Monday, December 31, 2012

Kootenay 3 Calgary 2 Game #37

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forward Brock Montgomery scored 2 goals and Levi Cable scored the winner midway through the third period in a 3-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen in WHL action on Monday night.

The ICE (12-24-1-0) opened the scoring on a 2-on-1 break with Brock Montgomery coming down the right wing and scored with a shot high on the glove side.

The Hitmen (24-10-1-3) tied the game early in the second period with Zane Jones alone through the slot for a forehand deke.

In the third period the ICE made it 2-1 as Brock Montgomery got a rebound goal for his team leading 14th of the season and 6th against Calgary.
44 seconds later the Hitmen tied the game with Cody Sylvester getting his team leading 21st.
Just over 2 minutes later Levi Cable took the puck in the Calgary corner, went to the slot and scored with a shot that beat the goalie on the stick side.

Cable has scored the game winning goal in back-to-back games.
It was only Calgary's 2nd regulation road loss this season.

The ICE will host Red Deer on Wednesday.

ICE Scratches – Collin Shirley (U-17), Jakub Prochazka.

Kootenay had 8 players in the Mac’s Tournament.
Calgary Buffaloes
Jack Thomas 4 GP 0-4-4 2pm
Calgary Flames
Hudson Elynuik 4 GP 1-1-2 8pm
Calgary Northstars
Mathew Alfaro 4 GP 0-3-3 4pm
Leduc
Braden Jakubowski 4 GP 0-3-3 0pm
Prince Albert
Zac Paziuk 3 GP 0-0-0 0pm
Red Deer
Jayden Sittler 4 GP 2-2 3.60
Jordan Steenbergen 5 GP 1-1-2 2pm
UFA
Jake Dube 4 GP 1-0-1 0pm

Game Summary
Calgary 24-10-1-3 Kootenay 12-24-1-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Montgomery 13 (Leach), 7:56.
Penalties-Clayton Cal (interference), 10:42; Skapski Ktn (holding), 12:34; Macek Cal (tripping), 12:56; Rissling Cal (cross checking), 18:33.

2nd Period-
2, Calgary, Jones 11 (Sylvester), 1:38.
Penalties-Lang Cal (cross checking), 3:27; Thomas Ktn (tripping), 6:34; Martin Ktn (holding), 15:23.

3rd Period-
3, Kootenay, Montgomery 14 (Leach, Cable), 7:20.
4, Calgary, Sylvester 21 (Padakin), 8:04.
5, Kootenay, Cable 5 10:20.
Penalties-Samoridny Cal (delay of game), 2:09; Clayton Cal (interference), 15:29; Sylvester Cal (roughing), 16:38.

Shots on Goal-Calgary 15-10-7-32. Kootenay 13-8-16-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 0 / 3; Kootenay 0 / 7.
Goalies-Calgary, Shields 5-3-0-1 (37 shots-34 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 12-16-0-0 (32 shots-30 saves).
A-2,621
Referees-Clayton Hall (42), Curtis Marouelli (86).
Linesmen-Chris Carlson (92), Scott Sharun (103).

Trivia Game Game #37

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

This is the 10th time the ICE are home for a New Years’ Eve game, what is their all-time record on this day?

ANSWER – 6-3-0.

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Calgary @ Kootenay Game #37

The Kootenay ICE will host Calgary tonight in the 5th meeting of the season.
The Hitmen lead the season series 3-1.
September 22nd in Calgary – Hitmen 5-1
November 11th in Calgary – ICE 4-0
December 2nd in Calgary – Hitmen 4-1
December 4th in Cranbrook – Hitmen 6-1
The ICE ended a 4-game losing slide with a 7-3 win in Spokane on Saturday.
This is the 10th time in the last 11 years that the ICE have a home game on New Years’ Eve and the 3rd time that Calgary is the opposition.
Calgary split a home-and-home against Lethbridge on the weekend.
The Hitmen have lost only 2 road games all season.
ICE injuries – Collin Shirley U-17.
Hitmen injuries – Josh Thrower U-17, Jake Virtanen U-17, Viktor Rask WJHC.
ICE – vs Central Division 4-10-0-0, at Home 7-12-1-0, in December 3-8-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 2-0.
Hitmen – vs Central Division 14-5-1-1, on Road 13-1-0-1, in December 7-3-0-1, in Overtime 2-1, in Shootouts 2-3.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 4:30 on The Drive.

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

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 13 Reinhart
Assists – 21 Descheneau
Points – 33 Reinhart
Defenseman – 15 Dirk
Rookie – 18 Philp
PM – 67 Hubic
+/- - +4 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 3.33 .895% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.82 .870%

Hitmen
Goals – 20 Sylvester
Assists – 27 Macek
Points – 43 Macek
Defenseman – 25 Roach
Rookie – 17 Padakin
PM – 82 Helgesen
+/- - +21 Brassart, Macek
Goalies – Dreidger 2.23 .923% 1 SO, Shields 2.89 .897% 1 SO

Head to Head
ICE
Montgomery 4-0-4
Reinhart 0-4-4
Cable 0-2-2
Descheneau 0-2-2
Leach 0-2-2
Skapski 1-3-0-0 3.75 .873% 1 SO
PP – 11.5%
PK – 80.0%

Hitmen
Macek 2-5-7
Chase 4-1-5
Brassart 0-5-5
Jones 2-2-4
Sylvester 1-3-4
Driedger 2-0-0-0 1.00 .957%
Shields 1-1-0-0 2.00 .934%

Home
Reinhart 9-10-19
Descheneau 4-10-14
Montgomery 7-5-12
Philp 3-7-10
Benoit 3-7-10
Shirley 6-2-8
O’Connor 4-4-8
Dirk 2-6-8
Cable – 2-6-8
Skapski 7-6-0-0 3.18 .890% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-6-1-0-0 3.39 .869%
PP – 14.1%
PK – 75.3%

Road
Reinhart 4-10-14
Descheneau 2-11-13
Philp 6-2-8
Montgomery 5-2-7
Dirk 0-7-7
Leach 1-5-6
Cable 2-3-5
Skapski 4-10-0-0 3.47 .899% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-2-0-0 6.03 .875%
PP – 11.7%
PK – 68.3%

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Kootenay 7 Spokane 3 Game #36

Spokane, Wash – Kootenay ICE forward Sam Reinhart had 2 goals and 2 assists in a 7-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs in WHL action on Saturday night.

The ICE (11-24-1-0) opened the scoring with Erik Benoit getting a rebound in the middle slot and scoring with a shot high on the glove side.
The Chiefs (24-11-1-0) tied the game with Todd Fiddler lifting a backhand shot over the the goalies’ shoulder.
Kootenay tooka 2-1 lead on a 2-on-1 break with Kyle )’Conner feeding Austin Vetterl who scored with a wrist shot that went off the goalies’ arm into the net.
Spokane tied the game again with Dylan Walchuk spinning around with a backhand shot that was ruled a goal after the Referee, who whistled the play dead, apparently changed his original call a few seconds later when he went to the net.

Early in the second period the Chiefs scored on a 2-man advantage with Todd Fiddler scoring on a one-time shot.
ICE tied the game 3-3 on a powerplay goal from Sam Reinhart who stepped into a wrist shot that beat the goalie high on the glove side.
ICE regained the lead again with Levi Cable’s backhand shot near the crease was stopped by the goalie and went into the net off a defenseman’s skate.
ICE made it 5-3 with Tanner Faith notching his 1st career goal with a wrist shot high on the stick side.

Early in the 3rd period Sam Reinhart got his 2nd of the game after finding a rebound near the crease.
Joey Leach ended the scoring with a powerplay point shot that beat the goalie high on the stick side.

Jaedon Descheneau had a career high 3 point game.
Going into the game the Ice had scored 3 goals in their last 4 games.

This was the 36th game of the season which is the official halfway point of the season.
The ICE have 16 home games and 20 road games remaining and will play their next 6 games at home.
Collin Shirley and Team West lost 4-0 to Sweden in their first round-robin game at the U-17 in Quebec.
The ICE will host Calgary on Monday.
The Chiefs will play in Tri City on New Years Eve for the 23rd time in franchise history.
The ICE have 8 players in the Mac’s Tournament.
Calgary Buffaloes
Jack Thomas 3 GP 0-4-4 2pm
Calgary Flames
Hudson Elynuik 3 GP 1-0-1 6pm
Calgary Northstars
Mathew Alfaro 2 GP 0-1-1 4pm
Leduc
Braden Jakubowski 3 GP 0-3-3 0pm
Prince Albert
Zac Paziuk 1 GP 0-0-0 0pm
Red Deer
Jayden Sittler 1 GP 1-0 2.00
Jordan Steenbergen 2 GP 0-0-0 0pm
UFA
Jake Dube 2 GP 1-0-1 0pm

ICE Scratches – Collin Shirley (U-17), Matt Thomas.

Game Summary
Spokane 24-11-1-0 Kootenay 11-24-1-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Benoit 5 (Reinhart, Descheneau), 7:20.
2, Spokane, Fiddler 26 (Gal), 13:15.
3, Kootenay, Vetterl 2 (O'Connor, McPhee), 15:49.
4, Spokane, Walchuk 10 (Kichton, Holmberg), 18:11.
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (tripping), 8:55; Valcourt Spo (interference), 9:38; Philp Ktn (playing w/broken st.), 19:49.

2nd Period-
5, Spokane, Fiddler 27 (Gow, Kichton), 1:11 (PP).
6, Kootenay, Reinhart 12 (Descheneau, Dirk), 4:26 (PP).
7, Kootenay, Cable 4 (Philp, Montgomery), 14:19.
8, Kootenay, Faith 1 (Descheneau, Reinhart), 16:46.
Penalties-Faith Ktn (cross checking), 0:58; McIntosh Spo (interference), 4:18; Helewka Spo (hooking), 6:00; Hubic Ktn (tripping), 10:54; Montgomery Ktn (major-fighting), 19:51; Proft Spo (major-fighting), 19:51.

