Monday, November 19, 2012

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 7-12-1-0 record (5-9-1-0 at home, 2-3-0-0 on the road, 1-1-0 in overtime) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...For the second time this season the ICE have won three games in a row...This week KOOTENAY will travel to the US DIVISION (SEATTLE - November 21, PORTLAND - November 23, and EVERETT - November 24) before returning home to host EDMONTON (November 28).

MOVEMBER: The KOOTENAY ICE players are taking part in MOVEMBER...Fans can log on to 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 .

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 or Flex Paks…Gift Cards are available now at the Kootenay ICE Office.

EAST KOOTENAY FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH STICKS: The KOOTENAY ICE are teaming up with the EAST KOOTENAY FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH to raise money for hospital equipment...On Wednesday, November 28th when the ICE host the EDMONTON OIL KINGS the team will be playing with ice cube 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: AUSTIN VETTERL recorded his first goal with the ICE against BRANDON on November 16...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI recorded his third career shutout against the WHEAT KINGS on November 17 (31 saves)...SKAPSKI has been nominated for CHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK by the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE...COLLIN SHIRLEY is tied for sixth in the LEAGUE for scoring the first goal of the game with three.

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART (3-3-6), JAEDON DESCHENEAU (1-5-6), and JAGGER DIRK (0-3-3) have all recorded at least a point in their last three games.

INJURIES: BROCK MONTGOMERY and SPENCER WAND will both be out of the ICE line up with upper body injuries for one to two weeks.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 20 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 13-4-1-2, after 21 ames were 13-5-1-2 and after 22 games 14-5-1-2.

-Pee Wee Hockey Goalie Session, November 19 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at WESTERN FINANCIAL PLACE. MACKENZIE SKAPSKI will be giving tips and training to the Pee Wee Goalies.

Tuesday November 20 Practice 10:30 – 12:00 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday November 21 ICE @ Seattle 8:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday November 22 Travel Day
Friday November 23 ICE @ Portland 4:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday November 24 ICE @ Everett 8:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

Friday, November 16 – Kootenay 5 vs Brandon 3 – Record 6-12-1-0 – Attendance: 3,055
1 - Vetterl (1) from O'Connor and Martin
2 - Descheneau (4) from Leach
3 - Reinhart (6) from Montgomery
4 - Shirley (5) from Descheneau and Dirk
5 - O'Connor (3) from Philp and Leach
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (32 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, November 17 – Kootenay 4 vs Brandon 0 – Record 7-12-1-0 – Attendance: 2,276
1 - Reinhart (7) from Shirley and Montgomery
2 - Reinhart (8) from Dirk and Descheneau
3 - McPhee (3) from Cable and Muth
4 - Philp (3) from Prochazka and Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (31 Saves, 0 GA)