Friday, March 29, 2013

Edmonton 4 Kootenay 1 Playoff Game #5

Edmonton, Alb – The Edmonton Oil Kings beat the Kootenay ICE 4-1 in game 5 of their 1st round Playoff series and have won the series 4-1 in WHL action on Friday.

For the 4th time in the series the Oil Kings scored the first goal of the game with Luke Bertolucci giving Edmonton a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

In the second period the ICE tied the game on an odd-man rush goal by Jakub Prochazkha and the Oil Kings regained the lead with a backhand shot by Curtis Lazar.

With 15 minutes left in the game Jagger Dirk received a 5 minute major and game misconduct for boarding.
Late in the period Stephane Legault scored on a goal mouth scramble and then got an empty net goal from Curtis Lazar.

The Oil Kings outscored the ICE 25-4 in the series and were a perfect 21-for-21 on the penalty kill.

Edmonton will play Medicine Hat in the second round of the playoffs and Calgary will go against Red Deer.
During the regular season the Oil Kings were 5-1-0-0 (1 win in overtime) vs the Tigers and the Hitmen were 4-0-1-1 (1 win in overtime) vs the Rebels.
The ICE can return 20 of the 22 players who were on their play-off roster for the 2013-14 season.
Graduating players Joey Leach and Brock Montgomery both have plans on playing pro hockey.
In the series the ICE used 9 players 18-years-old and older while the experienced Oil Kings had 16 players in that age group.

ICE scratches – Tanner Muth (7th game), Levi Cable (11th game).

Game Summary
Edmonton wins the series 4-1.

1st Period-
1, Edmonton, Bertolucci 2 (Baddock, Benson), 13:07.
Penalties-Reinhart Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 3:08; Ewanyk Edm (roughing), 3:08; Lowe Edm (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 3:08; Cheek Edm (roughing), 6:09; McPhee Ktn (delay of game), 18:37; Vetterl Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 20:00.

2nd Period-
2, Kootenay, Prochazka 1 (Descheneau, Reinhart), 2:51.
3, Edmonton, Lazar 3 (Wruck, Musil), 11:35.
Penalties-Faith Ktn (roughing), 12:23; Cheek Edm (roughing), 12:23; St. Croix Edm (inter. on goaltender), 12:23.

3rd Period-
4, Edmonton, Legault 4 (Reinhart, Samuelsson), 16:52.
5, Edmonton, Lazar 4 (Samuelsson, Ewanyk), 18:12.
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (major-boarding, game misconduct), 5:02; Corbett Edm (hooking), 14:34.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 5-12-7-24. Edmonton 8-18-10-36.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 4; Edmonton 0 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 1-4-0-0 (36 shots-32 saves). Edmonton, Brossoit 4-0-1-0 (24 shots-23 saves).
A-7,910
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Sean Raphael (28).
Linesmen-Cory Lundquist (128), Darren Spurgeon (61).

Trivia Playoff Game #5

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who is the ICE Franchise Leader for most career playoffs powerplay goals?

ANSWER – 9 Jason Jaffray.

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Kootenay @ Edmonton Playoff Game #5

The Kootenay ICE will visit Edmonton tonight in game 5 of their 1st round playoff series.
Edmonton leads the series 3-1.
Game 1 – Oil Kings 9-0
Game 2 – ICE 2-1 OT
Game 3 – Oil Kings 7-1
Game 4 – Oil Kings 4-0
In their playoff history the ICE …
- have won 7 of 14 playoff series’ when they did not have home ice advantage
- have won 7 of 14 playoff series’ when they have lost game #1
- have won 2 of 5 playoff series’ when they lost game #1 on the road
- have won 7 of 13 playoff series’ when they split the 1st 2 games
- have won 4 of 6 playoff series’ when they split the 1st 2 games on the road
- have faced an elimination game 17 times and have won 6 of those to games to extend/win a series

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 7:00 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 2 Philp
Assists – 2 Montgomery
Points – 3 Philp, Montgomery
Defenseman – 1 Leach
Rookie – 3 Philp
PM – 10 Martin
+/- - +0 Montgomery, Philp, Thomas
Goalies – Skapski 4.24 .884%, Hoflin 6.55 .806%

Oil Kings
Goals – 4 St.Croix
Assists – 6 Legault
Points – 9 Legault
Defenseman – 4 Lowe
Rookie – 3 Kulda
PM – 9 Moroz
+/- - +10 Cheek
Goalies – Brossoit 0.71 .970% 2 SO

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Edmonton 4 Kootenay 0 Playoff Game #4

Cranbrook, BC – Edmonton Oil Kings goalie Laurent Brossoit earned his 2nd shutout of the series in a 4-0 win over the Kootenay ICE in game 4 of their 1st round Playoff series in WHL action on Wednesday.

For the third time in the series the Oil Kings scored the first goal of the game as the Henrik Samuelsson got the only goal of the first period on a deflection.
The ICE had 3 breakaways in the period.

In the second period the Oil Kings got a powerplay goal off the skate of Curtis Lazar and a goal with 17 seconds left in the period by Edgars Kulda.
The ICE were credited with only 2 shots on goal in the period but hit 4 goal posts/crossbars and had 4 odd-man rushes that ended without a shot.

The ICE pulled their goalie with 2 minutes left and Griffin Reinhart scored into an empty net.

It’s the 9th time the ICE have been shutout in their playoff history and the 3rd time against Edmonton.
The ICE have held a lead for only 1:27 in the entire series.
The crowd was the smallest in playoff history.

The ICE will visit Edmonton on Friday in game 5 of their 1st round playoff series.

Fri Mar 29 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:30
Sun Mar 31 Edmonton @ Kootenay 6:00
Tue Apr 2 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00

ICE scratches – Tanner Muth, Levi Cable.

Game Summary
Edmonton leads the series 3-1.

1st Period-
1, Edmonton, Samuelsson 1 (Lowe, Lazar), 6:52.
Penalties-Vetterl Ktn (roughing), 4:03; Cheek Edm (roughing), 8:09; Martin Ktn (roughing, roughing), 8:09; Vetterl Ktn (delay of game), 9:44; Samuelsson Edm (inter. on goaltender), 10:36; St. Croix Edm (tripping), 19:11.

2nd Period-
2, Edmonton, Lazar 2 (Lowe, Samuelsson), 6:34 (PP).
3, Edmonton, Kulda 1 (Moroz, Ewanyk), 19:43.
Penalties-Vetterl Ktn (delay of game), 4:53; Martin Ktn (hooking), 13:22; served by Kulda Edm (too many men), 15:01; St. Croix Edm (hooking), 20:00.

