Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Kootenay 6 Saskatoon 1 Game #27

Saskatoon, Sask – Kootenay ICE forward Max Reinhart scored his 3rd career hat-trick in a 6-1 win over the Saskatoon Blades in WHL action on Wednesday night.

The ICE have set a Franchise record with their 7th straight road win.

The ICE opened the scoring as Joe Antilla helped win a battle for the puck in the Blades zone, Sam Reinhart found Max Reinhart in the slot and his one-time slap shot squeaked through the goalies’ legs.
Max Reinhart made it 2-0 coming down the left wing with a slap shot that zipped past the goalie on the stick side.
Luke Paulsen, Brock Montgomery and Max Reinhart all hit the goal post/cross bar during the period.

Blades scored the only goal of the second period on a deflection by Jake Trask.
The goal ended Nathan Lieuwen’s shutout streak at 96:35.

After killing off a early third period penalty the ICE took a 3-1 leqad on a 2-on-none break with Brock Montgomery finishing with a redirection of a pass from Jesse Ismond.
Max Reinhart completed the hat-trick with a back door pass from Sam Reinhart.
Blades changed goalies as Adam Todd replaced Andrey Makarov.
Eric Benoit notched his 8th of the year with a partial break to the net and his wrist shot beat the new goalie on the stick side.
Sam Reinhart earned his 4th assist as his one-time shot is stopped and Jon Martin put in the rebound.

Max Reinhart has points in 7 straight games. 7-8-15
Sam Reinhart extended his point streak to 6 games and has 18 points in his last 18 periods. 4-14-18
Joe Antilla has a 6 game point streak. 2-7-9
Brock Montgomery has 5 goals in his last 5 games and a 3 game point streak. 4-1-5
Jesse Ismond has a 3 game point streak. 1-4-5

The ICE will visit Prince Albert on Friday.

ICE Scratches – Hubic, McKinlay, Descheneau.
Eric Benoit returned after missing 5 games to an upper body injury.

Game Summary
Saskatoon 18-9-0-1 Kootenay 19-5-1-2

1st Period
1, Kootenay, M.Reinhart 13 (S.Reinhart), 11:00.
2, Kootenay, M.Reinhart 14 (S.Reinhart, Paulsen), 13:56.
Penalties-Leach Ktn (hooking), 0:24; Zajac Sas (inter. on goaltender), 4:08; Hurley Ktn (slashing), 14:35; Montgomery Ktn (slashing), 18:10; Dirk Ktn (roughing), 19:39; Sutter Sas (embellishment), 19:39.

2nd Period
3, Saskatoon, Trask 9 (Schmidt), 16:21.
Penalties-Olsen Sas (boarding), 1:17; Cox Sas (slashing), 8:21; Leach Ktn (boarding), 11:47.

3rd Period
4, Kootenay, Montgomery 8 (Ismond), 3:41.
5, Kootenay, M.Reinhart 15 (S.Reinhart, Antilla), 6:29.
6, Kootenay, Benoit 8 (Montgomery), 8:46.
7, Kootenay, Martin 2 (S.Reinhart, Benoit), 18:00.
Penalties-Ismond Ktn (tripping), 1:35; Ismond Ktn (roughing), 15:02; Trask Sas (roughing), 15:02.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 8-11-10-29. Saskatoon 5-9-7-21.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 3; Saskatoon 0 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 14-4-1-2 (21 shots-20 saves). Saskatoon, Makarov 16-8-0-0 (22 shots-18 saves); Todd 1-0-0-1 (7 shots-5 saves).
A-4,019
Referees-Chris Crich (80), Curtis Howe (27).
Linesmen-Jonny Bast (129), Jarett Gelowitz (45).

Trivia Game #27

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

When Saskatoon hosted the 1991 WJHC who were the top 3 scorers in the tournament?

ANSWER – USA Doug Weight 21, Canada Eric Lindros 17, Russia Pavel Bure 15.

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Kootenay @ Saskatoon Game #27

The Kootenay ICE are in Saskatoon tonight in the second meeting of the season.
November 13 in Cranbrook Blades won 2-1, Makarov 36 saves.
The ICE went 5-0-0-0 on a B.C. Division trip and have tied a Franchise Record with 6 straight road wins.
Overall the ICE are on a 5-game winning streak and it's the second time this season they have won 5 in a row.
After winning 10 straight home games the Blades have lost thier last two at their home rink.
ICE are in 1st place in the Central Division and in the East Conference.
The Blades are in 1st place in the East Division.
Eric Benoit is back after missing 5 games to an upper body injury.

Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 5:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 12 Max Reinhart
Assists – 19 Max Reinhart
Points – 31 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 18 Joey Leach
Rookie – 22 Sam Reinhart
PM – 49 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +17 Joey Leach, John Neibrandt
Avg – 1.78 Nathan Lieuwen, 2.50 Mackenzie Skapski

Blades
Goals – 17 Josh Nicholls
Assists – 17 Jesse Paradis
Points – 31 Josh Nicholls
Defenseman – 16 Dalton Thrower
Rookie – 8 Brett Stovin
PM – 66 Lukas Sutter
+/- - +17 Darren Dietz, Connor Cox
Avg – 2.69 Andrey Makarov, 4.32 Adam Todd

Head to Head
ICE
Max Reinhart 1-0-1
Luke Paulsen 0-1-1
Joey Leach 0-1-1
Nathan Lieuwen 0-1-0-0 2.05 .917%

Blades
Brent Benson 1-0-1
Darren Dietz 1-0-1
Andrey Makarov 1-0-0-0 1.00 .973%

Streaks
Max Reinhart 6 games 4-8-12
Sam Reinhart 5 games 4-10-14
Joe Antilla 5 games 2-6-8
Drew Czerwonka 2-3-5
Jesse Ismond 2 games 1-3-4
Brock Montgomery 2 games 3-0-3
John Neibrandt 2 games 0-2-2

Home
Max Reinhart 6-9-15
Jesse Ismond 7-5-12
Joey Leach 3-9-12
Elgin Pearce 5-6-11
Joe Antilla 2-8-10
Brock Montgomery 3-6-9
Eric Benoit 5-2-7
Drew Czerwonka 3-4-7
Sam Reinhart 3-3-6
Adam Rossignol 3-3-6
Dylen McKinlay 3-3-6
Nathan Lieuwen 7-2-1-0 1.89 .935% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 3-1-0-0 2.50 .900%

Road
Max Reinhart 6-10-16
Sam Reinhart 5-11-16
Jesse Ismond 3-10-13
Joe Antilla 2-9-11
Drew Czerwonka 5-5-10
Elgin Pearce 4-3-7
Brock Montgomery 4-3-7
Joey Leach 2-4-6
Jagger Dirk 1-5-6
Dylen McKinlay 1-5-6
Luke Paulsen 1-4-5
Nathan Lieuwen 6-2-0-2 1.68 .941% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 2-0-0-0 2.50 .896%

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ICE Update

Rec-Plex November 28, 2011

With the curling event at the Rec-Plex the ICE will start a 4-game in 5 days trip in Saskatchewan tomorrow night in Saskatoon.
Eric Benoit has come off the injured list and the club has all 23 players healthy.

Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club would like to remind all hockey fans of the various gift options they have available for the holiday season.
This year pick up a Kootenay ICE Gift Card. Pre-load any dollar amount on these reusable and reloadable Gift Cards so your special someone can use it to buy individual game tickets, Flex Paks, or Playoff Packages. Gift Cards are non-refundable and do not expire.
An adult ticket voucher can be purchased at Cranbrook Save On Foods for only $19.00 or by redeeming 8,000 Save On More points. This voucher can be exchanged for any 2011-2012 Regular Season Home Game.
For the ultimate ICE fan, try a Flex Pak. Flex Paks include seven vouchers redeemable for any remaining 2011-2012 regular season home game. Flex Paks are $119.00 for adult, $91.00 for senior, $77.00 for student and $63.00 for youth.
Next home action for the ICE will be the A&W Mitten/Toque/Bear Toss Friday, December 9th against the Medicine Hat Tigers at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the Kootenay ICE Office or by calling 250-417-0322.

Monday, November 28, 2011

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 18-5-1-2 record (10-3-1-0 at home, 8-2-0-2 on the road, 0-1-2 in overtime) and in first place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and the WHL... KOOTENAY was ranked tenth in the BMO CHL MASTERCARD TOP 10 RANKINGS for the week of November 21...This week ICE will continue their nine game road trip with four games in five nights against the EAST DIVISION (November 30 - December 4).

A&W TOQUE/MITTEN/BEAR TOSS: When the ICE host the MEDICINE HAT TIGERS on December 9 it will be A&W TOQUE/MITTEN/BEAR TOSS NIGHT...Fans in attendance are encouraged to bring new and unused winter wear, clothing and teddy bears to launch onto the ice after KOOTENAY scores their first goal.

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.

SAVE ON FOODS: The 2011-2012 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 $19.00 including HST or for free with the redemption of 8,000 SAVE ON MORE points…Non-Cardholders can get their vouchers for $21.00 including HST.

REINHART INVITED TO SELECTION CAMP: MAX REINHART has been invited to CANADA'S NATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM SPORT CHEK SELECTION CAMP to take place in CALGARY from December 10 - 14...REINHART is one of 16 WHL players invited to the Selection Camp.

DID YOU KNOW: For the first time in franchise history KOOTENAY won all five games on the road in the BC DIVISION (November 19 - 25)...The ICE have tied a franchise record for the most consecutive wins on the road with six (December 18, 2009 to January 22, 2010 and November 11, 1999 to November 26, 1999)...KOOTENAY is fourth on the power play in the WHL at 23.6%...The ICE are ninth in penalty killing in the LEAGUE at 80.0%...NATHAN LIEUWEN, who is first in the LEAGUE in goals against average (1.78) and save percentage (.938), is second in franchise history for games played by a goaltender with 141 (JEFF GLASS - 143)...LIEUWEN recorded his second shutout of the season and eighth of his career on November 25 against KELOWNA (35 saves)...MAX REINHART is tied for third in the LEAGUE for scoring the first goal of the game with four...JOEY LEACH is tied for fourth in the WHL in plus / minus with a plus 18...JOE ANTILLA need to play in five more games to reach 300 in his WHL career...SAM REINHART (8-14-22) is tied for fifth in the LEAGUE for points by a rookie...JESSE ISMOND is tied for sixth in the WHL for game winning goals with three...JON MARTIN (TEAM WEST), SPENCER WAND (TEAM WEST), JAEDON DESCHENEAU (TEAM PACIFIC) and SAM REINHART (TEAM PACIFIC) have all been named to play in the 2012 WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE in WINDSOR, ONTARIO from December 26 to January 4...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI is ranked fourth among goaltenders in the NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING PRELIMINARY RANKINGS.

