Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kootenay 3 Everett 1 Game #27

Everett, Wash – Kootenay ICE goalie Nathan Lieuwen made 26 saves including 12 in the 3rd period in a 3-1 win over the Everett Silvertips in WHL action on Tuesday night.

The ICE scored a goal in each period as Joey Leach, Max Reinhart and Jesse Ismond got the markers.
Kevin King and Steele Boomer each had 2 assists.

ICE will visit Portland on Wednesday.

ICE Scratches – Hayden Rintoul (3rd game knee 1-2 weeks), Eric Benoit (8th game 1 week), Brock Montgomery (1st game foot day-to-day).

Game Summary
Everett 11-12-1-3 Kootenay 18-7-0-2

Kootenay 1 1 1 - 3
Everett 1 0 0 - 1

1st Period-1, Kootenay, Leach 4 (King, Boomer), 9:46. 2, Everett, MacDonald 4 (Ferraro, Suer), 12:01 (PP). Penalties-Ismond Ktn (hooking), 3:14; Murray Evt (hooking), 4:22; Ismond Ktn (interference), 10:29; Rissanen Evt (checking from behind), 13:41.

2nd Period-3, Kootenay, Reinhart 10 (Pearce), 0:28. Penalties-No Penalties

3rd Period-4, Kootenay, Ismond 9 (Boomer, King), 1:15. Penalties-Paulsen Ktn (holding), 3:14; MacDonald Evt (usc diving), 3:14; Leach Ktn (holding), 4:25; Martin Ktn (delay of game), 10:16; Dirk Ktn (tripping), 16:13.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 9-13-9-31. Everett 12-3-12-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 2; Everett 1 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 13-5-0-1 (27 shots-26 saves). Everett, Simpson 9-10-1-3 (31 shots-28 saves).
A-3,663
Referees-Andy Thiessen (11).
Linesmen-Chris Sweeting (137), Tim Digby (75).

ICE Trivia Game #27

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.
Doug Soetart has been the Everett GM in 7 of the 8 years of their existence. Where did he go in the 2005-06 season?

ANSWER – He was the GM for the AHL Omaha team which was the Calgary Flames farm club.
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Kootenay @ Everett Game #27

The Kootenay ICE are in Everett tonight for their one and only meeting.
Last season in Cranbrook the Silvertips won 4-1.
Last meeting in Everett was Nov 29, 2008 and the ICE won 6-3.
ICE are coming off a 6-2 win in Seattle.
The club scored a season high 3 powerplay goals in the win and is the 2nd time they accomplished that total this season.
Silvertips have dropped 3 in a row and lost 5-3 to Medicine Hat on Saturday.
ICE are in 2nd place in the Central Division, 3 points behind Red Deer and the ICE have 2 games in hand.
Silvertips are in last place in the U.S. Division but are only 6 points out of 2nd place.
During the broadcast we'll have comments from Brayden McNabb on being invited to Canada's camp.
Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 7:30 on the Drive.

Monday, November 29, 2010

McNabb Receives Invite

Hockey Canada's invites for the Selection Camp.

Goaltenders
JP Anderson R 5'10 192 02/14/92 Toronto, ON Mississauga (OHL) SJ 2010
Calvin Pickard L 6'1 203 04/15/92 Winnipeg, MB Seattle (WHL) COL 2010 Olivier Roy L 5'11 186 07/12/91 Causapscal, QC Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) EDM 2009
Mark Visentin L 6'1 198 08/07/92 Waterdown, ON Niagara (OHL) PHX 2010

Defencemen
Tyson Barrie R 5'10 190 07/26/91 Victoria, BC Kelowna (WHL) COL 2009
Jared Cowen* L 6'5 227 01/25/91 Allan, SK Spokane (WHL) OTT 2009

Simon Despres L 6'4 222 07/27/91 Laval, QC Saint John (QMJHL) PIT 2009
Calvin de Haan* L 6'1 189 05/09/91 Carp, ON Oshawa (OHL) NYI 2009
Ryan Ellis* R 5'10 184 01/03/91 Freelton, ON Windsor (OHL) NSH 2009
Brandon Gormley L 6'2 192 02/18/92 Murray River, PEI Moncton (QMJHL) PHX 2010
Erik Gudbranson R 6'4 211 01/07/92 Orleans, ON Kingston (OHL) FLA 2010
Brayden McNabb L 6'4 219 01/21/91 Davidson, SK Kootenay (WHL) BUF 2009 Ryan Murphy R 5'11 176 03/31/93 Aurora, ON Kitchener (OHL) 2011 Draft
Ryan Murray L 6'1 190 09/27/93 White City, SK Everett (WHL) 2012 Draft Dylan Olsen L 6'2 223 01/03/91 Calgary, AB Minnesota-Duluth (NCAA) CHI 2009
Mark Pysyk R 6'1 187 01/11/92 Sherwood Park, AB Edmonton (WHL) BUF 2010

Forwards
Carter Ashton L 6'3 219 04/01/91 Saskatoon, SK Regina (WHL) TAM 2009 Michael Bournival L 5'11 179 05/31/92 Shawinigan, QC Shawinigan (QMJHL) MTL/COL 2010
Casey Cizikas L 5'11 191 02/27/91 Mississauga, ON Mississauga (OHL) NYI 2009
Brett Connolly R 6'2 181 05/02/92 Campbell River, BC Prince George (WHL) TAM 2010
Sean Couturier L 6'3 192 12/07/92 Bathurst, NB Drummondville (QMJHL) 2011 Draft
Cody Eakin L 6'0 187 05/25/91 Winnipeg, MB Swift Current (WHL) WSH 2009 Marcus Foligno L 6'1 200 08/10/91 Sudbury, ON Sudbury (OHL) BUF 2009
Brendan Gallagher R 5'8 175 06/05/92 Delta, BC Vancouver (WHL) MTL 2010
Curtis Hamilton L 6'3 202 12/04/91 Kelowna, BC Saskatoon (WHL) EDM 2010
Joey Hishon L 5'10 171 10/20/91 Stratford, ON Owen Sound (OHL) COL 2010
Quinton Howden L 6'3 192 01/21/92 Oak Bank, MB Moose Jaw (WHL) FLA 2010
Ryan Howse L 5'11 194 07/06/91 Prince George, BC Chilliwack (WHL) CGY 2009
Ryan Johansen R 6'2 193 07/31/92 Port Moody, BC Portland (WHL) CBJ 2010
Zack Kassian R 6'3 226 01/24/91 LaSalle, ON Windsor (OHL) BUF 2009
Louis Leblanc R 5'11 181 01/26/91 Pointe-Claire, QC Montreal (QMJHL) MTL 2009
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins L 6'0 166 04/12/93 Burnaby, BC Red Deer (WHL) 2011 Draft
Brandon Pirri L 6'1 171 04/10/91 Toronto, ON Rockford (AHL) CHI 2009
Brad Ross L 5'11 174 05/28/92 Lethbridge, AB Portland (WHL) TOR 2010 Jaden Schwartz L 5'10 184 06/25/92 Emerald Park, SK Colorado (WCHA) STL 2010
Riley Sheahan L 6'2 204 12/07/91 St. Catharines, ON Notre Dame (NCAA) DET 2010
Reilly Smith R 6'0 161 04/01/91 Mimico, ON Miami University (CCHA) DAL 2009
Linden Vey R 6'0 185 07/01/91 Wakaw, SK Medicine Hat (WHL) LOS 2009 Garrett Wilson L 6'2 205 03/16/91 Elmvale, ON Owen Sound (OHL) FLA 2009

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 17-7-0-2 record (9-3-0-1 at home, 8-4-0-1 on the road, 0-0 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts) and in second place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and fourth in the WHL…KOOTENAY is ranked number nine in the BMO CHL MASTERCARD TOP 10 RANKINGS for the week of November 22…The ICE will play seven of their ten games on the road before breaking for Christmas (December 19 – 27).

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 $119.00, Seniors $91.00, Students $77.00 and Youth $63.00…On each package you save $3.00 per game over the walk-up ticket prices.

GIFT CARDS: Get the gift that keeps on giving…The KOOTENAY ICE now 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 or PLAYOFF PACKAGES…GIFT CARDS are available now at the KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE.

A&W MITTEN AND TOQUE TOSS: When the ICE host the MEDICINE HAT TIGERS on December 4 it will be the A&W MITTEN AND TOQUE TOSS Night…This season there is a large demand for winter wear so fans are encouraged to bring new, unused winter wear and clothing to the game to launch onto the ice when KOOTENAY scores their first goal…The winter wear collected at this game will be distributed to the Salvation Army, the Angel Tree and various other community organizations.

DID YOU KNOW: The ICE tied a franchise record for most shorthanded goals in a game with three against PRINCE ALBERT on November 20 (in LETHBRIDGE – October 30, 1998, at home to LETHBRIDGE – December 29, 2002)…The ICE are 11-0-0-0 when leading after the second period, 2-6-0-1 when losing and 4-1-0-1 when tied…KOOTENAY is 10-1-0-1 when they score the first goal of the game and 7-6-0-1 when their opponent scores first…The ICE are 13-3-0-1 when outshooting their opponent, 3-4-0-1 when being outshot and 1-0-0-0 when shots are tied…NATHAN LIEUWEN is third in the WHL in goals against average (2.48)…MAX REINHART needs to record five more points to reach 100 in his WHL career…KEVIN KING has played in 292 games with the ICE…MATT FRASER has scored nine game winning goals in his WHL career…JOHN NEIBRANDT recorded his first WHL career point with an assist on November 27 against SEATTLE…BRAYDEN MCNABB has been invited to CANADA’S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM SELECTION CAMP which begins in Toronto on December 15th.

INJURIES / TRANSACTION: Defenseman HAYDEN RINTOUL and Forward ERIK BENOIT will both be out of the ICE line up two to three weeks with knee injuries…KOOTENAY has called up Forward SAM REINHART (November 6, 1995) of the VANCOUVER NW GIANTS – BCMML (16-12-20-32-4) for the US DIVISION road trip.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 26 games of the 2009-2010 season the ICE were 11-13-1-1, after 27 games 12-13-1-1 and 28 games 13-13-1-1.

UPCOMING WEEK:

Tuesday November 30 ICE @ Everett 8:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday December 1 ICE @ Portland 8:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday December 2 Travel Day
Friday December 3 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Saturday December 4 ICE vs. Medicine Hat 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Tuesday, November 23 – Kootenay 0 @ Red Deer 5 – Record 16-6-0-1 – Attendance: 3,756
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (26 Saves, 5 GA)

Friday, November 25 – Kootenay 0 @ Tri-City 4 – Record 16-7-0-1 – Attendance: 4,455
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (32 Saves, 4 GA)

Saturday, November 27 – Kootenay 6 @ Seattle 2– Record 17-7-0-2 – Attendance: 4,074
Goals:
1 – Boomer (5) from King and Fraser
2 – Boomer (6) from Dirk and Fraser
3 – King (12) from McNabb
4 – Czerwonka (7) from Martin and Antilla
5 – Ismond (8) from King and Neibrandt
6 – S. Reinhart (2) from Antilla
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (23 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

ICE at NFL Game


During a day off on the United States road trip the ICE attended the NFL game in Seattle as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Seahawks 42-24.
Big thanx to GM Jeff Chynoweth for the great day.

Defenseman Brayden McNabb is expected to receive an invite to Canada's Selection Camp for chance at playing in the World Junior Hockey Championships. The announcement will be made Monday.

The club will practice on Monday and will play the Silvertips on Tuesday and Winterhawks on Wednesday.
Next home game is Saturday.
ICE will once again be taking part in the traditional A&W Toque and Mitten Toss on December 4 when the Medicine Hat Tigers are in town.
Fans are encouraged to bring new and unused (due to distribution in health care facilities) winter wear and clothing to the game to launch onto the ice after Kootenay scores their first goal.
The ICE will be distributing the winter clothing to health care facilities and the Salvation Army in an effort to keep the young and old warm during the winter months.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Kootenay 6 Seattle 2 Game #26

Seattle, Wash – The Kootenay ICE scored 3 1st period powerplay goals in a 6-2 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds in WHL action on Saturday night.

