Friday, November 30, 2012

Edmonton 2 Kootenay 0 Game #25

Edmonton, Alb – Edmonton Oil Kings goalie Tristan Jarry made 20 saves in a 2-0 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday night.

The Oil Kings (16-5-2-3) scored the only goal of the first period with TJ Foster in the low slot scoring with a shot that deflected through the goalies legs.

Late in the second period Henrik Samuelsson scored on a breakaway with a backhand deke.

The ICE (8-16-1-0) have been shutout twice this season.

The ICE will visit Calgary on Sunday afternoon.

ICE Scratches – Jaedon Descheneau (2nd game team suspension), Brock Montgomery (5th game upper body 1 week).

Game Summary
Edmonton 17-5-2-3 Kootenay 8-16-1-0

1st Period-
1, Edmonton, Foster 13 (St. Croix, Wruck), 6:14.
Penalties-Musil Edm (tripping), 7:48.

2nd Period-
2, Edmonton, Samuelsson 13 (St. Croix, Musil), 19:34.
Penalties-Moroz Edm (high sticking), 7:16; Simpson Ktn (major-fighting), 15:46; Vetterl Ktn (10-minute misconduct), 15:46; Baddock Edm (major-fighting), 15:46; Wilson Edm (10-minute misconduct), 15:46; Shmoorkoff Edm (checking from behind), 17:03.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 7-10-3-20. Edmonton 12-18-14-44.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 3; Edmonton 0 / 0.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 8-10-0-0 (44 shots-42 saves). Edmonton, Jarry 6-3-0-0 (20 shots-20 saves).
A-5,283
Referees-Patrick Gagnon (71), Shaun Harris (43).
Linesmen-Chris Carlson (92), Darren Spurgeon (61).

Trivia Game #25

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who did Edmonton take from Kootenay in their expansion draft?

ANSWER – The Oil Kings selected forward Brent Henke.
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Kootenay @ Edmonton Game #25

The Kootenay ICE will visit Edmonton tonight in the 4th meeting of the season.
The ICE lead the season series 2-1.
September 20th in Edmonton – Oil Kings 5-3
October 14th in Cranbrook – ICE 1-0
November 28th in Cranbrook – ICE 5-4 SO
This is the second half of a home-and-home with ICE coming back from a 3-1 3rd period deficit to win 5-4 in an overtime shootout on Wednesday.
The Oil Kings are 5-0-1-1 in their last 7 games.
Edmonton has a record of 8-0-1-2 in their last 11 home games.
ICE injuries – Brock Montgomery upper body 1 week.
Oil Kings injuries – Travis Ewanyk lower body week-to-week, Martin Gernat upper body 1 month+.
ICE – vs Central Division 4-5-0-0, on Road 2-6-0-0, in November 4-5-1-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-0.
Oil Kings – vs Central Division 6-2-1-2, at Home 10-2-1-2, in November 7-2-1-1, in Overtime 1-2, in Shootouts 0-3.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 11 Montgomery
Assists – 15 Descheneau, Reinhart
Points – 24 Reinhart
Defenseman – 10 Leach, Dirk
Rookie – 12 Philp
PM – 49 Hubic
+/- - +6 Montgomery
Goalies – Skapski 3.26 .883% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.39 .879%

Oil Kings
Goals – 14 St. Croix
Assists – 21 Wruck, St. Croix
Points – 35 St. Croix
Defenseman – 12 Musil, Corbett
Rookie – 6 Kulda
PM – 72 Lowe
+/- - +9 Corbett, Lowe, Reinhart, Ewanyk
Goalies – Jarry 1.50 .938 1 SO, Brossoit 2.56 .904%

Head to Head
ICE
Philp 2-2-4
Reinhart 1-2-3
Martin 2-0-2
Dirk 0-2-2
Benoit 0-2-2
Skapski 2-1-0-0 2.50 .924% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-0-0-0 4.50 .824%

Oil Kings
Lowe 2-2-4
St. Croix 1-2-3
Samuelsson 1-0-1
Benson 2-0-2
Wruck 2-0-2
Samuelsson 1-1-2
Brossoit 1-0-0-1 3.36 .857%
Jarry 0-1-0-0 1.00 .955%

Streaks
Martin – 2 games 2-0-2
Montgomery - 3 games 3-2-5
Prochazka – 5 games 2-3-5

Home
Reinhart 8-10-18
Montgomery 7-5-12
Descheneau 3-9-12
Philp 3-6-9
Benoit 3-5-8
Dirk 2-6-8
Shirley 5-2-7
O’Connor 3-3-6
Martin 3-2-5
Leach 1-4-5
Cable – 1-4-5
Skapski 6-4-0-0 3.23 .881% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.45 .859%
PP – 16.4%
PK – 74.6%

Road
Descheneau 1-6-7
Reinhart 1-5-6
Montgomery 4-1-5
Leach 0-5-5
Philp 2-1-3
Prochazka 2-1-3
Cable 1-2-3
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.02 .938%
Skapski 2-5-0-0 3.30 .885% 1 SO
PP – 11.1%
PK – 78.1%

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Knoblauch To OHL

http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/article/ftorek-relieved-of-duties-as-head-coach-knoblauch-named-as-head-coach/132811

The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League have announced that Robbie Ftorek has been relieved from his role as head coach. The announcement was made by Otters Managing Partner and General Manager Sherry Bassin.

Ftorek was in his sixth season as head coach of the Otters. He led the Otters to their third-best win total in franchise history with a 40-win campaign during the 2010-2011 season.

“Robbie has a distinguished career in coaching and is one of the classiest people in the game,” Bassin said. “He is a great mentor on and off the ice. I decided after considerable thought to make this difficult decision and to move in a different direction. The entire Otters family has the utmost respect for Robbie, Wendy and their family and expect that he will go on to bigger and better opportunities.”

“Based on this decision, I negotiated through the night and am happy to announce that Kris Knoblauch has accepted, in principle, the position as head coach of the Erie Otters.”

Knoblauch will join the Otters in time for Friday’s game in Sault Ste. Marie. Peter Sidorkiewicz will remain with the Otters as assistant coach.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Kootenay 5 Edmonton 4 SO Game #24

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forward Luke Philp scored 2 goals in the 3rd period and another in the shootout as the Kootenay ICE beat the Edmonton Oil Kings 5-4 in an overtime shootout in WHL action on Wednesday night.

The Oil Kings (16-5-2-3) opened the scoring late in the first period on the powerplay with Dylan Wruck scoring with a wrist shot that beat the screened goalie.

The ICE (8-15-1-0) tied the game early in the second period as they created a turnover in the zone and Jon Martin scored with a wrist shot high on the stick side.
Jakub Prochazka extended his point streak to 5 games with an assist.
35 seconds later the Oil Kings regained the lead on a point shot from Keegan Lowe.
Midway through the period Wruck got his 2nd of the game with a backhand shot.
It’s the 14th time an opposition players has had a multi-goal game against the ICE.

The ICE changed goalies to start the third period with Mackenzie Skapski replacing Wyatt Hoflin.
The ICE got within a goal as Sam Reinhart broke through two defenseman and scored with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
The ICE tied the game with Luke Philp moving through the slot and scored with a shot through the goalies legs.
The ICE got their first lead of the night with Luke Philp getting his 2nd of the period with a wrist shot high on the glove side off a behind the net pass from Sam Reinhart.
41 seconds later the Oil Kings forced overtime with Cole Benson completing a 3-on-2 break.

The ICE won the shootout 2-0 on goals by Sam Reinhart and Luke Philp.

The win was the first by the ICE when trailing by 2 goals and the first when trailing after 2 periods.

Going into the game Edmonton was 0-1-1-1 vs Calgary, 0-2-1-0 vs Prince Albert and 16-2-0-1 against the rest of the WHL.

The ICE will visit Edmonton on Friday.

ICE Scratches – Jaedon Descheneau (suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team at Mount Baker High School), Brock Montgomery (4th game upper body 1 week).
Earlier in the day it was announced that Spender Wand has returned home and has retired from hockey.

Game Summary
Edmonton 16-5-2-3 Kootenay 8-15-1-0

1st Period-
1, Edmonton, Wruck 8 (Samuelsson, Corbett), 16:38 (PP).
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (roughing), 15:21; Moroz Edm (slashing), 17:38.

2nd Period-
2, Kootenay, Martin 5 (Prochazka, McPhee), 2:59.
3, Edmonton, Lowe 5 (Musil), 3:34.
4, Edmonton, Wruck 9 (Sautner, St. Croix), 11:22.
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (roughing), 5:08; Samuelsson Edm (inter. on goaltender), 14:44.

3rd Period-
5, Kootenay, Reinhart 9 (Benoit, Philp), 3:40.
6, Kootenay, Philp 4 (Dirk, Reinhart), 12:53.
7, Kootenay, Philp 5 (Reinhart, Benoit), 14:40.
8, Edmonton, Benson 2 (Moroz), 15:21.
Penalties-No Penalties

OT Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties- No Penalties

Shootout - Edmonton 0 (Samuelsson NG, Lazar NG), Kootenay 2 (Cable NG, Reinhart G, Philp G).

