ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter the Christmas Break with a 18-16-2-1 record (10-9-0-1 at home, 8-7-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 3-1 in shootouts) and in seventh place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...The ICE will return to CRANBROOK on December 27 to start a home and home series against tHE SPOKANE CHIEFS (December 28 IN SPOKANE).
KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS:
December 19 to December 26 CLOSED
Friday December 27 8:30 am – End of Game
Monday December 30 8:30 am – Noon and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday December 31 8:30 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday January 1 CLOSED
Thursday January 2 Regular office hours resume
FLEX PAKS AVAILABLE OVER CHRISTMAS: KOOTENAY ICE FLEX PAKS will be available for fans to purchase December 19 - 21 and 23 and 24 at FIRST IMPRESSIONS (11A - 14th Avenue South)...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...Fans can also call FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 250-426-5995.
GIFT CARDS: Get the gift that keeps on giving…The KOOTENAY ICE now have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS for any dollar amount…Your special someone can use the gift card to buy individual game tickets or Flex Paks…Gift Cards are available at the Kootenay ICE Office.
DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is 11-9-1-0 when outshooting their opponent, 6-6-1-1 when being outshot and 1-1-0-0 when shots are tied…The ICE are 13-3-1-1 when they score the first goal of the game and 5-13-1-0 when their opponent scores first…KOOTENAY is eighth in the WHL in overall power play (22.9%)...The ICE are ninth in the LEAGUE in overall penalty killing (80.0%)…SAM REINHART has been named to TEAM CHERRY for the BMO CHL/NHL TOP PROSPECTS GAME in CALGARY, ALBERTA on January 15...JAEDON DESCHENEAU, who is sixth in the WHL in goals scored with 23, is tied for ninth in the League in points with 48 (23-25-48)…DESCHENEAU has played in 158 WHL career games in KOOTENAY...SAM REINHART, who is tied for sixth in the WHL in points with 50 (16-34-50), is third in the League in assists with 34...TIM BOZON needs to record eight more points to reach 200 in his WHL career.
TRANSACTIONS / INJURIES: Forward SAM REINHART is attending the TEAM CANADA SELECTION CAMP...Defenseman TROY MURRAY will be attending the 2014 WORLD U-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE in CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA (December 28 – January 5) as part of TEAM WEST...KOOTENAY has added 16-year-old Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK (August 3, 1997) from the EDMONTON MAPLE LEAFS of the AMHL and 16-year-old Forward AUSTIN WELLSBY (June 30, 1997) from the FRASER VALLEY THUNDERBIRDS of the BCMML to the roster...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line up indefinitely with an upper body injury...Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH and Defenseman JAGGER DIRK will both be out of the KOOTENAY line up one week with upper body injuries...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the ICE line up day to day with a lower body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 37 games of the 2012-2013 season the ICE 12-24-1-0, after 38 games were 13-24-1-0 and after 39 games were 14-24-1-0.
UPCOMING TWO WEEKS:
December 19 - 26 Christmas Break
Friday December 27 ICE vs Spokane 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday December 28 ICE @ Spokane 8:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday December 29 Practice 2:00 - 3:00 pm Memorial Arena
Monday December 30 ICE vs Spokane 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, December 10 – Kootenay 3 @ Prince George 1 – Record 17-15-2-0 – Attendance: 1,410
1 - Descheneau (22) from Alfaro and Cross
2 - Dirk (4) from Zborosky and Elynuik
3 - Bozon (10) from Dirk
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (51 Saves, 1 GA)
Friday, December 13 – Kootenay 0 vs Red Deer 4 – Record 17-16-2-0 – Attendance: 2,124
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (26 Saves, 4 GA)
Saturday, December 14 – Kootenay 3 vs Swift Current 2 - SO – Record 18-16-2-0 – Attendance: 2,087
1 - Philp (11) from Descheneau and Bozon
2 - Descheneau (23) from Murray and Philp
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (41 Saves, 2 GA)
Tuesday, December 17 – Kootenay 4 vs Lethbridge 5 - SO – Record 18-16-2-1 – Attendance: 1,934
1 - Philp (12) from Descheneau and McPhee
2 - O'Connor (3) from Alfaro and Zborosky
3 - Philp (13) from Bozon and Descheneau
4 - Bozon (11) from Descheneau and McPhee
Goalies: Wyatt Hoflin (10 Saves, 3 GA), Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 1 GA)