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Winnipeg ICE Begin Inaugural Season against Provincial Rival Wheat Kings

September 20, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Winnipeg Ice News Release

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg ICE begin its inaugural season against the Brandon Wheat Kings at Westoba Place on Friday, September 20.

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 P.M. CT.

ICE PREVIEW

Friday's game marks the start of a home-and-home series with the Wheat Kings. The ICE will play its Home Opener presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions on Saturday, September 21 at Wayne Fleming Arena on the University of Manitoba campus. In total, the ICE will play the Wheat Kings 10 times during the 2019-2020 regular season.

2019 PRE-SEASON RECAP

Sept 6/19 at BDN: BDN 5 WPG 0... Vincent Iorio recorded three assists.

Sept 7/19 vs BDN: WPG 5 BDN 1... Connor McClennon registered two points (1G, 1A).

Sept 13/19 at SAS: SAS 4 WPG 3... Reece Harsch recorded two points (1G, 1A).

Sept 14/19 at SAS: SAS 6 WPG 2... Cyle McNabb scored two goals.

VS BRANDON LAST SEASON: The Winnipeg ICE were 1-2-1-0 against the Brandon Wheat Kings last season.

2018-19 SERIES RECAP

Oct 24/18 vs BDN: ICE 4 BDN 3 overtime... Peyton Krebs collected three points (1G, 2A) and scored the overtime winner.

Jan 18/19 at BDN: BDN 5 ICE 4 overtime... Stelio Mattheos recorded four assists.

Jan 19/19 at BDN: BDN 7 ICE 5... Baron Thompson potted a hat trick.

Mar 5/19 vs BDN: BDN 7 ICE 0... Luka Burzan recorded three points (2G, 1A).

UPCOMING MILESTONES:

GOALS

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

'99-born defenceman Reece Harsch is 10 assists away from 50 career WHL assists.

POINTS

'99-born forward Isaac Johnson is 20 points away from 100 career WHL points.

GAMES

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

'00-born defenceman Marco Creta is six games away from 100 career WHL regular season games played.

'99-born defenceman Reece Harsch is 21 games away from 200 career WHL regular season games played.

WHEAT KINGS PREVIEW

Friday's game kicks off a home-and-home series for the Wheat Kings against the ICE. The rematch will take place on Saturday, September 21 in Winnipeg. It's also the first of 10 match-ups between the two provincial rivals this season. The Wheaties went 2-2 through four pre-season games. Last season, they finished with a record of 31-29-4-4, good for 70 points finishing fourth in the East Division and two points out of a playoff spot.

LISTEN LIVE

Winnipeg ICE fans can listen to the live broadcast on 680 CJOB with play-by-play commentator Brant Hilton and CJOB's Christian Aumell beginning at 7:05 P.M. CT on Friday.


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