ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 26-28-2-0 record (17-12-1-0 at home, 9-16-1-0 on the road, 2-2 in overtime, 4-0 in shootouts) and in ninthplace in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and just three points out of the eighth and final playoff spot...KOOTENAY has won 16 of their last 21 games and have points in 17 of 22 games since Christmas (16-5-1-0 record)...The ICE have won their last ten home games (December 31 – February 9 - team record is 12 consecutive wins at home set during the 2006-2007 season)...KOOTENAY will play five of their next seven games on the road to finish out the month of FEBRUARY.
PASTA & CHICKEN BUFFET: The KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB is hosting a PASTA AND CHICKEN BUFFET on Sunday, March 3 at the HERITAGE INN...The dinner will be attended by the KOOTENAY ICE PLAYERS and will start with cocktails at 4:30 pm...Tickets are $30.00 and are available during home games at the FAN CLUB TABLE or by calling KELLY at 250-426-3638 or CAROLIN at 778-517-0118.
DID YOU KNOW: RYAN MCGILL became the second Head Coach in franchise history to win 200 regular season games on February 9th against MOOSE JAW (CORY CLOUSTON - 209)...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who recorded his fifth shutout of the season against MOOSE JAW on February 9th (25 saves), is fourth in franchise history for shutouts (TAYLOR DAKERS - 18, JEFF GLASS - 17, NATHAN LIEUWEN – 9)…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, needs to record two more assists to reach 100 in his WHL career...BROCK MONTGOMERY, who needs to record two more assists to reach 50 in his WHL career, is tied for second in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE in power play goals with 14...LUKE PHILP (16-17-33) is tied for eighth in the WHL for rookie scoring with 33 points...The ICE are 12-10-2-0 when outshooting their opponent, 12-18-0-0 when being outshot and 2-0-0-0 when shots are tied...KOOTENAY is 15-2-1-0 when leading after the second period, 4-23-1-0 when losing and 7-3-0-0 when tied.
SCORING STREAKS: JAGGER DIRK (1-4-5) has recorded at least a point in his last four games…SAM REINHART (14-11-25) had his 16 game point streak end against SPOKANE on February 8.
INJURY: TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line-up week to week with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 56 games of the 2011-2012 season the 31-17-4-4, after 57 games were 31-18-4-4 and after 58 games were 32-18-4-4.
Wednesday February 13 ICE vs. Victoria 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday February 14 Travel Day
Friday February 15 ICE @ Brandon 6:30 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday February 16 ICE @ Brandon 6:30 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday February 17 Travel Day
Monday February 18 ICE @ Swift Current 1:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-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:
Friday, February 8 – Kootenay 4 vs. Spokane 1 – Record 25-27-2-0 – Attendance: 2,631
1 - Martin (7) from Vetterl and McPhee
2 - Cable (8) from Dirk
3 - Philp (16) from Montgomery
4 - Vetterl (3) from McPhee
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (31 Saves, 1 GA)
Saturday, February 9 – Kootenay 4 vs. Moose Jaw 0 – Record 26-27-2-0 – Attendance: 2,424
1 - Shirley (8) from Descheneau and Reinhart
2 - Dirk (3) from Descheneau
3 - Reinhart (28) from Shirley and Boyd
4 - Cable (9) from Peel and Philp
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 0 GA)
Sunday, February 10 – Kootenay 2 @ Medicine Hat 3 – Record 26-28-2-0 – Attendance: 4,006
1 - Montgomery (23) from Leach and Dirk
2 - Descheneau (14) from Reinhart and Dirk
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (20 Saves, 3 GA)