With a 38-24-1 record at the time the WHL went on hiatus in response to the COVID-19 virus, the Ice had locked up a playoff spot for the first time since 2014-15, when the club was still in Cranbrook, B.C. as the Kootenay Ice.
Taken second overall in the 2018 WHL bantam draft, expectations were high for the local blueliner, and early on he is having an exceptional season.
At a press conference May 9, Winnipeg Ice president and general manager Matt Cockell announced $1.2 million in capital for renovations to the aging rink. The work will bring Wayne Fleming Arena up to WHL standards ahead of the inaugural Winnipeg Ice season.