ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 19-17-2-1 record (10-10-0-1 at home, 9-7-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 3-1 in shootouts) and tied for sixth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...The ICE will play four of their next five games against the CENTRAL DIVISION.
KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS:
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
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 seventh in the WHL in overall power play (23.0%)...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 tied for fifth in the WHL in goals scored with 25, is tied for eighth in the League in points with 50 (25-25-50)…DESCHENEAU, who has played in 160 WHL career games in KOOTENAY, is tied for third in power play goals with 12...SAM REINHART, who is tied for eighth in the WHL in points with
50 (16-34-50), is tied for fourth in the League in assists with 34...JAGGER DIRK has played in 277 WHL career games...TIM BOZON needs to record five more points to reach 200 in his WHL career.
TRANSACTIONS / INJURY: Forward SAM REINHART is playing for CANADA at the 2014 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP in MALMO, SWEDEN (December 26 - January 5)...Defenseman TROY MURRAY is playing for TEAM WEST at the 2014 WORLD U-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE in CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA (December 28 – January 5)...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 four to six months with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 39 games of the 2012-2013 season the ICE were 14-24-1-0, after 40 games were 15-24-1-0 and after 41 games were 16-24-1-0.
Tuesday December 31 Day Off
Wednesday January 1 Practice 12:00 - 2:00 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday January 2 ICE @ Medicine Hat 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Friday January 3 ICE vs Swift Current 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday January 4 Practice 12:00 - 2:00 pm Western Financial Place
Sunday January 5 ICE vs Medicine Hat 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, December 27 – Kootenay 4 vs Spokane 6 – Record 18-17-2-0 – Attendance: 2,945
1 - Descheneau (24) from Bozon and Philp
2 - Descheneau (25) from Bozon and Philp
3 - McPhee (2) from Valiev and Vetterl
4 - Bozon (12) from Steenbergen and Valiev
Goalies: Mackenzie Skapski (26 Saves, 5 GA), Wyatt Hoflin (6 Saves, 1 GA)
Saturday, December 28 – Kootenay 2 @ Spokane 1 – Record 19-17-2-0 – Attendance: 8,461
1 - Cable (8) from Peel and O'Connor
2 - McPhee (3) from Valiev
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (36 Saves, 1 GA)