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Game 22 - Medicine Hat at ICE

November 27, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Winnipeg Ice News Release


ICE CHIPS

Tonight is the second of seven consecutive games for the ICE at the ICE Cave inside Wayne Fleming Arena. The homestand began Wednesday with a 7-0 victory over the Swift Current Broncos and continues tomorrow vs Prince Albert followed by a pair of games against both Saskatoon and Edmonton.

This is the longest homestand of the season for the ICE.

Winnipeg (12-0) and Kamloops (5-0) are the only teams in the WHL yet to lose on home ice this season.

The ICE have outscored their opposition 72-17 at home.

ICE VS TIGERS

The ICE play Medicine Hat six times during the WHL regular season (Last Sat @ MH 4-2 W / Tonight @ Wpg / Jan 1 @ MH / Feb 5 @ Wpg / Feb 6 @ Wpg / Feb 25 @ MH).

Last Saturday in Medicine Hat, Matthew Savoie had a three point night (two goals and one assist) to lead the ICE to a 4-2 victory. Zach Benson and Jakin Smallwood also scored while Daniel Hauser made 22 saves. Teague Patton broke the shutout bid for Hauser with 4:37 remaining in regulation time.

WHO'S HOT

Daniel Hauser is on a personal ten game winning streak.

Gage Alexander is on a personal five game winning streak.

Connor McClennon is on a ten game point streak (8-9-17).

Matthew Savoie is on a three game goal scoring streak (4) and nine game point streak 6-14-20).

Mikey Milne is on a nine game point streak (7-8-15).

Jakin Smallwood is on a four game goal scoring streak (5) and four game point streak (5-3-8).

Cole Muir is on a two game point streak (0-2-2).

LEAGUE LEADERS

Connor McClennon leads all WHL players with 17 goals.

Matthew Savoie leads all WHL players with 24 assists.

Matthew Savoie leads all WHL players with 36 points.

Mikey Milne and Nolan Orzeck share the WHL lead with a plus minus rating of +26.

Ben Zloty leads all WHL players with 12 power play assists.

Jakin Smallwood leads all WHL players with five game winning goals.

Ben Zloty leads all WHL defensemen with 21 assists and 23 points.

Matthew Savoie leads all WHL rookies with 12 goals, eight power play goals, 10 power play assists, and a plus minus rating of +18.

Daniel Hauser leads all WHL goaltenders with a goals against average of 1.50 and .939 save percentage.

OH CANADA

ICE forward Zach Benson is one of 66 players selected by Hockey Canada to wear the Maple Leaf at the Capital City Challenge. The four team tournament featuring three men's under 17 teams and Canada's National Women's Team opened in Ottawa yesterday and continues until Wednesday.

Benson had one goal last night as his Team Black beat Team Red 7-2.

Benson's next game is tomorrow night at 6:00 Central as Team Black plays the National Women's Team.

Kia CHL Top-10 Rankings - Week 8

Winnipeg ICE

2. Everett Silvertips

3. Kamloops Blazers

4. Edmonton Oil Kings

5. London Knights

6. Charlottetown Islanders

7. Sherbrooke Phoenix

8. Mississauga Steelheads

9. North Bay Battalion

10. Rimouski Oceanic

ICE NAMED WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Nov 15 - Matthew Savoie 3GP 2-6-8

Oct 4 - Owen Pederson 2GP 3-3-6

ICE NAMED WHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK

Nov 15 - Gage Alexander 2GP 2-0, 1.00, .961

Nov 1 - Daniel Hauser 2GP 2-0, 1.00, .966, 1so

WHL HISTORY

With their 11th win of the season October 27th in Calgary, Winnipeg won the most consecutive games to open a WHL season since 2006 eclipsing the previous mark of 10 games set by the 2014-15 Kelowna Rockets and 2006-07 Vancouver Giants.

A 3-1 loss in Edmonton October 29th saw the ICE fall one game short of tying for the longest winning streak in WHL history to start a season. The 1988-89 Swift Current Broncos hold the record of 12 straight wins before losing in Saskatoon October 30, 1988.

ROSTER

The ICE roster includes 16 forwards, 7 defenseman and 2 goaltenders.

- 7 players are from Manitoba (Bertholet, Bruce, Friesen, Geekie, Lambos, Muir, Swan).

- There are currently three 20-year-old players (Muir, Orzeck, Smallwood).

- 17 players who skated for the ICE return from last season (Alexander, Benson, Bertholet, Boucher, Bruce, Form, Geekie, Hauser, Lambos, McClennon, Milne, Muir, Orzeck, Pederson, Prosofsky, Smallwood, Zloty).

- 18 players are selections by the ICE in the WHL Bantam Draft (Alexander, Benson, Boucher, Bruce, Edwards, Fraser, Form, Geekie, Hauser, Lambos, McClennon, Milne, Oiring, Orzeck, Pederson, Prosofsky, Savoie, Zloty).

- 2 players were selected in the 2021 CHL Import Draft (Bohm, Streule).

- 15 players are eligible for the 2022 NHL Draft led by Matthew Savoie and Conor Geekie, who were selected first and second overall respectively by the ICE in the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft (Bertholet, Bohm, Boucher, Bruce, Form, Friesen, Geekie, Hauser, Milne, Pederson, Prosofsky, Savoie, Streule, Swan, Zloty).

INJURY REPORT

Brayden Edwards (lower body) - DNP last 21 games

Owen Pederson (upper body) - DNP last seven games

Martin Bohm (upper body) - DNP last three games

Carson Lambos (upper body) - DNP last two games

TRANSACTIONS

Nov 25 - reassigned defenseman Omen Harmacy to the Winnipeg Thrashers (MU18HL)

Nov 24 - recalled defenseman Omen Harmacy from the Winnipeg Thrashers (MU18HL)

Nov 20 - recalled forward Ty Fraser from the Lethbridge Hurricanes U18 AAA (AEHL)

Nov 13 - recalled forward Aiden Oiring from the Southern Alberta Hockey Academy (CSSHL)

Nov 8 - reassigned defenseman Omen Harmacy to the Winnipeg Thrashers (MU18HL)

Nov 7 - recalled defenseman Omen Harmacy from the Winnipeg Thrashers (MU18HL)

Oct 23 - acquired a conditional 7th round pick in the 2023 Bantam Draft from the Victoria Royals in exchange for defenseman Anson McMaster

Oct 19 - assigned defenseman Brandt Young to Portage Terriers (MJHL)

Oct 7 - assigned goaltender Dawson Cowan to Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)

Oct 1 - acquired an 8th round pick in 2022 Bantam Draft from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for forward Rhys Raeside

Sept 27 - acquired a conditional 9th round pick in 2021 Bantam Draft from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for forward Hayden Pakkala

Sept 23 - released defenseman Mike Ladyman

ICE ON AIR

The Winnipeg ICE are teaming up with Bell Media (99.9 Bounce FM, CFRW 1290 AM, CTV and Virgin Radio 103.1 FM) to share the excitement this season.

All regular season and playoff games, presented by Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate, can be heard on CFRW 1290 AM with Brian Munz and Kevin Olzsewski.


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