It's the 2nd time the club had scored 3 powerplay goals in a game.

ICE ended a streak of 138:19 without scoring a goal as Steele Boomer scored 2 power-play goals and and Kevin King added a powerplay goal to give the ICE a 3-1 1st period lead.
Drew Czerwonka on a deflection, Jesse Ismond on a 2-on-1 and Sam Reinhart with his 2nd goal in his 2nd career game made it 6-1 after 2 periods.
King also had 2 assists for a 3 point game.
Matt Fraser and Joe Antilla had 2 assists.
John Neibrandt earned his 1st career point with an assist.
Nathan Lieuwen made 23 saves for his 12th win.

Seattle's Calvin Pickard was removed after the 5th goal.

ICE have called up Sam Reinhart for the last 3 games of the trip. (2nd in league scoring BC AAA Midget Vancouver 16 GP 12-20-32 4pm)

ICE will visit Everett on Tuesday.

ICE Scratches – Hayden Rintoul (2nd game knee 1-2 weeks), Eric Benoit (7th game knee 1 week), Adam Rossignol.

Game Summary
Seattle 11-6-3-4 Kootenay 17-7-0-2

Kootenay 3 3 0 - 6
Seattle 1 0 1 - 2

1st Period-1, Seattle, Lockhart 11 (Dillon), 8:44 (PP). 2, Kootenay, Boomer 5 (King, Fraser), 13:07 (PP). 3, Kootenay, Boomer 6 (Dirk, Fraser), 17:33 (PP). 4, Kootenay, King 12 (McNabb), 18:43 (PP). Penalties-Boomer Ktn (slashing), 0:19; Ismond Ktn (slashing), 8:17; Wells Sea (elbowing), 12:02; Czerwonka Ktn (roughing), 17:16; Doty Sea (roughing, roughing), 17:16; Lund Sea (tripping), 17:16.

2nd Period-5, Kootenay, Czerwonka 7 (Martin, Antilla), 1:35. 6, Kootenay, Ismond 8 (King, Neibrandt), 5:03. 7, Kootenay, Reinhart 2 (Antilla), 18:38. Penalties-McNabb Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 0:45; Dillon Sea (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 0:45; Boomer Ktn (cross checking), 13:17.

3rd Period-8, Seattle, Bobbee 3 (Wells, Bonsor), 9:48. Penalties-McNabb Ktn (tripping), 2:16; Ismond Ktn (hooking), 7:15.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 17-12-9-38. Seattle 5-8-12-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 3 / 3; Seattle 1 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 12-5-0-1 (25 shots-23 saves). Seattle, Pickard 11-5-2-4 (23 shots-18 saves); Salmon 0-1-1-0 (15 shots-14 saves).
A-4,074
Referees-Matt Kirk (4), Jason Nissen (91).
Linesmen-Zach Brooks (26), Kiel Murchison (46).

ICE Trivia Game #26

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.
What year did Seattle host the Memorial Cup?

ANSWER – 1992, it was won by Kamloops. ICE Assistant Coach Todd Johnson was on the Blazers team.
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Kootenay @ Seattle Game #26


The Kootenay ICE are in Seattle tonight for their one and only meeting of the season.
Last year in Cranbrook the ICE won 1-0 in overtime.
Overall the ICE have won 11 of the last 12 regular season meetings between the clubs.
It's the ICE first ever appearance in the Showare Arena in Kent, Washington.
The ICE are coming off a 4-0 loss in Tri City last night.
It's the 2nd time in Franchise History the club has been shutout in back-to-back regular season games.
The other time was October 27th, 2004 in Prince Albert (1-0) and October 28th, 2004 in Saskatoon (1-0).
That year the ICE followed with an 8 game winning streak, finished the year with 47 wins (2nd most in team history) and had a Franchise Record 104 points in the standings. The ICE won the BC Division and had the League's best record to win the Scotty Munro Trophy.

ICE have called up Sam Reinhart for the last 3 games of the trip. (2nd in league scoring BC AAA Midget Vancouver 16 GP 12-20-32 4pm)

Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 7:30 on The Drive.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Tri City 4 Kootenay 0 Game #25

Kennewick, Wash – Tri City American goalie Drew Owsley made 35 saves and Brendan Shinnimin had 2 goals in a 4-0 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday night.

The ICE have been shutout in back-to-back game for the 2nd time in team regular season history.
The other time was October 27th & 28th, 2004 with loses in Prince Albert and Saskatoon.

ICE are in Seattle on Saturday.

Brendan Hurley returned after missing 13 games to a hand injury.

ICE Scratches – Eric Benoit (6th game knee 1 week), Hayden Rintoul (1st game knee 1-2 weeks).

The ICE players were informed this week that part of this road trip will have the team going to an NFL game Sunday as the Seattle Seahawks host the Kansas City Chiefs.

Game Summary
Tri City 14-9-1-1 Kootenay 16-7-0-2

Kootenay 0 0 0 - 0
Tri-City 0 2 2 - 4

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Ismond Ktn (kneeing), 1:11; Leach Ktn (roughing), 1:11; Grist T.c (roughing), 1:11; Antilla Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 7:50; Feser T.c (major-fighting), 7:50; Hurley Ktn (roughing), 17:11.

2nd Period-1, Tri-City, Feser 8 (Messier, Prokop), 8:30 (PP). 2, Tri-City, Shinnimin 7 (Sutherland, Hughesman), 11:11. Penalties-Macek T.c (holding), 4:16; served by Ismond Ktn (too many men), 8:05; King Ktn (roughing), 12:33; Macek T.c (high sticking), 12:33; Hughesman T.c (slashing), 17:36; Yuen T.c (holding), 19:26.

3rd Period-3, Tri-City, Macek 6 (Reddick, Grist), 7:58. 4, Tri-City, Shinnimin 8 (Yuen), 15:26. Penalties- Pearce Ktn (roughing) 19:42.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 9-12-14-35. Tri-City 10-11-15-36.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 3; Tri-City 1 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 11-5-0-1 (36 shots-32 saves). Tri-City, Owsley 11-8-0-1 (35 shots-35 saves).
A-4,455
Referees-Pat Smith (12), Jon Stephenson (38).
Linesmen-Clayton Richardson (104), Jason Michelbook (112).

ICE Trivia Game #25

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.
Today’s Trivia question.
Which Tri City Alumni are co-owners of the Americans?

ANSWER – Stu Barnes and Olaf Kolzig.
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Kootenay @ Tri City Game #25

The Kootenay ICE will start their 4-game trip through the United States tonight as they visit the Tri City Americans.
It’s the only meeting of the season.
Last year the ICE won 7-1.
The Americans had won the previous 3 games going back to 2007.
ICE are coming off a 5-0 loss in Red Deer and the Americans beat Seattle 5-4 on Wednesday.
The ICE are in 2nd Place in the Central and the Americans are in 2nd place team in the U.S. Division.
ICE are 1 point behind Red Deer and have 2 games in hand.
ICE are also 1 point behind Saskatoon for top spot in the East Conference.
Brendan Hurley returns after missing 13 games to a hand injury.
Eric Benoit (knee) and Hayden Rintoul (knee) did not make the trip.
Leaders
ICE
Goals - 11 Kevin King
Assists - 15 King, Steele Boomer
Points - 26 King

Americans
Goals - 15 Jordan Messier
Assists - 17 Adam Hughesman
Points - 31 Hughesman

Broadcast will include interviews with Cranbrook's Jim Hiller and Kimberley's Scott Beattie.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 7:30 on The Drive.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Red Deer 5 Kootenay 0 Game #24

Red Deer, Alb – Red Deer Rebel goalie Darcy Kuemper had 28 saves and Daulton Siwak 1 goal and 3 assists in a 5-0 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Tuesday night.

Kuemper leads the WHL with 16 wins and 4 shutouts.
It’s the 2nd time the ICE have been held without a goal this season.
The loss ended the ICE road winning streak at 5 games.

Brendan Hurley has been cleared to return to game action after missing 13 games with a hand injury.
ICE 4-game trip through the United Stated starts in Tri City on Friday.

ICE Scratches – Eric Benoit (5th game knee 1 week), Brendan Hurley (13th game hand day-to-day).

Game Summary
Red Deer 16-7-1-1 Kootenay 16-6-0-2

Kootenay 0 0 0 - 0
Red Deer 0 3 2 - 5

1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Petrovic R.d (kneeing), 3:44; Weller R.d (high sticking), 4:30; Fraser Ktn (major-fighting), 11:56; Ferguson R.d (major-fighting), 11:56; King Ktn (roughing, roughing), 16:38; Magnus Ktn (major-fighting), 16:38; Petrovic R.d (roughing), 16:38; Siwak R.d (major-fighting), 16:38.

2nd Period-1, Red Deer, Archer 2 (Nugent-Hopkins, Petrovic), 5:36. 2, Red Deer, Elson 8 (Siwak, Kambeitz), 12:37. 3, Red Deer, Siwak 6 (Kambeitz, Cowen), 19:57. Penalties-Deagle R.d (tripping), 6:20; Pearce Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 10:32; Dumba R.d (major-fighting), 10:32; Czerwonka Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00; Petrovic R.d (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00.

3rd Period-4, Red Deer, Cowen 1 (Siwak, Petrovic), 8:20. 5, Red Deer, Ferguson 6 (Siwak, Elson), 12:12 (PP). Penalties-Ismond Ktn (roughing), 8:36; Cowen R.d (roughing), 8:36; Boomer Ktn (slashing), 9:46; Paulsen Ktn (tripping), 9:46; Mayor R.d (high sticking), 16:31; Ismond Ktn (charging), 19:10; McNabb Ktn (roughing), 19:10; Mayor R.d (roughing), 19:10.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 8-10-10-28. Red Deer 9-14-8-21.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 4; Red Deer 1 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 11-4-0-1 (31 shots-26 saves). Red Deer, Kuemper 16-4-1-1 (28 shots-28 saves).
A-3,756
Referees-Jon Stephenson (38), Colin Watt (72).
Linesmen-Chad Huseby (59), Cory Lundquist (128).

ICE Trivia Game #24

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.
Today’s Trivia question.
The ICE tied a Franchise Record on Saturday with 3 shorthanded goals in a game. When did they do it before?

ANSWER – December 29, 2002 vs Lethbridge and October 30, 1998 in Lethbridge).
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Kootenay @ Red Deer Game #24

The Kootenay ICE are in Red Deer tonight.
This is the 3rd meeting of the season, the home team has won the previous games.
Rebels won 4-2 in September and ICE won 4-1 four weeks ago.
ICE are coming off a 6-1 win over Prince Albert on Saturday.
The Rebels lost 3-0 in Edmonton on Saturday, the 2nd time they’ve been shutout this season.
For the ICE it’s the start of the schedule where they play 9 of the next 10 games of the road.
The ICE and Rebels have pulled away from the rest of the Central Division teams.
ICE are in 1st, the Rebels are 2 points behind with the ICE having a game in hand.
The game will feature the goalies with the best goals-against-averages as the Rebels Darcy Kuemper is 1st and ICE Nathan Lieuwen is 2nd.
ICE have a chance to tie a Franchise Record of 6 consecutive road wins. The club has won 5 straight away from home with victories in Edmonton, Medicine Hat and 3 in Calgary.
Red Deer has won 6 of 9 home games.
Brayden McNabb has 7 points (1-6-7) in his last 3 games.
Jagger Dirk has goals (3-0-3) in his last 3 games.
Red Deer has the leagues best penalty kill.

Leaders
ICE
Goals - 11 Kevin King
Assists - 15 King, Steele Boomer
Points - 26 King

Rebels
Goals - 13 Andrej Kudrna
Assists - 25 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Points - 32 Nugent-Hopkins

Head-to-Head
ICE
Matt Fraser 1-1-2
Jesse Ismond 1-1-2
James Martin 1-1-2
Steele Boomer 0-2-2
Hayden Rintoul 0-2-2

Rebels
Andrej Kudrna 1-1-2
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 1-1-2
Byron Froese 0-2-2

Monday, November 22, 2010

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 16-5-0-2 record (9-3-0-1 at home, 7-2-0-1 on the road, 0-0 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts) and in first place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and second in the WHL…KOOTENAY is ranked number eight in the BMO CHL MASTERCARD TOP 10 RANKINGS for the week of November 15…The ICE will play nine of their next ten games on the road including a four game US DIVISION road trip (November 26 – December 1).

