GAME PREVIEW: The Winnipeg ICE are back on home ice after a couple spirited affairs against the Wheat Kings last weekend. This marks game two of five straight on home ice for the ICE
The ICE went 1-1 last weekend dropping the game in Brandon before returning home to beat the Wheat Kings the next night. Last time these two teams go together was at the ICE cave which saw the ICE shut out the Broncos by a score of 4-0. The meeting in Swift Current was a little different. The ICE found themselves down 5-1 after one period of play before battling all the way back and taking the game 6-5 in a shootout.
The ICE continue to get by with a 5-5-0-0 record in their last 10 outings. The ICE are coming off a 6-5 thrilling win over Brandon last Saturday.
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||SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS
|Last 10 Games:
||3rd East Division
6th Eastern Conf.
|6th Central Division
11th Eastern Conf.
LAST GAME – 6-5 WIN OVER BRANDON: The Brandon Wheat Kings were in town Saturday night, the second game of a home-and-home series between the two teams. After a game filled with goals, fights, and special teams, the ICE came away with a 6-5 victory. The ICE started off quickly with Michal Teply finishing off a nice pass from ICE captain Peyton Krebs less than three minutes into the game. The Wheat Kings would respond as Ridley Greig tied it up on a penalty shot at 08:16. After two penalties late in the first period by the Wheat Kings, the ICE opened the second frame on a 5-on-3 and wasted no time capitalizing as Connor McClennon scored just 39 seconds into the period. Special Teams continued to be a theme as McClennon scored his second of the period while shorthanded, after a nice dish from Carson Lambos. A busy second period continued as things started to get heated, with Nolan Orzeck and Jonny Hooker dropping the gloves. After a big hit by Carson Lambos, the teams came together again and a line brawl erupted that resulted in 46 penalty minutes for both teams. The teams weren’t done there as Michael Milne and Jack Zayat dropped the gloves before the period had finished. Brandon scored 3 unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead heading into the second intermission. The scoring continued in the third as McClennon completed his hat trick, and Nino Kinder scored his 9th of the season to give the ICE a 5-4 lead. Brandon would tie it up briefly through Luka Burzan’s second goal of the game, but Jakin Smallwood put the ICE back in front 6-5 as they held on for the win.
ICE 2019-20 Club Leaders:
Goals: Michal Teply (11)
Assists: Connor McClennon, Isaac Johnson, Michal Teply (15)
Points: Michal Teply (26)
PIMS: Jackson Leppard (42)
Plus/ Minus: Michael Milne (+4)
Wins: Jesse Makaj (8)
BRONCOS 2019-20 Club Leaders:
Goals: Ethan Regnier, Joons Kiviniemi, Aiden Bulych (6)
Assists: Kasper Puutio (9)
Points: Ethan Regnier (13)
PIMS: Kaleb Bilych (32)
Plus/ Minus: Sergei Alkhimov (+6)
Wins: Isaac Poulter (6)
VS SWIFT CURRENT THIS SEASON: The Winnipeg ICE are 2-0-0-0 against the Broncos this season.
NEXT UP: Below are the next three games for the Winnipeg ICE:
- Friday, December 6 – Regina @ Winnipeg
- Saturday, December 7 – Kamloops @ Winnipeg
- Wednesday, December 11 – Kelowna @ Winnipeg
Following tonight’s contest the ICE will take on the Regina Pats at the ICE Cave (Wayne Fleming Arena – U of M) on Friday, December 6th for Superhero Night presented by Recycle Everywhere. Fans are encouraged to use promo code RECYCLE and receive 25% off their tickets online in advance HERE .