Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Kootenay 2 Medicine Hat 0 Game #63

Medicine Hat, Alb – Kootenay ICE goalie Mackenzie Skapski made 42 saves for his 2nd consecutive shutout and 7th of the year in a 2-0 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers in WHL action on Wednesday.

The ICE (32-29-2-0) opened the scoring early in the first period on a powerplay with Tanner Faith finding Brock Montgomery near the crease for a redirection.

The ICE added an empty net goal from Levi Cable.

Mackenzie Skapski shutout streak is at 133:40.
Skapski has tied a team record as he is the 4th ICE goalie to have played in 57 games in one season. (Clayton Pool, Jeff Glass, Nathan Lieuwen)

It's the second time in Franchise History the ICE have registered back-to-back road shutouts. (September 29-30 2004)

Sam Reinhart had his assist streak stopped at 8 games which tied a team record.

The Tigers (33-29-2-1) had their winning streak stopped at 3 games.

The ICE will host Red Deer on Friday.

ICE Scratch – Jeff Hubic 1 game suspension.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay 9
Home 4 – Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Calgary,
Away 5 – Red Deer, Tri City, Spokane, Lethbridge, Calgary

Lethbridge 9
Home 3 –Red Deer, Kootenay, Medicine Hat
Away 6 – Vancouver, Kelowna, Red Deer, Calgary, Kootenay, Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat 7
Home 2 – Calgary, Lethbridge
Away 5 – Kootenay, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Calgary, Lethbridge

Swift Current 8
Home 3 – Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away 5 – Calgary, Red Deer, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Regina

Game Summary
Medicine Hat 33-29-2-1 Kootenay 32-29-2-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Montgomery 28 (Faith, Peel), 4:07 (PP).
Penalties-McVeigh M.h (hooking), 2:29; Becker M.h (holding opp. stick), 13:01; McVeigh M.h (high sticking), 17:33.

2nd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Montgomery Ktn (major-fighting), 0:38; Philp Ktn (hooking), 0:38; Jensen M.h (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 0:38; Peel Ktn (roughing), 3:15; Faith Ktn (tripping), 5:02; Prochazka Ktn (roughing), 13:39; Cox M.h (roughing), 13:39.

3rd Period-
2, Kootenay, Cable 12 19:49 (EN).
Penalties-McVeigh M.h (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 5:39.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 14-12-12-38. Medicine Hat 11-14-16-41.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 4; Medicine Hat 0 / 2.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 31-20-1-0 (41 shots-41 saves). Medicine Hat, Lanigan 22-16-1-1 (37 shots-36 saves).
A-4,006
Referees-Adam Byblow (23), Chris Crich (20).
Linesmen-Greg Sarauer (68), Matthew Sanders (70).

Trivia Game #63

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

In the 2011 Eastern Conference final series between the ICE and Tigers, which one player scored the game winning goal in games 1, 2 and 3?

ANSWER – Cody Eakin had the GWG in the first 3 games of the series including an overtime goal in game 1.

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Kootenay @ Medicine Hat Game #63

The Kootenay ICE will visit Medicine Hat tonight in the 5th meeting of the season.
The season series is tied 2-2 with the home team winning every game.
November 4th in Medicine Hat – Tigers 3-1
January 11th in Cranbrook – ICE 7-5
January 23rd in Cranbrook - ICE 3-2
February 10th in Medicine Hat – Tigers 3-2
The ICE are 21-5-1 in their last 27 games.
The ICE are in 8th place in the Conference standings.
Sam Reinhart has assists in his last 8 games and has tied a Franchise Record. (John Negrin 07-08 0-10-10, Dale Mahovsky 04-05 7-13-20)
The Tigers have won 3 games in a row and are in 6th place in the Conference.
ICE injuries – Tanner Muth upper body day-to-day, Jeff Hubic 1 game suspension.
Tigers injuries – None.
ICE – vs Central Division 13-13-0-0, on Road 12-17-1-0, February 8-2-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Tigers – vs Central Division 12-12-1-0, at Home 21-12-0-0, in February 8-4-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 5-1.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 29 Reinhart
Assists – 41 Descheneau, Reinhart
Points – 70 Reinhart
Defenseman – 32 Dirk
Rookie – 36 Philp
PM – 95 Martin
+/- - +19 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.70 .911% 6 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Tigers
Goals – 41 Valk
Assists – 43 Pearce
Points – 81 Valk
Defenseman – 22 Lewington
Rookie – 36 Koules
PM – 109 Lewington
+/- - +8 Pearce, Ryckman
Goalies – Lanigan 2.82 .914% 4 SO, Langhamer 3.34 .899% 2 SO

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 4-4-8
Descheneau 1-7-8
Montgomery 6-0-6
Philp 2-2-4
Skapski 1-2-0-0 3.25 .889%
Hoflin 1-0-0-0 1.67 .963%
PP – 35.3%
PK – 72.2%

Tigers
Pearce 3-3-6
Valk 2-4-6
Shinkaruk 2-2-4
Cox 2-2-4
Lanigan 2-2-0-0 3.03 .900%

Streaks
Reinhart 8 games 2-10-12, 24 of 25 games 16-21-37
Descheneau 3 games 6-1-7

Home
Reinhart 17-21-38
Descheneau 8-24-32
Montgomery 18-8-26
Philp 9-12-21
Cable – 7-13-20
Dirk 3-14-17
Leach 3-12-15
Shirley 7-5-12
Skapski 18-6-0-0 2.36 .918% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.0%
PK – 81.3%

Road
Reinhart 12-20-32
Descheneau 13-17-30
Philp 8-7-15
Dirk 0-15-15
Montgomery 9-5-14
Cable 4-6-10
Leach 2-8-10
Skapski 12-14-1-0 3.00 .906% 2 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 14.3%
PK – 72.7%

Monday, February 25, 2013

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 31-29-2-0 record (19-12-1-0 at home, 12-17-1-0 on the road, 3-2 in overtime, 4-0 in shootouts) and in eighth place and final playoff spot in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...KOOTENAY has won 21 of their last 27 games and have points in 22 of 28 games since Christmas (21-6-1-0 record)...The ICE have tied a team record for consecutive wins at home with 12 (previous record set during the 2006-2007 season)...KOOTENAY has ten regular season games remaining (four at home, six on the road) and eight of those games are against CENTRAL DIVISION opponents.

PASTA & CHICKEN BUFFET: The KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB is hosting a PASTA AND CHICKEN BUFFET on Sunday, March 3 at the HERITAGE INN...The dinner will be attended by the KOOTENAY ICE PLAYERS and will start with cocktails at 4:30 pm...Tickets are $30.00 and are available during home games at the FAN CLUB TABLE or by calling KELLY at 250-426-3638 or CAROLIN at 778-517-0118.

GIFT CARDS: Get the gift that keeps on giving…The KOOTENAY ICE have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS for any dollar amount…Your special someone can use the gift card to buy individual game tickets…GIFT CARDS are available at the KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY leads the WHL in winning percentage (.889) in overtime and shootout games...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who recorded his sixth shutout of the season February 24th in LETHBRIDGE (36 Saves), is fourth in franchise history for career shutouts with six (TAYLOR DAKERS - 18, JEFF GLASS - 17, NATHAN LIEUWEN – 9)…JOEY LEACH, who has played in 264 WHL career games, needs one more assist to reach 100 in his WHL career...BROCK MONTGOMERY, who recorded his 50th WHL career assist February 23 against CALGARY, is tied for second in the WHL in power play goals with 16...LUKE PHILP (17-19-36) is tied for ninth in the WHL for rookie scoring with 36 points...The ICE are 13-13-0-0 against the CENTRAL DIVISION this season (10-3-0-0 at home, 3-10-0-0 on the road, 1-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...KOOTENAY is 15-7-2-0 against the EAST DIVISION this season (7-4-1-0 at home, 8-3-1-0 on the road, 2-1 in overtime, 3-0 in shootouts)...The ICE are 1-4-0-0 against the BC DIVISION this season (1-4-0-0 at home)...KOOTENAY is 2-5-0-0 against the US DIVISION this season (1-1-0-0 at home, 1-4-0-0 on the road).

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART (2-10-12) has recorded at least a point in his last eight games…JAEDON DESCHENEAU (6-0-6) has recorded at least a point in his last three games.

INJURY: TANNER MUTH will be out of the ICE line up day to day with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 62 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 33-21-4-4, after 63 games were 34-21-4-4 and after 64 games were 34-22-4-4.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday February 26 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday February 27 ICE @ Medicine Hat 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday February 28 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday March 1 ICE vs. Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday March 2 ICE vs. Medicine Hat 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-Special Olympics Bowling, February 25th from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Selected Kootenay ICE Players will be bowling with the Special Olympics group.
-Pasta & Chicken Buffet, March 3rd starting at 4:30 pm. The Kootenay ICE will be attending the Fan Club's annual Pasta & Chicken Buffet.

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Saturday, February 23 – Kootenay 5 vs. Calgary 1 – Record 30-29-2-0 – Attendance: 2,744
Goals:
1 - Cable (11) from Montgomery
2 - Prochazka (3) from Cable and Dirk
3 - Montgomery (27) from Leach and Reinhart
4 - Descheneau (19) from Faith and Reinhart
5 - Boyd (6) from O'Connor
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (27 Saves, 1 GA)

Sunday, February 24 – Kootenay 2 @ Lethbridge 0 – Record 31-29-2-0 – Attendance: 3,565
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (20) from Reinhart and Shirley
2 - Descheneau (21) from Reinhart
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (36 Saves, 0 GA)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kootenay 2 Lethbridge 0 Game #62

Lethbridge, Alb – Kootenay ICE goalie Mackenzie Skapski made 38 saves and Jaedon Descheneau scored both goals in a 2-0 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in WHL action on Sunday.

The ICE (31-29-2-0) opened the scoring in the second period with Jaedon Descheneau receiving a behind the net pass from Sam Reinhart and scored with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
Sam Reinhart has tied a Franchise Record with assists in 8 straight games. (John Negrin 07-08 0-10-10, Dale Mahovsky 04-05 7-13-20)
Jaedon Descheneau has goals in 3 straight games.

In the third period the ICE scored into an empty net with Jaedon Descheneau scoring from his side of centre ice.

Mackenzie Skapski has 6 shutouts which is the most since Taylor Dakers had 8 in 2005-06.
The ICE had a season high 50 shots on goal.

