Monday, October 31, 2011

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 11-3-0-2 record (8-1-0-0 at home, 3-2-0-2 on the road, 0-0-2 in overtime) and in first place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and in the WHL…The ICE will play their next five games at home (November 4 - November 13) before embarking on a nine game two week road trip (November 19 - December 4).

IN STAND PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER: The KOOTENAY ICE are looking for an in stand public address announcer or two...If you are able to talk on a microphone in front of a large crowd and have a fun outgoing personality call the ICE Office at 250-417-0322...The right individual or individuals will need to be available for all ICE home games.

PEPSI KIDS CLUB: Registration for the PEPSI KIDS CLUB is underway…Kids from five to 12 can sign up to be part of the KIDS CLUB and receive a punch card to attend eight games for only $5.00…The events this year will be skating with the team, a party at Fort Steele and watching a movie with the players…Cost for each kid is $17.00 and forms are available at the Kootenay ICE Office…Registration deadline is Monday, November 14.

PEPSI SHOOT TO WIN: When the ICE host the EVERETT SILVERTIPS on November 4th it will be the start of PEPSI SHOOT TO WIN...During every regular season home game fans will have the chance to shoot pucks into a washing machine for $2.00 for nightly prizes and to be entered into a monthly on ice shoot to win...The proceeds will be split between the KOOTENAY ICE EDUCATION FUND and the ATOM ICE TRAVEL TEAM...The contest will take place behind Section D/E for the hour prior to the start of the game.

BEDROOM FURNITURE GALLERIES: When KOOTENAY host the SILVERTIPS on November 4th it will be the BEDROOM FURNITURE GALLERIES NIGHT...Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to support the EAST KOOTENAY FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH and the HARLEY OWNERS GROUP.

MOIR PARK PLAYGROUND STICKS: The KOOTENAY ICE are teaming up with JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL - KOOTENAYS to raise money for a playground in MOIR PARK...On Saturday, November 5th when the ICE host the RED DEER REBELS the team will be playing with green and white sticks that will be auctioned off behind Section U during the game...The winning bids will have the opportunity to meet the player and have their picture taken following the game.

DID YOU KNOW: The ICE are 17th on the power play in the WHL at 19.0%...KOOTENAY is seventh in penalty killing in the LEAGUE at 81.7%...NATHAN LIEUWEN, who is first among goaltenders in the LEAGUE in goals against average (1.45) and save percentage (.948), is third in franchise history for games played by a goaltender with 134 (JEFF GLASS - 143, TAYLOR DAKERS - 137)...JESSE ISMOND, who leads KOOTENAY in game winning goals at home with two, is tied for seventh in the LEAGUE in plus/minus at plus 12...JON MARTIN recorded his first WHL career goal against RED DEER (October 26)...MAX REINHART, who leads the ICE in points at home (5-7-12), has been named to TEAM WHL for the SUBWAY SUPER SERIES (REGINA - November 16, MOOSE JAW - November 17).

INJURIES: BRENDAN HURLEY will be out of the KOOTENAY line up for three to five weeks with a lower body injury...LUKE PAULSEN will be out of the ICE line up day to day with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 16 games of the 2010-2011 season the ICE were 11-4-0-1, after 17 games 11-4-0-2 and after 18 games 12-4-0-2.
DRAFTED PLAYERS: MAX REINHART – Calgary Flames (3rd Round, 2010 NHL Draft), JOEY LEACH – Calgary Flames (3rd Round, 2010 NHL Draft), DREW CZERWONKA – Edmonton Oilers (6th Round, 2010 NHL Draft), NATHAN LIEUWEN - Buffalo Sabres (6th Round, 2011 NHL Draft).
UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday November 1 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Wednesday November 2 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday November 3 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday November 4 ICE vs Everett 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday November 5 ICE vs. Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, October 26 – Kootenay 3 vs Red Deer 2 – Record 10-2-0-2 – Attendance: 2,538
Goals:
1 - S. Reinhart (4) from Pearce and Antilla
2 - Pearce (4) from Antilla and S. Reinhart
3 - Martin (1) from Descheneau and Ismond
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (29 Saves, 2 GA)

Saturday, October 31 – Kootenay 4 vs Portland 1 – Record 11-3-0-2 – Attendance: 2,751
Goals:
1 - Benoit (4) from Rossignol and Neibrandt
2 - M. Reinhart (7) from Czerwonka
3 - Benoit (5) from M. Reinhart and Dirk
4 - M. Reinhart (8) from Antilla
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (25 Saves, 1 GA)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

U-16 Gold Alberta 10 Manitoba 4

Reid Duke scored the game winning goal and added an assist to lead Team Alberta to a 10-4 win over Team British Columbia in the Gold medal game at the 2011 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup from Moose Jaw, SK. This is the second time that Team Alberta has won this tournament, which is in its second year of existence. Team Alberta also defeated Team Manitoba in the inaugural event in 2009 in Blackfalds, AB.

ALBERTA 10, SASKATCHEWAN 4

First Period
1 - AB - Macmaster (Duke, Point), 3:55
2 - AB - Nemeth (Foster), 5:18
3 - AB - Mappin (Macmaster), 17:50
4 - AB - Mumby (Bleackley, Point), 18:44

Second Period
5 - MB - Lindgren (Hawrylyk), 0:27
6 - MB - Rafter (Fisher), 1:03
7 - AB - Duke (Point, Foster), 6:54
8 - MB - Schioler (unassisted), 7:29
9 - AB - Penner (Quenneville), 7:39
10 - AB - Penner (Mappin), 11:52

Third Period
11 - AB - Irving (Point, Quenneville), 0:36
12 - MB - Schioler (Lindgren), 2:33
13 - AB - Zipp (Macmaster, Bleackley), 7:24 PP

SOG:
AB: 7, 11, 15 = 33
MB: 4, 20, 8 = 32

Goalies:
Hogue (AB) – 28/32
Edmonds (MB) – 23/33

Players of the Game:
AB - Duke
MB - Lindgren

U-16 Bronze Medal BC 5 Saskatchewan 4

Jacob Virtanen scored the game winning goal to lead Team British Columbia to a 5-4 win over Team Saskatchewan in the Bronze Medal Game at the 2011 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup from Moose Jaw, SK.

ICE prospect Collin Shirley had one assist.

BC 5, SASKATCHEWAN 4

First Period
No Scoring

Second Period
1 - SK - Gardner (Wittman), 17:35

Third Period
2 - BC - Meek (Povelofskie, Revel), 1:42
3 - BC - Walter (Marreck), 2:46
4 - BC - Bolduc (Hicketts, Butcher), 15:28
5 - BC - Skapski (unassisted), 7:11
6 - BC - Virtanen (unassisted), 12:48
7 - SK - Pilon (Shirley, Olynek), 13:15
8 - SK - Oleksyn (Vanstone, Chartier), 16:48
9 - SK - Gardiner (Chartier, Oleksyn), 18:05

SOG:
BC: 7, 12, 13 = 32
SK: 6, 12, 18 = 36

Goalies:
McLeod (BC) – 32/36
Parenteau (SK) – 27/32

Pics Of The Game

Pics Of The Game from Cranbrook Photo.
They are the official photographers of the Kootenay ICE and are Cranbrook's Foto Source.
For more ICE pictures visit cranbrookphoto.com.
If you have a request of shots of a specific player contact Chris Pullen … chris@cranbrookphoto.com

Max Reinhart scores shorthanded and it's the game winner.

Coach K needs an explanation.

The Penalty Box was a busy place all night.

Fans High-Five.

Nathan Lieuwen has one more appearance as he is the 2nd Star.

Early in the 3rd period Eric Benoit makes it 3-1 ...

Jesse Ismond and Max Reinhart join in the congratulations.

Eric Benoit's 1st career 2-goal game.

Derrick Pouliot (2012 NHL 1st round prospect) and Drew Czerwonka (Oiler Draft Pick) and Mac Carruth (Blackhawk Draft Pick). Great talent in the WHL every night.

Nathan Lieuwen tries a Hasek move, tries to pick up the puck with his blocker hand.

Nathan Lieuwen amuzed about something during the timeout.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kootenay 4 Portland 1 Game #16

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forwards Eric Benoit and Max Reinhart each had 2 goals in a 4-1 win over the Portland Wnterhawks in WHL action on Saturday night.

There was no scoring in the 1st period even tough the ICE had 2 5-on-3 powerplays, one that lasted 55 seconds and the other 47 seconds.

In the second period the ICE (11-3-0-2) created a 2-on-1 near the net and Adam Rossignol fed a wide open Eric Benoit who scored his 4th of the year.
Portland (8-7-1-1) tied the game 1-1 on the powerplay with a slap shot from the point from Tyler Wotherspoon who beat the screened with a high shot.
The ICE regained the one-goal lead on a 2-on-1 shorthanded break as Drew Czerwonka threw a pass to the low slot that Max Reinhart reached for and redirected behind the goalie.

Early in the third period the ICE took a 3-1 lead as from behind the net Max Reinhart fed Eric Benoit in the low slot and his one-timer went through the goalies legs.
Portland had 3 powerplays in the final half of the third period including a minute long 5-on-3.
The ICE put the game away with an empty net goal from Max Reinhart after Joe Antilla hit the post.
With the assist Antilla has a 3-game point streak.

Luke Paulsen left the game in the 1st period with an injury and didn't return.
Jagger Dirk missed most of the 2nd period with a broken skate.
Joe Antilla played defense most of the evening.

This was the only meeting of the year between the clubs and was a rematch of last years’ WHL Finals.
The ICE will host the Everett Silvertips on Friday.