Shots on Goal-Edmonton 6-11-19-2-0-38. Kootenay 3-5-12-1-1-22.
Power Play Opportunities-Edmonton 1 / 2; Kootenay 0 / 2.
Goalies-Edmonton, Brossoit 11-2-2-3 (21 shots-17 saves). Kootenay, Hoflin 0-6-1-0 (17 shots-14 saves); Skapski 8-9-0-0 (21 shots-20 saves).
A-2,109
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Clayton Hall (42).
Linesmen-Sean Donnelly (109), Ian Shaver (74).

Cranbrook, BC -- The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club is pleased to announce that the ice cube sticks from tonight's game raised over $2,200 for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health.
On Wednesday, November 28th when the ICE hosted the Edmonton Oil Kings, the team used ice cube sticks during warm up and the first period that were auctioned off in a silent auction. Forward Collin Shirley's game used stick brought in the most money at $300.

Trivia Game #24

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What did the ICE receive from Vancouver in the trade for David Musil who is now with Edmonton?

ANSWER – The ICE received a 2010 5th round Bantam pick that they used to draft Jesse Wood-Shatz and a 2011 1st round Bantam pick that was used in the Cody Eakin trade.

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Edmonton @ Kootenay Game #24

The Kootenay ICE will host Edmonton tonight in the 3rd meeting of the season.
The season series is tied 1-1.
September 20th in Edmonton – Oil Kings 5-3
October 14th in Cranbrook – ICE 1-0
This is the first half of a home-and-home with the rematch Friday in Edmonton.
The ICE are back home after losing 3 games on the road.
The Oil Kings are 5-0-1 in their last 6 games.
ICE injuries – Brock Montgomery upper body 1 week, Spencer Wand has left the club and has retired from hockey.
Oil Kings injuries – Travis Ewanyk lower body week-to-week, Martin Gernat upper body 1 month+.
ICE – vs Central Division 3-5-0-0, at Home 5-9-1-0, in November 3-5-1-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 0-0.
Oil Kings – vs Central Division 6-2-1-1, on Road 6-3-1-0, in November 7-2-1-0, in Overtime 1-2, in Shootouts 0-2
The ICE are teaming up with the EAST KOOTENAY FOUNDATION FOR HEALTH to raise money for hospital equipment...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.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://www.kootenayice.net/program

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 11 Montgomery
Assists – 15 Descheneau
Points – 21 Reinhart
Defenseman – 10 Leach
Rookie – 9 Philp
PM – 47 Hubic
+/- - +6 Montgomery
Goalies – Hoflin 3.27 .884%, Skapski 3.28 .880% 3 SO

Oil Kings
Goals – 14 St. Croix
Assists – 21 Wruck
Points – 34 St. Croix
Defenseman – 11 Musil, Corbett
Rookie – 6 Kulda
PM – 72 Lowe
+/- - +11 Reinhart
Goalies – Jarry 1.50 .938 1 SO, Brossoit 2.49 .908%

Head to Head
ICE
Muth 1-0-1
Martin 1-0-1
Montgomery 1-0-1
Shirley 1-0-1
Skapski 1-1-0-0 2.52 .914% 1 SO

Oil Kings
Lowe 1-2-3
St. Croix 1-1-2
Samuelsson 1-0-1
Benson 1-0-1
Baddock 1-0-1
Brossoit 1-0-0-0 3.00 .893%
Jarry 0-1-0-0 1.00 .955%

Streaks
Montgomery – 3 games 3-2-5
Prochazka – 4 games 2-2-4

Home
Reinhart 7-8-15
Montgomery 7-5-12
Descheneau 3-9-12
Shirley 5-2-7
Dirk 2-5-7
Benoit 3-3-6
O’Connor 3-3-6
Philp 1-5-6
Leach 1-4-5
Cable – 1-4-5
Skapski 5-4-0-0 3.36 .872% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.32 .864%
PP – 16.9%
PK – 75.4%

Road
Descheneau 1-6-7
Reinhart 1-5-6
Montgomery 4-1-5
Leach 0-5-5
Philp 2-1-3
Prochazka 2-1-3
Cable 1-2-3
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.02 .938%
Skapski 2-5-0-0 3.30 .885% 1 SO
PP – 11.1%
PK – 78.1%

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 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.

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.

UPCOMING WEEK:
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)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, November 21 – Kootenay 4 @ Seattle 7 – Record 7-13-1-0 – Attendance: 3,041
Goals:
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
Goals:
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
Goals:
1 - Muth (2)
2 - Martin (4)
3 - Prochazka (2) from Vetterl
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (24 Saves, 4 GA)

Teddy Bear Night

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 7 when the Prince Albert Raiders 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.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Everett 4 Kootenay 3 Game #23

Everett, Wash – The Kootenay ICE losing streak is at 3 games with a 4-3 loss to the Everett Silvertips in WHL action on Saturday night.

The ICE (7-15-1-0) opened the scoring 17 seconds into the game with Tanner Muth getting a wrist shot through from the blueline.
The Franchise Record for fastest ICE goal at the start of a game is 13 seconds by Curtis Billsten November 15/06 in Calgary.
The Silvertips (10-15-0-2) Tyler Sandu scored to tie the game 1-1 as he was alone in the slot.
The teams then combined for 3 goals in 46 seconds with Sandhu getting his 2nd on a powerplay redirection, Jon Martin with a wrist shot from the low slot and then ICE goalie Mackenzie Skapski misplayed the puck in front of his net and it went off a skate into the net and the goal was credited to Reid Petryk.
The Franchise Record for fastest 3 goals by 2 teams in an ICE game is 39 seconds set on January 10/97 in Lethbridge.

In the second period the Silvertips dumped the puck into the ICE zone and Skapski went behind the net only to have it take a bad bounce in the corner and went into crease for Ty Mappin to make it 4-2.

In the third period Jakub Prochazka had a partial breakaway down the left wing and scored with a slap shot low to far side. The goal extended his point streak to 4 games.

The ICE will host Edmonton on Wednesday.

Erik Benoit returned after missing 7 games.
ICE Scratches – Spencer Wand (4th game 1-2 weeks), Collin Shirley, Brock Montgomery (3rd game 1-2 weeks).

Game Summary
Everett 10-15-0-2 Kootenay 7-15-1-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Muth 2 0:17.
2, Everett, Sandhu 7 (Hayer, Winquist), 5:30.
3, Everett, Sandhu 8 (Winquist, Hayer), 8:50 (PP).
4, Kootenay, Martin 4 9:21.
5, Everett, Petryk 8 (Bauml), 9:36.
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (interference), 7:59; Mappin Evt (hooking), 14:13; Philp Ktn (hooking), 15:38.

2nd Period-
6, Everett, Mappin 3 (Cox, Oslanski), 7:07.
Penalties-Mueller Evt (interference), 4:38; Hayer Evt (inter. on goaltender), 19:56.

3rd Period-
7, Kootenay, Prochazka 2 (Vetterl), 6:44.
Penalties-Boyd Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 3:22; Oslanski Evt (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 3:22; Leach Ktn (high sticking), 7:40; Benoit Ktn (slashing), 9:08; Petryk Evt (embellishment), 9:08; Cable Ktn (hooking), 17:24.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 14-13-10-37. Everett 16-7-5-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 3; Everett 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 7-9-0-0 (28 shots-24 saves). Everett, Cotton 7-5-0-0 (37 shots-34 saves).
A-5,209
Referees-Steve Papp (17), Kevin Bennett (29).
Linesmen-Mark Heier (125), Nathan Van Oosten (115).

Trivia Game #23

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Everett was the second expansion team in the CHL to advance to a League Final. Who was the first?

ANSWER – The first was the Longueuil Chevaliers in 82-83. They lost to Verdun in the Final, who was lead by Hall of Famer Pat Lafontaine.

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Kootenay @ Everett Game #23

The Kootenay ICE will visit Everett tonight in the only meeting of the season.
Last year in Cranbrook the ICE won 4-2.
The last meeting in Everett was November 30/10 and the ICE won 3-1.
The ICE lost 4-2 in Portland last night and have dropped 2 in a row.
The Silvertips lost 3-1 in Spokane on Wednesday.
This is the first game for former Silvertips Jordyn Boyd and Zach McPhee against Everett.
Everett defenseman Ben Betker is a native of Cranbrook and was acquired from Portland in the Seth Jones trade.
Everett Head Coach Mark Ferner was the Kamloops coach when they played the ICE in the 2005 playoffs which Kootenay won 4-games-to-2.
Everett's goalie coach is former ICE netminder Taylor Dakers who is 2nd in career wins with 82 (85 Nathan Lieuwen), 1st with 18 career shutouts and is tied with Jeff Glass for the team record of 8 shutouts in one season. His is 2nd in ICE all-time GAA and save %.
ICE injuries – Brock Montgomery upper body 1-2 weeks, Spencer Wand upper body 1-2 weeks.
Silvertips injuries – Ryan Harrison lower body week-to-week, Ryan Murray upper body indefinite, Josh Winquist illness day-to-day.
ICE – vs US Division 0-2-0-0, on Road 2-5-0-0, in November 3-5-1-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 0-0.
Silvertips – vs Central Division 2-0-0-0, at Home 10-2-0-0, in November 8-1-0-0, in Overtime 0-1, in Shootouts 0-0.