SCORING STREAKS: MAX REINHART (4-8-12) has recorded at least a point in his last six games...SAM REINHART (4-10-14) and JOE ANTILLA (2-6-8) have each recorded at least a point in their last five games.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 26 games of the 2010-2011 season the ICE were 17-7-0-2, after 27 games 18-7-0-2 and after 28 games 19-7-0-2.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Monday November 28 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Memorial Arena
Tuesday November 29 Travel Day
Wednesday November 30 ICE @ Saskatoon 6:05 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)
Thursday December 1 Travel Day
Friday December 2 ICE @ Prince Albert 6:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)
Saturday December 3 ICE @ Moose Jaw 6:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)
Sunday December 4 ICE @ Swift Current 6:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, November 22 – Kootenay 3 @ Prince George 2 – Record 16-5-1-2 – Attendance: 1,605
Goals:
1 - Leach (5) from Antilla and S. Reinhart
2 - S. Reinhart (6) from Antilla and M. Reinhart
3 - M. Reinhart (11) from Rossignol and Dirk
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (18 Saves, 2 GA)

Wednesday, November 23 – Kootenay 7 @ Kamloops 3 – Record 17-5-1-2 – Attendance: 3,895
Goals:
1 - Czerwonka (7) from S. Reinhart and Paulsen
2 - Ismond (10) from Czerwonka and S. Reinhart
3 - M. Reinhart (12) from Ismond and McKinlay
4 - McKinlay (4) from Ismond and Czerwonka
5 - S. Reinhart (7) from Antilla
6 - Montgomery (5) from Neibrandt and Simpson
7 - Antilla (4) from Leach and S. Reinhart
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (25 Saves, 3 GA)

Friday, November 25 – Kootenay 4 @ Kelowna 0 – Record 18-5-1-2 – Attendance: 6,121
Goals:
1 - S. Reinhart (8) from Czerwonka and Neibrandt
2 - Czerwonka (8) from M. Reinhart and S. Reinhart
3 - Montgomery (6) from M. Reinhart and Antilla
4 - Montgomery (7) from S. Reinhart and M. Reinhart

Canada Roster Invites Includes Max Reinhart

Selection Camp December 10-14 in Calgary.
16 WHL players invited.

Goaltenders
Tyler Bunz 02/11/92 St. Albert, AB Medicine Hat (WHL) EDM 2010
Louis Domingue 03/06/92 Mont St-Hilaire, QC Quebec (QMJHL) PHX 2010
*Mark Visentin 08/07/92 Waterdown, ON Niagara (OHL) PHX 2010
Scott Wedgewood 08/14/92 Brampton, On Plymouth (OHL) NJ 2010

Defence
Nathan Beaulieu 12/05/92 Strathroy, ON Saint John (QMJHL) MTL 2011
Cody Ceci 12/21/93 Ottawa, ON Ottawa (OHL) 2012
Mathew Dumba 07/25/94 Calgary, AB Red Deer (WHL) 2012
Jermome Gauthier-Leduc 07/30/92 Quebec City, QC Rimouski (QMJHL) BUF 2010
Brandon Gormley 02/18/92 Murray River, PEI Moncton (QMJHL) PHX 2010
Dougie Hamilton 06/17/93 Toronto, ON Niagara (OHL) BOS 2011
Scott Harrington 03/10/93 Kingston, ON London (OHL) PIT 2011
Brenden Kichon 06/18/92 Spruce Grove, AB Spokane (WHL) NYI 2011
Joe Morrow 12/09/92 Sherwood Park, AB Portland (WHL) PIT 2011
Ryan Murphy 03/31/93 Aurora, ON Kitchener (OHL) CAR 2011
Ryan Murray 09/27/93 White City, SK Everett (WHL) 2012
Jamie Oleksiak 12/21/92 Toronto, ON Northeastern (NCAA) DAL 2011
Alex Petrovic 03/03/92 Edmonton, AB Red Deer (OHL) FLA 2010
Mark Pysyk 01/11/92 Sherwood Park, AB Edmonton (WHL) BUF 2010

Forwards
Michael Bournival 05/31/92 Shawinigan-Sud, QC Shawinigan (QMJHL) COL 2010^
Brett Bulmer 04/26/92 Prince George, BC Kelowna (QMJHL) MIN 2010
Phillip Danault 02/24/93 Victoriaville, QC Victoriaville (QMJHL) CHI 2011
Phillip Di Guiseppe 10/09/93 Maple, ON Michigan (CCHA) 2012
Michael Ferland 02/24/93 Swan River, MB Brandon (WHL) CGY 2010
Brendan Gallagher 06/05/92 Tsawwassen, BC Vancouver (WHL) MTL 2010
Freddie Hamilton 01/01/92 Toronto, ON Niagara (OHL) SJ 2010
*Quinton Howden 01/21/92 Oak Bank, MB Moose Jaw (WHL) FLA 2010
Jonathan Huberdeau 06/04/93 Prevost, QC Saint John (QMJHL) FLA 2011
Boone Jenner 06/15/93 Dorchester, ON Oshawa (OHL) CBJ 2011
Mark McNeill 02/22/93 Edmonton, AB Prince Albert (WHL) CHI 2011
Tanner Pearson 08/10/92 Kitchener, ON Barrie (OHL) 2012
Zack Phillips 10/28/92 Fredericton, NB Saint John (QMJHL) MIN 2011
Ty Rattie 02/05/93 Airdrie, AB Portland (WHL) STL 2011
Max Reinhart 02/04/92 West Vancouver, BC Kootenay (WHL) CGY 2010
Brad Ross 05/28/92 Lethbridge, AB Portland (WHL) TOR 2010
Mark Scheifele 03/15/93 Kitchener, ON Barrie (OHL) WPG 2011
*Jaden Schwartz 06/25/92 Emerald Park, SK Colorado College (WCHA) STL 2010
Michael Sgarbossa 07/25/92 Campbellville, ON Sudbury (OHL) SJ 2010 (UFA)
Ryan Spooner 01/30/92 Kanata, ON Kingston (OHL) BOS 2010
Mark Stone 05/13/92 Winnipeg, MB Brandon (WHL) OTT 2010
Ryan Strome 07/11/93 Mississauga, ON Niagara (OHL) NYI 2011
Christian Thomas 05/26/92 Toronto, ON Oshawa (OHL) NYR 2010
Tyler Toffoli 04/24/92 Scarborough, ON Ottawa (OHL) LA 2010

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Reinhart Canada Camp Invite?

Monday morning at 9:30 Hockey Canada will announce their selection camp roster.
Max Reinhart was not at the summer Development camp but did play in 2 games for Team WHL against Team Russia earlier this month.
After my interview with Vancouver Head Coach Don Hay, who is Canada's Head Coach, I asked him about Reinhart's play in the games and he said Reinhart played really good.
On Friday I asked Kelowna Head Coach Ryan Huska, who is an Assistant Coach with Canada again this season, about Reinhart receiving some consideration for the roster.
"Well he's impressed guys I think with his play at the (WHL vs Russia) games. He did what we kind of expected him to do. He worked hard, he was a guy who looked like he could generate some offence but he also looked very responsible defensively. And if anybody knows Don Hay, he likes guys that are solid 2-way players that will compete and those are the types of guys he wants to make up his team."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

McNabb

Brayden McNabb has been called up to the Buffalo Sabres. Wearing #81 he makes his NHL debut tonite vs Washington.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Kootenay 4 Kelowna 0 Game #26

Kelowna, BC – The Kootenay ICE scored 3 powerplay goals and got shutout goaltending from Nathan Lieuwen in a 4-0 win over the Kelowna Rockets in WHL action on Friday night.

For the 5th game in a row on the road trip the ICE scored the 1st goal of the game, with the clubs skating 4-on-4, as Drew Czerwonka fed Sam Reinhart on a partial breakaway and scored with a wrist shot that squeezed through the goalies’ legs.
Sam Reinhart extended his point streak to 5 games.

Late in the second period the ICE scored on a power-play with Max Reinhart feeding Drew Czerwonka near the crease with a redirection behind the goalie.
Max Reinhart extended his point streak to 6 games which is the longest by an ICE player this season.
Czerwonka leads the club with 4 PPG.

Early in the third period the ICE connected on the powerplay as Max Reinhart’s point shot was blocked before it reached the net and Brock Montgomery backhanded the puck through the goalies’ legs.
With 8:53 left in the 3rd period a piece of the plexi-glass was shattered by a shot from Mitchell Chapman.
On another powerplay Brock Montgomery redirected a Jesse Ismond pass for his 2nd of the period.

Sam Reinhart had 14 points in the 15 periods of the road trip.
Joe Antilla extended his point streak to 5 games.
Nathan Liweun earned his 2nd shutout of the year and 8th of his career.
The ICE outscored the BC team 26-9 and trailed only once in the 5 games for 6:03 in the 2nd period in Prince George.
The ICE are alone in 1st place in the East Conference.
The ICE have a tied a Franchise Record with 6 straight road wins.

The ICE drafted Spencer Wand with the 4th round pick they acquired from Kelowna for Kris Lazaruk.
On October 5th/08 Drew Czerwonka scored his 1st career goal vs Kelowna against Lazaruk with Max Reinhart earning his 1st career point with an assist on the goal.

Former ICE netminder Dan Blackburn (2000 WHL Playoff MVP) will play in net for the NY Rangers in the Alumni Game at this years’ NHL Winter Classic.

The ICE will start a 4-game Saskatchewan trip in Saskatoon on Wednesday.

ICE Scratches – Paulsen, Martin, Benoit.

Game Summary
Kelowna 9-12-2-1 Kootenay 18-5-1-2

1st Period
1, Kootenay, S.Reinhart 8 (Czerwonka, Neibrandt), 13:22.
Penalties-Hurley Ktn (major-fighting), 2:37; Chapman Kel (major-fighting), 2:37; Ismond Ktn (high sticking), 6:50; Leach Ktn (kneeing), 12:19; Rigby Kel (roughing), 12:19.

2nd Period
2, Kootenay, Czerwonka 8 (M.Reinhart, S.Reinhart), 19:51 (PP).
Penalties-Wand Ktn (major-fighting), 1:55; Goulbourne Kel (major-fighting), 1:55; Czerwonka Ktn (checking to the head), 4:56; Bulmer Kel (interference), 12:07; Ismond Ktn (roughing), 17:24; Heffley Kel (roughing), 17:24; Sissons Kel (embellishment), 18:29.

3rd Period
3, Kootenay, Montgomery 6 (M.Reinhart, Antilla), 4:22 (PP).
4, Kootenay, Montgomery 7 (Ismond, M.Reinhart), 15:23 (PP).
Penalties-Baillie Kel (slashing), 3:24; Reinhart Ktn (tripping), 4:46; Sissons Kel (slashing), 13:49.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 5-6-12-23. Kelowna 10-14-11-35.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 3 / 4; Kelowna 0 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 13-4-1-2 (35 shots-35 saves). Kelowna, Brown 8-11-0-0 (23 shots-19 saves).
A-6,121
Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Devin Klein (9).
Linesmen-Mike Langin (67), Alex Teichroeb (120).

Trivia Game #26

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Rockets Coach Ryan Huska, who was born in Cranbrook and moved at age 4, is one of three players to win three Memorial Cups with Kamloops. Who are the other two players?

