Sunday, February 28, 2010

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (6)
Home – (4) Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (2) Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (7)
Home – (5) Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (2) Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (6)
Home – (4) Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (7)
Home – (3) Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (4) Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (6)
Home – (4) Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (2) Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (8)
Home – (2) Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (7)
Home – (3) Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (4) Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (6)
Home – (3) Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (3) Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (7)
Home – (3) Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (4) Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (6)
Home – (2) Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (4) Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lethbridge 4 Kootenay 1 Game #66

Cranbrook, BC – Lethbridge Hurricanes scored 3 third period goals in a 4-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Saturday night.

Lethbridge scored the only goal of the first period as defenseman Cason Machacek floated a shot from the hash marks along the board that beat the goalie on the stick side.
ICE Matt Fraser was awarded a penalty shot and his shot hit the post along the ice low on the stick side.

The ICE scored the lone goal of the second as Matt Fraser made a behind the net pass to Max Reinhart who beat the fallen goalie.

Early in the third period the Hurricanes scored 2 goals in less than a minute.
Ryan Moser was left alone in front of the net and received a pass from the corner from Neal Tarnasky and he had an open net for the redirection.
Mitch Maxwell made it 3-1 on a breakaway and scored on backhand deke.
ICE changed goalies as Todd Mathews replace Nathan Lieuwen.
Austin Fyten took the puck behind the net and fed a wide open Cam Braes who scored on a one-timer high on the glove side.

ICE scratches – Brock Montgomery 8th game (shoulder 1-2 weeks) and Brendan Hurley.

ICE will visit Edmonton on Wednesday.

Game Summary
Lethbridge 19-39-5-3 Kootenay 39-22-3-2

1st Period
1. Lethbridge, Machacek 3 (Fyten, Tarnasky) :45
Missed Penalty Shot – Fraser, Ktn 8:45.
Penalties – Fyten Leth (holding) 4:55, Antilla Ktn (high sticking) 9:24, Sylvester Ktn (roughing) 16:03.
2nd Period
2. Kootenay, Reinhart 19 (Fraser, Pacovsky) 18:38
Penalties – Reddington Leth (interference) 2:43, Dirk Ktn (holding) 5:29, Bancks Leth (hooking) 12:26, Machacek Leth (tripping) 16:29, Berglund Leth (high sticking) McNabb Ktn (cross checking) 19:18.
3rd Period
3. Lethbridge, Moser 6 (Tarnasky, Johnston) 3:27
4. Lethbridge, Maxwell 27 4:25
5. Lethbridge, Braes 23 (Fyten, Hood) 17:53
Penalties – Bench (too many men) 11:58, Reddington Spok (charging) 19:58, Johnston Leth (fighting) Pearce Ktn (instigator, fighting, misconduct) 20:00.
Shots on goal by
Lethbridge – 6 - 4 – 9 = 19
Kootenay - 6 – 15 – 10 = 31
Goal (shots-saves) – Lethbridge: Brandon Anderson (W 11-15-1-1) Kootenay: Nathan Lieuwen (13-10) (L 10-10-0-0) (4:25 third) Todd Mathews (6-5)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Lethbridge: 0/3 Kootenay: 0/6
Referee – Matt Kirk
Linesmen – Mathew Barker, Jim Maniago
Attendance – 4,241

ICE Trivia Game #66

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Dustin Sylvester played his 300th career regular season game in Medicine Hat last night. Name the 3 other players reach 300+ games for the ICE.

ANSWER – 344 Dale Mahovsky, 325 Colin Sinclair and 324 Adam Taylor.

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Lethbridge @ Kootenay Game #66

The Kootenay ICE will host Lethbridge tonight.
It's the 6th and final meeting of the season, ICE lead the season series 5-0 with one win in overtime and one win in an overtime shootout.
ICE have lost 4 of their last 6 games and are 4th in the Conference.
Magic number to clinch 4th place is 12 points.
The game will be the last in the Rec-Plex for local hockey products Carter Bancks and Dustin Donaghy.

Over 4,000 tickets have been sold for the game.

Head to Head
Dustin Sylvester 4-5-9
Brayden McNabb 2-7-9
Hayden Rintoul 0-7-7
Steele Boomer 3-3-6
Joe Antilla 4-1-5

**Tuesday's game in Red Deer was the 1000th career regular season game for the ICE.**

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (7)
Home – (5) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (2) Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (8)
Home – (6) Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (2) Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (7)
Home – (5) Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (8)
Home – (3) Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (5) Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (7)
Home – (5) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (2) Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (9)
Home – (3) Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (8)
Home – (3) Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (5) Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (7)
Home – (3) Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (4) Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (8)
Home – (4) Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (4) Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (7)
Home – (3) Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (4) Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Friday, February 26, 2010

Medicine Hat 5 Kootenay 3 Game #65

Medicine Hat's Tristan King had 2 goals and 2 assists in a 5-3 win over the Kootenay ICE.
The ICE trailed 3-1 after 2 periods and tied the game with 2 goals from Matt Fraser (28,29). Kevin King (24) scored on a 1st period power-play.
Dustin Sylvester had 2 assists.
The ICE have lost 4 of their last 6 games.
They have 7 games left in the regular season (5 home, 2 road).
They remain in 4th place, 5 points ahead of Medicine Hat and Red Deer.

ICE Trivia Game #65

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

From 2004-07 Medicine Hat won 4 consecutive division titles. What is the WHL record for most consecutive titles?

ANSWER – 5 Kamloops from 1984-88 and Vancouver 2006-10.

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Kootenay @ Medicine Hat Game #65

The Kootenay ICE are in Medicine Hat tonight.
This is the 5th meeting of the season, the ICE lead the season series 3-1 including a 3-1 win in Medicine Hat on Sunday.
The ICE are coming off a loss in Red Deer on Tuesday and are 5 points ahead of the Rebels and 7 ahead of the Tigers in the race for 4th place in the Conference.
The ICE have 3 wins in their last 5 games and the Tigers have 1 win in their last 5 games.
The ICE have 8 games left in the regular season, including tonight 3 of them are on the road.
The ICE have earned 20 road wins this season with the Franchise record 22.
2 of the wins have come in Medicine Hat.
The ICE magic number to clinch home ice for first round of the playoffs is 14 points.
This game will be the clubs’ 4th road game in the last 7 days and their 2nd game this week in Medicine Hat.
Head to Head
Dustin Sylvester 4-3-7
Brayden McNabb 1-5-6
Kevin King 1-4-5
Max Reinhart 3-1-4
Steele Boomer 2-2-4

Emerson Etem 5-0-5
Tristan King 1-4-5
Joey Frazer 3-1-4
Linden Vey 2-2-4

Best Of The East Poll

Brandon play-by-ply announcer Bruce Luebke has put together this years' Best of the East poll. Voted on by East Conference Coaches, General Managers & Players.

Best Player
1. Jordan Erberle – Regina
2. Brandon Kozun – Calgary
3. Brayden Schenn – Brandon

Most Valuable Player to his Team
1. Jordan Eberle - Regina
2. Dustin Sylvester – Kootenay
3. Jason Bast – Moose Jaw

Best Goaltender
1. Martin Jones – Calgary
2. Garrett Zemlak – Prince Albert
3. Todd Mathews – Kootenay

Top Rookie
1. Emerson Etem – Medicine Hat
2. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Red Deer
3. Toni Rajala – Brandon

Top 16-year old Player
1. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Red Deer
2. Duncan Siemens – Saskatoon
3. Michael St. Croix – Edmonton

Best Stay-at-Home Defenceman
1. Sam Klassen – Saskatoon
2. Brayden McNabb – Kootenay
3. Travis Hamonic – Brandon

Best Offensive Defenceman
1. Travis Hamonic – Brandon
2. Stefan Elliott – Saskatoon
3. Michael Stone – Calgary

Best 20-year old Player
1. Matt Calvert – Brandon
2. Dustin Sylvester – Kootenay
3. Jason Bast – Moose Jaw

Best Pro Prospect (NHL Drafted)
1. Jordan Eberle – Regina
2. Brayden Schenn – Brandon
3. Travis Hamonic – Brandon

Best Pro Prospect (Undrafted)
1. Emerson Etem – Medicine Hat
2. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Red Deer
3. Quinton Howden – Moose Jaw

Best Prospects/List
1. Brandon
2. Saskatoon
3. Moose Jaw

Best Coach
1. Mark Holick – Kootenay
2. Willie Desjardins – Medicine Hat
3. Lorne Molleken – Saskatoon

Top Executive
1. Kelly McCrimmon – Brandon
2. Kelly Kisio – Calgary
3. Jeff Chynoweth – Kootenay

Top Defensive Forward
1. Carter Bancks – Lethbridge
2. Wacey Hamilton – Medicine Hat
3. Brent Raedeke – Brandon

Top Face-off Man
1. Carter Bancks – Lethbridge
2. Brayden Schenn – Brandon
3. Cody Eakin – Swift Current

Best Skater
1. Cody Eakin – Swift Current
2. Brandon Kozun – Calgary
3. Matt Calvert – Brandon

