Monday, November 18, 2013

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 12-10-2-0 record (7-6-0-0 at home, 5-4-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 2-0 in shootouts) and tied for sixth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...The ICE will play four of their next five games at home before embarking on their BC DIVISION road trip (December 3 - 10).

REPLICA JERSEYS AVAILABLE: KOOTENAY ICE REPLICA BLACK JERSEYS are now available for fans to purchase at FIRST IMPRESSIONS (11A - 14th Avenue South)...Fans can also call FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 250-426-5995.

MOVEMBER: The KOOTENAY ICE along with the CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE are growing moustaches to raise money for PROSTATE AND TESTICULAR CANCER...Fans can donate to the cause by visiting and search KOOTENAY ICE...Last year, the CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE raised a total of $175,583.

BELIEVE IN THE GOLD: The KOOTENAY ICE are teaming up with BELIEVE IN THE GOLD to raise money for childhood cancer...On Saturday, November 23rd when the ICE host the BRANDON WHEAT KINGS the team will be playing with sticks that will be auctioned off behind Section U during the game...The winning bids will have the opportunity to meet the player and have their picture taken following the game.

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 child is $17.00 and forms are available at the Kootenay ICE Office…Registration deadline is Friday, November 22nd.

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...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 (TEAM WHL), JAEDON DESCHENEAU (TEAM WHL), and RINAT VALIEV (TEAM RUSSIA) will be part of the SUBWAY SUPER SERIES (NOVEMBER 27 - RED DEER, NOVEMBER 28 - LETHBRIDGE)…TROY MURRAY has been named to TEAM WEST for the 2014 WORLD U-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE in CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA (December 28 – January 5)...MATT ALFARO recorded his first WHL career goal on November 16 in SASKATOON...TIM BOZON recorded his 100th WHL career assist on November 16 against the BLADES…JAEDON DESCHENEAU record his 50th career goal in SASKATOON on November 16...DESCHENEAU, who is tied for fourth in the WHL in goals scored with 18, is tied for seventh in the League in points with 33 (18-15-33)...SAM REINHART, who is fifth in the WHL in points with 38 (10-28-38), is fourth in the League in assists with 28...LEVI CABLE played in his 150th WHL career game on November 13 in SWIFT CURRENT...JON MARTIN played in his 150th WHL career game in PRINCE ALBERT on November 15…JEFF HUBIC needs to play in one more game to reach 150 in his WHL career...The ICE are fourth in the WHL in overall power play (24.5%)...KOOTENAY is fifth in the LEAGUE in overall penalty kill (83.3%)...SAM REINHART and TANNER FAITH have both been listed in the NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING NORTH AMERICAN PLAYERS TO WATCH LIST.

INJURIES / TRANSACTION: Goaltender MACKENZIE SKAPSKI (lower body) and Forward ZACH MCPHEE (upper body) will both be out of the KOOTENAY line up day to day…Forward KYLE O'CONNOR will be out of the ICE line up one week with a lower body injury...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY line up two to three weeks with an upper body injury...The ICE have added 17-year-old Goaltender JAYDEN SITTLER (January 23, 1996) to the line up until November 20th (RED DEER OPTIMIST CHIEFS - AMHL).

ONE YEAR AGO: After 24 games of the 2012-2013 season the ICE were 8-15-1-0, after 25 games were 8-16-1-0 and after 26 games were 8-17-1-0.

Tuesday November 19 ICE vs Everett 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)
Wednesday November 20 ICE @ Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)
Thursday November 21 Practice 3:45 - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday November 22 ICE vs Brandon 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)
Saturday November 23 ICE vs Brandon 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

Wednesday, November 13 – Kootenay 0 vs Swift Current 3 – Record 11-9-2-0 – Attendance: 1,882
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (31 Saves, 3 GA)

Friday, November 15 – Kootenay 2 @ Prince Albert 3 – Record 11-10-2-0 – Attendance: 2,783
1 - Bozon (5) from Philp and Reinhart
2 - Bozon (6) from Cable and Philp
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (23 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, November 16 – Kootenay 6 @ Saskatoon 1 – Record 12-10-2-0 – Attendance: 4,467
1 - Martin (5) from Vetterl and Chynoweth
2 - Alfaro (1) from Descheneau and Dirk
3 - Descheneau (17) from Reinhart and Bozon
4 - Descheneau (18) from Bozon and Reinhart
5 - Reinhart (10) from Descheneau and Dirk
6 - Chynoweth (3) from Vetterl
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (26 Saves, 1 GA)