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 $119.00, Seniors $91.00, Students $77.00 and Youth $63.00…On each package you save $3.00 per game over the walk-up ticket prices.

SAVE ON FOODS: The 2010-2011 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 $18.00 including HST or for free with the redemption of 8,000 SAVE ON MORE points…Non-Cardholders can get their vouchers for $20.00 including HST.

A&W MITTEN AND TOQUE TOSS: When the ICE host the MEDICINE HAT TIGERS on December 4 it will be the A&W MITTEN AND TOQUE TOSS Night…This season there is a large demand for winter wear so fans are encouraged to bring new, unused winter wear and clothing to the game to launch onto the ice when KOOTENAY scores their first goal…The winter wear collected at this game will be distributed to the Salvation Army, the Angel Tree and various other community organizations.

DID YOU KNOW: The ICE tied a franchise record for most shorthanded goals in a game with three against PRINCE ALBERT on November 20 (in LETHBRIDGE – October 30, 1998, at home to LETHBRIDGE – December 29, 2002)…KOOTENAY is tied with the MEDICINE HAT TIGERS for the most shorthanded goals in the League with seven…The ICE are 10-0-0-0 when leading after the second period, 2-4-0-1 when losing and 4-1-0-1 when tied…KOOTENAY is 10-1-0-1 when they score the first goal of the game and 6-4-0-1 when their opponent scores first The ICE are 12-2-0-1 when outshooting their opponent, 3-3-0-1 when being outshot and 1-0-0-0 when shots are tied…NATHAN LIEUWEN is second in the WHL in goals against average (2.23)…MAX REINHART needs to record five more points to reach 100 in his WHL career.

SCORING STREAKS: BRAYDEN MCNABB (1-6-7) and JAGGER DIRK (3-0-3) have both scored at least a point in their last three games.

INJURIES: Forward BRENDAN HURLEY will be out of the ICE line up four to six weeks with a hand injury…Forward ERIK BENOIT will be out of the KOOTENAY line up day to day with a knee injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 23 games of the 2009-2010 season the ICE were 10-12-1-0, after 24 games 11-12-1-0 and after 25 games 11-12-1-1.

UPCOMING WEEK:

Tuesday November 23 ICE @ Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday November 24 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday November 25 Practice 11:00 – 1:00 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday November 26 ICE @ Tri-City 8:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday November 27 ICE @ Seattle 8:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Friday, November 19 – Kootenay 1 vs. Saskatoon 2 – Record 15-5-0-1 – Attendance: 2,337
Goal:
1 – Dirk (3) from Montgomery and McNabb
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (21 Saves, 2 GA)

Saturday, November 20 – Kootenay 6 vs. Prince Albert 1 – Record 16-5-0-2 – Attendance: 2,250
Goals:
1 – Fraser (10) from Ismond and Rintoul
2 – King (10) from Boomer and Leach
3 – McNabb (3) from Reinhart and Ismond
4 – Reinhart (9)
5 – Dirk (4) from Rossignol
6 – King (11) from McNabb and Teskey
Goalie: Brett Teskey (17 Saves, 1 GA)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kootenay 6 Prince Albert 1 Game #23

Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE tied a Franchise Record with 3 shorthanded goals in a 6-1 win over the Prince Albert Raiders in WHL action on Saturday night.

ICE opened the scoring on powerplay as Matt Fraser from the corner threw the puck towards the net and in beat the goalie near the post.
Fraser leads the club with 6 powerplay goals.
Kevin King made it 2-0 on the rush as he came down the right wing and fired a wrist shot high on the stick side.
ICE made it 3-0 on the powerplay with defenseman Brayden McNabb stepping into a slap shot from the top of the slot and it hit a Raider skate and beat the goalie low on the stick side.

Raiders scored the only goal of the 2nd period on a 2nd rebound chance for Jonathan Parker who got his team leading 14th of the year.
The goal ended Brett Teskey’s shutout streak at 124:47. The last goal he gave up was in the 3rd period against Brandon on October 29th.

ICE scored 3 shorthanded goals in the 3rd period including 2 on the same penalty kill.
Max Reinhart stripped the puck from the Raiders at their blueline and went to the net and scored with a forehand deke.
Defenseman Jagger Dirk created a turnover at the ICE blue line and went for a breakaway and scored with a wrist shot on the stick side.
Dirk has goals in 3 straight games.
On the next penalty kill Kevin King was allowed to step into a long shot that surprised the goalie on the stick side.
The ICE now have 7 shorthanded goals with Reinhart and King each having 2.

Prince Alberts’ Coach/GM Bruno Campese is on a scouting trip this weekend and Assistant Coach Steve Young is the bench boss for their 3 games this weekend.

ICE forward Drew Czerwonka did not play after blocking a shot in the foot in last night’s game and is expected to only miss one game.

ICE will play 9 of the next 10 games on the road starting Tuesday in Red Deer.

ICE Scratches – Eric Benoit (4th game knee 1-2 weeks), Brendan Hurley (12th game hand 2-3 weeks), Drew Czerwonka (1st game foot day-to-day).

Game Summary
Prince Albert 7-13-2-2 Kootenay 16-5-0-2

1st Period
1. Kootenay, Fraser 10 (Ismond, Rintoul) 2:40 pp
2. Kootenay, King 10 (Boomer, Leach) 6:47
3. Kootenay, McNabb 2 (Reinhart, Ismond) 9:41 pp
Penalties – Svendsen PA (tripping) 1:43, Neibrandt Ktn (interefence) 3:47, Tucker PA (tripping) 8:43, Rintoul Ktn (hooking, roughing) 16:57, NcNeill PA (holding) 17:28.
2nd Period
4. Prince Albert, Parker 14 (Ruopp, Herle) 15:56
Penalties – Yaworski PA (tripping) 4:23, Boomer Ktn (goalie interference) 6:08, Button PA (double high sticking) 8:09, Ruopp PA (roughing) Montgomery Ktn check from behind) 13:04, Svendsun PA (tripping) 17:32.
3rd Period
5. Kootenay, Reinhart 9 12:05 sh
6. Kootenay, Dirk 4 (Rossignol) 13:23 sh
7. Kootenay, King (2) 11 (McNabb, Teskey) 14:48 sh
Penalties – Maylan PA (goalie interference) :27, Rowley PA (tripping) 9:27, Montgomery Ktn (check from behind) 11:28, Paulsen Ktn (holding) 14:08, Tucker Van (delay of game) 15:21, Yaworski PA (roughing) Hryniuk PA (double roughing) Montgomery Ktn (roughing) Fraser Ktn (double roughing) 20:00
Shots on goal by
Prince Albert – 10 - 7 – 1 = 18
Kootenay - 13 – 10 – 17 = 40
Goal (shots-saves) – Prince Albert: Jamie Tucker (L 3-8-1-1) (40-34) Kootenay: Brett Teskey (W 4-1-0-0) (18-17)
Power plays (goals-chances) – Prince Albert: 0/6 Kootenay: 2/9
Referees – Tyler Adair, Andy Thiessen
Linesmen – Bobby Bedingfeld, Jeff Jobson
Attendance – 2,250

ICE Trivia Game #23

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.
Today’s Trivia question.
The last time the WHL had a player selected 1st overall in the NHL Draft was in 1996 and was a Prince Albert Raider. Who was it?


ANSWER – Defenseman Chris Phillips.
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Prince Albert @ Kootenay Game #23

The Kootenay ICE will host the Prince Albert Raiders tonight in the first of 4 meetings.
Last year they split the season series with the home team winning every game.
ICE are coming off last night's 2-1 loss to Saskatoon while Raiders scored 6 3rd period goals in a 9-3 win in Lethbridge.
ICEare tied with Red Deer for 1st place in the Central Division.
Raiders are 5th in the East Division.
Defenseman Jagger Dirk has goals in his last 2 games.
Raiders Mark McNeil is rated as a late 1st round NHL Draft prospect.
ICE are 11-2-0-1 in their last 14 games.
Raiders are 2-8-1-2 in their last 13 games.
After the game the ICE will play 9 of their next 10 games on the road.
Leaders
ICE
Goals - 9 Kevin King, 9 Matt Fraser
Assists - 15 King
Points - 24 King

Raiders -
Goals - 13 Jonathan Parker
Assists - 16 Justin Maylan, Mark McNeill
Points - 27 McNeill

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Saskatoon 2 Kootenay 1 Game #22

Cranbrook, BC – Saskatoon Blade goalie Steven Stanford made 39 saves in a 2-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday night.

Blades opened the scoring as they dumped the puck into the zone and the ICE goalie missed it and it came off the end boards to the other side of the net and it was an open net for Marek Viedensky.

Blades made it 2-0 midway through the 2nd period off a faceoff win and defenseman Duncan Siemens point shot beat the screened goalie.

ICE scored late in the 3rd period as Brock Montgomery took the puck in the Blades corner and fed Jagger Dirk in the high slot and slide the puck along the ice on the glove side.

Blades Marek Viedensky had 1 goal and 1 assist and left the game in the 2nd period.

The ICE powerplay was 0-for-8 including a pair of 2 man advantages.
Blades were 0-for-4 on the powerplay with a 2 man advantage.

The game featured the top 2 teams in the East Conference.

ICE will host Prince Albert on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – Eric Benoit (3rd game knee 1 week), Brendan Hurley (11th game hand 2-3 weeks).

Game Summary
Saskatoon 15-5-0-1 Kootenay 15-5-0-2

1st Period
1. Saskatoon, Viedensky 12 3:54
Penalties – Thrower Sask (tripping) 4:50, Zahn Sask (tripping) 5:59, Thrower Sask (tripping) 14:54, Zahn Sask (delay of game) 16:44.
2nd Period
2. Saskatoon, Siemens 2 (Viedensky, Nicholls) 6:15
Penalties – Leach Ktn (tripping) :21, Elliott Sask (tripping) 6:15, Stransky Sask (interference) 10:56, Stransky Sask (tripping) 16:41, Siemens Sask Magnus Ktn (roughing) 16:41, McNabb Ktn (tripping) 19:11, Leach Ktn roughing) 20:00.
3rd Period
3. Kootenay, Dirk 3 (Montgomery, McNabb) 15:12
Penalties – Trask Sask (holding) 9:46, King Ktn (roughing) 10:20.
Shots on goal by
Saskatoon - 6 - 5 – 12 = 23
Kootenay - 18 – 13 – 9 = 40
Goal (shots-saves) – Saskatoon: Steven Stanford (W 9-1-0-0) (40-39) Kootenay: Nathan Lieuwen (L 11-3-0-1) (23-21)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Saskatoon: 0/4 Kootenay: 0/8
Referees – Tyler Adair, Andy Theissen
Linesmen – Bobby Bedingfeld, Jeff Jobson
Attendance – 2,337

ICE Trivia Game #22

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.
Today’s Trivia question.
How many years have the Saskatoon Blades been in the WHL?

ANSWER – The Blades are one of the original franchises are in their 45th year.
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Saskatoon @ Kootenay Game #22

The Kootenay ICE will host saskatoon tonight in the first of 4 meetings between the clubs.
Last year the ICE won the season series 3-1.
The ICE have won 4 in a row and their last game was Sunday in Calgary where they won 6-2.
Blades are 3-0-0-1 in their last 4 games and their last game was the win against Portland last Friday.
ICE are 1st in the Central and the Blades are tops in the East.
James Martin (7 games), Drew Czerwonka (3 games) and Brock Montgomery (3 games) are all expected to return from the injured list.
Luke Paulsen was listed 1-2 weeks with a shoulder injury but has participated in practice all week.
Eric Benoit (1-2 weeks) and Brendan Hurley (2-3 weeks) are unavailable.
Leaders
ICEGoals - 9 Matt Fraser, Kevin King
Assists - 15 King
Points - 24 King

BladesGoals - 12 Marek Viedensky, 12 Darian Dziurzynski
Assists - 17 Viedensky
Points - 29 Viedensky

Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fraser Fan convinces Dad to donate to Kootenay ICE Fan Star


Details L-R: Kootenay ICE left-winger Matt Fraser graciously accepts a gift of $1,000 from a smiling Tanner Swanson to be directed to help light a Kootenay ICE Fan star as part of East Kootenay Foundation for Health’s Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care with supporting dad, Kurt Swanson and EKFH Executive Director Donna Grainger in on the fun.