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

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 11 Montgomery
Assists – 15 Descheneau
Points – 21 Reinhart
Defenseman – 10 Leach
Rookie – 9 Philp
PM – 45 Hubic
+/- - +6 Montgomery
Goalies – Skapski 3.23 .881% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.27 .884%

Silvertips
Goals – 8 Winquist, Bauml
Assists – 15 Murray
Points – 18 Oslanski
Defenseman – 18 Oslanski
Rookie – 12 Mueller
PM – 45 Walters
+/- - +8 Winquist
Goalies – Cotton 2.77 .914%, Lotz 3.46 .892% 1 SO

Streaks
Montgomery – 3 games 3-2-5
Prochazka – 3 games 1-2-3
Cable – 3 games 1-2-3

Home
Reinhart 7-8-15
Montgomery 7-5-12
Descheneau 3-9-12
Shirley 5-2-7
Dirk 2-5-7
Benoit 3-3-6
O’Connor 3-3-6
Philp 1-5-6
Leach 1-4-5
Cable – 1-4-5
Skapski 5-4-0-0 3.36 .872% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.32 .864%
PP – 16.9%
PK – 75.4%

Road
Descheneau 1-6-7
Reinhart 1-5-6
Montgomery 4-1-5
Leach 0-5-5
Philp 2-1-3
Cable 1-2-3
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.02 .938%
Skapski 2-4-0-0 3.18 .890% 1 SO
PP – 12.5%
PK – 78.6%

Friday, November 23, 2012

Portland 4 Kootenay 2 Game #22

Portland, Ore – The Portland Winterhawks scored 3 third period goals in a 4-2 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday night.

The Winterhawks (19-4-1-0) scored the only goal of the first period with Taylor Peters feeding Paul Bitner near the net and he scored with a high redirection.

The ICE (7-14-1-0) tied the game early in the second period with Levi Cable stuffing it in on a backhand wrap around.
Midway through the period Kyle O’Connor gave the ICE a 2-1 lead with wrist shot from the slot that beat the goalie low on the glove side.

Midway through the third period the Winterhawks tied the game with Nicolas Petan scoring his 14th goal of the season.
Late in the third period the Winterhawks got powerplay goal from Petan to make it 3-2.
Brendan Leipsic added an empty net goal.

Portland has won 15 of the last 16 and 10 straight home games.

Cable and Prochazka extended their point streaks to 3 games.

The ICE will visit Everett on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – Erik Benoit (7th game day-to-day), Spencer Wand (3rd game 1-2 weeks), Brock Montgomery (2nd game 1-2 weeks).

Game Summary
Portland 19-4-1-0 Kootenay 7-14-1-0

1st Period-
1, Portland, Bittner 2 (Peters, Jones), 13:22.
Penalties-Reinhart Ktn (high sticking), 3:48; Hubic Ktn (roughing), 9:27.

2nd Period-
2, Kootenay, Cable 2 (Reinhart, Simpson), 1:08.
3, Kootenay, O'Connor 4 (Leach, Prochazka), 10:52.
Penalties-Pouliot Por (cross checking), 1:13.

3rd Period-
4, Portland, Petan 14 (Leipsic, Rattie), 11:37.
5, Portland, Petan 15 (Rattie, Pouliot), 17:34 (PP).
6, Portland, Leipsic 13 19:40 (EN).
Penalties-Philp Ktn (hooking), 0:38; Philp Ktn (slashing), 13:35; Hubic Ktn (roughing), 16:32; Martin Ktn (roughing), 16:32; Baker Por (roughing), 16:32.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 8-9-5-22. Portland 15-17-17-49.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 1; Portland 1 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Hoflin 0-6-1-0 (48 shots-45 saves). Portland, Carruth 10-1-0-0 (22 shots-20 saves).
A-7,098
Referees-Mike Campbell (89), Jason Nissen (91).
Linesmen-Tim Digby (75), Justin Hull (49).

Trivia Game #22

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What year did Portland become the first host team to win the Memorial Cup?

ANSWER – 1983 Portland defeated the Oshawa Generals 8-3 to become the first host team to win the Memorial Cup. It was the first tournament to establish the host team format.

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Kootenay @ Portland Game #22

The Kootenay ICE will visit Portland this afternnon in the only meeting of the season.
Last year in Cranbrook the ICE won 4-1.
The last regular season meeting in Portland was December 1/10 and the ICE won 5-3.
The clubs also met in the 2011 WHL Final.
The ICE 3-game winning streak was halted with a 7-4 loss in Seattle on Wednesday.
Portland has won 14 of their last 15 games, including 9 straight wins at home, have best winning percentage in the WHL and beat Vancouver 3-0 on Wednesday.
ICE injuries – Brock Montgomery upper body 1-2 weeks, Spencer Wand upper body 1-2 weeks.
Winterhawks injuries – Adam de Champlain lower body day-to-day, Alex Schoenborn lower body day-to-day.
ICE – vs US Division 0-1-0-0, on Road 2-4-0-0, in November 3-4-1-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 0-0.
Winterhawks – vs Central Division 2-0-0-0, at Home 10-2-0-0, in November 8-1-0-0, in Overtime 0-1, in Shootouts 0-0.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 3:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 11 Montgomery
Assists – 15 Descheneau
Points – 20 Reinhart
Defenseman – 9 Dirk, Leach
Rookie – 9 Philp
PM – 42 Martin
+/- - +6 Montgomery
Goalies – Skapski 3.23 .881% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.32 .864%

Winterhawks
Goals – 15 Rattie
Assists – 27 Petan
Points – 40 Petan
Defenseman – 21 Pouliot
Rookie – 21 Bjorkstrand
PM – 55 Mahon, De Champlain
+/- - +27 Wotherspoon
Goalies – Carruth 1.41 .947% 2 SO, Burke 2.97 .886% 1 SO

Streaks
Philp – 3 games 1-2-3
Descheneau – 4 games 1-6-7
McPhee – 2 games 2-0-2
Montgomery – 3 games 3-2-5
Prochazka – 2 games 1-1-2
Cable – 2 games 0-2-2

Home
Reinhart 7-8-15
Montgomery 7-5-12
Descheneau 3-9-12
Shirley 5-2-7
Dirk 2-5-7
Benoit 3-3-6
O’Connor 3-3-6
Philp 1-5-6
Leach 1-4-5
Cable – 1-4-5
Skapski 5-4-0-0 3.36 .872% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.32 .864%
PP – 16.9%
PK – 75.4%

Road
Descheneau 1-6-7
Montgomery 4-1-5
Reinhart 1-4-5
Leach 0-4-4
Philp 2-1-3
McPhee 2-0-2
Boyd 2-0-2
Dirk 0-2-2
Cable 0-2-2
Skapski 2-4-0-0 3.18 .890% 1 SO
PP – 13.0%
PK – 78.3%

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Seattle 7 Kootenay 4 Game #21

Kent, Wash – The Seattle Thunderbirds scored 4 third period goals in a 7-4 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Wednesday night.

The Thunderbirds (11-11-1-0) opened the scoring with a couple of odd-man rushes with Richards Lipsbergs and Connor Honey giving them a 2-0 lead.
The ICE (7-13-1-0) scored midway through the period with Zach McPhee jumping past a defenseman at their blueline and had a partial breakaway and found the net with a low shot to the stick side.
McPhee has 4 goals in his last 5 games

Early in the second period the Thunderbirds made it 3-1 with a powerplay goal from Riley Sheen.

In the third period the ICE got within a goal as Jakub Prochazka scored his 1st career goal on a rebound.
Seattle’s Luke Lockart scored 2 goals in a span 1:14 to make it 5-2.
The ICE then scored a shorthanded goal with Jordyn Boyd backhanding a shot over the goalies reaching pad.
Seattle quickly made it 6-3 with Justin Hickman scoring on a redirection.
With the clubs’ skating 4-on-4 Jordyn Boyd got his 2nd of the period.
ICE pulled their goalie with 1:11 left in the game and Alexander Delnov ended the scoring with an empty netter.

The ICE will visit Portland on Friday afternoon.

ICE Scratches – Erik Benoit (6th game day-to-day), Spencer Wand (2nd game 1-2 weeks), Brock Montgomery (1st game 1-2 weeks).

