ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 29-29-2-0 record (18-12-1-0 at home, 11-17-1-0 on the road, 3-2 in overtime, 4-0 in shootouts) and in eighth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and final playoff spot...KOOTENAY has won 19 of their last 25 games and have points in 20 of 26 games since Christmas (19-6-1-0 record)...The ICE have won their last 11 home games (December 31 – February 13 - team record is 12 consecutive wins at home set during the 2006-2007 season)...KOOTENAY has 12 regular season games remaining in the 2012-2013 season (five at home, seven on the road).
JERSEY OFF THE BACK NIGHT: When the ICE host the CALGARY HITMEN on February 18 it will be JERSEY OFF THE BACK NIGHT...Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to bid on the white RBK Edge Jerseys...The winning bid on each jersey will get to meet the player after the game and will receive their jersey at the conclusion of the playoffs...All money raised will go the KOOTENAY ICE Scholarship Fund.
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 has won 203 regular season games with the ICE (CORY CLOUSTON - 209)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU recorded his first WHL career hat trick against SWIFT CURRENT (February 18)...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who has stopped 24 out of 25 attempts in shootouts this year, is fourth in franchise history for shutouts (TAYLOR DAKERS - 18, JEFF GLASS - 17, NATHAN LIEUWEN – 9)…JOEY LEACH needs to record two more assists to reach 100 in his WHL career...BROCK MONTGOMERY, who needs to record one more assist to reach 50 in his WHL career, is tied for second in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE in power play goals with 15...LUKE PHILP (17-17-34) is ninth in the WHL for rookie scoring with 34 points...SAM REINHART (59-70-129) has played in 130 games with the ICE and has recorded 129 points.
SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART (2-6-8) has recorded at least a point in his last six games…BROCK MONTGOMERY (4-1-5) has recorded a point in his last five games.
INJURY: TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line-up week to week with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 60 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 33-19-4-4, after 61 games were 33-20-4-4 and after 62 games were 33-21-4-4.
Tuesday February 19 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday February 20 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday February 21 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday February 22 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Saturday February 23 ICE vs. Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday February 24 ICE @ Lethbridge 6:00 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:
Wednesday, February 13 – Kootenay 5 vs. Victoria 1 – Record 27-28-2-0 – Attendance: 2,249
1 - Muth (3) from Cable and Descheneau
2 - Reinhart (29) from Dirk and Shirley
3 - Montgomery (24) from Dirk and Peel
4 - Descheneau (15) from Shirley and Reinhart
5 - Philp (17) from Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (30 Saves, 1 GA)
Friday, February 15 – Kootenay 2 @ Brandon 3 – Record 27-29-2-0 – Attendance: 4,239
1 - Montgomery (25) from Reinhart and Descheneau
2 - Vetterl (4) from Thomas
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 3 GA)
Saturday, February 16 – Kootenay 4 @ Brandon 3 - OT – Record 28-29-2-0 – Attendance: 4,091
1 - Montgomery (26) from Dirk
2 - Martin (8) from Boyd and McPhee
3 - O'Connor (6) from Cable and Prochazka
4 - Martin (9) from Reinhart
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (24 Saves, 3 GA)
Monday, February 18 – Kootenay 5 @ Swift Current 2 – Record 29-28-2-0 – Attendance: 2,338
1 - Cable (9) from Montgomery and Peel
2 - Descheneau (16) from Reinhart and Dirk
3 - McPhee (5) from Vetterl and Shirley
4 - Descheneau (17)
5 - Descheneau (18) from Cable
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 2 GA)