Kurt and Tanner are encouraging other ICE fans to help Matt get to his fundraising goal of $5,000 before EKFH does its official star light up on Thursday, November 25. As of today proceeds for the Matt Fraser Shoot for the Star fundraiser total $3,615.91.

EKFH wishes to publically congratulate Matt on the recent announcement of signing an entry level contract with the NHL Dallas Stars. It appears that Matt’s stars are shining on a great future.

To make a donation to the Matt Fraser Shoot for the Star or the Starlite Campaign in general visit us on-line at www.ekfh.ca. Proceeds from this year’s annual campaign are dedicated to seniors’ facilities and programs in the East Kootenay.

McNabb in Prince George

ICE defenseman Brayden McNabb is with Team WHL for tonight's game against Russia.
Last year McNabb earned an assist in the game played in Kelowna.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Skapski on Team Pacific

Kootenay ICE prospect Mackenzie Skapski will play for Team Pacific at the U-17 December 28-January 4 in Winnipeg.
The team consists of players from BC and Alberta.
Listed are the players and the team that owns their WHL rights.

Mackenzie Skapski G Kootenay
Devon Fordyce G Prince George

Matt Dumba D Red Deer
Lucas Grayson D Red Deer
Keaton Lubin D Calgary
Morgan Reilly D Moose Jaw
Griffin Reinhart D Edmonton
Joshua Smith D Prince George
Nicholas Walters D Everett

Matt Bellerive F Vancouver
Levi Bews F Saskatoon
Troy Bourke F Prince George
Chase Clayton F Calgary
Shane Danyluk F Prince Albert
Jari Erricson F Everett
Justin Hickman F Seattle
Steven Hodges F Chilliwack
Brandon Magee F Chilliwack
Ryan Olsen F Saskatoon
Hunter Shinkaruk F Medicine Hat
Robert Trzonkowski F Calgary
Mike Winther F Prince Albert

Dallas Signs Fraser

Frisco, Tex. – The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has signed left wing Matt Fraser to a three-year entry level contract. He is currently playing for the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League (WHL).
Fraser, 20, has skated in 20 games for Kootenay so far this season, ranking second on the club in points with 19 (9g, 10a) and penalty minutes (35) and tied for fourth on the club in plus/minus (+12). He played in 65 games for the Ice last season, posting 56 points (32g, 24a) and 117 penalty minutes. The Red Deer, Alberta native also dressed in two games for the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League in 2009-10, going scoreless.

ICE Prospects Update

Wyatt Hoflin
15 year old goalie
Jan 31/95
Stony Plain, Alb
2nd round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget St. Albert 3-1-0 2.61 .892% 1 SO

Kevin Jacyna
17 year old goalie
Mar 30/93
Calgary, Alb
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary 2-1-0 2.40 .877%

Steven Myland
16 year old goalie
Feb 10/94
Surrey, BC
10th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
BC AAA Midget Valley West 9 GP

Mackenzie Skapski
16 year old goalie
June 15/94
Abbotsford, BC
3rd round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
PIJHL Ridge Meadows 8 GP 1-6-0 4.72 .884

Matt Benning
16 year old defenseman
May 25/94
St Albert, Alb
2nd round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
AJHL Spruce Grove 20 GP 0-3-3 18pm

Cole DePape
15 year old defenseman
July 20/95
Winnipeg, Man
4th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 9 GP 1-0-1 8pm

Tanner Faith
15 year old defenseman
Oct 5/95
Wilcox, Sask
2nd round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Notre Dame 11 GP 1-2-3 14pm

Jeff Hubic
16 year old defenseman
Mar 28/94
Regina, Sask
4th round pick 2009 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Tisdale 14 GP 1-3-4 30pm

Michael King
17 year old defenseman
Jan 22/93
Prince George, BC
3rd round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
BCHL Westside 21 GP 3-8-11 13pm

Kyle Krabben
15 year old defenseman
Mar 25/95
Calgary, Alb
6th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft

Dylan Schellenberg
17 year old defenseman
Mar 22/93
Drumheller, Alb
8th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
AJHL Drumheller 5 GP 1-0-1 45pm

Michael Simpson
16 year old defenseman
Mar 30/94
Semiahmoo, BC
6th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
PIJHL Delta 16 GP 1-3-4 31pm

Spencer Wand
15 year old defenseman
Apr 8/95
Shaunavon, Sask
4th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Tisdale 8 GP 1-2-3 8pm

Kaare Odegarde
20 year old defenseman
Nov 24/90
Red Deer, Alb
NCAA Alaska Fairbanks 7 GP 0-1-1 11pm

Justin Schultz
20 year old defenseman
July 6/90
West Bank, BC
2008 NHL Draft 2nd round Anaheim
NCAA U of Wisconsin 12 GP 5-8-13 12pm

Ryan Bloom
17 year old forward
Mar 23/93
Calgary, Alb
2nd round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
AJHL Drumheller 7 GP 2-3-5 2pm

Levi Cable
16 year old forward
Aug 31/94
Hudson Bay, Sask
Sask AAA Midget Yorkton 17 GP 7-10-17 14pm

Colby Cave
16 year old forward
Dec 26/94
North Battleford, Sask
1st round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Battlefords 18 GP 4-7-11 22pm

Jaedon Descheneau
15 year old forward
Feb 22/95
Edmonton, Alb
3rd round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Leduc 12 GP 5-8-13 12pm

Jakson Elynuik
15 year old forward
Feb 28/95
Calgary, Alb
7th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft

Jared Iron
16 year old forward
Mar 27/94
Canoe Narrows, Sask
8th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Beardy's 17 GP 10-7-17 6pm

Kurt Johnas
16 year old forward
May 21/94
Winnipeg, Man
5th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 10 GP 6-3-9 24pm

Sam Johnson
16 year old forward
June 14/94
Okotoks, Alb
Alberta AAA Midget UFA 12 GP 8-6-14 6pm

Jonathan Martin
15 year old forward
Aug 23/95
Winnipeg, Man
7th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 8 GP 8-3-11 10pm

Luke Philp
15 year old forward
Oct 6/95
Canmore, Alb
3rd round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget UFA 12 GP 10-14-24 6pm

Sam Reinhart
15 year old forward
Oct 6/95
Hollyburn, BC
1st round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
BC AAA Midget Vancouver 16 GP 12-20-32 4pm

Riley Simpson
17 year old forward
Nov 30/93
Innisfail, Alb
12th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
AJHL Brooks 26 GP 13-15-28 42pm

Ian Williams
15 year old forward
Feb 2/95
Wilcox, Sask
Sask AAA Midget Notre Dame 13 GP 1-1-2 29pm

Jesse Wood-Schatz
15 year old forward
Aug 22/95
Sherwood, Park, Alb
5th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft

Jarett Zentner
17 year old forward
May 31/93
Red Deer, Alb
4th round pick 2008 Bantam Draft
AJHL Okotoks 7 GP 1-1-2 2pm

Clayton Jardine
19 year old forward
Apr 3/91
Lacombe, Alb
9th round pick in 2006 Bantam Draft
Commited to Merrimack College
AJHL Camrose 25 GP 5-9-14 22pm

Stefan Nicholishen
17 year old forward
Apr 30/93
Penticton, BC
Commited to Nebraska-Omaha
BCHL Penticton 16 GP 2-2-4 0pm

Brendan O'Donnell
18 year old forward
June 25/92
Winnipeg, Man
9th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
2010 NHL Draft 6th round Tampa Bay
Committed to NCAA U of North Dakota
BCHL Penticton 21 GP 8-10-18 8pm

Colton St. Clair
18 year old forward
Nov 22/92
Gilbert, Ariz
10th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
Committed to North Dakota
USHL Fargo 10 GP 1-4-5 4pm

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CSS Preliminary Ranking

The NHL's Central Scouting Service has released their Preliminary Rankings.
Here are the WHL ratings with ICE goalie Brett Teskey being recognized.

1 NUGENT-HOPKINS, RYAN RED DEER 12-Apr-1993 6' 0.5" 170 lbs. * C L
2 BAERTSCHI, SVEN PORTLAND 05-Oct-1992 5' 10.5" 175 lbs. * LW L
3 RATTIE, TY PORTLAND 05-Feb-1993 5' 11.0" 170 lbs. * RW R
4 MUSIL, DAVID VANCOUVER 09-Apr-1993 6' 3.5" 200 lbs. * D L
5 MORROW, JOE PORTLAND 09-Dec-1992 6' 0.5" 196 lbs. D L
6 MCNIELL, MARK PRINCE ALBERT 22-Feb-1993 6' 1.0" 204 lbs. * C R
7 BELL, MYLES REGINA 19-Aug-1993 6' 0.0" 209 lbs. * D R
8 SIEMENS, DUNCAN SASKATOON 07-Sep-1993 6' 3.0" 197 lbs. * D L
9 WOTHERSPOON, TYLER PORTLAND 12-Mar-1993 6' 1.5" 200 lbs. * D L
10 JACOBS, COLIN SEATTLE 20-Jan-1993 6' 1.0" 205 lbs. * C R
11 KESSY, KALE MEDICINE HAT 04-Dec-1992 6' 2.5" 184 lbs. * C L
12 LOCKHART, LUKE SEATTLE 01-Nov-1992 5' 10.25" 180 lbs. * RW R
13 NOEBELS, MARCEL SEATTLE 14-Mar-1992 6' 2.5" 195 lbs. * LW L
14 LOWRY, ADAM SWIFT CURRENT 29-Mar-1993 6' 3.5" 186 lbs. * LW L
15 MCCOLGAN, SHANE KELOWNA 01-Jan-1993 5' 8.0" 165 lbs. * RW R
16 BENSON, BRENT SASKATOON 13-Apr-1993 5' 11.25" 183 lbs. * C L
17 ST. CROIX, MICHAEL EDMONTON 10-Apr-1993 5' 10.75" 176 lbs. * C R
18 TOPPING, MITCH CHILLIWACK 19-Feb-1993 6' 0.25" 185 lbs. * D L
19 EWANYK, TRAVIS EDMONTON 29-Mar-1993 6' 0.5" 178 lbs. * LW L
20 SCARLETT, REECE SWIFT CURRENT 31-Mar-1993 6' 0.75" 170 lbs. * D R
21 STRANSKY, MATEJ SASKATOON 11-Jul-1993 6' 2.5" 193 lbs. * C L
22 BRASSART, BRADY SPOKANE 15-Jun-1993 6' 1.0" 185 lbs. * RW R
23 BARDARO, ANTHONY SPOKANE 18-Sep-1992 5' 8.25" 176 lbs. * C R
24 BUSENIUS, DYLAN MEDICINE HAT 30-Jan-1993 6' 0.25" 179 lbs. * D L
25 YUEN, ZACHARY TRI-CITY 03-Mar-1993 5' 11.75" 205 lbs. * D L
LV TVRDON, MAREK VANCOUVER 31-Jan-1993 6' 1.5" 210 lbs. * RW L
Goalies
1 LISTON, LIAM BRANDON 06-Apr-1993 6' 0.5" 199 lbs. * G L
2 WILLIAMS, ERIC PRINCE ALBERT 29-Apr-1993 5' 11.5" 162 lbs. * G L
3 JENSEN, BRENDAN VANCOUVER 06-Feb-1993 6' 0.5" 183 lbs. * G L
4 BROSSOIT, LAURENT EDMONTON 23-Mar-1993 6' 2.5" 193 lbs. * G L
5 TESKEY, BRETT KOOTENAY 21-Jun-1993 6' 0.0" 195 lbs. * G L
6 ENGEL, MAC SPOKANE 07-Mar-1993 5' 11.75" 180 lbs. * G L

Suspension

Edmonton's Adrian Van de Mosselaer received a 2 game suspension for his knee-on-knee major penalty against ICE forward Christain Magnus.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Iron on Team West

Kootenay ICE prospect Jared Iron will play for Team West at the U-17 December 28-January 4 in Winnipeg.
The team consists of players from Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Listed are the players and the team that owns their WHL rights.

