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Game #39 – ICE vs Moose Jaw

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The Winnipeg ICE play host to the Moose Jaw Warriors in a 5:00 faceoff at the ICE Cave inside Wayne Fleming Arena.

The ICE are coming off a 3-2 shootout victory over the Warriors last night. Owen Pederson and Zach Benson scored during regulation time. Matthew Savoie had the lone goal for either team in the shootout. Daniel Hauser made 29 saves through 65 minutes of play and was a perfect three for three in the shootout.

From October 12th to November 19th, 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 WARRIORS

The ICE and Warriors will play six times during the regular season (Oct 8 @ MJ 4-1 L / Dec 28 @ MJ 3-1 L / Last Night @ Wpg 3-2 SOW / Today @ Wpg / Feb 17 @ MJ / Mar 22 @ Wpg).

Winnipeg had a 5-1-0-1 record versus Moose Jaw during the 2021-22 regular season led by forward Mikey Milne who registered 12 points (6 goals and 6 assists). Ben Zloty led the ICE with eight assists. Brayden Yager had seven points (4 goals and 3 three assists) to lead the Warriors.

WHO’S HOT

Zach Benson is on a 13 game point streak (11-17-28)
Ben Zloty is on a four game point streak (0-8-8)
Owen Pederson is on a three game point streak (1-4-5)
Zack Ostapchuk is on a three game point streak (2-2-4)
Carson Lambos is on a two game point streak (2-2-4)

Matthew Savoie has 15 points (five goals and 10 assists) in his last nine games
Connor McClennon has five points (four goals and one assist) in his last three games

 

ICE All Time Points ICE All Time Goals
Sam Reinhart 319 Nigel Dawes 159
Jarret Stoll 286 Jarret Stoll 124
Nigel Dawes 272 Sam Reinhart 120
Jaedon Descheneau 272 Connor McClennon 113
Dustin Sylvester 252 Dustin Sylvester 111
Connor McClennon 239 Jaedon Descheneau 111
Steve DaSilva 235 Steve DaSilva 103
Luke Philp 235 Ryan Russell 98
Max Reinhart 235 Andrew Bailey 96
Dale Mahovsky 2342 Luke Philp, Kevin King 95


WHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK

January 3 – Daniel Hauser 2GP 1-1, 1.01, .957, 1so
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 – Connor McClennon (Jan 14 vs MH), Zach Benson (Jan 8 vs Port), Zach Benson (Dec 9 vs Spok), Matthew Savoie (Nov 17 vs Reg), Conor Geekie (Oct 1 @ MH)

Four Point Game – Zach Benson 1-3-4 (Jan 18 @ PA), Zach Benson 3-1-4 (Jan 8 vs Port), Matthew Savoie 2-2-4 (Jan 8 vs Port), Zach Benson 3-1-4 (Dec 9 vs Spok), 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).

55 – Zach Benson
37 – Matthew Savoie
32 – Connor McClennon
23 – Conor Geekie
18 – Carson Lambos
17 – Daniel Hauser
16 – Owen Pederson
13 – Ty Nash, Ben Zloty
7 – Mason Beaupit
6 – Vladislav Shilo
5 – Karter Prosofsky
2 – Evan Friesen
1 – Carson, Latimer, Josh Medernach

 

ROSTER 

The ICE roster features 13 forwards, seven defencemen and two goaltenders.
– 13 players skated in at least one regular season game for the ICE last season (Benson, Cumby, Fraser, Friesen, Geekie, Hauser, Lambos, McClennon, Pederson, Prosofsky, Savoie, Woo, Zloty).
– The ICE have added nine players with WHL experience to this year’s roster (Armstrong, Beaupit, Latimer, Medernach, Nash, Ostapchuk, Shilo, Sward, Wilson).
– 12 players were selected by the ICE in the WHL Prospects Draft (Benson, Cumby, Fraser, Geekie, Hauser, Lambos, McClennon, Pederson, Prosofsky, Savoie, Woo, Zloty).
4 players are from Manitoba (Friesen, Geekie, Lambos, Woo).

TRANSACTIONS

JANUARY 2023

8 – acquired forward Zack Ostapchuk from the Vancouver Giants in exchange for forwards Skyler Bruce and Connor Dale, prospects Hudson Landmark and Owen Brees, a first and fifth round pick in the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft, a first round pick in the 2025 WHL Prospects Draft and a first round pick in the 2026 WHL Prospects Draft.
7 – acquired forward Easton Armstrong from the Regina Pats in exchange for defenceman Omen Harmacy

DECEMBER 2022

31 – acquired forward Carson Latimer from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for forward Aiden Oiring, a third round pick in the 2024 WHL Prospects Draft and a conditional third round pick in the 2025 WHL Prospects Draft.
4 – acquired defenceman Wyatt Wilson from the Victoria Royals in exchange for a conditional fourth round pick in the 2023 WHL Prospects Draft and a conditional fourth round pick in the 2026 WHL Prospects Draft.
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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