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ICE Close out Regular Season against Rebels

March 17, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kootenay Ice News Release

Cranbrook, B.C. - The Kootenay ICE (12-45-7-3) close out its 2018-19 regular season schedule against the Red Deer Rebels (33-28-4-2) at Western Financial Place on Sunday, March 17.

Puck drop is scheduled for 4 p.m. MT.

Sunday's game is titled the Community Recognition Game presented by Ktunaxa Nation, where members of the community who have supported the franchise for 21 years will be celebrated pre-game.

ICE PREVIEW

ICE 2018-19 Club Leaders:

Goals: Jaeger White (27)

Assists: Peyton Krebs (49)

Points: Peyton Krebs (68)

PIMS: Davis Murray (67)

Plus/ Minus: Chase Hartje (-4)

Wins: Duncan McGovern (6)

The Kootenay ICE are coming off of a 5-2 loss to the Medicine Hat Tigers on March 15. The ICE received goals from Marco Creta and Holden Kodak. ICE goaltender Jesse Makaj stopped 51-of-55 shots in the loss. The Tigers got goals from Ryan Jevne, Tyler Preziuso, Ryan Chyzowski, Linus Nassen and Brett Kemp. Tigers goaltender Mads Sogaard blocked 29-of-31 shots. The ICE were outshot 56-31. They went 0-for-2 on the power play, 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and won 29-of-64 face-offs.

The ICE have amassed 32 points this season, which is good for sixth in the Central Division and 11th in the Eastern Conference.

The ICE have a home record of 8-22-3-0.

UPCOMING MILESTONES:

GOALS

'01-born forward Peyton Krebs is 13 goals away from 50 career WHL goals.

'98-born forward Jaeger White is eight goals away from 50 career WHL goals. ASSISTS

'01-born forward Peyton Krebs is 10 assists away from 100 career WHL assists.

'99-born defenceman Chase Hartje is eight assists away from 50 career WHL assists. GAMES

'01-born defenceman Zachary Patrick is four games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.

'00-born defenceman Marco Creta is seven games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played. ICE STREAKS:

'02-born forward Connor McClennon has six points in his last seven games (4G, 2A).

'01-born forward Peyton Krebs has six points in his last seven games (0G, 6A).

'00-born forward Brad Ginnell has seven points in his last nines games (3G, 4A).

REBELS PREVIEW

Rebels 2018-19 Club Leaders:

Goals: Brandon Hagel (41)

Assists: Brandon Hagel (61)

Points: Brandon Hagel (102)

PIMS: Brandon Hagel (80)

Plus/ Minus: Brandon Hagel (+42)

Wins: Ethan Anders (28)

The Red Deer Rebels visit the Kootenay ICE for the third and final time this season on Sunday, March 17. The Rebels have clinched a spot in the WHL playoffs, securing the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Today's game is the final game of the regular season for the Rebels. They play eight games in the month of March. Heading into today's game, the Rebels are fifth in the Central Division and eighth in the Eastern Conference.

The Rebels are coming off of a 4-3 loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes on March 15. The Rebels received three goals from Reese Johnson. Rebels goaltender Ethan Anders stopped 29-of-33 shots. The Rebels were outshot 30-33. They went 1-for-3 on the power play, 0-for-1 on the penalty kill and won 47-of-68 face-offs.

The Rebels have collected 72 points this season, which is good for fifth in the Central Division and eighth in the Eastern Conference.

The Rebels have a road record of 15-14-3-1.

HEAD TO HEAD

The ICE and the Rebels meet six times during the 2018-19 regular season. The game on March 17 is the sixth and final time these two teams play. The last time these teams met was on March 9. The ICE and the Rebels haven't played in Cranbrook since November 23.

The ICE are 0-3-2-0 against the Rebels this season.

The ICE are 4-8-1-0 in the last 13 games against the Rebels at Western Financial Place. Overall, both home and away, the ICE are 7-15-3-1 in the last 26 games against the Rebels.

ICE v REBELS COMPARISONS

CATEGORY ICE REBELS

PP 49-286 (17.1%) 47-253 (18.6%)

PK 164-239 (68.6%) 186-244 (76.2%)

GOALS FOR 176 219

GOALS AGAINST 320 220

STREAK L-6 L-3

HOME RECORD 8-22-3-0 18-14-1-1

AWAY RECORD 4-23-4-3 15-14-3-1


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