ICE Scratches – Wand, Cable, Hurley.

Game Summary
Portland 8-7-1-1 Kootenay 11-3-0-2

1st Period
No Scoring.
Penalties-Ismond Ktn (hooking), 11:13; Petan Por (tripping), 12:44; Ross Por (interference, roughing), 13:50; Ismond Ktn (roughing), 13:50; Leach Ktn (10-minute misconduct), 13:50; served by Por (illegal substitution), 16:37; Rattie Por (cross checking), 17:50.

2nd Period
1, Kootenay, Benoit 4 (Rossignol, Neibrandt), 6:33.
2, Portland, Wotherspoon 1 (Petan, Peters), 8:28 (PP).
3, Kootenay, Reinhart 7 (Czerwonka), 17:58 (SH).
Penalties-Ross Por (interference), 1:36; Antilla Ktn (boarding), 7:28; Trott Por (roughing), 8:47; Descheneau Ktn (roughing), 8:47; Pouliot Por (hooking), 10:24; Reinhart Ktn (embellishment), 10:24; Trott Por (roughing), 16:36; Descheneau Ktn (high sticking), 16:36; Simpson Ktn (roughing), 16:36; Ross Por (slashing), 17:02; Leach Ktn (cross checking), 17:02.

3rd Period
4, Kootenay, Benoit 5 (Reinhart, Dirk), 1:39.
5, Kootenay, Reinhart 8 (Antilla), 19:20 (EN).
Penalties-Leier Por (roughing), 10:09; Morrow Por (major-fighting), 10:09; Ktn (major-fighting), 10:09; Ismond Ktn (roughing, roughing), 10:09; Rutkowski Por (delay of game), 14:23; Reinhart Ktn (slashing), 15:25; Ismond Ktn (slashing), 15:59.

Shots on Goal-Portland 5-10-0-15. Kootenay 10-10-2-22.
Power Play Opportunities-Portland 1 / 6; Kootenay 0 / 6.
Goalies-Portland, Carruth 7-7-1-0 (21 shots-18 saves). Kootenay, Lieuwen 99-2-0-2 (15 shots-14 saves).
A-2,751
Referees-Sean Raphael (28).
Linesmen-Aidan Henderson (78), Ian Shaver (74).

Trivia Game #16

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which current ICE player played in the U-16 tournament in 2009?

ANSWER – Mackenzie Skapski was on Team BC.

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Portland @ Kootenay Game #16

The Kootenay ICE will host the Portland Winterhawks tonight in their only meeting of the season.
Last year in the regular season the ICE won 5-3 in Portland.
In the playoff the ICE won the WHL Final 4-games-to-1.
For the 3rd time this season the ICE are on a 3 game winning streak and have won 6 of their last 7.
Their last game was a 3-2 win over Red Deer on Wednesday.
The Winterhawks are on a 9 game road trip and tonight will be their 6th game through the Central Division.
Last night the won 4-1 in Lethbridge and are 2-2-1 on the trip.
Fans are reminded to dress up in their Halloween costumes for a chance to win prizes.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's Gameday FREEZE Magazine.
http://issuu.com/kootenayice/docs/october_29?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 6 Max Reinhart
Assists – 10 Max Reinhart
Points – 16 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 11 Joey Leach
Rookie – 6 Sam Reinhart
PM – 22 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +11 Jesse Ismond
Avg – 1.48 Nathan Lieuwen, 3.00 Mackenzie Skapski

Winterhawks
Goals – 11 Ty Rattie
Assists – 13 Brad Ross
Points – 22 Ty Rattie, Brad Ross
Defenseman – 12 Derrick Pouliot
Rookie – 11 Nicolas Petan
PM – 34 Brad Ross
+/- - +5 Tyler Wotherspoon
Avg – 3.06 Mac Carruth, 4.30 Brendan Burke

Streaks
Jesse Ismond 2 games 0-2-2
Joe Antilla 2 games 0-4-4

Home
Max Reinhart 3-6-9
Joey Leach 1-7-8
Jesse Ismond 4-3-7
Elgin Pearce 3-3-6
Drew Czerwonka 3-2-5
Joe Antilla 0-5-5
Sam Reinhart 3-1-4
Brock Montgomery 0-4-4
Adam Rossignol 3-0-3
Dylen McKinlay 1-2-3
John Neibrandt 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 5-0-0-0 1.00 .964% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 2-1-0-0 3.00 .895%

Road
Max Reinhart 3-4-7
Jagger Dirk 1-3-4
Jesse Ismond 0-4-4
Adam Rossignol 2-1-3
Eric Benoit 2-1-3
Elgin Pearce 1-2-3
Joey Leach 1-2-3
Sam Reinhart 1-2-3
Brock Montgomery 0-3-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 3-2-0-2 1.82 .934%

U-16 Manitoba 6 BC 4

Adam Brooks scored a hat trick, while Ty Edmonds made 37 saves to lead Team Manitoba to a 6-4 win over Team BC in Game 6 of the 2011 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup from Moose Jaw, SK. Team Manitoba will next face Team Alberta in the gold medal game on Sunday at 3:00pm while Team BC will square off against Team Saskatchewan in the bronze medal game at 11:00am at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, SK. The Team Alberta vs. Team Manitoba gold medal matchup will be a repeat of the inaugural event in 2009 in Blackfalds, AB, which Alberta won.

BC 4, MANITOBA 6

First Period
1 - MB - Brooks (Zalitach), 9:04
2 - MB - Lindgren (Schioler, Thomson), 15:20 PP

Second Period
3 - MB - Brooks 2 (Thomson, Starodub), 6:35
4 - BC - Virtanen (Sandhu, Skapski), 10:15
5 - MB - Kitt (Brooks, Hawryluk), 15:28
6 - BC - Gropp (Meyer), 17:54 SH

Third Period
7 - BC - Skapski (Sandhu, Dombrovskiy), 2:10 PP
8 - MB - Hawryluk (unassisted), 8:41
9 - BC - Virtanen 2 (Sandhu, Thrower), 13:44
10 - MB - Brooks 3 (unassisted), 19:44 EN
SOG:
BC: 6, 18, 17 = 41
MB: 13, 8, 7 = 28

Goalies:
McLeod (BC) – 22/27
Edmonds (MB) – 37/41

Players of the Game:
BC - Sandhu
MB - Brooks

U-16 Alberta 5 Saskatchewan 1

Ty Mappin had a goal and an assist, while Jordan Papirny made 20 saves to lead Team Alberta to a 5-1 win over Team Saskatchewan in Game 5 of the 2011 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup from Moose Jaw, SK. Team Alberta secures their spot in the gold medal game, Sunday at 3:00pm at Mosaic Place, and Team Saskatchewan will square off with either Team Manitoba or Team BC in the bronze medal at 11:00am at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, SK.

ICE Prospect Collin Shirley was the Team Saskatchewan Player of the Game and scored their only goal.

SASKATCHEWAN 1, ALBERTA 5

First Period
1 - AB - Point (Mumby), 11:53
2 - AB - Martin (unassisted), 17:58

Second Period
3 - AB - Mappin (Tambasco), 1:39
4 - SK - Shirley (Oleksyn, Chartier), 11:09

Third Period
5 - AB - Wong (Mappin), 3:56
6 - AB - Nemeth (MacMaster, Point), 6:43
SOG:
SK: 6, 10, 5 = 21
AB: 11, 15, 11 = 37

Goalies:
Parenteau (SK) – 32/37
Papirny (AB) – 20/21

Players of the Game:
SK - Shirley
AB - Mappin

Friday, October 28, 2011

U-16 Manitoba 7 Saskatchewan 3

Kamloops Blazer prospect Jordan Thomson scored one goal and assisted on two others, while Ty Edmonds made 43 saves to lead Team Manitoba to a 7-3 win over Team Saskatchewan in Game 4 of the 2011 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup from Moose Jaw, SK. Team Manitoba will next face Team BC on Saturday at 3:00pm while Team Saskatchewan will square off against Team Alberta at 11:00am at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, SK.

MANITOBA 7 , SASKATCHEWAN 3

First Period
1 - MB - Thomson (Tait), 3:57
2 - SK - Vanstone (Leedahl, Harris), 11:01
3 - SK - Oleksyn (Chartier), 11:30
4 - MB - Brooks (Hawryluk) 14:12 PP
5 - MB - Fisher (Thomson, Schioler), 18:09 PP

Second Period
6 - SK - Harris (Yaremchuk, Vanstone), 1:12
7 - MB - Lindgren (Schioler), 16:56

Third Period
8 - MB - Tait (unassisted), 10:14
9 - MB - Starodub (Baudry, Hawryluk), 17:16 PP
10 - MB - Lindgren (Hoydalo, Thomson), 18:15 SH/EN
SOG:
MB: 9, 9, 17 = 35
SK: 19, 10, 17 = 46

Goalies:
Edmonds (MB) - 43/46
Naherniak (SK) - 6/9
Parenteau (SK) - 23/26

Players of the Game:
MB - Edmonds
SK - Chartier

U-16 Alberta 2 BC 1

Brayden Point scored his tournament leading 4th goal to lead Team Alberta to a 2-1 win over Team BC in Game 3 of the 2011 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup from Moose Jaw, SK. Team Alberta will next face Team Saskatchewan Saturday at 11:00am while Team BC will square off with against Team Manitoba at 3:00pm at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, SK.