3rd Period-
9, Kootenay, Reinhart 13 (Vetterl), 4:09.
10, Kootenay, Leach 2 6:17 (PP).
Penalties-Kalus Spo (checking from behind), 4:46; Descheneau Ktn (hooking), 6:17; Martin Ktn (cross checking), 12:05.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 9-11-7-27. Spokane 15-8-19-42.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 2 / 4; Spokane 1 / 6.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 11-16-0-0 (42 shots-39 saves). Spokane, Williams 18-9-1-0 (20 shots-15 saves); Hughson 5-1-0-0 (7 shots-5 saves).
A-8,469
Referees-Steve Papp (17), Nick Swaine (35).
Linesmen-Jeremi Del Campo (44), Anthony Guzzo (135).

Trivia Game #36

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who scored the goal in 1-0 win by the ICE in Spokane to win the 2000 WHL Final?

ANSWER – Jarret Stoll.

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Kootenay @ Spokane Game #36

The Kootenay ICE will visit Spokane tonight in the second half of a home-and-home.
Last night the Chiefs won 1-0.
The ICE have lost 4 games in a row and have lost 3 in a row on the road.
Kootenay has scored only 1 goal in their last 3 games.
Spokane has lost their last 2 home games.
ICE injuries – Collin Shirley U-17.
Chiefs injuries –
ICE – vs US Division 0-4-0-0, on Road 3-12-0-0, in December 2-8-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 2-0.
Chiefs – vs Central Division 2-1-0-0, at Home 13-4-0-0, in December 6-3-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-0.
Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 7:30 on The Drive.

The ICE have 8 players in the Mac’s Tournament in Calgary,
Calgary Buffaloes
Jack Thomas 3 GP 0-4-4 2pm

Calgary Flames
Hudson Elynuik 2 GP 1-0-1 2pm

Calgary Northstars
Mathew Alfaro 2 GP 0-1-1 4pm

Leduc
Braden Jakubowski 2 GP 0-2-2 0pm

Prince Albert
Zac Paziuk 1 GP 0-0-0 0pm

Red Deer
Jayden Sittler 1 GP 1-0 2.00
Jordan Steenbergen 2 GP 0-0-0 0pm

UFA
Jake Dube 2 GP 1-0-1 0pm

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 12 Montgomery
Assists – 18 Reinhart, Descheneau
Points – 29 Reinhart
Defenseman – 14 Dirk
Rookie – 17 Philp
PM – 63 Hubic
+/- - +2 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 3.34 .894% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.82 .870%

Chiefs
Goals – 25 Fiddler
Assists – 31 Kichton
Points – 42 Holmberg
Defenseman – 40 Kichton
Rookie – 12 Helewka
PM – 93 Proft
+/- - +28 Aviani
Goalies – Williams 2.82 .899% 2 SO, Hughson 2.97 .887% 1 SO

Head to Head
ICE
Skapski 0-1-0-0 1.01 9.60%
PP – 0.0%
PK – 100%

Chiefs
Fiddler 1-0-1
Williams 1-0-0-0 0.00 1.000%

Home
Reinhart 9-10-19
Descheneau 4-10-14
Montgomery 7-5-12
Philp 3-7-10
Benoit 3-7-10
Shirley 6-2-8
O’Connor 4-4-8
Dirk 2-6-8
Cable – 2-6-8
Skapski 7-6-0-0 3.18 .890% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-6-1-0-0 3.39 .869%
PP – 14.1%
PK – 75.3%

Road
Reinhart 2-8-10
Descheneau 2-8-10
Philp 6-1-7
Montgomery 5-1-6
Dirk 0-6-6
Leach 0-5-5
Cable 1-3-4
Skapski 3-10-0-0 3.50 .897% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-2-0-0 6.03 .875%
PP – 8.9%
PK – 66.7%

Friday, December 28, 2012

Spokane 1 Kootenay 0 Game #35

Cranbrook, BC – Spokane Chiefs goalie Eric Williams made 28 saves in a 1-0 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday night.

After a scoreless game for 38:18 the Chiefs (24-10-1-0) scored late in the second period with Todd Fiddler getting his team leading 25th with a wrist shot on the glove side.

The ICE (10-24-1-0) have been shutout 4 times this season.

The ICE will visit Spokane on Saturday.

Tanner Muth (7 games), Brock Montgomery (6 games) and Joey Leach (8 games) all returned from injuries.
ICE Scratches – Collin Shirley (U-17), Jakub Prochazka.

Game Summary
Spokane 24-10-1-0 Kootenay 10-24-1-0

1st Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Proft Spo (major-fighting), 7:55; Dirk Ktn (major-fighting), 7:55; Hubic Ktn (delay of game), 11:32.

2nd Period-
1, Spokane, Fiddler 25 18:18.
Penalties-McIntosh Spo (tripping), 6:57; McPhee Ktn (slashing), 9:19; Kichton Spo (roughing), 19:52; Montgomery Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Chartier Spo (holding), 8:55; Gow Spo (cross checking), 9:45.

Shots on Goal-Spokane 8-14-3-25. Kootenay 12-7-9-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Spokane 0 / 3; Kootenay 0 / 4.
Goalies-Spokane, Williams 18-8-1-0 (28 shots-28 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 10-16-0-0 (25 shots-24 saves).
A-2,717
Referees-Brett Iverson (24).
Linesmen-Jim Maniago (85), Michael Boisvert (111).

Trivia Game #35

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who was the Captain of the 1991 Memorial Cup Champions Spokane Chiefs?

ANSWER – Jon Klemm.

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Spokane @ Kootenay Game #35

The Kootenay ICE will host Spokane tonight in the first meeting of the season.
Last season the ICE went 2-1-1-1 vs the Chiefs.
Both clubs went into the Xmas break losing 3 of their last 4 games.
This is the first half of a home-and-home with the rematch tomorrow in Spokane.
With Don Nachbaur at the WJHC the Chiefs bench boss is Cranbrook native Jon Klemm.
ICE injuries - Collin Shirley U-17.
ICE – vs US Division 0-3-0-0, at Home 7-11-1-0, in December 2-7-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 2-0.
Chiefs – vs Central Division 1-1-0-0, on Road 10-6-1-0, in December 5-3-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-0.

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 – 12 Montgomery
Assists – 18 Reinhart, Descheneau
Points – 29 Reinhart
Defenseman – 14 Dirk
Rookie – 17 Philp
PM – 61 Hubic
+/- - +3 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 3.43 .892% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.82 .870%

Chiefs
Goals – 24 Fiddler
Assists – 31 Kichton
Points – 42 Holmberg
Defenseman – 40 Kichton
Rookie – 12 Helewka
PM – 88 Proft
+/- - +27 Aviani
Goalies – Williams 2.93 .895% 1 SO, Hughson 2.97 .887% 1 SO

Home
Reinhart 9-10-19
Descheneau 4-10-14
Montgomery 7-5-12
Philp 3-7-10
Benoit 3-7-10
Shirley 6-2-8
O’Connor 4-4-8
Dirk 2-6-8
Cable – 2-6-8
Skapski 7-5-0-0 3.35 .885% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-6-1-0-0 3.39 .869%
PP – 14.8%
PK – 74.3%

Road
Reinhart 2-8-10
Descheneau 2-8-10
Philp 6-1-7
Montgomery 5-1-6
Dirk 0-6-6
Leach 0-5-5
Cable 1-3-4
Skapski 3-10-0-0 3.50 .897% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-2-0-0 6.03 .875%
PP – 8.9%
PK – 66.7%

Friday, December 21, 2012

Elynuik Voted #1

ICE Prospects Hudson and Jakson Elynuik's father Pat is making headlines today ...

With the festive season in full swing, Hudson Elynuik helped give his dad a unique holiday gift - the title of TSN.ca's Top Canadian World Junior Player as voted on Twitter.

On the occasion of the 40th World Junior Hockey Championship, TSN.ca asked users to name their choice for the greatest Canadian player based on his achievement and impact in the tournament - and Hudson's Rory Fitzpatrick-reminiscent social media campaign worked with Pat Elynuik leading the list when the final totals were tallied.

http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/story/?id=412065

Thursday, December 20, 2012

ICE at Mac's

Acccording to Alan Caldwell http://smallatlarge.blogspot.ca/2012/12/macs-midget-tournament-rosters.html
8 ICE prospects will play in this years' Mac's Tournament.

Calgary Buffaloes
Jack Thomas

Calgary Flames
Hudson Elynuik

Calgary Northstars
Mathew Alfaro

Leduc
Braden Jakubowski

Prince Albert
Zac Paziuk

Red Deer
Jayden Sittler
Jordan Steenbergen

UFA
Jake Dube

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Red Deer 5 Kootenay 1 Game #34

Red Deer, Alb – The Red Deer Rebels scored 5 first period goals in a 5-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Tuesday night.

The Rebels (21-13-2-1) scored 5 first period goals with Rhyse Dieno, Christian Stockl, Wyatt Johnson, Kevin Pochuk and Turner Elson all with even-strength goals.

The ICE (10-23-1-0) changed goalies to start the second period with Mackenzie Skapski replacing Wyatt Hoflin.
Late in the period Jaedon Descheneau fed Eric Benoit in the slot for a one-time shot that beat the goalie on the stick side.

The ICE will host Spokane on December 28th.

The ICE line-up had 3 16-years-olds, 7 17’s, 7 18’s, 3 19’s and zero 20’s.
16-year-old defenseman Jordan Steenbergen played in his 1st WHL game.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Muth (7th game upper body 1 week), Brock Montgomery (6th game upper body 1 week), Joey Leach (8th game upper body 1 week).