3rd Period-
4, Edmonton, Reinhart 2 19:08 (EN).
Penalties-Peel Ktn (delay of game), 6:01; Martin Ktn (high sticking), 14:42; Gernat Edm (tripping), 15:14.

Shots on Goal-Edmonton 6-11-11-28. Kootenay 12-2-6-20.
Power Play Opportunities-Edmonton 1 / 7; Kootenay 0 / 5.
Goalies-Edmonton, Brossoit 3-0-1-0 (20 shots-20 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 1-3-0-0 (27 shots-24 saves).
A-2,042
Referees-Devin Klein (9), Colin Watt (72).
Linesmen-Michael Roberts (87), Scott Sharun (103).

Trivia Playoff Game #4

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who is the ICE Franchise Leader for career playoffs points?

ANSWER – 50 Jarret Stoll.

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Edmonton @ Kootenay Playoff Game #4

The Kootenay ICE will host Edmonton tonight in game 4 of their 1st round playoff series.
Edmonton leads the series 2-1.
Game 1 – Oil Kings 9-0
Game 2 – ICE 2-1 OT
Game 3 – Oil Kings 7-1
In their playoff history the ICE …
- have won 7 of 14 playoff series’ when they did not have home ice advantage
- have won 7 of 14 playoff series’ when they have lost game #1
- have won 2 of 5 playoff series’ when they lost game #1 on the road
- have won 7 of 13 playoff series’ when they split the 1st 2 games
- have won 4 of 6 playoff series’ when they split the 1st 2 games on the road

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 – 2 Philp
Assists – 2 Montgomery
Points – 3 Philp, Montgomery
Defenseman – 1 Leach
Rookie – 3 Philp
PM – 9 McPhee
+/- - +2 Montgomery
Goalies – Skapski 4.72 .884%, Hoflin 6.55 .806%

Oil Kings
Goals – 4 St.Croix
Assists – 6 Legault
Points – 9 Legault
Defenseman – 3 Gernat
Rookie – 2 Kulda
PM – 6 Ewanyk
+/- - +9 Cheek
Goalies – Brossoit 0.92 .962% 1 SO

Streaks
Philp 2 games 2-1-3
Montgomery 2 games 1-2-3

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Edmonton 7 Kootenay 1 Playoff Game #3

Cranbrook, BC – Edmonton Oil Kings forward Michael St. Croix scored 2 first period gals in a 7-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in game 3 of their 1st round Playoff series in WHL action on Tuesday.

Early in the first period the teams exchanged 4 goals in less than 5 minutes with Edmonton’s Michael St. Croix scoring twice and Curtis Lazar getting the other.
The ICE tied the game 1-1 on Luke Philps’ 2nd of the series.
St. Croix has scored a goal in all 3 games.

In the second period Luke Bertolucci made it 4-1 on a wraparound.

In the third period a powerplay goal by Griffing Reinhart made the score 5-1 and the ICE changed goalies with Wyatt Hoflin replacing Mackenzie Skapski.
Trevor Cheek made it 6-1 on the first shot on the new goalie and Cole Benson made it 7-1.

The ICE powerplay is 0-for-12 in the series and the Oil Kings are 4-for-9.
The Oil Kings have outscored the ICE 17-3 in the series.
The ICE will host Edmonton on Wednesday in game 4 of their 1st round playoff series.

Wed Mar 27 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Fri Mar 29 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00
Sun Mar 31 Edmonton @ Kootenay 6:00
Tue Apr 2 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00

ICE scratches – Tanner Muth, Levi Cable.

Game Summary
Edmonton leads the series 2-1.

1st Period-
1, Edmonton, St. Croix 3 1:50.
2, Kootenay, Philp 2 (Leach, Montgomery), 3:24.
3, Edmonton, Lazar 1 (Samuelsson), 4:13.
4, Edmonton, St. Croix 4 (Cheek), 6:14.
Penalties-Baddock Edm (charging), 9:31.

2nd Period-
5, Edmonton, Bertolucci 1 14:15.
Penalties-Ewanyk Edm (interference), 8:42.

3rd Period-
6, Edmonton, Reinhart 1 (Cheek), 5:00 (PP).
7, Edmonton, Cheek 3 (Legault, St. Croix), 8:39.
8, Edmonton, Benson 1 (Baddock, Lazar), 12:54.
Penalties-Dirk Ktn (tripping), 4:54; Moroz Edm (major-fighting), 16:23; Musil Edm (roughing), 16:23; McPhee Ktn (major-fighting), 16:23; Lowe Edm (roughing), 19:52; Peel Ktn (roughing), 19:52.

Shots on Goal-Edmonton 15-12-12-39. Kootenay 8-9-8-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Edmonton 1 / 1; Kootenay 0 / 3.
Goalies-Edmonton, Brossoit 2-0-1-0 (25 shots-24 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 1-2-0-0 (32 shots-27 saves); Hoflin 0-0-0-0 (7 shots-5 saves).
A-2,204
Referees-Fraser Lawrence (10), Steve Papp (17).
Linesmen-Michael Boisvert (111), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Playoff Game #3

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who is the ICE Franchise Leader for career playoffs goals scored by a defenseman?

ANSWER – 5 Chad Greenan, Matt Walker.

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Edmonton @ Kootenay Playoff Game #3

The Kootenay ICE will host Edmonton tonight in game 3 of their 1st round playoff series.
The series is tied 1-1.
Game 1 – Oil Kings 9-0
Game 2 – ICE 2-1 OT
In their playoff history the ICE …
- have won 7 of 14 playoff series’ when they did not have home ice advantage
- have won 7 of 14 playoff series’ when they have lost game #1
- have won 2 of 5 playoff series’ when they lost game #1 on the road
- have won 7 of 13 playoff series’ when they split the 1st 2 games
- have won 4 of 6 playoff series’ when they split the 1st 2 games on the road

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 – 1 Montgomery, Philp
Assists – 1 Boyd, Philp, Prochazkha, Montgomery
Points – 2 Philp, Montgomery
Defenseman –
Rookie – 2 Philp
PM – 4 McPhee
+/- - +2 Montgomery
Goalies – Skapski 3.79 .905%, Hoflin 6.00 .833%

Oil Kings
Goals – 3 Legault
Assists – 5 Legault
Points – 8 Legault
Defenseman – 3 Gernat
Rookie – 2 Kulda
PM – 4 Ewanyk, Moroz
+/- - +5 Cheek
Goalies – Brossoit 0.89 .963% 1 SO

Monday, March 25, 2013

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 1-1-0 record (0-0-0 at home, 1-1-0 on the road, 1-0 in overtime) after two games of the EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER FINAL against the…

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 1-1-0 record (0-0-0 at home, 1-1-0 on the road, 1-0 in overtime) after two games of the EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER FINAL against the EDMONTON OIL KINGS...KOOTENAY finished the 2012-2013 regular season with a 35-35-2-0 record (21-14-1-0 at home, 14-21-1-0 on the road, 3-2 in overtime, 4-0 in shootouts) and in eighthplace in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...The ICE finished the 2012-2013 regular season with a .500 or better record for the 14th consecutive season, which is the longest active streak in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE...KOOTENAY is in the post-season for the 15th consecutive year (longest active streak in the WHL) and are facing the EDMONTON OIL KINGS for the second year in a row.

PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE: The ICE have a career playoff record of 86-65 (46-27 at home, 40-38 on the road, 23-11 in overtime)...JOEY LEACH (34), JAGGER DIRK (25) and BROCK MONTGOMERY (20) lead the ICE in games played in the playoffs...LUKE PHILP recorded his first WHL playoff goal (overtime winner) on March 24 against EDMONTON...JAKUB PROCHAZKA recorded his first WHL playoff assist against the OIL KINGS on March 24.

EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER FINAL: Games Three (March 26th) and Four (March 27th) of the EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER FINAL vs EDMONTON presented by KAL-TIRE and HUSKY will be played in CRANBROOK...The puck will drop for both games at 7:00 pm...Individual game tickets are now available at the KOOTENAY ICE Office or by phone at 250-417-0322.

DID YOU KNOW: RYAN MCGILL has been nominated as the EASTERN CONFERENCE nominee for the DUNC MCCALLUM MEMORIAL TROPHY for WHL COACH OF THE YEAR…SAM REINHART has been named to the WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM...The ICE were 3-3-0-0 against EDMONTON during the regular season (3-0-0-0 at home, 0-3-0-0 on the road, 0-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...LUKE PHILP (2-3-5) and SAM REINHART (2-3-5) led the team in scoring against the OIL KINGS...KOOTENAY finished the regular season second in the WHL in winning percentage (.889) in overtime and shootout games...JOEY LEACH, who played in 274 career regular season games, is the all-time franchise leader for career plus/minus with a plus 96...BROCK MONTGOMERY, who played in 244 career regular season games, finished the season tied for second in the WHL in power play goals with 18...LUKE PHILP (20-25-45) finished the season tied for seventh in the League for rookie scoring with 45 points...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who finished the regular season tied for first in the WHL for shutouts with seven, stopped 24 out of 25 shootout attempts this year...KOOTENAY tied a team record for consecutive wins at home with 12 (December 31 – February 23 - previous record set during the 2006-2007 season) and won 14 of their last 16 home games.

ONE YEAR AGO: After Game Two of the 2011-2012 Quarter Final against EDMONTON the ICE were 0-2, after Game Three were 0-3, and after Game Four were 0-4.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday March 26 ICE vs. Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday March 27 ICE vs. Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday March 28 Travel Day
Friday March 29 ICE @ Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday March 30 Travel Day
Sunday March 31 ICE vs. Edmonton* 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Monday April 1 Travel Day
Tuesday April 2 ICE @ Edmonton* 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
*if necessary

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, March 22 – Kootenay 0 @ Edmonton 9 – Record 0-1-0 – Attendance: 7,496
Goalies: Mackenzie Skapski (10 Saves, 5 GA), Wyatt Hoflin (20 Saves, 4 GA)

Sunday, March 24 - Kootenay 2 @ Edmonton 1 - OT – Record 1-1-0 – Attendance: 7,370
Goals:
1 - Montgomery (1) from Philp and Boyd
2 - Philp (1) from Prochazka and Montgomery
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (47 Saves, 1 GA)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kootenay 2 Edmonton 1 OT Playoff Game #2

Edmonton, Alb – Kootenay ICE forward Luke Philp scored at 14:56 of overtime in a 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings in game 2 of their 1st round Playoff series in WHL action on Sunday.

After 2 scoreless periods the teams exchanged goals less than 2 minutes apart midway through the third period.
Brock Montgomery scored on a redirection and Michael St. Croix scored after finding on a loose puck in the crease.

In overtime Luke Phil scored the game winner with a shot from the low circle that sneaked through the goalie.

The ICE had lost 9 games in a row in Edmonton.
The last ICE win in Edmonton was on January 12th, 2011.

The ICE will host Edmonton on Tuesday in game 3 of their 1st round playoff series.

Tue Mar 26 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Wed Mar 27 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Fri Mar 29 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00
Sun Mar 31 Edmonton @ Kootenay 6:00
Tue Apr 2 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00

ICE scratches – Tanner Muth, Levi Cable.

Game Summary
Series tied 1-1.

1st Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Ewanyk Edm (tripping), 12:14.

2nd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Moroz Edm (boarding, slashing), 6:45; Reinhart Ktn (roughing), 9:09; Musil Edm (roughing), 9:09; Martin Ktn (charging), 11:16; Kulda Edm (inter. on goaltender), 14:01.

3rd Period-
1, Kootenay, Montgomery 1 (Philp, Boyd), 10:34.
2, Edmonton, St. Croix 2 (Legault), 12:01.
Penalties-No Penalties

OT Period-
3, Kootenay, Philp 1 (Prochazka), 14:56.
Penalties-No Penalties

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 10-10-4-2-26. Edmonton 5-16-17-10-48.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 4; Edmonton 0 / 1.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 1-1-0-0 (48 shots-47 saves). Edmonton, Brossoit 1-0-1-0 (26 shots-24 saves).
A-7,370
Referees-Kevin Bennett (29), Matt Kirk (4).
Linesmen-Darren Spurgeon (61), Sean Donnelly (109).

Trivia Playoff Game #2

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who is the ICE Franchise Leader for career playoffs goals scored?

ANSWER – 22 Duncan Milroy.

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Kootenay @ Edmonton Playoff Game #2

The Kootenay ICE are in Edmonton for game 2 of their 1st round playoff series.
Edmonton leads the series 1-0.
Game 1 – Oil Kings 9-0.
In their playoff history the ICE …
- have won 7 of 14 playoff series’ when they did not have home ice advantage
- have won 7 of 14 playoff series’ when they have lost game #1
- Have won 2 of 5 playoff series’ when they lost game #1 on the road.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 3:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals –
Assists –
Points –
Defenseman –
Rookie –
PM – 4 McPhee
+/- - +0 Thomas, Elynuik, Boyd, Montgomery, Prochazkha.
Goalies – Skapski 15.00 .667%, Hoflin 6.00 .833%

Oil Kings
Goals – 3 Legault
Assists – 4 Legault
Points – 7 Legault
Defenseman – 3 Gernat
Rookie – 2 Kulda
PM – 2
+/- - +5 Cheek
Goalies – Brossoit 0.00 1.000% 1 SO

