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PRE-GAME REPORT presented by St. Eugene | ICE visit Spokane for final time this season

Spokane, WA – The Kootenay ICE (11-34-7-1) visit the Spokane Chiefs (28-17-2-4) for the third and final time this season on Saturday, February 9.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. PT.

 

ICE PREVIEW

ICE 2018-19 Club Leaders:
Goals: Jaeger White (21)
Assists: Peyton Krebs (40)
Points: Peyton Krebs (58)
PIMS: Davis Murray (58)
Plus/ Minus: Chase Hartje (+9)
Wins: Duncan McGovern (6)

The ICE are coming off of a 7-4 loss to the Tri-City Americans on February 8. The ICE received goals from Peyton Krebs, Cole Muir, Holden Kodak and Jakin Smallwood. Muir led the way for the ICE with two points (1G, 1A) while Kodak picked up his first career WHL goal. Both ICE goaltenders saw action in the game. The ICE outshot the Americans 36-33. They went 0-for-4 on the power play, 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and won 28-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 road record of 4-17-4-1.

UPCOMING MILESTONES:

GOALS

  • ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs is 14 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 14 assists away from 50 career WHL assists.
  • ’98-born defenceman Martin Bodak is 12 assists away from 50 career WHL assists.

POINTS

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

GAMES

  • ’01-born defenceman Zachary Patrick is 18 games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
  • ’00-born forward Austin Schellenberg is eight games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
  • ’00-born defenceman Marco Creta is 19 games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.

ICE STREAKS:

  • ’02-born forward Connor McClennon has points in five of his last six games (3G, 3A).
  • ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs has points in nine of his last 10 games (4G, 7A).
  • ’01-born forward Cole Muir has six points in his last six games (1G, 5A).
  • ’00-born forward Austin Schellenberg has points in six of his last eight games (3G, 3A).

 

CHIEFS PREVIEW

Chiefs 2018-19 Club Leaders:
Goals: Riley Woods (25)
Assists: Ty Smith (51)
Points: Ty Smith (55)
PIMS: Luke Toporowski (54)
Plus/ Minus: Adam Beckman (+17)
Wins: Bailey Brkin (19)

The Spokane Chiefs host the Kootenay ICE for the third and final time this season on Saturday, February 9. Saturday’s game is the second of a three-game homestand for the Chiefs. The Chiefs play 12 games in the month of February. Saturday’s game is fifth of the month for the Chiefs. Heading into Saturday’s game, the Chiefs are third in the U.S. Division and fourth in the Western Conference.

The Chiefs are coming off of an 8-3 victory over the Victoria Royals on February 8. The Chiefs received two goals from Ethan McIndoe while Connor Gabruch, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, Luc Smith, Jake McGrew, Nolan Reid and Luke Toporowski picked up the others. Goaltender Bailey Brkin stopped 28-of-31 shots in the victory. The Chiefs outshot the Royals 49-31. They went 4-for-8 on the power play, 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and won 46-of-74 face-offs.

The Chiefs have collected 62 points this season, which is good for third in the U.S. Division and fourth in the Western Conference.

The Chiefs have a home record of 18-6-0-2.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

The ICE and the Chiefs meet five times during the 2018-19 regular season. The game on February 9 is the fifth and final meeting of the season between these two teams. The ICE haven’t visited the Chiefs since December 8, 2018.

The ICE are 2-5-2-0 in the last nine games against the Chiefs in Spokane. Overall, both home and away, the ICE are 5-10-4-0 in the last 19 games against the Chiefs.

 

                         ICE v CHIEFS COMPARISONS

CATEGORY ICE CHIEFS
PP 44-223 (19.7%) 60-206
PK 131-188 (69.7%) 134-175
GOALS FOR 146 190
GOALS AGAINST 246 171
STREAK L-2 W-2
HOME RECORD 7-17-3-0 18-6-0-2
AWAY RECORD 4-17-4-1 10-11-2-2

 

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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