ALBERTA 2, BC 1

First Period
1 - AB - MacMaster (Quenneville, Point), PP, 11:53
2 - AB - Point (Wong), 19:36

Second Period
No scoring

Third Period
3 - BC - Virtanen (Thrower), 13:03

SOG:
AB: 14, 5, 9 = 28
BC: 3, 7, 9 = 19

Goalies:
Papirny (AB) - 18/19
Lee (BC) - 26/28

Players of the Game:
AB - Marten
BC - Lee

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Max Reinhart Makes Team WHL

Friday on the radio sportcasts you'll hear comments from Max Reinhart on making Team WHL.
He first heard the news from brother Griffin.
Is this his last chance to impress Hockey Canada for an ivite to the December camp, how big a deal is it to play in the Super Series, does he like the intense game compared to an no-hitter All-Star Game and any preference for linemates?

The WHL has named their roster for the games against Russia next month in Regina and Moose Jaw. Kootenay ICE forward Max Reinhart has been invited and will play in both games on November 16th and 17th.

Team WHL Roster – Regina, SK – November 16, 2011
Sissons, Colton Kelowna Rockets
Reinhart, Max Kootenay Ice
Rattie, Ty Portland Winterhawks
Ross, Brad Portland Winterhawks
Kambeitz, Adam Red Deer Rebels
Weal, Jordan Regina Pats
Nicholls, Josh Saskatoon Blades
Gallagher, Brendan Vancouver Giants
Sundher, Kevin Victoria Royals
Murray, Ryan Everett Silvertips
Morrow, Joe Portland Winterhawks
Dumba, Matt Red Deer Rebels
Petrovic, Alex Red Deer Rebels
Siemens, Duncan Saskatoon Blades
Kichton, Brenden Spokane Chiefs
Bunz, Tyler Medicine Hat Tigers
Pickard, Calvin Seattle Thunderbirds

Team WHL Roster – Moose Jaw, SK – November 17, 2011
Stone, Mark Brandon Wheat Kings
Ferland, Michael Brandon Wheat Kings
Reinhart, Max Kootenay Ice
Howden, Quinton Moose Jaw Warriors
McNeill, Mark Prince Albert Raiders
Weal, Jordan Regina Pats
Nicholls, Josh Saskatoon Blades
Lowry, Adam Swift Current Broncos
Holland, Patrick Tri-City Americans
Feser, Justin Tri-City Americans
Fransoo, Jordan Brandon Wheat Kings
Pysyk, Mark Edmonton Oil Kings
McIlrath, Dylan Moose Jaw Warriors
Rielly, Morgan Moose Jaw Warriors
Siemens, Duncan Saskatoon Blades
Yuen, Zachary Tri-City Americans
Bunz, Tyler Medicine Hat Tigers
Pickard, Calvin Seattle Thunderbirds

U-16 BC 3 Saskatchewan 2 OT

The 1st overall selection in the 2011 WHL Draft Jake Virtanen scored the overtime winner as Team BC came from behind to defeat Team Saskatchewan 3-2 in Game 2 of the 2011 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup from Moose Jaw, SK. Team Alberta will next face Team BC Friday at 3:00pm while Team Manitoba will square off with against Team Saskatchewan at 7:00pm at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, SK.

BC 3, SASKATCHEWAN 2 - OT

First Period
1 - SK - Vanstone (unassisted), PP, 9:48

Second Period
2 - BC - Revel (Meek, Mayo) ,SH,18:27

Third Period
3 - SK - Oleksyn (Olynek, Harris), 4:24
4 - BC - Gropp (Bolduc), 15:24

Over-Time
3 - BC - Virtanen (Marreck), 0:27

SOG:
SK: 6, 11, 5, 0 = 22
BC: 6, 8, 16, 1 = 31

Goalies:
Parenteau (SK) - 38/31
Lee (BC) - 20/22

Players of the Game:
SK - Parenteau
BC - Lee

U-16 Alberta 6 Manitoba 3

Brayden Point scored three goals to lead Team Alberta to a 6-3 win over Team Manitoba in Game 1 of the 2011 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup from Moose Jaw, SK.  Team Alberta will next face Team BC Friday at 3:00pm while Team Manitoba will square off with against Team Saskatchewan at 7:00pm at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, SK.

ALBERTA 6, MANITOBA 3
First Period
1 - AB - Point (MacMaster), PP, 5:12
2 - AB - Tambasco (Wong), 5:27
Second Period
3 - MB - Mathews (Baudry), 3:24
4 - MB - Hawryluk (Lindgren, Tait), PP, 5:41
Third Period
5 - AB - Bleackley (Quenneville, Wong), 1:18
6 - AB - Duke (Penner), 2:23
7 - MB - Hawryluk (Starodub, Fisher), PP, 10:28
8 - AB - Point (unassisted), 17:18
9 - AB - Point (MacMaster), PP, 19:14

SOG:
AB: 13, 6, 8 = 27
MB: 9,12, 7 = 28

Goalies:
Davies (AB) - 25/28
Hogue (MB) - 21/28

Players of the Game:
AB - Point
MB - Hawryluk

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pics Of The Game

Pics Of The Game from Cranbrook Photo.
They are the official photographers of the Kootenay ICE and are Cranbrook's Foto Source.
For more ICE pictures visit cranbrookphoto.com.
If you have a request of shots of a specific player contact Chris Pullen … chris@cranbrookphoto.com

The celebration train after the Jon Martin goal.

One of the radio guys knows to always keep your eye on the puck, the other one is me. Good job CP.

Sam Reinhart loudly celebrates the opening goal.

Strong performances by Sam Reinhart, Joey Leach and Elgin Pearce.

Elgin Pearce makes it 2-0.

Drew Czerwonka goes flat-out.

Jon Martin's 1st career goal turns out to be the game winner.

It's never an easy night against the Rebels.

Elgin Pearce hip checked by Mathew Dumba.

Kootenay 3 Red Deer 2 Game #15

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forwards Elgin Pearce and Sam Reinhart had 1 goal and 1 assist in a 3-2 win over the Red Deer Rebels in WHL action on Wednesday night.

Joe Antilla was on their line and had 2 assists.

The ICE (10-3-0-2) opened the scoring as Sam Reinhart was alone in front of the goalie and scored on the backhand on his own rebound.
Three minutes later the ICE made it 2-0 as Sam Reinhart and Joe Antilla won a battle for the puck in the corner a fed Elgin Pearce in the low slot who scored with a quick wrist shot on the glove side.

In the second period Jon Martin scored his 1st career goal as he received a pass from Jesse Ismond from the top of the circle and redirected it behind the goalie.
Three minutes later the Rebels’ (8-4-0-0) Mason Burr scored his 1st career goal as he put in a Mathew Dumba rebound near the crease.

In the third period on a delayed penalty the Rebels got within a goal as Mathew Dumba fed Dalton Siwak in the low circle and had an open net for the goal.
Rebels pulled the goalie with 1:30 and had their best chance with 5 seconds left in the game as Mathew Dumba had an open from 25 feet away and could find the net with the shot.

The ICE will host Portland on Saturday. Fans are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. During the game, prizes will be awarded to some of the best costumes.

The WHL will name the rosters for the 2011 Super Series on Thursday and ICE forward Max Reinhart should be receiving serious consideration for an invite.

The WHL U-16 tournament starts Thursday in Moose Jaw with ICE prospect Collin Shirley on Team Saskatchewan.
Thu Oct 27
Alberta vs Manitoba @ 3:00pm
Saskatchewan vs British Columbia @ 7:00pm
Fri Oct 28
Alberta vs British Columbia @ 3:00pm
Saskatchewan vs Manitoba @ 7:00pm
Sat Oct 29
Saskatchewan vs Alberta @ 11:00am
Manitoba vs British Columbia @ 3:00pm

ICE Scratches – Hubic, Cable, Hurley.

Game Summary
Red Deer 8-4-0-0 Kootenay 10-3-0-2

1st Period
1, Kootenay, Reinhart 4 (Pearce, Antilla), 8:30.
2, Kootenay, Pearce 4 (Antilla, Reinhart), 11:33.
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (tripping), 12:08; Muller R.d (tripping), 14:32; Cowen R.d (interference), 17:56.

2nd Period
3, Kootenay, Martin 1 (Descheneau, Ismond), 13:55.
4, Red Deer, Burr 1 (Dumba), 16:51.
Penalties-Ismond Ktn (tripping), 1:06; Cowen R.d (slashing), 10:52; Hamilton R.d (roughing), 10:52; Dirk Ktn (roughing), 10:52.

3rd Period
5, Red Deer, Siwak 3 (Dumba), 16:54.
Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Red Deer 7-11-13-31. Kootenay 15-7-8-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Red Deer 0 / 2; Kootenay 0 / 3.
Goalies-Red Deer, Bartosak 8-3-0-0 (30 shots-27 saves). Kootenay, Lieuwen 8-2-0-2 (31 shots-29 saves).
A-2,538
Referees-Ryan Bonnett (39), Jon Stephenson (38).
Linesmen-Chris Carlson (92), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #15

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Joe Antilla is the 27th player in ICE history to reach 100 career points. How many of the other 26 can you name?

