For the second consecutive night, the Winnipeg ICE play host to the Lethbridge Hurricanes in a 7:00 face off at the ICE Cave inside Wayne Fleming Arena.
The ICE are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes last night which saw their franchise high 15 game winning streak come to an end. It was also Winnipeg’s first loss of the season on home ice. Ty Nash scored the lone goal while Mason Beaupit made 37 saves.
Saturday’s 5-2 victory over Regina extended the ICE winning streak to 15 games, setting a new franchise record. The previous mark of 14 games was held by the 2009/10 Kootenay ICE.
The ICE have a 8-1 record on their current 10 game homestand.
Last month, Winnipeg became the first Eastern Conference based team to go a perfect 5-0 versus the B.C. Division since the 2011-12 Kootenay ICE.
Carson Lambos was named the 24th Captain in ICE franchise history on October 6th.
The 19 year old returned from Minnesota Wild Training Camp where he appeared in three NHL preseason games. Connor McClennon, Owen Pederson and Ben Zloty were named alternate captains for 2022-23.
ICE VS HURRICANES
The ICE and Hurricanes will play four times during the regular season (Oct 12 @ Leth 4-1 W / last night @ Wpg 2-1 L / tonight @ Wpg / Jan 27 @ Leth).
Winnipeg were 4-1 winners October 12th in Lethbridge. Connor McClennon and Conor Geekie scored on the power play while Owen Pederson and Zach Benson each capitalized while shorthanded. Daniel Hauser made 23 saves.
Winnipeg had a 3-0-0-1 record versus Lethbridge during the 2021-22 regular season led by forward Matthew Savoie who registered 8 points (2 goals and 6 assists). Ben Zloty led the ICE with seven assists.
Daniel Hauser is on a personal 14 game winning streak
Conor Geekie is on a seven game point streak (3-5-8)
Ty Nash is on a three game goal scoring streak (3)
Connor McClennon has 25 points (11-14-25) in his last 13 games
Conor Geekie has 15 points (7-8-15) in his last 12 games
Matthew Savoie has 14 points (4-10-14) in his last eight games
Ty Nash has 11 points (7-4-11) in his last 11 games
Owen Pederson has 11 points (5-6-11) in his last five games
Zach Benson has 10 points (5-5-10) in his last four games
Ben Zloty has eight points (1-7-8) in his last six games
Carson Lambos has seven points (0-7-7) in his last four games
Carson Lambos recorded his 100th career WHL point Saturday vs Regina
Connor McClennon appeared in his 200th career WHL game Saturday vs Regina
Matthew Savoie recorded the first six point night (3-3-6) of his WHL career Thursday vs Regina
Mason Beaupit recorded the victory in his debut with the ICE Thursday vs Regina
Owen Pederson recorded the first five point night (2-3-5) of his WHL career November 9th vs Red Deer
Connor McClennon scored his 100th career WHL goal October 29th vs Brandon
Zach Benson recorded his 100th career WHL point October 29th vs Brandon
Daniel Hauser recorded his 50th career WHL victory October 22nd in Kelowna
Conor Geekie recorded his 100th career WHL point October 15th in Prince George
Matthew Savoie recorded his 100th career WHL point October 12th in Lethbridge
Connor McClennon recorded his 200th career WHL point October 7th in Regina
WHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK
October 3 – Daniel Hauser 2GP 2-0, 1.00, .964, 1so
WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Nov 21 – Zach Benson 2GP 4-3-7
BIG NIGHT ON ICE
Hat Tricks – Matthew Savoie (Nov 17 vs Reg), Conor Geekie (Oct 1 @ MH)
Four Point Game – Zach Benson 2-2-4 (Nov 19 vs Reg), Owen Pederson 2-2-4 (Nov 17 vs Reg), Connor McClennon 1-3-4 (Nov 17 vs Reg), Carson Lambos 0-4-4 (Nov 12 vs Bran), Connor McClennon 2-2-4 (Nov 9 vs RD), Connor McClennon 2-2-4 (Nov 1 vs EVT), Carson Lambos 1-3-4 (Oct 21 @ Kam), Owen Pederson 1-3-4 (Oct 21 @ Kam), Zach Benson 2-2-4 (Sept 30 @ SC)
Five Point Game – Owen Pederson 2-3-5 (Nov 9 vs RD)
Six Point Game – Matthew Savoie 3-3-6 (Nov 17 vs Reg)
NATION WEST INSURANCE THREE STARS
The Winnipeg ICE are proud to team up with Nation West Insurance for this season’s Three Star Award program. For each game an ICE player is recognized as one of the Three Stars, they will be awarded points (1st star = 5 points, 2nd star = 3 points, 3rd star = 1 point).