Saturday, March 23, 2013

ICE Prospects Update

Jayden Sittler
16-year-old goalie
Alberta AAA Midget Red Deer 27 GP 15-2-2 1.46 .925% 3 SO
Playoffs 2 GP 0-2 2.58 .901%

Jeffrey Veitch
15-year-old goalie
8th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
PIJHL Mission City 3 GP 0-1-0 6.25 .841%

Bryan Allbee
15-year-old defenseman
BC AAA Midget Cariboo 33 GP 1-4-5 26pm
Playoffs 4 GP 1-0-1 0pm

Jake Dube
16-year-old defenseman
5th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget UFA
AJHL Calgary Canucks 3 GP 0-0-0 0pm

Carter Forsyth
16-year-old defenseman
6th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Swift Current 42 GP 2-9-11 348pm

Joseph Leonidas
16-year-old defenseman
11th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
AJHL Calgary Mustangs 38 GP 1-3-4 14pm
Playoffs 1 GP 0-0-0 0pm

Matthew Murray
16-year-old defenseman
4th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
KIJHL Creston Valley 40 GP 5-3-8 83pm

Troy Murray
15-year-old defenseman
1st round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Regina 42 GP 4-8-12 30pm
Playoffs 8 GP 0-0-0 4pm

Dylan Overdyk
15-year-old defenseman
2nd round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minor Midget St. Albert 21 GP 0-4-4 2pm

Zachary Smith
15-year-old defenseman
6th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minor Midget MLAC 29 GP 6-12-18 84pm

Jordan Steenbergen
16-year-old defenseman
3rd round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Red Deer
Kootenay 1 GP 0-0-0 2pm

Jack Thomas
16-year-old defenseman
12th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Michael King
19-year-old defenseman
3rd round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
NCAA Colorado College 5 GP 0-0-0 2pm

Mathew Alfaro
16-year-old forward
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary 33 GP 14-17-31 48pm

Shane Allan
15-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minor Midget Calgary 30 GP 12-21-33 38pm

River Beattie
15-year-old forward
6th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Minor Midget Sherwood Park 31 GP 7-17-24 42pm

Hudson Elynuik
15-year-old forward
3rd round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary
Kootenay 4 GP 0-1-1 4pm Playoffs 1 GP 0-0-0 0pm

Jakson Elynuik
17-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
AJHL Camrose 33 GP 5-8-13 19pm
Playoffs 4 GP 0-0-0 2pm

Braden Jakubowski
16-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Leduc 32 GP 23-17-40 54pm

Zac Paziuk
15-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Prince Albert 42 GP 3-6-9 14pm
Playoffs 7 1-1-2 6pm

Ryley Risling
16-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Southeast

Carter Sawicki
16-year-old forward

Logan Schatz
15-year-old forward
9th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Beardy’s 43 GP 7-18-25 20pm

Austin Wellsby
15-year-old forward
4th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
BC AAA Midget Fraser Valley 38 GP 5-15-20 18pm

Ian Williams
17-year-old forward
SJHL Notre Dame 50 GP 11-19-30 30pm
Playoffs 7 GP 3-2-5 0pm

Jesse Wood-Schatz
17-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2010 Bantam Draft
AJHL Sherwood Park 6 GP 1-2-3 20pm

Zachary Zborosky
16-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Regina 42 GP 22-30-52 46pm
Playoffs 6 GP 3-4-7 4pm

Stefan Nicholishen
19-year-old forward
Committed to Nebraska-Omaha
BCHL Victoria 46 GP 8-7-15 64pm
Playoffs 6 GP 0-0-0 8pm

Riley Simpson
19-year-old forward
12th round pick in 2008 Bantam Draft
NCAA Ohio State 34 GP 3-2-5 14pm

Friday, March 22, 2013

Edmonton 9 Kootenay 0 Playoff Game #1

Edmonton, Alb – Edmonton Oil Kings forward Stephane Legault had 3 first period goals and 3 second period assists in a 9-0 win over the Kootenay ICE in game 1 of their 1st round Playoff series in WHL action on Friday.

Legault finished the game with 7 points.

In the first period the Oil Kings got a hat-trick from Stephan Legault and singles from Travis Ewanyk and Trevor Cheek to take a 5-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The ICE changed goalies to start the second with Wyatt Hoflin replacing Mackenzie Skapski.

In the second period the Oil Kings added to their lead with goals from Michael St. Croix, Cody Corbett on a 2-man advantage and a powerplay goal by Keegan Lowe.

In the third period Trevor Cheek scored the last goal of the game.

It’s the 8th time the ICE have been shutout in a playoff game.
The last time was game 1 in Edmonton last season.

The only other time the ICE have given up more than 7 goals against in a playoff game was Apr 2/99 in Calgary in an 8-3 loss.
The loss was the largest margin of defeat in ICE playoff history with the previous record of 5.
Mar 20/09 in Brandon 7-2, Apr 9/03 vs Seattle 5-0, Apr 2/99 in Calgary 8-3.

There were 10 ICE players who played in their 1st WHL Playoff game – Mackenzie Skapski, Wyatt Hoflin, Matt Thomas, Kyle O’Connor, Collin Shirley, Austin Vetterl, Hudson Elynuik, Jakub Prochazka, Tanner Faith and Landon Peel.

The ICE will visit Edmonton on Sunday in game 2 of their 1st round playoff series.

Sun Mar 24 Kootenay @ Edmonton 4:00
Tue Mar 26 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Wed Mar 27 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Fri Mar 29 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00
Sun Mar 31 Edmonton @ Kootenay 6:00
Tue Apr 2 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00

ICE scratches – Tanner Muth, Levi Cable.

Game Summary
Edmonton leads the series 1-0.

1st Period-
1, Edmonton, Legault 1 (Gernat, St. Croix), 8:26.
2, Edmonton, Legault 2 (St. Croix, Gernat), 10:06.
3, Edmonton, Ewanyk 1 (Kulda, Benson), 11:23.
4, Edmonton, Legault 3 (Cheek, Reinhart), 16:30 (PP).
5, Edmonton, Cheek 1 (Sautner, Wruck), 19:42.
Penalties-Ewanyk Edm (checking from behind), 1:21; Samuelsson Edm (slashing), 3:52; Montgomery Ktn (hooking), 14:58; Cheek Edm (hooking), 17:16; Descheneau Ktn (roughing), 19:59.

2nd Period-
6, Edmonton, St. Croix 1 (Gernat, Legault), 3:03.
7, Edmonton, Corbett 1 (Legault, Lowe), 9:24 (PP).
8, Edmonton, Lowe 1 (Musil, Legault), 16:44 (PP).
Penalties-Peel Ktn (hooking), 7:45; Leach Ktn (roughing), 8:58; St. Croix Edm (hooking), 13:46; McPhee Ktn (charging), 16:00; Baddock Edm (tripping), 17:32; McPhee Ktn (tripping), 19:57.

