The Winnipeg ICE continued their winning ways on Monday evening, this time in another tight matchup with the Prince Albert Raiders. Relying on a three-goal third period, the ICE collected both points in a 4-3 win in their penultimate game from the Western Hockey League’s East Division Regina Hub.
Turning aside 24 of 27 shots, ICE netminder Daniel Hauser collected his eighth win of the season, helping keep his undefeated record alive and well. Winnipeg’s victory also helped seal the deal on a second place finish in the East Division, guaranteeing a placement above the Saskatoon Blades.
Winnipeg saw multi-point performances from forwards Conor Geekie and Jackson Leppard, while Zachary Benson and Karter Prosofsky scored the other two goals for the ICE on Monday. Every player on Winnipeg finished the game ‘even’ or better on the plus/minus chart.
Entering the game on a 21-game point-scoring streak, ICE captain Peyton Krebs waited until the final goal of the game to make a contribution on the scoreboard. In picking up the secondary assist on Prosofsky’s game-winner with just 4:40 to go, Krebs’ helper gave him points in 22-straight game, setting a new franchise record in the process.
Now sitting at 42 points in just 23 regular season games, the first round draft selection of the Vegas Golden Knights handily leads the league with a five-point gap over Brandon’s Ben McCartney. Both the ICE and Wheat Kings have one game remaining on their respective 24-game seasons. Winnipeg closing things out on Tuesday against Regina, while Brandon faces Saskatoon on Wednesday.