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Winnipeg ICE Look for Three Straight Victories as It Hosts Saskatoon on Sunday Evening

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

Winnipeg, MB - The Winnipeg ICE (5-4-1-0) look for its third consecutive victory when it hosts the Saskatoon Blades (7-5-0-1) at Wayne Fleming Arena on Sunday.

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

ICE PREVIEW

ICE 2019-20 Club Leaders:

Goals: Michal Teply, Isaac Johnson, Carson Lambos (4)

Assists: Carson Lambos, Reece Harsch, Michal Teply (5)

Points: Michal Teply, Carson Lambos (9)

PIMS: Isaac Johnson (16)

Plus/ Minus: Austin Schellenberg (+3)

Wins: Dean McNabb, Jesse Makaj (2)

The Winnipeg ICE are coming off of a 4-1 victory over the Saskatoon Blades on October 19. The ICE received two goals from Carson Lambos while Chase Hartje and Connor McClennon added the others. ICE goaltender Jesse Makaj blocked 14-of-15 shots. The Blades got their lone goal from Riley McKay. Both Blades goaltenders saw action in the game. The ICE outshot the Blades 24-15. The ICE went 2-for-6 on the power play, 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and won 27-of-53 face-offs.

UPCOMING MILESTONES:

ASSISTS

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

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

'00-born forward Brad Ginnell is seven assists away from 50 career WHL assists.

POINTS

'99-born forward Isaac Johnson is 13 points away from 100 career WHL points.

GAMES

'99-born defenceman Reece Harsch is 11 games away from 200 career WHL regular season games played.

'00-born forward Brad Ginnell is nine games away from 200 career WHL regular season games played.

STREAKS:

1999-born defenceman Reece Harsch has four points in the last three games (0G, 4A).

1999-born defenceman Chase Hartje has three points in two games (1G, 2A).

2001-born forward Michal Teply has nine points in 10 games (4G, 5A).

2002-born forward Connor McClennon has three points in three games (2G, 1A).

2003-born defenceman Carson Lambos has nine points in 10 games (4G, 5A).

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

Friday, October 25 - Winnipeg at Saskatoon

Wednesday, October 30 - Winnipeg vs Lethbridge

Friday, November 1 - Winnipeg vs Lethbridge

BLADES PREVIEW

Blades 2019-20 Club Leaders:

Goals: Riley McKay (5)

Assists: Riley McKay (7)

Points: Riley McKay (12)

PIMS: Randen Schmidt (15)

Plus/ Minus: Scott Walford, Jayden Wiens (+6)

Wins: Nolan Maier (5)

Tonight's game marks the end of a four-game road trip for the Blades. The Blades next home game will be against the ICE on Friday, October 25. The Blades are 1-2-0-0 on the road trip so far, defeating Calgary 9-3 on October 14, losing to Medicine Hat 3-1 on October 15 and dropping a 4-1 decision to the ICE on October 19.

The Blades are coming off of a 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg ICE on October 19. Riley McKay scored the lone goal of the game for the Blades. Both Blades goaltenders received playing time in the loss. The Blades were outshot 24-15. They went 1-for-4 on the power play, 4-for-6 on the penalty kill and won 26-of-53 face-offs.

HEAD TO HEAD

The Winnipeg ICE and Saskatoon Blades face each other six times during the 2019-2020 regular season. Tonight's game will be the third meeting of the season between these two clubs. The ICE and Blades will also face each other on Friday, October 25 in Saskatoon.

The ICE have a record of 2-0-0-0 against the Blades this season, picking up a 7-6 victory at SaskTel Centre on September 27 and a 4-1 victory at Wayne Fleming Arena on October 19.

ICE v BLADES COMPARISONS

CATEGORY ICE BLADES

PP 9-47 (19.1%) 12-51 (23.5%)

PK 22-32 (68.8%) 46-54 (85.2%)

GOALS FOR 31 36

GOALS AGAINST 39 33

STREAK W-2 L-2

HOME RECORD 1-3-0-0 2-2-0-1

AWAY RECORD 4-1-1-0 5-3-0-0

LISTEN LIVE

Winnipeg ICE fans can listen to the game LIVE at winnipegICE.ca by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE

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


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