ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 24-27-2-0 record (15-12-1-0 at home, 9-15-1-0 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 14 of their last 18 games and have points in 15 of 19 games since Christmas (14-4-1-0 record)…The ICE will play eight of their next ten games against the EASTERN CONFERENCE.
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: RYAN MCGILL is two wins away from becoming the second Head Coach in franchise history to reach 200 regular season wins (CORY CLOUSTON - 209)...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who recorded his fourth shutout of the season against LETHBRIDGE on February 2nd (23 saves), is tied fourth in franchise history for shutouts (TAYLOR DAKERS - 18, JEFF GLASS - 17, NATHAN LIEUWEN - 9, DAN BLACKBURN - 4 and TODD MATHEWS - 4)...SKAPSKI has stopped 24 out of 25 attempts in shootouts this year...JOEY LEACH needs to record three more assists to reach 100 in his WHL career...BROCK MONTGOMERY needs to record three more assists to reach 50 in his WHL career.
SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART (14-11-25) has recorded at least a point in his last 16 games...BROCK MONTGOMERY (2-1-3) has recorded a point in each of his last three games.
INJURY: TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line-up for an undetermined amount of time with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 53 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 29-16-4-4, after 54 games were 29-17-4-4 and after 55 games were 30-17-4-4.
Tuesday February 5 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday February 6 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday February 7 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday February 8 ICE vs. Spokane 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday February 9 ICE vs. Moose Jaw 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday February 10 ICE @ Medicine Hat 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-Skate a thon, February 6th at 10:15 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at Western Financial Place. Members of the ICE will be skating with children from Kootenay Orchards School.
-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.
-T.M Roberts Festival, February 22nd from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Members of the ICE will be taking part in a photo op and shoot to win at the school.
-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 30 – Kootenay 2 @ Edmonton 4 – Record 23-26-2-0 – Attendance: 9,975
1 - Leach (4)
2 - Reinhart (26) from Montgomery and Philp
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (39 Saves, 4 GA)
Thursday, January 31 – Kootenay 2 @ Red Deer 6 – Record 23-27-2-0 – Attendance: 4,274
1 - Montgomery (21) from Dirk and Descheneau
2 - Reinhart (27) from Shirley and Muth
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 6 GA)
Saturday, February 2 – Kootenay 3 vs. Lethbridge 0 – Record 24-27-2-0 – Attendance: 2,700
1 - Cable (7) from Reinhart
2 - Leach (5) from Descheneau and Philp
3 - Montgomery (22) from Dirk and Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 0 GA)