Andy Desautels G Everett
Chris Driedger D Tri City

Brady Gaudet D Kamloops
Reid Gow D Spokane
Justin Hamonic D Tri City
Landon Peel D Regina
Derrick Pouliot D Portland
Ryan Pulock D Brandon
Damon Severson D Kelowna

Daniel Asham F Brandon
Brayden Cuthbert F Moose Jaw
Brendan Harms F Brandon
Colton Heffley F Kamloops
Shea Howorko F Swift Current
Jared Iron F Kootenay
Brendan Leipsic F Portland
Sutton Olson F Swift Current
Tyrel Seaman F Brandon
Chandler Stephenson F Regina
Brett Stovin F Saskatoon
Jaimen Yakubowski F Lethbridge

ICE Injury Update

ICE defenseman Luke Paulsen suffered a shoulder injury in Calgary and will be out of the lineup 1-2 weeks.
Eric Benoit is out another week with a knee injury.
Brendan Hurley is out 2-3 weeks with a hand injury.
James Martin (missed 7 games), Drew Czerwonka (3 games) and Brock Montgomery (3 games) will return to the lineup on Friday.

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 15-4-0-2 record (8-2-0-1 at home, 7-2-0-1 on the road, 0-0 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts) and are first place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and second in the WHL…KOOTENAY is ranked number eight in the BMO CHL MASTERCARD TOP 10 RANKINGS for the week of November 8…This week the ICE will play two games at home before embarking on a five game road trip (November 23 – December 1).

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 $119.00, Seniors $91.00, Students $77.00 and Youth $63.00…On each package you save $3.00 per game over the walk-up ticket prices.

SAVE ON FOODS: The 2010-2011 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 $18.00 including HST or for free with the redemption of 8,000 SAVE ON MORE points…Non-Cardholders can get their vouchers for $20.00 including HST.

GROW-VEMBER: For the month of November member of the KOOTENAY ICE will be growing their best facial hair in support of the CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY and MEN’S HEALTH…Fans are encouraged to grow their facial hair along with the team and email your best looks throughout the month to growvember@gmail.com…The ICE will have their facial hair shaved off at center ice following the game on November 20th.

WEST COAST AUTHENTIC: When the ICE host SASKATOON (November 19) and PRINCE ALBERT (November 20) it will be WEST COAST AUTHENTIC nights…Fans that attend the game will have the opportunity to purchase NHL Memorabilia that will be priced as low as $50.00.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is 15-2-0-2 against the EASTERN CONFERENCE this season (7-1-0-1 at home, 8-1-0-1 on the road, 0-0 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts)…The ICE are 9-0-0-0 when leading after the second period, 2-3-0-1 when losing and 4-1-0-1 when tied…KOOTENAY is 9-1-0-1 when they score the first goal of the game and 6-3-0-1 when their opponent scores first…The ICE are 11-1-0-1 when outshooting their opponent, 3-3-0-1 when being outshot and 1-0-0-0 when shots are tied…NATHAN LIEUWEN is third in the WHL in goals against average (2.25)…BRETT TESKEY recorded his first WHL career shutout on November 13 against EDMONTON (12 saves)…CHRISTIAN MAGNUS played in his 100th game with KOOTENAY on November 14 in CALGARY…MAX REINHART needs to record seven more points to reach 100 in his WHL career…KEVIN KING recorded his 100th career assist on November 11 in CALGARY…BRAYDEN MCNABB will play for TEAM WHL in PRINCE GEORGE on November 18 for the SUBWAY SUPER SERIES, this is the second year in a row that MCNABB has been named to TEAM WHL.

INJURIES: Forward BRENDAN HURLEY will be out of the ICE line up four to six weeks with a hand injury…Defenseman LUKE PAULSEN (shoulder) and Forward ERIK BENOIT (knee) will both be out of the KOOTENAY line up one to two weeks…Defenseman JAMES MARTIN (face) and Forwards DREW CZERWONKA (shoulder) and BROCK MONTGOMERY (concussion) will all be out of the ICE line up day to day.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 21 games of the 2009-2010 season the ICE were 8-12-1-0, after 22 games 9-12-1-0 and after 23 games 10-12-1-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:

Tuesday November 16 Practice 3:45 – 4:15 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Wednesday November 17 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday November 18 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday November 19 ICE vs. Saskatoon 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday November 20 ICE vs. Prince Albert 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)


WEEK IN REVIEW:

Thursday, November 11 – Kootenay 4 @ Calgary 2 – Record 13-4-0-1 – Attendance: 8,407
Goals:
1 – Pearce (1) from Benoit and Magnus
2 – Boomer (3) from King and McNabb
3 – Ismond (7) from Fraser and Reinhart
4 – Fraser (8) from Ismond
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (20 Saves, 2 GA)

Saturday, November 13 – Kootenay 1 vs. Edmonton 0 – Record 14-4-0-2 – Attendance: 2,664
Goal:
1 – Pearce (2) from Rossignol and Dirk
Goalie: Brett Teskey (12 Saves, 0 GA)

Sunday, November 14 – Kootenay 6 @ Calgary 2 – Record 15-4-0-2 – Attendance: 7,789
Goals:
1 – King (8) from McNabb and Boomer
2 – Boomer (4) from King and McNabb
3 – King (9) from McNabb and Antilla
4 – Bloom (1) from Zentner and Magnus
5 – Fraser (9) from McNabb and King
6 – Dirk (2) from Boomer and King
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (25 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kootenay 6 Calgary 2 Game #21

Calgary, Alb - Kootenay ICE forward Kevin King had 2 goals and 3 assists in 6-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen in WHL action on Sunday night.

It was his 1st career 5 point game.
Ryan Bloom scored his 1st career goal which was assisted by Jarrett Zentner who earned his 1st career point.
Brayden McNabb had 4 assists for his 2nd career 4-point game.
Matt Fraser scored his team leading 5th power-play goal on a 2-man advantage.
Steele Boomer and Jagger Dirk also scored.
King and Fraser are tied for the team lead with 9 goals.
The ICE are 5-0-0-0 against Calgary.
ICE have won 4 in a row.
The Hitmen have tied a Franchise Record with 12 straight losses.
Calgary lost defensemen Matt McKenzie and Peter Kosterman to injuries and Cody Sylvester played on the blueline in the 3rd period.

ICE will host Saskatoon on Friday.

ICE Scratches - James Martin (7th game nose 1 week), Drew Czerwonka (3rd game shoulder 1 week), Brock Montgomery (3rd game head 1 week), Brendan Hurley (10th game hand 3-4 weeks), Eric Benoit (2nd game knee 1-2 weeks).

Game Summary
Calgary 4-15-1-0 Kootenay 15-4-0-2

Kootenay 1 2 3 - 6
Calgary 1 1 0 - 2

1st Period-1, Kootenay, King 8 (McNabb, Boomer), 12:12. 2, Calgary, Sylvester 5 (MacKenzie, Beach), 13:34 (PP). Penalties-Rintoul Ktn (kneeing), 8:28; McNabb Ktn (hooking), 12:33.

2nd Period-3, Kootenay, Boomer 4 (King, McNabb), 0:47. 4, Kootenay, King 9 (McNabb, Antilla), 8:57. 5, Calgary, Cheek 4 (Royer), 10:26. Penalties-MacKenzie Cal (interference), 5:07; Dirk Ktn (hooking), 18:56.

3rd Period-6, Kootenay, Bloom 1 (Zentner, Magnus), 5:58. 7, Kootenay, Fraser 9 (McNabb, King), 9:43 (PP). 8, Kootenay, Dirk (Boomer, King) 2 11:47. Penalties-Dirk Ktn (tripping), 6:22; Bubnick Cal (tripping), 8:36; Kirsch Cal (slashing), 9:38; Zentner Ktn (high sticking), 14:18; Trzonkowski Cal (roughing), 14:18; Cheek Cal (interference), 16:08.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 13-15-8-36. Calgary 12-10-5-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 4; Calgary 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 11-2-0-1 (27 shots-25 saves). Calgary, Snider 3-10-1-0 (36 shots-30 saves).
A-7,789
Referees-Jonathan Spurgeon (7), Derek Zalaski (8).
Linesmen-Steve Cochrane (125), Cory Lundquist (128).

ICE Trivia Game #21

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.
Today’s Trivia question.
When was the last time the ICE won the regular season meetings against Calgary?

ANSWER – In 2006-07 the ICE won 6 of the 8 meetings against the Hitmen.
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Kootenay @ Calgary Game #21

The Kootenay ICE are in Calgary tonight for their 5th meeting of the year.
ICE lead the season series 4-0 with wins of 4-0, 3-0, 5-2 and 4-2.

Head to Head
ICE
Matt Fraser 3-4-7
Max Reinhart 3-3-6
Jesse Ismond 3-3-6
Kevin King 1-4-5
Hitmen
Kyle Schmidt 1-0-1
Justin Kirsch 1-0-1
Jimmy Bubnick 1-0-1
Rob Trzonkowski 1-0-1

Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 4:30 on The Drive.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kootenay 1 Edmonton 0 Game #20

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE goalie Brett Teskey made 12 saves for his 1st career shutout in a 1-0 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in WHL action on Saturday night.

After a scoreless 1st period the ICE got the only goal of the game in the 2nd period as Adam Rossignol fed Elgin Pearce in the high slot who scored on a wrist shot on the stick side.

The ICE have 5 shutouts this season (3 Nathan Lieuwen, 1 Todd Mathews, 1 Brett Teskey).
Christian Magnus left the game in the 3rd period after a leg on leg collision.
The 12 shots against is close to tying a Franchsie Record for fewest shots allowed. (11 Feb 15/07 in Portland).
The ICE are 3-0-0-0 vs Edmonton on the season.
Oil King finished a 6-game trip 2-4-0-0, with the last 3 games all 1-goal losses.

ICE will visit Calgary on Sunday.

ICE Scratches – James Martin (6th game nose 1 week), Drew Czerwonka (2nd game shoulder 1 week), Brock Montgomery (2nd game head 1 week), Brendan Hurley (9th game hand 3-4 weeks), Eric Benoit (1st game knee 1-2 weeks).
Martin has been cleared to return after have 2 surgeries in his nose to get rid of an infection. He should be able to play next weekend.
Benoit suffered a sprained knee in Calgary on Thursday.

Game Summary
Edmonton 7-13-0-1 Kootenay 14-4-0-2

1st Period
No Scoring.
Penalties – Pysyk Edm (hooking) 9:31, Hickmott Edm (cross checking) 14:26.
2nd Period
1. Kootenay, Pearce 2 (Rossignol) 10:09
Penalties – Lowe Edm Dirk Ktn (fighting) 1:54, Abney Edm (hooking) 2:15, Ismond Ktn (roughing) 7:31,
3rd Period
No Scoring.
Penalties – Van de Mosselaer Edm (kneeing major game misconduct) 1:50, Antilla Ktn (hooking) 2:11, Reinhart Ktn (slashing) 8:55.
Shots on goal by
Edmonton – 5 - 3 - 4 = 12
Kootenay - 7 – 15 – 12 = 34
Goal (shots-saves) – Edmonton: Laurent Broissoit (L 1-2-0-0) (34-33) Kootenay: Brett Teskey (W 3-1-0-0) (12-12)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Edmonton: 0/2 Kootenay: 0/4
Referees – Dan Cowley, Ryan Thompson
Linesmen – Reid Anderson, Aidan Henderson
Attendance – 2,664

ICE Trivia Game #20

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.
Today’s Trivia question.
Who did Edmonton claim from Kootenay in the 2007 Expansion Draft?

ANSWER – Brett Henke.