3rd Period-
9, Edmonton, Cheek 2 (Legault, Kulda), 5:36.
Penalties-Shirley Ktn (interference), 11:18.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 12-10-6-28. Edmonton 15-12-12-39.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 0 / 5; Edmonton 3 / 7.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 0-1-0-0 (15 shots-10 saves); Hoflin 0-0-0-0 (24 shots-20 saves). Edmonton, Brossoit 1-0-0-0 (28 shots-28 saves).
A-7,496
Referees-Adam Byblow (23), Chris Crich (20).
Linesmen-Chris Carlson (92), Scott Fulmer (32).

Trivia Playoff Game #1

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Who is the ICE Franchise Leader for career playoffs games played?

ANSWER – 72 Colin Sinclair.

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Kootenay @ Edmonton Playoff Game #1

The Kootenay ICE are in Edmonton tonight for game 1 of their 1st round playoff series.
The teams split the 6 regular season games with the home team winning every game.
The Oil Kings beat the ICE 4-0 in the first round of last years playoffs.
Kootenay has 12 players with WHL playoff experience lead by Joey Leach 32 games, Jagger Dirk 23 games, Brock Montgomery 18 games and Sam Reinhart 11 games.
The ICE have 4 players who played in the 2011 Memorial Cup. (Jagger Dirk, Brock Montgomery, Sam Reinhart, Joey Leach)
Edmonton has 17 players with WHL playoff experience and have 16 players who were on the roster on last years Championship team.
The Oil Kings have 13 players who played in last years Memorial Cup.
ICE – vs Central Division 17-17-0-0, on Road 14-21-1-0, in March 3-6-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Oil Kings – vs Central Division 19-8-1-2, at Home 26-6-1-3, in March 6-0-0-1, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 1-4.

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

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 35 Reinhart
Assists – 50 Reinhart
Points – 85 Reinhart
Defenseman – 36 Dirk
Rookie – 45 Philp
PM – 97 Martin
+/- - +22 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.77 .910% 7 SO, Hoflin 3.82 .881%

Oil Kings
Goals – 38 Lazar
Assists – 63 Wruck
Points – 92 St. Croix
Defenseman – 42 Corbett
Rookie – 17 Kulda
PM – 148 Lowe
+/- - +38 Corbett, Lowe
Goalies – Jarry 1.61 .936% 6 SO, Brossoit 2.25 .917% 5 SO

Head to Head
ICE
Philp 2-3-5
Reinhart 2-3-5
Leach 2-1-3
Dirk 0-3-3
Martin 2-0-2
Skapski 3-2-0-0 2.05 .942% 1 SO
Hoflin 0-1-0-0 4.20 .883%
PP – 3/24 12.5%
PK – 2/16 87.5%

Oil Kings
St. Croix 1-5-6
Lowe 2-2-4
Wruck 2-2-4
Samuelsson 2-2-4
Foster 3-0-3
Jarry 1-1-0-0 0.50 .976% 1 SO
Brossoit 2-1-0-1 2.71 .904%

Streaks
Descheneau 9 games 8-8-16, 12 of 13 games 14-8-22
Reinhart 8 games 6-9-15
Montgomery 5 games 3-4-7
Philp 4 games 2-3-5
Martin 2 games 0-2-2
Leach 2 games 0-2-2

Home
Reinhart 20-24-44
Descheneau 10-26-36
Montgomery 19-11-30
Philp 11-14-25
Cable – 8-14-22
Leach 3-18-21
Dirk 3-14-17
Shirley 7-6-13
Skapski 20-8-0-0 2.38 .917% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.3%
PK – 81.3%

Road
Descheneau 20-22-42
Reinhart 15-26-41
Philp 9-11-20
Montgomery 12-7-19
Dirk 0-19-19
Leach 3-10-13
Cable 6-6-12
Skapski 14-17-1-0 3.11 .904% 3 SO
Hoflin 0-4-0-0 4.85 .880%
PP – 18.9%
PK – 73.5%

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Eastern Conference All-Stars and Award Nominees

WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL-STAR TEAMS

FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM
Goaltender – Patrik Bartosak (Koprivnice, CZR), Red Deer Rebels
Defenceman – Morgan Rielly (Vancouver, BC), Moose Jaw Warriors
Defenceman – Darren Dietz (Medicine Hat, AB) Saskatoon Blades
Forward – Adam Lowry (Calgary, AB), Swift Current Broncos*
Forward – Michael St. Croix (Winnipeg, MB), Edmonton Oil Kings
Forward – Curtis Valk (Medicine Hat), Medicine Hat Tigers

SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
Goaltender – Laurent Brossoit (Surrey, BC), Edmonton Oil Kings
Defenceman – Alex Roach (Quensel, B.C), Calgary Hitmen
Defenceman – Keegan Lowe (Edmonton, AB), Edmonton Oil Kings
Forward – Sam Reinhart (Vancouver, BC),Kootenay Ice
Forward – Cody Sylvester (Vernon, BC), Calgary Hitmen
Forward – Hunter Shinkaruk (Calgary, AB), Medicine Hat Tigers
* indicates unanimous selection

The WHL announced the Eastern Conference Finalists in the following categories.

WHL Rookie of the Year, Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Leon Draisaitl (Cologne, Germany), Prince Albert Raiders

WHL Goaltender of the Year, Del Wilson Trophy
Eastern Conference – Patrik Bartosak (Koprivnice, CZR), Red Deer Rebels

WHL Defenceman of the Year, Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Morgan Rielly (Vancouver, BC), Moose Jaw Warriors

WHL Most Sportsmanlike Player of the Year, Brad Hornung Trophy
Eastern Conference – Dylan Wruck (Saskatoon, SK), Edmonton Oil Kings

WHL Scholastic Player of the Year, Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Josh Morrissey (Calgary, AB), Prince Albert Raiders

WHL Coach of the Year, Dunc McCallum Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Ryan McGill, Kootenay Ice

WHL Executive of the Year, Lloyd Saunders Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Bob Green, Edmonton Oil Kings

WHL Humanitarian of the Year, Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy
Eastern Conference – Cody Sylvester (Vernon , BC), Calgary Hitmen

WHL Marketing / Business Award
Eastern Conference – Saskatoon Blades

WHL Regular Season Champions, Scotty Munro Memorial Trophy
Portland Winterhawks: GP – 72 W – 57 L – 12 OTL – 1 SL – 2 Pts – 117

WHL Top Scorer – Bob Clarke Trophy
Brendan Leipsic– (Winnipeg, MB) Portland Winterhawks

GP – 68 G – 49 A – 71 Pts – 120 PIM – 103

Nicolas Petan – (Delta, BC) Portland Winterhawks

GP – 71 G – 46 A – 74 Pts – 120 PIM – 43

Monday, March 18, 2013

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE finished the 2012-2013 regular season with a 35-35-2-0 record (21-14-1-0 at home, 14-21-1-0 on the road, 3-2 in overtime, 4-0 in shootouts) and in eighth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...The ICE finished the 2012-2013 regular season with a .500 or better record for the 14th consecutive season, which is the longest active streak in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE...KOOTENAY is in the post-season for the 15th consecutive year (longest active streak in the WHL) and will be facing the EDMONTON OIL KINGS for the second year in a row.

PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE: The ICE have a career playoff record of 85-64 (46-27 at home, 39-37 on the road, 22-11 in overtime)...JOEY LEACH (32), JAGGER DIRK (23) and BROCK MONTGOMERY (18) lead the ICE in games played in the playoffs.

EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER FINAL: Games One (March 22nd at 7:00 pm) and Two (March 24th at 4:00 pm) of the EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTER FINAL vs EDMONTON presented by KAL-TIRE and HUSKY will be played on the road...Games Three and Four will played in CRANBROOK on Tuesday, March 26th and Wednesday, March 27th...The puck will drop for both games at 7:00 pm...Individual game tickets are now available at the KOOTENAY ICE Office or by phone at 250-417-0322.

PLAYOFF PACKAGES AVAILABLE: 2013 playoff packages are now available at the KOOTENAY ICE Office or by phone at 250-417-0322...Six game ticket packages are $120.00 for Adults, $96.00 for Seniors, $84.00 for Students, and $66.00 for Youth…The KOOTENAY ICE Office will be open during the lunch hour this week to accommodate fans wishing to purchase their playoff packages...Packages are available to purchase until Friday, March 22nd.

DID YOU KNOW: The ICE were 3-3-0-0 against EDMONTON this season (3-0-0-0 at home, 0-3-0-0 on the road, 0-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...LUKE PHILP (2-3-5) and SAM REINHART (2-3-5) led the team in scoring against the OIL KINGS...KOOTENAY finished the regular season second in the WHL in winning percentage (.889) in overtime and shootout games...JOEY LEACH, who played in 274 career regular season games, is the all-time franchise leader for career plus/minus with a plus 96...BROCK MONTGOMERY, who played in 244 career regular season games, finished the season tied for second in the WHL in power play goals with 18...LUKE PHILP (20-25-45) finished the season tied for seventh in the League for rookie scoring with 45 points...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who finished the regular season tied for first in the WHL for shutouts with seven, stopped 24 out of 25 shootout attempts this year...KOOTENAY tied a team record for consecutive wins at home with 12 (December 31 – February 23 - previous record set during the 2006-2007 season) and won 14 of their last 16 home games.

SCORING STREAKS: JAEDON DESCHENEAU (9-7-16) has recorded at least a point in his last nine games…SAM REINHART (6-8-14) has recorded at least a point in his last eight games...LUKE PHILP (2-3-5) has recorded at least a point in his last four games.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 72 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 36-26-6-4.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday March 19 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday March 20 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday March 21 Travel Day
Friday March 22 ICE @ Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday March 23
Sunday March 24 ICE @ Edmonton 4:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, March 12 – Kootenay 3 vs. Lethbridge 1 – Record 34-33-2-0 – Attendance: 2,391
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (28) from Reinhart and Shirley
2 - Montgomery (31) from Philp and Elynuik
3 - Reinhart (32) from Montgomery and Leach
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (24 Saves, 1 GA)

Wednesday, March 13 - Kootenay 2 @ Lethbridge – Record 34-34-2-0 – Attendance: 3,733
Goals:
1 - Philp (19) from Descheneau and Dirk
2 - Reinhart (33) from Faith and Dirk
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (34 Saves, 4 GA)

Friday, March 15 - Kootenay 3 vs. Calgary 5 – Record 34-35-2-0 – Attendance: 2,622
Goals:
1 - Philp (20) from Descheneau and Reinhart
2 - Reinhart (34) from Martin and Leach
3 - Vetterl (5) from Leach and Philp
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (29 Saves, 5 GA)

Saturday, March 16 - Kootenay 5 @ Calgary 4 – Record 35-35-2-0 – Attendance: 13,477
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (29) from Reinhart and Leach
2 - Descheneau (30)
3 - Boyd (7) from Martin and Philp
4 - Boyd (8) from Prochazka
5 - Reinhart (35) from Descheneau and Dirk
Goalies: Wyatt Hoflin (6 Saves, 3 GA), Mackenzie Skapski (7 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

1st Round History

Edmonton vs Kootenay
History – 2012 1st round Edmonton 4-0.
Season – Edmonton 3-2-0-1 Kootenay 3-3-0-0
September 20th in Edmonton – Oil Kings 5-3
October 14th in Cranbrook – ICE 1-0
November 28th in Cranbrook – ICE 5-4 SO
November 30th in Edmonton – Oil Kings 2-0
January 8th in Cranbrook – ICE 2-1
January 30th in Edmonton – Oil Kings 4-2


Saskatoon vs Medicine Hat
History – 2012 1st round Medicine Hat 4-0, 2006 2nd round Medicine Hat 4-0, 1990 1st round Saskatoon 3-0, 1988 East Final Medicine Hat 4-0, 1987 East Final Medicine Hat 4-3, 1866 RR, 1973 WHL Final Medicine Hat 3-2.
Season – Saskatoon 4-0-0-0 Medicine Hat 0-4-0-0
October 14th in Medicine Hat – Blades 6-3
January 1st in Saskatoon – Blades 7-2
February 16th in Medicine Hat – Blades 4-3
March 8th in Saskatoon – Blades 6-3


Calgary vs Swift Current
History – 2008 2nd round Calgary 4-2, 2002 1st round Swift Current 4-3, 1998 2nd round Calgary 4-3.
Season – Calgary 1-3-0-0 Swift Current 3-1-0-0
November 18th in Calgary – Hitmen 4-2
January 12th in Swift Current – Broncos 4-3
January 30th in Swift Current – Broncos 5-4
March 1st in Calgary – Broncos 3-1


Red Deer vs Prince Albert
History – 1st playoff meeting.
Season – Red Deer 2-0-1-1 Prince Albert 2-2-0-0
October 2nd in Prince Albert – Raiders 5-4 SO
November 18th in Red Deer – Rebels 6-1
January 12th in Prince Albert – Raiders 4-3 OT
February 23rd in Red Deer – Rebels 4-2