ANSWER – Jarret Stoll, Nigel Dawes, Dustin Sylvester, Steve DaSilva, Dale Mahovsky, Kevin King,
Andrew Bailey, Ryan Russell, Mike Green, Adam Cracknell, Jason Jaffray, Adam Taylor, Matt Fraser,
Max Reinhart, Colin Sinclair, Zdenek Blatny, Tomas Plihal, Ben Maxwell, Jay Henderson, Steele Boomer,
Tyler Beechey, Duncan Milroy, Jesse Ismond, Jaroslav Svoboda, Marek Svatos, Martin Sagat,

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Red Deer @ Kootenay Game #15

The Kootenay ICE will host the Red Deer Rebels tonight in the 3rd meeting of the year.
Series is tied 1-1.
Sept 23 in Red Deer - Rebels 3-2 SO
Oct 8 in Red Deer - ICE 2-1
ICE have won 5 of their last 6 games and are coming off a 4-2 win in Calgary on Sunday.
Rebels have won 5 games in a row.
ICE have a home record of 6-1-0-0.
Rebels road record is 1-2-0-0.
Dylen McKinlay will return after missing 5 games to an injury.
These 2 clubs are with the league leaders for winning percentage, goals-against-average and fewest penalty minutes.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://issuu.com/kootenayice/docs/october_26?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 6 Max Reinhart
Assists – 10 Max Reinhart
Points – 16 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 11 Joey Leach
Rookie – 5 Sam Reinhart
PM – 20 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +10 Jesse Ismond
Avg – 1.44 Nathan Lieuwen, 3.00 Mackenzie Skapski

Rebels
Goals – 5 Adam Kambeitz
Assists – 7 John Persson
Points – 10 John Persson
Defenseman – 7 Mathew Dumba, 7 Alexander Petrovic
Rookie – 5 Cory Millette
PM – 19 Adam Kambeitz
+/- - +8 Justin Weller
Avg – 1.87 Patrik Bartosak, 7.00 Bolton Pouliot

Head to Head
ICE
Elgin Pearce 1-1-2
Jagger Dirk 0-2-2
Eric Benoit 1-0-1
Joey Leach 1-0-1
Max Reinhart 1-0-1
Nathan Lieuwen 1-0-0-1 1.44 .952%

Rebels
Adam Kambeitz 2-0-2
Mathew Dumba 1-0-1
Patrik Bartosak 1-1-0-0 1.92 .930%

Streaks
Max Reinhart 5 games 2-7-9
Drew Czerwonka 3 games 3-1-4, 5 of 6 games 5-2-7

Home
Max Reinhart 3-6-9
Joey Leach 1-7-8
Jesse Ismond 4-2-6
Drew Czerwonka 3-2-5
Elgin Pearce 2-2-4
Brock Montgomery 0-4-4
Adam Rossignol 3-0-3
Dylen McKinlay 1-2-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
John Neibrandt 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 4-0-0-0 0.75 .972% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 2-1-0-0 3.00 .895%

Road
Max Reinhart 3-4-7
Jagger Dirk 1-3-4
Jesse Ismond 0-4-4
Adam Rossignol 2-1-3
Eric Benoit 2-1-3
Elgin Pearce 1-2-3
Joey Leach 1-2-3
Sam Reinhart 1-2-3
Brock Montgomery 0-3-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 3-2-0-2 1.92 .934%

Monday, October 24, 2011

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 9-3-0-2 record (6-1-0-0 at home, 3-2-0-2 on the road, 0-0-2 in overtime) and in first place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and tied for first in the WHL…The ICE will play their seven games at home (October 26 - November 13) before embarking on a nine game two week road trip (November 19 - December 4).

IN STAND PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER: The KOOTENAY ICE are looking for an in stand public address announcer or two...If you are able to talk on a microphone in front of a large crowd and have a fun outgoing personality call the ICE Office at 250-417-0322...The right individual or individuals will need to be available for all ICE home games.

HALLOWEEN DRESS UP: When the ICE host the PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS on October 29 fans are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes...During the game, prizes will be awarded to some of the best costumes...You will have the chance to win prizes from HUSKY, MOLSON and more.

PEPSI KIDS CLUB: Registration for the PEPSI KIDS CLUB is underway…Kids from five to 12 can sign up to be part of the KIDS CLUB and receive a punch card to attend eight games for only $5.00…The events this year will be skating with the team, a party at Fort Steele and watching a movie with the players…Cost for each kid is $17.00 and forms are available at the Kootenay ICE Office…Registration deadline is Monday, November 14.

MOIR PARK PLAYGROUND STICKS: The KOOTENAY ICE are teaming up with JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL - KOOTENAYS to raise money for a playground in MOIR PARK...On Saturday, November 5th when the ICE host the RED DEER REBELS the team will be playing with green and white sticks that will be auctioned off behind Section U during the game...The winning bids will have the opportunity to meet the player and have their picture taken following the game.

DID YOU KNOW: The ICE are tied for 11th on the power play in the WHL at 22.2%...KOOTENAY is eighth in penalty killing in the LEAGUE at 80.8%...The ICE are 7-1-0-1 when they score the first goal of the game and 2-2-0-1 when their opponent scores first...NATHAN LIEUWEN, who is first among goaltenders in the LEAGUE in goals against average (1.44), is third in franchise history for games played by a goaltender with 132 (JEFF GLASS - 143, TAYLOR DAKERS - 137)...JESSE ISMOND is tied for eighth in the LEAGUE in plus/minus at plus ten...JAEDON DESCHENEAU recorded his first WHL career goal in LETHBRIDGE (October 17)...MAX REINHART recorded his 100th WHL assist in MEDICINE HAT (October 18)...MIKE SIMPSON recorded his first WHL career goal on October 23 in CALGARY...JOE ANTILLA recorded his 100th WHL career point with an assist in CALGARY (October 23)...JOEY LEACH played in his 150th WHL career game on October 18 against MEDICINE HAT.
SCORING STREAKS: MAX REINHART (2-7-9) has recorded a point in each of his last five games...DREW CZERWONKA (3-1-4) has recorded a point in his last three games.

INJURY: BRENDAN HURLEY will be out of the KOOTENAY line up for four to six weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 14 games of the 2010-2011 season the ICE were 10-3-0-1, after 15 games 11-3-0-1 and after 16 games 11-4-0-1.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: MAX REINHART – Calgary Flames (3rd Round, 2010 NHL Draft), JOEY LEACH – Calgary Flames (3rd Round, 2010 NHL Draft), DREW CZERWONKA – Edmonton Oilers (6th Round, 2010 NHL Draft), NATHAN LIEUWEN - Buffalo Sabres (6th Round, 2011 NHL Draft).

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday October 25 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Wednesday October 26 ICE vs. Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)
Thursday October 27 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday October 28 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Saturday October 29 ICE vs. Portland 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

ICE Help Build A Playground

Cranbrook, BC -- Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the ICE will be raising money to help bring a playground to Moir Park in conjunction with the Junior Chamber International - Kootenay.
On Saturday, November 5th when the ICE host the Red Deer Rebels, the team will be using white and green sticks during warm up and in the first period of the game. The sticks will be auctioned off in a silent auction during the game behind Section U with all the money raised going to the Moir Park playground project being put together by JCI-Kootenay. The winning bidders will receive their white and green sticks after the game from the ICE Players.
Tickets to the game on Saturday, November 5th at 7:00 pm are on sale now at the Kootenay ICE Office.

Moir Park Playground Facts:
-This will be the first playground in the area for kids to play while parents or siblings are playing softball or soccer
-It will include rope bridges and large fabricated rocks to climb on
-Total project is estimated at $75,000.00

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kootenay 4 Calgary 2 Game #14

Calgary, Alb – Kootenay ICE forward Eric Benoit had one goal and 1 assist in a 4-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen in WHL action on Sunday night.

The ICE (9-3-0-2) opened the scoring as Mike Simpson scored his 1st career goal with a wrist shot that went through the goalies legs.
With less than 3 seconds left in the 2nd period Brock Montgomery fed a wide open Eric Benoit in the low slot and he scored with a quick shot.

Early in the 2nd period the ICE made it 3-0 as Drew Czerwonka scored on a Max Reinhart rebound.
Calgary (4-5-0-1) scored a power-play goal late in the 2nd period as Brooks Macek fired a wrist shot on the glove side of the screened goalie.

Calgary got within a goal as Trevor Cheeck went coast-to-coast on the powerplay and scored with a shot high on the stick side.
Adam Rossignol added insurance with an empty net goal.

Sam Reinhart has 5 points this year 4 have come against Calgary.
3 of Adam Rossignol’s 5 goals have been against the Hitmen.

The ICE and Hitmen will meet 5 more times this season but not again until February.
The ICE will host Red Deer on Wednesday to start a 7-game homestand.

ICE Scratches – Hubic, McKinlay, Hurley.

Game Summary
Calgary 4-5-0-1 Kootenay 9-3-0-2

1st Period
1, Kootenay, Simpson 1 (Reinhart), 4:37.
2, Kootenay, Benoit 3 (Montgomery, Antilla), 19:57.
Penalties-Gogolev Cal (embellishment), 5:08; Reinhart Ktn (hooking), 12:37.

2nd Period
3, Kootenay, Czerwonka 5 (Reinhart), 3:07.
4, Calgary, Macek 4 (Rissling), 18:59 (PP).
Penalties-Rossignol Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 2:52; Humphries Cal (checking from behind, major-fighting), 2:52; Simpson Ktn (tripping), 3:46; Neibrandt Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 13:26; Wand Ktn (holding opp. stick), 18:49.

3rd Period
5, Calgary, Cheek 3 (Driedger), 6:21 (PP).
6, Kootenay, Rossignol 5 (Leach, Benoit), 19:17 (EN).
Penalties-Ismond Ktn (inter. on goaltender), 5:23; Cheek Cal (elbowing), 8:27.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 6-14-9-29. Calgary 4-7-12-23.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 2; Calgary 2 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 7-2-0-2 (23 shots-21 saves). Calgary, Driedger 3-1-0-1 (28 shots-25 saves).
A-7,559
Referees-Trevor Hanson (19), Colby Smith (57).
Linesmen-Aidan Henderson (78), Jeff Jobson (52).