The Hurricanes (25-28-2-7) have been shutout in their last 2 games and goalie Ty Rimmer made 48 saves.

Sam Reinhart (8 games) and Jaedon Descheneau (3 games) extended their point streaks.

The ICE are 5 points ahead of Lethbridge for the final playoff spot, 1 point behind Swift Current for 7th place a 5 points behind Medicine Hat for 6th place.

The ICE will visit Medicine Hat on Wednesday.

ICE Scratch – Tanner Muth.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay 10
Home 4 – Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Calgary,
Away 6 –Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Tri City, Spokane, Lethbridge, Calgary

Lethbridge 10
Home 3 –Red Deer, Kootenay, Medicine Hat
Away 7 – Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Red Deer, Calgary, Kootenay, Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat 8
Home 3 – Kootenay, Calgary, Lethbridge
Away 5 – Kootenay, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Calgary, Lethbridge

Swift Current 9
Home 3 – Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away 6 – Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Regina

Game Summary
Lethbridge 25-28-2-7 Kootenay 31-29-2-0

1st Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Derko Let (interference), 1:39; Hubic Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, 10-minute misconduct), 4:16; Derko Let (checking from behind, checking from behind, major-fighting), 4:16; Derko Let (tripping), 15:14; Dirk Ktn (roughing), 20:00; Maxwell Let (roughing), 20:00.

2nd Period-
1, Kootenay, Descheneau 20 (Reinhart, Shirley), 13:21.
Penalties-Leach Ktn (interference), 18:55.

3rd Period-
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 21 19:36 (EN).
Penalties-Harper Let (tripping), 3:44; Pilon Let (delay of game), 5:30; Dirk Ktn (roughing), 14:44.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 21-10-19-50. Lethbridge 5-13-18-36.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 5; Lethbridge 0 / 2.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 30-20-1-0 (36 shots-36 saves). Lethbridge, Rimmer 22-25-2-7 (49 shots-48 saves).
A-3,565
Referees-Devin Klein (9), Pat Smith (12).
Linesmen-Jared Mackey (52), Matthew Barker (118).

Trivia Game #62

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What is the Franchise Record for the best +/- rating in one season?

ANSWER – Mike Green was +40 in 99-00.

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Kootenay @ Lethbridge Game #62

The Kootenay ICE will visit Lethbridge tonight in the 4th meeting of the season.
The Hurricanes lead the season series 2-1.
September 29th in Cranbrook – Hurricanes 4-2
December 8th in Lethbridge – Hurricanes 6-1
February 2nd in Cranbrook – ICE 3-0
The ICE are 20-5-1 in their last 26 games.
The ICE are in 8th place in the Conference standings.
Sam Reinhart has assists in his last 7 games and the Franchise Record is 8 games. (John Negrin 07-08 0-10-10, Dale Mahovsky 04-05 7-13-20)
The Hurricanes are 0-4-1 in the last 5 games and are 3 points behind the ICE.
ICE injuries –
Hurricanes injuries – Albin Blomqvist upper body indefinite, Graham Hood upper body 1 week, Dan Johnston upper body 2-4 weeks, Mike Simpson upper body day-to-day.
ICE – vs Central Division 12-13-0-0, on Road 11-17-1-0, February 7-2-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Hurricanes – vs Central Division 8-12-0-4, at Home 16-12-1-3, in February 2-5-1-0, in Overtime 1-2, in Shootouts 2-7.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 5:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 29 Reinhart
Assists – 41 Descheneau
Points – 68 Reinhart
Defenseman – 32 Dirk
Rookie – 36 Philp
PM – 95 Martin
+/- - +19 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.75 .909% 5 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Hurricanes
Goals – 31 Yakubowski
Assists – 28 Erkamps
Points – 47 Yakubowski
Defenseman – 34 Johnston
Rookie – 33 Blomqvist
PM – 118 Yakubowski
+/- - +11 Duke
Goalies – Rimmer 3.01 .915% 2 SO, Tai 3.42 .893%

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 0-4-4
Montgomery 2-1-3
Dirk 1-2-3
Philp 1-1-2
Skapski 1-1-0-0 3.00 .895% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 4.18 .862%

Hurricanes
Maxwell 3-3-6
Johnston 1-3-4
Hood 1-3-4
Yakubowski 2-1-3
Ramsay 2-1-3
Tai 1-0-0-0 1.00 .950%
Rimmer 1-1-0-0 2.00 .929%

Streaks
Reinhart 7 games 2-8-10, 23 of 24 games 16-19-35
Montgomery 6 games 5-3-8
Dirk 3 games 0-3-3
Cable 3 games 2-3-5
Descheneau 2 games 4-1-4

Home
Reinhart 17-21-38
Descheneau 8-24-32
Montgomery 18-8-26
Philp 9-12-21
Cable – 7-13-20
Dirk 3-14-17
Leach 3-12-15
Shirley 7-5-12
Skapski 18-6-0-0 2.36 .918% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.0%
PK – 81.3%

Road
Reinhart 12-18-30
Descheneau 11-17-28
Philp 8-7-15
Dirk 0-15-15
Montgomery 9-5-14
Cable 4-6-10
Leach 2-8-10
Skapski 11-14-1-0 3.11 .902% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 15.0%
PK – 72.2%

Saturday, February 23, 2013

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Kootenay 5 Calgary 1 Game #61

Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE extended their home winning streak to 12 games with a 5-1 win over the Calgary Hitmen in WHL action on Saturday.

The ICE (30-29-2-0) opened the scoring in the second period with Levi Cable in the middle slot with a wrist shot that beat the goalie high on the glove side.
Late in the period the ICE made it 2-0 on a powerplay with Jakub Prochazkha scoring on a goal mouth scramble.
It’s his 1st career PPG and his first goal scored on home ice as his 2 previous goals came on the road.
The Hitmen (40-18-1-3) lost defenseman Jaynen Rissling early in the second period after blocking a shot in his lower leg.

In the third period Hitmen forward Pavlov Padakin scored with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
It was a 1-goal game with 4 minutes left in the game.
Brock Montgomery on a power-play deflection, Jaedon Descheneau on a rebound and Jordyn Boyd into an empty net made the final 5-1.

The ICE have tied a Franchise Record with 12 straight home wins. (Nov 26/06-Jan 27/07)

Brock Montgomery (6 games) and Sam Reinhart (7 games and 23 of 24 games) extended their point streaks.

The ICE will visit Lethbridge on Sunday.

Defenseman Tanner Faith returned after missing 12 games to an upper body injury.
ICE Scratch – Landon Peel.

Cranbrook, BC -- The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club is pleased to announce that the Jersey off the Back raised $6,155 for the Kootenay ICE Education Fund.
On Saturday, February 23rd when the ICE hosted the Calgary Hitmen, the game worn RBK white jerseys were auctioned off in a silent auction. Defenseman Jagger Dirk game worn jersey brought in the most money at $600.
The jersey winners will receive their jerseys at the conclusion of 2013 season. The Kootenay ICE would like to thank all the fans for their support.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay 11
Home 4 – Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Calgary,
Away 7 – Lethbridge 2, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Tri City, Spokane, Calgary

Lethbridge 11
Home 4 – Kootenay 2, Red Deer, Medicine Hat
Away 7 – Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Red Deer, Calgary, Kootenay, Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat 9
Home 4 – Red Deer, Kootenay, Calgary, Lethbridge
Away 5 – Kootenay, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Calgary, Lethbridge

Swift Current 10
Home 4 – Brandon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away 6 – Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Regina

Game Summary
Calgary 40-18-1-3 Kootenay 30-29-2-0

1st Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Faith Ktn (interference), 3:48; Hubic Ktn (holding), 6:23; Brooks Cal (hooking), 15:31; Brassart Cal (interference), 19:54.

2nd Period-
1, Kootenay, Cable 11 (Montgomery), 6:51.
2, Kootenay, Prochazka 3 (Cable, Dirk), 15:59 (PP).
Penalties-Vetterl Ktn (interference), 2:01; Helgesen Cal (hooking), 3:41; Sylvester Cal (high sticking), 15:47; Jones Cal (boarding), 17:36.

3rd Period-
3, Calgary, Padakin 19 7:27.
4, Kootenay, Montgomery 27 (Leach, Reinhart), 16:12 (PP).
5, Kootenay, Descheneau 19 (Faith, Reinhart), 17:24.
6, Kootenay, Boyd 6 (O'Connor), 17:59 (EN).
Penalties-Muth Ktn (hooking), 4:27; Harmsworth Cal (tripping), 15:28; Skapski Ktn (roughing), 18:16; Brassart Cal (slashing), 20:00; Zgraggen Cal (major-fighting), 20:00; Muth Ktn (major-fighting), 20:00; Skapski Ktn (roughing), 20:00; Vetterl Ktn (roughing), 20:00.

Shots on Goal-Calgary 10-13-5-28. Kootenay 10-11-15-36.
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 0 / 5; Kootenay 2 / 6.
Goalies-Calgary, Shields 10-5-0-1 (35 shots-31 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 29-20-1-0 (28 shots-27 saves).
A-2,744
Referees-Kevin Bennett (29), Steve Papp (17).
Linesmen-Michael Boisvert (111), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #61

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

2 years ago Calgary hosted the 1st WHL outdoor game played in Canada. What was the attendance?

ANSWER – On February 21/11 a crowd of 20,888 watched Calgary play Regina.