Hardest Shot
1. Michael Stone – Calgary
2. Jyri Niemi – Saskatoon
3. Joel Broda – Calgary

Most Accurate Shot
1. Jordan Eberle – Regina
2. Cody Eakin – Swift Current
3. Joel Broda – Calgary

Toughest Player
1. Randy McNaught – Saskatoon
2. Dustin Donaghy – Lethbridge
3. Dylan McIlrath – Moose Jaw

Most Irritating Player
1. Curt Gogol – Saskatoon
2. Charles Inglis – Saskatoon
3. Darian Dziurzynski – Saskatoon

Opposing Player You Respect the Most
1. Jordan Eberle – Regina
2. Dustin Sylvester – Kootenay
3. Jason Bast – Moose Jaw

Best Referee
1. Andy Thiessen
2. Derek Herman
3. Chris Savage

What is the toughest Building to play in on the road?
1. Medicine Hat
2. Brandon
3. Moose Jaw

Which arena has the best ice?
1. Swift Current
2. Medicine Hat
3. Edmonton

Thursday, February 25, 2010

ICE Prospects Update

Adam Rossignol
7th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old forward
PIJHL Aldergrove 46 GP 17-32-49 22pm

Brendan O'Donnell
9th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
17 year old forward
Committed to NCAA U of North Dakota
MJHL Winnipeg 53 GP 29-32-61 55pm

Brett Tesky
6th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old goalie
Sask AAA Midget Regina 26 GP 8-17-0 3.93 .876%

Bryton Mills
Listed player
17 year old forward
Alberta Midget St. Albert

Clayton Jardine
9th round pick in 2006 Bantam Draft
18 year old forward
Commited to Merrimack College
AJHL Camrose 45 GP 17-26-43 45pm

Cody Bisbing
10th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old forward
USA U-18 P.F. Changs

Colby Cave
1st round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old forward
Sask AAA Midget Battlefords 42 GP 15-21-36 40pm

Colten St. Clair
10th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
17 year old forward
USHL Fargo 41 GP 12-14-26 29pm

Connor Tiechko
6th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
17 year old forward
BCHL Naniamo/Surrey 45 GP 1-7-8 12pm

Dylan Schellenberg
8th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old defenseman
AJHL Drumheller 33 GP 3-0-3 104pm

Eric Benoit
Listed player
16 year old forward
Sask AAA Midget Regina 41 GP 28-13-41 44pm

Jared Iron
8th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old forward
Sask AAA Midget Beardy's 41 GP 25-36-61 34pm

Jarett Zentner
4th round pick 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old forward
Alberta AAA Midget Red Deer

Jeff Hubic
4th round pick 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old defenseman
Sask AAA Midget Regina 30 GP 9-12-21 51pm

John Neibrandt
Listed player
17 year old defenseman
SJHL Yorkton 38 GP 3-1-4 59pm

Justin Schultz
Listed player
19 year old defenseman
NCAA U of Wisconsin 31 GP 2-12-14 8pm

Kaare Odegard
Listed player
19 year old defenseman
NCAA Alaska Fairbanks 25 GP 0-5-5 10pm

Kevin Jacyna
Listed player
16 year old goalie
Alberta Midget Calgary 16 GP 7-5-1 4.10

Kurt Johnas
5th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old forward
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 29 GP 6-16-22

Levi Cable
Listed player
15 year old foward
Sask AAA Midget Yorkton 44 GP 16-18-34 8pm

Mackenzie Skapski
3rd round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old goalie
BC Midget Fraser Valley 9 GP 3.29

Matt Benning
2nd round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old defenseman
Alberta AAA Midget St. Albert

Michael King
3rd round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old defenseman
BC Midget Cariboo 37 GP 5-16-21 16pm

Mike Simpson
6th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old defenseman
BC Midget Valley West 25 GP 3-0-3 46pm

Mitchell Fyffe
9th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old forward
BC Midget Vancouver 34 GP 7-6-13 34pm

Riley Simpson
12th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old forward
AJHL Brooks 58 GP 16-18-34 48pm

Ryan Bloom
2nd round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old forward
Alberta Midget Calgary

Ryan Fox
19 year old forward
SJHL Flin Flon 32 GP 13-8-21 28pm

Sam Johnson
Listed player
15 year old forward
Alberta AAA Midget Keystone 30 GP 27-15-42 76pm

Scott Helmkay
9th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old defenseman
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 41 GP 2-2-4 10pm

Simon Skrudland
3rd round pick in 2006 Bantam Draft
18 year old forward
AJHL Calgary 29 GP 12-14-26 12pm

Stefan Nicholishen
Listed player
16 year old forward
BCHL Penticton 55 GP 2-5-7 12pm

Steven Myland
10th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old goalie

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (8)
Home – (5) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (3) Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (9)
Home – (6) Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (3) Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (8)
Home – (6) Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (9)
Home – (4) Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (5) Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (8)
Home – (6) Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (2) Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (10)
Home – (4) Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (9)
Home – (3) Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (6) Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (8)
Home – (3) Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (5) Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (9)
Home – (5) Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (4) Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (8)
Home – (4) Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (4) Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (8)
Home – (5) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (3) Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (10)
Home – (7) Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (3) Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (8)
Home – (6) Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (10)
Home – (4) Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (6) Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (8)
Home – (6) Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (2) Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (11)
Home – (5) Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (10)
Home – (4) Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (6) Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (9)
Home – (4) Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (5) Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (10)
Home – (5) Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (5) Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (8)
Home – (4) Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (4) Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Red Deer 4 Kootenay 2 Game #64

The Red Deer Rebels scored 3 goals in the 2nd period for a come from behind 4-2 win over the Kootenay ICE.
The ICE scored 2 goals in the 7:17 of the game to lead 2-0.
Kevin King scored at 14 seconds. (Franchise Record for fastest ICE goal at the start of a game is 13 seconds by Curtis Billsten)
Steele Boomer had the other goal on the power-play.
Todd Mathews started and was replaced by Nathan Lieuwen after the Rebels scored their 4th goal.
It's the 4th time this season the ICE have lost a game after holding a 2 goal lead.

ICE Trivia Game #64

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

The ICE have earned 20 road wins this season, what is the Franchise Record?

ANSWER – 22 in 2000-01.

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Kootenay @ Red Deer Game #64

The Kootenay ICE are in Red Deer tonight.
This is the 6th meeting of the year, the ICE lead the series 3-2.
2 of the games have gone to overtime.
The ICE will be playing their 4th game in 5 nights and are coming off wins in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.
Red Deer has won 5 of their last 6 games and their last game was a win against Prince George.
The ICE have clinched a playoff spot and now set their sights on clinching 4th place in the Conference.
The magic number is 14 points.
The race for 4th is between the ICE, Medicine Hat and Red Deer.
The ICE are also 5 points behind the 1st place Calgary Hitmen.
The Rebels are 9 points behind the ICE and have 2 games in hand and the clubs play each other 3 more time this season including tonight’s’ meeting.
In the head-to-head meetings Dustin Sylvester leads the ICE with 4 goals and 11 points against the Rebels.
Red Deer is led by Willie Coetzee who has 3 goals and 8 points against the ICE.
The ICE are 1 win away from earning 40 wins in the season.
The club has previously reached that plateau 6 times.

Monday, February 22, 2010

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 39-19-3-2 record (19-9-2-1 at home, 20-10-1-1 on the road, 4-3 in overtime, 5-2 in shootouts) and in fourth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and fifth place overall in the WHL…KOOTENAY will finish the 2009-2010 regular season with an above .500 record for the 11th consecutive season, which is the longest active streak in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE…The ICE have clinched a playoff spot for the 12th consecutive season and have posted a 34-8-3-2 record since October 30th…KOOTENAY will play five of their remaining nine regular season games at home.

EKCCU NIGHT: On February 27th when KOOTENAY hosts LETHBRIDGE it will be EAST KOOTENAY COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION NIGHT…EKCCU will be raising money for the KOOTENAY CHILD HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE with their orange puck toss.

HOCKEYVILLE: When the ICE host the HURRICANES on February 27th the CRANBROOK HOCKEYVILLE COMMITTEE will be hosting a tailgate party…CBC television will be in town to video tape CRANBROOK in its bid to be KRAFT HOCKEYVILLE for 2010…Everyone is encouraged to come and take part in the festivities.

JERSEY OFF THE BACK NIGHT: On March 5th when KOOTENAY hosts MEDICINE HAT it will be JERSEY OFF THE BACK NIGHT…Fans at the game will have the opportunity to bid on the new white RBK Edge Jerseys…The winning bid on each jersey will get to meet the player after the game and will receive their jersey at the conclusion of the playoffs…All the money raised will go to the KOOTENAY ICE Scholarship Fund.

PLAYOFF PACKAGES AVAILABLE: 2010 playoff packages are now available until Friday, February 26th at the KOOTENAY ICE Office…Eight game ticket packages are $120.00 for Adults, $96.00 for Seniors and Students, and $64.00 for Youth…For more information on playoff packages, phone 417-0322.