28 – Zach Benson
22 – Matthew Savoie
19 – Connor McClennon
15 – Owen Pederson
14 – Daniel Hauser
13 – Carson Lambos
10 – Conor Geekie
9 – Skyler Bruce
4 – Mason Beaupit, Ty Nash, Ben Zloty
3 – Karter Prosofsky
1 – Connor Dale, Josh Medernach
The ICE roster features 13 forwards, eight defencemen and two goaltenders.
– 18 players skated in at least one regular season game for the ICE last season (Benson, Bruce, Cumby, Fraser, Friesen, Geekie, Harmacy, Hauser, Lambos, McClennon, Oiring, Pederson, Prosofsky, Savoie, Streule, Woo, Zloty).
– The ICE have added five players with WHL experience to this year’s roster (Beaupit, Medernach, Nash, Shilo, Sward).
– 16 players were selected by the ICE in the WHL Prospects Draft (Benson, Bruce, Cumby, Dale, Fraser, Geekie, Harmacy, Hauser, Lambos, McClennon, Oiring, Pederson, Prosofsky, Savoie, Woo, Zloty).
– 6 players are from Manitoba (Bruce, Friesen, Geekie, Harmacy, Lambos, Woo).
ICE ON AIR
The Winnipeg ICE have teamed up with Bell Media (103.1 FM Virgin Radio, CFRW 1290 AM, 99.9 Bounce FM and CTV) to share the excitement this WHL season.
All regular season and playoff games can be heard on CFRW 1290 AM and viewed online at www.winnipegICE.ca, WHL Live on CHL TV with Brian Munz and Kevin Olzsewski.
10 – acquired goaltender Mason Beaupit and an eighth round pick in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for goaltender Dawson Cowan, a fourth round pick in the 2025 WHL Prospects Draft as well as a third round pick and sixth round pick both in the 2026 WHL Prospects Draft.
30 – reassigned forward Briley Wood to the Neepawa Titans (MJHL)
29 – acquired defenceman Graham Sward from the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for defenceman Jaren Brinson, a first round pick in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft, a third round pick in the 2025 WHL Prospects Draft as well as a second round pick and fifth round pick both in the 2026 WHL Prospects Draft.
27 – reassigned goaltender Keegan Maddocks & defenceman Josh Mettimano
3 – reassigned forward Steven Arp to the Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL)
29 – acquired forward Vladislav Shilo from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for defenceman Owen Boucher and forward Alessandro Segafredo
27 – acquired forward Ty Nash from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a third round pick in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft
21 – reassigned forwards Miles Cooper & Oscar Lovsin
20 – acquired forward Steven Arp from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a ninth round pick in the 2025 WHL Prospects Draft
20 – reassigned defenceman Chase Bambrick & forward Hayden Moore
14 – reassigned defenceman Kyle Marsden & goaltender Noah Stenvig
10 – reassigned forwards Ashton Brown & Daniel Morosov
7 – signed defenceman Chase Bambrick, forward Daniel Morozov & goaltender Keegan Maddocks
9 – acquired forward Briley Wood from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2025 WHL Prospects Draft
29 – acquired a third round pick in the 2025 WHL Prospects Draft in exchange for goaltender Gage Alexander
26 – acquired defenseman Jaren Brinson from the Prince George Cougars in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft
20 – acquired forward Josh Medernach and a third round pick in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft from the Red Deer Rebels in exchange for defenceman Tanner Brown and a seventh round pick in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft
11 – signed Assistant Coach Taras McEwen
10 – acquired a fourth round pick in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft from the Prince George Cougars in exchange for forward Chase Wheatcroft
1 – signed forward Ashton Brown
LOOKING BACK AT 2021-22
Six members of the Winnipeg ICE were named by the Western Hockey League as All Stars and East Division nominees for the league’s annual awards.