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

1st Period-
1, Seattle, Lipsbergs 6 (Honey, Delnov), 7:15.
2, Seattle, Honey 8 (Lipsbergs, Delnov), 10:03.
3, Kootenay, McPhee 4 (Leach), 10:33.
Penalties-Lockhart Sea (tripping), 11:09; Dirk Ktn (interference), 13:52.

2nd Period-
4, Seattle, Sheen 6 (Delnov, Theodore), 4:49 (PP).
Penalties-Martin Ktn (tripping), 2:59; Wardley Sea (cross checking), 6:59.

3rd Period-
5, Kootenay, Prochazka 1 (Cable), 6:17.
6, Seattle, Lockhart 9 (Hickman, Sheen), 7:20.
7, Seattle, Lockhart 10 (Sheen, Hickman), 8:34.
8, Kootenay, Boyd 3 (Descheneau), 12:27 (SH).
9, Seattle, Hickman 4 (Sheen, Hauf), 14:12.
10, Kootenay, Boyd 4 (Descheneau, Philp), 18:08.
11, Seattle, Delnov 9 (Forsberg), 19:53 (EN).
Penalties-Lipsbergs Sea (high sticking), 1:16; Muth Ktn (high sticking), 11:32; O'Connor Ktn (cross checking), 17:19; Sanvido Sea (interference), 17:19; McPhee Ktn (roughing), 19:19; Hauf Sea (roughing), 19:19.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 11-15-13-39. Seattle 7-6-20-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 3; Seattle 1 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 7-8-0-0 (32 shots-26 saves). Seattle, Glover 10-8-1-0 (39 shots-35 saves).
A-3,041
Referees-Adam Griffiths (36), Ryan Benbow (62).
Linesmen-Mark Heier (125), Adam Brastad (132).

Trivia Game #21

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which U.S. city was the first to win the Stanley Cup?

ANSWER – In 1917 the Seattle Metropolitans won the Cup over the Montreal Canadiens 3-games-to-1.

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Kootenay @ Seattle Game #21

The Kootenay ICE will visit Seattle tonight in the only meeting of the season.
Last year in Cranbrook the ICE won 5-1.
The last meeting in Seattle was November 27/10 and the ICE won 6-2.
Overall in the regular season the ICE have a record of 19-1-1 in the last 21 meetings against the Thunderbirds.
The ICE have won 3 in a row and their last game was a 4-0 win over Brandon on Saturday.
Seattle is on a 5-game home stand and are 1-1-0-0 so far.
ICE injuries – Brock Montgomery upper body 1-2 weeks, Spencer Wand upper body 1-2 weeks.
Thunderbirds injuries – Tyler Alos upper body day-to-day, Branden Troock upper body 2 weeks.
ICE – vs US Division 0-0-0-0, on Road 2-3-0-0, in November 3-3-1-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 0-0.
Thunderbirds – vs Central Division 1-0-0-0, at Home 4-2-1-0, in November 3-5-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-0.

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

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 11 Montgomery
Assists – 13 Descheneau
Points – 20 Reinhart
Defenseman – 9 Dirk
Rookie – 8 Philp
PM – 41 Hubic
+/- - +6 Montgomery
Goalies – Skapski 3.11 .884% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.32 .864%

Thunderbirds
Goals – 8 Delnov
Assists – 12 Rouse, Forsberg
Points – 18 Honey
Defenseman – 17 Theodore
Rookie – 17 Delnov
PM – 49 Elliot
+/- - +5 Rouse
Goalies – Glover 3.58 .899%, Myles 3.59 .874%

Streaks
Dirk – 3 games 0-3-3
Shirley – 2 games 1-1-2
Philp – 2 games 1-1-2
Descheneau – 3 games 1-4-5
Montgomery – 3 games 3-2-5
Reinhart – 3 games 3-3-6

Home
Reinhart 7-8-15
Montgomery 7-5-12
Descheneau 3-9-12
Shirley 5-2-7
Dirk 2-5-7
Benoit 3-3-6
O’Connor 3-3-6
Philp 1-5-6
Leach 1-4-5
Cable – 1-4-5
Skapski 5-4-0-0 3.36 .872% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.32 .864%
PP – 16.9%
PK – 75.4%

Road
Montgomery 4-1-5
Descheneau 1-4-5
Reinhart 1-4-5
Leach 0-3-3
Philp 2-0-2
Dirk 0-2-2
Skapski 2-3-0-0 2.61 .907% 1 SO
PP – 15.0%
PK – 80.0%

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

U-17 Team West

U-17 in Victoriaville/Drummondville, Que Dec 28-Jan 5

Goalies
Rylan Parenteau Prince Albert
Ty Edmonds Prince George

Defense
Haydn Fleury Red Deer
Reid Zalitach Vancouver
Ryan Pilon Lethbridge
Nelson Nogier Saskatoon
Jordan Thomson Kamloops
Justin Baudry Everett
Travis Sanheim Calgary

Forwards
Jayce Hawryluk Brandon
Adam Brooks Regina
Ryley Lindgren Brandon
Collin Shirley Kootenay
Rourke Chartier Kelowna
Timothy Vanstone Prince Albert
Josh Uhrich Moose Jaw
Austin Glover Kelowna
Rhett Gardner Spokane
Reid Gardiner Prince Albert
Dawson Leedahl Everett
Miles Warkentine Moose Jaw
Kolten Olynek Lethbridge

NHL CSS Preliminary Rankings

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
SKATERS
1 Seth Jones D Portland 6'3.5 208
2 Hunter Shinkaruk C Medicine Hat 5'10.25 181
3 Ryan Pulock D Brandon 6'0.5 211
4 Shea Theodore D Seattle 6'1.75 182
5 Morgan Klimchuk LW Regina 5'11.5 180
6 Joshua Morrissey D Prince Albert 5'11.75 182
7 Mirco Muller D Everett 6'3.25 184
8 Curtis Lazar C Edmonton 5'11.75 193
9 Eric Roy D Brandon 6'2.5 187
10 Madison Bowey D Kelowna 6'0.75 200
11 Oliver Bjorkstrand RW Portland 5'10.5 167
12 Dillion Heatherington D Swift Current 6'3 196
13 JC Lipon C Kamloops 5'11.5 180
14 Kayle Doetzel D Red Deer 6'2.25 190
15 Nicolas Petan C Portland 5'8.5 163
16 Mason Geertsen D Vancouver 6'3 199
17 Gregory Chase C Calgary 6'0 195
18 Marc McNulty D Prince George 6'5.75 185
19 Connor Rankin LW Tri-City 5'11.75 194
20 Colby Cave C Swift Current 5'11.75 185
21 Jackson Houck RW Vancouver 6'0 186
22 Mitchell Wheaton D Kelowna 6'4 228
23 Jared Hauf D Seattle 6'4.75 212
24 Spencer Wand D Kootenay 6'3.25 183
25 Spenser Jensen D Medicine Hat 6'4 191
GOALIES
1 Eric Comrie G Tri-City 6'0.75 167
2 Tristan Jarry G Edmonton 6'1.5 178
3 Brendan Burke G Portland 6'3 176
4 Austin Lotz G Everett 6'0 188
5 Mack Sheilds G Calgary 6'2.5 188
6 Wyatt Hoflin G Kootenay 6'0.5 199
7 Jackson Whistle G Kelowna 6'0.5 190

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 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 .

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.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-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.

UPCOMING WEEK:
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)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, November 16 – Kootenay 5 vs Brandon 3 – Record 6-12-1-0 – Attendance: 3,055
Goals:
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
Goals:
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)

Skapski Goalie of the Week

The WHL has nominated Mackenzie Skapski of the Kootenay Ice for the CHL Goaltender of the Week Award.
Skapski posted a 3-0-0-0 record this past week with two shut-outs, stopping 80 of 83 shots faced for a 0.964 save-percentage and 1.00 goals-against average.
Skapski, an 18-year-old from Abbotsford, BC, helped lead the Ice to a shut-out victory over the Calgary Hitmen, then a pair of wins over the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Kootenay 4 Brandon 0 Game #20

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE goalie Mackenzie Skapski made 28 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season and 2nd of the week in a 4-0 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings in WHL action on Saturday night.

Sam Reinhart lead the offense with 2 goals.

The ICE (7-12-1-0) opened the scoring early in the first period as Sam Reinhart scored with a spin around shot from the corner.
The ICE made it 2-0 on a 2-man advantage with Sam Reinhart scoring with a low shot from the corner.

Late in the third period the ICE scored 2 goals 26 seconds apart with Zach McPhee and Luke Philp making the score 4-0.

The Wheat Kings (9-11-2-1) have lost 4 in a row.
It’s the 2nd time this year the ICE have won 3 games in a row.

Sam Reinhart, Brock Montgomery, Jaedon Descheneau and Jagger Dirk extended their point streaks to 3 games.
It’s the 2nd multi-goal game of the season for Reinhart and it’s the 3rd time an ICE player has scored 2 goals in a period (Montgomery has done it twice).