SAVE ON FOODS: The KOOTENAY ICE and SAVE ON FOODS are pleased to offer SAVE ON FOODS TICKET VOUCHERS…Customers can purchase the ticket vouchers at the CRANBROOK SAVE ON FOODS location for all remaining KOOTENAY ICE regular season home games…Cardholders can pick them up for $14.00 plus gst or for free with the redemption of 8,000 SAVE ON MORE points…Non-Cardholders can get their vouchers for $16.00 plus gst.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is 18-5-1-1 against the CENTRAL DIVISION this season and 30-14-3-2 against the EASTERN CONFERENCE…The ICE are 26-0-2-1 when leading after the second period, 4-16-1-0 when their opponent is leading and 9-3-0-0 when they are tied…KOOTENAY is 16th in the WHL in overall power play (18.5%)…The ICE are fifth in the League in overall penalty killing (82.9%)…DUSTIN SYLVESTER, who is fifth in League scoring (34-51-85), needs to play in two more games to reach 300 in his WHL career…SYLVESTER scored his franchise record 14th career shorthanded goal on February 19 against SPOKANE (previous record was 11 held by DUNCAN MILROY)…BRAYDEN MCNABB (16-38-54), who recorded his 100th WHL career point on February 19 against the CHIEFS, is fifth in the WHL for points by a defenseman…MATT FRASER needs four more goals to reach 50 in his WHL career.

INJURY: BROCK MONTGOMERY will be out of the ICE line up two to three weeks with a shoulder injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 63 games of the 2008-2009 season the ICE were 29-26-2-6, after 64 games 30-26-2-6 and after 65 games 31-26-2-6.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday February 23 ICE @ Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday February 24 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday February 25 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday February 26 ICE @ Medicine Hat 7:30 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday February 27 ICE vs Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Tuesday, February 16 – Kootenay 1 vs Swift Current 2 – Record 37-18-3-2 – Attendance: 2,530
Goal:
1 – Martin (6) from Ismond and McNabb
Goalie: Todd Mathews (18 Saves, 2 GA)

Friday, February 19 – Kootenay 4 vs Spokane 6 – Record 37-19-3-2 – Attendance: 2,922
Goals:
1 – Fraser (27) from Reinhart and Leach
2 – Sylvester (33) from Martin
3 – Reinhart (17)
4 – McNabb (16) from Boomer and Sylvester
Goalie: Todd Mathews (19 Saves, 5 GA)

Saturday, February 20 – Kootenay 2 @ Lethbridge 1 – SO – Record 38-19-3-2 – Attendance: 3,344
Goal:
1 – Magnus (2) from Pacovsky
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (27 Saves, 1 GA)

Sunday, February 21 – Kootenay 3 @ Medicine Hat 1 – Record 39-19-3-2 – Attendance: 4,006
Goals:
1 – Sylvester (34) from King
2 – Boomer (24) from King and McNabb
3 – Reinhart (18) from Fraser
Goalie: Todd Mathews (19 Saves, 1 GA)

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (9)
Home – (5) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (4) Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (10)
Home – (7) Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (3) Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (8)
Home – (6) Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (11)
Home – (5) Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (6) Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (9)
Home – (7) Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (2) Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (12)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (10)
Home – (4) Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (6) Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (10)
Home – (4) Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (6) Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (11)
Home – (6) Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (5) Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (8)
Home – (4) Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (4) Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Hockeyville Reminder

The Kootenay ICE along with the Cranbrook Hockeyville Committee are asking fans to bring in any unused season tickets by Monday, February 22nd. Tickets will be collected at the Kootenay ICE Office and at Guest Services this Friday during the game.
The tickets will be used to bring in Minor Hockey Teams from surrounding areas for the Saturday, February 27th game against Lethbridge. Prior to the start of the game the Hockeyville Committee will be hosting a Tailgate Party at the Cranbrook Rec Plex.
CBC will be in Cranbrook on Saturday, February 27 to video tape Cranbrook for its bid for Kraft Hockeyville.

ICE Alumni Engaged To A Celebrity

Former ICE Captain Mike Comrie and actress and singer Hilary Duff are engaged. Reports say the two were engaged last weekend while vacationing in Hawaii.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kootenay 3 Medicine Hat 1 Game #63

Kootenay ICE forward Kevin King had 2 assists in 3-1 win in Medicine Hat.
Dustin Sylvester, Steele Boomer and Max Reinhart had the goals.
Todd Mathews made 22 saves, 12 in the 3rd periord, for his 29th win.
With the win and Swift Current's regulation loss to Prince Albert, the ICE have clinched a playoff spot for the 12th consecutive season.

ICE Trivia Game #63

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What former ICE player is playing in the Olympics?

ANSWER – Roman Polak with Czech Republic.

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Kootenay @ Medicine Hat Game #62

The Kootenay ICE are in Medicine Hat tonight.
It's the 4th meeting of the season, ICE lead the series 2-1 with the road team winning 2 of the 3 games.
ICE are coming off a 2-1 overtime shootout win in Lethbridge.
Tigers shutout Moose Jaw last night 4-0.
ICE are 4th in the East Conference, 5 points ahead of the 5th place Tigers.
Afetr tonight the ICE and Tigers play each other 2 more times this season.
Matt Fraser could return to the lineup after missing last night's game with a facial injury.
ICE magic numer to clinch a playof spot is 5 points.
If the ICE win tonight and Prince Albert losses in regulation in Swift Current, the ICE would gaurantee a tie for the 8th a final playoff spot.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (10)
Home – (5) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (5) Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (10)
Home – (7) Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (3) Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (9)
Home – (7) Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (11)
Home – (5) Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (6) Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (9)
Home – (7) Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (2) Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (12)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (11)
Home – (4) Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (7) Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (10)
Home – (4) Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (6) Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (11)
Home – (6) Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (5) Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (9)
Home – (5) Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (4) Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Kootenay 2 Lethbridge 1 SO Game #61

Kootenay ICE Captain Dustin Sylvester scored the only goal in the overtime shootout in a 2-1 win over Lethbridge.
Christian Magnus scored their only goal in regulation.
Both the games' goals came in the 1st period and over 2 hours later there was finally another goal scored.
Nathan Lieuwen made 27 saves for his 10th win.
Sylvester has scored 12 shootout goals in his career.
ICE magic number to clincha playoff spot is 5 points.

ICE Trivia Game #62

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What current WHL player is playing in the Olympics ?

ANSWER – Portland Winter Hawk and former Lethbridge Hurricane Luca Sbisa.

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Kootenay @ Lethbridge Game #62

The Kootenay ICE are in Lethbridge tonight.
This is the 5th meeting of the season and the ICE lead the season series 4-0.
For the first time since October the ICE have lost 2 games in a row in regulation time as they are coming off defeatss to Swift Current and Spokane.
The ICE are 4th in the Conference and their magic number to clinch playoff spot is 7 points.
Lethbridge has been eliminated from making the post season.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (11)
Home – (5) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (11)
Home – (7) Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (4) Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (10)
Home – (8) Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (11)
Home – (5) Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (6) Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (10)
Home – (7) Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (3) Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (13)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (7) Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (12)
Home – (5) Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (7) Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (11)
Home – (5) Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (6) Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (12)
Home – (7) Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (5) Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (9)
Home – (5) Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (4) Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spokane 6 Kootenay 4 Game #61

Cranbrook, BC – Spokane Chiefs beat the Kootenay ICE 6-4 in WHL action on Friday night.

Chiefs opened the scoring early in the game as Kenton Miller stole the puck in the ICE zone and Anthony Bardaro took it to the low slot and beat the goalie low on the glove side.
Stefan Ulmer made it 2-0 with a screened shot from the blueline.
ICE got within a goal as Matt Fraser scored from behind the net that banked off the back of the goalie.
Fraser got involved in a fight and didn’t return.
Spokane regained a 2 goal lead as the Kyle Beach scored his league leading 46th as he was left open in front of the net and one-timed a pass from Blake Gal.

ICE scored 2 goals in less than 2 minutes to tie the game 3-3.
Dustin Sylvester caught a high pass at the Chiefs blueline and went in on a shorthanded breakaway and scored with a high shot on the stick side. It was his 3rd SHG of the year and 13th of his career.
After the penalty to Jesse Ismond ended he came out of the penalty box and knocked Mitch Wahl down at centre ice to send Max Reinhart on a 2-on1 break and he scored with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
ICE took a 4-3 lead as Brayden McNabb scored onfrom the left wing boards the beat the screened goalie high on the glove side.
Spokane tied the game 26 seconds later as Ulmer got his 2nd of the game with a long shot from the blueline that went off the goalies arm into the net.

Chiefs scored early in the 3rd period as Ulmer’s long point shot was stopped but the rebound went to Brady Brassary had on open net.
Levko Koper added an empty net just before the buzzer.

It was the first time in ICE history they would go an entire game without a power-play opportunity.

ICE scratches – Brock Montgomery 3rd game (shoulder 2-3 weeks) and Luke Paulsen.