WHL East Division First All-Star Team
Goaltender – Daniel Hauser (Chestermere, Alta.) – Winnipeg ICE
Defenceman – Carson Lambos (Winnipeg, Man.) – Winnipeg ICE
Forward – Matthew Savoie (St. Albert, Alta.) – Winnipeg ICE
Nominee for the Del Wilson Memorial Trophy presented by Real Canadian Superstore, awarded annually to the WHL Goaltender of the Year:
East Division – Daniel Hauser (Chestermere, Alta.) – Winnipeg ICE
Nominee for the Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy presented by Westland Insurance, awarded annually to the WHL Humanitarian of the Year:
East Division – Conor Geekie (Strathclair, Man.) – Winnipeg ICE
Nominee and winner of the Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the WHL’s Coach of the Year:
East Division – James Patrick – Winnipeg ICE
Nominee and winner of the Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the WHL’s Executive of the Year:
East Division – Matt Cockell – Winnipeg ICE
Individually, the ICE had numerous players finish in the WHL regular season’s Top 10:
Daniel Hauser – 1st in shutouts with 8, 1st in goal against average at 2.00, tied for 1st in wins with 34, 3rd in save percentage at .914
Gage Alexander – 5th in goals against average at 2.40, tied for 8th in save percentage at .911
Ben Zloty – tied for 6th in assists with 56, 3rd in assists by a defenceman with 56, tied for 5th in points by a defenceman with 64, 6th in plus/minus by a defenceman at +38, tied for 7th in power play assists by a defenceman with 27, tied for 3rd in first goals scored by a defenceman with 3, 4th in points per game by a defenceman with 1.03
Carson Lambos – 5th in plus/minus by a defenceman at +42
Nolan Orzeck – 1st in plus/minus at +62
Zach Benson – tied for 3rd in first goals scored with 8, 6th in rookie points with 63, 9th in rookie goals with 25, tied for 10th in rookie game winning goals with 4, 1st in rookie first goals scored with 8, 8th in rookie assists with 38, 3rd in rookie plus/minus at +40, tied for 10th in rookie game winning goals with 4, 5th in rookie points per game at 1.09
Skyler Bruce – appeared in all 68 games
Cole Muir – appeared in all 68 games
Maximilian Streule – 10th in rookie plus/minus at +27
Jakin Smallwood – appeared in all 68 games
Mikey Milne – appeared in all 68 games, 10th in goals with 38, 2nd in plus/minus at +56
Conor Geekie – tied for 5th in plus/minus at +46
Matthew Savoie – 9th in WHL points with 90, tied for 8th in assists with 55, 1st in plus/minus at +54, 1st in rookie points with 90, 2nd in rookie goals with 35, 2nd in rookie power play goals with 12, tied for 10th in rookie game winning goals with 4, 2nd in rookie assists with 55, 3rd in rookie power play assists with 22, 1st in rookie plus/minus at +54, 1st in rookie points per game at 1.38
Connor McClennon – tied for 6th in goals with 43, tied for 7th in power play goals with 13, tied for 3rd in first goals scored with 8
Daniel Hauser, Gage Alexander and Dawson Cowan combined for 12 shutouts. The WHL record for most shutouts in a season belongs to the 2003-04 Kelowna Rockets when Kelly Guard and Derek Yeomans combined for 14.