ANSWER – Darcy Tucker and Tyson Nash.

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Kootenay @ Kelowna Game #26

The Kootenay ICE are in Kelowna tonight for the only meeting of the season.
Last year n Cranbrook the ICE won 4-2.
Last meeting in Kelowna was November 28/09 and the ICE won 4-2.
The ICE are 4-0-0-0 on the B.C. Division trip and have won their last five road games.
The Franchise record is six road wins in a row (Nov 11-26/99, Dec 18/09-Jan 20/10).
The ICE are in 1st place in the Central Diviision and are tied with Saskatoon for 1st Place in the East Conference and for the best record in the WHL.
The Rockets are playing thier best hockey of the season, 4-0-1 in the last 5 games and are 4th in the B.C. Division.
Max Reinhart has a 4-game goal streak which is the longest by an ICE player this season.
He also has points in his last 5 games (4-5-9) which ties Elgin Pearce and Eric Benoit for the longest streak by an ICE player.
Sam Reinhart has a 4-game point streak (3-9-12) and Joe Antilla has a 4-game point streak (2-5-7).
Sam Reinhart is T-5th in Rookie scoring in the WHL.
Joey Leach is tied for 9th in defenseman scoring.
Nathan Lieuwen is back in 1st place in the WHL in GAA and Save%.
2 years ago the ICE were 4-0-0-0 on a B.C. Division trip and lost the last game in Prince George.

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

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 12 Max Reinhart
Assists – 16 Max Reinhart, Joe Antilla
Points – 28 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 18 Joey Leach
Rookie – 20 Sam Reinhart
PM – 45 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +17 Joey Leach
Avg – 1.88 Nathan Lieuwen, 2.50 Mackenzie Skapski

Rockets
Goals – 12 Colton Sissons
Assists – 17 Shane McColgan
Points – 24 Shane McColgan
Defenseman – 17 Damon Severson
Rookie – 11 Tyson Baillie, Filip Vasko
PM – 47 Mitchell Chapman
+/- - +6 Brett Bulmer, Tyson Baillie
Avg – 3.27 Jordan Cooke, 3.61 Adam Brown

Streaks
Max Reinhart 5 games 4-5-9
Sam Reinhart 4 games 3-9-12
Joe Antilla 4 games 2-5-7
Mike Simpson 2 games 0-2-2
Joey Leach 2 games 1-1-2

Home
Max Reinhart 6-9-15
Jesse Ismond 7-5-12
Joey Leach 3-9-12
Elgin Pearce 5-6-11
Joe Antilla 2-8-10
Brock Montgomery 3-6-9
Eric Benoit 5-2-7
Drew Czerwonka 3-4-7
Sam Reinhart 3-3-6
Adam Rossignol 3-3-6
Dylen McKinlay 3-3-6
Nathan Lieuwen 7-2-1-0 1.89 .935% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 3-1-0-0 2.50 .900%

Road
Sam Reinhart 4-10-14
Max Reinhart 6-7-13
Jesse Ismond 3-9-12
Joe Antilla 2-8-10
Elgin Pearce 4-3-7
Drew Czerwonka 4-3-7
Joey Leach 2-4-6
Jagger Dirk 1-5-6
Dylen McKinlay 1-5-6
Brock Montgomery 2-3-5
Luke Paulsen 1-4-5
Nathan Lieuwen 5-2-0-2 1.86 .933%
Mackenzie Skapski 2-0-0-0 2.50 .896%

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Caron Suspended

The WHL has announced that Blazers Josh Caron received a 3-game suspension for the check to the head major penalty vs Kootenay last night.
Max Reinhart left the game but returned later in the period.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kootenay 7 Kamloops 3 Game #25

Kamloops, BC – Kootenay ICE forward Sam Reinhart had 1 goal and 3 assists in a 7-3 win over the Kamloops Blazers in WHL action on Wednesday night.

The Blazers Josh Caron received a 5-minute major for a hit to the head on Max Reinhart.
On the powerplay Sam Reinhart’s wrist shot was redirected through the goalies’ legs by Drew Czerwonka.
The Blazers tied the game 1-1 before the end of the period.

In the second period the ICE took a 2-1 lead on the powerplay with Drew Czerwonka feeding Jesse Ismond at the back door for a one-time shot.
Max Reinhart scored a powerplay goal with a slapshot from the point.
Dylan McKinlay made it 4-1 with a breakaway goal and scored with a snap shot high on the glove side.
Blazers changed goalies with Cam Lanigan replacing Cole Cheveldave.
The ICE scored 3 goals on 4 shots on the new goalie starting with Sam Reinhart’s attempted pass that went through the goalies’ legs.
Brock Montgomery scored on a breakaway with a shot high on the glove side.
Joe Antilla made it 7-1 with a shot that went off the goalies’ shoulder into the net.
Blazers changed goalies again as Cheveldave went back between the pipes.

Max Reinhart extended his point streak to 5 games (4-5-9), Sam Reinhart to 4 games (3-9-12) and Joe Antilla (2-5-7) to 4 games.
Sam Reinhart, who was nowhere near the top 20 in rookie scoring 1 week ago, is close to the top 5.
Jesse Ismond had a Gordie Howe hat-trick with a goal, assist and fight all in the 2nd period.
Drew Czerwonka had a 3-pont game (1-2-3).

The ICE scored 6 goals in the second period, the Franchise record is 7 Feb 26/02 2nd period vs Prince George in a 10-4 win.

Kamloops Coach Guy Charron, a native of Verdin, Quebec, is the oldest coach in the league at age 62.
On January 12/71 Detroit traded Frank Mahovlich to Montreal for forwards Mickey Redmond, Bill Collins & Guy Charron.
The ICE and Blazers are still in the Record Book for the longest WHL playoff game. (Mar 25/03 136 minutes and 56 seconds) Colin Sinclair scored the game winner in the 4th overtime.

The ICE will wrap-up the B.C. Division trip Friday in Kelowna.

ICE Scratches – Hubic, Pearce, Benoit.

Game Summary
Kamloops 14-7-1-0 Kootenay 17-5-1-2

1st Period
1, Kootenay, Czerwonka 7 (Reinhart, Paulsen), 5:40 (PP).
2, Kamloops, Bozon 8 (Smith, Lipon), 14:23.
Penalties-Caron Kam (major - checking to the head, game misconduct), 1:16; Ismond Ktn (roughing), 10:50; Hanes Kam (roughing), 10:50; Descheneau Ktn (tripping), 16:30; Rossignol Ktn (roughing), 19:03; Bell Kam (roughing), 19:03.

2nd Period
3, Kootenay, Ismond 10 (Czerwonka, Reinhart), 1:27 (PP).
4, Kootenay, Reinhart 12 (Ismond, McKinlay), 4:57 (PP).
5, Kootenay, McKinlay 4 (Ismond, Czerwonka), 7:29.
6, Kootenay, Reinhart 7 (Antilla), 12:29.
7, Kootenay, Montgomery 5 (Neibrandt, Simpson), 14:21.
8, Kootenay, Antilla 4 (Leach, Reinhart), 14:52.
Penalties-Ranford Kam (inter. on goaltender), 0:45; Madaisky Kam (checking from behind), 4:24; Montgomery Ktn (major-fighting), 7:23; Schaber Kam (major-fighting), 7:23; Ismond Ktn (major-fighting), 16:14; Bell Kam (major-fighting), 16:14.

3rd Period
9, Kamloops, Ranford 12 (Willick, Needham), 1:18 (PP).
10, Kamloops, Maschmeyer 2 (Balson, Hanes), 19:46 (PP).
Penalties-Rossignol Ktn (hooking), 0:27; Dirk Ktn (interference), 9:51; Wand Ktn (holding opp. stick), 11:41; Balson Kam (slashing), 11:41; Martin Ktn (roughing), 17:49.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 8-10-4-22. Kamloops 11-6-11-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 3 / 4; Kamloops 2 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 12-4-1-2 (28 shots-25 saves). Kamloops, Cheveldave 7-3-1-0 (18 shots-14 saves); Lanigan 6-3-0-0 (4 shots-1 saves).
A-3,895
Referees-Derek Zalaski (8).
Linesmen-Michael Boisvert (111), Ryan Dawson (134).

Trivia Game #25

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What year did ICE Assistant Coach Todd Johnson win a Memorial Cup with Kamloops?

For the answer visit jeffhollick.blogspot.com.

ANSWER – 1992.

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Kootenay @ Kamloops Game #25

The Kootenay ICE are in Kamloops tonight for their only meeting.
Last year in Cranbrook the Blazers won 8-5.
The last meeting in Kamloops was November 27/09 when the ICE came back from a 4-0 3rd period deficit to win 6-5 in an overtime shootout.
The ICE are 3-0-0-0 on the B.C. Division trip after a 3-2 win in Prince George last night.
The ICE have won 4 road games in a row and have won 6 of the last 7 away from home.
The Blazers are 2-0-1 in the last 3 games and are coming off an overtime loss in Tri City on Saturday.
The ICE are in 1st place in the Central Division and are 2 points behind Saskatoon for the best record in the WHL.
The Blazers are 2nd in the B.C. Division and are 2 points behind Vancouver with 4 games in hand.
Max Reinhart has a 4-game point streak (3-5-8), Sam Reinhart a 3-game streak (2-6-8) and Joe Antilla has a 3-game point streak (1-4-5).
Sam Reinhart had 8 points in the first 21 games of the season and has 8 points in the last 3 games.
Nathan Lieuwen has the 2nd best GAA in the WHL while the Blazers duo of Cam Lanigan and Cole Cheveldave are 4th and 5th.

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

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 11 Max Reinhart
Assists – 16 Max Reinhart
Points – 27 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 17 Joey Leach
Rookie – 16 Sam Reinhart
PM – 38 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +15 Joey Leach
Avg – 1.82 Nathan Lieuwen, 2.50 Mackenzie Skapski

Blazers
Goals – 11 Colin Smith, Brendan Ranford, Dylan Willick
Assists – 13 Colin Smith
Points – 24 Colin Smith
Defenseman – 15 Austin Madaisky
Rookie – 18 Tim Bozon
PM – 83 Josh Caron
+/- - +18 Tyler Hansen
Avg – 2.37 Cam Lanigan, 2.38 Cole Cheveldave

Streaks
Max Reinhart 4 games 3-5-8
Sam Reinhart 3 games 2-6-8
Joe Antilla 3 games 1-4-5

Home
Max Reinhart 6-9-15
Jesse Ismond 7-5-12
Joey Leach 3-9-12
Elgin Pearce 5-6-11
Joe Antilla 2-8-10
Brock Montgomery 3-6-9
Eric Benoit 5-2-7
Drew Czerwonka 3-4-7
Sam Reinhart 3-3-6
Adam Rossignol 3-3-6
Dylen McKinlay 3-3-6
Nathan Lieuwen 7-2-1-0 1.89 .935% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 3-1-0-0 2.50 .900%

Road
Max Reinhart 5-7-12
Sam Reinhart 3-7-10
Jesse Ismond 2-7-9
Joe Antilla 1-7-8
Elgin Pearce 4-3-7
Jagger Dirk 1-5-6
Drew Czerwonka 3-2-5
Joey Leach 2-3-5
Adam Rossignol 2-2-4
Luke Paulsen 1-3-4
Brock Montgomery 1-3-4
Dylen McKinlay 0-4-4
Nathan Lieuwen 4-2-0-2 1.72 .938%
Mackenzie Skapski 2-0-0-0 2.50 .896%

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kootenay 3 Prince George 2 Game #24

Prince George, BC – Kootenay ICE forwards Max Reinhart and Sam Reinhart each had 1 goal and 1 assist in a 3-2 win over the Prince George Cougars in WHL action on Tuesday night.