The ICE will visit Lethbridge on Saturday.

Game Summary
Spokane 37-20-3-1 Kootenay 37-19-3-2

1st Period
1. Spokane, Bardaro 4 (Miller) 2:45
2. Spokane, Ulmer 6 (Brassart, Johnson) 5:09
3. Kootenay, Fraser 27 (Reinhart, Leach) 7:50
4. Spokane, Beach 46 (Gal, Wahl) 9:29
Penalties – Bartman Spok Fraser Ktn (fighting) 7:59.
2nd Period
5. Kootenay, Sylvester 33 (Martin) 12:09 sh
6. Kootenay, Reinhart 17 13:55
7. Kootenay, McNabb 16 (Boomer, Sylvester) 18:26
8. Spokane, Ulmer (2) 7 (Johnson, Bartman) 18:52
Penalties – Magnus Ktn (interference) 8:12, Ismond Ktn (slashing) 11:46.
3rd Period
9. Spokane, Brassart 7 (Ulmer) 3:36
10. Spokane, Koper 24 19:59 en
Penalties - None
Shots on goal by
Spokane - 8 - 7 – 10 = 25
Kootenay – 6 – 14 – 9 = 29
Goal (shots-saves) – Spokane: James Reid (W 31-14-3-1) Kootenay: Todd Mathews (L 28-10-3-2)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Spokane: 0/2 Kootenay: 0/0
Referee – Derek Zalaski
Linesmen – Tyler Adair, Steve Cochrane
Attendance – 2,922

ICE Trivia Game #61

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What current ICE player’s Dad has won an Olympic Medal?

ANSWER – Ryan Molle’s Father Bob won Men’s Super Heavyweight Freestyle Wrestling SILVER at 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

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Spokane @ Kootenay Game #61

The Kootenay ICE will host Spokane tonight.
This is the 5th and final meeting of the season with the ICE leading the season series 3-1.
The ICE are coming off their 1st regulation home loss in 9 weeks in 2-1 decision to Swift Current on Tuesday.
The Chiefs have won 5 in a row and beat Kamloops 7-0 on Wednesday.
ICE are in 4th place in the East and the Chiefs are 5th in the West.
The Kootenay ICE have 12 games left in the season and could clinch a playoff spot this weekend.
Their magic number is 7 points, any combination of earning points and Prince Albert not earning points adding up to 7 would guarantee a spot into the post season.
ICE are 5 points behind Calgary and 5 ahead of Medicine Hat.
The ICE will play 4 games in 5 nights.
They will visit Lethbridge tomorrow, Medicine Hat on Sunday and Red Deer on Tuesday.
Jesse Ismond is on a 3 game point streak with 4 points during the span.
Kyle Beach leads the WHL 45 goals and a league leading 11 game winning goals.
Against Spokane Dustin Sylvester has earned 8 points in 4 games.
Mitch Wahl leads the Chiefs with 6 points against the ICE.
Gametime 7.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CTV in Cranbrook Tonight

Tonight Finnegan’s Wake is hosting a Scott Niedermayer Hockey Rally. CTV will be bringing their cameras to Finnegan’s to do a feature on Cranbrook’s hockey pride. Wear your hockey jerseys and watch Team Canada take on Switzerland. The hockey rally starts at 5:30, but get there early.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (12)
Home – (6) Spokane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (12)
Home – (7) Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (5) Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (10)
Home – (8) Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (12)
Home – (6) Prince George, Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (6) Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (11)
Home – (8) Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (3) Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (13)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (7) Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (12)
Home – (5) Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (7) Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (12)
Home – (5) Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (7) Brandon, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (13)
Home – (8) Vancouver, Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (5) Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (10)
Home – (6) Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (4) Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

CBC in Cranbrook

Cranbrook, BC -- The Kootenay ICE along with the Cranbrook Hockeyville Committee are asking fans to bring in any unused season tickets by Monday, February 22nd. Tickets will be collected at the Kootenay ICE Office and at Guest Services this Friday during the game.
The tickets will be used to bring in Minor Hockey Teams from surrounding areas for the Saturday, February 27th game against Lethbridge. Prior to the start of the game the Hockeyville Committee will be hosting a Tailgate Party at the Cranbrook Rec Plex.
CBC will be in Cranbrook on Saturday, February 27 to video tape Cranbrook for its bid for Kraft Hockeyville.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (12)
Home – (6) Spokane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (13)
Home – (8) Prince George, Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (5) Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (10)
Home – (8) Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (13)
Home – (6) Prince George, Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (7) Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (11)
Home – (8) Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (3) Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (13)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (7) Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (12)
Home – (5) Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (7) Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (12)
Home – (5) Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (7) Brandon, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (14)
Home – (9) Red Deer, Vancouver, Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (5) Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (11)
Home – (6) Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (5) Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Jersey Auction

Cranbrook, BC -- The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club has announced they will be putting their new white RBK Edge Game Worn jerseys up for auction.
On Friday, March 5 when the ICE host the Medicine Hat Tigers it will be Jersey Off The Back Night and fans will have the opportunity to place bids on the white jerseys during the game. The winning bid on each jersey will get to meet the players after the game and then will receive their jersey at the conclusion of the playoffs. Also up for silent auction that evening will be a limited amount of WHL practice jerseys. All proceeds from the auction will go towards the Kootenay ICE Scholarship Fund.
For more information regarding Jersey off the Back Night please call the Kootenay ICE Office at 250-417-0322. Tickets for the game are available at the Kootenay ICE Office and Kootenay Collectibles.

CTV in Cranbrook

Tomorrow Finnegan’s Wake is hosting a Scott Niedermayer Hockey Rally. CTV will be bringing their cameras to Finnegan’s to do a feature on Cranbrook’s hockey pride. Wear your hockey jerseys and watch Team Canada take on Switzerland. The hockey rally starts at 5:30, but get there early.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Swift Current 2 Kootenay 1 Game #60

Cranbrook, BC – Swift Current forward Justin Dowling had 1 goal and 1 assist in a 2-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Tuesday night.

Broncos opened the scoring as Justin Dowling fired a wrist shot over the shoulder on the goalies stick side.

In the 2nd period the ICE scored on the powerplay as Jesse Ismond found James Martin sneaking in from the bluelien and had an open net and put the puck in on the backhand.
Broncos regained the lead on a 2-man advantage as Travis Bobbee scored on a one-timer that dribbled through the goalie and barely crossed the goal line.

ICE scratches – Brock Montgomery 2nd game (shoulder 2-3 weeks) and Jagger Dirk.

ICE will host Spokane on Friday.

Game Summary
Swift Current 30-27-0-4 Kootenay 37-18-3-2

1st Period
1. Swift Current, Dowling 26 (Novotny, Claffey) 4:17
Penalties – Eakin SC (interference) 8:43, Evans SC Ismond Ktn (roughing) 11:11.
2nd Period
2. Kootenay, Martin 6 (Ismond, McNabb) 3:38 pp
3. Swift Current, Bobbee 6 (Eakin, Dowling) 12:01 pp
Penalties – Bobbee SC (delay of game) 2:12, Claffey SC (highsticking) 5:38, Rintoul Ktn (slashing) 10:15, King Ktn (slashing) 10:57.
3rd Period
No Scoring.
Penalties – Claffey SC (high sticking) :17, Ismond Ktn (holding) 4:29, Ismond Ktn (high sticking) Mathews Ktn (misconduct) 15:43, Stickland SC (goalie interference) 16:08, Wagner SC (delay of game) 19:24.
Shots on goal by
Swift Current – 10 – 6 – 4 = 20
Kootenay - 10 - 9 – 13 = 32
Goal (shots-saves) – Swift Current: Morgan Clark (W 19-13-0-2) Kootenay: Todd Mathews (L 28-9-3-2)
Power plays (goals-chances) – Swift Current: 1/4 Kootenay: 1/6
Referee – Pat Smith
Linesmen – Steve Cochrane, Ian Shaver
Attendance – 2,530

ICE Trivia Game #60

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who were the 5 players who were involved in the overtime shoot-out for Team Canada in the 1998 Olympics when they lost to the Czech Republic?

ANSWER – Theoren Fleury, Ray Bourque, Joe Nieuwendyk, Eric Lindros & Brendan Shanahan.

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Robert Fagan


An interview with Cranbrook's Robert Fagan who finished in 5th place in the Men's Snowboard Cross.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmQ9iz0U8bg

ICE Alumni in NHL Question

Darren recently sent a question asking how many former ICE players have ever played in the NHL.
The total is believed to be 27. (including a few players who only played in Edmonton)
3 former members of the coaching staff have gone to the NHL.