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Calgary @ Kootenay Game #61

The Kootenay ICE will host Calgary tonight in the 6th meeting of the season.
The Hitmen lead the season series 3-2.
September 22nd in Calgary – Hitmen 5-1
November 11th in Calgary – ICE 4-0
December 2nd in Calgary – Hitmen 4-1
December 4th in Cranbrook – Hitmen 6-1
December 31st in Cranbrook – ICE 3-2
The ICE are 19-5-1 in their last 25 games and have won 11 home games in a row.
The Franchise Record is 12 home wins in a row Nov 26/06-Jan 27/07.
The ICE are in 8th place in the Conference standings.
The Hitmen are in 3rd place in the Conference and beat Prince Albert 6-5 last night in a shootout.
ICE injuries –
Hitmen injuries – Peter Kosterman lower body 2-3 weeks, Alex Roach upper body 2 weeks.
ICE – vs Central Division 11-13-0-0, at Home 18-12-1-0, February 6-2-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Hitmen – vs Central Division 15-8-1-1, on Road 21-9-0-1, in February 7-3-0-0, in Overtime 3-1, in Shootouts 3-3.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.
Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://www.kootenayice.net/program

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 29 Reinhart
Assists – 41 Descheneau
Points – 66 Reinhart
Defenseman – 31 Dirk
Rookie – 36 Philp
PM – 95 Martin
+/- - +18 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.79 .908% 5 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Hitmen
Goals – 33 Sylvester
Assists – 44 Macek
Points – 71 Sylvester, Macek
Defenseman – 43 Roach
Rookie – 31 Padakin
PM – 120 Rissling
+/- - +39 Roach
Goalies – Driedger 2.48 .917% 1 SO, Shields 2.86 .896% 2 SO

Head to Head
ICE
Montgomery 6-0-6
Cable 1-3-4
Reinhart 0-4-4
Leach 0-4-4
Skapski 2-3-0-0 3.40 .887% 1 SO
PP – 9.1%
PK – 83.3%

Hitmen
Macek 2-5-7
Sylvester 2-4-6
Chase 4-1-5
Brassart 0-5-5
Jones 3-1-4
Driedger 2-0-0-0 1.00 .957%
Shields 1-2-0-0 2.35 .928%

Streaks
Reinhart 6 games 2-6-8, 22 of 23 games 16-17-33
Montgomery 5 games 4-2-6

Home
Reinhart 17-19-36
Descheneau 7-24-31
Montgomery 17-7-24
Philp 9-12-21
Cable – 6-12-18
Dirk 3-13-16
Leach 3-11-14
Shirley 7-5-12
Skapski 17-6-0-0 2.41 .916% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.0%
PK – 81.3%

Road
Reinhart 12-18-30
Descheneau 11-17-28
Philp 8-7-15
Dirk 0-15-15
Montgomery 9-5-14
Cable 4-6-10
Leach 2-8-10
Skapski 11-14-1-0 3.11 .902% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 15.0%
PK – 72.2%

Friday, February 22, 2013

THN Future Watch

One of the more popular issues of The Hockey News magazine is their Future Watch edition.
The issue, which has just been released, has ranked ICE forward Sam Reinhart #1 overall for the 2014 NHL Draft.
Reinhart, who has a late birthday, is not eligible for the 2013 Draft in which the magazine has Nathan McKinnon rated #1.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 29-29-2-0 record (18-12-1-0 at home, 11-17-1-0 on the road, 3-2 in overtime, 4-0 in shootouts) and in eighth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and final playoff spot...KOOTENAY has won 19 of their last 25 games and have points in 20 of 26 games since Christmas (19-6-1-0 record)...The ICE have won their last 11 home games (December 31 – February 13 - team record is 12 consecutive wins at home set during the 2006-2007 season)...KOOTENAY has 12 regular season games remaining in the 2012-2013 season (five at home, seven on the road).

JERSEY OFF THE BACK NIGHT: When the ICE host the CALGARY HITMEN on February 18 it will be JERSEY OFF THE BACK NIGHT...Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to bid on the white RBK Edge Jerseys...The winning bid on each jersey will get to meet the player after the game and will receive their jersey at the conclusion of the playoffs...All money raised will go the KOOTENAY ICE Scholarship Fund.

PASTA & CHICKEN BUFFET: The KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB is hosting a PASTA AND CHICKEN BUFFET on Sunday, March 3 at the HERITAGE INN...The dinner will be attended by the KOOTENAY ICE PLAYERS and will start with cocktails at 4:30 pm...Tickets are $30.00 and are available during home games at the FAN CLUB TABLE or by calling KELLY at 250-426-3638 or CAROLIN at 778-517-0118.

DID YOU KNOW: RYAN MCGILL has won 203 regular season games with the ICE (CORY CLOUSTON - 209)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU recorded his first WHL career hat trick against SWIFT CURRENT (February 18)...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who has stopped 24 out of 25 attempts in shootouts this year, is fourth in franchise history for shutouts (TAYLOR DAKERS - 18, JEFF GLASS - 17, NATHAN LIEUWEN – 9)…JOEY LEACH needs to record two more assists to reach 100 in his WHL career...BROCK MONTGOMERY, who needs to record one more assist to reach 50 in his WHL career, is tied for second in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE in power play goals with 15...LUKE PHILP (17-17-34) is ninth in the WHL for rookie scoring with 34 points...SAM REINHART (59-70-129) has played in 130 games with the ICE and has recorded 129 points.
SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART (2-6-8) has recorded at least a point in his last six games…BROCK MONTGOMERY (4-1-5) has recorded a point in his last five games.

INJURY: TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line-up week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 60 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 33-19-4-4, after 61 games were 33-20-4-4 and after 62 games were 33-21-4-4.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday February 19 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday February 20 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday February 21 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday February 22 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Saturday February 23 ICE vs. Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday February 24 ICE @ Lethbridge 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-Power Skating, February 19th at 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm at the Memorial Arena. Members of the ICE will be helping with power skating.
-T.M Roberts Festival, February 22nd from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Members of the ICE will be taking part in a photo op and shoot to win at the school.
-Special Olympics Bowling, February 25th from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Selected Kootenay ICE Players will be bowling with the Special Olympics group.

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, February 13 – Kootenay 5 vs. Victoria 1 – Record 27-28-2-0 – Attendance: 2,249
Goals:
1 - Muth (3) from Cable and Descheneau
2 - Reinhart (29) from Dirk and Shirley
3 - Montgomery (24) from Dirk and Peel
4 - Descheneau (15) from Shirley and Reinhart
5 - Philp (17) from Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (30 Saves, 1 GA)

Friday, February 15 – Kootenay 2 @ Brandon 3 – Record 27-29-2-0 – Attendance: 4,239
Goals:
1 - Montgomery (25) from Reinhart and Descheneau
2 - Vetterl (4) from Thomas
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, February 16 – Kootenay 4 @ Brandon 3 - OT – Record 28-29-2-0 – Attendance: 4,091
Goals:
1 - Montgomery (26) from Dirk
2 - Martin (8) from Boyd and McPhee
3 - O'Connor (6) from Cable and Prochazka
4 - Martin (9) from Reinhart
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (24 Saves, 3 GA)

Monday, February 18 – Kootenay 5 @ Swift Current 2 – Record 29-28-2-0 – Attendance: 2,338
Goals:
1 - Cable (9) from Montgomery and Peel
2 - Descheneau (16) from Reinhart and Dirk
3 - McPhee (5) from Vetterl and Shirley
4 - Descheneau (17)
5 - Descheneau (18) from Cable
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 2 GA)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Kootenay 5 Swift Current 2 Game #60

Swift Current, Sask – Kootenay ICE forward Jaedon Descheneau scored 3 goals in a 5-2 win over the Swift Current Broncos in WHL action on Monday.

The ICE (29-29-2-0) opened the scoring in the first period with Levi Cable putting in his own rebound.
The ICE made it 2-0 on the powerplay with Jaedon Descheneau getting his 1st PPG of the season.

The Broncos (28-26-3-3) scored on their first shift of the second period with Adam Lowry alone in the slot for his 38th of the season.
Midway through the period Zach McPhee crashed the net to put in a loose puck over the fallen down goalie to make it 3-1.

In the third period Jaedon Descheneau scored another powerplay goal on a highlight reel play on the rush.
Broncos cut the lead to 4-2 with Adam Lowry alone near the net for his 5th goal against the ICE this season.
Jaedon Descheneau completed his 1st career hat-trick with an empty net goal.
It’s the 4th hat-trick by an ICE player this season.

With the win the ICE are at .500 for the first time this season and are now in 8th place in the Conference standings.
Sam Reinhart (6 games and 22 of the last 23 games) and Brock Montgomery (5 games) extended their point streaks.
The ICE will host Calgary on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (12th game upper body week-to-week).

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay 12
Home 5 – Calgary 2, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge
Away 7 – Lethbridge 2, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Tri City, Spokane, Calgary

Lethbridge 12
Home 5 – Red Deer 2, Kootenay 2, Medicine Hat
Away 7 – Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Red Deer, Calgary, Kootenay, Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat 12
Home 6 – Prince Albert, Swift Current, Red Deer, Kootenay, Calgary, Lethbridge
Away 6 – Swift Current, Kootenay, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Calgary, Lethbridge

Swift Current 12
Home 5 – Medicine Hat, Brandon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away 7 – Medicine Hat, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Regina

Game Summary
Swift Current 28-26-3-3 Kootenay 29-29-2-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Cable 10 (Montgomery, Peel), 6:45.
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 16 (Reinhart, Dirk), 9:04 (PP).
Penalties-Montgomery Ktn (hooking), 0:58; Martin S.c (hooking), 2:33; Scarlett S.c (slashing), 7:40.

2nd Period-
3, Swift Current, Lowry 38 (Bews, Lund), 0:27.
4, Kootenay, McPhee 6 (Vetterl, Shirley), 10:08.
Penalties-Scarlett S.c (slashing), 3:51.

3rd Period-
5, Kootenay, Descheneau 17 13:35 (PP).
6, Swift Current, Lowry 39 (Gordon, Cave), 17:36.
7, Kootenay, Descheneau 18 (Cable), 18:30 (EN).
Penalties-Philp Ktn (tripping), 9:31; Bews S.c (hooking), 12:08; Mackay S.c (slashing), 19:21.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 10-10-5-25. Swift Current 8-6-11-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 2 / 5; Swift Current 0 / 2.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 28-20-1-0 (25 shots-23 saves). Swift Current, Laurikainen 22-20-2-3 (24 shots-20 saves).
A-2,338
Referees-Patrick Gagnon (71), Nathan Wieler (18).
Linesmen-Devin Pinkney (133), Ian Schafer (56).

Trivia Game #60

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What year did Swift Current Coach Mark Lamb win a Stanley Cup?

ANSWER – 1990 with Edmonton.