The ICE scored the only goal in the 1st period as Joey Leach scored with a slap shot from the point that knuckled past the goalie high on the stick side.
Sam Reinhart and Joe Antilla extended their point streaks to 3 games with assists.

After giving up 2 goals the ICE tied the game 2-2 as Max Reinhart and Joe Antilla won a battle for the puck in the offensive zone and fed Sam Reinhart in the slot for a one-time shot over the goalies’ pad.
Max Reinhart extended his point streak to 4 games with the assist.
Joey Leach took at puck in the chin late in the period but returned in the 3rd period.

In the 3rd period the ICE got the game winning goal while shorthanded as Max Reinhart cut to the crease for a backhand deke.
It's the 4th shorthanded goal for the ICE and 3rd for Max Reinhart.

The last 2 wins by the ICE in Prince George were played on February 6/08 and November 4/05 and both were overtime shootout wins.
The last regulation win in Prince George was February 23/05 on a winning goal by Nigel Dawes.
From 05-09 the ICE had won 6 games in a row against the Cougars, but going into tonight Prince George had won the last 2 meetings.
The ICE B.C. Division trip has them in Kamloops on Wednesday.

ICE Scratches – Simpson, Ismond, Benoit.

Game Summary
Prince George 6-16-0-2 Kootenay 16-5-1-2

1st Period
1, Kootenay, Leach 5 (Antilla, Reinhart), 11:19.
Penalties-Wand Ktn (major-fighting), 1:23; Springer P.g (major-fighting), 1:23; Hubic Ktn (tripping), 4:51.

2nd Period
2, Prince George, Elynuik 3 (Mylchreest, Mykitiuk), 2:03.
3, Prince George, Inglis 6 (Tkatch, Carlson), 9:37.
4, Kootenay, Reinhart 6 (Antilla, Reinhart), 15:40.
Penalties-Inglis P.g (cross checking), 7:05.

3rd Period
5, Kootenay, Reinhart 11 (Rossignol, Dirk), 6:46 (SH).
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (roughing), 2:47; Inglis P.g (slashing), 2:47; McKinlay Ktn (hooking), 3:26; Antilla Ktn (tripping), 5:15; Asuchak P.g (interference), 18:03.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 14-14-14-42. Prince George 6-6-8-20.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 2; Prince George 0 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 5-1-0-0 (20 shots-18 saves). Prince George, Owsley 5-14-0-1 (42 shots-39 saves).
A-1,605
Referees-Trevor Hanson (19).
Linesmen-Adam Hyatt (16), Korey Martens (41).

Trivia Game #24

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What former Prince George Cougar Captained a Stanley Cup winning team?

ANSWER – Zdeno Chara with Boston.

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Kootenay @ Prince George Game #24

The Kootenay ICE are in Prince George tonight for the only meeting of the season.
Last year in Cranbrook the Cougars won 6-3.
Last meeting in Prince George was Dec 4/09 when the ICE were 4-0-0-0 on a BC trip and lost to the Cougars 4-1.
ICE are 2-0-0-0 on this BC trip after a 4-1 win in Vancouver on Sunday and are in 1st place in the Central Division.
They are 2 points behind Saskatoon for the best record in the WHL.
The Cougars have lost 4 in a row and are 5th in the B.C. Division.
Max Reinhart has a 3-game point streak (2-4-6) while Sam Reinhart has 6 points in his last 2 games (1-5-6).
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 7:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 10 Max Reinhart
Assists – 15 Max Reinhart
Points – 25 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 16 Joey Leach
Rookie – 14 Sam Reinhart
PM – 38 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +14 Joey Leach
Avg – 1.82 Nathan Lieuwen, 2.60 Mackenzie Skapski

Cougars
Goals – 7 Spencer Asuchak
Assists – 12 Cody Carlson
Points – 15 Alex Forsberg
Defenseman – 13 Cody Carlson
Rookie – 15 Alex Forsberg
PM – 49 Campbell Elyniuk
+/- - +5 Spencer Asuchak, Jordan Tkatch
Avg – 2.95 Drew Owsley, Devon Fordyce 3.72

Streaks
Max Reinhart 3 games 2-4-6
Sam Reinhart 2 games 1-5-6
Joe Antilla 2 games 1-2-3

Home
Max Reinhart 6-9-15
Jesse Ismond 7-5-12
Joey Leach 3-9-12
Elgin Pearce 5-6-11
Joe Antilla 2-8-10
Brock Montgomery 3-6-9
Eric Benoit 5-2-7
Drew Czerwonka 3-4-7
Sam Reinhart 3-3-6
Adam Rossignol 3-3-6
Dylen McKinlay 3-3-6
Nathan Lieuwen 7-2-1-0 1.89 .935% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 3-1-0-0 2.50 .900%

Road
Max Reinhart 4-6-10
Jesse Ismond 2-7-9
Sam Reinhart 2-6-8
Elgin Pearce 4-3-7
Luke Paulsen 1-5-6
Drew Czerwonka 3-2-5
Jagger Dirk 1-4-5
Joey Leach 1-3-4
Luke Paulsen 1-3-4
Brock Montgomery 1-3-4
Dylen McKinlay 0-4-4
Nathan Lieuwen 4-2-0-2 1.72 .938%
Mackenzie Skapski 1-0-0-0 3.00 .893%

Monday, November 21, 2011

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 15-5-1-2 record (10-3-1-0 at home, 5-2-0-2 on the road, 0-1-2 in overtime) and in first place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and third in the WHL...This week the ICE will continue their road trip through the BC DIVISION (PRINCE GEORGE - November 22, KAMLOOPS - November 23, KELOWNA - November 25) before traveling to the EAST DIVISION (November 30 - 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.

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.

RECORD BOOK: The KOOTENAY ICE RECORD BOOK is now available online...If you want to know all the Club's stats and history you just have to go to www.kootenayice.net and under TEAM to RECORD BOOK.

SAVE ON FOODS: The 2011-2012 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 $19.00 including HST or for free with the redemption of 8,000 SAVE ON MORE points…Non-Cardholders can get their
vouchers for $21.00 including HST.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is 5-1-0-1 when leading on the road after the second period, 0-1-0-1 when losing and 0-0-0-0 when tied...The ICE are 4-1-0-1 when outshooting their opponent on the road, 1-1-0-1 when being outshot and 0-0-0-0 when shots are tied...KOOTENAY is tied for 16th on the power play in the WHL at 19.8%...The ICE are tied for 10th in penalty killing in the LEAGUE at 80.0%...NATHAN LIEUWEN, who is second among goaltenders in the LEAGUE in goals against average (1.82), is second in franchise history for games played by a goaltender with 139 (JEFF GLASS - 143)...MAX REINHART is tied for second in the LEAGUE for scoring the first goal in a game with four...JESSE ISMOND is tied for fifth in the WHL for game winning goals with three...JOEY LEACH is tied for eighth in the LEAGUE in plus / minus with a plus 15...SPENCER WAND record his first WHL career point with an assist against VANCOUVER on November 20...ELGIN PEARCE recorded his first WHL career hat trick on November 19 in VICTORIA…JON MARTIN (TEAM WEST), SPENCER WAND (TEAM WEST), JAEDON DESCHENEAU (TEAM PACIFIC) and SAM REINHART (TEAM PACIFIC) have all been named to play in the 2012 WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE in WINDSOR, ONTARIO from December 26 to January 4...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI is ranked fourth among goaltenders in the NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING PRELIMINARY RANKINGS.

INJURY: ERIK BENOIT will be out of the KOOTENAY line up one week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 23 games of the 2010-2011 season the ICE were 16-5-0-2, after 24 games 16-6-0-2 and after 25 games 16-7-0-2.
UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday November 22 ICE @ Prince George 8:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)
Wednesday November 23 ICE @ Kamloops 8:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)
Thursday November 24 Travel Day
Friday November 25 ICE @ Kelowna 8:05 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)
THE WEEKLY ICE REPORT
Edition #9
November 21, 2011
For More Information Contact: Tiffany Harris
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Saturday, November 19 – Kootenay 8 @ Victoria 3 – Record 14-5-1-2 – Attendance: 6,482
Goals:
1 - Ismond (8) from Pearce and McKinlay
2 - Pearce (7) from Ismond and Leach
3 - Paulsen (1) from Antilla
4 - Ismond (9) from Czerwonka and Paulsen
5 - Pearce (8) from Dirk and Ismond
6 - Czerwonka (6) from S. Reinhart and Neibrandt
7 - Pearce (9) from McKinlay and Ismond
8 - Descheneau (2) from S. Reinhart and Czerwonka
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 3 GA)
Sunday, November 20 – Kootenay 4 @ Vancouver 1 – Record 15-5-1-2 – Attendance: 5,608
Goals:
1 - M. Reinhart (10) from S. Reinhart and Simpson
2 - Montgomery (4) from S. Reinhart and Antilla
3 - S. Reinhart (5) from M. Reinhart and Wand
4 - Antilla (3) from S. Reinhart and M. Reinhart
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (27 Saves, 1 GA)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Kootenay 4 Vancouver 1 Game #23

Vancouver, BC – Kootenay ICE forward Sam Reinhart had 1 goal and 3 assists and Joe Antilla had a Gordie Howe hat-trick in a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Giants in WHL action on Sunday night.

The ICE scored the only goal in the first period with Max Reinhart stepping into a slap shot from the top of the circle that beat the goalie on his stick side.

The ICE took a 2-1 on a powerplay goal as Sam Reinhart’s attempted back door pass to Luke Paulsen is blocked and finds Brock Montgomery alone in front of the net and scores with a forehand spinaround.

In the third period Sam Reinhart picked up a loose puck near the crease and scored with a quick shot.
Spencer Wand earned his 1st WHL point with an assist.
Off a face-off win in the Vancouver zone Joe Antilla was alone in the slot and scored with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
Max Reinhart finished with 1 goal and 2 assists.

The ICE have won 3 straight road games and 5 of the last 6 away from home and are alone in 1st place in the Central Division.

The ICE B.C. Division trip has them in Prince George on Tuesday.

ICE Scratches – Hubic, Czerwonka, Benoit.

Game Summary
Vancouver 15-9-0-1 Kootenay 15-5-1-2

1st Period
1, Kootenay, M.Reinhart 10 (S.Reinhart, Simpson), 12:35.
Penalties-Leach Ktn (tripping), 18:46.