Players
Riley Armstong
Dean Arsene
Dan Blackburn
Zdenek Blatny
Mike Comrie
Nigel Dawes
Brennan Evans
Mike Green
Stanislav Gron
Jason Jaffray
Ben Maxwell
Steve McCarthy
Duncan Milroy
John Negrin
Jaroslav Obsut
Tomas Plihal
Roman Polak
Aaron Rome
Jarret Stoll
Brett Sutter
Marek Svatos
Jaroslav Svoboda
Matt Walker
Kyle Wanvig
Craig Weller
Jeremy Yablonski
Dmitriy Yakushin

Coaches
Cory Clouston
Brad Lauer
Ryan McGill

ICE Prospects Update

Adam Rossignol
7th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old forward
PIJHL Aldergrove 44 GP 16-30-46 20pm

Brendan O'Donnell
9th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
17 year old forward
Committed to NCAA U of North Dakota
MJHL Winnipeg 51 GP 29-30-59 55pm

Brett Tesky
6th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old goalie
Sask AAA Midget Regina 24 GP 7-16-0 3.88 .876%

Bryton Mills
Listed player
17 year old forward
Alberta Midget St. Albert

Clayton Jardine
9th round pick in 2006 Bantam Draft
18 year old forward
Commited to Merrimack College
AJHL Camrose 43 GP 16-25-41 45pm

Cody Bisbing
10th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old forward
USA U-18 P.F. Changs

Colby Cave
1st round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old forward
Sask AAA Midget Battlefords 38 GP 14-16-30 36pm

Colten St. Clair
10th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
17 year old forward
USHL Fargo 39 GP 12-14-26 29pm

Connor Tiechko
6th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
17 year old forward
BCHL Naniamo/Surrey 42 GP 1-7-8 12pm

Dylan Schellenberg
8th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old defenseman
AJHL Drumheller 32 GP 3-0-3 104pm

Eric Benoit
Listed player
16 year old forward
Sask AAA Midget Regina 38 GP 26-12-38 40pm

Jared Iron
8th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old forward
Sask AAA Midget Beardy's 37 GP 24-30-54 30pm

Jarett Zentner
4th round pick 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old forward
Alberta AAA Midget Red Deer

Jeff Hubic
4th round pick 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old defenseman
Sask AAA Midget Regina 28 GP 8-12-20 49pm

John Neibrandt
Listed player
17 year old defenseman
SJHL Yorkton 36 GP 3-1-4 59pm

Justin Schultz
Listed player
19 year old defenseman
NCAA U of Wisconsin 29 GP 2-11-13 8pm

Kaare Odegard
Listed player
19 year old defenseman
NCAA Alaska Fairbanks 23 GP 0-5-5 8pm

Kevin Jacyna
Listed player
16 year old goalie
Alberta Midget Calgary 16 GP 7-5-1 4.10

Kurt Johnas
5th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old forward
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 28 GP 6-16-22

Levi Cable
Listed player
15 year old foward
Sask AAA Midget Yorkton 40 GP 15-16-31 8pm

Mackenzie Skapski
3rd round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old goalie
BC Midget Fraser Valley 9 GP 3.29

Matt Benning
2nd round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old defenseman
Alberta AAA Midget St. Albert

Michael King
3rd round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old defenseman
BC Midget Cariboo 35 GP 5-15-20 16pm

Mike Simpson
6th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old defenseman
BC Midget Valley West 23 GP 3-0-3 46pm

Mitchell Fyffe
9th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old forward
BC Midget Vancouver 32 GP 7-6-13 30pm

Riley Simpson
12th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old forward
AJHL Brooks 55 GP 16-18-34 44pm

Ryan Bloom
2nd round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old forward
Alberta Midget Calgary

Ryan Fox
19 year old forward
SJHL Flin Flon 29 GP 12-8-20 28pm

Sam Johnson
Listed player
15 year old forward
Alberta AAA Midget Keystone 28 GP 24-15-39 70pm

Scott Helmkay
9th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
16 year old defenseman
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 38 GP 2-2-4 10pm

Simon Skrudland
3rd round pick in 2006 Bantam Draft
18 year old forward
AJHL Calgary 28 GP 12-13-25 12pm

Stefan Nicholishen
Listed player
16 year old forward
BCHL Penticton 52 GP 2-5-7 12pm

Steven Myland
10th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
15 year old goalie

Swift Current @ Kootenay Game #60

The Kootenay ICE host Swift Current tonight.
This is the 4th and final meeting of the season.
The Broncos lead the season series 2-1, the ICE won the last meeting 8-6.
The ICE have won 3 games in a row and are coming off a 6-3 win over Saskatoon on Sunday.
The Broncos are coming off a win over Medicine Hat on Saturday.
The ICE can set a Franchise record tonight as they have earned points in 12 straight home games 11-0-1. They earned 12 wins in a row in 2006-07.
Their last home regulation loss was December 11 to Calgary.
The Broncos struggled on the road in the 1st half of the season but are 4-1-0-2 in the last 7 away from home.
ICE are 4th in the Conference and the Broncos are battling for the 7th and 8th.
The ICE magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 9 points.
Dustin Sylvester (4-4-8), Matt Fraser (2-3-5) and Max Reinhart (1-3-4) all have 4 game point streaks.
Broncos Cody Eakin is 2nd in the WHL with 41 goals.
Gametime 7.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (13)
Home – (7) Swift Current, Spokane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (13)
Home – (8) Prince George, Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (5) Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (10)
Home – (8) Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (14)
Home – (6) Prince George, Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (8) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (11)
Home – (8) Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (3) Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (14)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (8) Tri City, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (13)
Home – (6) Red Deer, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (7) Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (12)
Home – (5) Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (7) Brandon, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (14)
Home – (9) Red Deer, Vancouver, Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (5) Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (12)
Home – (6) Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (6) Kootenay, Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Monday, February 15, 2010

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 37-17-3-2 record (19-7-2-1 at home, 18-10-1-1 on the road, 4-3 in overtime, 4-2 in shootouts) and in fourth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and tied for sixth place overall in the WHL…KOOTENAY has tied a franchise record for the most consecutive home games with a point at 12 (11-0-1 record – December 15, 2009 – February 14, 2010)…The ICE will finish the 2009-2010 regular season with an above .500 record for the 11th consecutive season, which is the longest active streak in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE…KOOTENAY will finish the regular season with a .500 or better road record for the ninth time in the last 11 seasons…The ICE are 32-6-3-2 since October 30th.

GIFT CARDS: Get the gift that keeps on giving…The Kootenay ICE have reusable and reloadable gift cards for any dollar amount…Your special someone can use the gift card to buy individual game tickets, Flex Paks, Family Paks, Season Ticket Packages or Playoff Packages…Buy it for Birthday’s, Anniversary’s or any other special day…Gift Cards are available at the Kootenay ICE Office.

FAMILY PACKS: The ICE have FAMILY PACKS on sale for the remaining Tuesday and Wednesday home games during the 2009-2010 season…FAMILY PACKS are $45.00 and include two adult tickets, two youth or student tickets, a parking voucher, a game program voucher, and two McDonald Happy Meal vouchers…For more information, or to purchase a FAMILY PACK, call or visit the KOOTENAY ICE Office.

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: The sale of SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS continues…You get seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility…SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are available in Adult, Senior, Student and Youth packages. Adults are $99.00, Seniors $81.00, Students $81.00 and Youth $57.00.

SAVE ON FOODS: The KOOTENAY ICE and SAVE ON FOODS are pleased to offer SAVE ON FOODS VOUCHERS for the remaining 2009-2010 regular season…Customers can purchase the ticket vouchers at the CRANBROOK SAVE ON FOODS location for all remaining KOOTENAY ICE regular season home games…Cardholders can pick them up for $14.00 plus gst or for free with the redemption of 8,000 SAVE ON MORE points…Non-Cardholders can get their vouchers for $16.00 plus gst.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is 27-5-3-2 when they score the first goal of the game and 10-12-0-0 when their opponent scores first…DUSTIN SYLVESTER, who is tied for third in League scoring (32-50-82), is third in franchise history for goals with 108 (108-132-240, NIGEL DAWES – 159 and JARRET STOLL - 124)…SYLVESTER is tied for second in the WHL for game winning goals with eight…BRAYDEN MCNABB (15-36-51), who needs two more points to reach 100 in his WHL career, is tied for fifth in the WHL for points by a defenseman…MATT FRASER needs five more goals to reach 50 in his WHL career…DOMINIK PACOVSKY played in his 100th WHL career game on February 12 against EDMONTON…STEELE BOOMER recorded his 100th WHL career point against the OIL KINGS on February 12.

SCORING STREAK: MAX REINHART (1-4-5) has recorded at least a point in his last four games…DUSTIN SYLVESTER (3-4-7), KEVIN KING (3-2-5), STEELE BOOMER (2-5-7) and MATT FRASER (2-1-3) have each recorded at least a point in their last three games.