Trivia Game #14

Today’s Trivia question.

What is the story of Calgary’s team name the "Hitmen"?

ANSWER – The club is named after Calgary native Bret “The Hitman” Hart.

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Kootenay @ Calgary Game #14

The Kootenay ICE are in Calgary this afternoon/evening for their 3rd meeting of the season.
Series tied 1-1.
Sept 24 in Cranbrook - ICE 5-1
Oct 2 in Calgary - Hitmen 4-2
Last night the Kootenay ICE beat Moose Jaw 2-1 and have won 4 of the last 5 games.
Calgary has won 3 games in a row.
The ICE are tied with Medicine Hat and Edmonton for 1st place in the East Conference.
The Hitmen are in 11th place but have 3-4 games in hand on teams ahead of them in the standings.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 3:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 6 Max Reinhart
Assists – 9 Max Reinhart
Points – 15 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 10 Joey Leach
Rookie – 3 Sam Reinhart
PM – 19 Jeff Hubic
+/- - +9 Jesse Ismond
Avg – 1.38 Nathan Lieuwen, 3.00 Mackenzie Skapski

Hitmen
Goals – 6 Victor Rask
Assists – 7 Cody Sylvester
Points – 11 Victor Rask
Defenseman – 3 Peter Kosterman, Spencer Humphries
Rookie – 11 Victor Rask
PM – 17 Alex Roach
+/- - +6 Brock Sutherland
Avg – 1.49 Chris Driedger, 4.46 Brandon Glover

Head to Head
ICE
Brock Montgomery 0-5-5
Sam Reinhart 2-1-3
Adam Rossignol 2-0-2
Brendan Hurley 1-1-2
Jesse Ismond 1-1-2
Joey Leach 0-2-2
Elgin Pearce 0-2-2
Nathan Lieuwen 1-1-0-0 2.01 .927%

Hitmen
Danny Gayle 1-1-2
Victor Rask 1-1-2
Brady Brassart 0-2-2
Brandon Glover 1-1-0-0 3.50 .806%

Streaks
Max Reinhart 4 games 2-6-8
Drew Czerwonka 2 games 2-0-2, 4 of 5 games 4-1-5

Home
Max Reinhart 3-6-9
Joey Leach 1-7-8
Jesse Ismond 4-3-7
Elgin Pearce 2-2-4
Brock Montgomery 0-4-4
Drew Czerwonka 3-1-4
Adam Rossignol 3-0-3
Dylen McKinlay 1-2-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 4-0-0-0 0.75 .972% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 2-1-0-0 3.00 .895%

Road
Max Reinhart 3-3-6
Jagger Dirk 1-3-4
Jesse Ismond 0-3-3
Elgin Pearce 1-2-3
Adam Rossignol 1-1-2
Joey Leach 1-1-2
Dylen McKinlay 0-2-2
Brock Montgomery 0-2-2
Luke Paulsen 0-2-2
Nathan Lieuwen 2-2-0-2 1.79 .936%

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kootenay 2 Moose Jaw 1 Game #13

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE goalie Nathan Lieuwen won a battle of the goalies in a 2-1 win over Luke Siemens and the Moose Jaw Warriors in WHL action on Saturday night.

The ICE (8-3-0-2) had a season high 18 shots on goal in the 1st period on the Warriors (6-5-1-0) who gave up 16 in the entire game Friday night in Red Deer.

The clubs didn’t score a goal in the 2nd period and marked the only time an ICE game this year that was scoreless after 2 periods.

Early in the third period of a faceoff win in the Warriors zone a point shot from John Neibrandt was stopped and Max Reinhart was near the crease to score on the rebound with a backhand shot.
The Warriors pulled their goalie with 1:06 left in the game only to have Drew Czerwonka block a play at his blue line and go all the other way for an empty net goal.
Moose Jaw pulled their goalie again and won a faceoff in the ICE zone, won a battle deep in the zone and fed Collin Bowman who scored with a slapshot on the blocker side.
The Warriors pulled the goalie for a third time but failed to get another scoring chance.

ICE will visit Calgary on Sunday afternoon.

ICE Scratches – Wand, McKinlay, Hurley.

Game Summary
Moose Jaw 6-5-1-0 Kootenay 8-3-0-2

1st Period
No Scoring.
Penalties-Lyon M.j (tripping), 0:36; Eberle M.j (boarding), 10:19; Reinhart Ktn (slashing), 11:14; Simpson Ktn (hooking), 13:55; Bowman M.j (interference), 14:50; Neibrandt Ktn (hooking), 18:12.

2nd Period
No Scoring.
Penalties-Reinhart Ktn (boarding), 1:27; Brooks M.j (high sticking), 13:52.

3rd Period
1, Kootenay, Reinhart 6 (Neibrandt, Ismond), 6:48.
2, Kootenay, Czerwonka 4 19:16 (EN). Penalties
3, Moose Jaw, Bowman 4 (Rielly, Lyon), 19:34.
No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Moose Jaw 8-12-16-36. Kootenay 18-12-8-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Moose Jaw 0 / 4; Kootenay 0 / 4.
Goalies-Moose Jaw, Siemens 3-4-1-1 (37 shots-36 saves). Kootenay, Lieuwen 6-2-0-2 (36 shots-35 saves).
A-2,790
Referees-Steve Papp (17).

Trivia Game #13

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What is the seating capacity of the new rink in Moose Jaw?

ANSWER – 4,367, which is 103 more than the Rec-Plex.

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Moose Jaw @ Kootenay Game #13

The Kootenay ICE will host the Moose Jaw Warriors tonight at the Rec-Plex.
It's the first of four meetings between the clubs who split last years regular season meetings.
In the 1st round of the Playoffs the ICE won 4-games-to-2.
The ICE had a 3-game winning streak stopped with a loss in Medicine Hat on Tuesday.
Moose Jaw played last night in Red Deer and lost 3-2.
The ICE have won 5 of the 6 home games this season.
Warriors have 1 win in 4 road games.
Luke Paulsen and Dylen McKinlay could return to the line-up tonight.
Joel Edmundson and Quinton Howden have yet to play a game this season while Sebastien Svendsen is out 3 more weeks.
Kendall McFaull and Sean Aschim did not play last night.
Brett Lyon had 12 points all of last season and already has 14 this season.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://issuu.com/kootenayice/docs/october_22?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 5 Max Reinhart, Jesse Ismond
Assists – 8 Max Reinhart, Joey Leach
Points – 13 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 10 Joey Leach
Rookie – 3 Sam Reinhart
PM – 19 Jeff Hubic
+/- - +8 Jesse Ismond
Avg – 1.42 Nathan Lieuwen, 3.00 Mackenzie Skapski

Warriors
Goals – 6 Brett Lyon
Assists – 8 Brett Lyon
Points – 14 Brett Lyon
Defenseman – 10 Morgan Rielly
Rookie – 8 Eric Arnold
PM – 31 Brett Lyon
+/- - +8 Eric Arnold, Morgan Rielly
Avg – 2.22 Luke Siemens, 4.00 Spencer Tremblay

Home
Max Reinhart 2-6-8
Joey Leach 1-7-8
Jesse Ismond 4-2-6
Elgin Pearce 2-2-4
Brock Montgomery 0-4-4
Adam Rossignol 3-0-3
Drew Czerwoka 2-1-3
Dylen McKinlay 1-2-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 3-0-0-0 0.67 .972% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 2-1-0-0 3.00 .895%

Road
Max Reinhart 3-2-5
Jagger Dirk 1-3-4
Jesse Ismond 1-3-4
Elgin Pearce 1-2-3
Adam Rossignol 1-1-2
Joey Leach 1-1-2
Dylen McKinlay 0-2-2
Brock Montgomery 0-2-2
Luke Paulsen 0-2-2
Nathan Lieuwen 2-2-0-2 1.79 .936%

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Benning

On his blog Greg Drinnan is reporting that ICE 2009 2nd Bantam pick Matt Benning has been offered a scholarship to Minnesota-Duluth.
After not reporting to ICE camp the past 2 years his rights were traded to Tri City for conditional 3rd and 6th round Bantam picks.
The 17-year-old defenseman is still on the Americans protected list.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Medicine Hat 2 Kootenay 1 Game #12

Medicine Hat, Alb – The Medicine Hat Tigers scored 2 1st period goals and held on for a 2-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Tuesday night.

The Tigers scored 2 goals in the 1st period with Patrik Parkkonen completing a 4-on-2 break and Emerson Etem his league leading 14th on the power-play.

ICE scored the lone goal of the 2nd period on the power-play as Joey Leach’s wrist shot from the point was deflected by Drew Czerwonka and it dribbledd through the goalie’s arm/chest and it rolled all the way into the net.

The Tigers extend their winning streak to 5 games and the Ice streak ends at 3 wins in a row.

ICE will host Moose Jaw on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – Paulsen, McKinlay, Hurley.
Luke Paulsen suffered a bruised knee in Lethbridge yesterday and is day-to-day.
Dylen McKinlay is also day-to-day with a minor lower body injury.

Game Summary
Medicine Hat 8-3-0-0 Kootenay 7-3-0-2

1st Period
1, Medicine Hat, Parkkonen 1 (Hart, Leier), 6:23.
2, Medicine Hat, Etem 14 (Valk), 12:16 (PP).
Penalties-Reinhart Ktn (hooking), 11:41.

