: Duncan McGovern (6)
The ICE are coming off of a 3-2 loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on January 9. The ICE received goals from Connor McClennon and Jakin Smallwood. Goaltender Jesse Makaj was named the first star of the game after stopping 51-of-54 shots. The ‘Canes got goals from Jake Elmer, Jordy Bellerive and Dylan Cozens. The ICE were outshot 54-22. They went 0-for-4 on the power play, 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and won 31-of-64 face-offs.
The ICE have amassed 23 points this season, which is good for sixth in the Central Division and 11th in the Eastern Conference.
The ICE have a road record of 2-13-3-1.
- ’98-born forward Jaeger White is 12 points away from 100 career WHL points.
- ’01-born forward Cole Muir is four games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
- ’00-born forward Brandon Machado is one game away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
- ’00-born forward Austin Schellenberg is 18 games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
- ’99-born defenceman Chase Hartje is six games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
- ’98-born forward Jaeger White is four games away from 200 career WHL regular season games played.
- ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs has 15 points in his last 11 games (3G, 12A).
- ’98-born forward Jaeger White has 14 points in his last 11 games (5G, 9A).
Hurricanes 2018-19 Club Leaders:
Goals: Jake Leschyshyn (25)
Assists: Nick Henry (44)
Points: Nick Henry (62)
PIMS: Koletrane Wilson (69)
Plus/ Minus: Taylor Ross (+25)
Wins: Liam Hughes (12)
The Hurricanes host the Kootenay ICE for the third and final time this season on January 12. This is the second time in four days the ‘Canes have hosted the ICE. Currently, the ‘Canes are in the middle of a three games in three days stretch, which will end in Edmonton on January 13.
The Hurricanes are coming off of a 5-1 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings on January 11. Adam Hall scored the lone goal for the ‘Canes, assisted by Igor Merezhko and Zachary Cox. Both ‘Canes goaltenders, Liam Hughes and Carl Tetachuk, received playing time in the game. Both the ‘Canes and the Oil Kings had 25 shots. The ‘Canes went 0-for-5 on the power play, 6-for-7 on the penalty kill and won 30-of-61 face-offs.
The ‘Canes have collected 52 points this season, which is good for first in the Central Division and third in the Eastern Conference.
The ‘Canes have a home record of 12-6-0-3.
HEAD TO HEAD
The ICE and the Hurricanes meet six times during the 2018-19 regular season. The game on January 12 will be the fifth meeting of the season between these two teams. The ICE and the ‘Canes last played on January 9 in Lethbridge. The season series finale is scheduled for February 18.
The ICE are 1-11-0-0 in the last 12 games against the ‘Canes in Lethbridge. Overall, both home and away, the ICE are 4-20-1-0 in the last 25 games against the ‘Canes.
ICE v HURRICANES COMPARISONS
|PP||36/179 (20.1%)||42/160 (26.3%)|
|PK||102/150 (68.0%)||132/176 (75.0%)|
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