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Kootenay @ Swift Current Game #60

The Kootenay ICE will visit Swift Current this afternoon in the 4th and final meeting of the season.
The Broncos lead the season series 2-1.
October 26th in Cranbrook – Broncos 5-2
December 16th in Swift Current – Broncos 4-0
January 4th in Cranbrook – ICE 4-1
The ICE are 18-5-1 in their last 24 games and this will be their last game against an East Division team.
The Broncos are 1-1-0-1 in their last 3 games.
ICE injuries – Tanner Faith upper body week-to-week.
Broncos injuries - Brent Benson upper body week-to-week, Shea Howorko upper body indefinite.
ICE – vs East Division 14-7-2-0, on Road 10-17-1-0, February 5-2-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Broncos – vs Central Division 8-11-0-0, at Home 17-10-2-1, in February 3-4-0-1, in Overtime 2-3, in Shootouts 2-3.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 12:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 29 Reinhart
Assists – 41 Descheneau
Points – 65 Reinhart
Defenseman – 30 Dirk
Rookie – 34 Philp
PM – 95 Martin
+/- - +18 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.80 .908% 5 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Broncos
Goals – 37 Lowry
Assists – 38 Lowry
Points – 75 Lowry
Defenseman – 38 Scarlett
Rookie – 17 Martin
PM – 87 Nedomlel
+/- - +15 Heatherington
Goalies – Laurikainen 2.54 .919 1 SO, Bow 3.09 .897% 1 S0

Head to Head
ICE
Cable 1-2-3
Reinhart 1-2-3
O’Connor 0-2-2
Skapski 1-2-0-0 3.33 .906%
PP – 18.2%
PK – 60.0%

Broncos
Lowry 3-2-5
Gordon 0-4-4
Cave 1-2-3
Nedomlel 0-3-3
Bow 1-0-0-0 0.00 1.000% 1 SO
Laurikainen 1-0-0-0 2.00 .951%
Myland 0-1-0-0 4.00 .800%

Streaks
Reinhart 5 games 2-5-7, 21 of 22 games 16-16-32
Montgomery 4 games 4-1-5

Home
Reinhart 17-19-36
Descheneau 7-24-31
Montgomery 17-7-24
Philp 9-12-21
Cable – 6-12-18
Dirk 3-13-16
Leach 3-11-14
Shirley 7-5-12
Skapski 17-6-0-0 2.41 .916% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.0%
PK – 81.3%

Road
Reinhart 12-17-29
Descheneau 8-17-25
Dirk 0-14-14
Montgomery 9-4-13
Philp 8-5-13
Leach 2-8-10
Skapski 10-14-1-0 3.16 .901% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 13.7%
PK – 71.6%

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay 13
Home 5 – Calgary 2, Red Deer, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge
Away 8 – Swift Current, Lethbridge 2, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Tri City, Spokane, Calgary

Lethbridge 12
Home 5 – Red Deer 2, Kootenay 2, Medicine Hat
Away 7 – Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Red Deer, Calgary, Kootenay, Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat 12
Home 6 – Prince Albert, Swift Current, Red Deer, Kootenay, Calgary, Lethbridge
Away 6 – Swift Current, Kootenay, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Calgary, Lethbridge

Swift Current 13
Home 6 – Kootenay, Medicine Hat, Brandon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Regina
Away 7 – Medicine Hat, Brandon, Calgary, Red Deer, Moose Jaw, Brandon, Regina

Kootenay 4 Brandon 3 OT Game #59

Brandon, Man – Kootenay ICE forward Jon Martin scored 2 goals, including the overtime winner, in a 4-3 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings in WHL action on Saturday.

The Wheat Kings (21-34-3-2) scored a powerplay goal in the first period with Ryan Pulock scoring on a shot that went off the goalies’ shoulder into the net.

The ICE (28-29-2-0) tied the game early in the second period as Jagger Dirk point shot went off Brock Montgomery’s skate into the net.
5 minutes later the ICE took a 2-1 lead as Jordan Boyd fed Jon Martin near the crease for a redirection.
4 minutes later the ICE made it 3-1 as Kyle O’Connor received a behind the net pass from Levi Cable and scored on a one time shot high on the glove side.
O'Connor's last goal was December 4th and ended a 31 game goaless streak.
Late in the period the ICE hit the cross bar on a powerplay and as the penalty ended the Wheat Kings sent Nick Buonassisi on a breakaway who scored with a shot low on the stick side.

Early in the third period the Wheat Kings tied the game with a shorthanded rebound goal by Marek Kalus.

In overtime Jon Martin got his 2nd career multi-goal game as he scored with a wrist shot on the stickside.

Brock Montgomery (4 games) and Sam Reinhart (5 games) extended their point streaks.
The ICE are now 1 point out of a playoff spot.

The ICE will visit Swift Current on Monday.

ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (11th game upper body week-to-week).

Game Summary
Brandon 21-34-3-2 Kootenay 28-29-2-0

1st Period-
1, Brandon, Pulock 14 (Quenneville, McGauley), 15:59 (PP).
Penalties-Descheneau Ktn (hooking), 7:11; Peel Ktn (tripping), 15:04; O'Connor Ktn (tripping), 16:20.

2nd Period-
2, Kootenay, Montgomery 26 (Dirk), 1:10.
3, Kootenay, Martin 8 (Boyd, McPhee), 6:21.
4, Kootenay, O'Connor 6 (Cable, Prochazka), 9:57.
5, Brandon, Buonassisi 11 (Roy), 19:13.
Penalties-Maguire Bdn (hooking), 4:05; Pulock Bdn (tripping), 17:06.

3rd Period-
6, Brandon, Kalus 4 (McGauley), 2:25 (SH).
Penalties-Walters Bdn (interference), 0:56; Descheneau Ktn (tripping), 8:55; Leach Ktn (slashing), 8:55; Buonassisi Bdn (slashing), 8:55; Quenneville Bdn (hooking), 12:01.

OT Period-
7, Kootenay, Martin 9 (Reinhart), 1:17.
Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 11-19-10-1-41. Brandon 11-9-7-0-27.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 4; Brandon 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 27-20-1-0 (27 shots-24 saves). Brandon, Honey 9-14-1-1 (41 shots-37 saves).
A-4,091
Referees-Curtis Howe (27), Jeff Ingram (82).
Linesmen-Kelsey Mahoney (138), Andrew Stammers (136).

Trivia Game #59

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What years did the Wheat Kings have the best record in the WHL?

ANSWER – Brandon was the Regular Season Champions, winners of the Scotty Munro Trophy, in 1996, 1979, 1978 and 1977.

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Kootenay @ Brandon Game #59

The Kootenay ICE will visit Brandon tonight in the 4th and final meeting of the season.
The ICE lead the season series 2-1.
November 16th in Cranbrook – ICE 5-3
November 17th in Cranbrook – ICE 4-0
February 15th in Brandon – Wheat Kings 3-2
The ICE are 17-5-1 in their last 23 games and have lost 4 straight road games.
The Wheat Kings are 3-3-0-0 during their 7-game homestand.
ICE injuries – Tanner Faith upper body week-to-week.
Wheat Kings injuries – Corbin Boes lower body week-to-week, Richard Nejezchleb upper body week-to-week, Tyrel Seaman upper body week-to-week, Tyler Yaworski suspension 1 game remaining.
ICE – vs East Division 13-7-2-0, on Road 9-17-1-0, February 4-2-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Wheat Kings – vs Central Division 8-13-0-1, at Home 11-18-1-0, in February 3-4-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 2-2.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:00 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 29 Reinhart
Assists – 41 Descheneau
Points – 64 Reinhart
Defenseman – 29 Dirk
Rookie – 34 Philp
PM – 95 Martin
+/- - +18 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.80 .908% 5 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Wheat Kings
Goals – 16 Hawryluk
Assists – 28 Pulock
Points – 41 Pulock
Defenseman – 41 Pulock
Rookie – 40 Hawryluk
PM – 129 Yaworski
+/- - +6 Yaworski
Goalies – Honey 3.69 .897%, Boes 4.08 889%, Papirny 1-1-0-0 2.84 .893%

Head to Head
ICE
Descheneau 1-4-5
Reinhart 3-1-4
Montgomery 1-2-3
Vetterl 2-0-2
Skapski 2-1-0-0 2.01 .935% 1 SO
PP – 44.4%
PK – 81.8%

Wheat Kings
McGauley 0-4-4
Pulock 2-1-3
Hawryluk 2-0-2
Papirny 1-0-0-0 2.00 .931
Honey 0-1-0-0 3.02 ,898%
Boes 0-1-0-0 12.00 .733%

Streaks
Descheneau 4 games 2-6-8
Reinhart 4 games 2-4-6, 20 of 21 games 16-15-31
Montgomery 3 games 3-1-4

Home
Reinhart 17-19-36
Descheneau 7-24-31
Montgomery 17-7-24
Philp 9-12-21
Cable – 6-12-18
Dirk 3-13-16
Leach 3-11-14
Shirley 7-5-12
Skapski 17-6-0-0 2.41 .916% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.0%
PK – 81.3%

Road
Reinhart 12-16-28
Descheneau 8-17-25
Philp 8-5-13
Dirk 0-13-13
Montgomery 8-4-12
Leach 2-8-10
Skapski 9-14-1-0 3.17 .901% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 14.3%
PK – 71.4%

Friday, February 15, 2013

Brandon 3 Kootenay 2 Game #58

Brandon, Man – The Brandon Wheat Kings scored a late 3rd period powerplay goal in a 3-2 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday.

The ICE (27-29-2-0) opened the scoring in the second period on the powerplay with Brock Montgomery near the crease for an open net goal.
The Wheat Kings (21-34-2-2) tied the game 3 minutes later with Jack Palmer alone in the slot for a wrist shot goal.
Late in the period Ryan Pulock scored to give the Wheat Kings a 2-1 after 2 periods.

Early in the third period Austin Vetterl tied the game with a wrist shot high on the stick side.
Late in the period the Wheat Kings made it 3-2 with a powerplay goal from Jayce Hawryluk.

Jaedon Descheneau (4 games), Sam Reinhart (4 games) and Brock Montgomery (3 games) extended their point streaks.

Brandon’s starting goalie Jordan Papirny made his 2nd career start and 3rd career WHL appearance, earned his 1st win.

The ICE will visit Brandon on Saturday.

15-year-old defenseman Troy Murray, ICE 1st pick in 2012 Bantam Draft, did not join the club this weekend as planned after suffering an injury on Wednesday.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (10th game upper body week-to-week).

Game Summary
Brandon 21-34-2-2 Kootenay 27-29-2-0

1st Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Leach Ktn (hooking), 10:29.

2nd Period-
1, Kootenay, Montgomery 25 (Reinhart, Descheneau), 3:11 (PP).
2, Brandon, Palmer 3 (Pankewicz, Waltz), 6:13.
3, Brandon, Pulock 13 (McGauley, Roy), 18:56.
Penalties-Quenneville Bdn (holding), 1:54.

