Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's opening night!

The Ice open their season tonight against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.

After going 5-1 in the preseason schedule, the Ice have some potent offensive players back, including 2011 USHL goal scoring leader Daniil Tarasov and San Jose Sharks draft pick Sean Kuraly. Robert Polosello was a juggernaut in the offensive end during the preseason, as well. On defense, the Ice are experienced with Ryan Obuchowski, Ian Spencer, Alexander Kuqali and Florida Panthers draft pick R.J. Boyd anchoring the blueline. Jon Gillies -- one of the top 1994-born goalies in the country -- is back to tend net. He holds the team record for consecutive shutout minutes.

Tonight's game
Indiana Ice (0-0-0) 
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (0-0-0)
8:05 p.m., Cedar Rapids Ice Arena


Tale of the Tape (2010-11 stats)
Ice (37-19-4 in 2010-11)
Head coach:
Kyle Wallack
GF: 237 (1st). GA: 166 (6th)
PP: 21.7% (1st). PK: 85.8% (7th)
Road record: 18-10-2
Leading returning scorers: Daniil Tarasov (37-38-75), Sean Kuraly (8-21-29), Cody Bradley (11-9-20)
Leading returning +/-: Daniil Tarasov (+34), Alex Barron (+24)
Leading returning PIM: Daniil Tarasov (46)

RoughRiders (42-12-6 in 2010-11, Anderson Cup champions)
Head coach: Mark Carlson
GF: 212 (2nd). GA: 151 (3rd)
PP: 15.7% (10th). PK: 87.2% (5th)
Home record: 25-2-3

Leading returning scorers: Nolan Zajac (3-27-30), Nick Saracino (7-18-25), Stu Wilson (12-12-24).
Leading returning +/-: Nolan Zajac (+15)
Leading returning PIM: Tanner Pond (88)

Ice next 5 games
Friday 10/7: at Team USA U17, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday 10/8: at Team USA U17, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday 10/15: vs. TEAM USA U17, 7:05 p.m.
Friday 10/21: at Tri-City, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday 10/22: at Lincoln, 7:05 p.m.

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