Peyton Krebs WHL Rookie of the Month
The Western Hockey League announced today that Kootenay ICE forward Peyton Krebs has been named the WHL Rookie of the Month for December 2017.
Krebs, a 5-foot-11, 162-pound product of Okotoks, Alta. recorded 12 points (four goals and eight assists) in 10 games during the month of December, helping the ICE stay in the thick of the Central Division race.
The first overall pick from the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft had two separate point streaks during the month. He tied a season-high with a four-game point streak between Tuesday, December 5 and Saturday December 16, tallying six points (three goals and three assists). Later in the month, he put together a three-game point streak between Wednesday, December 27 and Saturday, December 30, picking up five points, including one goal.
During the course of the month, Krebs was recognized as the second star of the game twice and also earned a pair of third star of the game honours as well. Overall, Krebs earned six points (three goals and three assists) at even strength and six points (one goal and five assists) on the power play.
Krebs currently leads the ICE this season with 33 points (nine goals and 24 assists) in 34 games, leading all WHL rookies in points and assists.
In his young WHL career, Krebs has played in 40 WHL games, recording 39 points (10G-29A), featuring two power play goals and four game-winners.
In other ICE news, the club announced Jan. 1 it has recalled 2001-born forward Holden Kodak.
The ICE listed Kodak in October and the Cloverdale native signed with the organization on December 19.
Kodak has suited up in 26 games this season with the Yale Hockey Academy Midget Prep of the CSSHL. Kodak leads all midget prep players in goals with 36 and points with 60. He’s averaging 2.3 points per game this season.
The ICE are continuing a five-game road trip Wednesday, January 3 (7 p.m. CST) when they take on the Swift Current Broncos.