Portland vs Everett
History – 2011 1st round Portland 4-0, 2005 1st round Everett 4-3.
Season – Portland 9-1-0-0 Everett 1-9-0-0
October 31st in Portland – Winterhawks 5-2
December 1st in Everett – Winterhawks 4-1
December 4th in Portland – Winterhawks 7-5
December 14th in Portland – Winterhawks 4-2
December 16th in Everett – Winterhawks 3-2
January 5th in Portland – Winterhawks 5-3
January 12th in Everett – Winterhawks 8-0
January 29th in Everett – Winterhawks 6-0
March 2nd in Everett – Silvertips 4-2
March 5th in Portland – Winterhawks 6-3


Kelowna vs Seattle
History – 2008 1st round Seattle 4-3, 2005 2nd round Kelowna 4-3, 2003 West Final Kelowna 4-1, 2001 1st round Seattle 4-2.
Season – Kelowna 3-1-0-0 Seattle 1-2-1-0
December 1st in Seattle – Thunderbirds 4-1
January 24th in Kelowna – Rockets 8-0
January 25th in Seattle – Rockets 4-3 OT
February 28th in Kelowna – Rockets 4-1


Kamloops vs Victoria
History – 2012 1st Round Kamloops 4-0.
Season – Kamloops 4-2-0-2 Victoria 4-4-0-0
September 28th in Victoria – Royals 4-3 SO
September 30th in Victoria – Blazers 3-0
October 10th in Kamloops – Blazers 5-2
October 27th in Kamloops – Blazers 5-2
January 15th in Victoria – Royals 6-4
January 16th in Victoria – Royals 3-2 SO
January 19th in Kamloops – Royals 5-4
March 5th in Kamloops – Blazers 6-0


Spokane vs Tri City
History – 2012 2nd Round Tri City 4-3, 2011 2nd Round Spokane 4-2, 2008 West Final Spokane 4-3, 2002 1st Round Spokane 4-1, 2000 1st Round Spokane 4-0, 1995 2nd Round Tri City 4-3.
Season – Spokane 7-3-2-0 Tri City 5-6-1-0
September 22nd in Tri City – Chiefs 5-2
September 29th in Spokane – Chiefs 5-3
October 27th in Tri City – Chiefs 3-2
November 23rd in Tri City – Americans 5-4 OT
November 24th in Spokane – Chiefs 5-2
December 15th in Spokane – Americans 2-1
December 31st in Tri City – Americans 6-3
January 19th in Spokane – Americans 4-3 OT
February 9th in Spokane – Chiefs 5-2
February 16th in Tri City – Americans 6-0
March 15th in Spokane – Chiefs 6-0
March 16th in Tri City – Chiefs 3-2 OT

Monthly Records

Kootenay – 9 3-6-0-0 6
Calgary - 9 6-3-0-0 12
Edmonton - 7 6-0-0-1 13
Lethbridge - 9 2-6-1-0 5
Medicine Hat - 7 3-4-0-0 6
Red Deer - 8 5-2-1-0 11

Brandon - 8 3-3-0-2 8
Moose Jaw - 9 4-3-1-1 10
Prince Albert - 8 2-5-1-0 5
Regina - 9 4-3-1-1 10
Saskatoon - 8 4-1-2-1 11
Swift Current - 8 6-2-0-0 12

Kamloops - 8 6-2-0-0 12
Kelowna - 8 7-1-0-0 14
Prince George - 10 3-7-0-0 6
Vancouver - 8 4-4-0-0 8
Victoria - 10 3-5-1-1 8

Everett - 0 3-4-2-0 8
Portland - 7 6-1-0-0 12
Seattle - 8 3-3-0-2 8
Spokane - 9 7-2-0-0 14
Tri City - 10 3-5-1-1 8

Record Book Update

Games Played - 10th 274 Joey Leach (1st All-Time defenseman), 20th 244 Brock Montgomery.

Games Played by Goalie - 6th 88 Mackenzie Skapski.

Goals by a Forward - T-17th 65 Brock Montgomery, Sam Reinhart, Adam Taylor.

Goals by a Defensemen - T-4th 27 Joey Leach, Trevor Johnson, 10th 16 Jagger Dirk.

Assists by a Defenseman - 2nd 107 Joey Leach.

Points by a Defenseman - T-2nd 134 Joey Leach, Mike Busto, 9th 91 Jagger Dirk.

PPG - T-13th 27 Brock Montgomery, Matt Fraser.

GWG - T-9th 13 Sam reinhart, Jason Jaffray, Duncan Milroy.

+/- - 1st +96 Joey Leach, T-13th +38 Jagger Dirk, Steele Boomer.

OT Goals - T-2nd 3 Sam Reinhart, Andrew Bailey.

Wins - 7th 46 Mackenzie Skapski.

Shutouts - 4th 7 Mackenzie Skapski.

Coach Wins - T-1st 209 Ryan McGill, Cory Clouston.

Kootenay @ Edmonton Playoff Game #2

The Kootenay ICE are in Edmonton for game 2 of their 1st round playoff series.
Edmonton leads the series 1-0.
Game 1 – Oil Kings 9-0.
In their playoff history the ICE …
- have won 7 of 14 playoff series’ when they did not have home ice advantage
- have won 7 of 14 playoff series’ when they have lost game #1
- Have won 2 of 5 playoff series’ when they lost game #1 on the road.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 3:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals –
Assists –
Points –
Defenseman –
Rookie –
PM – 4 McPhee
+/- - +0 Thomas, Elynuik, Boyd, Montgomery, Prochazkha.
Goalies – Skapski 15.00 .667%, Hoflin 6.00 .833%

Oil Kings
Goals – 3 Legault
Assists – 4 Legault
Points – 7 Legault
Defenseman – 3 Gernat
Rookie – 2 Kulda
PM – 2
+/- - +5 Cheek
Goalies – Brossoit 0.00 1.000%

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Kootenay 5 Calgary 4 Game #72

Calgary, Alb – Kootenay ICE forwards Jaedon Descheneau and Jordyn Boyd had 2 goal games in a 5-4 win over the Calgary Hitmen in WHL action on Saturday.

The ICE (35-35-2-0) opened the scoring on a first period powerplay with Jaedon Descheneau going to the net and scoring with a forehand deke.
Midway through the period the ICE made it 2-0 on a 2-on-1 break and Descheneau got a wrist shot to go through the goalies legs.
Descheneau become the 3rd ICE player to reach 30 goals this season.
The ICE had none last season and had 3 in 2010-11 w/Max Reinhart, Kevin King and Matt Fraser. (4 if you include Cody Eakin with 36 w/ICE and Swift Current)

The Hitmen (46-21-1-4) scored early in the second period with Zane Jones near the crease to poke the puck into the net.
Calgary tied the game with Brady Brassart scoring with a shot through the goalies legs and Calder Brooks scored a power play to give them a 3-2 lead.
The ICE changed goalies as Mackenzie Skapski replace Wyatt Hoflin.
Skaspki played in his 65th game of the season which is Franchise Record for a goalie.
The ICE tied the game with 15-seconds left on a goal mouth scramble and Jordyn Boyd pushed the puck behind the fallen goalie.

