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Game #26 – ICE vs Swift Current

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The Winnipeg ICE enter the final month of the 2022 calendar atop of the Western Hockey League standings with 44 points sporting a 22-3 record. 

The ICE are coming off a 5-2 loss Saturday in Saskatoon where Ty Nash and Aiden Oiring were the lone goal scorers. Mason Beaupit made 17 saves.

Last month, the ICE set a new franchise record with a 15 game winning streak eclipsing the previous mark of 14 games held by the 2009-10 Kootenay ICE.

From October 15th to 22nd, Winnipeg became the first Eastern Conference based team to go a perfect 5-0 on the road 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 BRONCOS

The ICE and Broncos will play four times during the regular season (Sept 30 @ SC 5-0 W / tonight @ Wpg / Feb 15 @ Wpg / Feb 20 @ SC).

Daniel Hauser opened the regular season series making 27 saves September 30th in Swift Current to backstop the ICE to a 5-0 victory. It was his first shutout of the season and ninth of his career.

Zach Benson led the way offensively with two goals while Evan Friesen, Owen Pederson and Connor McClennon rounded out the attack. Winnipeg went 3/7 on the power play and scored once shorthanded.

Winnipeg had an 5-1 record versus Swift Current during the 2021-22 regular season led by forward Connor McClennon who registered 12 points (8 goals and 4 assists) in 6 games. 

WHO’S HOT

Daniel Hauser is on a personal 16 game winning streak
Ty Nash is on a six game goal scoring streak (6) and six game point streak (6-1-7)

Connor McClennon has 28 points (12-16-28) in his last 16 games
Conor Geekie has 17 points (8-9-17) in his last 15 games
Matthew Savoie has 14 points (4-10-14)  in his last 11 games
Ty Nash has 15 points (10-5-15) in his last 14 games
Owen Pederson has 15 points (6-9-15) in his last eight games
Zach Benson has 12 points (6-6-12) in his last six games
Ben Zloty has 11 points (2-9-11) in his last nine games
Carson Lambos has seven points (0-7-7) in his last seven games
Graham Sward has four points (0-4-4) in his last three games

RECENT MILESTONES

Carson Lambos recorded his 100th career WHL point November 19th vs Regina
Connor McClennon appeared in his 200th career WHL game November 19th vs Regina
Matthew Savoie recorded the first six point night (3-3-6) of his WHL career November 17th vs Regina
Mason Beaupit recorded the victory in his debut with the ICE November 17th 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

UPCOMING MILESTONES

Zach Benson is one goal shy of his 50th career WHL goal

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).

33 – Zach Benson
22 – Connor McClennon, Matthew Savoie
16 – Owen Pederson
15 – Conor Geekie
14 – Daniel Hauser
13 – Carson Lambos
9 – Skyler Bruce
7 – Ty Nash
4 – Mason Beaupit, Ben Zloty
3 – Karter Prosofsky
1 – Connor Dale, Josh Medernach

ROSTER 

The ICE roster features 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders.
– 16 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, 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).

TRANSACTIONS

DECEMBER 2022

1 – signed forward Turner McIntyre

NOVEMBER 2022

24 – placed defenceman Maximilian Streule on waivers, was claimed by Armada de Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
24 – signed defenceman Landon Young
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.

OCTOBER 2022

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)

SEPTEMBER 2022

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

AUGUST 2022

9 – acquired forward Briley Wood from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2025 WHL Prospects Draft

JULY 2022

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

JUNE 2022

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.

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

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