Game Summary
Red Deer 21-13-2-1 Kootenay 10-23-1-0

1st Period-
1, Red Deer, Dieno 7 (Elson), 3:38.
2, Red Deer, Stockl 2 (Miller), 6:34.
3, Red Deer, Johnson 7 (Ness), 12:03.
4, Red Deer, Pochuk 2 (Miller), 13:38.
5, Red Deer, Elson 10 (Maxwell, Dieno), 15:22.
Penalties-Miller R.d (tripping), 19:23.

2nd Period-
6, Kootenay, Benoit 4 (Descheneau), 16:03.
Penalties-Gaudet R.d (interference), 3:12; Thiel R.d (hooking), 19:46.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Thiel R.d (tripping), 2:35; Steenbergen Ktn (holding), 6:30; Pochuk R.d (hooking), 14:39.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 10-11-7-28. Red Deer 16-9-14-39.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 5; Red Deer 0 / 1.
Goalies-Kootenay, Hoflin 0-8-1-0 (16 shots-11 saves); Skapski 10-15-0-0 (23 shots-23 saves). Red Deer, Pouliot 4-5-0-1 (28 shots-27 saves).
A-4,308
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Colin Watt (72).

Trivia Game #34

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which 3 players scored overtime goals for the ICE against Red Deer in the 2002 WHL Final?

ANSWER – Game 1 Richard Hamula, Game 3 Marek Svatos, Game 6 Duncan Milroy.

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Kootenay @ Red Deer Game #34

The Kootenay ICE will visit Red Deer tonite in the 3rd meeting of the season.
The series is tied 1-1 with the road team winning each game.
October 19th in Red Deer – ICE 2-1 OT
October 21st in Cranbrook – Rebels 3-2
The ICE will be playing their 4th road game in 5 nights and lost 4-0 in Swift Current on Sunday.
The Rebels lost 6-1 to Kelowna on Saturday.
16-year-old defensean Jordan Steenbergen will make his ICE debut tonight and will wear #3.
ICE injuries – Joey Leach upper body 1 week, Tanner Muth upper body 1 week, Brock Montgomery upper body 1 week.
Rebels injuries – Jesse Miller upper body day-to-day, Cory Millette lower body day-to-day, Patrick Bartosak WJHC.
ICE – vs Central Division 4-9-0-0, on Road 3-11-0-0, in December 2-6-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 2-0.
Rebels – vs Central Division 7-5-1-0, at Home 10-6-1-0, in December 4-2-1-0, in Overtime 1-2, in Shootouts 5-1.

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

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 12 Montgomery
Assists – 18 Reinhart
Points – 29 Reinhart
Defenseman – 14 Dirk
Rookie – 17 Philp
PM – 61 Hubic
+/- - +3 Leach
Goalies – Hoflin 3.34 .883%, Skapski 3.52 .889% 3 SO

Rebels
Goals – 10 Ness
Assists – 18 Hamilton
Points – 23 Elson
Defenseman – 17 Dumba
Rookie – 15 Bleackley
PM – 54 Underwood
+/- - +9 Fafard
Goalies – Bartosak 17-7-2-0 2.35 .931% 2 SO, Pouliot 3.34 .900%, Tremblay 6.00 .824%

Head to Head
ICE
Descheneau 2-1-3
Philp 1-0-1
Shirley 1-0-1
Montgomery 0-1-1
Reinhart 0-1-1
Dirk 0-1-1
Skapski 1-0-0-0 0.99 .957%
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.04 .903%
PP – 0.0%
PK – 40.0%

Rebels
Inglis 2-0-2
Bellerive 1-1-2
Fleury 0-2-2
Pochuk 1-0-1
Bartosak 1-0-1-0 1.99 .930%

Home
Reinhart 9-10-19
Descheneau 4-10-14
Montgomery 7-5-12
Philp 3-7-10
Benoit 3-7-10
Shirley 6-2-8
O’Connor 4-4-8
Dirk 2-6-8
Cable – 2-6-8
Skapski 7-5-0-0 3.35 .885% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-6-1-0-0 3.39 .869%
PP – 14.8%
PK – 74.3%

Road
Reinhart 2-8-10
Descheneau 2-7-9
Philp 6-1-7
Montgomery 5-1-6
Dirk 0-6-6
Leach 0-5-5
Cable 1-3-4
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.02 .938%
Skapski 3-10-0-0 3.66 .886% 1 SO
PP – 9.8%
PK – 66.0%

Monday, December 17, 2012

ICE Prospects Update

Jayden Sittler
16-year-old goalie
Alberta AAA Midget Red Deer 17 GP 9-2-1 1.51 .921% 1 SO

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 24 GP 1-5-6 14pm

Joseph Leonidas
16-year-old defenseman
11th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
AJHL Calgary Mustangs 21 GP 0-2-2 10pm

Matthew Murray
16-year-old defenseman
4th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
KIJHL Creston Valley 10 GP 0-1-1 32pm

Troy Murray
15-year-old defenseman
1st round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Regina 24 GP 0-5-5 14pm

Dylan Overdyk
15-year-old defenseman
2nd round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minor Midget St. Albert 15 GP 0-3-3 0pm

Zachary Smith
15-year-old defenseman
6th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minot Midget MLAC 15 GP 4-7-11 48pm

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 4 GP 0-0-0 2pm

Mathew Alfaro
16-year-old forward
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary 23 GP 10-15-25 24pm

Shane Allan
15-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minor Midget Calgary 15 GP 4-9-13 16pm

River Beattie
15-year-old forward
6th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minor Midget Sherwood Park 14 GP 4-6-10 18pm

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 29 GP 5-6-11 15pm

Braden Jakubowski
16-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Leduc 22 GP 20-13-33 44pm

Zac Paziuk
15-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Prince Albert 24 GP 2-3-5 8pm

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 25 GP 3-12-15 12pm

Austin Wellsby
15-year-old forward
4th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
BC AAA Midget Fraser Valley 22 GP 4-12-16 8pm

Ian Williams
17-year-old forward
SJHL Notre Dame 30 GP 9-7-16 24pm

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 26 GP 12-21-33 36pm

Stefan Nicholishen
19-year-old forward
Committed to Nebraska-Omaha
BCHL Victoria 29 GP 4-2-6 38pm

Brendan O'Donnell
20-year-old forward
9th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
2010 NHL Draft 6th round Tampa Bay
NCAA North Dakota 17 GP 1-5-6 14pm

Riley Simpson
19-year-old forward
12th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
NCAA Ohio State 14 GP 1-2-3 10pm

Colten St. Clair
20-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2007 Bantam Draft
NCAA North Dakota 18 GP 2-2-4 8pm

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 10-22-1-0 record (7-11-1-0 at home, 3-11-0-0 on the road, 1-1 in overtime, 2-0 in shootouts) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...This week the ICE will travel to RED DEER (December 18) to conclude their schedule before Christmas (December 19 - 27)...KOOTENAY will resume their schedule at home against SPOKANE (December 28).

KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS:
December 19 to December 26 CLOSED
Thursday December 27 8:30 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday December 28 8:30 am – End of Game
Monday December 31 8:30 am – End of Game
Tuesday January 1 CLOSED
Wednesday January 2 Regular office hours resume

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are available to purchase at the ICE Office…You get seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility...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.

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 at the Kootenay ICE Office.

DID YOU KNOW: SAM REINHART (2-8-10), who leads KOOTENAY in scoring on the road with ten points, needs to record seven more points to reach 100 in his WHL career...JAGGER DIRK played in his 200th WHL career game in PRINCE ALBERT on December 14...COLLIN SHIRLEY has been named to TEAM WEST for the 2013 WORLD U-17 CHALLENGE in VICTORIAVILLE / DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC (December 29 – January 4).

INJURIES / TRANSACTION: Forward BROCK MONTGOMERY and Defensemen JOEY LEACH and TANNER MUTH will all be out of the ICE line up for one week with upper body injuries...KOOTENAY has called up Defenseman JORDAN STEENBERGEN (January 18, 1996 - Red Deer Chiefs - AMHL) for tomorrow night's game against RED DEER.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 33 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 20-10-1-2, after 34 games were 21-10-1-2 and after 35 games were 22-10-1-2.

UPCOMING TWO WEEKS:
Tuesday December 18 ICE @ Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
December 19-26 Christmas Break
Thursday December 27 Practice 12:00 - 2:00 pm Western Financial Place
Friday December 28 ICE vs Spokane 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday December 29 ICE @ Spokane 8:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday December 30 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Monday December 31 ICE vs Calgary 5:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Tuesday, December 11 – Kootenay 1 vs Kelowna 3 – Record 9-20-1-0 – Attendance: 2,171
Goal:
1 - Shirley (6) from O'Connor and Cable
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (30 Saves, 3 GA)

Friday, December 14 – Kootenay 5 @ Prince Albert 4 - SO – Record 10-20-1-0 – Attendance: 2,582
Goals:
1 - Philp (7) from Cable and Shirley
2 - Descheneau (6) from Reinhart and Vetterl
3 - Philp (8) from Shirley
4 - Reinhart (11) from Dirk and Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (35 Saves, 4 GA)

Saturday, December 15 – Kootenay 2 @ Saskatoon 5 – Record 10-21-1-0 – Attendance: 5,576
Goals:
1 - Philp (9) from Hubic and Dirk
2 - McPhee (5) from Dirk and O'Connor
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (36 Saves, 5 GA)

Sunday, December 16 – Kootenay 0 @ Swift Current 4 – Record 10-22-1-0 – Attendance: 2,084
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (50 Saves, 4 GA)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Swift Current 4 Kootenay 0 Game #33

Swift Current, Sask – Swift Current goalie Landon Bow made 20 saves for his 1st career win and shutout and Adam Lowry had 3 goals in a 4-0 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Sunday night.

