ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 4-11-1-0 record (3-10-1-0 at home, 1-3-0-0 on the road, 1-1-0 in overtime) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will play three of their next four games at home before traveling to the US DIVISION (November 21-24).
MOVEMBER: The KOOTENAY ICE players are taking part in MOVEMBER...Fans can log on to www.movember.com and search KOOTENAY ICE to visit the team page and donate...Last year, the CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE raised a total of $128,222 towards PROSTATE CANCER CANADA and MOVEMBER .
SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are now available to purchase at the ICE Office…You get seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility...The first 100 FLEX PAKS purchases will receive a golf voucher for WILDSTONE to be used during the 2013 golf season…SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are available in Adult, Senior, Student and Youth packages...Adults are $133.00, Seniors $105.00, Students $91.00 and Youth $70.00.
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 including skating, tobogganing, and a movie…Cost for each kid is $17.00 and forms are available at the Kootenay ICE Office…Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 6.
DID YOU KNOW: SAM REINHART has been named to TEAM WHL for the SUBWAY SUPER SERIES vs. RUSSIA on November 14 in VANCOUVER...AUSTIN VETTERL recorded his first assist with KOOTENAY against VANCOUVER on November 3...ZACH MCPHEE recorded his first assist with the ICE on November 2 against SASKATOON...BROCK MONTGOMERY played in his 200th WHL career game against the BLADES on November 2.
TRANSACTIONS / INJURIES: KOOTENAY acquired 18-year-old Forward AUSTIN VETTERL from the VANCOUVER GIANTS in exchange for 1995 born prospects KYLE KRABBEN (Defenseman) and DOUGLAS MORRIS (Forward) on November 1...The ICE acquired 19-year-old Forward Zach McPhee from the Everett Silvertips in exchange for a conditional seventh round draft pick in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft on November 2...LUKE PHILP will be out of the KOOTENAY line up indefinitely after having his appendix removed on October 27...ERIK BENOIT will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with a lower body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 16 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 11-3-0-2, after 17 games were 12-3-0-2 and after 18 games were 12-3-1-2.
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-Poppy Campaign, November 6 from 9 - 3 pm all over the City. Members of the team will be helping the Poppy Campaign pick up wreaths at businesses
-Pepsi Kids Club Skate, November 7 from 4:45-5:45 pm at Western Financial Place. The team will be skating with all the members of the Pepsi Kids Club. To sign up visit the Kootenay ICE Office.
-Poppy Campaign, November 9 from 9 - 3 pm all over the City. Members of the team will be helping the Poppy Campaign pick up wreaths at businesses
Tuesday November 6 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday November 7 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday November 8 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday November 9 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Saturday November 10 ICE vs Moose Jaw 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday November 11 Practice 11:00 – 1:00 pm Western Financial Place
Monday November 12 ICE @ Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, November 2 – Kootenay 2 vs Saskatoon 3 - OT – Record 4-9-1-0 – Attendance: 2,310
1 - Boyd (2) from McPhee and Descheneau
2 - Benoit (3) from Muth and Dirk
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (17 Saves, 2 GA)
Saturday, November 3 – Kootenay 3 vs Vancouver 6 – Record 4-10-1-0 – Attendance: 2,330
1 - Martin (3) from Cable
2 - O'Connor (2) from Leach
3 - Reinhart (4) from Vetterl
Goalies: Wyatt Hoflin (13 Saves, 4 GA), Mackenzie Skapski (9 Saves, 2 GA)
Sunday, November 4 – Kootenay 1 @ Medicine Hat 3 – Record 4-11-1-0 – Attendance: 4,006
1 - Reinhart (5) from Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (33 Saves, 2 GA)