Monday, November 26, 2012

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 7-15-1-0 record (5-9-1-0 at home, 2-6-0-0 on the road, 1-1-0 in overtime) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will play three of their next five games at home.

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.

A&W TOQUE/MITTEN/BEAR TOSS: When the ICE host the PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS on December 7 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.

DID YOU KNOW: JAKUB PROCHAZKA recorded his first WHL career goal on November 21 in SEATTLE…MACKENZIE SKAPSKI has been named the VAUGHN CHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK for November 12...COLLIN SHIRLEY has been named to TEAM WEST for the 2013 WORLD U-17 CHALLENGE in VICTORIAVILLE / DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC (December 29 – January 4).

SCORING STREAK: JAKUB PROCHAZKA (2-2-4) has recorded a point in his last four games.

INJURIES: SPENCER WAND will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with an upper body injury...BROCK MONTGOMERY will be out of the KOOTENAY line up one week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 23 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 15-5-1-2, after 24 games were 16-5-1-2 and after 25 games were 17-5-1-2.

Tuesday November 27 Practice 3:45 - 5: 45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday November 28 ICE vs Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday November 29 Practice 10:30 – 12:00 pm Western Financial Place
Friday November 30 ICE @ Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday December 1 Travel Day
Sunday December 2 ICE @ Calgary 2:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

Wednesday, November 21 – Kootenay 4 @ Seattle 7 – Record 7-13-1-0 – Attendance: 3,041
1 - McPhee (4) from Leach
2 - Prochazka (1) from Cable
3 - Boyd (3) from Descheneau
4 - Boyd (4) from Descheneau and Philp
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (26 Saves, 6 GA)

Friday, November 23 – Kootenay 2 @ Portland 4 – Record 7-14-1-0 – Attendance: 7,098
1 - Cable (2) from Reinhart and Simpson
2 - O'Connor (4) from Leach and Prochazka
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (46 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, November 24 – Kootenay 3 @ Everett 4 – Record 7-15-1-0 – Attendance: 5,209
1 - Muth (2)
2 - Martin (4)
3 - Prochazka (2) from Vetterl
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (24 Saves, 4 GA)