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PRE-GAME REPORT presented by St. Eugene | ICE welcome division rival ‘Canes for Family Day Game

Cranbrook, B.C. – The Kootenay ICE (11-36-7-1) welcome the Lethbridge Hurricanes (29-17-5-5) for the third and final time this season on Monday, February 18.

Puck drop is scheduled for 2 p.m. MT.

Monday’s game is the ICE Family Day Game presented by Ktunaxa Nation, where all kids under the age of 12 receive FREE admission. It is important to note that all individuals, including kids under 12, must have a ticket to gain entry into Western Financial Place. All kids under 12 can pick up their FREE ticket to Monday’s game at the ICE Gear Store or the box office.

In addition, everyone with a ticket to Monday’s game will have the opportunity to skate with the ICE following the game. More information about the skate can be found by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE

 

ICE PREVIEW

ICE 2018-19 Club Leaders:
Goals: Jaeger White (22)
Assists: Peyton Krebs (42)
Points: Peyton Krebs (61)
PIMS: Davis Murray (62)
Plus/ Minus: Chase Hartje (+8)
Wins: Duncan McGovern (6)

The ICE are coming off of an 8-3 loss to the Saskatoon Blades on February 15. The ICE received goals from Peyton Krebs, Martin Bodak and Jaeger White. White led all ICE players with two points. Goaltender Jesse Makaj stopped 38-of-46 shots. The Blades received two goals from Eric Florchuk, Kyle Crnkovic and Ryan Hughes while Chase Wouters and Max Gerlach added singles. The ICE were outshot 46-31. They went 1-for-4 on the power play, 2-for-5 on the penalty kill and won 25-of-65 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 7-18-3-0.

UPCOMING MILESTONES:

GOALS

  • ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs is 13 goals away from 50 career WHL goals.
  • ’98-born forward Jaeger White is 13 goals away from 50 career WHL goals.

ASSISTS

  • ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs is 16 assists away from 100 career WHL assists.
  • ’99-born defenceman Chase Hartje is 12 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 two points away from 100 career WHL points.

GAMES

  • ’01-born defenceman Zachary Patrick is 16 games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
  • ’00-born forward Austin Schellenberg is six games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.
  • ’00-born defenceman Marco Creta is 17 games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played. 

ICE STREAKS:

  • ’01-born forward Peyton Krebs has points in 11 of his last 12 games (5G, 9A).
  • ’01-born forward Cole Muir has three points in his last four games (1G, 2A).
  • ’99-born defenceman Chase Hartje has three points in his last three games (0G, 3A).
  • ’98-born defenceman Martin Bodak has four points in his last four games (3G, 1A).

 

HURRICANES PREVIEW

Hurricanes 2018-19 Club Leaders:
Goals: Jake Leschyshyn (33)
Assists: Nick Henry (53)
Points: Nick Henry (74)
PIMS: Koletrane Wilson (100)
Plus/ Minus: Koletrane Wilson (+31)
Wins: Carl Tetachuk (14)

The Lethbridge Hurricanes visit the Kootenay ICE for the third and final time this season on Monday, February 18. The ‘Canes enter this afternoon’s game with four losses in their last six games. The ‘Canes play 13 games in the month of February, this afternoon’s game will be the ninth. Heading into the game, the ‘Canes are second in the Central Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference.

The ‘Canes are coming off of a 5-2 loss to the Saskatoon Blades on February 16. The ‘Canes received goals from Taylor Ross and Jake Elmer. Ross led all ‘Canes players with two points. Goaltender Carl Tetachuk stopped 38-of-42 shots. The ‘Canes were outshot 43-25. They went 0-for-2 on the power play, 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and won 37-of-71 face-offs.

The ‘Canes have collected 68 points, which is good for second in the Central Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference.

The ‘Canes have a road record of 13-8-4-1.

 

HEAD TO HEAD

The ICE and the Hurricanes meet six times during the 2018-19 regular season. The game on February 18 is the sixth and final meeting of the season between these two teams. The ICE and ‘Canes haven’t played since January 12.

The ICE are 3-9-1-0 in the last 13 games against the Hurricanes at Western Financial Place. Overall, both home and away, the ICE are 4-21-1-0 in the last 25 games against the Hurricanes.

 

                        ICE v HURRICANES COMPARISONS

CATEGORY ICE HURRICANES
PP 45-234 (19.2%) 49-208 (23.6%)
PK 136-197 (69.0%) 187-247 (75.7%)
GOALS FOR 151 211
GOALS AGAINST 259 206
STREAK L-4 L-1
HOME RECORD 7-18-3-0  16-9-1-4
AWAY RECORD 4-18-4-1 13-8-4-1

 

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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