2nd Period
2, Vancouver, Martinook 11 (Henry, Gallagher), 1:02.
3, Kootenay, Montgomery 4 (S.Reinhart, Antilla), 12:26 (PP).
Penalties-Musil Van (hooking), 10:40; Dirk Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 19:46; Makin Van (inter. on goaltender, major-fighting), 19:46.

3rd Period
4, Kootenay, S.Reinhart 5 (M.Reinhart, Wand), 11:07.
5, Kootenay, Antilla 3 (S.Reinhart, M.Reinhart), 14:32.
Penalties-Antilla Ktn (major-fighting), 16:36; Sward Van (major-fighting), 16:36; Reinhart Ktn (inter. on goaltender), 17:00; Paulsen Ktn (tripping), 18:05; Bellerive Van (inter. on goaltender), 18:37; Neibrandt Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 19:27; Henry Van (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 19:27.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 8-11-13-32. Vancouver 5-11-12-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 1; Vancouver 0 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Lieuwen 11-4-1-2 (28 shots-27 saves). Vancouver, Whistle 0-4-0-0 (32 shots-28 saves).
A-5,608
Referees-Steve Papp (17), Nick Swaine (35).
Linesmen-Ryan Gibbons (73), Nathan Van Oosten (115).

Trivia Game #23

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What year did Don Hay coach Canada to a Gold Medal in the WJHC?

ANSWER – 1995 in Red Deer.

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Kootenay @ Vancouver Game #23

The Kootenay ICE are in Vancouver tonight to play the Giants for the only time this season.
Last year in Cranbrook the ICE won 5-2.
Last meeting in Vancouver was December 2/09 and the ICE won 6-2.
The ICE are comng off an 8-3 win in Victoria last night and are tied with Red Deer for 1st place in the Central Division.
The Giants have won 6 in a row and are 1st in the BC Division.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 5:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 9 Max Reinhart, Elgin Pearce, Jesse Ismond
Assists – 13 Max Reinhart
Points – 22 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 16 Joey Leach
Rookie – 10 Sam Reinhart
PM – 38 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +14 Joey Leach, Jesse Ismond
Avg – 1.86 Nathan Lieuwen, 2.60 Mackenzie Skapski

Giants
Goals – 19 Brendan Gallagher
Assists – 20 James Henry
Points – 35 Brendan Gallagher
Defenseman – 14 David Musil
Rookie – 30 Marek Tvrdon
PM – 51 David Musil
+/- - +16 Brett Kulak
Avg – 2.51 Adam Morrison, 3.72 Jackson Whistle

Streaks
Joey Leach 3 games 2-2-4
Max Reinhart 2 games 1-2-3
Luke Paulsen 2 games 1-2-3

Home
Max Reinhart 6-9-15
Jesse Ismond 7-5-12
Joey Leach 3-9-12
Elgin Pearce 5-6-11
Joe Antilla 2-8-10
Brock Montgomery 3-6-9
Eric Benoit 5-2-7
Drew Czerwonka 3-4-7
Sam Reinhart 3-3-6
Adam Rossignol 3-3-6
Dylen McKinlay 3-3-6
Nathan Lieuwen 7-2-1-0 1.89 .935% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 3-1-0-0 2.50 .900%

Road
Jesse Ismond 2-7-9
Elgin Pearce 4-3-7
Max Reinhart 3-4-7
Drew Czerwonka 3-2-5
Jagger Dirk 1-4-5
Joey Leach 1-3-4
Sam Reinhart 1-3-4
Luke Paulsen 1-3-4
Joe Antilla 0-4-4
Dylen McKinlay 0-4-4
Nathan Lieuwen 3-2-0-2 1.82 .934%
Mackenzie Skapski 1-0-0-0 3.00 .893%

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kootenay 8 Victoria 3 Game #22

Victoria, BC – Kootenay ICE forward Elgin Pearce scored his 1st career hattrick and Jesse Ismond had a career best 5-point game in a 8-3 win over the Victoria Royals in WHL action on Saturday night.

ICE opened the scoring on the first shift of the game with Jesse Ismond putting in his own rebound.
Skating 4-on-4 the ICE made it 2-0 as Imsond and Elgin Pearce turned a 2-on-2 break in to a 2-on-none and Pearce completed the passing play with a redirection in the crease.
Luke Paulsen made it 3-0 on a slap shot from the blueline that beat the screened goalie on the stick side.

In the second period Drew Czerwonka was stopped on a shorthanded breakaway and Ismond put in the rebound for his 1st career short-handed goal.
The ICE made it 5-0 on a Pearce redirection of a Jagger Dirk point shot.
On a delayed penalty Czerwonka snapped a shot through the goalies’ legs to make it 6-0 and the Royals changed goalies with Jared Rathjen replacing Keith Hamilton.
The ICE scored on the 1st 2 shots on the new goalie, Pearce completed his 1st career hattrick on a 2-on-1 with McKinlay and then on another delayed penalty Jaedon Descheneau scored on a wrist shot high on the stick side.
Going into the game the ICE season high was 3 goals in a period and 5 goals in a game, they scored 5 in the second period.

MacKenzie Skapski stopped a penalty shot from Austin Carrol with 7 seconds left in the game.

Hayden Rintoul, who is the Royals Captain, played 222 games with the ICE (188 regular season, 29 playoffs, 5 Memorial Cup). He is one of two ICE career defenseman to score a hat-trick and one of three defensmen to register a 5-point game.

The ICE B.C. Division trip has them in Vancouver on Sunday.

ICE Scratches – Hubic, Benoit, M.Reinhart.
The ICE were missing 2 of their top 3 goal scorers. (M.Reinhart 9 goals, Benoit 7 goals)

Game Summary
Victoria 11-12-0-1 Kootenay 14-5-1-2

1st Period
1, Kootenay, Ismond 8 (Pearce, McKinlay), 0:53.
2, Kootenay, Pearce 7 (Ismond, Leach), 15:00.
3, Kootenay, Paulsen 1 (Antilla), 16:49.
Penalties-Persley Vic (charging), 3:01; Montgomery Ktn (high sticking, high sticking), 4:19; Cable Ktn (roughing), 14:11; Pilton Vic (roughing), 14:11; Dirk Ktn (tripping), 15:41; Soudek Vic (elbowing), 15:41; Pearce Ktn (holding), 18:22.

2nd Period
4, Kootenay, Ismond 9 (Czerwonka, Paulsen), 7:28 (SH).
5, Kootenay, Pearce 8 (Dirk, Ismond), 10:53.
6, Kootenay, Czerwonka 6 (Reinhart, Neibrandt), 13:41.
7, Kootenay, Pearce 9 (McKinlay, Ismond), 15:12.
8, Kootenay, Descheneau 2 (Reinhart, Czerwonka), 16:09.
9, Victoria, Nelson 10 17:09.
Penalties-Leach Ktn (high sticking), 0:31; Carroll Vic (hooking), 2:04; Martin Ktn (charging, major-fighting), 6:46; Persley Vic (major-fighting), 6:46.

3rd Period
10, Victoria, Magee 6 (Jones, Forsyth), 15:08.
11, Victoria, Sundher 14 (Crooks, Nelson), 16:01.
Penalties-Kralik Vic (high sticking), 2:46; Hodges Vic (holding opp. stick), 7:48; Carroll Vic (interference), 16:43; Martin Ktn (10-minute misconduct), 19:09; Persley Vic (10-minute misconduct), 19:28.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 13-12-16-41. Victoria 6-9-13-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 5; Victoria 0 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 4-1-0-0 (28 shots-25 saves). Victoria, Hamilton 10-10-0-1 (38 shots-32 saves); Rathjen 0-1-0-0 (3 shots-1 saves).
A-6,482
Referees-Nathan Wieler (18), Riley Friesen (76).
Linesmen-Chris Sweeting (137).

Trivia Game #22

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What year did the Victoria Cougars win the Stanley Cup?

ANSWER – 1925.

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Kootenay @ Victoria Game #22

The Kootenay ICE are in Victoria tonight for their only meeting of the year.
This is the first ever game for the ICE in Victoria.
The Victoria Cougars moved to Prince George in 1994.
The ICE joined the WHL in 1996.
Last season in Cranbrook the then Chilliwack Bruins won 6-2.
Last meeting in Chilliwack was December 1/09 and the ICE won 7-2.
The ICE finished a 7-game homestand with a 4-2-1, with all 3 losses 1-goal decisions.
This is the start of a B.C. Division road trip which will be followed by a Saskatchewan trip adding up to 9 straight road games.
Victoria lost 11-3 in Vancouver last night.
The Cougars have 5 players (Sundher, Hodges, Crooks, Nelson, Soudek) with 9 or more goals and the ICE (M.Reinhart) have one.
Because of a violation of team rules the ICE will have one veteran player sitting out a game in each of the next six games.
Earlier this month the ICE had three rookie players sit out games because of Educational reasons.
Eric Benoit is out 1-2 weeks with an upper body injury.
After missing 15 games to a leg injury Brendan Hurley is available to play during the trip.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 7:30 on The Drive.
There will be election updates during the broadcast.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 9 Max Reinhart
Assists – 13 Max Reinhart
Points – 22 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 15 Joey Leach
Rookie – 8 Sam Reinhart
PM – 38 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +11 Joey Leach
Avg – 1.86 Nathan Lieuwen, 2.50 Mackenzie Skapski

Royals
Goals – 13 Robin Soudek, Kevin Sundher
Assists – 23 Kevin Sundher
Points – 36 Kevin Sundher
Defenseman – 17 Hayden Rintoul
Rookie – 21 Logan Nelson
PM – 54 Tim Traber
+/- - +2 Kevin Sundher
Avg – 4.26 Keith Hamilton, 6.98 Jared Rathjen

Streaks
Max Reinhart 2 games 1-2-3
Joey Leach 2 games 2-1-3

Home
Max Reinhart 6-9-15
Jesse Ismond 7-5-12
Joey Leach 3-9-12
Elgin Pearce 5-6-11
Joe Antilla 2-8-10
Brock Montgomery 3-6-9
Eric Benoit 5-2-7
Drew Czerwonka 3-4-7
Sam Reinhart 3-3-6
Adam Rossignol 3-3-6
Dylen McKinlay 3-3-6
Nathan Lieuwen 7-2-1-0 1.89 .935% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 3-1-0-0 2.50 .900%

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
Brock Montgomery 0-3-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 3-2-0-2 1.82 .934%

Friday, November 18, 2011

ICE Road Trip

The Kootenay ICE will start a B.C. Division road trip in Victoria on Saturday.
The club jumped on the bus Thursday at 9pm, got on the 9am ferry from Vancouver to Victoria and arrived in the Victoria at around 11:30am.
The only player not on the bus was Max Reinhart who arrived on a flight today after playing for Team WHL last night.
They will have a practice today at 3:30.

WHL vs Russia

Max Reinhart was held off the scoresheet in a 7-5 loss to Russia in Moose Jaw.