The ICE will visit Seattle on Wednesday.

ICE Scratches – Jordyn Boyd (4th game, 1-2 weeks), Erik Benoit (5th game, 1-2 weeks), Spencer Wand (1st game, tbd).

Game Summary
Brandon 9-11-2-1 Kootenay 7-12-1-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Reinhart 7 (Shirley, Montgomery), 3:40.
2, Kootenay, Reinhart 8 (Dirk, Descheneau), 8:16 (PP).
Penalties-Palmer Bdn (delay of game), 7:08; Yaworski Bdn (checking from behind), 7:59; Philp Ktn (interference), 14:21.

2nd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Yaworski Bdn (boarding), 0:49; Muth Ktn (hooking), 7:16; Prochazka Ktn (hooking), 18:25.

3rd Period-
3, Kootenay, McPhee 3 (Cable, Muth), 16:36.
4, Kootenay, Philp 3 (Prochazka, Thomas), 16:50.
Penalties-Martin Ktn (slashing), 3:09; Cooper Bdn (delay of game), 5:40; Hubic Ktn (tripping), 9:01; Yaworski Bdn (roughing), 11:42; Muth Ktn (roughing), 11:42; Faith Ktn (checking from behind), 16:55.

Shots on Goal-Brandon 8-12-8-28. Kootenay 13-11-11-35.
Power Play Opportunities-Brandon 0 / 6; Kootenay 1 / 4.
Goalies-Brandon, Honey 2-3-1-1 (35 shots-31 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 7-7-0-0 (28 shots-28 saves).
A-2,276
Referees-Reagan Vetter (39).
Linesmen-Aidan Henderson (78), Justin Slimm (105).

Trivia Game #20

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

How many years in a row has Brandon made the playoffs?

ANSWER – The Wheat Kings have made the post season 12 years in a row.

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Brandon @ Kootenay Game #20

The Kootenay ICE will host Brandon tonight in the second meeting of the season.
Last night the ICE won 5-3.
The ICE ended a seven game losing streak with last nights' victory.
Brandon has lost 3 in a row.
ICE injuries – Erik Benoit (1-2 weeks), Jordyn Boyd (1-2 weeks).
Wheat Kings injuries - Richard Nejezchleb upper body, week-to-week.
ICE – vs East Division 3-4-1-0, at Home 4-9-1-0, in November 2-3-1-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 0-0.
Wheat Kings – vs Central Division 2-4-0-0, on Road 4-5-1-1, in November 2-4-0-0, in Overtime 0-2, in Shootouts 1-1.
MEET & GREET AUTOGRAPH NIGHT: Following tonights game the KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB will be hosting a MEET & GREET AUTOGRAPH NIGHT...Fans will have the opportunity to get their favorite player's autograph and a picture...The event will be held on the concourse.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://www.kootenayice.net/program

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 11 Montgomery
Assists – 12 Reinhart
Points – 18 Reinhart
Defenseman – 8 Dirk
Rookie – 7 Philp
PM – 39 Hubic
+/- - +5 Montgomery
Goalies – Hoflin 3.32 .864%, Skapski 3.33 .875% 2 SO

Wheat Kings
Goals – 14 Bertaggia
Assists – 15 Pulock
Points – 27 Bertaggia
Defenseman – 24 Pulock
Rookie – 12 Hawryluk
PM – 67 Miller
+/- - +12 Yaworski, Pulock
Goalies – Honey 3.29 .913%, Boes 4.22 .876%

Head to Head
ICE
Descheneau 1-1-2
O’Connor 1-1-2
Leach 0-2-2
Reinhart 1-0-1
Shirley 1-0-1
Vetterl 1-0-1
Skapski 1-0-0-0 3.00 .914%

Wheat Kings
Bertagglia 1-1-2
McGauley 0-2-2
Hawryluk 1-0-1
Pulock 1-0-1
Honey 0-0-0-0 1.53 .941%
Boes 0-1-0-0 12.00 .733%

Streaks
Dirk – 2 games 0-2-2
Descheneau – 2 games 1-3-4
Montgomery – 2 games 3-1-4
Reinhart – 2 games 1-3-4

Home
Reinhart 5-8-13
Montgomery 7-4-11
Descheneau 3-7-10
Shirley 5-1-6
Benoit 3-3-6
O’Connor 3-3-6
Dirk 2-4-6
Leach 1-4-5
Philp 0-5-5
Skapski 4-4-0-0 3.75 .855% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.32 .864%
PP – 16.4%
PK – 72.5%

Road
Montgomery 4-1-5
Descheneau 1-4-5
Reinhart 1-4-5
Leach 0-3-3
Philp 2-0-2
Dirk 0-2-2
Skapski 2-3-0-0 2.61 .907% 1 SO
PP – 15.0%
PK – 80.0%

Friday, November 16, 2012

Kootenay 5 Brandon 3 Game #19

Cranbrook, BC – The Kootrenay ICE scored 4 first period goals in a 5-3 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings in WHL action on Friday night.

Kyle O’Conner and Jaedon Descheneau each had 1 goal and 1 assist and Joey Leach had 2 assists to lead the attack.
The win ended a 7 game home losing streak.

The ICE (6-12-1-0) opened the scoring with Austin Vetterl finding a loose puck behind the goalie and got his first as a member of the ICE.
2:10 later Jaedon Descheneau made it 2-0 as he cruised through the high slot and scored with a wrist shot on the stick side.
33 seconds later the ICE made it 3-0 as Brock Montgomery fed Sam Reinhart in front of the net and his high shot beat the goalie on the glove side.
After the 3rd goal the Wheat Kings took a timeout.
Later in the period the Wheat Kings (9-10-2-1) got on the board with Jace Hawryluk alone in front of the net for a quick shot and a goal.
ICE scored 7 seconds into a powerplay as Collin Shirley from the high slot beat the goalie of the stick side.
Before scoring 4 goals in the first period the ICE season high was 2 goals in a period.

To start the second period the Wheat Kings changed goalies as Curtis Honey replaced Corbin Boes.
Early in the period the ICE scored a powerplay goal as Kyle O’Connor put in a rebound in the crease.

Early in the third period Brandon scored on a 2-man advantage with Ryan Pulock scoring with a one-time slap shot.
Less than 3 minutes later the Wheat Kings cut the lead to 2 goals with Alessio Bertaggia alone in the slot for a wrist shot high on the glove side.

ICE forward Collin Shirley has been named to the Team West roster for the U-16 tournament to be held in Quebec over the holiday season.
Going into the game Brandon had a combined 18 goals from their defenseman this season and the ICE had 4.
Luke Philp returned to the line-up after missing 5 games after having his appendix removed.
The crowd was the biggest of the season for the 2nd Annual School Spirit Night.

The ICE will host Brandon on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – Jordyn Boyd (3rd game, 1-2 weeks), Erik Benoit (4th game, 1-2 weeks), Jakub Prochazka.

Game Summary
Brandon 9-10-2-1 Kootenay 6-12-1-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Vetterl 1 (Martin, O'Connor), 4:47.
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 4 (Leach), 6:57.
3, Kootenay, Reinhart 6 (Montgomery), 7:30.
4, Brandon, Hawryluk 5 (McGauley, Bertaggia), 14:56.
5, Kootenay, Shirley 5 (Dirk, Descheneau), 16:24 (PP).
Penalties-Robinson Bdn (tripping), 16:19.

2nd Period-
6, Kootenay, O'Connor 3 (Philp, Leach), 2:20 (PP).
Penalties-Yaworski Bdn (roughing), 0:38; Wand Ktn (hooking), 3:02; Bertaggia Bdn (holding), 3:52; Seaman Bdn (major-fighting), 8:12; Dirk Ktn (major-fighting), 8:12.

3rd Period-
7, Brandon, Pulock 9 (Roy, McGauley), 6:43 (PP).
8, Brandon, Bertaggia 14 (Seaman), 9:23.
Penalties-Yaworski Bdn (interference), 1:32; Martin Ktn (roughing), 4:54; Simpson Ktn (tripping), 5:50.

Shots on Goal-Brandon 10-10-15-35. Kootenay 15-10-7-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Brandon 1 / 3; Kootenay 2 / 4.
Goalies-Brandon, Boes 7-8-1-0 (15 shots-11 saves); Honey 2-2-1-1 (17 shots-16 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 6-7-0-0 (35 shots-32 saves).
A-3,055
Referees-Matt Kirk (4), Kevin Webinger (6).
Linesmen-Michael Boisvert (111), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #19

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

How many current Wheat Kings played for Brandon in the 2009-10 season when they hosted the Memorial Cup?

ANSWER – One, Ryley Miller was on the roster that season and played 1 playoff game and none in the Memorial Cup.