INJURY: BROCK MONTGOMERY will be out of the ICE line up three to four weeks with a shoulder injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 59 games of the 2008-2009 season the ICE were 28-23-2-6, after 60 games 28-24-2-6 and after 61 games 28-25-2-6.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday February 16 ICE vs Swift Current 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday February 17 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday February 18 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday February 19 ICE vs Spokane 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday February 20 ICE @ Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday February 21 ICE @ Medicine Hat 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Tuesday, February 9 – Kootenay 5 vs Moose Jaw 2 – Record 35-17-1-2 – Attendance: 2,595
Goals:
1 – Sylvester (30) from McNabb and Boomer
2 – Molle (2) from Sylvester
3 – Sylvester (31) from King and Boomer
4 – Antilla (13) from Martin and Mathews
5 – Fraser (25) from Reinhart
Goalie: Todd Mathews (28 Saves, 2 GA)

Friday, February 12 – Kootenay 5 @ Edmonton 2 – Record 36-17-2-2 – Attendance: 3,749
Goals:
1 – King (20) from Molle and Sylvester
2 – Sylvester (32) from Boomer and Rintoul
3 – Czerwonka (4) from Montgomery
4 – Fraser (26) from Reinhart and Ismond
5 – Boomer (22) from King and Sylvester
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (25 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, February 14 – Kootenay 6 vs Saskatoon 3 – Record 37-17-3-2 – Attendance: 2,806
Goals:
1 – King (21) from Sylvester and Boomer
2 – Ismond (18) from Rintoul and Reinhart
3 – Ismond (19) from Antilla and Pacovsky
4 – King (22) from Boomer
5 – Reinhart (16) from Antilla and Fraser
6 – Boomer (23)
Goalie: Todd Mathews (31 Saves, 3 GA)

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (13)
Home – (7) Swift Current, Spokane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (14)
Home – (9) Brandon, Prince George, Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (5) Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (10)
Home – (8) Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (14)
Home – (6) Prince George, Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (8) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (12)
Home – (8) Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (4) Calgary, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (15)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (9) Portland, Tri City, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (13)
Home – (6) Red Deer, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (7) Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (12)
Home – (5) Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (7) Brandon, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (14)
Home – (9) Red Deer, Vancouver, Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (5) Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (12)
Home – (6) Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (6) Kootenay, Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kootenay 6 Saskatoon 3 Game #59

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forwards Jesse Ismond and Kevin King had 2 goal games in 6-3 win over the Saskatoon Blades in WHL action on Sunday night.

The ICE opened the scoring as the Blades goalie dove to try and cover up the puck in front of his crease but failed to find it and that left an open net behind him for Kevin King who backhanded it into the empty net.
While shorthanded Gaelan Patterson goes on a breakaway and is tripped by Jesse Ismond and was awarded a penalty shot. Patterson went for a wrist shot that was stopped by the goalies right pad.

Blades tied the game while shorthanded as on a 2-on-1 break Gaelen Patterson beat the goalie with a wrist shot.
ICE regained the lead on the power-play as Hayden Rintoul made a great pass to Jesse Ismond near the crease and one-timed the shot.
Ismond got his 2nd of the game after receiving a cross ice pass from Joe Antilla and his one-timer deflected off a blade stick and fluttered into the net.
On a power-play Steele Boomer goes coast-to-coast and then from the corner fed Kevin King crashing the net and he flips it in for his 2nd of the game.
The ICE scored their 3rd power-play goal of the period while the Blades are being called for another penalty, the ICE pulled their goalie and on a goal mouth scramble Max reinhart got the goal.

Blades made things interesting midway through the 3rd period on goals by Jeremy Boyer and Brent Benson that came 47 seconds apart.
Lukas Sutter assisted on on of the goals for his 1st career point in his 1st game.
Steele Boomer put the game away with a breakaway goal as he went with a backhand deke that he lifted over the goalies blocker arm.

ICE scratches – Brock Montgomery 1st game (shoulder 2 weeks) and Elgin Pearce.

ICE will host Swift Current on Tuesday.

Game Summary
Saskatoon 39-13-3-3 Kootenay 37-17-3-2

1st Period
1. Kootenay, King 21 (Sylvester, Boomer) 16:34
Missed penalty shot – Patterson Sask, 19:17
Penalties – Thrower Sask Hurley Ktn (fighting) 9:22, Boomer Ktn (tripping) 10:37, King Ktn (interference) 11:15, Nichols Sask (interference) 18:36.
2nd Period
2. Saskatoon, Patterson (Elliott) 2:02 sh
3. Kootenay, Ismond 18 (Rintoul, Reinhart) 2:54 pp
4. Kootenay, Ismond (2) 19 (Antilla, Pacovksy) 7:12
5. Kootenay, King (2) 22 (Boomer) 11:57 pp
6. Kootenay, Reinhart 16 (Fraser, Antilla) 19:12 pp
Penalties – Inglis sask (tripping) 1:40, Thrower Sask Hurley Ktn (double roughing) 2:59, Toomey Sask (cross checking) Pacovsky Ktn (unsportsmanlike) 7:12, Sutter Sask Sylvester Ktn (unsportsmanlike) 7:16, Klassen Sask Fraser Ktn (delay of game) 8:15, Inglis Sask (cross checking major, fighting, game misconduct) Dziurzynski Sask (fighting, double game misconduct) Ismond Ktn (instigator, fighting, misconduct) Czerwonka Ktn (fighting, game misconduct) 8:40, Sutter Sask (high sticking) 17:16, Nichols Sask (hooking) 19:12.
3rd Period
7. Saskatoon, Benson 7 (Wintoneak, Kizuik) 8:28
8. Saskatoon, Boyer 9 (Sutter, Toomey) 9:15
9. Kootenay, Boomer 23 15:18
Penalties – Niemi Sask (tripping) 1:46, Viedensky Sask (goalie interefence) 18:18.
Shots on goal by
Saskatoon – 18 - 6 – 10 = 34
Kootenay - 12 – 16 - 8 = 36
Goal (shots-saves) – Saskatoon: Adam Morrison (L 15-9-0-3) Kootenay: Todd Mathews (W 28-8-3-2)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Saskatoon: 0/2 Kootenay: 3/7
Referee – Derek Herman
Linesmen – Jeff Jobson, Jim Maniago
Attendance – 2,806

ICE Trivia Game #59

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Saskatoon leads the WHL with 17 overtime games this season. What is the WHL record for most OT games in one season?

ANSWER – 23 Moose Jaw 2007-08.

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Saskatoon @ Kootenay Game #59

The Kootenay ICE will host Saskatoon tonight.
It's the 4th and final meeting of the season, the ICE lead the season series 2-1.
The ICE are coming off a 5-2 win in Edmonton on Friday.
The Blades are playing their 3rd road game in 3 nights after earning wins in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.
ICE are 4th in the Conference and the Blades are 1st.
ICE are 3 points behind Calgary and 3 ahead of Medicine Hat. The Hitmen play this afternoon, so by gametime the ICE could be up to 5 points behind.
Dustin Sylvester has 6 points in his last 2 games and is in 3rd placed in the WHL scoring race, 1 point behind Craig Cunningham and Jordan Eberle.
The ICE magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 11 points.
Blades magic number is 4 points.

Brock Montgomery suffererd a should injury on Friday and will be out of the line-up for at least 2 weeks.

In a side note, Edmonton and Prince George were officially eliminated from the playoffs yesterday.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (14)
Home – (8) Saskatoon, Swift Current, Spokane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (15)
Home – (9) Brandon, Prince George, Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (11)
Home – (9) Brandon, Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (2) Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (14)
Home – (6) Prince George, Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (8) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (13)
Home – (8) Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (5) Medicine Hat, Calgary, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (15)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (11) Portland, Tri City, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (13)
Home – (6) Red Deer, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (7) Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (12)
Home – (5) Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (7) Brandon, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (15)
Home – (9) Red Deer, Vancouver, Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (6) Kootenay, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (12)
Home – (6) Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (6) Kootenay, Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (14)
Home – (8) Saskatoon, Swift Current, Spokane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (15)
Home – (9) Brandon, Prince George, Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (12)
Home – (9) Brandon, Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (3) Swift Current, Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (15)
Home – (7) Prince Albert, Prince George, Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (8) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (13)
Home – (8) Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (5) Medicine Hat, Calgary, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (16)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (10) Everett, Portland, Tri City, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (14)
Home – (6) Red Deer, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (8) Red Deer, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (13)
Home – (5) Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (8) Edmonton, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (16)
Home – (9) Red Deer, Vancouver, Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (7) Lethbridge, Kootenay, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (13)
Home – (7) Medicine Hat, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (6) Kootenay, Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Friday, February 12, 2010

Kootenay 5 Edmonton 2 Game #58

Kootenay ICE scored 3 3rd period goals in a 5-2 win in Edmonton.
Dustin Sylvester had 1 goal and 2 assists and is now tied for 1st the WHL scoring race.
Linemates Steele Boomer and Kevin King each had 1 goal and 1 assist.
Boomer now has over 100 career points.
Drew Czerwonka scored his 1st career game winning goal and Matt Fraser had the other marker.
Nathan Lieuwen made 25 saves for his 9th win.
ICE will host Saskatoon on Sunday.

ICE Trivia Game #58

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Dustin Sylvester leads the club with 8 game winning goals. What is the Franchise record for most game winning goals in one season?