The Broncos (15-17-3-2) opened the scoring early in the second period on a 2-on-1 break with Graham Black banging-in his own rebound.
The Broncos took a 2-0 lead with a Levi Bews shot going off the Adam Lowry’s skate into the net.
The ICE gave up a season high 24 shots against in the period.

Early in the third the Broncos made it 3-0 with Adam Lowry scoring with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
It’s the 20th time a player has had a multi-goal game against the ICE.
Lowry completed the hat-trick with a powerplay rebound goal

The ICE (10-22-1-0) have been shutout 3 times this season.

The ICE will visit Red Deer on Tuesday.

Because of injuries the ICE were one skater short of a complete line-up.
The ICE had no 20-year-olds and only 3 19-year-olds in the line-up.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Muth (6th game upper body 1-2 weeks), Brock Montgomery (5th game upper body 1-2 weeks), Joey Leach (7th game upper body 1-3 weeks).

Game Summary
Swift Current 15-17-3-2 Kootenay 10-22-1-0

1st Period-
No Scoring.Penalties-
No Penalties

2nd Period-
1, Swift Current, Black 15 (Cave, Gordon), 0:59.
2, Swift Current, Lowry 19 (Bews, Nedomlel), 9:26 (PP).
Penalties-Shirley Ktn (high sticking), 1:15; Hubic Ktn (cross checking), 8:50; Martin S.c (hooking), 14:04.

3rd Period-
3, Swift Current, Lowry 20 (Cave, Gordon), 0:33.
4, Swift Current, Lowry 21 (Spagrud, Gordon), 16:04 (PP).
Penalties-Simpson Ktn (interference), 1:19; Dirk Ktn (major-fighting), 6:03; LeSann S.c (major-fighting), 6:03; Prochazka Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 9:15; Mackay S.c (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 9:15; Hubic Ktn (high sticking), 15:54.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 4-6-10-20. Swift Current 12-24-18-54.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 1; Swift Current 2 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 10-15-0-0 (54 shots-50 saves). Swift Current, Bow 1-1-1-0 (20 shots-20 saves).
A-2,084
Referees-Curtis Howe (27), Nathan Wieler (18).
Linesmen-Jonny Bast (129), Brad Davie (14).

Trivia Game #33

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Swift Current is the smallest market in the CHL, what is their population?

ANSWER – Population 17,500. Trading area of 50,000.

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Kootenay @ Swift Current Game #33

The Kootenay ICE will visit Swift Current tonite in the 2nd meeting of the season.
Broncos lead the season series 1-0.
October 26th in Cranbrook – Broncos 5-2.
In that game the ICE set a Franchise Record with 26 shots on goal in a period.
Both clubs are coming off losses in Saskatoon, The ICE lost last night 5-2 and Friday the Broncos lost 4-3.
The ICE are playing their 3rd road game in 3 nights.
The Broncos are back home after going 2-4-0-0 on a 6-game road trip.
Last year the ICE lost both games in Swift Current by scores of 2-1 and 4-3.
ICE injuries – Joey Leach upper body 1-3 weeks, Tanner Muth upper body 1-2 weeks, Brock Montgomery upper body 1-2 weeks.
Broncos injuries – Brent Benson upper body week-to-week, Josh Derko lower body 4-6 weeks, Shea Howorko upper body indefinite, Reece Scarlett upper body day-to-day.
ICE – vs East Division 6-5-1-0, on Road 3-10-0-0, in December 2-5-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 2-0.
Broncos – vs Central Division 1-7-0-0, at Home 7-6-2-1, in December 3-4-0-0, in Overtime 1-3, in Shootouts 0-2.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 5:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 12 Montgomery
Assists – 18 Reinhart
Points – 29 Reinhart
Defenseman – 14 Dirk
Rookie – 17 Philp
PM – 60 Martin
+/- - +3 Leach
Goalies – Hoflin 3.34 .883%, Skapski 3.50 .886% 3 SO

Broncos
Goals – 18 Lowry
Assists – 23 Lowry
Points – 41 Lowry
Defenseman – 16 Scarlett
Rookie – 11 Martin
PM – 68 Nedomlel, Derko
+/- - +11 Bews
Goalies – Myland 2.02 .909% 1 SO, Bow 2.55 .916%, Laurikainen 2.55 .916%

Head to Head
ICE
Cable 1-1-2
O’Connor 0-2-2
Martin 1-0-1
Benoit 0-1-1
Skapski 0-1-0-0 5.00 .800%
PP – 14.3%
PK – 33.3%

Broncos
Scarlett 1-1-2
Nedomlel 0-2-2
Heatherington 1-0-1
Cave 1-0-1
Lund 1-0-1
Bews 1-0-1
Laurikainen 1-0-0-0 2.00 .951%

Streaks
Dirk – 2 games 0-3-3
Philp – 2 games 3-0-3, 4 of last 5 games 4-1-5

Home
Reinhart 9-10-19
Descheneau 4-10-14
Montgomery 7-5-12
Philp 3-7-10
Benoit 3-7-10
Shirley 6-2-8
O’Connor 4-4-8
Dirk 2-6-8
Cable – 2-6-8
Skapski 7-5-0-0 3.35 .885% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-6-1-0-0 3.39 .869%
PP – 14.8%
PK – 74.3%

Road
Reinhart 2-8-10
Descheneau 2-7-9
Philp 6-1-7
Montgomery 5-1-6
Dirk 0-6-6
Leach 0-5-5
Cable 1-3-4
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.02 .938%
Skapski 3-9-0-0 3.66 .886% 1 SO
PP – 10.0%
PK – 67.3%

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saskatoon 5 Kootenay 2 Game #32

Saskatoon, Sask – The Saskatoon Blades scored 3 thrid period powerplay goals in a 5-2 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Saturday night.

The Blades (19-14-0-1) opened the scoring while shorthanded as Nathan Burns stole the puck behind the ICE and fed defenseman Darren Dietz sneaking in from the bluline and he scored with a wrist shot high on the stick side.
It’s the 3rd shorthanded goal given up by the ICEand the 2nd against Saskatoon.
18 seconds later the ICE (10-21-1-0) tied the game with Jeff Hubic feeding Luke Philp as pass in the slot and he scored with a wrist shot through the goalies legs.
55 seconds later the Blades took a 2-1 lead with Matej Stansky receiving a back door pass and had an open net to extend his goal streak to 7 games.

In the third period the Blades were awarded 4 straight powerplay and scored on 3 of them to win the game.
Saskatoon made it 3-1 on the powerplay with Stransky getting his 2nd of the game from the high slot.
It’s the 19th time a player has had a multi-goal game against the ICE and the 3rd time a Blade has done it.
ICE got back within a goal with Zach McPhee ending a 10 game goaless streak.
Blades scored another powerplay goal with Mathew Pufahl open in the slot and then Nathan Burn was near the crease for a redirection.

The ICE will visit Swift Current on Sunday.

Because of injuries the ICE were one skater short of a complete line-up.
The ICE had no 20-year-olds and only 3 19-year-olds in the line-up.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Muth (5th game upper body 1-2 weeks), Brock Montgomery (4th game upper body 1-2 weeks), Joey Leach (6th game upper body 1-3 weeks).

Game Summary
Saskatoon 19-14-0-1 Kootenay 10-21-1-0

1st Period-
1, Saskatoon, Dietz 9 (Burns), 8:38 (SH).
2, Kootenay, Philp 9 (Hubic, Dirk), 8:56.
3, Saskatoon, Stransky 20 (Gwinner), 9:51.
Penalties-McColgan Sas (hooking), 6:43; served by Martin Ktn (too many men), 13:14.

2nd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Sutter Sas (high sticking), 2:50; Reinhart Ktn (roughing), 6:47; Siemens Sas (roughing, roughing), 6:47; Sutter Sas (checking from behind), 9:11; Descheneau Ktn (tripping), 13:08; Dirk Ktn (roughing), 20:00.

3rd Period-
4, Saskatoon, Stransky 21 (Burns, Nicholls), 1:25 (PP).
5, Kootenay, McPhee 5 (Dirk, O'Connor), 3:53.
6, Saskatoon, Pufahl 3 (McColgan, Dietz), 4:17 (PP).
7, Saskatoon, Burns 11 (McColgan, Nicholls), 13:33 (PP).
Penalties-O'Connor Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, game misconduct), 4:04; Revel Sas (major-fighting), 4:04; Hubic Ktn (hooking), 11:21; Faith Ktn (checking from behind), 11:55; Dirk Ktn (checking from behind, major-fighting), 15:41; Thrower Sas (instigator, major-fighting, game misconduct), 15:41; Faith Ktn (10-minute misconduct), 16:43; Siemens Sas (10-minute misconduct), 16:43.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 7-11-9-27. Saskatoon 13-12-16-41.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 4; Saskatoon 3 / 6.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 10-14-0-0 (41 shots-36 saves). Saskatoon, Moodie 4-1-0-0 (27 shots-25 saves).
A-5,576
Referees-Jonathan Spurgeon (7), Jon Stephenson (38).
Linesmen-Adam Bloski (43), Brent Tournier (113).

Trivia Game #32

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

When Saskatoon hosted the 1991 WJHC who were the top 3 players in the tournaments scoring race?

ANSWER – USA Doug Weight 21, Canada Eric Lindros 17, Russia Pavel Bure 15.