2nd Period
3, Kootenay, Czerwonka 3 (Leach, Reinhart), 10:16 (PP).
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (major-fighting), 10:04; Hart M.h (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 10:04; Benoit Ktn (tripping), 14:24; Antilla Ktn (cross checking), 19:40.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Wand Ktn (delay of game), 5:09; Theriau M.h (hooking), 13:02; McKay M.h (delay of game), 15:41.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 11-6-15-32. Medicine Hat 11-7-11-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 3; Medicine Hat 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 5-2-0-2 (29 shots-27 saves). Medicine Hat, Bunz 7-3-0-0 (32 shots-31 saves).
A-4,006
Referees-Fraser Lawrence (10), Derek Zalaski (8).
Linesmen-Darren Holeha (47), Greg Sarauer (68).

Trivia Game #12

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which NHL team drafted Tigers coach Shaun Clouston in the 1986 Draft?

ANSWER – N.Y. Rangers in the 3rd round.

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Kootenay @ Medicine Hat Game #12

The Kootenay ICE are in Medicine Hat tonight meet the Tigers in the 1st of 6 meetings.
Last year the ICE won the regular season series 4-2 and the East Conference Finals 4-0.
For the 2nd time this season the ICE are on a 3 game winning streak after a 4-2 win in Lethbridge last night.
The Tigers have won 4 games in a row.
The ICE are in 1st place in the East Conference, 2 points ahead of the Tigers and 3 other teams.
Luke Paulsen left last nights game with a lower body injury and is questionable for tonight.
Dylen McKinlay is also questionable with a lower body injury although took the pre-game skate yesterday.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 5 Max Reinhart
Assists – 8 Max Reinhart
Points – 13 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 9 Joey Leach
Rookie – 3 Sam Reinhart
PM – 18 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +8 Jesse Ismond
Avg – 1.35 Nathan Lieuwen, 3.00 Mackenzie Skapski

Tigers
Goals – 13 Emerson Etem
Assists – 8 Emerson Etem, Dylan Bredo, Kellan Tochkin
Points – 21 Emerson Etem
Defenseman – 8 Matthew Konan
Rookie – 4 Spencer Jensen
PM – 28 Kale Kessy
+/- - +8 Emerson Etem, Matthew Konan
Avg – 2.87 Tyler Bunz, 3.69 Kenny Cameron

Streaks
Joe Antilla 3 games 0-3-3
Max Reinhart 2 games 1-5-6

Home
Max Reinhart 2-6-8
Joey Leach 1-7-8
Jesse Ismond 4-2-6
Elgin Pearce 2-2-4
Brock Montgomery 0-4-4
Adam Rossignol 3-0-3
Drew Czerwoka 2-1-3
Dylen McKinlay 1-2-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 3-0-0-0 0.67 .972% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 2-1-0-0 3.00 .895%

Road
Max Reinhart 3-2-5
Jagger Dirk 1-3-4
Elgin Pearce 1-2-3
Adam Rossignol 1-1-2
Jesse Ismond 0-2-2
Dylen McKinlay 0-2-2
Brock Montgomery 0-2-2
Luke Paulsen 0-2-2
Nathan Lieuwen 2-1-0-2 1.75 .938%

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kootenay 4 Lethbridge 2 Game #11

Lethbridge, Alb – Kootenay ICE forward Max Reinhart had 1 goal and 2 assists in a 4-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in WHL action on Monday night.

The Hurricanes (2-9-0-1) opened the scoring as Craig Leverton in a goal mouth scramble scored his 1st career goal. Jamal Watson and 15-year-old Reid Duke earned their 1st points by assisting on the goal.
Less than three minutes later Joe Antilla intercepted a Hurricane pass in the slot and fed Jaedon Descaheneau for a one time shot and he scored his 1st career goal.
The ICE (7-2-0-2) made it 2-1 as Jagger Dirk’s point shot along the ice beat the screened goalie low on the glove side.
On the power-play the ICE scored on an Adam Rossignol deflection of a Max Reinhart shot.

In the 3rd period the Hurricanes scored on the power-play as Cam Braes fed Landon Oslanski sneaking in from the blueline and he scored his 1st goal of the season.
While on a power-play late in the 3rd period the Hurricanes pulled their goalie for a 6-on-4 skater advantage only to see Max Reinhart take a dangerous free puck near the ICE crease, spin around and score into the empty 170 feet away.

The ICE are 3-0-0-0 vs Lethbridge this season.
Defenseman Luke Paulsen left the game in the 1st period and didn’t return.
Dylan McKinlay missed his 2nd game in a row but took the pre-game skate.

ICE will visit Medicine Hat on Tuesday.

ICE Scratches – Hubic, McKinlay, Hurley.

Game Summary
Lethbridge 2-9-0-1 Kootenay 7-2-0-2

1st Period
1, Lethbridge, Leverton 1 (Duke, Watson), 6:17.
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 1 (Antilla), 9:09.
3, Kootenay, Dirk 1 (Reinhart), 12:54. 4,
Kootenay, Rossignol 4 (Reinhart, Dirk), 15:10 (PP).
Penalties-Braes Let (boarding), 3:12; Maxwell Let (inter. on goaltender), 13:58; Czerwonka Ktn (hooking), 17:51.

2nd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-served by Martin Ktn (too many men), 6:17; Oslanski Let (high sticking), 13:37.

3rd Period
5, Lethbridge, Oslanski 1 (Braes, Tot), 5:33 (PP).
6, Kootenay, Reinhart 5 19:50 (SH EN).
Penalties-Wand Ktn (checking from behind), 5:19; Galbraith Let (interference), 10:14; Montgomery Ktn (tripping), 19:09.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 15-9-11-35. Lethbridge 8-10-11-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 4; Lethbridge 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 5-1-0-2 (29 shots-27 saves). Lethbridge, Liston 2-2-0-0 (34 shots-31 saves).

Trivia Game #11

Today’s Trivia question.

This is the 45th year for the Hurricanes Franchise but it didn’t start in Lethbridge. What is their club history?

ANSWER – Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Clubs, Winnipeg Monarchs, Calgary Wranglers.

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Kootenay @ Lethbridge Game #11

The Kootenay ICE are in Lethbridge for a rare Monday Night Hockey game.
This is the 3rd meeting, ICE lead series 2-0.
Sept 27 - ICE 2-0, Lieuwen SO.
Oct 14 - ICE 2-1, Pearce GW.
The ICE are coming off a 3-1 win over Prince Albert on Saturday and are in a 5-way tie for 1st place in the East Conference.
Lethbridge has lost 8 games in a row including 9-3 to Swift Current on Saturday.
Jesse Ismond scored his 50th career goal on Saturday.
Joe Antilla is 2 points away from 100 career points.
Lethbridge made 3 trades yesterday with Prince George, Tri City and Brandon. They traded G Brandon Anderson, D Derek Ryckman and D Reid Jackson to acquire G Liam Liston, D Spencer Galbraith and F Nick Buonassisi.
Pre-Game Show is at 6:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 4 Max Reinhart, Jesse Ismond
Assists – 7 Joey Leach
Points – 10 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 9 Joey Leach
Rookie – 3 Sam Reinhart
PM – 18 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +7 Jesse Ismond
Avg – 1.26 Nathan Lieuwen, 3.00 Mackenzie Skapski

Hurricanes
Goals – 5 Cam Braes
Assists – 5 Philip Tot
Points – 9 Cam Braes
Defenseman – 4 Macoy Erkamps, Daniel Johnston
Rookie – 4 Jay Merkley, Mackoy Erkamps
PM – 31 Jamien Yakubowski
+/- - +2 Jay Merkley
Avg – 2.30 Damien Ketlo, 7.83 Tanner Kovacs

Head to Head
ICE
Jesse Ismond 1-2-3
Elgin Pearce 1-1-2
Joey Leach 0-2-2
Sam Reinhart 1-0-1
Drew Czerwonka
Nathan Lieuwen 2-0-0-0 0.50 .976% 1 SO

Hurricanes
Graham Hood 1-0-1
Brady Ramsay 0-1-1
Daniel Johnston 0-1-1
Damien Ketlo 0-2-0-0 2.02 .941%

Streaks
Jesse Ismond 3 games 2-1-2
Drew Cerwonka 2 games 2-1-3
Joey Leach 2 games 1-2-3

Home
Max Reinhart 2-6-8
Joey Leach 1-7-8
Jesse Ismond 4-2-6
Elgin Pearce 2-2-4
Brock Montgomery 0-4-4
Adam Rossignol 3-0-3
Drew Czerwoka 2-1-3
Dylen McKinlay 1-2-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 3-0-0-0 0.67 .972% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 2-1-0-0 3.00 .895%

Road
Elgin Pearce 1-2-3
Max Reinhart 2-0-2
Jesse Ismond 0-2-2
Dylen McKinlay 0-2-2
Brock Montgomery 0-2-2
Luke Paulsen 0-2-2
Nathan Lieuwen 1-1-0-2 1.69 .957%

