ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 6-5-2-0 record (4-3-0-0 at home, 2-2-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in third place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will play six of their next seven games at home.
FAN CLUB TAILGATE PARTY: The KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB is hosting a FAMILY TAILGATE PARTY on Saturday, October 26th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in the parking lot of WESTERN FINANCIAL PLACE...There will be a bouncy castle for the kids, hamburgers, chips, coffee, pop and hot chocolate available prior to the game against the MOOSE JAW WARRIORS.
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 15th.
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...Each FLEX PAK purchased will include a golf voucher for WILDSTONE GOLF COURSE to be used during the 2014 golf season (while supplies last)…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: SAM REINHART, who recorded his 100th career assist on October 19 in EDMONTON, is tied for second in the WHL in points with 23 (7-16-23)...REINHART is tied for first in the League in assists with 16...JAEDON DESCHENEAU, who is tied for seventh in the WHL for goals scored with nine, is tied for third in the League for power play goals with five...HUDSON ELYNUIK recorded his first WHL career goal on October 19 in EDMONTON (game winner)…RINAT VALIEV recorded his first WHL career assist against the OIL KINGS on October 19… JAGGER DIRK needs to record one more point to reach 100 in his WHL career...LUKE PHILP needs to play in four more games to reach 100 in his WHL career.
TRANSACTION / INJURY: Defenseman RINAT VALIEV (May 11, 1995), who KOOTENAY selected in the 2013 CHL IMPORT DRAFT (first round, 25th overall), joined the team in EDMONTON on October 19 after receiving his Canadian Visa...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line up indefinitely with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 13 games of the 2012-2013 season the ICE were 4-9-0-0, after 14 games were 4-9-1-0 and after 15 games were 4-10-1-0.
Tuesday October 22 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday October 23 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday October 24 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday October 25 ICE vs Portland 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday October 26 ICE vs Moose Jaw 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, October 18 – Kootenay 2 vs Saskatoon 4 – Record 5-5-1-0 – Attendance: 2,188
1 - Hubic (1) from Reinhart and Descheneau
2 - Vetterl (1)
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (26 Saves, 4 GA)
Saturday, October 19 – Kootenay 4 @ Edmonton 3 – Record 6-5-1-0 – Attendance: 7,252
1 - Shirley (1) from McPhee and Peel
2 - Descheneau (9) from Reinhart
3 - Cable (3) from Vetterl and Valiev
4 - Elynuik (1) from Philp and Dirk
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (28 Saves, 3 GA)
Sunday, October 20 – Kootenay 2 @ Edmonton 3 - OT – Record 6-5-2-0 – Attendance: 4,680
1 - Shirley (2) from Martin
2 - Philp (4) from Thomas and Cable
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 3 GA)