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Kootenay @ Saskatoon Game #32

The Kootenay ICE will visit Saskatoon tonite in the 3rd meeting of the season.
The season series is tied 1-1.
October 12th in Cranbrook – ICE 4-3
November 2nd in Cranbrook – Blades 3-2 OT
The ICE ended a 6-game road losing slide with a 5-4 overtime shootout win in Prince Albert last night.
The Blades have won 5 in a row after a 4-3 win over Swift Current last night.
ICE injuries – Joey Leach upper body 1-3 weeks, Tanner Muth upper body 1-2 weeks, Brock Montgomery upper body 1-2 weeks.
Blades injuries – Jessey Astles upper body indefinite, Kyle Schmidt upper body 1 month+, Brett Stovin upper body 3 weeks, Nick Zajac upper body 1 month+, Andrey Makarov WJHC Camp.
ICE – vs East Division 6-4-1-0, on Road 3-9-0-0, in December 2-4-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 2-0.
Blades – vs Central Division 5-4-0-1, at Home 5-7-0-0, in December 5-2-0-0, in Overtime 3-0, in Shootouts 1-1.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 5:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 12 Montgomery
Assists – 18 Reinhart
Points – 29 Reinhart
Defenseman – 12 Dirk
Rookie – 16 Philp
PM – 60 Martin
+/- - +3 Leach
Goalies – Hoflin 3.34 .883%, Skapski 3.44 .886% 3 SO

Blades
Goals – 26 Nicholls
Assists – 23 McColgan
Points – 42 Nicholls
Defenseman – 17 Dietz, Pufahl
Rookie – 12 Revel
PM – 81 Sutter
+/- - +12 Thrower
Goalies – Makarov 2.84 .908% 4 SO, Moodie 5.40 .843%

Head to Head
ICE
Montgomery 2-1-3
Reinhart 1-1-2
Dirk 1-1-2
Benoit 1-1-1
Descheneau 0-2-2
Boyd 1-0-1
Hoflin 0-0-1-0 2.85 .850%
Skapski 1-0-0-0 3.00 .900%
PP – 12.5%
PK – 100.0%

Blades
Nicholls 4-2-6
McColgan 2-2-4
Stransky 0-3-3
Makarov 1-1-0-0 2.94 .906%

Streaks
Shirley - 2 games 1-2-3
Cable – 2 games 0-2-2

Home
Reinhart 9-10-19
Descheneau 4-10-14
Montgomery 7-5-12
Philp 3-7-10
Benoit 3-7-10
Shirley 6-2-8
O’Connor 4-4-8
Dirk 2-6-8
Cable – 2-6-8
Skapski 7-5-0-0 3.35 .885% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-6-1-0-0 3.39 .869%
PP – 14.8%
PK – 74.3%

Road
Reinhart 2-8-10
Descheneau 2-7-9
Montgomery 5-1-6
Philp 5-1-6
Leach 0-5-5
Cable 1-3-4
Dirk 0-4-4
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.02 .938%
Skapski 3-8-0-0 3.54 .887% 1 SO
PP – 10.9%
PK – 69.8%

Friday, December 14, 2012

Kootenay 5 Prince Albert 4 SO Game #31

Prince Albert, Sask – The Kootenay ICE came back from a 2 goal deficit to beat 5-4 in an overtime shootout in WHL action on Friday night.

The ICE (10-20-1-0) opened the scoring with Luke Philp getting a one-time slap shot after receiving a pass from behind the net pass from Levi Cable.
The ICE made it 2-0 with Jaedon Descheneau turning a 2-on-2 into a partial breakaway and scored with a wrist shot.
Late in the period the Raiders (21-11-0-3) scored 3 goals in a span of 2:20 with Zach Hodder, Reid Gardiner and Dakota Conroy getting the goals.

In the second period the Raiders took a 4-2 l;ead with a on-time shot from Mike Winther.
ICE got that back on a 2-on-1 break with Collin Shirley feeding Luke Philp for a wrist shot high on the glove side.
It’s the 2nd multi-goal game while Collin Shirley and Austin Vetterl each got their 1st multi-point games.

In the third period the ICE tied the game with Sam Reinhart finding the net with a spinaround wrist shot.

The shooutout went 6 round with Levi Cable scoring the only goal.
Mackenzie Skapski went 6-for-6 in saves and is 8-for-8 this season.

The ICE ended a 6 game road losing steak.
Jagger Dirk played in career game #200 and is the 28th player to reach that milestone for the ICE.

The ICE will visit Saskatoon on Saturday.

Because of injuries the ICE were one skater short of a complete line-up.
The ICE had no 20-year-olds and only 3 19-year-olds in the line-up.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Muth (4th game upper body 1-2 weeks), Brock Montgomery (3rd game upper body 1-2 weeks), Joey Leach (5th game upper body 1-3 weeks).

Game Summary
Prince Albert 21-11-0-3 Kootenay 10-20-1-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Philp 7 (Cable, Shirley), 6:02.
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 6 (Reinhart, Vetterl), 9:48.
3, Prince Albert, Hodder 2 (Daae, Vanstone), 16:57.
4, Prince Albert, Gardiner 6 (Winther, McNeill), 17:16.
5, Prince Albert, Conroy 14 (Bardaro, McVeigh), 19:14 (PP).
Penalties-Morrissey P.a (hooking), 12:15; Faith Ktn (hooking), 18:54.

2nd Period-
6, Prince Albert, Winther 14 (Braid), 10:09.
7, Kootenay, Philp 8 (Shirley, Vetterl), 13:55.
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (high sticking), 1:59; Martin Ktn (charging, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 8:02; Ruopp P.a (major-fighting), 8:02; Descheneau Ktn (hooking), 10:58; Hodder P.a (holding opp. stick), 10:58; Bardaro P.a (cross checking), 19:33.

3rd Period-
8, Kootenay, Reinhart 11 (Dirk, Descheneau), 9:10.
Penalties-Philp Ktn (inter. on goaltender), 0:35; Braid P.a (checking to the head), 10:05; Perreaux P.a (tripping), 11:42.

OT Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-No Penalties

Shootout - Kootenay 1 (Philp NG, Reinhart NG, Descheneau NG, Benoit NG, Shirley NG, Cable G),
Prince Albert 0 (McNeill NG, Morrissey NG, Conroy NG, Gardiner NG, Winther NG, Bardaro NG).
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 13-7-10-1-1-32. Prince Albert 12-14-10-3-0-39.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 4; Prince Albert 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 11-13-0-0 (39 shots-35 saves). Prince Albert, Siemens 20-10-0-3 (31 shots-27 saves).
A-2,582
Referees-Adam Byblow (23), Kevin Shmyr (22).
Linesmen-Derek Craig (63), Jarett Gelowitz (45).

Trivia Game #31

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which 2 Prince Albert Raiders were 1st overall picks in the NHL Draft?

ANSWER – The Raiders boast two 1st overall draft picks, Mike Modano 1988 Minnesota North Stars and Chris Phillips 1996 Ottawa.

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Kootenay @ Prince Albert Game #31

The Kootenay ICE will visit Prince Albert tonite in the 3rd meeting of the season.
The season series is tied 1-1.
October 7th in Cranbrook – Raiders 5-3
December 7th in Cranbrook – ICE 3-2
The ICE have lost 5 of the last 6 games and are coming off a 3-1 loss to Kelowna on Tuesday.
Kootenay has lost their last 6 road games.
The Raiders played in Regina last night and lost 3-0.
ICE injuries – Joey Leach upper body 1-3 weeks, Tanner Muth upper body 1-2 weeks, Brock Montgomery upper body 1-2 weeks.
Raiders injuries – None, Evan Morden game 3 of 4 game suspension for hit to the head major on Brock Montgomery, Leon Draisaitl WJHC Camp, Jonas Knutsen WJHC Camp, Mark McNeill WJHC Camp.
ICE – vs East Division 5-4-1-0, on Road 2-9-0-0, in December 1-4-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-0.
Raiders – vs Central Division 9-3-0-0, at Home 0-0-0-0, in December 2-2-0-0, in Overtime 1-0, in Shootouts 3-2.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 5:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 12 Montgomery
Assists – 17 Reinhart
Points – 27 Reinhart
Defenseman – 11 Dirk
Rookie – 14 Philp
PM – 53 Martin, Hubic
+/- - +3 Leach
Goalies – Hoflin 3.39 .879%, Skapski 3.43 .886% 3 SO

Raiders
Goals – 13 McNeill, Winther, Conroy
Assists – 25 McNeill
Points – 38 McNeill
Defenseman – 25 Morrissey
Rookie – 28 Draisaitl
PM – 52 Ruopp
+/- - +22 Winther
Goalies – Siemens 2.56 .914% 30 SO, Desautels 3.97 .872%

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 1-3-4
Descheneau 1-2-3
Montgomery 2-0-2
Boyd 1-0-1
Cable 1-0-1
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.06 .846%
Skapski 1-0-0-0 3.75 .894%
PP – 12.5%
PK – 80.0%

Raiders
Danyluk 2-1-3
Vandane 2-1-3
Morrissey 1-2-3
Draisaitl 1-1-2
McNeil 0-2-2
Desautels 1-1-0-0 3.01 .893%

Home
Reinhart 9-10-19
Descheneau 4-10-14
Montgomery 7-5-12
Philp 3-7-10
Benoit 3-7-10
Shirley 6-2-8
O’Connor 4-4-8
Dirk 2-6-8
Cable – 2-6-8
Skapski 7-5-0-0 3.35 .885% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-6-1-0-0 3.39 .869%
PP – 14.8%
PK – 74.3%

Road
Reinhart 1-7-8
Descheneau 1-6-7
Montgomery 5-1-6
Leach 0-5-5
Philp 3-1-4
Prochazka 2-1-3
Cable 1-2-3
Dirk 0-3-3
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.02 .938%
Skapski 2-8-0-0 3.52 .886% 1 SO
PP – 11.9%
PK – 69.2%

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pics Of The Game

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Kelowna 3 Kootenay 1 Game #30

Cranbrook, BC – The Kelowna Rockets scored 3 goals in the third period for a 3-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Tuesday night.