Photo from WHL.ca

Thursday, November 17, 2011

From The ICE Office

Cranbrook, BC -- The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club will once again be taking part in the traditional A&W Bear, Toque and Mitten Toss on December 9 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, clothing and teddy bears to the game to launch onto the ice after Kootenay scores their first goal.
The ICE will be distributing the winter clothing and teddy bears to health care facilities and the Salvation Army in an effort to keep the young and old warm during the winter months.
Tickets are available at the Kootenay ICE Office or by calling 250-417-0322.

NHL CSS Preliminary Rankings

The NHL Central Scouting Preliminary rankings have been released.
ICE goalie Mackenzie Skapski is rated 4th in the netminder category.

1. Ryan Murray Everett D
2. Morgan Rielly Moose Jaw D
3. Mathew Dumba Red Deer D
4. Derrick Pouliot Portland D
5. Griffin Reinhart Edmonton D
6. Colton Sissons Kelowna C
7. Chandler Stephenson Regina C
8. Coda Gordon Swift Current LW
9. Mike Winther Prince Albert C
10. Nicholas Walters Everett D
11. Brandon Troock Seattle RW
12. Brett Kulak Vancouver D
13. Damon Severson Kelowna D
14. Dalton Thrower Saskatoon D
15. Dominik Volek Regina RW
16. Michal Plutnar Tri-City D
17. Tyrel Seaman Brandon LW
18. Lukas Sutter Saskatoon C
19. Brendan Leipsic Portland LW
20. Shayne Gwinner Moose Jaw D
21. Ryan Olsen Saskatoon C
22. Travis Brown Moose Jaw D
23. Timothe Bozon Kamloops C/LW/RW
24. Steven Hodges Victoria C
25. Alessio Bertaggia Brandon LW

Goaltenders
Name Team Position
1. Andrey Makarov Saskatoon G
2. Chris Driedger Calgary G
3. Patrik Bartosak Red Deer G
4. Mackenzie Skapski Kootenay G
5. Corbin Boes Brandon G
6. Cole Holowenko Prince Albert G

WHL vs Russia

ICE forward Max Reinhart scored a shorthanded goal in a 5-2 win in Regina last night.
He will be in the lineup tonite in Moose Jaw.

Photos from WHL.ca


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Team Pacific and Team West

4 members of the Kootenay ICE will be spending the holiday season in Windsor Ontario playing in the Under-17 Tournament. Sam Reinhart and Jaedon Descheneau have been named to the Team Pacific roster and Jon Martin and Spencer Wand to the Team West team. The 1-week event starts December 29th.

Pacific
Eric Comrie Goalie Tri City
Tristan Jarry Goalie Edmonton

Kyle Burroughs Defense Regina
Macoy Erkamps Defense Lethbridge
Mason Geertsen Defence Edmonton
Keegan Kanzig Defence Victoria
Jesse Lees Defence Kelowna
Josh Morrissey Defence Prince Albert
Ayrton Nikkel Defense Brandon

Anthony Ast Forwards Vancouver
Tyler Baillie Forward Kelowna
Greg Chase Forward Calgary
Jaedon Descheneau Forward Kootenay
Jackson Houck Forward Vancouver
Morgan Klimchuk Forward Regina
Curtis Lazar Forward Edmonton
Johnathon Merkley Forward Lethbridge
Matt Needham Forward Kamloops
Nocolas Petan Forward Portland
Sam Reinhart Forward Kootenay
Torrin White Forward Moose Jaw
Chase Witala Forward Prince George

West
Austi Lotz Goalie Everett
Mack Shields Goalie Calgary

Madison Bowey Defense Kelowna
Kayle Doetzel Defense Red Deer
Colby Harmsworth Defense Calgary
Kevin Pochuk Defense Red Deer
Paul Stoykewych Defense Portland
Spencer Wand Defense Kootenay
Colby Williams Defense Regina

Denis Bosc Forward Swift Current
Jarrett Fontaine Forward Prince George
Alex Forsberg Forward Prince George
Carter Hansen Forward Moose Jaw
Kurt Keats Forward Moose Jaw
Remi Laurencelle Forward Lethbridge
Craig Leverton Forward Lethbridge
Geordie Maguire Forward Everett
Jon Martin Forward Kootenay
Cory Millette Forward Red Deer
Christian Stockl Forward Saskatoon
Jordan Taktch Forward Prince George
Nicholas Zajac Forward Saskatoon

Monday, November 14, 2011

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 13-5-1-2 record (10-3-1-0 at home, 3-2-0-2 on the road, 0-1-2 in overtime) and are in third place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and sixth in the WHL…KOOTENAY was ranked sixth in the BMO CHL MASTERCARD TOP 10 RANKINGS for the week of November 7...The ICE will now embark on a nine game two week road trip from November 19 to December 4 including five games in seven days as they travel through the BC DIVISION.

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.

RECORD BOOK: The KOOTENAY ICE RECORD BOOK is now available online...If you want to know all the Club's stats and history you just have to go to www.kootenayice.net and under TEAM to RECORD BOOK.

SAVE ON FOODS: The 2011-2012 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 $19.00 including HST or for free with the redemption of 8,000 SAVE ON MORE points…Non-Cardholders can get their vouchers for $21.00 including HST.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is 11-2-0-1 when they score the first goal of the game and 2-3-1-1 when their opponent scores first...The ICE are 8-3-1-1 when outshooting their opponent, 4-2-0-1 when being outshot and 1-0-0-0 when the shots are tied...KOOTENAY is 19th on the power play in the WHL at 20.0%...The ICE are 14th in penalty killing in the LEAGUE at 78.0%...MAX REINHART will play for TEAM WHL in the SUBWAY SUPER SERIES this week (REGINA - November 16, MOOSE JAW - November 17)...NATHAN LIEUWEN, who is second among goaltenders in the LEAGUE in goals against average (1.86), is second in franchise history for games played by a goaltender with 138 (JEFF GLASS - 143)...JEFF HUBIC recorded his first WHL career point with an assist against SEATTLE on November 12...JESSE ISMOND recorded his third WHL career hat trick on November 9th against TRI-CITY...JOE ANTILLA played in his 290th career game with the ICE on November 13 against SASKATOON...DREW CZERWONKA played in his 190th game with the ICE against the BLADES on November 13.

INJURIES: ERIK BENOIT will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with an upper body injury....BRENDAN HURLEY will be out of the KOOTENAY line up one week with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 21 games of the 2010-2011 season the ICE were 15-4-0-2, after 22 games 15-5-0-2 and after 23 games 16-5-0-2.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday November 15 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Wednesday November 16 Practice 3:45 - 5:00 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday November 17 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday November 18 Travel Day
Saturday November 19 ICE @ Victoria 8:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday November 20 ICE @ Vancouver 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, November 9 – Kootenay 4 vs Tri-City 5 – Record 12-4-1-2 – Attendance: 2,583
Goals:
1 - Ismond (5) from Pearce and Antilla
2 - Montgomery (2) from Rossignol and Benoit
3 - Ismond (6) from McKinlay
4 - Ismond (7) from Antilla and Descheneau
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (35 Saves, 5 GA)

Saturday, November 12 – Kootenay 5 vs Seattle 1 – Record 13-4-1-2 – Attendance: 3,054
Goals:
1 - McKinlay (3) from Descheneau and Hubic
2 - Leach (3) from Ismond and M. Reinhart
3 - Antilla (2) from M. Reinhart and Pearce
4 - Montgomery (3) from Benoit
5 - Leach (4)
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (13 Saves, 1 GA)
Sunday, November 13 – Kootenay 1 vs Saskatoon 2 – Record 13-5-1-2 – Attendance: 2,572
Goal:
1 - M. Reinhart (9) from Leach and Paulsen
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (22 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, November 13, 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

Max Reinhart on a 5-on-3 penalty-kill ...

and celebrates after scoring on a 5-on-3 power-play.

Brock Montgomery's goal streak ends at 3 games and points streak at 4 games.

Max Reinhart will play 11 straight games away from the Rec-Plex, 9 with the ICE and 2 with Team WHL.

Jon Martin and one of the 37 shots on Makarov.

The 7,8,9 line of Elgin Pearce, Dylen McKinlay and Jaedon Descheneau have great speed.

Drew Czerwonka returns to the line-up and goes to his office, the front of the net.

Received a request to acknowledge the volunteer off-ice officials who have been with the ICE forever ... John MacDonald, Rick Bjordal, Steve Poppy Chisholm.


Saskatoon 2 Kootenay 1 Game #21

Cranbrook, BC – Saskatoon goalie Andrey Makarov made 36 saves in a 2-1 win over the Kootenay Ice in WHL action on Sunday night.

The Blades (15-6-0-1) started the game with a long 5-on-3 power-play and scored on their only shot with defenseman Darren Dietz scoring on a one-time slap shot from the point that beat the screened goalie.
The ICE (13-5-1-2) scored late in the period on a 2-man advantage as Max Reinhart skated into the middle slot and fired a wrist shot high on the stick side.

The Blades got a powerplay goal late in the third period with Brent Benson getting a second chance at a rebound and lifted it over the fallen down goalie.

Saskatoon has won 5 games in a row.
The ICE wrap-up a 7-game homestand with a 4-2-1-0 record, with all 3 losses by a 1-goal margin.

The Ice will play the next 9 games on the road starting Saturday in Victoria.
The next home game is in 26 days on December 9th.

ICE Scratches – Simpson, Hurley, Cable.

Game Summary
Saskatoon 15-6-0-1 Kootenay 13-5-1-2

1st Period
1, Saskatoon, Dietz 4 (Stransky), 2:56 (PP).
2, Kootenay, Reinhart 9 (Leach, Paulsen), 19:13 (PP).
Penalties-Benoit Ktn (holding), 1:37; Neibrandt Ktn (hooking), 1:48; McEvoy Sas (high sticking), 7:58; Nicholls Sas (slashing), 10:18; Wand Ktn (high sticking), 16:56; Sutter Sas (interference), 18:23; Siemens Sas (kneeing), 19:02.

2nd Period
No Scoring.Penalties-Wand Ktn (elbowing), 3:06; Ismond Ktn (holding opp. stick), 18:22.

3rd Period
3, Saskatoon, Benson 4 (Paradis, Sutter), 15:49 (PP).
Penalties-Siemens Sas (roughing), 2:42; Dirk Ktn (roughing), 14:10.

Shots on Goal-Saskatoon 5-6-13-24. Kootenay 13-16-8-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Saskatoon 2 / 6; Kootenay 1 / 5.
Goalies-Saskatoon, Makarov 13-5-0-0 (37 shots-36 saves). Kootenay, Lieuwen 10-4-1-2 (24 shots-22 saves).
A-2,572
Referees-Derek Zalaski (8), Kevin Webinger (6).
Linesmen-Scott Sharun (103), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #21

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Lorne Molleken is one of five WHL coaches with over 500 career wins. Who are the other four?

ANSWER – Ken Hodge, Ernie McLean, Pat Ginnell, Don Hay.