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Brandon @ Kootenay Game #19

The Kootenay ICE will host Brandon tonight in the first meeting of the season.
Last season they split their 4 meetings with the road team winning every game.
The ICE ended an eight game losing streak with a 4-0 win in Calgary on Monday.
Kootenay has lost 7 in a row at home which is one away from the Franchise Record. (Jan 31-Mar 3/98)
Brandon has lost 2 in a row and their last game was Sunday when they lost 3-2 to Swift Current.
ICE injuries – Erik Benoit (1-2 weeks), Jordyn Boyd (1-2 weeks).
Wheat Kings injuries - Richard Nejezchleb upper body, week-to-week.
ICE – vs East Division 2-4-1-0, at Home 3-9-1-0, in November 1-3-1-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 0-0.
Wheat Kings – vs Central Division 2-3-0-0, on Road 4-4-1-1, in November 2-3-0-0, in Overtime 0-2, in Shootouts 1-1.
MEET & GREET AUTOGRAPH NIGHT: Following Saturday's game the KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB will be hosting a MEET & GREET AUTOGRAPH NIGHT...Fans will have the opportunity to get their favorite player's autograph and a picture...The event will be held on the concourse.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://www.kootenayice.net/program

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 11 Montgomery
Assists – 12 Reinhart
Points – 17 Reinhart
Defenseman – 7 Dirk
Rookie – 6 Philp
PM – 39 Hubic
+/- - +4 Montgomery
Goalies – Hoflin 3.32 .864%, Skapski 3.36 .870% 2 SO

Wheat Kings
Goals – 13 Bertaggia
Assists – 15 Pulock
Points – 25 Bertaggia
Defenseman – 23 Pulock
Rookie – 11 Hawryluk
PM – 67 Miller
+/- - +12 Yaworski
Goalies – Honey 3.44 .912%, Boes 4.03 .880%

Streaks
McPhee – 2 games 2-0-2

Home
Reinhart 4-8-12
Montgomery 7-3-10
Descheneau 2-6-8
Benoit 3-3-6
Shirley 4-1-5
Dirk 2-3-5
O’Connor 2-2-4
Cable 1-3-4
Philp 0-4-4
Skapski 3-4-0-0 3.84 .844% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.32 .864%
PP – 14.0%
PK – 72.9%

Road
Montgomery 4-1-5
Descheneau 1-4-5
Reinhart 1-4-5
Leach 0-3-3
Philp 2-0-2
Dirk 0-2-2
Skapski 2-3-0-0 2.61 .907% 1 SO
PP – 15.0%
PK – 80.0%

Thursday, November 15, 2012

U-17 Team Pacific

U-17 in Victoriaville/Drummondville, Que Dec 28-Jan 5

Goalies
Payton Lee Vancouver
Jordan Papirny Brandon

Defense
Ryan Gagnon Victoria
Joseph Hicketts Victoria
Brandon Hickey Tri City
Brycen Martin Swift Current
Dysin Mayo Edmonton
Riley Stadel Kelowna
Josh Thrower Calgary

Forwards
Conner Bleackley Red Deer
Carson Bolduc Prince George
Reid Duke Lethbridge
Thomas Foster Vancouver
Ryan Graham Saskatoon
Ryan Gropp Seattle
Tanner MacMaster Spokane
Tyrell Mappin Everett
Brayden Point Moose Jaw
John Quenneville Brandon
Matt Revel Saskatoon
Tyler Sandhu Everett
Jacob Virtanen Calgary

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

ICE EKFH Fundraiser

Cranbrook, BC -- Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the ICE will be helping raise money for the East Kootenay Foundation for Health.

On Wednesday, November 28th when the ICE host the Edmonton Oil Kings, the team will be using ice cube sticks during warm up and in the first period of the game. The sticks will be auctioned off in a silent auction during the game behind Section U with all the money raised going to the East Kootenay Foundation for Health.. The winning bidders will receive their ice cube sticks after the game from the ICE Players.

Tickets to the game on Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00 pm are on sale now at the Kootenay ICE Office or by calling 250-417-0322.

East Kootenay Foundation for Health is a public charitable foundation and non-profit society. Its mission is to provide funding to assist the East Kootenay Regional Hospital and other community health care facilities in meeting the needs of the region.

Presently EKFH holds over 30+ funds in trust for hospitals and health care facilities located in the East Kootenay Region. The foundation is run by a volunteer board of directors and welcomes interest for board and/or volunteer positions. To learn more about the foundation visit www.ekfh.ca or contact Donna Grainger, Executive Director at 250 489-6481, toll-free 1-877-489-6481 or email: donna.grainger@interiorhealth.ca.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 5-12-1-0 record (3-9-1-0 at home, 2-3-0-0 on the road, 1-1-0 in overtime) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will host BRANDON (November 16 and 17) 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...FLEX PAK 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.

MEET & GREET AUTOGRAPH NIGHT: Following the game against the BRANDON WHEAT KINGS on Saturday, November 17 the KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB will be hosting a MEET & GREET AUTOGRAPH NIGHT...Fans will have the opportunity to get their favorite player's autograph and a picture...The event will be held on the concourse.

DID YOU KNOW: SAM REINHART has been named to TEAM WHL for the SUBWAY SUPER SERIES vs. RUSSIA on November 14 in VANCOUVER...REINHART (4-8-12) leads the team in scoring at home with 12 points...BROCK MONTGOMERY recorded his first career hat trick on November 12 against CALGARY...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI recorded his second career shutout against the HITMEN on November 12 (17 saves)...ZACH MCPHEE recorded his first goal with the ICE against MOOSE JAW on November 10.

INJURIES: ERIK BENOIT and JORDAN BOYD will both be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with lower body injuries.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 18 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 12-3-1-2, after 19 games were 12-4-1-2 and after 20 games were 13-4-1-2.

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:
-Power Skating, November 14 from 6:00 - 6:45 pm at Memorial. The team will be helping the power skating club.
-Meet & Greet Autograph Night, November 17 following the game at Western Financial Place. The team will be gathering on the concourse to visit with fans and sign autographs.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday November 13 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday November 14 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday November 15 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday November 16 ICE vs Brandon 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday November 17 ICE vs Brandon 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Saturday, November 10 – Kootenay 1 vs Moose Jaw 4 – Record 5-12-1-0 – Attendance: 2,316
Goal:
1 - McPhee (1) from Cable and Martin
Goalies: Mackenzie Skapski (10 Saves, 4 GA), Wyatt Hoflin (9 Saves, 0 GA)

Monday, November 12 – Kootenay 4 @ Calgary 0 – Record 5-12-1-0 – Attendance: 6,614
Goals:
1 - Montgomery (9) from Leach and Reinhart
2 - Montgomery (10) from Reinhart and Descheneau
3 - Montgomery (11) from Dirk and Reinhart
4 - McPhee (2) from Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (17 Saves, 0 GA)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Kootenay 4 Calgary 0 Game #18

Calgary, Alb – Kootenay ICE forward Brock Montgomery scored his 1st career hat-trick and goalie Mackenzie Skapski made 17 saves for his 2nd shutout in a 4-0 win over the Calgary Hitmen in WHL action on Monday night.

The win ends their losing streak at 8 games and stopped Calgary's winning streak at 5 games.

ICE (5-12-1-0) scored on the first shift of the game with Brock Montgomery ending a 7-game goalless streak with a rebound goal near the crease.
On the powerplay Montgomery notched his 2nd of the game with a wrist shot that beat the goalie low on the stick side.
It’s Montgomery’s 3rd multi-goal game of the season and 5th of his career.

In the second period the Hitmen (13-5-1-2) didn’t get a shot on goal until 3 minutes remained in the period.

In the third period Montgomery completed the hat-trick on a 5-on-3 powerplay with a redirection from the top of the crease.
Calgary pulled the goalie with 2 ½ minutes left and Zach McPhee scored into the empty net.

Sam Reinhart had 3 assists and Jaedon Descheneau had 2 helpers

Sam Reinhart will play for Team WHL vs Russia in Vancouver on Wednesday.
The ICE will host Brandon on Friday.

ICE Scratches – Luke Philp (5th game, indefinite), Jordyn Boyd (2nd game, tbd) Erik Benoit (3rd game, 1-2 weeks).

Game Summary
Calgary 13-5-1-2 Kootenay 5-12-1-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Montgomery 9 (Reinhart, Leach), 0:21.
2, Kootenay, Montgomery 10 (Reinhart, Descheneau), 13:20 (PP).
Penalties-Reinhart Ktn (tripping), 0:44; Harmsworth Cal (checking to the head), 12:26.

2nd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Jones Cal (cross checking), 2:18; Martin Ktn (tripping), 4:27; Wand Ktn (major-fighting), 7:31; Helgesen Cal (major-fighting), 7:31; Simpson Ktn (major-fighting), 9:13; Humphries Cal (major-fighting), 9:13; Leach Ktn (slashing), 9:36; Henry Cal (slashing), 11:03; Brassart Cal (hooking), 13:26; Dirk Ktn (holding), 14:25; Martin Ktn (hooking), 19:48.