The ICE (9-20-1-0) opened the scoring in the second period while on the powerplay with Collin Shirley near the net to redirect a pass from the corner from Kyle O’Connor.

The Rockets (20-9-1-1) scored 2 goals 95 seconds apart to take a 2-1 lead with a powerplay goal from Tyson Baillie and an even strength marker from Colten Martin.
Baillie added an insurance marker before the ICE had a chance to pull their goalie for an extra attacker.

The game was the start of a 5-game road trip for the Rockets.
The ICE will start a 4-game road trip with a visit to Prince Albert on Friday.

Because of injuries the ICE were one skater short of a complete line-up.
The ICE had no 20-year-olds and only 3 19-year-olds in the line-up.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Muth (3rd game upper body 1-2 weeks), Brock Montgomery (2nd game upper body 1-2 weeks), Joey Leach (4th game upper body 1-3 weeks).

Game Summary
Kelowna 20-9-1-1 Kootenay 9-20-1-0

1st Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-McKinlay Kel (major-fighting), 7:21; Vetterl Ktn (major-fighting), 7:21; Baillie Kel (hooking), 15:09; Wheaton Kel (tripping), 17:42.

2nd Period-
1, Kootenay, Shirley 6 (O'Connor, Cable), 1:37 (PP).
Penalties-Olsen Kel (tripping), 1:20; Severson Kel (interference), 13:32; McPhee Ktn (interference), 14:54.

3rd Period-
2, Kelowna, Baillie 9 (Chartier, Bell), 12:42 (PP).
3, Kelowna, Martin 2 (Fowlie, Severson), 14:17.
4, Kelowna, Baillie 10 18:35.
Penalties-Baillie Kel (slashing), 1:56; Simpson Ktn (interference), 11:25; Faith Ktn (holding), 16:12.

Shots on Goal-Kelowna 4-16-13-33. Kootenay 9-14-7-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Kelowna 1 / 3; Kootenay 1 / 5.
Goalies-Kelowna, Cooke 14-8-1-1 (30 shots-29 saves). Kootenay, Hoflin 0-7-1-0 (33 shots-30 saves).
A-2,171
Referees-Chris Crich (20), Colin Stefanyk (14).
Linesmen-Sean Donnelly (109), Ian Shaver (74).

Trivia Game #30

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Kelowna Coach Ryan Huska is one of 3 players to win 3 Memorial Cups with the 1990’s Blazers. Who were the other 2 players?

ANSWER – Darcy Tucker and Tyson Nash.

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Kelowna @ Kootenay Game #30

The Kootenay ICE will host Kelowna tonite in the only meeting of the season.
Last year in Kelowna the ICE won 4-0.
The last meeting in Cranbrook was February 22/11 and the ICE won 4-2.
The ICE have lost 5 of the last 6 games and are coming off a 6-1 loss in Lethbridge on Saturday.
The ICE have won 4 of their last 5 home games.
The Rockets have won 7 of their last 8 games.
ICE injuries – Joey Leach upper body 1-3 weeks, Tanner Muth upper body 1-2 weeks, Brock Montgomery upper body 1-2 weeks.
Rockets injuries – Mitchell Chapman lower body 3 weeks, MacKenzie Johnston lower body 2 weeks, Colton Sissons upper body indefinite, Suspension Henrik Nyberg 2 games remaining.
ICE – vs BC Division 0-3-0-0, at Home 7-10-1-0, in December 1-3-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-0.
Rockets – vs Central Division 4-1-0-1, on Road 6-7-1-1, in December 2-1-0-0, in Overtime 0-1, in Shootouts 0-1.

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 – 12 Montgomery
Assists – 17 Reinhart
Points – 27 Reinhart
Defenseman – 11 Dirk
Rookie – 14 Philp
PM – 53 Martin, Hubic
+/- - +3 Leach
Goalies – Hoflin 3.39 .879%, Skapski 3.43 .886% 3 SO

Rockets
Goals – 18 Bell
Assists – 26 Bell
Points – 44 Bell
Defenseman – 14 Bowey, Severson
Rookie – 16 Chartier
PM – 46 Olsen
+/- - +25 Bell
Goalies – Whistle 1.57 .942% 1 SO, Cooke 2.73 .901% 3 SO

Streaks
Philp – 2 games 1-1-2
Reinhart – 2 games 1-1-2

Home
Reinhart 9-10-19
Descheneau 4-10-14
Montgomery 7-5-12
Philp 3-7-10
Benoit 3-7-10
Dirk 2-6-8
Shirley 5-2-7
O’Connor 4-3-7
Cable – 2-5-7
Skapski 7-5-0-0 3.35 .885% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.45 .859%
PP – 14.5%
PK – 74.6%

Road
Reinhart 1-7-8
Descheneau 1-6-7
Montgomery 5-1-6
Leach 0-5-5
Philp 3-1-4
Prochazka 2-1-3
Cable 1-2-3
Dirk 0-3-3
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.02 .938%
Skapski 2-8-0-0 3.52 .886% 1 SO
PP – 11.9%
PK – 69.2%

Monday, December 10, 2012

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 9-19-1-0 record (7-10-1-0 at home, 2-9-0-0 on the road, 1-1 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will play four of their next five games on the road before breaking for Christmas (December 19 - 27).

KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS:
December 19 to December 26 CLOSED
Thursday December 27 8:30 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday December 28 8:30 am – End of Game
Monday December 31 8:30 am – End of Game
Tuesday January 1 CLOSED
Wednesday January 2 Regular office hours resume

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are available to purchase at the ICE Office…You get seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility...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.

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 at the Kootenay ICE Office.

DID YOU KNOW: TANNER FAITH recorded his first WHL career assist on December 7 against PRINCE ALBERT...SAM REINHART played in his 100th WHL career game on December 8 in LETHBRIDGE...JAGGER DIRK, who needs to play in two more games to reach 200, recorded his 50th WHL career assist against the HURRICANES on December 8...COLLIN SHIRLEY has been named to TEAM WEST for the 2013 WORLD U-17 CHALLENGE in VICTORIAVILLE / DRUMMONDVILLE, QUEBEC (December 29 – January 4).

INJURIES: Defenseman JOEY LEACH will be out of the KOOTENAY line up one to three weeks with an upper body injury...Defenseman TANNER MUTH and Forward BROCK MONTGOMERY will both be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with upper body injuries.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 29 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 19-7-1-2, after 30 games 19-8-1-2 and after 31 games 19-9-1-2.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday December 11 ICE vs Kelowna 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday December 12 Practice 3:45 - 5: 45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday December 13 Travel Day
Friday December 14 ICE @ Prince Albert 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday December 15 ICE @ Saskatoon 6:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday December 16 ICE @ Swift Current 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-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:

Tuesday, December 4 – Kootenay 1 vs Calgary 6 – Record 8-18-1-0 – Attendance: 2,101
Goal:
1 - O'Connor (5) from Vetterl and Cable
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (35 Saves, 6 GA)

Friday, December 7 – Kootenay 3 vs Prince Albert 2 – Record 9-18-1-0 – Attendance: 2,282
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (5) from Philp and Hubic
2 - Cable (3) from Martin and Faith
3 - Reinhart (10) from Descheneau and Benoit
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (37 Saves, 2 GA)

Saturday, December 8 – Kootenay 1 @ Lethbridge 6 – Record 9-19-1-0 – Attendance: 4,912
Goal:
1 - Philp (6) from Reinhart and Dirk
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (28 Saves, 6 GA)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Lethbridge 6 Kootenay 1 Game #29

Lethbridge, Alb – The Lethbridge Hurricanes scored 3 goals in the first and second periods in a 6-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Saturday night.

The Hurricanes (16-14-1-4) scored their Teddy Bear goal early in the first period with Brady Ramsay near the crease to lift the puck into the net.
Lethbridge made it 2-0 on the powerplay with Graham Hood near the crease for a one time shot.
On another powerplay Lethbridge made it 3-0 with Jay Merkley alone in the slot for the goal.

In the second period the ICE (9-19-1-0) got on the board with a powerplay goal from Luke Philp.
Lethbridge replied with 3 straight goals from Jaimen Yakubowski, Brady Ramsay and Russell Maxwell.
Ramsay is the 17th player to have a multi-goal game against the ICE.

The Hurricanes are 6-for-11 on the PP against the ICE this season.
The ICE have lost 6 straight road games.

The ICE will host Kelowna on Tuesday.

Because of injuries the ICE were one skater short of a complete line-up.
The ICE had no 20-year-olds and only 3 19-year-olds in the line-up.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Muth (2nd game upper body indefinite), Brock Montgomery (1st game upper body indefinite), Joey Leach (2nd game upper body 2-4 weeks).

Game Summary
Lethbridge 16-14-1-4 Kootenay 9-19-1-0

1st Period-
1, Lethbridge, Ramsay 7 (Hood, Mckechnie), 5:07.
2, Lethbridge, Hood 5 (Mckechnie, Ramsay), 8:15 (PP).
3, Lethbridge, Merkley 14 (Watson, Johnston), 14:08 (PP).
Penalties-Ramsay Let (interference), 5:37; Dirk Ktn (interference), 8:04; Boyd Ktn (boarding), 13:59.