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Saskatoon @ Kootenay Game #21

The Kootenay ICE will host the Saskatoon Blades tonight in the first of four meetings.
Last year during the regular season the Blades won the series 4-0.
In the 2nd round of the Playoffs the ICE won the series 4-0.
For the ICE this is the last game of a 7-game homestand and are 4-1-1 after a 5-1 win over Seattle last night.
The Blades have won 4 in a row after a 5-1 win in Medicine Hat last night.
Both teams have 29 points and tonight's winner will be in 1st place in the East Conference.
Medicine Hat is in 1st with 30 points but are idle tonight.
Red Deer also plays tonight and have 29 points.
Listen for the Pre-Game Show at 5:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://issuu.com/kootenayice/docs/november_13?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 8 Max Reinhart
Assists – 13 Max Reinhart
Points – 21 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 14 Joey Leach
Rookie – 8 Sam Reinhart
PM – 36 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +11 Joey Leach
Avg – 1.85 Nathan Lieuwen, 2.50 Mackenzie Skapski

Blades
Goals – 16 Josh Nicholls
Assists – 13 Connor Cox
Points – 28 Josh Nicholls
Defenseman – 14 Duncan Siemens, Connor Cox
Rookie – 6 Brett Stovin
PM – 46 Dalton Thrower
+/- - +19 Connor Cox, Darren Dietz
Avg – Andrey Makarov 2.53, Adam Todd 4.32

Streaks
Eric Benoit 5 games 4-2-6
Brock Montgomery 4 games 3-2-5
Elgin Pearce 4 games 2-3-5
Dylen McKinlay 2 games 1-1-2
Jaedon Descheneau 2 games 0-2-2
Jesse Ismond 2 games 3-1-4
Joe Antilla 2 games 1-2-3

Home
Max Reinhart 5-9-14
Jesse Ismond 7-5-12
Elgin Pearce 5-6-11
Joey Leach 3-8-11
Joe Antilla 2-8-10
Brock Montgomery 3-6-9
Eric Benoit 5-2-7
Drew Czerwonka 3-4-7
Sam Reinhart 3-3-6
Adam Rossignol 3-3-6
Dylen McKinlay 3-3-6
Nathan Lieuwen 7-1-1-0 1.88 .937% 1 SO
Mackenzie Skapski 3-1-0-0 2.50 .900%

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
Brock Montgomery 0-3-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 3-2-0-2 1.82 .934%

Saturday, November 12, 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

John Neibrandt and Joey Leach getting pumped up for the game.

Save of the Game? Cason Machacek stops Joe Antilla.

Joey Leach shoots ...

and scores the first of his two goals.

Not a busy night for Mackenzie Skapski who gets his 3rd win.

Daniel Cotton was a little busier.

Levi The Cable Guy with a wrister.

Jaedon Descheneau has played his best hockey the past 2 games.

Brock Montgomery goes backhand, forehand deke ...

to extend his goal scoring streak to 3 games.

Kootenay 5 Seattle 1 Game #20

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay Ice defenseman Joey Leach had 2 goals and Max Reinhart 2 assists in a 5-1 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds in WHL action on Saturday night.

The ICE are 4-1-1 on the current 7-game homestand and Seattle finished the Central Division trip 2-4-0-0.

Late in the first period the Ice (13-4-1-2) opened the scoring as Jaedon Descheneau fed Dylen McKinlay in the slot and scored with a one-time slap shot that beat the goalie on the glove side.
Rookie defenseman Jeff Hubic earned his 1st career point by assisting on the goal.

Early in the second period Ice took a 2-0 lead as Max Reinhart and Jesse Ismond cycled the puck to the blueline and Joey Leach scored with a slap shot that beat the goalie on the glove side.
Seattle (7-11-0-0) scored on a powerplay to make the game 2-1 as Jordan Hickmott found a rebound near the net and tucked it around the goalie.
The Ice got a powerplay goal late in the period as Joe Antilla fired a wrist shot from the hash-mark board that surprised the goalie on the stick side. Elgin Pearce assisted on the goal and has points in 4 consecutive games.

In the third period the Thunderbirds hit the twice on odd man rushes on shots by Marcel Noebels and Chase Lund.
The Ice got some insurance late in the period as Brock Montgomery extended his goal streak to three games and point streak to 4 games with a partial break and deked the goalie on the forehand. Eric Benoit earned the assist and has points in 5 straight games.
Seattle pulled the goalie with 1:20 left and Leach got his 2nd of the game from deep in his zone, cleared the puck of the board and it angled into the middle of the empty net.

Seattle Head Coach Steve Konowalchuk was the Head Coach of the Fernie Ghostriders in 2008-09.
The last time Seattle played in Cranbrook was November 1, 2009. The only players on the roster from both teams in that game and tonight’s game …
Seattle – Brendan Rouse, Luke Lockart, Colin Jacobs, Chance Lund, Mitch Elliot, Calvin Pickard.
Kootenay – Luke Paulsen, Elgin Pearce, Jesse Ismond, Brock Montgomery, Max Reinhart, Joe Antilla, Joey Leach, Brendan Hurley, Drew Czerwonka, Nathan Lieuwen.
The ICE will host Saskatoon on Sunday.

ICE Scratches – Simpson, Czerwonka, Hurley.
Luke Paulsen returned after missing 3 games to an upper body injury.
For the first time all season the ICE had their entire roster skate at practice on Thursday as Drew Czerwonka and Brendan Hurley are close to retuning to the line-up. Czerwonka could play against Saskatoon.

Game Summary
Seattle 7-11-0-0 Kootenay 13-4-1-2

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, McKinlay 3 (Descheneau, Hubic), 19:25.
Penalties-Antilla Ktn (slashing), 9:28; Ismond Ktn (high sticking), 13:58.

2nd Period
2, Kootenay, Leach 3 (Ismond, Reinhart), 0:42.
3, Seattle, Hickman 5 (Aschim, Rouse), 5:58 (PP).
4, Kootenay, Antilla 2 (Reinhart, Pearce), 15:33 (PP).
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (tripping), 1:50; Montgomery Ktn (roughing), 4:13; Machacek Sea (slashing), 8:35; Noebels Sea (high sticking), 14:55; Troock Sea (hooking), 16:20; Benoit Ktn (slashing), 18:04.

3rd Period
5, Kootenay, Montgomery 3 (Benoit), 17:55.
6, Kootenay, Leach 4 19:18 (EN).
Penalties-Alos Sea (checking from behind), 2:57; Theodore Sea (roughing), 18:21; Martin Ktn (roughing), 18:21; Machacek Sea (charging), 19:21.

Shots on Goal-Seattle 4-6-4-14. Kootenay 9-9-14-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Seattle 1 / 5; Kootenay 1 / 5.
Goalies-Seattle, Cotton 0-2-0-0 (31 shots-27 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 3-1-0-0 (14 shots-13 saves).
A-3,054
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Jon Stephenson (38).
Linesmen-Reid Anderson (53), Ian Shaver (74).

Trivia Game #20

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Seattle was the 1st U.S. City to win the Stanley Cup. What year did they do it?

ANSWER – In 1917 the Metropolitans beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-games-to-1.

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Seattle @ Kootenay Game #20

The Kootenay ICE will host the Seattle Thunderbirds tonight in their only meeting of the season.
Last year in Seattle the ICE won 6-2.
The last meeting in Cranbrook was November 1/09 and the ICE won 1-0 in overtime.
For only the second time this season the ICE are winless for 2 games in a row and they lost 5-4 to Tri City in their last game on Wednesday.
The ICE have lost 7 games this season and 6 of them have been a 1-goal loss or a 2-goal loss because of an empty net goal against.
Seattle is 2-3-0-0 on this Central Division road trip and have won their last 2 games.
Luke Paulsen is expected to return after missing 3 games to an injury.
For the first time all season the ICE had their entire line-up skate at practice on Thursday as Drew Czerwonka and Brendan Hurley are close to returning to the active roster.
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/november_12?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 8 Max Reinhart
Assists – 11 Max Reinhart, Joe Antilla
Points – 19 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 12 Joey Leach
Rookie – 8 Sam Reinhart
PM – 34 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +9 Jesse Ismond, Drew Czerwonka,
Avg – 1.85 Nathan Lieuwen, 3.00 Mackenzie Skapski

Thunderbirds
Goals – 8 Marcel Noebels, Burle Gallimore
Assists – 8 Brendan Rouse, Shea Theodore
Points – 15 Marcel Noebels
Defenseman – 9 Dave Sutter
Rookie – 8 Shea Theodore
PM – 42 Mitch Elliot
+/- - +1 Sean Aschim, Brendan Rouse, Justin Hickman
Avg – 3.05 Daniel Cotton, Calvin Pickard 4.03

Head to Head
ICE

Opposition

Streaks
Eric Benoit 4 games 4-1-5
Elgin Pearce 3 games 2-1-3
Brock Montgomery 3 games 2-2-4
Adam Rossignol 2 games 0-2-2

Home
Max Reinhart 5-7-12
Jesse Ismond 7-4-11
Elgin Pearce 5-4-9
Joey Leach 1-8-9
Joe Antilla 1-8-9
Brock Montgomery 2-6-8
Drew Czerwonka 3-4-7
Eric Benoit 5-1-6
Sam Reinhart 3-3-6
Adam Rossignol 3-3-6
Nathan Lieuwen 7-1-1-0 1.88 .937% 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
Brock Montgomery 0-3-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 3-2-0-2 1.82 .934%

Thursday, November 10, 2011

ICE Record Book Update

I put in a request with the Tiffany at the ICE office to see if they could post the teams' record book online and they have done it ... visit www.kootenayice.net, go to TEAM and then RECORD BOOK.
Be careful, if you want to print it all, as it's over 150 pages.
As you know during the season I post updates on the current players and where they rank in the all-time categories.
Here is first of the season.

Career Games
1st 344 Dale Mahovsky
5th 307 Dustin Sylvester
6th 288 Joe Antilla
19th 230 Jesse Ismond
21st 222 Max Reinhart

Career Games Goalie
1st 143 Jeff Glass
T-2nd 137 Taylor Dakers, 137 Nathan Lieuwen

Goals Forward
1st 159 Nigel Dawes
15th 74 Max Reinhart
53 Jesse Ismond, 43 Joe Antilla

Goals Defenseman
1st 50 Brayden McNabb
12th 11 Joey Leach

Assists Forward
1st 162 Jarret Stoll
T-13th 102 Jason Jaffray, Max Reinhart
83 Jesse Ismond, 64 Joe Antilla, 46 Drew Czerwonka

Assists Defenseman
1st 128 Brayden McNabb
9th 59 Joey Leach

Points Forward
1st 286 Jarret Stoll
13th 176 Max Reinhart
136 Jesse Ismond, 107 Joe Antilla, 85 Drew Czerwonka, 50 Elgin Pearce

Points Defenseman
1st 176 Brayden McNabb
9th 70 Joey Leach

SH Goals
1st 15 Dustin Sylvester
T-4th 8 Max Reinhart, Steve DaSilva, Jay Henderson

Game Winning Goals
1st 29 Nigel Dawes
T-8th Max Reinhart, Duncan Milroy, Jason Jaffray

+/-
1st +64 Dustin Sylvester
4th +59 Joey Leach
9th +52 Max Reinhart

Wins
1st 82 Taylor Dakers
3rd 68 Nathan Lieuwen

Wednesday, November 9, 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

Scott Beattie on the Rec-Plex visitors bench for the first time.