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Edmonton @ Kootenay Game #20

The Kootenay ICE will host Edmonton tonight.
This is the 3rd meeting of the season and the ICE have won by scores of 4-1 and 4-3 in an overtime shootout.
Including last year the ICE have won 8 games in a row against Edmonton.
The ICE are coming off a 4-2 win in Calgary.
Edmonton played last night in Spokane and lost 4-3.
The ICE are in a 3-way battle for 1st place in the East Conference with Red Deer and Saskatoon.
Edmonton is a couple wins away from being in 8th place.
The ICE have gone 9-1-0-1 in their last 11 games even though they've battled injuries to the defensive core and now to their forward staff.
Kevin King (1-4-5), Steele Boomer (1-3-4) and Brayden McNabb (0-3-3) each have 3 game point streaks.
The ICE don’t have a player in the top 35 of the scoring race but have a league best 10 players with 11 or more points.
In 2 games against Edmonton Luke Paulsen leads the ICE with 3 points (1-2-3).
James Martin, Jesse Ismond and Joe Antilla each have 2 points against the Oil Kings.
Edmonton’s Dylan Wruck has earned 3 points (1-2-3) in the 2 games against the ICE.
Kevin King will play his 286th career game which will tie him with Andrew Bailey for 5th All-Time.
King has become the 13th player in team history to reach 100 career assists and needs 1 goal to be the 13th to reach 70 career goals.
Joey Leach is ranked 9th All-Time with a +47 rating.

Head to Head

ICE
Luke Paulsen 1-2-3
James Martin 1-1-2
Jesse Ismond 1-1-2
Joe Antilla 0-2-2
Oil Kings
Dylan Wruck 1-2-3
Josh Lazowski 1-1-2
Griffin Reinhart 0-2-2

ICE Home Stats

Kevin King 6-7-13
Max Reinhart 5-5-10
Matt Fraser 3-6-9
Jesse Ismond 3-5-8
Luke Paulsen 2-6-8
Steele Boomer 1-7-8

Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kootenay 4 Calgary 2 Game #19

Calgary, Alb – Kootenay ICE forwards Jesse Ismond and Matt Fraser each had 1 goal and 1 assist in a 4-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen in WHL action on Thursday night.

Because of injuries the ICE called up 17-year-old forwards Ryan Bloom (w/ICE earlier this year 2 GP 0-0-0, now w/AJHL Drumheller 7 GP 2-3-5) and Jarret Zentner (w/ICE earlier this year 4 GP 0-0-0, now w/AJHL Okotoks 6 GP 1-1-2) to play in the game and the 2 games on the weekend.

ICE will host Edmonton on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – James Martin (5th game nose 1-2 weeks), Drew Czerwonka (1st game shoulder 1-2 weeks), Brendan Hurley (8th game hand 3-4 weeks), Brock Montgomery (1st game head 1 week).

Game Summary
Calgary 4-14-1-0 Kootenay 13-4-0-2

Kootenay 3 0 1 - 4
Calgary 1 1 0 - 2

1st Period-1, Kootenay, Pearce 1 (Benoit, Magnus), 6:09. 2, Calgary, Trzonkowski 1 (Wilson), 7:20. 3, Kootenay, Boomer 3 (King, McNabb), 12:15. 4, Kootenay, Ismond 7 (Fraser, Reinhart), 15:14. Penalties-Rintoul Ktn (checking from behind), 8:26.

2nd Period-5, Calgary, Bubnick 6 (MacKenzie, Fisenko), 10:11 (PP). Penalties-Schmidt Cal (hooking), 3:41; Wilson Cal (hooking), 5:05; Antilla Ktn (slashing), 8:23; McNabb Ktn (cross checking), 9:49; Wilson Cal (delay of game), 15:12; Beach Cal (roughing), 18:54.

3rd Period-6, Kootenay, Fraser 8 (Ismond), 19:23 (EN). Penalties-Fiddler Cal (tripping), 2:55; Reinhart Ktn (abuse of official), 7:18; Beach Cal (slashing), 7:18.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 9-10-1-20. Calgary 6-6-0-12.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 5; Calgary 1 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 10-2-0-1 (22 shots-20 saves). Calgary, Holly 1-5-0-0 (24 shots-21 saves).
A-8,407
Referees-Matt Kirk (4).
Linesmen-Jeff Jobson (52), Michael Roberts (87).

ICE Trivia Game #19

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.
Today’s Trivia question.
On April, 2000, who scored the overtime winning goal as the ICE won the playoff series in 5 games against Calgary?


ANSWER – Zdenek Blatny.

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Kootenay @ Calgary Game #19

The Kootenay ICE are in Calgary tonight for their 4th meeting of the year.
ICE lead the season series 3-0-0-0 with scores of 4-0, 3-0 and on Saturday 5-2.
ICE are 8-1-0-1 in their last 10 games and 1-1-0-1 in their last 3 games.
Hitmen played in Lethbridge last night and lost 5-4 in overtime. They have lost 10 in a row (0-9-1-0).
ICE are 2 poinst behind the 1st place Red Deer Rebels with 3 games in hand.

At the 18 game mark of the season the club is off to it's 2nd best start in Franchise history.
00-01 14-2-1-1 30 points
10-11 12-4-0-2 26
02-03 9-3-3-3 24
98-99 10-5-3 23

Hayden Rintoul will return after missing 5 games to a shoulder injury.
Drew Czerwonka, James Martin and Brendan Hurley are on the injured list.
Ryan Bloom has joined the club for the next 3 games. (AJHL Drumheller 6 GP 2-2-4)

Head to Head
ICE
Max Reinhart 3-2-5
Matt Fraser 2-3-5
Jesse Ismond 2-2-4
Kevin King 1-3-4
Nathan Lieuwen 3-0-0-0 0.67 .972% 2 SO
Hitmen
Kyle Schmidt 1-0-1
Justin Kirsch 1-0-1

ICE Road Stats
Matt Fraser 4-3-7
Joe Antilla 3-4-7
Jesse Ismond 3-3-6
Steele Boomer 1-5-6
Nathan Lieuwen 5-1-0-0 2.33 .907% 2 SO

ICE after 18 games
Kevin King 7-11-18
Matt Fraser 7-9-16
Max Reinhart 8-6-14
Jesse Ismond 6-8-14
Steele Boomer 2-12-14
Joe Antilla 8-5-13
Drew Czerwonka 6-5-11
James Martin 5-6-11
Joey Leach 3-8-11
Christian Magnus 4-6-10
Nathan Lieuwen 9-2-0-1 2.29 .911% 3 SO

Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 4:30 on The Drive.
During the intermissions a 2-part interview with ICE GM Jeff Chynoweth.
What are his thoughts on the team, goaltending, defense, forwards and coaches?
He will also comment on not having regrets in passing on the Import Draft, thoughts on Sam Reinhart and Tanner Faith making their debuts and making possible upgrades through trades.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ICE Prospects Stats

Wyatt Hoflin
15 year old goalie
Jan 31/95
Stony Plain, Alb
2nd round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget St. Albert 3-1-0 2.61 .892% 1 SO

Kevin Jacyna
17 year old goalie
Mar 30/93
Calgary, Alb
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Steven Myland
16 year old goalie
Feb 10/94
Surrey, BC
10th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
BC AAA Midget Valley West 8 GP

Mackenzie Skapski
16 year old goalie
June 15/94
Abbotsford, BC
3rd round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
PIJHL Ridge Meadows 7 GP 1-5-0 4.85 .870

Matt Benning
16 year old defenseman
May 25/94
St Albert, Alb
2nd round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
AJHL Spruce Grove 17 GP 0-3-3 16pm

Cole DePape
15 year old defenseman
July 20/95
Winnipeg, Man
4th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 8 GP 1-0-1 6pm

Tanner Faith
15 year old defenseman
Oct 5/95
Wilcox, Sask
2nd round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Notre Dame 10 GP 1-1-2 10pm

Jeff Hubic
16 year old defenseman
Mar 28/94
Regina, Sask
4th round pick 2009 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Tisdale 12 GP 1-2-3 22pm

Michael King
17 year old defenseman
Jan 22/93
Prince George, BC
3rd round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
BCHL Westside 19 GP 3-8-11 13pm

Kyle Krabben
15 year old defenseman
Mar 25/95
Calgary, Alb
6th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft

Dylan Schellenberg
17 year old defenseman
Mar 22/93
Drumheller, Alb
8th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
AJHL Drumheller 2 GP 1-0-1 11pm

Michael Simpson
16 year old defenseman
Mar 30/94
Semiahmoo, BC
6th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
PIJHL Delta 13 GP 1-2-3 27pm

Spencer Wand
15 year old defenseman
Apr 8/95
Shaunavon, Sask
4th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Tisdale 8 GP 1-2-3 8pm

Kaare Odegarde
20 year old defenseman
Nov 24/90
Red Deer, Alb
NCAA Alaska Fairbanks 7 GP 0-1-1 11pm

Justin Schultz
20 year old defenseman
July 6/90
West Bank, BC
2008 NHL Draft 2nd round Anaheim
NCAA U of Wisconsin 10 GP 4-8-12 12pm

Ryan Bloom
17 year old forward
Mar 23/93
Calgary, Alb
2nd round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
AJHL Drumheller 6 GP 2-2-4 2pm

Levi Cable

16 year old forward
Aug 31/94
Hudson Bay, Sask
Sask AAA Midget Yorkton 14 GP 6-9-15 14pm

Colby Cave
16 year old forward
Dec 26/94
North Battleford, Sask
1st round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Battlefords 16 GP 3-6-9 20pm

Jaedon Descheneau
15 year old forward
Feb 22/95
Edmonton, Alb
3rd round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Leduc 10 GP 4-7-11 10pm

Jakson Elynuik
15 year old forward
Feb 28/95
Calgary, Alb
7th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft

Jared Iron

16 year old forward
Mar 27/94
Canoe Narrows, Sask
8th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Beardy's 15 GP 8-7-15 4pm

Kurt Johnas
16 year old forward
May 21/94
Winnipeg, Man
5th round pick in 2009 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 8 GP 3-3-6 24pm

Sam Johnson
16 year old forward
June 14/94
Okotoks, Alb
Alberta AAA Midget UFA 10 GP 7-5-12 4pm

Jonathan Martin
15 year old forward
Aug 23/95
Winnipeg, Man
7th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 7 GP 5-1-6 8pm

Luke Philp
15 year old forward
Oct 6/95
Canmore, Alb
3rd round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget UFA 10 GP 10-12-22 6pm

Sam Reinhart
15 year old forward
Oct 6/95
Hollyburn, BC
1st round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
BC AAA Midget Vancouver 14 GP 12-18-30 2pm

Riley Simpson
17 year old forward
Nov 30/93
Innisfail, Alb
12th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
AJHL Brooks 22 GP 12-13-25 27pm

Ian Williams
15 year old forward
Feb 2/95
Wilcox, Sask
Sask AAA Midget Notre Dame 12 GP 1-1-2 29pm

Jesse Wood-Schatz
15 year old forward
Aug 22/95
Sherwood, Park, Alb
5th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft

Jarett Zentner
17 year old forward
May 31/93
Red Deer, Alb
4th round pick 2008 Bantam Draft
AJHL Okotoks 6 GP 1-1-2 2pm

Clayton Jardine
19 year old forward
Apr 3/91
Lacombe, Alb
9th round pick in 2006 Bantam Draft
Commited to Merrimack College
AJHL Camrose 24 GP 5-9-14 22pm

Stefan Nicholishen
17 year old forward
Apr 30/93
Penticton, BC
Commited to Nebraska-Omaha
BCHL Penticton 15 GP 2-2-4 0pm

Brendan O'Donnell
18 year old forward
June 25/92
Winnipeg, Man
9th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
2010 NHL Draft 6th round Tampa Bay
Committed to NCAA U of North Dakota
BCHL Penticton 21 GP 8-10-18 8pm

Colton St. Clair
18 year old forward
Nov 22/92
Gilbert, Ariz
10th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
Committed to North Dakota
USHL Fargo 10 GP 1-4-5 4pm

Monday, November 8, 2010

Grow-vember Pics

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Starlite

CRANBROOK, BC… Humanitarian: caring, kind, gentle, compassionate and charitable. Matt Fraser the 2009 WHL Humanitarian of the Year Award Winner is once again joining forces with East Kootenay Foundation for Health in support of its 3rd annual Starlite Campaign for Excellence in Health Care.

