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ICE Conclude 17-18 Regular Season Schedule with Home Date against the Rebels

March 17, 2018 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kootenay Ice News Release


Cranbrook, B.C. - The Kootenay ICE (26-38-5-2) conclude their 2017-18 regular season schedule with a home date against the Red Deer Rebels (27-31-10-3) on Saturday.

Puck drop is scheduled for just after 7 p.m. MDT.

ICE PREVIEW

ICE 2017-18 Club Leaders:

Goals: Alec Baer (29)

Assists: Colton Kroeker (45)

Points: Colton Kroeker (60)

PIMS: Jonathan Smart (63)

Plus/Minus: Jordan Chudley (+3)

Wins: Matt Berlin (15)

The ICE are coming off a 6-2 victory over the Red Deer Rebels on Friday, March 16. ICE '00-born import draft pick Gilian Kohler had his most offensively productive outing of the season, potting two goals and adding an assist. Alec Baer, Colton Kroeker, Keenan Taphorn and Peyton Krebs also scored, while goaltender Matt Berlin made 26-saves for his 15th win of the season. The ICE outshot the Rebels 39-28. They went 3-for-5 on the power play, 3-for-3 on penalty kill and won 32 of 67 face-offs.

Two ICE forwards reached milestones on Friday. Captain Colton Kroeker recorded his 150th career WHL point, while Brett Davis notched his 100th career WHL point.

The ICE have amassed 59 points this season, which is good for fourth in the Central Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference.

The ICE are 1-5-2-2 in their last 10 games and have a home record of 15-17-3-0.

UPCOMING MILESTONES:

GOALS

- '99-born forward Brett Davis is two goals away from 50 career WHL goals.

- '97-born forward Colton Kroeker is one goal away from 50 career WHL goals.

ASSISTS

- '97-born forward Colton Veloso is six assists away from 50 career WHL assists.

POINTS

- '97-born forward Colton Veloso is two points away from 100 career WHL points.

ICE STREAKS:

- '99-born forward Brett Davis has 43 points in the last 38 games (17G, 26A).

- '97-born forward Alec Baer has points in eight of his last nine games (3G, 5A).

- '99-born forward Cam Hausinger has four points in the last six games (1G, 3A).

- '98-born defenceman Martin Bodak has six points in the last three games (1G, 3A).

REBELS PREVIEW

Rebels 2017-18 Club Leaders:

Goals: Mason McCarty (38)

Assists: Brandon Hagel (41)

Points: Mason McCarty (74)

PIMS: Mason McCarty (82)

Plus/Minus: Mason McCarty (+8)

Wins: Riley Lamb (13)

The Rebels have qualified for the post-season and will face a Lethbridge Hurricanes team that has dropped eight-straight games in the opening round.

The Rebels are coming off a 6-2 loss to the ICE on Friday, March 16. The Rebels were outshot 39-28. They went 0-for-3 on the power play, 2-for-5 on the penalty kill and won 35 of 67 face-offs. With the loss, the 'Canes are guaranteed home ice advantage in the first round.

The Rebels have collected 67 points this season, which is good for third in the Central Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference.

The Rebels are 6-4-0-0 in their last 10 games and have a road record of 13-15-6-1.

HEAD TO HEAD

This is the seventh meeting of the season between the ICE and the Rebels.

The ICE are 4-1-0-1 against the Rebels this season.

The ICE are 3-8-1-1 in the last 13 games against the Rebels at Western Financial Place. Overall, both home and away, the ICE are 9-15-1-2 in the last 27 games against the Rebels.

  ICE v REBELS COMPARISONS

CATEGORY ICE REBELS

PP 55-302 (18.2%) 52-275 (18.9%)

PK 51-240 (78.8%) 61-275 (77.8%)

GOALS FOR 210 209

GOALS AGAINST 275 245

STREAK W-1 L-1

HOME RECORD 15-17-3-0 14-16-4-2

AWAY RECORD 11-21-2-2 13-15-6-1

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