2nd Period-
4, Kootenay, Philp 6 (Reinhart, Dirk), 7:54 (PP).
5, Lethbridge, Yakubowski 19 (Blomqvist, Maxwell), 10:45.
6, Lethbridge, Ramsay 8 (Hood, Mckechnie), 15:59.
7, Lethbridge, Maxwell 18 (Johnston, Yakubowski), 17:12 (PP).
Penalties-Sofillas Let (hooking), 7:44; Hubic Ktn (tripping), 16:40; Faith Ktn (major-fighting), 17:59; Harper Let (cross checking, major-fighting), 17:59.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Hood Let (tripping), 0:34; Thomas Ktn (delay of game), 17:24.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 4-11-5-20. Lethbridge 10-13-10-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 4; Lethbridge 3 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 9-13-0-0 (33 shots-27 saves). Lethbridge, Tai 2-1-0-0 (20 shots-19 saves).
A-4,921
Referees-Clayton Hall (42), Chad Williams (60).
Linesmen-Ian Shaver (74), Justin Slimm (105).

Trivia Game #29

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What year did the Hurricanes win their only WHL Championship?

ANSWER – 1997.

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Kootenay @ Lethbridge Game #29

The Kootenay ICE will visit Lethbridge tonite in the 2nd meeting of the season.
Lethbridge leads the series 1-0
September 29th in Cranbrook – Hurricanes 4-2
The ICE ended a 3 game losing streak with a 3-2 win over Prince Albert last night.
The ICE have lost 5 road games in a row.
The Hurricanes lost 8-7 in an overtime shootout to Medicine Hat last night.
Lethbridge is 2-1-0-2 in their last 5 games
ICE injuries – Joey Leach upper body 2-4 weeks.
Hurricanes injuries – Reid Duke upper body 1 week, Tyler Wong upper body 1 week.
ICE – vs Central Division 4-8-0-0, on Road 2-8-0-0, in December 1-2-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-0.
Hurricanes – vs Central Division 4-5-0-3, at Home 10-6-1-2, in December 1-1-0-2, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-4.

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

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 12 Montgomery
Assists – 16 Reinhart, Descheneau
Points – 26 Reinhart
Defenseman – 10 Leach, Dirk
Rookie – 13 Philp
PM – 53 Martin
+/- - +3 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 3.31 .889% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.39 .879%

Hurricanes
Goals – 18 Yakubowski
Assists – 19 Johnston
Points – 34 Maxwell
Defenseman – 25 Johnston
Rookie – 20 Blomqvist
PM – 87 Yakubowski
+/- - +10 Hackman
Goalies – Rimmer 2.81 .917% 1 SO, Tai 1-1-0-0 4.00 .860%

Head to Head
ICE
Montgomery 1-1-2
Reinhart 0-2-2
Dirk 1-0-1
Benoit 0-1-1
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 4.18 .862%
PP – 50.0%
PK – 57.1%

Hurricanes
Maxwell 2-2-4
Johnston 1-1-2
Yakubowski 1-0-1
Rimmer 1-0-0-0 2.00 .899%

Home
Reinhart 9-10-19
Descheneau 4-10-14
Montgomery 7-5-12
Philp 3-7-10
Benoit 3-7-10
Dirk 2-6-8
Shirley 5-2-7
O’Connor 4-3-7
Cable – 2-5-7
Skapski 7-5-0-0 3.35 .885% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.45 .859%
PP – 14.5%
PK – 74.6%

Road
Descheneau 1-6-7
Reinhart 1-6-7
Montgomery 5-1-6
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 2-7-0-0 3.24 .894% 1 SO
PP – 10.5%
PK – 74.3%

Friday, December 7, 2012

Pics Of The Game

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Kootenay 3 Prince Albert 2 Game #28

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forward Jaedon Descheneau had 1 goal and 1 assist in a 3-2 win over the Prince Albert Raiders in WHL action on Friday night.

Descheneau also had an assist for a 2 point game while Mackenzie Skapski made 37 saves.

The ICE (9-18-1-0) scored the first goal of the game on Teddy Bear Night on a 2-on-1 break with Jaedon Descheneau scoring with a forehand deke.
Less than 2 minutes later Tanner Faith got first career assist with a slap shot from the blueline that was deflected by Levi Cable.

Late in the period the Raiders (20-10-0-2) scored with a slapshot from the point from Davis Vandane.

Early in the third period the ICE made it 3-1 with a wrist shot from the slot from Sam Reinhart who beat the goalie high on the glove side.
The Raiders were then awarded 3 straight powerplays and got a goal from defenseman Josh Morrissey.
The Ice then received 3 straight powerplays and in the final 90 seconds the Raiders had 2 odd man rushes but failed to tie the game.
Brock Montgomery left the game after Evan Morden received a 5-minute major for a check to the head with 1:50 left in the game.

The win ends the ICE losing streak at 3 games.

The ICE will visit Lethbridge on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – Tanner Muth (1st game upper body indefinite), Joey Leach (2nd game upper body 2-4 weeks).

Game Summary
Prince Albert 20-10-0-2 Kootenay 9-18-1-0

1st Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Faith Ktn (hooking), 5:01; Vanstone P.a (hooking), 13:54.

2nd Period-
1, Kootenay, Descheneau 5 (Philp, Hubic), 7:51.
2, Kootenay, Cable 3 (Martin, Faith), 9:33.
3, Prince Albert, Vandane 5 (Morrissey, McNeill), 17:23.
Penalties-Morrissey P.a (roughing), 6:46; Reinhart Ktn (roughing), 6:46; Faith Ktn (roughing), 9:57.

3rd Period-
4, Kootenay, Reinhart 10 (Descheneau, Benoit), 0:45.
5, Prince Albert, Morrissey 8 (Vandane), 11:16 (PP).
Penalties-McNeill P.a (slashing), 9:22; Philp Ktn (interference), 10:08; Faith Ktn (hooking), 10:52; Hubic Ktn (tripping), 12:16; Conroy P.a (boarding, major-fighting), 14:52; McPhee Ktn (major-fighting), 14:52; Morden P.a (checking to the head, major-fighting, game misconduct), 18:10; Martin Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, game misconduct), 18:10; Morrissey P.a (holding), 19:56.

Shots on Goal-Prince Albert 10-14-15-39. Kootenay 12-8-7-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Prince Albert 1 / 5; Kootenay 0 / 4.
Goalies-Prince Albert, Desautels 1-2-0-0 (27 shots-24 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 8-13-0-0 (39 shots-37 saves).
A-2,282
Referees-Brett Iverson (24).
Linesmen-Aidan Henderson (78), Michael Roberts (87).

Trivia Game #28

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who scored the Teddy Bear goal for the ICE last year?

ANSWER – Elgin Pearce scored the goal against Medicine Hat.

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Prince Albert @ Kootenay Game #28

The Kootenay ICE will host Prince Albert tonite in the 2nd meeting of the season.
Prince Albert leads the series 1-0
October 7th in Cranbrook – Raiders 5-3
The ICE have lost 3 games in a row and 6 of their last 7 games but have also won 3 of their last 4 home games.
The Raiders lost 7-4 to Spokane on Tuesday.
For the ICE it's their 5th straight game against one of the elite teams in the East Conference. (2 with Edmonton and 2 against Calgary)
The season has been an exciting one for the Raiders who have missed the playoffs in 4 of the last 5 years and have made it past the 1st round of the playoffs once in the last 12 years.
ICE injuries – Joey Leach upper body 2-4 weeks.
Raiders injuries – Joey Santuccia lower body week-to-week.
ICE – vs East Division 4-4-1-0, at Home 6-10-1-0, in December 0-2-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-0.
Raiders – vs Central Division 8-2-0-0, on Road 10-4-0-0, in December 1-1-0-0, in Overtime 1-0, in Shootouts 3-2.
Tonite is A&W Bear, Toque and Mitten Toss Night.
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.

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 – 12 Montgomery
Assists – 16 Reinhart
Points – 25 Reinhart
Defenseman – 10 Leach, Dirk
Rookie – 12 Philp
PM – 49 Hubic
+/- - +3 Montgomery
Goalies – Skapski 3.37 .885% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.39 .879%

Raiders
Goals – 13 Winther
Assists – 24 McNeill
Points – 36 McNeill
Defenseman – 22 Morrissey
Rookie – 27 Draisaitl
PM – 52 Ruopp
+/- - +21 Winther
Goalies – Siemens 2.64 .912% 1 SO, Desautels 4.35 .866%

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 0-3-3
Montgomery 2-0-2
Boyd 1-0-1
Descheneau 0-1-1
Dirk 0-1-1
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 3.06 .846%
Skapski 0-0-0-0 9.00 .625%
PP – 25.0%
PK – 80.0%

Raiders
Danyluk 2-1-3
Draisaitl 1-1-2
Lange 1-0-1
Vandane 1-0-1
Desautels 1-0-0-0 3.00 .897%

Home
Reinhart 8-10-18
Montgomery 7-5-12
Descheneau 3-9-12
Philp 3-6-9
Benoit 3-6-9
Dirk 2-6-8
Shirley 5-2-7
O’Connor 4-3-7
Cable – 1-5-6
Hoflin 0-5-1-0-0 3.45 .859%
Skapski 6-5-0-0 3.47 .878% 2 SO
PP – 15.3%
PK – 74.2%

Road
Descheneau 1-6-7
Reinhart 1-6-7
Montgomery 5-1-6
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 2-7-0-0 3.24 .894% 1 SO
PP – 10.5%
PK – 74.3%

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pics Of The Game

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Calgary 6 Kootenay 1 Game #27

Cranbrook, BC – The Calgary Hitmen swept a home and home against the Kootenay ICE with a 6-1 win in WHL action on Tuesday night.

The loss ended the ICE home winning streak at 3 games and have now lost 6 of their last 7 games.
Calgary has won 5 straight road games and have won 11 of their last 13.

Brooks Macek led the attack with a goal and a 2 assists, Greg Chase had 2 goals and Viktor Rask and 1 goal and 2 assists.