Last year Matt’s efforts were focused on raising $5,000 to light one star; however in the end the generosity of hockey fans, some fundraising initiatives by Matt with his teammates and various community groups, the Shoot for the Star fundraiser realized over $14,900 which lit the sky with two stars and almost three.

Matt’s passion to help the fight against breast cancer (in honour of his grandmother, mother and billet mom’s mother) and the success of the Shoot for the Star, together with supporting dollars from EKFH, the East Kootenay Community Credit Union, the Cranbrook Health Care Auxiliary, Abreast in the Rockies Dragonboat Team allowed the groups to purchase a node biopsy probe to be used for breast cancer patients by the surgeons at the regional hospital.

Support for Matt’s goal also saw the purchase of a cast cutter thanks to the Cranbrook Bantam A ICE team’s bottle drive which Matt, Kevin King and Steele Boomer personally participated on New Year’s Day.

As Matt approaches his last year with the Kootenay ICE, he would like to say thanks to all those who helped him reach last year’s goal by asking for your support once again to raise another $5,000 to light a star in support of seniors programs in the region.

“I am very grateful and thankful for all that I have received while living in Cranbrook. I think if I can encourage people to make donations to light another star this year for the Starlite Campaign it would be a cool thing to see that star represent the Kootenay ICE, its players and fans. What a great way to celebrate my incredible time here playing hockey,” says Fraser.

Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager explains, “The Kootenay ICE organization is fully behind Matt in his efforts to light another star at the hospital this year. The ICE has been supporters of EKFH for over a decade and will continue to be for many years to come. We are also extremely proud of all of our players who participate in the many fundraisers for the foundation and other charitable groups. In respect to Matt’s desire for a $5,000 Matt Fraser - Kootenay ICE Fan Star, our organization is pleased to start the donations off with $500 toward the fundraising goal.”

The ICE are going one step further by providing 8-10- tickets at several games over the next few months so that Matt and EKFH can allocate them to eligible children & seniors who are Fraser fans but are not able to get to the games.

This weekend at the November 13 home game, representatives from EKFH will be on hand at pre-game and between periods to accept donations to Matt’s Kootenay ICE Fan Star in preparation for the Starlite Campaign kick off on November 25 at the regional hospital.

If you can’t make game night, you can help Matt celebrate his last year here with the ICE by making a donation online to www.ekfh.ca , donate now: Matt Fraser Humanitarian. You can also make a cash or cheque donation at the Kootenay ICE office.

Hockey and healthcare a winning combination for years. Please consider a donation to the Starlite Campaign today and help EKFH enhance patient care for seniors’ facilities and programs throughout the East Kootenay.

ICE Injury Update

The Kootenay ICE have added another player to the injured list as Drew Czerwonka is out 1-2 weeks with a shoulder injury. James Martin needed another operation on his nose and is out 2-4 weeks. Brendan Hurley is out 4-6 weeks with his hand injury. Hayden Rintoul has missed 5 games but is expected to return Thursday.

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 12-4-0-2 record (7-2-0-1 at home, 5-2-0-1 on the road, 0-0 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts) and in first place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and tied for second in the WHL…KOOTENAY was ranked number nine in the BMO CHL MASTERCARD TOP 10 RANKINGS for the week of November 1…This week the ICE will play two of their three games on the road, starting November 11th in CALGARY.

SAVE ON FOODS: The 2010-2011 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 $18.00 including HST or for free with the redemption of 8,000 SAVE ON MORE points…Non-Cardholders can get their vouchers for $20.00 including HST.

GROW-VEMBER: For the month of November member of the KOOTENAY ICE will be growing their best facial hair in support of the CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY and MEN’S HEALTH…Fans are encouraged to grow their facial hair along with the team and email your best looks throughout the month to growvember@gmail.com…The ICE will have their facial hair shaved off at center ice following the game on November 20th.

PEPSI KIDS CLUB: If you are between the ages of 5 and 12 you can sign up to be part of the PEPSI KIDS CLUB for only $17.00…Members receive a PEPSI KIDS CLUB gift, membership card and a PEPSI KIDS CLUB punch card that will get you into eight games for $5.00 per game…Members will also be invited to attend three private events…To sign up visit the KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is 12-2-0-2 against the EASTERN CONFERENCE this season (6-1-0-1 at home, 6-1-0-1 on the road, 0-0 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts)…The ICE are 8-1-0-1 against the CENTRAL DIVISION so far this season (4-0-0-1 at home, 4-1-0-0 on the road, 0-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)…NATHAN LIEUWEN is third in the WHL in goals against average (2.29)…ADAM ROSSIGNOL recorded his first WHL career goal against CALGARY on November 6…ERIK BENOIT recorded his first WHL career goal on November 2 against CHILLIWACK…MAX REINHART played in his 150th WHL career game against CHILLIWACK on November 2... JOEY LEACH, who played in his 100th career game with KOOTENAY on November 6 against the HITMEN, leads the ICE in plus and minus at plus 11…KEVIN KING needs to record one more assist to reach 100 in his WHL career…CHRISTIAN MAGNUS needs to play in three more games to reach 100 games played with KOOTENAY…BRAYDEN MCNABB was selected to play for TEAM WHL in PRINCE GEORGE on November 18 for the SUBWAY SUPER SERIES, this is the second year in a row that MCNABB has been named to TEAM WHL.

INJURIES: Forward BRENDAN HURLEY will be out of the ICE line up four to six weeks with a hand injury…Defenseman JAMES MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY line up two to four weeks with a facial injury…Forward DREW CZERWONKA will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with a shoulder injury…Defenseman HAYDEN RINTOUL will be out of the KOOTENAY line up day to day with a shoulder injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 18 games of the 2009-2010 season the ICE were 7-11-0-, after 19 games 8-11-0-0 and after 20 games 8-11-1-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:

Tuesday November 9 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Wednesday November 10 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday November 11 ICE @ Calgary 5:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Friday November 12 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex)
Saturday November 13 ICE vs. Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday November 14 ICE @ Calgary 5:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Tuesday, November 2 – Kootenay 2 vs Chilliwack 6 – Record 11-4-0-1 – Attendance: 2,259
Goals:
1 – Czerwonka (6) from Magnus and Dirk
2 – Benoit (1) from Dirk and Montgomery
Goalies: Nathan Lieuwen (12 Saves, 6 GA). Brett Teskey (4 Saves, 0 GA)

Friday, November 5 – Kootenay 3 vs. Lethbridge 4 – SO – Record 11-4-0-2 – Attendance: 2,487
Goals:
1 – Antilla (7) from Czerwonka and Boomer
2 – Reinhart (8) from King and Dirk
3 – King (7) from McNabb and Leach
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (26 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, November 6 – Kootenay 5 vs. Calgary 2 – Record 12-4-0-2 – Attendance: 2,550
Goals:
1 – Antilla (8) from Montgomery
2 – Rossignol (1) from King and McNabb
3 – Fraser (7) from Reinhart and Boomer
4 – Ismond (6) from Reinhart and Paulsen
5 – Paulsen (2) from King and Boomer
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (22 Saves, 2 GA)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kootenay 5 Calgary 2 Game #18

Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE beat the Calgary Hitmen 5-2 in WHL action on Saturday night.

For the 2nd night in a row Joe Antilla would score the 1st goal of the game. Brock Montgomery’s long shot missed the net and came off the end boards and came out the other side and Antilla had an open net.
ICE made it 2-0 as Kevin King won the race for the puck in the Calgary zone and fed Adam Rossignol in the low slot and he got his 1st career goal with a redirection.

In the 2nd period the ICE took a 3-0 lead on a 2-man advantage powerplay as Matt Fraser from the top of the faceoff circle fired a wrist shot that went in off the goalies’ glove hand.
Calgary got that one back as Justin Kirsch stole the puck at the ICE blueline and went on a breakaway and scored with a wrist shot high on the stick side.
ICE made the score 4-1 on a 3-on-1 break as Max Reinhart fed Jesse Ismond on a pass through the crease and scored on a redirection.
Calgary changed goalies as Juraj Holly replaced Micheal Snider.
Snider came back in at 15:39 of the period.
ICE made it 5-1 late in the 2nd period off a faceoff win in the Calgary zone and defenseman Luke Paulsen’s point shot sailed in over the goalies’ glove hand.

Calgary scored early in the 3rd period as defenseman Kyle Schmidt scored his 1st career goal with a point shot that squeaked through the goalies’ legs.

ICE forward Drew Czerwonka left the game in the 1st period and didn’t return.

ICE will visit Calgary on Thursday.

ICE Scratches – Hayden Rintoul (5th game shoulder day-to-day), James Martin (4th game nose 1-2 weeks), Brendan Hurley (7th game hand 4-5 weeks).

Kevin King played his 284th career game which is 6th in all-time ICE history.
Joey Leach played in his 100th career game.

Game Summary
Calgary 4-13-0-0 Kootenay 12-4-0-2

1st Period
1. Kootenay, Antilla 8 (Montgomery) 8:34
2. Kootenay, Rossignol (King, McNabb) 15:15
Penalties – Cheek Calg (check from behind) 1:32, Kosterman Calg King Ktn (fighting) 5:28, Reinhart Ktn (delay of game) 19:09.
2nd Period
3. Kootenay, Fraser 7 (Reinhart, Boomer) 5:07 5-on-3pp
4. Calgary, Kirsch 8 8:54
5. Kootenay, Ismond 6 (Reinhart, Paulsen) 11:39
6. Kootenay, Paulsen 2 (King, Boomer) 19:15
Penalties – Reinbolt Calg (delay of game) 4:04, Trzonkowski Calg (check from behind) 4:51.
3rd Period
7. Calgary, Schmidt 1 (Beach, Rissling) 4:20
Penalties – Beach Calg McNabb Ktn (fighting) 10:39, Faith Ktn (tripping) 10:35, Snider Calg (roughing) Fraser Ktn (misconduct) 16:11, Rissling Calg Montgomery Ktn (roughing) 20:00.
Shots on goal by
Calgary - 10 - 5 - 9 = 24
Kootenay – 12 – 12 – 6 = 30
Goal (shots-saves) – Calgary: Michael Snider (L 3-9-0-0) (15:49 second) (26-21) Juraj Holly (11:39 second) (4-4) Kootenay: Nathan Lieuwen (W 9-2-0-1) (24-22)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Calgary: 0/2 Kootenay: 1/5
Referees – Tyler Adair, Ryan Thompson
Linesmen – Michael Roberts, Scott Sharun
Attendance – 2,550

ICE Trivia Game #18

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.
Today’s Trivia question.
How many games have the ICE and Hitmen played against each other, regular season and playoffs combined?



ANSWER – Including tonight … 127.

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Calgary @ Kootenay Game #18

The Kootenay ICE will host Calgary tonight.
This is the 3rd meeting of the season, the ICE lead the season series 2-0 with 4-0 and 3-0 decisions.
The ICE lost 4-3 in an overtime shootout to Lethbridge last night and have lost 2 games in a row for the first time this season.
Calgary wrapped up a 6 game home stand with a 5-4 loss to Kamloops. Calgary lost all 6 games and have lost 8 in a row all in regulation.
ICE are 1st in the Central Divsion and tied for 1st in the East Conference.
Calgary is 6th in the Division and 12th in the Conference.
Drew Czerwonka has a 3 game point streak (2-2-4) and Jagger Dirk has points in his last 2 games (1-2-3).
Max Reinhart leads the ICE with 8 goals and Kevin King leads the club with 16 points.
Justin Kirsch leads Calgary with 7 goals and Cody Beach has a team best 13 points.
Including tonight the ICE and Hitmen are playing each other 4 times over a 17 day stretch.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Franchise Record Book Update
Career Games
283 Kevin King, tied for 6th with Adam Cracknell, 5th 286 Andrew Bailey
Career Games Goalie
77 Nathan Lieuwen, 7th place, 6th 78 B.J. Boxma

Friday, November 5, 2010

Lethbridge 4 Kootenay 3 SO Game #17

Cranbrook, BC – Lethbrdige Hurricanes beat the Kootenay ICE 4-3 in an overtime shootout in WHL action on Friday night.