Jesse Ismond completes his 3rd career hat-trick.

Jaedon Descheneau's wrist shot almost sneaked through the goalie.

Dylen McKinlay one of five forwards on the powerplay that scored twice.

Mike Simpson gets the puck out of the zone.

A very busy night for Joey Leach.

Jesse Ismond's wrister was his 2nd goal of the night.

Eric Comrie, younger brother of former ICE Captain Mike Comrie, got help from a few goal posts and earns the win.

Tri City 5 Kootenay 4 Game #19

Cranbrook, BC – The Tri City Americans scored 4 goals in less than 4 minutesi n the 3rd period in a 5-4 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Wednesday night.

The ICE (12-4-1-2) opened the scoring on a powerplay that featured 5 forwards and clicked 13-seconds in the man-advantage as an Elgin Pearce shot was deflected through the goalies’ legs by Jesse Ismond.
Late in the period the ICE made it 2-0 on a 2-on-1 break as Adam Rossignol and Brock Montgomery went back and forth with passes and Montgomery finally tucked it behind the goalie.

Midway through the 2nd period the Americans (13-5-0-0) scored on the powerplay with Brendan Shinnimin scoring on a onetime slap shot from the high slot.

The ICE regained a 2-goal lead on the powerplay as Dylen McKinlay from behind the net fed Jesse Ismond near the net and scored with a wrist shot high on the stickside.
The Americans scored 3 goals in a 2:14 span on a powerplay goal by Jordan Messier, Brendan Shinnimin with his 2nd of the game and Patrick Holland 2nd of the year.
The Americans made it 5-3 on another powerplay as Shinnimin fed a wide open Adam Hughesman and scored his 14th of the year.
Jesse Ismond completed his 3rd career hat-trick with the goalie on the bench and pushed a loose puck behind the goalie into the net.

Tri City starting goalie Eric Comrie is the younger brother of former ICE Captain Mike who played 37 games for the club in 2000. In his short WHL career he had 39 goals and 40 assists for 79 points. He has the Franchise record for most goals in a game by a rookie (4), longest goal streak (12 games), longest point streak (21 games), goals by a rookie (39) and scored the 1st goal in Rec-Plex history.
Comrie and ICE goalie Nathan Lieuwen are 2 of only 10 goalies to ever be selected in the 1st round of the WHL Bantam Draft. Comrie 13th overall in 2010 and Lieuwen 16th overall 2006.

The last time the ICE hosted the Americans was November 14, 2009. The only players still with their teams …
ICE – Jesse Ismond, Drew Czerwonka, Max Reinhart, Brock Montgomery, Joe Antilla, Joey Leach, Nathan Lieuwen.
Americans – Adam Hughesman, Jordan Messier, Justin Feser, Brendan Shinnimin, Patrick Holland.

The ICE will host Seattle on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – Paulsen, Czerwonka, Hurley.

Be listening Thursday morning on The Morning Drive Thru for your chance to win an entire Box for Sunday nights’ game against Saskatoon for you and 11 friends. Be caller 12 when you hear The ICE score, that's your cue to call in and win on The Kootenay's Best Rock The Drive.

Game Summary
Tri City 13-5-0-0 Kootenay 12-4-1-2

1st Period
1, Kootenay, Ismond 5 (Pearce, Antilla), 3:08 (PP).
2, Kootenay, Montgomery 2 (Rossignol, Benoit), 17:37.
Penalties-Nickles T.c (hooking), 2:55; Rossignol Ktn (boarding), 3:39; served by T.c (too many men), 4:58; Dow T.c (delay of game), 14:36.

2nd Period
3, Tri-City, Shinnimin 5 (Feser, Hughesman), 10:20 (PP).
Penalties-Leach Ktn (roughing), 10:14; Yuen T.c (hooking), 10:45; Leach Ktn (boarding), 17:02.

3rd Period
4, Kootenay, Ismond 6 (McKinlay), 6:06 (PP).
5, Tri-City, Messier 2 (Hughesman, Shinnimin), 8:26 (PP).
6, Tri-City, Shinnimin 6 (Hughesman), 10:23.
7, Tri-City, Holland 2 (Wilgosh), 10:40.
8, Tri-City, Hughesman 14 (Shinnimin, Feser), 12:14 (PP).
9, Kootenay, Ismond 7 (Antilla, Descheneau), 19:41.
Penalties-Grist T.c (cross checking), 5:52; Hubic Ktn (roughing), 7:37; Leach Ktn (high sticking), 11:47; Plutnar T.c (roughing), 13:44; Yuen T.c (cross checking), 17:13.

Shots on Goal-Tri-City 9-15-16-40. Kootenay 10-9-9-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Tri-City 3 / 5; Kootenay 2 / 7.
Goalies-Tri-City, Comrie 5-2-0-0 (28 shots-24 saves). Kootenay, Lieuwen 10-3-1-2 (40 shots-35 saves).
A-2,583
Referees-Andy Thiessen (11).
Linesmen-Sean Donnelly (109), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #19

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Jim Hiller and Scott Beattie were teammates on which NCAA team?

For the answer visit jeffhollick.blogspot.com.

ANSWER – Northern Michigan.

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Off The Net

For questions or comments email me directly at jeff@thedrivefm.ca.

Also follow on Twitter @ JHollick_ICE.

Tri City @ Kootenay Game #19

The Kootenay ICE will host the Tri City Americans tonight in their only meeting of the season.
Last year in Tri City the Americans won 4-0.
The last meeting in Cranbrook was November 14/09 and the ICE won 7-1.
The ICE are 8-1-1 in the last 10 games and at home are 6-0-1 in the last 7 games played.
The Americans have won 5 of the last 6.
For the ICE it's game #5 of a 7-game homestand.
The Americans are on 3-game trip with stops in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge on the weekend.
Brendan Hurley will miss game #13 to his lower body injury, Luke Paulsen is close to returning to the lineup and Drew Czerwonka is out with an upper body injury.
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/november_9?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 8 Max Reinhart
Assists – 11 Max Reinhart
Points – 19 Max Reinhart
Defenseman – 12 Joey Leach
Rookie – 8 Sam Reinhart
PM – 34 Jesse Ismond
+/- - +9 Jesse Ismond, Drew Czerwonka, Joey Leach
Avg – 1.64 Nathan Lieuwen, 3.00 Mackenzie Skapski

Americians
Goals – 13 Adam Hughesman
Assists – 15 Adam Hughesman, Patrick Holland
Points – 28 Adam Hughesman
Defenseman – 9 Zachary Yuen
Rookie – 6 Matte Stromwall, Michal Plutnar
PM – 33 Lukas Walter
+/- - +14 Adam Hughesman
Avg – 1.65 Ty Rimmer, 3.22 Eric Comrie

Streaks
Eric Benoit 3 games 4-0-4
Elgin Pearce 2 games 2-0-2
Brock Montgomery 2 games 1-2-3

Home
Max Reinhart 5-7-12
Joey Leach 1-8-9
Elgin Pearce 5-3-8
Jesse Ismond 4-4-8
Drew Czerwonka 3-4-7
Brock Montgomery 1-6-7
Joe Antilla 1-6-7
Sam Reinhart 3-3-6
Eric Benoit 5-0-5
Adam Rossignol 3-2-5
Nathan Lieuwen 7-0-1-0 1.48 .948% 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
Brock Montgomery 0-3-3
Joe Antilla 0-3-3
Nathan Lieuwen 3-2-0-2 1.82 .934%

Monday, November 7, 2011

McNabb

Congrats to last years' Kootenay ICE Captain Brayden McNabb who scored his 1st pro goal in the AHL on Sunday, an overtime winner against Rochester.

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 12-3-1-2 record (9-1-1-0 at home, 3-2-0-2 on the road, 0-0-3 in overtime) and are tied for first place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and in the WHL…KOOTENAY was ranked ninth in the BMO CHL MASTERCARD TOP 10 RANKINGS for the week of October 31...The ICE will play their next three games at home (November 9 - November 13) before embarking on a nine game two week road trip (November 19 - December 4).

RECORD BOOK: The KOOTENAY ICE RECORD BOOK is now available online...If you want to know all the Club's stats and history you just have to go to www.kootenayice.net and under TEAM to RECORD BOOK.

SAVE ON FOODS: The 2011-2012 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 $19.00 including HST or for free with the redemption of 8,000 SAVE ON MORE points…Non-Cardholders can get their vouchers for $21.00 including HST.

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: 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 draw to participate on ice in a 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.

PEAK PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS NIGHT: When the ICE host the TRI-CITY AMERICANS on November 9 it will be PEAK PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS NIGHT....Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to win a quad compliments of PEAK PERFORMANCE MOTORSPORTS.

EAST KOOTENAY COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION NIGHT: When KOOTENAY hosts the SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS on November 12 it will be EAST KOOTENAY COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION NIGHT...EKC will be selling pucks for the second intermission puck toss with all the proceeds going to FOOD FOR KIDS.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is 9-1-0-1 when leading after the second period, 0-2-0-1 when losing and 3-0-1-0 when tied...The ICE are 10-1-0-1 when they score the first goal of the game and 2-2-1-1 when their opponent scores first...The ICE are tied for 17th on the power play in the WHL at 19.2%...KOOTENAY is sixth in penalty killing in the LEAGUE at 81.8%...NATHAN LIEUWEN, who is first among goaltenders in the LEAGUE in goals against average (1.64), is third in franchise history for games played by a goaltender with 136 (JEFF GLASS - 143, TAYLOR DAKERS - 137)...JESSE ISMOND leads KOOTENAY in game winning goals at home with two...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 two to four weeks with a lower body injury...DREW CZERWONKA will be out of the ICE line up one week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 18 games of the 2010-2011 season the ICE were 12-4-0-2, after 19 games 13-4-0-2 and after 20 games 14-4-0-2.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday November 8 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Wednesday November 9 ICE vs. Tri-City 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday November 10 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday November 11 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Saturday November 12 ICE vs. Seattle 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday November 13 ICE vs. Saskatoon 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

Friday, November 4 – Kootenay 4 vs Everett 2 – Record 12-3-0-2 – Attendance: 2,783
Goals:
1 - Antilla (1) from S. Reinhart and Dirk
2 - McKinlay (2) from S. Reinhart and Lieuwen
3 - Benoit (6) from Montgomery
4 - Pearce (5) from Czerwonka and Ismond
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (29 Saves, 2 GA)

Saturday, November 5 – Kootenay 3 vs Red Deer 4 - OT – Record 12-3-1-2 – Attendance: 2,881
Goals:
1 - Montgomery (1) from Leach
2 - Pearce (6)
3 - Benoit (7) from Montgomery and Rossignol
Goalie: Nathan Lieuwen (25 Saves, 1 GA)