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 6-2-0-2 record (5-1-0-0 at home, 1-1-0-2 on the road, 0-0-2 in overtime) and are tied for first place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and in the WHL…The ICE will play four of their next five games against CENTRAL DIVISION opponents.
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.
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.
DID YOU KNOW: The ICE are eighth on the power play in the WHL at 24.4%...KOOTENAY is third in penalty killing in the LEAGUE at 82.9%...The ICE are 5-1-0-1 when they score the first goal of the game and 1-1-0-1 when their opponent scores first...KOOTENAY is 3-1-0-1 when outshooting their opponent, 3-1-0-1 when being outshot and 0-0-0-0 when the shots are tied...Forward DREW CZERWONKA has been named Captain for the 2011-2012 season making him the 16th Captain in franchise history...MAX REINHART, JOEY LEACH, JESSE ISMOND and JOE ANTILLA have been named Assistant Captains...ISMOND, who leads the ICE in plus / minus with a plus seven, recorded his 50th WHL career goal on October 15 against PRINCE ALBERT...NATHAN LIEUWEN is first among goaltenders in the LEAGUE in goals against average (1.26)...MAX REINHART needs to record three more assists to reach 100 in his WHL career...JOE ANTILLA needs to record two more points to reach 100 in his WHL career.
SCORING STREAK: JESSE ISMOND (2-1-3) has recorded a point in his last three games.
INJURIES: BRENDAN HURLEY will be out of the KOOTENAY line up for six to eight weeks with a lower body injury...DYLAN MCKINLAY will be out of the ICE line up day to day with a lower body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After nine games of the 2010-2011 season the ICE 5-3-0-1, after ten games 6-3-0-1 and after 11 games 7-3-0-1.
DRAFTED PLAYERS: MAX REINHART – Calgary Flames (3rd Round, 2010 NHL Draft), JOEY LEACH – Calgary Flames (3rd Round, 2010 NHL Draft), DREW CZERWONKA – Edmonton Oilers (6th Round, 2010 NHL Draft), NATHAN LIEUWEN - Buffalo Sabres (6th Round, 2011 NHL Draft).
UPCOMING WEEK:
Monday October 17 ICE @ Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Tuesday October 18 ICE @ Medicine Hat 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday October 19 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday October 20 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday October 21 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Saturday October 22 ICE vs. Moose Jaw 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday October 23 ICE vs. Calgary 4:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, October 12 – Kootenay 1 vs Edmonton 6 – Record 4-2-0-2 – Attendance: 2,505
Goal:
1 – Ismond (3) from M. Reinhart
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 6 GA)
Friday, October 14 – Kootenay 2 vs Lethbridge 1 – Record 5-2-0-2 – Attendance: 2,643
Goals:
1 – Czerwonka (1) from Ismond and Leach
2 – Pearce (3) from Paulsen and Antilla
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (16 Saves, 1 GA)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pics Of The Game

Pics Of The Game from Cranbrook Photo.
They are the official photographers of the Kootenay ICE and are Cranbrook's Foto Source.
For more ICE pictures visit cranbrookphoto.com.
If you have a request of shots of a specific player contact Chris Pullen … chris@cranbrookphoto.com

Jesse Ismond with help from Dylen McKinlay fine tunes his gameday stick.

Joe Antilla, Jaedon Descheneau, John Martin and the ICE bench.

Joey Leach in the hallway focusing.

Jesse Ismond trying to create a scoring chance.

1st Star Mackenzie Skapski denies Mike Winther.

Max Reinhart trying to avoid Antoine Corbin.

Another blocked shot by Luke Paulsen.

Elgin Pearce looking to start a rush.

Joey Leach 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 goal post ...

and dozens of great plays in the Dzone.

Joe Antilla leans into a wrister. If you play the drinking game have a shot. (Inside joke, sorry)

Max Reinhart celebrates a power-play goal.

Kootenay 3 Prince Albert 1 Game #10

Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE scored 2 3rd period goals in a 3-1 win over the Prince Albert Raiders in WHL action on Saturday night.

Drew Czerwonka and Joey Leach each had 1 goal and 1 assist while Max Reinhart had 3 assists.

ICE opened the scoring the 2nd period on a powerplay faceoff win in the Raiders and Joey Leach scored with a slap shot from the point that beat the screened goalie.
Less than 2 minutes later the Raiders scored on the powerplay as Todd Fiddler got a 2nd rebound chance and scored from the middle slot.

Early in the 3rd period the ICE took a 2-1 lead as Jesse Ismond stumbled to the crease and dribbled it through the falling down goalie.
ICE made it 3-1 midway through the period as Drew Czerwonka banged in his own rebound through the goalies’ legs.

ICE will visit visit Lethbridge on Monday.

ICE Scratches – Hubic, McKinlay, Hurley.

Game Summary
Prince Albert 3-7-1-1 Kootenay 6-2-0-2

1st Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (holding), 4:13; Knowler P.a (hooking), 12:59.

2nd Period
1, Kootenay, Leach 2 (Antilla, Reinhart), 5:57 (PP).
2, Prince Albert, Fiddler 3 (Vanscourt, Winther), 7:41 (PP).
Penalties-Winther P.a (hooking), 5:05; Leach Ktn (delay of game), 7:24; Ruopp P.a (boarding), 16:42.

3rd Period
3, Kootenay, Ismond 4 (Reinhart, Czerwonka), 0:39.
4, Kootenay, Czerwonka 2 (Reinhart, Leach), 11:46.
Penalties-Leach Ktn (tripping), 16:10; Maylan P.a (hooking), 17:12; Yaworski P.a (checking from behind), 18:41; Ruopp P.a (roughing), 19:30; Ismond Ktn (roughing), 19:30.

Shots on Goal-Prince Albert 11-13-5-29. Kootenay 7-12-13-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Prince Albert 1 / 3; Kootenay 1 / 5.
Goalies-Prince Albert, Holowenko 1-4-0-0 (32 shots-29 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 2-1-0-0 (29 shots-28 saves).
A-2,698
Referees-Chris Crich (80), Pat Smith (12).
Linesmen-Aidan Henderson (78), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #10

Today’s Trivia question.

Which Raider was selected 1st overall in the 1988 NHL Draft?

ANSWER – Mike Modano.

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Prince Albert @ Kootenay Game #10

The Kootenay ICE will host Prince Albert tonight in the 1st of 4 meetings.
Last season ICE won the series 4-0 and outscored the Raiders 19-4.
ICE are wrapping up a 3-game homestand and beat Lethbridge 2-1 last night.
Raiders lost 3-2 in overtime in Spokane last night to complete the U.S. trip with a 2-2-1 record.
Fan Club tailgate party starts at 5.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 4 Max Reinhart
Assists – 6 Brock Montgomery
Points – 7 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 6 Joey Leach
Rookie – 3 Sam Reinhart
PM – 14 Jeff Hubic, Jesse Ismond
+/- - +5 Jesse Ismond
Avg – 1.30 Nathan Lieuwen, 4.00 Mackenzie Skapski

Raiders
Goals – 6 Justin Maylan
Assists – 9 Mark McNeill
Points – 13 Justin Maylan
Defenseman – 9 Tyler Vanscourt
Rookie – 5 Jonas Knutsen
PM – 29 Tyler Yaworski
+/- - +7 Mike Winther, Josh Morrissey
Avg – 3.29 Cole Holowenko, 3.42 Eric Williams

Streaks
Jesse Ismond 2 games 1-1-2

Home
Joey Leach 0-6-6
Jesse Ismond 3-2-5
Max Reinhart 2-3-5
Elgin Pearce 2-2-4
Brock Montgomery 0-4-4
Adam Rossignol 3-0-3
Dylen McKinlay 1-2-3
Nathan Lieuwen 3-0-0-0 0.67 .972% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 1-1-0-0 4.00 .860%

Road
Elgin Pearce 1-2-3
Max Reinhart 2-0-2
Jesse Ismond 0-2-2
Dylen McKinlay 0-2-2
Brock Montgomery 0-2-2
Luke Paulsen 0-2-2
Brock Montgomery 0-2-2
Nathan Lieuwen 1-1-0-2 1.69 .957%

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pics Of The Game

Pics Of The Game from Cranbrook Photo.
They are the official photographers of the Kootenay ICE and are Cranbrook's Foto Source.
For more ICE pictures visit cranbrookphoto.com.
If you have a request of shots of a specific player contact Chris Pullen … chris@cranbrookphoto.com

Drew Czerwonka's 2nd shift of the year and his 1st goal.

The new Captain with a big smile.

Pearce denied by Ketlo, this time.

Mike Simpson gets a shot through from the point.

Czerwonka on the rush.

Jagger Dirk with a pass in the offensive zone.

One of Sam Reinhart's many dangles on the night.

Eric Benoit and Sam Reinhart almost get the game winner.

Pearce beats the goalie but a defenseman stops the puck from going in.

Brock Montgomery screens the goalie on Pearce's game winning goal.

Kootenay 2 Lethbridge 1 Game #9

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forward Elgin Pearce scored the game winner late in the 3rd period as the Kootenay ICE beat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 2-1 in WHL action on Friday night.

ICE opened the scoring on an early powerplay as Joey Leach’s point shot hit the goal post and Drew Czerwonka was near the crease to put it into the net.

Lethbridge tied the game in the 2nd period on a goal mouth scramble as Graham Hood banged it in.

Late in the 3rd period the ICE scored on the powerplay as right off the faceoff Elgin Pearce scored with a wrist shot that beat the screened goalie on the glove side.

ICE will visit host Prince Albert on Saturday.
The ICE Fan Club will have a tailgate party in the parking lot before the game.

ICE Scratches – Wand, Descheneau, Hurley.
Captain Drew Czerwonka played his 1st game of the season after missing 8 games to a shoulder injury.
Dylen McKinlay left the game in the 2nd period with a lower body injury.

Game Summary
Lethbridge 2-7-0-1 Kootenay 5-2-0-2

1st Period-1, Kootenay, Czerwonka 1 (Ismond, Leach), 1:32 (PP).
Penalties-Yakubowski Let (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 1:06; Montgomery Ktn (major-fighting), 1:06.

2nd Period-2, Lethbridge, Hood 2 (Ramsay, Jackson), 7:11.
Penalties-Erkamps Let (interference), 8:31; Antilla Ktn (high sticking), 15:30.