3rd Period-
4, Kootenay, Vetterl 4 (Thomas), 5:59.
5, Brandon, Hawryluk 16 (McGauley, Pulock), 15:56 (PP).
Penalties-Vetterl Ktn (holding), 15:08.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 7-11-11-29. Brandon 9-15-2-26.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 1; Brandon 1 / 2.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 26-20-1-0 (26 shots-23 saves). Brandon, Papirny 1-1-0-0 (29 shots-27 saves).
A-4,239
Referees-Chris Crich (20), Cole Hamm (51).
Linesmen-Warren Birch (110), Cole Hamm (51).

Trivia Game #58

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

How many years in a row has Brandon made the playoffs?

For the answer visit jeffhollick.blogspot.com.

ANSWER – 12 years in a row.

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Kootenay @ Brandon Game #58

The Kootenay ICE will visit Brandon tonight in the 3rd meeting of the season.
The ICE lead the season series 2-0.
November 16th in Cranbrook – ICE 5-3
November 17th in Cranbrook – ICE 4-0
The ICE are 17-4-1 in their last 22 games and have lost 3 straight road games.
The Wheat Kings are 2-3-0-0 during their 7-game homestand.
ICE injuries – Tanner Faith upper body week-to-week.
Wheat Kings injuries – Corbin Boes, G, lower body, week-to-week, Richard Nejezchleb, F, upper body, week-to-week, Tyrel Seaman, F, upper body, week-to-week, Tyler Yaworski, D, suspension 2 games remaining.
ICE – vs East Division 13-6-2-0, on Road 9-16-1-0, February 4-1-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Wheat Kings – vs Central Division 7-13-0-1, at Home 10-18-1-0, in February 2-4-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 2-2.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:00 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 29 Reinhart
Assists – 40 Descheneau
Points – 63 Reinhart
Defenseman – 29 Dirk
Rookie – 34 Philp
PM – 95 Martin
+/- - +19 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.80 .909% 5 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Wheat Kings
Goals – 15 Hawryluk, McGauley
Assists – 27 Pulock
Points – 39 Hawryluk, Pulock
Defenseman – 39 Pulock
Rookie – 39 Hawryluk
PM – 129 Yaworski
+/- - +6 Yaworski
Goalies – Honey 3.69 .897%, Boes 4.08 889%

Head to Head
ICE
Descheneau 1-3-4
Reinhart 3-0-3
Philp 1-1-2
O’Connor 1-1-2
Shirley 1-1-2
Skapski 2-0-0-0 1.50 .955% 1 SO
PP – 37.5%
PK – 88.9%

Wheat Kings
McGauley 0-2-2
Pulock 1-0-1
Hawryluk 1-0-1
Honey 0-1-0-0 3.02 ,898%
Boes 0-1-0-0 12.00 .733%

Streaks
Dirk 6 games 1-6-7
Descheneau 3 games 2-5-7
Reinhart 3 games 2-3-5, 19 of 20 games 16-14-30
Montgomery 2 games 2-1-3

Home
Reinhart 17-19-36
Descheneau 7-24-31
Montgomery 17-7-24
Philp 9-12-21
Cable – 6-12-18
Dirk 3-13-16
Leach 3-11-14
Shirley 7-5-12
Skapski 17-6-0-0 2.41 .916% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.0%
PK – 81.3%

Road
Reinhart 12-15-27
Descheneau 8-16-24
Philp 8-5-13
Dirk 0-13-13
Montgomery 7-4-11
Leach 2-8-10
Skapski 9-13-1-0 3.17 .902% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 13.3%
PK – 71.9%

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kootenay 5 Victoria 1 Game #57

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forward Jaedon Descheneau had 1 goal and 2 assists in a 5-1 win over the Victoria Royals in WHL action on Wednesday.

The ICE (27-28-2-0) scored late in the first period with defenseman Tanner Muth’s wrist shot from the blueline beating the screened goalie high on the glove side.

In the second period the ICE made it 2-0 on rebound goal by Sam Reinhart who set a career with his 27th of the season.

In the third period the ICE scored 2 goals in less than a minute with Brock Montgomery and Jaedon Descheneau making it 4-0.
Victoria changed goalies with Coleman Vollrath replacing Patrick Polivka.
The Royals (32-20-1-3) scored a few minutes later with Steven Hodges scoring with a wrist shot high on the glove side.
With the teams skating 4-on-4 Luke Philp scored to make the game 5-1.

Jaedon Descheneau (3 games), Sam Reinhart (3 games) and Jagger Dirk (6 games) extended their point streaks.
The ICE have won 11 straight home games which is one off the Franchise Record. (FR 12 Nov 26/06-Jan 27/07)

The ICE will visit Brandon on Friday.
This was the 5th and final game for the ICE against a BC Division team and finished with 1-4-0-0 record.

This was the 1st ever appearance in Cranbrook for the Victoria Royals, formerly the Chilliwack Bruins, and only 5 players are on the roster from the last time they visited the ICE. (Tyler Stahl, Steven Hodges, Tim Traber, Jamie Crooks, Brandon Magee)
Jordan Fransoo (Brandon), Trent Lofthouse (Everett) and Alex Gogolev (Calgary) did play against the ICE in Cranbrook last season.

Kimberley native Issac Schacher played in his 1st WHL for the Royals (KIJHL Kimberley 45 GP 14-22-36 44pm).
From The Drive/B-104 …
A Kimberley product is going to make his W.H.L debut with the Victoria Royals in Cranbrook Wednesday night.
It's the first time the Royals have ever played Kootenay in Cranbrook and Isaac Schacher will suit up for the Royals against the team he's grown up watching.
"It's a dream come true, I've gone to so many Ice games growing up and the dream's always been to play in the W.H.L," said Schacher. "Watching them growing up and now having the opportunity to make my debut at home is pretty special."
The big blue liner was in discussions with the Penticton Vees of the B.C.H.L and also looked at the college route.
"I was flip-flopping going the Junior A, NCAA route and going to the W.H.L," said Schacher. "A few days ago Victoria came to me with the opportunity to sign; I took a couple days to think about it and sort it out with my family and decided it was the best opportunity for me, moving forward."
This season, Schacher is second on the Dynamiters in scoring and he explains what the Royals expect from him.
"They haven't spoken much about my role, it's more just coming to camp in shape next season and playing to the best of my abilities," said Schacher.

Cranbrook’s Colin Patterson will be inducted into the BC Hockey Hall of Fame later this summer.

Troy Murray, Kootenay’s 1st round pick in the 2012 Bantam Draft, will join the club for their 3-game road trip this weekend. (Sask AAA Midget Regina 36 GP 3-6-9 28pm)

ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (9th game upper body week-to-week).

Game Summary
Victoria 32-20-1-3 Kootenay 27-28-2-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Muth 3 (Descheneau, Cable), 16:13.
Penalties-Carroll Vic (high sticking), 10:19.

2nd Period-
2, Kootenay, Reinhart 29 (Dirk, Shirley), 3:00.
Penalties-Polivka Vic (tripping), 15:16.

3rd Period-
3, Kootenay, Montgomery 24 (Dirk, Peel), 4:19.
4, Kootenay, Descheneau 15 (Shirley, Reinhart), 4:54.
5, Victoria, Hodges 23 (Carroll), 8:05.
6, Kootenay, Philp 17 (Descheneau), 16:36.
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (hooking), 8:37; Dirk Ktn (roughing), 12:42; Magee Vic (tripping), 14:47; Shirley Ktn (tripping), 16:11; Carroll Vic (cross checking, major-fighting), 19:06; Fisher Vic (major-fighting, game misconduct), 19:06; Boyd Ktn (major-fighting), 19:06; Thomas Ktn (instigator, major-fighting, game misconduct), 19:06.

Shots on Goal-Victoria 9-7-15-31. Kootenay 9-9-10-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Victoria 0 / 3; Kootenay 0 / 3.
Goalies-Victoria, Polivka 28-12-1-2 (23 shots-19 saves); Vollrath 2-6-0-1 (5 shots-4 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 26-19-1-0 (31 shots-30 saves).
A-2,249
Referees-Kevin Webinger (6), Derek Zalaski (8).
Linesmen-Scott Sharun (103), Ian Shaver (74).

Trivia Game #57

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

When was the last time Victoria had a WHL franchise?

ANSWER – From 1971-94 they were home to the Victoria Cougars.

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Victoria @ Kootenay Game #57

The Kootenay ICE will host Victoria in their only meeting of the season.
The ICE have not won a game against a BC Division team this season 0-4-0-0.
The ICE are 16-4-1 in their last 21 games and have won 10 straight home games.
The Royals have won 5 games in a row including 3 straight road games.
Victoria has won 10 games when trailing after 2 periods.
ICE injuries – Tanner Faith upper body week-to-week.
Royals injuries – Kolton Dixon lower body day-to-day, Alex Gogolev lower body 2 weeks, Luke Harrison upper body indefinite, Trent Lofthouse upper body 3-5 weeks, Logan Nelson lower body day-to-day.
ICE – vs BC Division 0-4-0-0, at Home 17-12-1-0, in February 3-1-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Royals – vs Central Division 2-3-0-1, on Road 13-14-0-1, in February 5-1-0-0, in Overtime 2-1, in Shootouts 5-3.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://www.kootenayice.net/program

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 28 Reinhart
Assists – 38 Descheneau
Points – 61 Reinhart
Defenseman – 27 Dirk
Rookie – 33 Philp
PM – 95 Martin
+/- - +17 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.83 .907% 5 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Royals
Goals – 28 Magee, Crooks
Assists – 45 Gogolev
Points – 65 Gogolev
Defenseman – 32 Cote
Rookie – 20 Hicketts
PM – 119 Kanzig
+/- - +18 B.Walker
Goalies – Polivka 2.97 .901% 2 SO, Vollrath 3.77 .875%

Streaks
Dirk 5 games 1-4-5
Descheneau 2 games 1-3-4
Reinhart 2 games 1-2-3, 18 of 19 games 15-13-28

Home
Reinhart 16-17-33
Descheneau 6-22-28
Montgomery 16-8-24
Philp 8-11-19
Cable – 6-11-17
Leach 3-11-14
Dirk 3-11-14
Shirley 7-3-10
Skapski 16-6-0-0 2.48 .913% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.5%
PK – 80.7%

Road
Reinhart 12-15-27
Descheneau 8-17-25
Philp 8-5-13
Dirk 0-12-12
Montgomery 7-4-11
Leach 2-8-10
Skapski 9-13-1-0 3.17 .902% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 13.3%
PK – 71.9%

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 26-28-2-0 record (17-12-1-0 at home, 9-16-1-0 on the road, 2-2 in overtime, 4-0 in shootouts) and in ninthplace in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and just three points out of the eighth and final playoff spot...KOOTENAY has won 16 of their last 21 games and have points in 17 of 22 games since Christmas (16-5-1-0 record)...The ICE have won their last ten home games (December 31 – February 9 - team record is 12 consecutive wins at home set during the 2006-2007 season)...KOOTENAY will play five of their next seven games on the road to finish out the month of FEBRUARY.