The ICE (8-18-1-0) opened the scoring with Kyle O’Connor scoring with a wrist shot from the middle slot.
11 seconds later the Hitmen (19-6-1-2) tied the game with Pavlo Padakin alone near the crease.
Calgary took a 2-1 lead on a powerplay goal by Viktor Rask.
The Hitmen quickly made it 3-1 with Greg Chase alone in the slot for his 3rd goal against the ICE this week.

Early in the second period Carson Samoridny was alone in front of the net and scored with a wrist shot on the stick side.
The Hitmen created another turnover in the ICE zone and a quick passing play found Brooks Macek for wide open net goal.

In the third period Greg Chase scored his 2nd of the game, 4th against the ICE this week and 7th of the season.
It’s the 16th time an opposition player has scored 2 goals in a game against the ICE.

The crowd was the smallest in Franchsie history.
Earlier in the day the league named Calgary goalie Chris Driedger the WHL Goalie of the Month for November.

The ICE will host Prince Albert on Friday.

ICE Scratches – Joey Leach (1st game upper body 2-4 weeks), Jakub Prochazka.

Game Summary
Calgary 19-6-1-2 Kootenay 8-18-1-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, O'Connor 5 (McPhee, Cable), 9:16.
2, Calgary, Padakin 8 (Macek, Brassart), 9:27.
3, Calgary, Rask 2 (Roach, Macek), 10:27 (PP).
4, Calgary, Chase 6 (Hurley, Clayton), 11:18.
Penalties-Roach Cal (interference), 3:21; Martin Ktn (high sticking), 10:05; Samoridny Cal (delay of game), 13:26.

2nd Period-
5, Calgary, Samoridny 5 (Sylvester, Rask), 3:50.
6, Calgary, Macek 12 (Brassart), 9:41.
Penalties-Helgesen Cal (slashing), 11:14; Henry Cal (hooking), 13:33.

3rd Period-
7, Calgary, Chase 7 (Rask, Sylvester), 10:31.
Penalties-Humphries Cal (cross checking), 14:56; McPhee Ktn (slashing), 18:14; Benoit Ktn (cross checking), 18:55.

Shots on Goal-Calgary 12-15-14-41. Kootenay 8-16-7-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 1 / 3; Kootenay 0 / 5.
Goalies-Calgary, Shields 4-2-0-1 (31 shots-30 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 8-12-0-0 (41 shots-35 saves).
A-2,101
Referees-Matt Kirk (4), Colin Stefanyk (14).
Linesmen-Sean Donnelly (109), Ian Shaver (74).

Trivia Game #27

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which 3 former ICE players have the most career shootout goals?

ANSWER – Dustin Sylvester 12, Max Reinhart 11, Jesse Ismond 7.
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Calgary @ Kootenay Game #27

The Kootenay ICE will host Calgary tonite in the 4th meeting of the season.
Calgary leads the season series 2-1.
September 22nd in Calgary – Hitmen 5-1
November 11th in Calgary – ICE 4-0
December 2nd in Calgary – Hitmen 4-1
This is the second half of a home-and-home and is the first meeting in Cranbrook this season.
The ICE have won 3 straight home games.
The Hitmen have won 4 straight road games and have the best road record in the WHL
ICE injuries – Joey Leach upper body 2-4 weeks.
Hitmen injuries – Calder Brooks upper body indefinite.
ICE – vs Central Division 4-7-0-0, at Home 6-9-1-0, in December 0-1-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-0.
Hitmen – vs Central Division 10-2-1-1, on Road 9-1-0-1, in December 1-0-0-0, in Overtime 2-1, in Shootouts 2-2.

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 – 12 Montgomery
Assists – 16 Reinhart
Points – 25 Reinhart
Defenseman – 10 Leach, Dirk
Rookie – 12 Philp
PM – 49 Hubic
+/- - +6 Montgomery
Goalies – Skapski 3.23 .887% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.39 .879%

Hitmen
Goals – 16 Sylvester
Assists – 19 Macek
Points – 30 Macek
Defenseman – 20 Roach
Rookie – 12 Padakin
PM – 75 Henry
+/- - +17 Roach
Goalies – Driedger 2.26 .922% 1 SO, Shields 3.61 .876%

Head to Head
ICE
Montgomery 4-0-4
Reinhart 0-4-4
Leach 0-2-2
Descheneau 0-2-2
McPhee 1-0-1
Philp 1-0-1
Skapski 1-2-0-0 3.00 .883% 1 SO
PP – 14.3%
PK – 88.3%

Hitmen
Macek 1-3-4
Jones 2-1-3
Chaze 2-1-3
Henry 1-2-3
Brassart 0-3-3
Driedger 2-0-0-0 1.00 .957%
Shields 0-1-0-0 3.01 .897%

Streaks
Montgomery - 4 games 4-2-6

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 1-6-7
Montgomery 5-1-6
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 2-7-0-0 3.24 .894% 1 SO
PP – 10.5%
PK – 74.3%

Monday, December 3, 2012

From The ICE Office

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.

UPCOMING WEEK:
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
Goals:
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
Goal:
1 - Montgomery (12) from Reinhart
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 4 GA)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Calgary 4 Kootenay 1 Game #26

Calgary, Alb – Calgary Hitmen forward Greg Chase had 2 goals and 1 assist in a 4-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Sunday afternoon.

The Hitmen (18-6-1-2) scored their Teddy Bear goal late in the first period on a backdoor pass to Pavlo Padakin.

Early in the second period the Hitmen scored with defenseman Alex Roach near the crease for a rebound goal.
The ICE (8-16-1-0) scored on a late period powerplay with Brock Montgomery scored his team leading 7th PPG off a Sam Reinhart shot that hit the post.

In the third period Greg Chase scored 2 powerplay goals to give them a 4-1 win.

The ICE will host Calgary on Tuesday.

Brock Montgomery returned after missing 5 games.
Joey Leach played in career game #236 which tied him with Jason Jaffray for 19th in Franchise history.
Close to reaching some milestones are Jagger Dirk with 195 games and Sam Reinhart with 97.
ICE Scratches – Jaedon Descheneau (3rd game team suspension), Jordyn Boyd.

Game Summary
Calgary 18-6-1-2 Kootenay 8-17-1-0

1st Period-
1, Calgary, Padakin 7 (Macek, Brassart), 13:27.
Penalties-Henry Cal (elbowing), 6:23; Sylvester Cal (tripping), 19:40.

2nd Period-
2, Calgary, Roach 7 (Macek, Jones), 2:00.
3, Kootenay, Montgomery 12 (Reinhart), 15:26 (PP).
Penalties-Simpson Ktn (major-fighting), 2:08; Rissling Cal (major-fighting), 2:08; Sylvester Cal (interference), 2:27; Kosterman Cal (holding), 2:54; O'Connor Ktn (hooking), 6:03; served by Lang Cal (too many men), 8:01; Hurley Cal (boarding), 14:43; McPhee Ktn (hooking), 19:40.

3rd Period-
4, Calgary, Chase 4 (Brassart, Helgesen), 1:28 (PP).
5, Calgary, Chase 5 (Roach, Humphries), 10:01 (PP).
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (roughing), 9:15; Rask Cal (interference), 13:34; Samoridny Cal (delay of game), 15:01; Dirk Ktn (major-fighting), 19:04; Hurley Cal (major-fighting), 19:04.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 9-7-3-19. Calgary 10-13-6-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 8; Calgary 2 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 8-11-0-0 (29 shots-25 saves). Calgary, Driedger 15-4-1-1 (19 shots-18 saves).
A-16,992
Referees-Kevin Bennett (29), Devin Klein (9).
Linesmen-Jared Mackey (52), Scott Sharun (103).

Trivia Game #26

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which former Hitmen is the only player to have his number retired by the club?

ANSWER – #20 Brad Moran who played 356 career games from 1995-00.

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Kootenay @ Calgary Game #26

The Kootenay ICE will visit Calgary this afternoon 3rd meeting of the season.
Season series is tied 1-1.
September 22nd in Calgary – Hitmen 5-1
November 11th in Calgary – ICE 4-0
This is the first half of a home-and-home with the rematch Tuesday in Cranbrook.
The ICE are coming off a 2-0 loss in Edmonton on Friday and had a November record of 4-7-1-0.
The Hitmen loss 4-0 to Saskatoon on Friday and went 9-2-0-0 in November.
ICE injuries – Brock Montgomery upper body 1 week.
Hitmen injuries – Calder Brook upper body indefinite, Darian Henry upper body day-to-day, Alex Roach lower body day-to-day.
ICE – vs Central Division 4-6-0-0, on Road 2-7-0-0, in December 0-0-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 1-0.
Hitmen – vs Central Division 9-2-1-1, at Home 8-5-1-1, in December 0-0-0-0, in Overtime 2-1, in Shootouts 2-2.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 1:30 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 3.19 .889% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.39 .879%

Hitmen
Goals – 16 Sylvester
Assists – 17 Macek
Points – 28 Macek
Defenseman – 18 Roach
Rookie – 11 Padakin
PM – 73 Henry
+/- - +16 Roach
Goalies – Driedger 2.33 .921% 1 SO, Shields 3.61 .876%

Head to Head
ICE
Montgomery 3-0-3
Reinhart 0-3-3
Leach 0-2-2
Descheneau 0-2-2
McPhee 1-0-1
Philp 1-0-1
Skapski 1-1-0-0 2.50 .896% 1 SO
PP – 15.4%
PK – 100%

Hitmen
Henry 1-2-3
Jones 2-0-2
Macek 1-1-2
Sylvester 1-1-2
Driedger 1-0-0-0 1.00 .964%
Shields 0-1-0-0 3.01 .897%

Streaks
Montgomery - 3 games 3-2-5

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 2-6-0-0 3.15 .898% 1 SO
PP – 10.0%
PK – 78.1%