3rd Period-3, Kootenay, Pearce 3 (Paulsen, Antilla), 15:30 (PP).
Penalties-Antilla Ktn (interference), 2:01; Erkamps Let (cross checking), 15:24; served by Let (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 16:43; Ryckman Let (roughing, roughing), 19:31; Tot Let (roughing), 19:31; Czerwonka Ktn (roughing, roughing), 19:31; Ismond Ktn (roughing), 19:31; Leach Ktn (tripping), 19:53.

Shots on Goal-Lethbridge 5-6-6-17. Kootenay 9-16-16-41.
Power Play Opportunities-Lethbridge 0 / 3; Kootenay 2 / 4.
Goalies-Lethbridge, Ketlo 0-3-0-0 (41 shots-39 saves). Kootenay, Lieuwen 4-1-0-2 (17 shots-16 saves).
A-2,643
Referees-Chris Crich (80), Pat Smith (12).
Linesmen-Aidan Henderson (78), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #9

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Name the 15 previous Captains in ICE history.

ANSWER – John Kachur 96-97, Steve McCarthy 98-00, Mike Green 99-00, Mike Comrie 00-01, Dean Arsene 00-01, Jason Jaffray 01-02, Jarret Stoll 01-02, Colin Sinclair 02-03, Nigel Dawes 03-05, Adam Cracknell 05-06, Ryan Russell 06-07, Steve DaSilva 07-08, Andrew Bailey 08-09, Dustin Sylvester 09-10, Brayden McNabb 10-11.

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Lethbridge @ Kootenay Game #9

The Kootenay ICE will host Lethbridge tonight in the 2nd of 6 meetings.
Sept 27 - ICE won 2-0. Nathan Lieuwen 27 saves, Jesse Ismond 1-1-2, Sam Reinhart 1-0-1.
The ICE have 1 win in 4 games in October and are coming off a 6-1 loss to Edmonton on Wednesday.
Hurricanes are 0-5-0-1 in October and their last game was a 4-1 loss in Red Deer on Wednesday.
Max Reinhart has a 3 game point streak.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.
You'll hear comments from Captain Drew Czerwonka and Assistants Max Reinhart, Joey Leach, Jesse Ismond and Joe Antilla.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 4 Max Reinhart
Assists – 6 Brock Montgomery
Points – 7 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 6 Joey Leach
Rookie – 3 Sam Reinhart
PM – 14 Jeff Hubic, Jesse Ismond
+/- - +5 Jesse Ismond
Avg – 1.30 Nathan Lieuwen, 4.00 Mackenzie Skapski

Hurricanes
Goals – 5 Cam Braes
Assists – 5 Philp Tot
Points – 8 Cam Braes
Defenseman – 4 Macoy Erkamps, Daniel Johnston
Rookie – 4 Jay Merkley, Macoy Erkamps
PM – 30 Albim Blomqvist
+/- - +2 Jay Merkley
Avg – 2.55 Damien Ketlo, 3.78 Brandon Anderson, 6.00 Tanner Kovacs

Head to Head
ICE
Jesse Ismond 1-1-2
Sam Reeinhart 1-0-1
Joey Leach 0-1-1
Elgin Pearce 0-1-1
Mike Simpson 0-1-1
Nathan Lieuwen 1-0-0-0 0.00 1.000% 1 SO

Hurricanes
Damien Ketlo 0-1-0-0 2.04 .926%

Streaks
Max Reinhart 3 games 2-1-3

Home
Joey Leach 0-5-5
Max Reinhart 2-3-5
Jesse Ismond 3-1-4
Brock Montgomery 0-4-4
Adam Rossignol 3-0-3
Elgin Pearce 1-2-3
Dylen McKinlay 1-2-3
Nathan Lieuwen 2-0-0-0 0.50 .982% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 1-1-0-0 4.00 .860%

Road
Elgin Pearce 1-2-3
Max Reinhart 2-0-2
Jesse Ismond 0-2-2
Dylen McKinlay 0-2-2
Brock Montgomery 0-2-2
Luke Paulsen 0-2-2
Brock Montgomery 0-2-2
Nathan Lieuwen 1-1-0-2 1.69 .957%

Thursday, October 13, 2011

"C"aptain "C"zerwonka

Cranbrook, BC – Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the club has named 19-year-old Edmonton Oilers draft pick Drew Czerwonka as Captain of the 2011-2012 team. Czerwonka becomes the 16th Captain in the history of the ICE franchise. (John Kachur – 1996-1997, Steve McCarthy – 1998-2000, Mike Green – 2000, Mike Comrie – 2000, Dean Arsene – 2000-2001, Jason Jaffray – 2001-2002, Jarret Stoll – 2001-2002, Colin Sinclair – 2002-2003, Nigel Dawes – 2003-2005, Adam Cracknell – 2005-2006, Ryan Russell – 2006-2007, Steve DaSilva – 2007-2008, Andrew Bailey – 2008-2009, Dustin Sylvester – 2009-2010, Brayden McNabb - 2010-2011). The Assistant Captains will be Max Reinhart, Joey Leach, Jesse Ismond and Joe Antilla.
“We feel Drew best exemplifies what type of player our organization is looking for in a Captain. There are many players in our club that are great leaders on and off the ice, but unfortunately only one can wear the 'C'. Drew is going into his fourth season with the club and understands the standard of excellence we strive to accomplish” added Chynoweth.

BC U-16

BC has named it's roster for the U-16 tournament.
The list incudes Cranbrook's Payton Lee.
Here is the list with the WHL team that has them on the roster

Payton Lee Goal Vancouver
Liam McLeod Goal Kamloops

Viktor Dombrovskiy Defense Swift Current
Ryan Gagnon Defense Victoria
Joseph Hicketts Defense Victoria
Dysin Mayo Defense Edmonton
Mitchell Meek Defense Edmonton
Josh Thrower Defense Calgary

Michael Bell Forward Victoria
Carson Bolduc Forward Prince George
Chad Butcher Forward Medicine Hat
Ryan Gropp Forward Seattle
Justin Marreck Forward Tri City
Spencer Meyer Forward Prince Albert
Tyler Povelofskie Forward Kelowna
Matthew Revel Forward Saskatoon
Tyler Sandhu Forward Portland
Mitchell Skapski Forward Portland
Jacob Virtanen Forward Calgary
Mitchell Walter Forward Edmonton

Alberta U-16

Alberta has named it's roster for the U-16 tournament.
Here is the list with the WHL team that has them on the roster.

Jonny Hogue Goalie Lethbridge
Jordan Papirny Goalie Brandon

Brandon Hickey Defense Tri City
Aaron Irving Defense Edmonton
Brycen Martin Defense Swift Current
Zack Patterson Defense Portland
Joseph Tambasco Defense Medicine Hat
Micheal Zipp Defense Everett

Connor Bleakley Forward Red Deer
Reid Duke Forward Lethbridge
Thomas Foster Forward Vancouver
Ryan Graham Forward Saskatoon
Nicholas Jones Forward Vancouver
Tanner MacMaster Forward Spokane
Ty Mappin Forward Everett
Reid Nemeth Forward Lethbridge
Blake Penner Forward Medicine Hat
Braydon Point Forward Moose Jaw
John Quenneville Forward Brandon
Tyler Wong Forward Lethbridge

Saskatchewan U-16

Saskatchewan has named it's roster for the U-16 tournament.
ICE prospect Collin Shirley is on the team.
Here is the list with the WHL team that has them on the roster.

Grant Naherniak Goalie Red Deer
Rylan Parenteau Goalie Prince Albert

Haydn Fleury Defense Red Deer
Jordan Harris Defense Prince George
Ross Hnidy Defense Saskatoon
Vukie Mpofu Defense Red Deer
Ryan Pilon Defense Lethbridge
Bryton Sayers Defense Lethbridge

Carter Amson Forward Lethbridge
Rourke Chartier Forward Kelowna
Reid Gardiner Forward Prince Albert
Rhett Gardner Forward Spokane
Dawson Leedahl Forward Everett
Braden Oleksyn Forward Calgary
Kolten Olynek Forward Lethbridge
Collin Shirley Forward Kootenay 1st round
Josh Uhrich Forward Moose Jaw
Timothy Vanstone Forward Prince Albert
Miles Warkentine Forward Moose Jaw
Jordan Wittman Forward Swift Current

Manitoba U-16

Manitoba has named it's roster for the U-16 tournament.
Here is the list with the WHL team that has them on their roster.

Derek Davies Goalie Everett
Ty Edmonds Goalie Prince George

Justin Baudry Defense
Austin Douglas Defense Seattle
Taylor Fisher Defense Prince Albert
Nigel Hoydalo Defense Everett
Jordan Thomson Defense Kamloops
Reid Zalitach Defense Vancouver

Jordan Bochinski Forward
Adam Brooks Forward Regina
Michael Fortin Forward Portland
Jayce Hawryluk Forward Brandon
Brett Kitt Forward Brandon
Ryley Lindgren Forward Brandon
Nolan Martens Forward Medicine Hat
Nick Mathews Forward
Maverick Rafter Forward Everett
Dane Schioler Forward Regina
Dallas Starodub Forward Brandon
Clayton Tait Forward

Pics Of The Game

Pics Of The Game from Cranbrook Photo.
They are the official photographers of the Kootenay ICE and are Cranbrook's Foto Source.
David from Cranbrook Photo caught the action last night.
For more ICE pictures and to get your own copies contact cranbrookphoto.com.

Benoit stopped on a partial breakaway.

Montgomery denied in close.

Benoit knocking on the door.

Pearce on the backhand.

Ismond goes bar and into the net.

Happy to score but not happy to lose the game.