ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 8-17-1-0 record (6-9-1-0 at home, 2-8-0-0 on the road, 1-1 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will play three of their next eight games at home before breaking for Christmas (December 19th - 27th).
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 in the game.
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.
DID YOU KNOW: BROCK MONTGOMERY is tied for fifth in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE in power play goals with seven...SAM REINHART needs to play in three more games to reach 100 in his WHL career...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: BROCK MONTGOMERY (4-2-6) has recorded at least a point in his last four games he has played in.
INJURY: Defenseman JOEY LEACH will be out of the KOOTENAY line up two to four weeks with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 26 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 18-5-1-2, after 27 games were 19-5-1-2 and after 28 games were 19-6-1-2.
Tuesday December 4 ICE vs Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday December 5 Practice 3:45 - 5: 45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday December 6 Practice 3:45 - 5: 45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday December 7 ICE vs Prince Albert 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday December 8 ICE @ Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-Santaland, December 3rd from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at the TAMARACK MALL. Players will be helping Santa and CRANBROOK PHOTO when kids come to sit on Santa's knee.
-Salvation Army Christmas Kettles, December 5th from 10:00 - 2:00 pm at CANADIAN TIRE. Players will be ringing kettles for the Salvation Army Christmas Drive.
-Santaland, December 6rd from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at the TAMARACK MALL. Players will be helping Santa and CRANBROOK PHOTO when kids come to sit on Santa's knee.
-Teddy Bear Delivery, December 10th from 9:30 - 11:00 am at various health care facilities. Players will be delivering teddy bear's collected from the TEDDY BEAR TOSS.
-Santaland, December 10rd from 1:30 - 3:00 pm at the TAMARACK MALL. Players will be helping Santa and CRANBROOK PHOTO when kids come to sit on Santa's knee.
-Salvation Army Christmas Kettles, December 12th from 10:00 - 2:00 pm at SAVE ON FOODS. Players will be ringing kettles for the Salvation Army Christmas Drive.
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, November 28 – Kootenay 5 vs Edmonton 4 - SO – Record 8-15-1-0 – Attendance: 2,109
1 - Martin (5) from Prochazka and Benoit
2 - Reinhart (9) from Benoit and Philp
3 - Philp (4) from Dirk and Reinhart
4 - Philp (5) from Reinhart and Benoit
Goalies: Wyatt Hoflin (14 Saves, 3 GA), Mackenzie Skapski (20 Saves, 1 GA)
Friday, November 30 – Kootenay 0 @ Edmonton 2 – Record 8-16-1-0 – Attendance: 5,283
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (42 Saves, 2 GA)
Sunday, December 2 – Kootenay 1 @ Calgary 4 – Record 8-17-1-0 – Attendance: 16,912
1 - Montgomery (12) from Reinhart
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 4 GA)