PASTA & CHICKEN BUFFET: The KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB is hosting a PASTA AND CHICKEN BUFFET on Sunday, March 3 at the HERITAGE INN...The dinner will be attended by the KOOTENAY ICE PLAYERS and will start with cocktails at 4:30 pm...Tickets are $30.00 and are available during home games at the FAN CLUB TABLE or by calling KELLY at 250-426-3638 or CAROLIN at 778-517-0118.

DID YOU KNOW: RYAN MCGILL became the second Head Coach in franchise history to win 200 regular season games on February 9th against MOOSE JAW (CORY CLOUSTON - 209)...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who recorded his fifth shutout of the season against MOOSE JAW on February 9th (25 saves), is fourth in franchise history for shutouts (TAYLOR DAKERS - 18, JEFF GLASS - 17, NATHAN LIEUWEN – 9)…SKAPSKI has stopped 24 out of 25 attempts in shootouts this year...JOEY LEACH, who is the ICE all time franchise leader in plus/minus with a plus 91, needs to record two more assists to reach 100 in his WHL career...BROCK MONTGOMERY, who needs to record two more assists to reach 50 in his WHL career, is tied for second in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE in power play goals with 14...LUKE PHILP (16-17-33) is tied for eighth in the WHL for rookie scoring with 33 points...The ICE are 12-10-2-0 when outshooting their opponent, 12-18-0-0 when being outshot and 2-0-0-0 when shots are tied...KOOTENAY is 15-2-1-0 when leading after the second period, 4-23-1-0 when losing and 7-3-0-0 when tied.

SCORING STREAKS: JAGGER DIRK (1-4-5) has recorded at least a point in his last four games…SAM REINHART (14-11-25) had his 16 game point streak end against SPOKANE on February 8.

INJURY: TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line-up week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 56 games of the 2011-2012 season the 31-17-4-4, after 57 games were 31-18-4-4 and after 58 games were 32-18-4-4.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Wednesday February 13 ICE vs. Victoria 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday February 14 Travel Day
Friday February 15 ICE @ Brandon 6:30 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday February 16 ICE @ Brandon 6:30 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday February 17 Travel Day
Monday February 18 ICE @ Swift Current 1:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:
-Power Skating, February 19th at 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm at the Memorial Arena. Members of the ICE will be helping with power skating.
-T.M Roberts Festival, February 22nd from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Members of the ICE will be taking part in a photo op and shoot to win at the school.
-Special Olympics Bowling, February 25th from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Selected Kootenay ICE Players will be bowling with the Special Olympics group.

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, February 8 – Kootenay 4 vs. Spokane 1 – Record 25-27-2-0 – Attendance: 2,631
Goals:
1 - Martin (7) from Vetterl and McPhee
2 - Cable (8) from Dirk
3 - Philp (16) from Montgomery
4 - Vetterl (3) from McPhee
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (31 Saves, 1 GA)

Saturday, February 9 – Kootenay 4 vs. Moose Jaw 0 – Record 26-27-2-0 – Attendance: 2,424
Goals:
1 - Shirley (8) from Descheneau and Reinhart
2 - Dirk (3) from Descheneau
3 - Reinhart (28) from Shirley and Boyd
4 - Cable (9) from Peel and Philp
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 0 GA)

Sunday, February 10 – Kootenay 2 @ Medicine Hat 3 – Record 26-28-2-0 – Attendance: 4,006
Goals:
1 - Montgomery (23) from Leach and Dirk
2 - Descheneau (14) from Reinhart and Dirk
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (20 Saves, 3 GA)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Medicine Hat 3 Kootenay 2 Game #56

Medicine Hat, Alb – Medicine Hat Tiger forward Trevor Cox scored 2 third period goals in a 3-2 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Sunday.

The ICE (26-28-2-0) opened the scoring in the first period on a powerplay deflection by Brock Montgomery off a slap shot from the point from Joey Leach.
The goal is Montgomery’s 23rd of the season which is a new career high and was his 6th of the year against Medicine Hat.

The Tigers (27-26-2-1) tied the game on an early second period powerplay goal by Curtis Valk.

In the third period the Tigers made it 2-1 on an odd man rush goal by Trevor Cox.
3 minutes later Cox scored on another odd man rush to make it 3-1.
The ICE pulled their goalie with 1 minute to go and Jaedon Descheneau scored with 34 seconds left to get back within a goal.
In the dying seconds the ICE had a chance to tie the game on a goal mouth scramble but were denied.

Brock Montgomery (6 games) and Jagger Dirk (5 games) extended their point streaks.

The ICE will host Victoria on Wednesday.

ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (8th game upper body week-to-week).

Game Summary
Medicine Hat 27-26-2-1 Kootenay 26-28-2-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Montgomery 23 (Leach, Descheneau), 11:11 (PP).
Penalties-Lanigan M.h (tripping), 10:27; Leach Ktn (tripping), 19:24.

2nd Period-
2, Medicine Hat, Valk 33 (Koules, Bredo), 5:19 (PP).
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (cross checking), 4:46; Jensen M.h (slashing), 6:22; Martin Ktn (hooking), 19:52.

3rd Period-
3, Medicine Hat, Cox 15 (Koules, Pearce), 6:48.
4, Medicine Hat, Cox 16 (Stanton, Becker), 9:52.
5, Kootenay, Descheneau 14 (Reinhart, Dirk), 19:27. Penalties-Valk M.h (tripping), 0:57; Leier M.h (hooking), 1:55; Lewington M.h (checking from behind), 12:11.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 7-13-11-31. Medicine Hat 5-11-7-23.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 5; Medicine Hat 1 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 25-19-1-0 (23 shots-20 saves). Medicine Hat, Lanigan 19-13-1-1 (31 shots-29 saves).
A-0
Referees-Mike Campbell (89), Kevin Webinger (6).
Linesmen-Matthew Sanders (70), Justin Slimm (105).

Trivia Game #56

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who has the Franchise Record for most shorthanded goals in one season?

ANSWER – 8 Duncan Milroy 02-03.

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Kootenay @ Medicine Hat Game #56

The Kootenay ICE will visit Medicine Hat tonight in the 4th meeting of the season.
The ICE lead the season series 2-1.
November 4th in Medicine Hat – Tigers 3-1
January 11th in Cranbrook – ICE 7-5
January 23rd in Cranbrook – ICE 3-2
The ICE are 16-3-1 in their last 20 games.
The Tigers are in 8th place in the Eastern Conference, 1 point ahead of the ICE.
ICE injuries – Tanner Faith upper body week-to-week.
Tigers injuries – None.
ICE – vs Central Division 11-12-0-0, on Road 9-15-1-0, in February 3-0-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Tigers – vs Central Division 10-13-1-0, at Home 17-10-0-0, in February 1-2-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 4-1.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 5:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://www.kootenayice.net/program

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 28 Reinhart
Assists – 38 Descheneau
Points – 60 Reinhart
Defenseman – 25 Dirk
Rookie – 32 Philp
PM – 93 Martin
+/- - +17 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.83 .908% 5 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Tigers
Goals – 32 Valk
Assists – 41 Pearce
Points – 69 Valk
Defenseman – 20 Lewington
Rookie – 30 Koules
PM – 89 Lewington
+/- - +8 Leier
Goalies – Lanigan 2.85 .913% 3 SO, Langhamer 3.70 .887% 1 SO

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 4-3-7
Descheneau 0-7-7
Montgomery 5-0-5
Philp 2-2-4
Leach 0-2-2
Cable 0-2-2
Hoflin 1-0-0-0 1.67 .963%
Skapski 1-1-0-0 3.34 .895%
PP – 41.7%
PK – 73.3%

Tigers
Pearce 3-2-5
Valk 1-4-5
Shinkaruk 2-2-4
Leier 1-2-3
Lanigan 1-2-0-0 3.37 .890%

Streaks
Montgomery 5 games 2-3-5
Dirk 4 games 1-3-4
Cable 3 games 3-0-3

Home
Reinhart 16-18-34
Descheneau 6-22-28
Montgomery 16-8-24
Philp 8-11-19
Cable – 6-11-17
Leach 3-11-14
Dirk 3-11-14
Shirley 7-3-10
Skapski 16-6-0-0 2.48 .913% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.5%
PK – 80.7%

Road
Reinhart 12-14-26
Descheneau 7-16-23
Philp 8-5-13
Dirk 0-11-11
Montgomery 6-4-10
Leach 2-7-9
Cable 3-4-7
Skapski 9-12-1-0 3.18 .903% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 12.9%
PK – 72.1%

Saturday, February 9, 2013

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Kootenay 4 Moose Jaw 0 Game #55

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE forwards Collin Shirley and Sam Reinhart each had 1 goal and 1 assist and Mackenzie Skapski made 25 saves for his 5th shutout of season in a 4-0 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in WHL action on Saturday.

The ICE (26-27-2-0) opened the scoring late in the first period as Collin Shirley drove wide around a defender and put the puck into the crease that went off a skate and through the goalies’ legs.
It’s the 6th time Shirley has scored the first goal of the game.

In the second period the ICE made it 2-0 on the powerplay with Jagger Dirk scoring with a slap shot high on the glove side.
The goal came 2 seconds after a 2-man advantage ended.
Before the period ended Sam Reinhart had a breakaway and scored on a backhand deke.

Early in the third period Levi Cable was alone in front of the net for a rebound goal.

The Warriors (18-29-3-6) have been shutout 3 times this season.

The last time an ICE goalie had 5 shutouts in one season was Taylor Dakers in 06-07.
Brock Montgomery (5 games), Jagger Dirk (3 games) and Levi Cable (3 games) extended their point streaks.
The ICE have won 10 home games in a row.
Ryan McGill became the 2nd ICE coach to reach 200 career regular season wins. (Cory Clouston 209)
The last time the ICE were 1 game below .500 was the 9th game of the season when they were 4-5-0-0.

