ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 0-2-0-0 record (0-1-0-0 at home, 0-1-0-0 on the road, 0-0-0 in overtime) and tied for fourth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE finished the 2012-2013 regular season with a .500 or better record for the 14th consecutive season, which is the longest active streak in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE...KOOTENAY will play three of their next five games at home.
SEASON TICKETS: Season Tickets are still available to purchase until Friday, October 4th…The ICE Office currently has many great seats available…Individual game tickets for the remainder of the 2013-2014 regular season will go on sale to the general public on Monday, October 7th.
SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are now available to purchase at the ICE Office…You get seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility...The first 100 FLEX PAKS purchased will include a golf voucher for WILDSTONE GOLF COURSE to be used during the 2014 golf season…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.
PEPSI KIDS CLUB: Registration for the PEPSI KIDS CLUB is underway…Kids from five to 12 can sign up to be part of the KIDS CLUB and receive a punch card to attend eight games for only $5.00…The events this year will include skating, tobogganing and a movie…Cost for each kid is $17.00 and forms are available at the Kootenay ICE Office…Registration deadline is Friday, November 15.
ROSTER UPDATE: The ICE have 24 players on their roster, including two goalies, eight defensemen and 14 forwards…Of those players, there are two 1993 born players, six 1994 born players, eight 1995 born players, five 1996 born players and three 1997 born players...KOOTENAY begins the 2013-2014 season with 17 returning players from last year.
DID YOU KNOW: MATT ALFARO recorded his first WHL career assist on September 21 in RED DEER...COLIN SHIRLEY, SAM REINHART and TANNER FAITH have all been listed in the CENTRAL SCOUTING SERVICE PRELIMINARY 2014 NORTH AMERICAN RANKINGS...The ICE have made the WHL playoffs for 15th consecutive years, which is the longest active streak in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE
ONE YEAR AGO: After one game of the 2012-2013 season the ICE were 0-1-0-0, after two games 0-2-0-0 and after three games were 1-2-0-0.
DRAFTED PLAYER: MACKENZIE SKAPSKI – New York Rangers (6th Round, 2013 NHL Draft).
Tuesday September 24 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday September 25 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday September 26 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday September 27 ICE vs. Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday September 28 ICE vs. Regina 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, September 20 – Kootenay 2 vs Red Deer 4 – Record 0-1-0-0 – Attendance: 2,399
1 - Reinhart (1) from Cable and Peel
2 - Dirk (1) from Reinhart and Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (38 Saves, 4 GA)
Saturday, September 21 – Kootenay 3 @ Red Deer 6 – Record 0-2-0-0 – Attendance: 5,476
1 – Reinhart (2) from Philp and Peel
2 - O'Connor (1) from Shirley and Alfaro
3 - Philp (1) from Descheneau and Reinhart