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ICE Look to Regain 1st in the East Division.

January 25, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Winnipeg Ice News Release

The ICE and the Royals will meet for the first and only time this season. All 5 B.C. Division teams will make a stop at the ICE Cave this season.

The ICE come into this one winners of three of their last four games on this season long nine game home stand. Most recently picking up wins over the Red Deer Rebels, Prince George Cougars and the Calgary Hitmen before falling to those Hitmen last Sunday.

The ICE look to use their home ice advantage again tonight after dropping their last game here at the ICE Cave which moved their record to 8-2-0-0 over the last ten games. The Royals have found themselves on a three game winless streak moving their record over the last ten games to 5-4-1-0 and will look to get back on track tonight.

The ICE currently sit one point back of the Prince Albert Raiders in the East Division, but have two games in hand.

WINNIPEG ICE

VICTORIA ROYALS

Record:

27-16-1-0

25-16-3-0

Last 10 Games:

7-3-0-0

5-4-1-0

Power Play:

42/191 (22.0%)

36/170 (21.2%)

Penalty Kill:

103/140 (73.3%)

133/158 (84.2%)

GF-GA:

160-149

116-117

Ranking:

2nd East Division | 5th Eastern Conf.

2nd B.C. Division | 4th Western Conf.

LAST GAME - 3-2 LOSS TO CALGARY: The ICE and the Hitmen met for the second consecutive night and the ICE saw themselves open the scoring again. Cole Muir scored his sixth of the season on assists from Isaac Johnson and Jackson Leppard. The ICE would take that lead into the first intermission.

The Hitmen came out in the second and responded with two unanswered goals. Riley Fidler-Shultz scored his 4th of the year on a short-handed breakaway to even things up just under five minutes into the second. Then the Hitmen power play went to work and Carson Focht scored his 22nd of the year to give the Hitmen a 2-1 lead heading into the final frame.

Isaac Johnson scored his 17th of the year just under five minutes into the final frame on the power play to even things up at two. With just under seven minutes to go in the game, the Hitmen's Wiesblatt snuck one in on a wraparound and that stood up as the eventual game winner.

Jesse Makaj made 17 saves in the outing.

ICE 2019-20 Club Leaders:

Goals: Connor McClennon (21)

Assists: Isaac Johnson (30)

Points: Connor McClennon (49)

PIMS: Jackson Leppard (61)

Plus/ Minus: Carson Lambos (+14)

Wins: Liam Hughes (12)

ROYALS 2019-20 Club Leaders:

Goals: Brayden Tracey (18)

Assists: Brayden Tracey (28)

Points: Brayden Tracey (46)

PIMS: Will Warm (65)

Plus/ Minus: Phillip Schultz, Oliver Kaid (+4)

Wins: Shane Farkas (18)

VS VICTORIA THIS SEASON: The Winnipeg ICE are 0-0-0-0 against the Royals this season.

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

Sunday, January 26th - Winnipeg vs Moose Jaw

Wednesday, January 29th - Winnipeg @ Calgary

Friday, January 31 - Winnipeg @ Red Deer

Tickets to tonight's game are available and can be purchased 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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