The ICE will visit Medicine Hat on Sunday.

ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (7th game upper body week-to-week).

Game Summary
Moose Jaw 18-29-3-6 Kootenay 26-27-2-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Shirley 8 (Descheneau), 15:05.
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (interference), 11:24; McCarthy M.j (high sticking), 16:39.

2nd Period-
2, Kootenay, Dirk 3 (Descheneau, Reinhart), 13:49 (PP).
3, Kootenay, Reinhart 28 (Shirley, Boyd), 18:54.
Penalties-Martin Ktn (roughing), 1:36; McFaull M.j (elbowing), 11:47; Fioretti M.j (delay of game), 13:10; Martin Ktn (tripping), 14:36.

3rd Period-
4, Kootenay, Cable 9 (Peel, Montgomery), 4:50.
Penalties-Uhrich M.j (major-fighting), 3:46; Martin Ktn (major-fighting), 3:46; Eberle M.j (roughing), 6:23; Descheneau Ktn (slashing), 6:23; Thomas Ktn (delay of game), 17:04.

Shots on Goal-Moose Jaw 5-14-6-25. Kootenay 13-11-5-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Moose Jaw 0 / 4; Kootenay 1 / 3.
Goalies-Moose Jaw, Paulic 14-17-3-4 (29 shots-25 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 25-18-1-0 (25 shots-25 saves).
A-2,631
Referees-Jason Cramer (57), Jeff Ingram (82).
Linesmen-Michael Boisvert (111), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #55

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who has the Franchise Record for most career regular season games by a defenseman?

ANSWER – Brayden McNabb with 258, tonight Joey Leach is playing game #257.

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Moose Jaw @ Kootenay Game #55

The Kootenay ICE will host Moose Jaw tonight in the 4th and final meeting of the season.
The Warriors lead the season series 2-1.
November 10th in Cranbrook – Warriors 4-1
January 19th in Moose Jaw – ICE 3-2 SO
January 25th in Moose Jaw – Warriors 3-2 OT
The ICE are 15-3-1 in their last 19 games and have won 9 straight home games.
Moose Jaw is 4-3-0-0 in their last 7 games and lost 4-1 in Medicine Hat last night.
ICE injuries – Tanner Faith upper body week-to-week.
Warriors injuries – Daniel Wapple upper body day-to-day, Jordan Wyton upper body week-to-week.
ICE – vs East Division 12-6-2-0, at Home 16-12-1-0, in February 2-0-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Warriors – vs Central Division 4-11-3-4, on Road 9-18-1-2, in February 1-2-0-0, in Overtime 2-3, in Shootouts 3-6.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://www.kootenayice.net/program

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 27 Reinhart
Assists – 36 Descheneau
Points – 58 Reinhart
Defenseman – 24 Dirk
Rookie – 32 Philp
PM – 84 Martin
+/- - +16 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.89 .906% 4 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Warriors
Goals – 27 Fioretti
Assists – 32 Rielly
Points – 56 Fioretti
Defenseman – 39 Rielly
Rookie – 38 Point
PM – 70 Morse
+/- - +1 Wyton
Goalies – Paulic 3.18 .898%, Wapple 4-12-0-2 3.61 .886%

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 2-1-3
Descheneau 1-1-2
McPhee 1-0-1
Shirley 1-0-1
Hoflin 0-0-0-0 0.00 1.000% 30 minutes
Skapski 1-1-1-0 3.38 .870%
PP – 10.0%
PK – 63.6%

Warriors
Fioretti 2-3-5
McFaull 2-1-3
Point 0-2-2
Gore 0-2-2
Rielly 0-2-2
Paulic 2-0-0-1 1.58 .941%

Streaks
Montgomery 4 games – 2-2-4
Dirk 3 games 0-3-3
Philp 2 games 1-1-2
Cable 2 games 2-0-2

Home
Reinhart 15-17-32
Descheneau 6-20-26
Montgomery 16-7-23
Philp 8-11-19
Cable – 5-11-16
Leach 3-11-14
Dirk 2-11-13
O’Connor 4-5-9
Shirley 6-2-8
Skapski 15-6-0-0 2.59 .910% 3 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.2%
PK – 80.0%

Road
Reinhart 12-14-26
Descheneau 7-16-23
Philp 8-5-13
Dirk 0-11-11
Montgomery 6-4-10
Leach 2-7-9
Cable 3-4-7
Skapski 9-12-1-0 3.18 .903% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 12.9%
PK – 72.1%

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Kootenay 4 Spokane 1 Game #54

Cranbrook, BC – Kootenay ICE goalie Mackenzie Skapski made 31 saves, including 17 in the 2nd period, in a 4-1 win over the Spokane Chiefs in WHL action on Friday.

Austin Vetterl had 1 goal and 1 assist and Zach McPhee had 2 assist to lead the offense.

The ICE (25-27-2-0) opened the scoring with 2 goals 2 ½ minutes apart on rebound goals by Jon Martin on the backhand and Levi Cable on the forehand.

The Chiefs (31-21-2-0) scored midway through the second period with a powerplay goal from Mitch Holmberg.

Early in the third period the ICE made it 3-1 with Luke Philp coming down the right wing with a slap shot that went off the goalies’ shoulder and rolled into the net.
Off a faceoff in the Chiefs zone Austin Vetterl was alone in the slot for a shot through the goalies’ legs.
The Chiefs changed goalies with Garret Hughson replacing Eric Williams.

Brock Montgomery (4 games) and Jagger Dirk (3 games) extended their point streaks.
Sam Reinhart had his point streak halted at 16 games.
The ICE will host Moose Jaw on Saturday.

ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (6th game upper body week-to-week).

Game Summary
Spokane 31-21-2-0 Kootenay 25-27-2-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Martin 7 (Vetterl, McPhee), 13:57.
2, Kootenay, Cable 8 (Dirk), 16:26.
Penalties-No Penalties

2nd Period-
3, Spokane, Holmberg 32 (Aviani, Helewka), 8:21 (PP).
Penalties-Peel Ktn (tripping), 8:00; Martin Ktn (interference), 17:43.

3rd Period-
4, Kootenay, Philp 16 (Montgomery), 0:54.
5, Kootenay, Vetterl 3 (McPhee), 7:02.
Penalties-Thomas Ktn (delay of game), 10:38; Hubic Ktn (tripping), 13:52; Proft Spo (roughing), 16:19.

Shots on Goal-Spokane 12-18-2-32. Kootenay 11-8-13-32.
Power Play Opportunities-Spokane 1 / 4; Kootenay 0 / 1.
Goalies-Spokane, Williams 25-15-2-0 (25 shots-21 saves); Hughson 5-5-0-0 (7 shots-7 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 24-18-1-0 (32 shots-31 saves).
A-2,631
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Colin Stefanyk (14).

Trivia Game #54

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which current WHL Coach has won the Coach of the Year award with 3 different teams?

ANSWER – Don Nachbaur – 94-95 w/Seattle, 07-08 w/Tri City, 10-11 w/Spokane.

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Spokane @ Kootenay Game #54

The Kootenay ICE will host Spokane tonight in the 4th meeting of the season.
The Chiefs lead the season series 2-1.
December 28th in Cranbrook – Chiefs 1-0
December 29th in Spokane – ICE 7-3
January 12th in Spokane – Chiefs 4-2
The ICE are 14-3-1 in their last 18 games and have won 8 straight home games.
Spokane beat Kelowna 5-0 on Wednesday and are 5th in the West Conference.
ICE injuries – Tanner Faith upper body indefinite.
Chiefs injuries – Alessio Bertaggia upper body 2-3 weeks, Connor Chartier upper body day-to-day, Jason Fram lower body 3-4 weeks, Tyler King upper body week-to-week, Tanner Mort upper body indefinite, Jackson Playfair upper body day-to-day.
ICE – vs US Division 1-5-0-0, at Home 15-12-1-0, in February 1-0-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Chiefs – vs Central Division 3-3-0-0, on Road 14-12-1-0, in February 1-2-0-0, in Overtime 1-2, in Shootouts 2-0.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://www.kootenayice.net/program

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 27 Reinhart
Assists – 36 Descheneau
Points – 58 Reinhart
Defenseman – 23 Leach, Dirk
Rookie – 31 Philp
PM – 82 Martin
+/- - +14 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.94 .905% 4 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Chiefs
Goals – 36 Fiddler
Assists – 45 Kichton
Points – 63 Fiddler
Defenseman – 62 Kichton
Rookie – 20 Helewka
PM – 160 Proft
+/- - +32 Kichton
Goalies – Williams 3.04 .899% 3 SO, Hughson 3.40 .880 1 SO

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 2-3-5
Descheneau 1-3-4
Vetterl 1-1-2
Philp - 1-1-2
Montgomery 0-2-2
Shirley 0-2-2
Skapski 1-2-0-0 2.72 .922%
PP – 25.0%
PK – 77.8%

Chiefs
Kichton 1-4-5
Holmberg 2-2-4
Fiddler 3-0-3
Walchuk 2-0-2
Gal 0-2-2
Williams 2-1-0-0 2.63 .908% 1 SO
Hughson 0-0-0-0 6.00 .714%

Streaks
Reinhart 16 games 14-11-25
Montgomery 3 games – 2-1-3
Dirk 2 games 0-2-2
Descheneau 2 games 0-4-4

Home
Reinhart 15-17-32
Descheneau 6-20-26
Montgomery 16-6-22
Philp 7-11-18
Cable – 4-11-15
Leach 3-11-14
Dirk 2-10-12
O’Connor 4-5-9
Shirley 6-2-8
Skapski 14-6-0-0 2.67 .907% 3 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.3%
PK – 80.2%

Road
Reinhart 12-14-26
Descheneau 7-16-23
Philp 8-5-13
Dirk 0-11-11
Montgomery 6-4-10
Leach 2-7-9
Cable 3-4-7
Skapski 9-12-1-0 3.18 .903% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 12.9%
PK – 72.1%

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fan Club Event

The Kootenay Ice Fan Club are hosting their annual Pasta and Chicken Buffet @ the Heritage Inn on Sunday March 3.
Doors open at 4:30 (cocktails) and Dinner at 5:30
Cost is $30/person and tickets are available at the Fan club table (behind section C) before every home game and 1st intermission.
Or by calling Carolin @250-417-6593 or 778-517-0118 or Kelly @ 250-426-3638.
Everyone will also have an opportunity to win door prizes.
Deadline for ticket is Sat. Feb 23.