ANSWER – 14 Nigel Dawes 2004-05.
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Kootenay @ Edmonton Game #58

The Kootenay ICE are in Edmonton tonight.
This is the 4th meeting of the season between the clubs, the ICE lead the season series 3-0.
The last meeting was last month when Jesse Ismond scored a hat-trick in a game that started in the morning.
ICE go into the weekend in 4th place in the East Conference, 3 points behind Calgary and 1 point ahead of Medicine Hat.
Edmonton is in last place.
The Kootenay ICE have 15 games left in the season and 7 of them are on the road.
In their history the ICE have 3 wins in 7 games played in Edmonton.
The ICE magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 14 points.
Edmonton is 3 regulation losses away from officially being eliminated from making the post season.
Dustin Sylvester is 4th in league scoring going into the weekend.
Brayden McNabb is 3rd in defensemen scoring.
Todd Mathews is tied for 2nd with 27 wins.
Edmonton is led in scoring by 16-year-old rookie Michael St. Croix with 33 points.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (15)
Home – (8) Saskatoon, Swift Current, Spokane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (7) Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (16)
Home – (10) Prince Albert, Brandon, Prince George, Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (6) Lethbridge, Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (13)
Home – (10) Saskatoon, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (3) Swift Current, Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (16)
Home – (8) Regina, Prince Albert, Prince George, Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (8) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (14)
Home – (9) Swift Current, Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (5) Medicine Hat, Calgary, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (17)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (11) Seattle, Everett, Portland, Tri City, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (15)
Home – (6) Red Deer, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (9) Calgary, Red Deer, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (14)
Home – (5) Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (9) Red Deer, Edmonton, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (17)
Home – (9) Red Deer, Vancouver, Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (8) Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (14)
Home – (7) Medicine Hat, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (7) Brandon, Kootenay, Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (16)
Home – (8) Saskatoon, Swift Current, Spokane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (7) Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (17)
Home – (10) Prince Albert, Brandon, Prince George, Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (7) Regina, Lethbridge, Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (14)
Home – (11) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (3) Swift Current, Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (16)
Home – (8) Regina, Prince Albert, Prince George, Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (8) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (14)
Home – (9) Swift Current, Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (5) Medicine Hat, Calgary, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (18)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (12) Spokane, Seattle, Everett, Portland, Tri City, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (16)
Home – (6) Red Deer, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (10) Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (15)
Home – (6) Calgary, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (9) Red Deer, Edmonton, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (18)
Home – (10) Swift Current, Red Deer, Vancouver, Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (8) Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (15)
Home – (7) Medicine Hat, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (8) Saskatoon, Brandon, Kootenay, Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kootenay 5 Moose Jaw 2 Game #57

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE Captain Dustin Sylvester had 2 goals and 1 assist in a 5-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in WHL action on Tuesday night.

Warriors opened the scoring as Cody Smuk’s long shot from the blueline was stopped by the goalie but a big rebound was found by Jesse Paradis and scored on the stick side.
ICE tied the game 1-1 on the powerplay as Dustin Sylvester was allowed to get to the middle slot and his low shot went through the screened goalie.
It’s the second time Sylvester has reached the 30-goal mark in his career.

The Warriors regained the lead early in the second period as Jason Bast fed Spencer Edwards with a pass to the crease and he redirected it into the net.
With the clubs playing 4-on-4 Sylvester fed defenseman Ryan Molle in the middle slot and his wrist shot went of the goalies’ blocker and into the net.
The ICE took the lead 3-2 lead as Kevin King from the corner threw a pass to the low slot and Sylvester reached out and deflected the puck high into the net.

In the third period the ICE made it 4-2 as James Martin Martin on a stretch pass go it to Joe Antilla and he went in on the breakaway and scored on a wrist shot high on the glove side.
ICE added insurance late in the game as Matt Fraser created a turnover and came in on a 2-on-1 break and fired a wrist shot on the blocker side.

ICE scratches – Luke Paulsen & Brendan Hurley.

ICE will visit Edmonton on Friday.

Game Summary
Moose Jaw 26-20-4-4 Kootenay 35-17-3-2

1st Period
1. Moose Jaw, Paradis 8 (Smuk, Edwards) 4:59
2. Kootenay, Sylvester 30 (McNabb, Boomer) 6:25 pp
Penalties – Rowinski MJ (hooking) 6:18, Edwards MJ (holding) 18:25.
2nd Period
3. Moose Jaw, Edwards 15 (Bast, McIlrath) :48
4. Kootenay, Molle 2 (Sylvester) 3:07
5. Kootenay, Sylvester (2) 31 (King, Boomer) 5:49
Penalties – Hood MJ Fraser Ktn (roughing) 2:21, Dirk Ktn (interference) 8:01, Smuk MJ (holding) 11:43, Stanton MJ (cross checking) 18:52, Sylvester Ktn (tripping) 19:03.
3rd Period
6. Kootenay, Antilla 13 (Mathews, Martin) 2:34
7. Kootenay, Fraser 25 (Reinhart) 17:49
Penalties – McFaull MJ (kneeing) 19:40.
Shots on goal by
Moose Jaw – 9 – 12 – 9 = 30
Kootenay - 6 – 10 – 9 = 25
Goal (shots-saves) – Moose Jaw: Jeff Bosch (L 19-15-3-2) Kootenay: Todd Mathews (W 27-8-3-2)
Power plays (goals-chances) – Moose Jaw: 0/2 Kootenay: 1/5
Referees – Sean Raphael, Ryan Thompson
Linesmen – Andrew Barker, Jim Maniago
Attendance – 2,595

ICE Trivia Game #57

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Have the ICE and Warriors ever met in a playoffs series?

ANSWER – In the 2001 Playoffs the ICE won a 1st round series against the Warriors in a 4-game sweep.

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ICE Masks


Here are the ICE goalie masks. Nathan Lieuwen's is on the left and Todd Mathews's is on the right.

Mathews Front.

Mathews Back.

Lieuwen Front.

Lieuwen Back.

Scott Niedermayer Interview



Kyle Christensen recently did an interview with Cranbrook's Scott Niedermayer who will be the Captain for Team Canada at the Olympics.
Hear it on tonights' broadcast or visit the link to hear it now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmR5_Gwzduk

Bantam Draft Rankings

From the ISS, here is the latest rankings for the WHL Bantam Draft.

1. Alex Forsberg - Beardy's Blackhawks MAAA
2. Brian Williams - Los Angeles Selects
3. Mathew Needham - Penticton
4. Madison Bowey - Winnipeg Monarchs
5. Corey Millette – Notre Dame

https://www.isshockey.com/scouting/home

Red Line Report January 2010

Here is the Red Line Report for January 2010.

Rank Player Pos. Ht/Wt Shoots Date of birth Team
1 Taylor Hall LW 6-0/182 L 14-Nov-91 Windsor
2 Tyler Seguin C 6-1/186 R 31-Jan-92 Plymouth
3 Cam Fowler D 6-2/198 L 5-Dec-91 Windsor
4 Vladimir Tarasenko RW 5-10/172 L 13-Dec-91 Novosibirsk
5 Brandon Gormley D 6-2/184 L 18-Feb-92 Moncton
6 Derek Forbort D 6-4/192 L 4-Mar-92 U.S. NTDP U-18
7 Kirill Kabanov (injured) LW 6-3/172 L 16-Jul-92 Moncton
8 Mikael Granlund C 5-10/178 L 26-Feb-92 HIFK Helsinki
9 Nino Niederreiter RW 6-1/207 L 8-Sep-92 Portland
10 Alex Burmistrov C 5-11/172 L 21-Oct-91 Barrie

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hockey/columnist/woodlief/2010-01-20-red-line-report_N.htm

Moose Jaw @ Kootenay Game #57

The Kootenay ICE will host Moose Jaw tonight.
This is the 4th and final meeting of the season.
Warriors lead the season series 2-1.
The ICE win 2-1 in Moose Jaw last week.
The ICE are back home after earning 7 of a possible 10 points on a 5-game road trip.
The Warriors are at the start of a trip that has them going through the US Division.
The Kootenay ICE have coming through one of the toughest parts of their schedule where they played 9 of 11 games on the road. They finished with a 7-2-2 record.
Warriors have 1 win in their last 8 games, but 3 of their losses have come in extra time.
There are 5 weeks left in the WHL regular season and the ICE have 16 games left, 9 at home and 7 on the road.
The ICE are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games at the Rec-Plex.
Jesse Ismond scored his 2nd career hat-trick in the clubs’ last game, an overtime loss in Regina.
The ICE are 1 point behind Calgary for 1st place in the Central Divison and 2nd place in the Conference.
Moose Jaw is in the 8th and final playoff spots but have teams close behind.
Gametime 7.

Monday, February 8, 2010

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 34-17-3-2 record (17-7-2-1 at home, 17-10-1-1 on the road, 4-3 in overtime, 4-2 in shootouts) and in fourth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and sixth place overall in the WHL…The ICE will finish the 2009-2010 regular season with an above .500 record for the 11th consecutive season, which is the longest active streak in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE…KOOTENAY is 29-6-3-2 since October 30th…THE ICE will play four of their next five games at home.