3rd Period-
3, Kootenay, Montgomery 11 (Dirk, Reinhart), 6:46 (PP).
4, Kootenay, McPhee 2 (Descheneau), 17:32 (EN).
Penalties-Hurley Cal (slashing), 1:47; Clayton Cal (slashing), 5:42; Padakin Cal (hooking), 6:02; Faith Ktn (interference), 9:36; Clayton Cal (roughing), 12:11; Muth Ktn (roughing, unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00; Henry Cal (roughing, unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 7-11-12-30. Calgary 8-3-6-17.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 2 / 8; Calgary 0 / 6.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 5-7-0-0 (17 shots-17 saves). Calgary, Shields 3-2-0-1 (29 shots-26 saves).
A-6,614
Referees-Adam Byblow (23), Clayton Hall (42).
Linesmen-Michael Roberts (87), Aidan Henderson (78).

Trivia Game #18

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which players remain on Calgary from their 2010 Championship team?

ANSWER – Peter Kosterman, Jaynen Rissling, Cody Sylvester.

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Kootenay @ Calgary Game #18

The Kootenay ICE will visit Calgary tonight in the second meeting of the season.
The Hitmen lead the season series 1-0.
September 22 in Calgary – Hitmen 5-1
The ICE have lost 8 in a row (0-7-1-0) after a 4-1 decision to Moose Jaw on Saturday.
Kootenay has lost 7 in a row at home which is one away from the Franchise Record. (Jan 31-Mar 3/98)
Calgary has won 5 in a row and their last game was a 5-2 win over Victoria on Friday.
ICE injuries – Luke Philp (indefinite), Erik Benoit (1-2 weeks), Jordyn Boyd (tbd).
Hitmen injuries - Brady Brassart upper body day-to-day, Calder Brooks upper body indefinite.
ICE – vs Central Division 2-5-0-0, on Road 1-3-0-0, in November 0-3-1-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 0-0.
Hitmen – vs Central Division 6-1-1-1, at Home 5-3-1-1, in November 5-0-0-0, in Overtime 2-1, in Shootouts 2-2.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 8 Montgomery
Assists – 9 Reinhart
Points – 14 Reinhart
Defenseman – 6 Dirk
Rookie – 6 Philp
PM – 37 Montgomery
+/- - +3 Montgomery
Goalies – Hoflin 3.32 .864%, Skapski 3.64 .863% 1 SO

Hitmen
Goals – 13 Sylvester
Assists – 15 Macek
Points – 26 Macek
Defenseman – 15 Roach
Rookie – 8 Padakin
PM – 63 Henry
+/- - +16 Roach
Goalies – Driedger 2.37 .920% 1 SO, Shields 3.71 .871%

Head to Head
ICE
Philp 1-0-1
Leach 0-1-1
Skapski 0-1-0-0 5.00 .839%
PP – 0.0%
PK – 100%

Hitmen
Henry 1-2-3
Jones 2-0-2
Macke 1-1-2
Sylvester 1-1-2
Driedger 1-0-0-0 1.00 .964%

Home
Reinhart 4-8-12
Montgomery 7-3-10
Descheneau 2-6-8
Benoit 3-3-6
Shirley 4-1-5
Dirk 2-3-5
O’Connor 2-2-4
Cable 1-3-4
Philp 0-4-4
Skapski 3-4-0-0 3.84 .844% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.32 .864%
PP – 14.0%
PK – 72.3%

Road
Descheneau 1-2-3
Philp 2-0-2
Montgomery 1-1-2
Reinhart 1-1-2
Leach 0-2-2
Martin 1-0-1
Muth 1-0-1
Dirk 0-1-1
Skapski 1-3-0-0 3.26 .894%
PP – 8.3%
PK – 71.4%

Saturday, November 10, 2012

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Moose Jaw 4 Kootenay 1 Game #17

Cranbrook, BC – Moose Jaw scored 3 first period goals in a 4-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Saturday night.

The Warriors (8-8-3-3) scored 3 goals in a span of 1:49 and opened the scoring on the powerplay with a one-time shot from Justin Kirsch.
1:28 later the Warriors made it 2-0 with a powerplay goal from defenseman Joel Edmundson.
21 seconds later the Warriors made it 3-0 with Brandon Potomak scoring his 1st career goal on a goal mouth scramble.

ICE (4-12-1-0) scored midway through the second period with Zach McPhee scoring with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
37 seconds later Moose Jaw defenseman Kirk Johnson scored his 1st career goal with a point shot that beat the screened goalie to make it 4-1.
ICE changed goalies with Wyatt Hoflin replacing Mackenzie Skapski.

The ICE have lost 8 games in a row (7 in a row at home) and the Warriors ended a 7 game losing streak.

This was Moose Jaw’s 22nd game of the season (tied for most in WHL) and Kootenay’s 17th (fewest in WHL).
The next game for the ICE will be the ¼ mark of the season.

The ICE will visit Calgary on Monday.

ICE Scratches – Luke Philp (4th game, indefinite), Jordyn Boyd (1st game, tbd) Erik Benoit (2nd game, 1-2 weeks).

Game Summary
Moose Jaw 8-8-3-3 Kootenay 4-12-1-0

1st Period-
1, Moose Jaw, Kirsch 9 (Point, Fioretti), 8:13 (PP).
2, Moose Jaw, Edmundson 2 (Fioretti, Johnson), 9:41 (PP).
3, Moose Jaw, Potomak 1 (McFaull), 10:01.
Penalties-Zagryadskiy M.j (tripping), 3:48; Simpson Ktn (hooking), 7:18; Martin Ktn (cross checking), 8:35; Edmundson M.j (major-fighting), 14:14; Hubic Ktn (major-fighting), 14:14.

2nd Period-
4, Kootenay, McPhee 1 (Cable, Martin), 9:08.
5, Moose Jaw, Johnson 1 (Gore), 9:45.
Penalties-Muth Ktn (charging), 0:37; Wyton M.j (major-fighting), 4:34; Muth Ktn (major-fighting), 4:34; Johnson M.j (roughing), 13:10; Montgomery Ktn (roughing), 13:10; Kirsch M.j (holding), 14:17.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Faith Ktn (tripping), 5:59; Brown M.j (holding), 7:04; Leach Ktn (roughing), 18:08; Dirk Ktn (roughing), 18:46.

Shots on Goal-Moose Jaw 11-3-9-23. Kootenay 6-12-8-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Moose Jaw 2 / 6; Kootenay 0 / 3.
Goalies-Moose Jaw, Paulic 5-3-3-2 (26 shots-25 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 4-6-0-0 (14 shots-10 saves); Hoflin 0-5-1-0 (9 shots-9 saves).
A-2,316
Referees-Mike Campbell (89), Steve Papp (17).

Trivia Game #17

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which current ICE players’ brother played for Moose Jaw from 2002-06?

ANSWER – Jordyn Boyd’s older brother Dustin played for the Warriors.

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Moose Jaw @ Kootenay Game #17

The Kootenay ICE will host Moose Jaw tonight in the first meeting of the season.
Last year Moose Jaw won the season series 3-1 with one win in overtime.
The ICE have lost 7 in a row (0-6-1-0) after a 3-1 decision in Medicine Hat on Sunday.
Moose Jaw has also dropped 7 in a row (0-3-2-2) and lost 5-2 last night in Medicine Hat.
ICE injuries – Luke Philp (indefinite), Erik Benoit (1-2 weeks).
Warriors injuries – Reid Jackson upper body week-to-week, Miles Warkentine upper body day-to-day.
ICE – vs East Division 2-3-1-0, at Home 3-8-1-0, in November 0-2-1-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 0-0.
Hitmen – vs Central Division 1-2-3-2, on Road 1-7-1-1, in November 0-2-1-2, in Overtime 1-3, in Shootouts 0-3.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://www.kootenayice.net/program

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 8 Montgomery
Assists – 9 Reinhart
Points – 14 Reinhart
Defenseman – 6 Dirk
Rookie – 6 Philp
PM – 35 Montgomery
+/- - +3 Montgomery
Goalies –Skapski 3.45 .870% 1 SO, Hoflin 3.68 .853%

Warriors
Goals – 15 Fioretti
Assists – 17 Rielly
Points – 25 Fioretti
Defenseman – 21 Rielly
Rookie – 15 Point
PM – 41 Edmundson
+/- - +3 Morse
Goalies – Paulic 2.67 .902%, Wapple 4.00 .883% 1 SO

Streaks
Reinhart 2 games - 2-0-2

Home
Reinhart 4-8-12
Montgomery 7-3-10
Descheneau 2-6-8
Benoit 3-3-6
Shirley 4-1-5
Dirk 2-3-5
O’Connor 2-2-4
Philp 0-4-4
Skapski 3-3-0-0 3.56 .854% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.68 .853%
PP – 14.8%
PK – 73.8%

Road
Descheneau 1-2-3
Philp 2-0-2
Montgomery 1-1-2
Reinhart 1-1-2
Leach 0-2-2
Martin 1-0-1
Muth 1-0-1
Dirk 0-1-1
Skapski 1-3-0-0 3.26 .894%
PP – 8.3%
PK – 71.4%

