1. Milestone Update …
Career Games Played – Jagger Dirk is 11th with 272 (10th and 1st for defenseman with 274 Joey Leach), Mackenzie Skapski is 5th in goalie games with 105 (4th 108 Kris Lazaruk).
Forward Goals – Sam Reinhart is 14th with 81 (13th 84 Jason Jaffray), Jaedon Descheneau is 28th with 52 (27th 53 Steele Boomer), Tim Bozon has 79 (4 with ICE).
Forward Assists – Sam Reinhart is 12th with 115 (11th is Adam Taylor with 118).
Forward Points – Sam Reinhart is 12th with 196 (11th is Adam Cracknell at 213). Tim Bozon has 184 (15 with ICE).
Defenseman Points – Jagger Dirk is 7th with 109 (Chad Greenan is 6th with 123)
PPG – Sam Reinhart is 19th with 21 career PPG (Brayden McNabb, Tomas Plihal and Colin Sinclair had 22).
SHG – Sam Reinhart is tied for 13th with 4 (tied with Joe Antilla and Andrew Bailey)
2. The last time the ICE played in Kamloops was November 23rd, 2011. The only players still with their teams’ that played in that game … ICE – Jagger Dirk, Jaedon Descheneau, Sam Reinhart, Jon Martin, Levi Cable and Mackenzie Skapski (back-up), Blazers – Matt Needham, Cole Ully, Aspen Sterzer and Tim Bozon played for the Blazers.
3. The last time the ICE played in Kelowna was November 25th, 2011. The only players still with their teams’ that played in that game … ICE – Jagger Dirk, Jaedon Descheneau, Sam Reinhart, Levi Cable and Mackenzie Skapski (back-up), Rockets – Madison Bowey, Damon Severson, Tyrell Goulbourne, Tyson Baillie, Colton Heffley and Jordan Cooke (back-up).
4. With Tanner Faith and Ryan Chynoweth joining Kyle O’Connor on the injured list the ICE will be one skater short of a complete line-up for a few games.
5. Sam Reinhart and Ryan McGill will leave for Canada’s World Junior camp next week.
6. Russia named their 29 player list a few days ago and ICE defenseman Rinat Valiev was not invited. He is eligible to play next year.
7. So far this year the East Conference has 23 wins and 49 losses in games against teams from the West.
8. Michael Dyck will join the coaching staff next week. In 5 seasons as the Head Coach with Lethbridge he had 132 wins and .534% winning percentage. He also had 18 playoff wins and took the Hurricanes to the WHL Final in 2008.
9. With Troy Murray (U-17) and Sam Reinhart (WJHC) gone for their respective International tournaments look for the ICE to call up at least one affiliated player to help fill the roster after X-mas.
10. 5 years ago when the ICE were on the trip through the BC Division, a 16-year-old Jagger Dirk decided to leave the BCHL and join the ICE.