1. The ICE and Hitmen have played each other in the regular season 129 times. The ICE have a record of 58-56-10-5.
2. Last year the ICE won 2 games in Calgary and have 22 career regular season wins in the Saddledome.
3. The ICE, Cougars and Pats are still one below the league limit of 3 over-agers. Seattle is the only team with 4. Last season the ICE went most of the year with 2 20-year-olds.
4. The ICE will play 3 games in 3 nights twice this season and both are this month.
5. The last time Seattle played in Cranbrook was November 12, 2011. The only remaining players on the ICE roster are Jeff Hubic, Jagger Dirk, Jaedon Descheneau, Sam Reinhart, Jon Martin and Levi Cable.
6. The only remaining Thunderbirds are Mitch Elliot, Justin Hickman, Branden Troock and Shea Theodore.
7. The ICE all-time regular season record against Seattle is 22-6-0-1, including 10-3-0-0 at home
8. Thunderbirds forward Mathew Barzal was the 1st overall pick in the 2012 Bantam Draft. It might be the only game he ever plays in Cranbrook as he could be in the NHL in 2 years.
9. Some pretty high prices in those recent trades for 20-year-old players with 2nd, 3rd and 4th round picks being dealt.
10. Last year the ICE got 5th round picks for Elgin Pearce (29 goals, 75 points) and Dylen McKinlay (24 goals, 68 points).