ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 23-25-2-0 record (14-12-1-0 at home, 9-13-1-0 on the road, 2-2 in overtime, 4-0 in shootouts) and in ninth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and just three points out of the eighth and final playoff spot...KOOTENAY has won 13 of their last 15 games and have points in 14 of 16 games since Christmas (13-2-1-0 record).
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: MACKENZIE SKAPSKI has stopped 24 out of 25 attempts in shootouts this year...JOEY LEACH, who is the ICE all time franchise leader in plus/minus with a plus 91, played in his 250th WHL career game on January 23rd against MEDICINE HAT...LEACH needs to record three more assists to reach 100 in his WHL career...BROCK MONTGOMERY, recorded his 100th WHL career point on January 23rd against MEDICINE HAT, who needs to record four more assists to reach 50 in his WHL career...TANNER MUTH played in his 200th WHL career game against the TIGERS on January 23rd (SEATTLE / SWIFT CURRENT / KOOTENAY)...JAEDON DESCHENAU played in his 100th WHL career game on January 25th against MOOSE JAW...KOOTENAY is 12-2-1-0 when leading after the second period, 4-21-1-0 when losing after the second period and 7-2-0-0 when tied...The ICE are 14-7-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game and 8-18-1-0 when their opponent scores first.
SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART (12-10-22) has recorded at least a point in his last 13 games...JAEDON DESCHENEAU (7-12-19) had his 12 game point streak end against MOOSE JAW on January 26....LUKE PHILP (1-2-3) has recorded a point in each of his last three games.
INJURY: TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line-up one to two weeks with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 50 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 27-15-4-4, after 51 games were 28-15-4-4 and after 52 games were 29-15-4-4.
Tuesday January 29 Practice 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday January 30 ICE @ Edmonton 11:30 am (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday January 31 ICE @ Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Friday February 1 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Saturday February 2 ICE vs. Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-Kids Club Movie, February 3rd at 10:00 am. The Kootenay ICE will be watching a movie with members of the Kids Club.
-Power Skating, February 6th at 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm at the Memorial Arena. Members of the ICE will be helping with power skating.
-Power Skating, February 19th at 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm at the Memorial Arena. Members of the ICE will be helping with power skating.
-Special Olympics Bowling, February 25th from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Selected Kootenay ICE Players will be bowling with the Special Olympics group.
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, January 23 – Kootenay 3 vs. Medicine Hat 2 – Record 22-25-1-0 – Attendance: 2,280
1 - Montgomery (19) from Reinhart and Descheneau
2 - Montgomery (20) from Reinhart and Descheneau
3 - Philp (15) from Descheneau and O'Connor
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (26 Saves, 2 GA)
Friday, January 25 – Kootenay 2 @ Moose Jaw 3 - OT – Record 22-25-2-0 – Attendance: 4,016
1 - Shirley (7) from Leach and Philp
2 - Reinhart (24) from Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (28 Saves, 3 GA)
Saturday, January 26 – Kootenay 3 @ Regina 1 – Record 23-25-2-0 – Attendance: 4,573
1 - Martin (6) from Vetterl and Reinhart
2 - Reinhart (25) from Philp and Leach
3 - Cable (6) from Dirk
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (22 Saves, 1 GA)