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Pre-Game Report presented by EventLight.ca | ICE and Wheat Kings Renew Rivalry in the First Game of Home and Home Series

GAME PREVIEW:  The Winnipeg ICE close out their season long seven game road swing tonight in Brandon.  This will mark the fourth of ten meetings between the two clubs this season.

The ICE are currently 3-3 on the trip after losing to the Wheat Kings on Remembrance Day before embarking on a 5 game swing through the U.S. Division where they went 3-2 picking up wins in Everett, Seattle, and Tri-City.

The ICE stay steady with a 6-4-0-0 record in their last 10 outings.  The ICE are coming off a 5-3 defeat in Spokane six nights ago.  

Following tonight’s contest, the ICE host the Wheat Kings in Winnipeg tomorrow night in Winnipeg for a 7:30 start.

 

WINNIPEG ICE    BRANDON WHEAT KINGS
Record: 13-10-1-0 11-14-1-0
Last 10 Games: 6-4-0-0 4-5-1-0
Power Play: 20/103 (19.4%) 25/112 (22.3%)
Penalty Kill: 46/71 (64.8%) 86/100 (86.0%)
GF-GA: 82-94 85-81
Ranking: 3rd East Division

6th Eastern Conf.

4th East Division

8th Eastern Conf.

 

LAST GAME – 5-3 LOSS IN SPOKANE: For most of the first period the teams were knotted at 0.  The ICE struck first on the power play at the 15:18 mark as Connor McClennon one timed a Peyton Krebs pass from the slot passed the Chiefs goaltender to give the ICE a 1-0 lead after twenty minutes.  The ICE scored early in the second period to take a 2-0 lead as Michal Teply set up Reece Harsch for a back door tap in. The Chiefs answered right back on the power play as Noah King scored to bring Spokane within 1 at the 2:33 mark of the second period.  Cordel Larson tied the game up at two at the 14:35 mark of the second. 30 seconds before the period let out, Isaac Johnson created a turnover in front of the Spokane net and Cole Muir passed one cross crease to Jakin Smallwood who put the ICE in front 3-2 after two.  Spokane scored shorthanded just passed the midway point of the third to even things up at three. Shortly after, Eli Zummack capitalized on a chance for the home team to give them a 4-3 lead at 11:51 of the third period.

 

ICE 2019-20 Club Leaders:

Goals:  Michal Teply  (10)

Assists: Connor McClennon (14)

Points:  Michal Teply (23)

PIMS:  Jackson Leppard (35)

Plus/ Minus:  Michael Milne  (+3)

Wins: Jesse Makaj (7)

 

WHEAT KINGS  2019-20 Club Leaders:

Goals: Cole Reinhardt (13) 

Assists: Luka Burzan (14)

Points: Luka Burzan (25)

PIMS: Ben McCartney (51)   

Plus/ Minus: Cole Reinhardt (+3)

Wins: Ethan Kruger (7)

VS BRANDON THIS SEASON:   The Winnipeg ICE are 1-2-0-0 against the Wheat Kings this season. 

 

NEXT UP:   Below are the next three games for the Winnipeg ICE:

  • Saturday, November 30 – Brandon @ Winnipeg
  • Wednesday, November 4 – Swift Current @ Winnipeg
  • Friday, November 6 – Regina @ Winnipeg

 

Tomorrow night is the second leg of the home and home series as the ICE play host to the Wheat Kings at 7:30PM at the ICE Cave (Wayne Fleming Arena, U of M).  TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE .

 

Family of four packs (2 adult and 2 youth tickets) are available to any Winnipeg ICE home game.  If you purchase a family of four pack HERE, each ticket receives one free popcorn and one free drink!  Birthday packages are also available HERE and each ticket to the birthday package receives one free popcorn and one free drink!

 

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