Monday, February 4, 2013

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 24-27-2-0 record (15-12-1-0 at home, 9-15-1-0 on the road, 2-2 in overtime, 4-0 in shootouts) and in ninth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and just three points out of the eighth and final playoff spot...KOOTENAY has won 14 of their last 18 games and have points in 15 of 19 games since Christmas (14-4-1-0 record)…The ICE will play eight of their next ten games against the EASTERN CONFERENCE.

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are 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: RYAN MCGILL is two wins away from becoming the second Head Coach in franchise history to reach 200 regular season wins (CORY CLOUSTON - 209)...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who recorded his fourth shutout of the season against LETHBRIDGE on February 2nd (23 saves), is tied fourth in franchise history for shutouts (TAYLOR DAKERS - 18, JEFF GLASS - 17, NATHAN LIEUWEN - 9, DAN BLACKBURN - 4 and TODD MATHEWS - 4)...SKAPSKI has stopped 24 out of 25 attempts in shootouts this year...JOEY LEACH needs to record three more assists to reach 100 in his WHL career...BROCK MONTGOMERY needs to record three more assists to reach 50 in his WHL career.

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART (14-11-25) has recorded at least a point in his last 16 games...BROCK MONTGOMERY (2-1-3) has recorded a point in each of his last three games.

INJURY: TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line-up for an undetermined amount of time with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 53 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 29-16-4-4, after 54 games were 29-17-4-4 and after 55 games were 30-17-4-4.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday February 5 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday February 6 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday February 7 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday February 8 ICE vs. Spokane 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday February 9 ICE vs. Moose Jaw 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday February 10 ICE @ Medicine Hat 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENT:

-Skate a thon, February 6th at 10:15 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at Western Financial Place. Members of the ICE will be skating with children from Kootenay Orchards School.

-Power Skating, February 6th at 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm at the Memorial Arena. Members of the ICE will be helping with power skating.

-Power Skating, February 19th at 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm at the Memorial Arena. Members of the ICE will be helping with power skating.

-T.M Roberts Festival, February 22nd from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Members of the ICE will be taking part in a photo op and shoot to win at the school.

-Special Olympics Bowling, February 25th from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Selected Kootenay ICE Players will be bowling with the Special Olympics group.

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, January 30 – Kootenay 2 @ Edmonton 4 – Record 23-26-2-0 – Attendance: 9,975
Goals:
1 - Leach (4)
2 - Reinhart (26) from Montgomery and Philp
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (39 Saves, 4 GA)

Thursday, January 31 – Kootenay 2 @ Red Deer 6 – Record 23-27-2-0 – Attendance: 4,274
Goals:
1 - Montgomery (21) from Dirk and Descheneau
2 - Reinhart (27) from Shirley and Muth
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 6 GA)

Saturday, February 2 – Kootenay 3 vs. Lethbridge 0 – Record 24-27-2-0 – Attendance: 2,700
Goals:
1 - Cable (7) from Reinhart
2 - Leach (5) from Descheneau and Philp
3 - Montgomery (22) from Dirk and Descheneau
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 0 GA)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

ICE Notes

Mackenzie Skapski has 4 shutouts this season, last goalie with more than 3 in a season was Taylor Dakers 06-07 with 5.
Tied for 4th All-Time with Dan Blackburn and Todd Mathews.

Brock Montgomery has 22 goals, matching last years' career high total.

Sam Reinhart has a 16 game point streak, longest since 04-05 Nigel Dawes 20 games.
Franchise Record is 21 games 00-01 Mike Comrie, 32 goals 28 assists for 60 points in his first 21 games in WHL.

Ryan McGill is at 198 career regular season wins.

ICE have won 8 home games in a row, longest since they tied the Franchise Record with 12 in 09-10 and originally in 06-07.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kootenay 3 Lethbridge 0 Game #53

Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE scored 2 power play goals and 1 shorthanded and Mackenzie Skapski made 23 saves for the shutout in a 3-0 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in WHL action on Saturday.

The ICE (24-27-2-0) opened the scoring in the second period while shorthanded with Levi Cable going through the slot and fired a wrist shot high on the glove side.
It’s the 7th SHG for the ICE and 2nd of the season for Cable.
The ICE made it 2-0 on the powerplay with a one-time slap shot from Joey Leach.

In the third period Brock Montgomery scored a powerplay goal into an empty net.

Mackenzie Skapski earned his 4th shutout of the season.

Sam Reinhart (16 games) extended his point streak.
Jaedon Descheneau had 2 assists and was named the ICE Player of the Month for January.
The ICE will host Spokane on Friday.

ICE Scratches – Tanner Faith (5th game upper body 1-2 weeks).

Game Summary
Lethbridge 24-23-1-7 Kootenay 24-27-2-0

1st Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-served by Prochazka Ktn (too many men), 3:14; Leach Ktn (delay of game), 10:12; Vetterl Ktn (hooking), 13:26; Erkamps Let (tripping), 19:30.

2nd Period-
1, Kootenay, Cable 7 (Reinhart), 7:00 (SH).
2, Kootenay, Leach 5 (Philp, Descheneau), 11:35 (PP).
Penalties-Muth Ktn (tripping), 6:34; Derko Let (major-fighting), 9:47; Dirk Ktn (major-fighting), 9:47; Hood Let (holding), 10:37.

3rd Period-
3, Kootenay, Montgomery 22 (Dirk, Descheneau), 18:41 (PP).
Penalties-Descheneau Ktn (holding), 7:32; Muth Ktn (delay of game), 14:06; served by Wong Let (too many men), 18:12.

Shots on Goal-Lethbridge 5-8-10-23. Kootenay 11-9-9-29.
Power Play Opportunities-Lethbridge 0 / 6; Kootenay 2 / 3.
Goalies-Lethbridge, Rimmer 21-20-1-7 (29 shots-26 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 23-18-1-0 (23 shots-23 saves).
A-2,700
Referees-Sean Raphael (28).
Linesmen-Sean Donnelly (109), Michael Roberts (87).

Trivia Game #53

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who is the last Hurricane to win the WHL scoring race?

ANSWER – 2001-02 Nathan Barrett had a league best 107 points.

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Lethbridge @ Kootenay Game #53

The Kootenay ICE will host Lethbridge tonight in the 3rd meeting of the season.
The Hurricanes lead the season series 2-0.
September 29th in Cranbrook – Hurricanes 4-2
December 8th in Lethbridge – Hurricanes 6-1
The ICE are 13-3-1 in their last 17 games and have won 7 straight home games.
Lethbridge beat Red Deer 3-2 last night and are in 5th place in the Conference.
ICE injuries – Tanner Faith upper body 1-2 weeks.
Hurricanes injuries – Albin Blomqvist upper body indefinite, Dan Johnston upper body 2-4 weeks, Craig Leverton upper body 1-2 weeks.
ICE – vs Central Division 10-12-0-0, at Home 14-12-1-0, in February 0-0-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Hurricanes – vs Central Division 8-10-0-4, on Road 8-12-0-4, in February 1-0-0-0, in Overtime 1-1, in Shootouts 2-7.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 6:30 on The Drive.

Here is the link to tonight's FREEZE Magazine.
http://www.kootenayice.net/program

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 27 Reinhart
Assists – 35 Descheneau
Points – 58 Reinhart
Defenseman – 22 Leach, Dirk
Rookie – 30 Philp
PM – 81 Hubic
+/- - +13 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 3.01 .903% 3 SO, Hoflin 3.71 .883%

Hurricanes
Goals – 27 Yakubowski
Assists – 27 Erkamps
Points – 43 Yakubowski
Defenseman – 34 Johnston
Rookie – 30 Blomqvist
PM – 116 Yakubowski
+/- - +12 Duke
Goalies – Rimmer 3.01 .915% 1 SO, Tai 3.60 .890%

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 0-3-3
Montgomery 1-1-2
Dirk 1-1-2
Philp 1-0-1
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 4.18 .862%
Skapski 0-1-0-0 6.00 .824%
PP – 33.3%
PK – 45.5%

Hurricanes
Maxwell 3-3-6
Johnston 1-3-4
Hood 1-3-4
Yakubowski 2-1-3
Ramsay 2-1-3
Mckechnie 0-3-3
Tai 1-0-0-0 1.00 .950%
Rimmer 1-0-0-0 2.00 .889%

Streaks
Reinhart 15 games 14-10-24
Montgomery 2 games – 1-1-2

Home
Reinhart 15-16-31
Descheneau 6-18-24
Montgomery 15-6-21
Philp 7-10-17
Cable – 3-11-14
Leach 2-11-13
Dirk 2-9-11
O’Connor 4-5-9
Shirley 6-2-8
Skapski 13-6-0-0 2.80 .903% 2 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 18.1%
PK – 78.9%

Road
Reinhart 12-14-26
Descheneau 7-17-24
Philp 8-5-13
Dirk 0-11-11
Montgomery 6-4-10
Leach 2-7-9
Cable 3-4-7
Skapski 9-12-1-0 3.18 .903% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 5.16 .888%
PP – 12.9%
PK – 72.1%

Friday, February 1, 2013

January Records

Kootenay – 15 11-3-1-0 23
Calgary - 13 9-4-0-0 18
Edmonton - 14 11-3-0-0 22
Lethbridge - 13 5-5-0-3 13
Medicine Hat - 15 9-5-0-1 17
Red Deer - 13 5-5-2-1 13

Brandon - 13 4-9-0-0 8
Moose Jaw - 13 3-8-0-2 8
Prince Albert - 13 5-7-1-0 11
Regina - 11 3-6-1-1 8
Saskatoon - 11 6-3-0-2 14
Swift Current - 11 8-3-0-0 16

Kamloops - 13 7-5-0-1 15
Kelowna - 14 12-0-2-0 26
Prince George - 14 3-10-1-0 7
Vancouver - 14 3-11-0-0 6
Victoria - 14 8-4-1-1 18

Everett - 12 6-5-1-0 13
Portland - 13 9-2-0-2 20
Seattle - 13 3-9-1-0 7
Spokane - 13 6-6-1-0 13
Tri City - 13 8-5-0-0 16