ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 17-25-1-0 record (13-12-1-0 at home, 4-13-0-0 on the road, 1-1 in overtime, 2-0 in shootouts) and tied for 11th place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...KOOTENAY had their season high seven game win streak snapped January 12 in SPOKANE (December 29 - January 11)...The ICE will play eight of their next nine games on the road, including four games this week in the EAST DIVISION (SASKATOON - January 15, PRINCE ALBERT - January 16, REGINA - January 18, MOOSE JAW - January 19).
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.
DID YOU KNOW: JOEY LEACH has been named Captain for remainder of the 2012-2013 season...AUSTIN VETTERL played in his 100th WHL career game on January 11 against MEDICINE HAT (VANCOUVER / KOOTENAY)...WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first WHL career win against the TIGERS on January 11 (26 Saves)...BROCK MONTGOMERY, who needs two more points to reach 100 in his WHL career, recorded his second career WHL hat trick against MEDICINE HAT on January 11...SAM REINHART also recorded his second career WHL hat trick in the same game against the TIGERS...JOEY LEACH, who has recorded 120 points in his WHL career (24-96-120), needs to play in five more games to reach 250 in his WHL career...JON MARTIN needs to play in one more game to reach 100 in his WHL career...TANNER MUTH has played in 195 WHL games (SEATTLE / SWIFT CURRENT / KOOTENAY).
TRANSACTIONS: KOOTENAY traded 18-year-old Defenseman MIKE SIMPSON to the LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES in exchange for a fifth round draft pick in the 2013 WHL BANTAM DRAFT on January 9...The ICE traded 19-year-old Forward ERIK BENOIT to the SASKATOON BLADES in exchange for a fourth round draft pick in the 2013 WHL BANTAM DRAFT on January 10...KOOTENAY added 18-year-old Defenseman LANDON PEEL (December 4, 1994) from the SWAN VALLEY STAMPEDERS (38-9-23-32-45) of the MANITOBA JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE to their roster on January 10…The ICE are carrying 21 players (two goaltenders, six defensemen, 13 forwards).
SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART (6-4-10) and JAEDON DESCHENEAU (3-5-8) have both recorded at least a point in their last six games...JOEY LEACH (2-7-9) had his seven game point end against the CHIEFS on January 12.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 43 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 25-13-2-3, after 44 games were 26-13-2-3 and after 45 games were 26-13-3-3.
Tuesday January 15 ICE @ Saskatoon 6:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday January 16 ICE @ Prince Albert 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday January 17 Travel Day
Friday January 18 ICE @ Regina 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday January 19 ICE @ Moose Jaw 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-Special Olympics Bowling, January 21st from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Selected Kootenay ICE Players will be bowling with the Special Olympics group.
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, January 8 – Kootenay 2 vs Edmonton 1 – Record 16-24-1-0 – Attendance: 2,110
1 - Descheneau (8) from Reinhart and Benoit
2 - Leach (3) from Dirk
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (31 Saves, 1 GA)
Friday, January 11 – Kootenay 7 vs Medicine Hat 5 – Record 17-24-1-0 – Attendance: 2,450
1 - Reinhart (17) from Descheneau and Skapski
2 - Philp (12) from Vetterl and Prochazka
3 - Reinhart (18) from Descheneau and Leach
4 - Montgomery (16) from Dirk and Leach
5 - Montgomery (17) from Cable and Faith
6 - Montgomery (18) from Descheneau and Faith
7 - Reinhart (19) from Philp and Cable
Goalies: Mackenzie Skapski (8 Saves, 4 GA), Wyatt Hoflin (26 Saves, 1 GA)
Saturday, January 12 – Kootenay 2 @ Spokane 4 – Record 17-25-1-0 – Attendance: 6,047
1 - Descheneau (9) from Reinhart and Shirley
2 - Philp (13) from Montgomery
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (31 Saves, 4 GA)