The Kootenay ICE have recalled ’01-born goaltender Jesse Makaj.
The ICE selected Makaj in the second round (23rd overall) in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.
The North Vancouver, BC native played 18 games with the Greater Vancouver Canadians of the BCMML this season. In those 18 games, Makaj posted a goals against average of 3.15 and a record of 8-8-1.
This after the ICE recalled ’00-born forward Eli Lieffers, ’01-born forward Blake Allan and ’01-born defenceman Jordan Chudley last Sunday.
The ICE selected Lieffers in the fourth round (78th overall) in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. He joins the ICE after playing the 2017-18 season with the Saskatoon Contacts of the SMHL. In 15 games, the Saskatoon, SK native recorded five goals and 12 points.
Blake Allan was drafted by the ICE in the third round (56th overall) in the 2016 draft. Allan suited up in 42 games with the Saskatoon Blazers of the SMHL this season. In those 42 games, the Davidson, SK native scored 10 goals and recorded 33 points. Allan also made his ICE and WHL debut against the Saskatoon Blades on February 6.
The ICE selected Chudley in the fourth round (78th overall) in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. The Souris, MB native spent the season with the Southwest Cougars of the MMHL. In 42 games, he recorded two goals and 11 points.
The next home game for the ICE is against the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday, March 17. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.
– Devin Howard with files from the Kootenay ICE