Thursday, November 8, 2012

ICE Prospect Update

Jayden Sittler
16-year-old goalie
Alberta AAA Midget Red Deer 5-0-0 1.40 .934%

Jeffrey Veitch
15-year-old goalie
8th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft

Jake Dube
16-year-old defenseman
5th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget UFA

Carter Forsyth
16-year-old defenseman
6th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Swift Current 10 GP 1-0-1 8pm

Joseph Leonidas
16-year-old defenseman
11th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
AJHL Calgary Mustangs 13 GP 0-1-1 8pm

Matthew Murray
16-year-old defenseman
4th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
KIJHL Creston Valley 8 GP 0-0-0 22pm

Troy Murray
15-year-old defenseman
1st round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Regina 9 GP 0-1-1 12pm

Dylan Overdyk
15-year-old defenseman
2nd round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minor Midget St. Albert 7 GP 0-1-1 0pm

Zachary Smith
15-year-old defenseman
6th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minot Midget MLAC 9 GP 2-2-4 34pm

Jordan Steenbergen
16-year-old defenseman
3rd round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Red Deer

Jack Thomas
16-year-old defenseman
12th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Michael King
19-year-old defenseman
3rd round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
NCAA Colorado College

Mathew Alfaro
16-year-old forward
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary 7 GP 4-5-9 8pm

Shane Allan
15-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minor Midget Calgary 7 GP 1-3-4 8pm

River Beattie
15-year-old forward
6th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minor Midget Sherwood Park 7 GP 2-4-6 10pm

Hudson Elynuik
15-year-old forward
3rd round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Jakson Elynuik
17-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
AJHL Camrose 19 GP 2-3-5 13pm

Braden Jakubowski
16-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Leduc 11 GP 12-8-20 22pm

Zac Paziuk
15-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Prince Albert 11 GP 2-1-3 4pm

Ryley Risling
16-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Southeast

Carter Sawicki
16-year-old forward

Logan Schatz
15-year-old forward
9th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Beardy’s 14 GP 2-9-11 8pm

Austin Wellsby
15-year-old forward
4th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
BC AAA Midget Fraser Valley 10 GP 1-2-3 2pm

Ian Williams
17-year-old forward
SJHL Notre Dame 16 GP 4-4-8 12pm

Jesse Wood-Schatz
17-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
AJHL Sherwood Park 6 GP 1-2-3 20pm

Zachary Zborosky
16-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Regina 11 GP 5-7-12 12pm

Stefan Nicholishen
19-year-old forward
Committed to Nebraska-Omaha
BCHL Victoria 16 GP 1-0-1 21pm

Brendan O'Donnell
20-year-old forward
9th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
2010 NHL Draft 6th round Tampa Bay
NCAA North Dakota 5 GP 0-3-3 2pm

Riley Simpson
19-year-old forward
12th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
NCAA Ohio State 4 GP 0-0-0 6pm

Colten St. Clair
20-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
NCAA North Dakota 6 GP 1-1-2 2pm

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

ICE Notes

From the ICE weekly update, Collin Shirley is off the injured list and will return to the line-up after missing 5 games.
Erik Benoit is out 1-2 weeks and Luke Philp is out indefinitely.

If you follow the players on twitter you would have seen comments from some of the players who spent last night on Hastings Street.
On our next broadcast you'll hear comments from Joey Leach, Brock Montgomery, Tanner Muth and Jeff Hubic on what is an experience they will remember forever.

For the 6th time in team history and 4th time since moving to Cranbrook, the ICE have a record of .500 or lower at the 16th game of the season. They missed the post season the 2 seasons in Edmonton and made the playoffs in the 3 seasons in Cranbrook.

After 16 games ...
1996-97 - 12 points, finished season with 30 points, missed playoffs.
1997-98 - 1 point, finished with 40 points, missed playoffs.
2001-02 - 16 points, finished with 83 points, made playoffs, won WHL Championship, won Memorial Cup.
2007-08 - 14 points, finished with 90 points, made playoffs, lost in 2nd round.
2009-10 - 10 points, finished with 91 points, made playoffs, lost in 1st round.
2012-13 - 9 points.

Monday, November 5, 2012

From The ICE Office

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

UPCOMING WEEK:
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
Goals:
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
Goals:
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
Goal:
1 - Reinhart (5) from Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (33 Saves, 2 GA)

Skapski On Cereal Box

Toronto, ON – Post Foods Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced a promotion that will bring junior hockey’s star goalies to breakfast tables across the country. Fans of the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) can collect up to 24 unique goalie cards and 12 unique goalie face panels as part of the Post Exclusive CHL Goalie Collector’s Edition Series when they purchase specially-marked boxes of Family Size Post cereals. Four cards and one face panel are available per specially-marked box of participating cereals, including Shreddies, Honey Shreddies, Sugar Crisp, Alpha-Bits and Honeycomb, while supplies last. In addition, consumers can enter for a chance to win a trip for four to the 2013 MasterCard Memorial Cup.

“With 52 Canadian teams and a fan base of over eight million, we recognize the immense popularity and importance of junior hockey to Canadians,” said Jennifer Dumoulin, Director of Marketing, Post Foods Canada. “We’re excited to partner with the CHL and its three leagues to offer a collectible series that fans of all ages can enjoy.”

“Like Post Food’s family of cereals, CHL teams are such an integral part of Canadian communities,” said CHL President David Branch. “This unique promotion provides us with another platform to showcase our student athletes and rising stars of the CHL to fans across the country.”

The CHL and its member teams enjoy a popularity in Canada that is unrivaled by professional sport. Each year, more fans attend WHL, OHL and QMJHL games than all Canadian NHL, CFL and MLB teams combined.

WHL Goaltenders Featured

1. Laurent Brossoit (Edmonton)
2. Cole Cheveldave (Kamloops)
3. Chris Driedger (Calgary)
4. Andrey Makarov (Saskatoon)
5. Corbon Boes (Brandon)
6. Mackenzie Skapski (Kootenay)
7. Eric Comrie (Tri-City)
8. Jordan Cooke (Kelowna)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Medicine Hat 3 Kootenay 1 Game #16

Medicine hat, Alb – Medicine Hat Tigers Hunter Shinkaruk and Curtis Valk each had 3 point games in a 3-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Sunday night.

The ICE have lost 7 games in a row.

The Tigers (10-9-1-0) opened the scoring late in the first period with Elgin Pearce putting in a Hunter Shinkaruk rebound.
ICE (4-11-1-0) starting goalie Mackenzie Skapski had a season high 15 saves in a period in the first frame.

Midway through the second period the Tigers scored on the powerplay with defenseman Kyle Becker scoring with a low wrist shot.
Late in the period Sam Reinhart scored his 2nd goal in 2 nights with a backhand shot that went-in off the post.
Reinhart and Luke Philp will turn 17 this week with both having their birthdays on Tuesday.

Late in the 3rd period the Tigers scored an empty net powerplay goal from Hunter Shinkaruk.

Kootenay and Medicine Hat don’t meet again until January 11th.
The ICE will host Moose Jaw on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – Collin Shirley (5th game, day-to-day), Luke Philp (3rd game, indefinite), Erik Benoit (day-to-day).

Game Summary
Medicine Hat 10-9-1-0 Kootenay 4-11-1-0

1st Period-
1, Medicine Hat, Pearce 6 (Valk, Shinkaruk), 15:12.
Penalties-Sanford M.h (tripping), 5:32; Vetterl Ktn (high sticking), 8:50; Martin Ktn (roughing), 18:10; Stanton M.h (roughing), 18:10.

2nd Period-
2, Medicine Hat, Becker 3 (Shinkaruk, Valk), 10:14 (PP).
3, Kootenay, Reinhart 5 19:00. Penalties-Wand Ktn (high sticking), 9:31; Simpson Ktn (major-fighting), 11:08; Doty M.h (major-fighting), 11:08; Leach Ktn (roughing), 11:27.

3rd Period-
4, Medicine Hat, Shinkaruk 13 (Busenius, Valk), 19:38 (PP).
Penalties-Ryckman M.h (interference), 12:11; Wand Ktn (roughing), 17:19; Pearce M.h (roughing), 17:19; Descheneau Ktn (10-minute misconduct), 19:04; Leach Ktn (cross checking), 19:04.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 9-10-9-28. Medicine Hat 16-13-8-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 2; Medicine Hat 2 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 4-6-0-0 (37 shots-34 saves). Medicine Hat, Lanigan 8-2-0-0 (28 shots-27 saves).
A-0
Referees-Chris Crich (20), Shaun Harris (43).
Linesmen-Reid Anderson (53), Aidan Henderson (78).

Trivia Game #16

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who did Shaun Clouston coach before joining Medicine Hat in 2003?

ANSWER – in 2002-03 he was Head Coach for Tri City.

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