ICE scored on the 1st shift of the game as Drew Czerwwonka fed Joe Antilla in the middle slot and scored on a one-timer.
Lethbridge tied it 1-1 on 2-on-1 break and 16-year-old Russell Maxwell scored his 1st career goal on a backhand deke.
ICE regained the lead as Jagger Dirk’s point shot ricocheted off Max Reinhart and Lethbridge defenseman Cason Machacek and went into the net.

Lethbridge tied it 2-2 on a 3-on-2 break as Graham Hood had an open on net a passing play with Alex Kuvaev and Reid Jackson.
The last 10 minutes of the 2nd period the Hurricanes had 4 straight powerplay including 2 long 2-man advantages.

In the 3rd period Lethbridge took a lead on a 3-on-2 break as Max Ross pushed in a rebound in the crease.
ICE pulled the goalie with 1:45 left in the 3rd period and Kevin King scored to force overtime.

The shootout went 4 round and Lethbridge won 1-0 on a goal by Jacob Berglund.

Tanner Faith played in his 1st WHL game. The 15-year old defenseman plays in the Saskatchewan AAA Midget League for Notre Dame and was selected by the ICE in the 2nd round of the 2010 Bantam Draft.

The ICE will host Calgary on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – Hayden Rintoul (4th game shoulder week to week), James Martin (3rd game nose 1-2 weeks), Brendan Hurley (6th game hand 4-5 weeks).

Game Summary
Lethbridge 7-6-0-3 Kootenay 11-4-0-2

1st Period
1. Kootenay, Antilla 7 (Czerwonka, Boomer) :18
2. Lethbridge, M. Maxwell 1 (Reners, Moser) 6:58
3. Kootenay, Reinhart 8 (Dirk, King) 13:39
Penalties – Oslanski Leth (holding) 4:31, King Ktn (hooking) 16:31, Johnston Leth (roughing) Czerwonka Ktn (unsportsmanlike) 18:28.
2nd Period
4. Lethbridge, Hood 4 (Kuvaev, Jackson) 8:37
Penalties – Braes Leth (cross checking) :40, Leach Ktn (delay of game) 9:25, Berglund Leth (roughing) McNabb Ktn (cross checking, roughing) 10:03, Fraser Ktn (slashing) 10:38, Bench Ktn (too many men) 17:59.
3rd Period
5. Lethbridge, Ross 4 (Braes, M. Maxwell) 4:16
6. Kootenay, King 7 (McNabb, Leach) 19:04
Penalties – Jackson Leth Czerwonka Ktn (fighting) 4:44.
Overtime
No Scoring.
Penalties – None.
Shootout
Kootenay – Fraser, miss; Ismond, miss; Reinhart, miss; King, miss.
Lethbridge - Reners, miss; M. Maxwell, miss; Hood, miss; Berglund, goal.
Shots on goal by
Lethbridge – 10 – 12 - 7 – 0 = 29
Kootenay - 9 - 8 – 14 – 2 = 33
Goal (shots-saves) – Lethbridge: Brandon Anderson (W 5-4-0-3) (33-30) Kootenay: Nathan Lieuwen (L 8-2-0-1) (29-26)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Lethbridge: 0/5 Kootenay: 0/3
Referees – Trevor Hanson, Jeff Ingram
Linesmen – Sean Donnelly, Scott Sharun
Attendance – 2,487

ICE Trivia Game #17

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.
Today’s Trivia question.
Where is Notre Dame located in Saskatchewan?

ANSWER – Wilcox.

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Lethbridge @ Kootenay Game #17

The Kootenay ICE will host Lethbridge tonight.
This is the 2nd meeting of the season.
On October 9th in Lethbridge the ICE won 6-3 on a pair of goals from Drew Czerwonka.
The ICE had their winning streak stopped at 7 games with a 6-2 loss to Chilliwack on Tuesday.
The Hurricanes are coming off a 7-0 loss in Medicine Hat on Wednesday.
This is game 3 of a 4 game homestand for the ICE who will host Calgary tomorrow.
Including tonight the ICE are playing 5 straight games against teams from the Central Division.
So far the ICE have won 7 of 8 games against teams from their own division.
Lethbridge has won 2 of the 4 games in the division.
Christian Magnus has a 6 game point streak (1-6-7).
Drew Czerwonka has goals in the last 2 games (2-1-3).
The ICE are coming off a loss to Chilliwack and haven’t lost 2 games in a row this season.
At home the ICE have won 6 of 8 games.
Max Reinhart leads the club with 7 goals.
Matt Fraser has a team best 15 points.
Hurricanes’ are led offensively by Jacob Berglund and Mitch Maxwell with 10 points each.
15-year-old defenseman Tanner Faith will make his WHL debut. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2010 Bantam Draft. In 10 games with Notre Dame of the Saskatchewan AAA Midget League he has 1 goal, 1 assist, 10pm.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ice Alumni Tyler Dyck

From the WHL ...

Tyler Dyck got used to high-speed collisions on the ice during his days playing in the Western Hockey League. Now, the 27-year-old from Calgary, AB, makes his living analyzing the physics of such collisions as a Forensic Engineer.

“We do forensic engineering, and I’m primarily involved in low and high-speed collision reconstruction,” said Dyck, who has been with SAMAC Engineering Ltd. in Calgary since graduating from the Engineering program at Halifax’s Dalhousie University in 2009 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

“We are hired by insurance companies and law firms to go and reconstruct an accident, and we are looking for things like velocity and speed changes on the vehicle, potential for injury, potential to avoid the collision, and things like that,” he said.

Dyck’s job as a Forensic Engineer is fascinating and challenging. However, it’s far-removed from lacing up the skates and hitting the ice night in and night out as he got used to during his five years playing in the WHL.

So, how did Dyck’s focus change from battles on the ice to answering complex questions surrounding the physics of motor vehicle collisions?

“I don’t know that engineering was a big interest, right off the bat,” said Dyck, spent three years at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS, and another two years at Dalhousie after finishing his WHL career in 2004.

“My dad is a mechanical engineer, and I was always good with math and sciences in high school, so one thing led to another.

“I actually enrolled with the intention of finishing an Engineering diploma at St. FX and then, over the next few years, finishing a Science degree in Kinesiology.

“Halfway through Engineering, though, I knew I wasn’t going to stop…I had to finish,” said Dyck.

Of course, going through an intense five years of schooling isn’t cheap. Luckily, and like many graduating WHL players who don’t go on to a professional hockey career, Dyck chose to access his WHL scholarship.

For every year a player plays in the WHL, they receive one year of tuition, books and compulsory fees at a post-secondary institution of their choice. For Dyck, that meant he had five years worth of WHL scholarship funds to pursue his education.

“Having that scholarship for tuition and books sitting there made my decision very easy after I finished in the WHL,” said Dyck, who won a WHL Championship and played in the MasterCard Memorial Cup tournament with the Kootenay Ice in 2000.

“There was some (professional) contract offers there after my 20-year-old year in the WHL, but with five years of scholarship money there, I felt it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

“I also knew that, if I wanted to pursue a professional hockey career after graduating, I could probably do so, but being able to go to school essentially for free was a terrific opportunity,” he said.

Dyck also knew that, by attending a Canadian university, he would also be able to continue playing hockey at an elite level in the CIS. During his three years at St. FX, Dyck suited up for the X-Men and helped the team to a berth in the National Championship in 2007. He also suited up for the Dalhousie Tigers in his two years at Dalhousie University, scoring 10 goals and 23 points in 24 games in his final season in 2008-09.

Now nearly seven years removed from his time in the Western Hockey League, Dyck appreciates how big of an impact his WHL experience had on where he is today.

“Playing in the WHL, there are a lot of things you learn that benefit you down the road,” said Dyck. “You learn discipline, especially when it comes to time management and balancing hockey with your school work.

“You learn a lot of life skills beyond what you learn on the ice in terms of respect, communication skills and being responsible.

“Obviously, an experience like winning a WHL Championship with Kootenay is something that is definitely up there, in terms of life experience, but my whole time in the League is something I really enjoyed,” he said.

ICE Have Faith

The Kootenay ICE will have a new player in the lineup this weekend and 15-year-old defenseman Tanner Faith has been called up to club.
There is room on the roster with injuries to James Martin and Hayden Rintoul.
Faith was a 2nd round pick in the Bantam Draft and has scored 1 goal and 1 assts in 10 games for Notre Dame of the Saskatchewan AAA Midget league.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chilliwack 6 Kootenay 2 Game #16

Cranbrook, BC – The Chilliwack Bruins ended the Kootenay ICE winning streak at 7 games with a 6-2 win in WHL action on Tuesday night.

Chilliwack opened the scoring late in the 1st period on a 2-on-1 break and Stephen Hodges cruised down the left wing and scored on a wrist shot low on the glove side.

The Bruins scored 3 goals in a 2:44 span early in the 2nd period.
Off a faceoff win Brandon Magee scored on a wrist shot high on the stickside.
On a powerplay Roman Horak crashed the crease to bang in a loose puck.
The Bruins made it 4-0 as the ICE deflected a pass into their own net and the goal was given to Brendan Persley.
The WHL’s #1 powerplay added a 2-man advantage goal late in the 2nd period as Brandon Manning blasted a slapshot from the top of the slot that went in high on the stick side.

In the 3rd period the Bruins made it 6-0 as Ryan Howse went in on a breakaway and scored on a backhand deke.
ICE changed goalies as Brett Teskey replaced Nathan Lieuwen.
ICE broke up the shutout bid on a powerplay as Christian Magnus from the corner fed Drew Czerwonka in the high slot and his one-time shot went through the goalies’ legs.
Late in the game the ICE scored their 2nd of the game off a faceoff win as Jagger Dirk’s high shot from the point was defelcted in by Eric Benoit who got his 1st career goal. Video replay was used to make sure it wasn’t a high stick.

ICE will host Lethbridge on Friday.

ICE Scratches – Hayden Rintoul (3rd game collarbone week to week), James Martin (2nd game nose 1-2 weeks), Brendan Hurley (5th game hand 4-5 weeks).

Game Summary
Chilliwack 9-5-0-0 Kootenay 11-4-0-1

1st Period
1. Kootenay, Hodges 2 (Cratsenberg, Stahl) 18:13
Penalties – Neibrandt Ktn (tripping) 10:37, Soudek Chi (check from behind) 11:21.
2nd Period
2. Chilliwack, Magee 2 (Sundher) 2:11
3. Chilliwack, Horak 10 (Howse, Soudek) 4:21pp
4. Chilliwack, Persley 5 (Traber, Wentworth) 4:55
5. Chilliwack, Manning 6 (Sundher, Crooks) 19:54 5-on-3 pp
Penalties – King Ktn (roughing) 2:25, Manning Chi Fraser Ktn (roughing) 8:44, Topping Chi Czerwonka Ktn (roughing, misconduct) 9:18, Zgraggen Chi (delay of game) 13:06, King Ktn (slashing, usnportsmanlike) 16:37, McNabb (high sticking) 18:44.
3rd Period
6. Chilliwack, Howse 15 (Soudek) 3:35
7. Kootenay, Czerwonka 6 (Magnus, Dirk) 12:09 pp
8. Kootenay, Benoit 1 (Dirk, Montgomery) 19:51
Penalties – Persley Chil (high sticking) 1:17, Sundher Chil (interference) 5:37, Manning (check from behind) 12:01.
Shots on goal by
Chilliwack - 5 – 12 - 5 = 22
Kootenay – 12 – 12 – 10 = 34
Goal (shots-saves) – Chilliwack: Lucas Gore (W 8-3-0-0) (34-32) Kootenay: Nathan Lieuwen (L 8-2-0-0) (18-12) Brett Teskey (3:35 third) (4-4)
Power plays (goals-chances) - Chilliwack: 2/5 Kootenay: 1/4
Referee – Pat Smith
Linesmen – Aidan Henderson, Michael Roberts
Attendance – 2,259