FAMILY PACKS: The ICE have FAMILY PACKS on sale for the remaining Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday home games during the 2009-2010 season…FAMILY PACKS are $45.00 and include two adult tickets, two youth or student tickets, a parking voucher, a game program voucher, and two McDonald Happy Meal vouchers…For more information, or to purchase a FAMILY PACK, call or visit the KOOTENAY ICE Office.

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: The sale of SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS continues…You get seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility…SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are available in Adult, Senior, Student and Youth packages. Adults are $99.00, Seniors $81.00, Students $81.00 and Youth $57.00.

SAVE ON FOODS: The KOOTENAY ICE and SAVE ON FOODS are pleased to announce the 2009-2010 SAVE ON FOODS VOUCHERS are now available…Customers can purchase the ticket vouchers at the CRANBROOK SAVE ON FOODS location for all remaining KOOTENAY ICE regular season home games…Cardholders can pick them up for $14.00 plus gst or for free with the redemption of 8,000 SAVE ON MORE points…Non-Cardholders can get their vouchers for $16.00 plus gst.

SUBWAY CENTRAL DIVISION CHALLENGE CUP: This season KOOTENAY will be facing off against the rest of the CENTRAL DIVISION for a different kind of trophy…The SUBWAY CENTRAL DIVISION CHALLENGE CUP tallies points from head-to-head meetings in the CENTRAL DIVISION and the team with the most points in those head-to-heads at the end of the regular season will be awarded the SUBWAY CENTRAL DIVISION CHALLENGE CUP…Fans can get involved by answering weekly trivia questions to win prizes…To get to the CHALLENGE CUP webpage click on the link at www.kootenayice.net

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is 23-13-3-2 against the EASTERN CONFERENCE this season…DUSTIN SYLVESTER, who is tied for third in League scoring (29-46-75), is fifth in franchise history for points with 233 (105-128-233, JARRET STOLL – 286, NIGEL DAWES – 272, STEVE DASILVA – 235 and DALE MAHOVSKY – 234)…SYLVESTER is tied for third in the WHL for game winning goals with seven…Goaltender TODD MATHEWS is tied for eighth in the League in save percentage (.908%)…BRAYDEN MCNABB (15-35-50), who needs two more points to reach 100 in his WHL career, is tied for third in the WHL for points by a defenseman…JESSE ISMOND recorded his second hat trick of the season February 6 against REGINA…DOMINIK PACOVSKY needs to play in two more games to reach 100 WHL career games played…KEVIN KING played in his 250th WHL game on February 5 against BRANDON…STEELE BOOMER, who needs two more points to reach 100 WHL career points, played in his 150th WHL game on February 3 in MOOSE JAW.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 56 games of the 2008-2009 season the ICE were 26-22-2-6, after 57 games 27-22-2-6 and after 58 games 27-23-2-6.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday February 9 ICE vs Moose Jaw 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday February 10 Practice 4:15 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday February 11 Practice 11:30 – 1:00 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday February 12 ICE @ Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday February 13 Practice 3:30 – 4:30 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Sunday February 14 ICE vs Saskatoon 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Monday, February 1 – Kootenay 2 @ Regina 1 – SO – Record 33-16-1-2 – Attendance: 3,861
Goal:
1 – Fraser (24) from Pacovsky and Boomer
Goalie: Todd Mathews (25 Saves, 1 GA)

Wednesday, February 3 – Kootenay 2 @ Moose Jaw 1 – Record 34-16-2-2 – Attendance: 2,161
Goals:
1 – Sylvester (28) from McNabb and King
2 – Rintoul (6) from King
Goalie: Todd Mathews (37 Saves, 1 GA)

Friday, February 5 – Kootenay 0 @ Brandon 4 – Record 34-17-2-2 – Attendance: 4,688
Goalie: Todd Mathews (28 Saves, 4 GA)

Saturday, February 6 – Kootenay 4 @ Regina 5 – OT – Record 34-17-3-2 – Attendance: 4,361
Goals:
1 – Ismond (15) from Reinhart
2 – Sylvester (29)
3 – Ismond (16) from Fraser
4 – Ismond (17) from Fraser
Goalie: Todd Mathews (22 Saves, 5 GA)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (16)
Home – (9) Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Spokane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (7) Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (18)
Home – (10) Prince Albert, Brandon, Prince George, Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (8) Swift Current, Regina, Lethbridge, Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (14)
Home – (11) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (3) Swift Current, Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (17)
Home – (9) Lethbridge, Regina, Prince Albert, Prince George, Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (8) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (15)
Home – (10) Regina, Swift Current, Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (5) Medicine Hat, Calgary, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (19)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (13) Kootenay, Spokane, Seattle, Everett, Portland, Tri City, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (16)
Home – (6) Red Deer, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (10) Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (16)
Home – (6) Calgary, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (10) Brandon, Red Deer, Edmonton, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (18)
Home – (10) Swift Current, Red Deer, Vancouver, Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (8) Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (16)
Home – (8) Calgary, Medicine Hat, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (8) Saskatoon, Brandon, Kootenay, Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Regina 5 Kootenay 4 OT Game #56

Kootenay ICE forward Jesse Ismond registered his 2nd career hat trick in a losing cause as they drooped a 5-4 overtime loss in Regina.
The ICE led 4-2 with 2 minutes left in the game.
Dustin Sylvester, shorthanded, had the other ICE goal.
The ICE went through a stretch of 11 games where 9 were played on the road and ended with a 7-2-2 record.

ICE Trivia Game #56

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Tonight’s game is the 200th regular season game coached by Mark Holick. Who are the 2 coaches who have been on the bench for more games for the ICE?

ANSWER – 360 Cory Clouston, 350 Ryan McGill.

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Kootenay @ Regina Game #56

The Kootenay ICE are in Regina tonight.
This is the 4th and final meeting of the season, with the ICE leading the season series 2-1. Each team has won a game in the other teams' building in an overtime shootout.
ICE are coming off a 4-0 loss in Brandon last night.
The Pats have lost 3 overtime shootout games in a row this week and lost to Saskatoon last night.
The ICE are wrapping up a part of their schedule where they have played 9 of 11 games on the road. Their record is 7-2-0-1.
ICE are in a 3-way tie with Calgary and Medicine Hat for 1st in the Cental Division and 2nd in the East Conference.
Regina is in 10th place in the Conference and are 7 points out of a playoff spot.
Head to Head
Matt Fraser 2-2-4
Antilla 2-1-3
King 2-1-3
Jesse Ismond 0-3-3
Jordan Weal 1-3-4
Jordan Eberle 2-0-2

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay (17)
Home – (9) Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Spokane, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton
Away – (8) Regina, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Red Deer

Calgary (19)
Home – (11) Medicine Hat, Prince Albert, Brandon, Prince George, Red Deer, Kelowna, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer
Away – (8) Swift Current, Regina, Lethbridge, Kelowna, Kamloops, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton

Medicine Hat (15)
Home – (11) Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Kootenay, Kamloops, Moose Jaw, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge
Away – (4) Calgary, Swift Current, Kootenay, Lethbridge

Red Deer (18)
Home – (9) Lethbridge, Regina, Prince Albert, Prince George, Kootenay, Calgary, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Kootenay
Away – (9) Swift Current, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Calgary

Brandon (16)
Home – (10) Regina, Swift Current, Regina, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away – (6) Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, Calgary, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina

Moose Jaw (10)
Home – (6) Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Lethbridge, Swift Current
Away – (13) Kootenay, Spokane, Seattle, Everett, Portland, Tri City, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Saskatoon, Brandon, Swift Current

Prince Albert (16)
Home – (6) Red Deer, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Brandon, Swift Current, Saskatoon
Away – (10) Medicine Hat, Calgary, Red Deer, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon

Regina (17)
Home – (7) Kootenay, Calgary, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Brandon
Away – (10) Brandon, Red Deer, Edmonton, Brandon, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Saskatoon, Brandon

Saskatoon (19)
Home – (11) Brandon, Swift Current, Red Deer, Vancouver, Brandon, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Moose Jaw, Regina, Prince Albert
Away – (8) Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Kootenay, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Edmonton, Calgary, Prince Albert

Swift Current (17)
Home – (9) Red Deer, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Chilliwack, Prince Albert, Regina, Vancouver, Regina, Moose Jaw
Away – (8) Saskatoon, Brandon, Kootenay, Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw

Friday, February 5, 2010

Brandon 4 Kootenay 0 Game #55

The Kootenay ICE were shutout for the second time this season as they lost 4-0 in Brandon.
The club managed 16 shots on goals (2nd lowest total of the season) and 2 in the third period (season low).
The club killed 8 of 9 penalties and the only goal allowed was a 2-man disadvantage.
The ICE have been 2-men down 39 times this year and have had 20 2-man advantages.
It was the second regulation loss in their last 21 games (18-2-1-0).
2 of the 3 losses have come against Brandon.