Early in the third period the ICE took 4-3 lead on a spin around shot from Jordyn Boyd with his 2nd multi-goal game of the season.
The Hitmen tied the game with Brady Brassart’s 2nd of the game and 4th against the ICE this weekend.
The ICE made it 5-4 with Sam Reinhart getting his 7th GWG while in the slot for a wrist shot high on the glove side.

The ICE have finished with a .500 or better record for the 14th year in a row.
Mackenzie Skapski tied a Franchise Record with his 34th win (Jeff Glass 04-05, Dan Blackburn 99-00).
Head Coach Ryan McGill has tied Cory Clouston with 209 career regular season wins.

Jagger Dirk and Sam Reinhart played in all 72 regular season games.

Jaedon Descheneau (9 games) and Sam Reinhart (8 games) extended their point streaks.

The ICE will visit Edmonton on Friday in game 1 of their 1st round playoff series.

Fri Mar 22 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00
Sun Mar 24 Kootenay @ Edmonton 4:00
Tue Mar 26 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Wed Mar 27 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Fri Mar 29 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00
Sun Mar 31 Edmonton @ Kootenay 6:00
Tue Apr 2 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00

The ICE were 2 skaters short of a complete line-up.
ICE scratches – Zach McPhee 7th game 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable 6th game 2-4 weeks, Brock Montgomery 3rd game day-to-day, Tanner Muth 2nd game indefinite.

Game Summary
Calgary 46-21-1-4 Kootenay 35-35-2-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Descheneau 29 (Reinhart, Leach), 2:22 (PP).
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 30 11:29.
Penalties-Clayton Cal (hooking), 2:13; Boyd Ktn (high sticking, high sticking), 6:56.

2nd Period-
3, Calgary, Jones 21 2:56.
4, Calgary, Brassart 34 (Chase, Virtanen), 6:33.
5, Calgary, Brooks 5 (Helgesen), 9:37 (PP).
6, Kootenay, Boyd 7 19:45.
Penalties-O'Connor Ktn (tripping), 7:54; Padakin Cal (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 13:12.

3rd Period-
7, Kootenay, Boyd 8 (Prochazka), 1:54.
8, Calgary, Brassart 35 (Chase, Virtanen), 9:03.
9, Kootenay, Reinhart 35 (Descheneau), 15:55.
Penalties-Hubic Ktn (hooking), 3:37.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 6-17-3-26. Calgary 3-9-5-17.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 2; Calgary 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Hoflin 1-10-1-0 (9 shots-6 saves); Skapski 34-25-1-0 (8 shots-7 saves). Calgary, Shields 10-7-0-1 (26 shots-21 saves).
A-13,477
Referees-Matt Kirk (4), Brett Montsion (54).
Linesmen-Reid Anderson (53), Justin Slimm (105).

Trivia Game #72

Today’s Trivia question.

When was the last time that a team from the Central Division did not play in the WHL Final?

ANSWER – 2006 when Moose Jaw won the Eastern Conference.

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Kootenay @ Calgary Game #72

The Kootenay ICE will visit Calgary tonight in the 8th and meeting of the season and the final game of the regular season for both clubs.
The Hitmen lead the season series 4-3.
September 22nd in Calgary – Hitmen 5-1
November 11th in Calgary – ICE 4-0
December 2nd in Cranbrook – Hitmen 4-1
December 4th in Calgary – Hitmen 6-1
December 31st in Cranbrook – ICE 3-2
February 23rd in Cranbrook – ICE 5-1
March 15th in Cranbrook – Hitmen 5-3
The game will have no implications in the final standings.
The ICE will meet Edmonton in the 1st round of the playoffs.
The Hitmen will meet Swift Current or Prince Albert.
ICE injuries – Zach McPhee upper body 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable lower body 2-4 weeks, Tanner Muth indefinite.
Hitmen injuries – Jaynen Rissling upper body day-to-day.
ICE – vs Central Division 16-17-0-0, on Road 13-21-1-0, in March 2-6-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Hitmen – vs Central Division 19-10-1-1, at Home 22-9-1-3, in March 6-2-0-0, in Overtime 4-1, in Shootouts 3-4.

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

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 34 Reinhart
Assists – 48 Reinhart
Points – 82 Reinhart
Defenseman – 36 Dirk
Rookie – 44 Philp
PM – 97 Martin
+/- - +21 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.77 .910% 7 SO, Hoflin 3.72 .886%

Hitmen
Goals – 41 Sylvester
Assists – 49 Sylvester
Points – 90 Sylvester
Defenseman – 49 Roach
Rookie – 38 Padakin
PM – 122 Rissling
+/- - +42 Roach
Goalies – Driedger 2.51 .915% 2 SO, Shields 2.99 .894% 2 SO

Head to Head
ICE
Montgomery 7-1-8
Reinhart 1-6-7
Leach 0-7-7
Cable 2-4-6
Descheneau 1-3-4
Skapski 3-4-0-0 3.15 .896% 1 SO
PP – 14.0%
PK – 80.8%

Hitmen
Sylvester 4-5-9
Brassart 2-7-9
Macek 2-5-7
Chase 4-1-5
Driedger 3-0-0-0 1.67 .936%
Shields 1-3-0-0 2.77 .917%

Streaks
Descheneau 8 games 6-7-13, 11 of 12 games 12-7-19
Reinhart 7 games 5-7-12
Montgomery 5 games 3-4-7
Philp 3 games 2-2-4
Dirk 2 games 0-3-3

Home
Reinhart 20-23-43
Descheneau 10-26-36
Montgomery 19-11-30
Philp 11-14-25
Cable – 8-14-22
Leach 3-18-21
Dirk 3-15-18
Shirley 7-6-13
Skapski 20-8-0-0 2.38 .917% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.3%
PK – 81.3%

Road
Descheneau 18-21-39
Reinhart 14-25-39
Montgomery 12-7-19
Philp 9-10-19
Dirk 0-18-18
Cable 6-6-12
Leach 3-9-12
Skapski 13-17-1-0 3.13 .904% 3 SO
Hoflin 0-4-0-0 4.68 .892%
PP – 18.3%
PK – 73.5%

Friday, March 15, 2013

Calgary 5 Kootenay 3 Game #71

Cranbrook, BC – The Calgary Hitmen scored 3 third period goals in a 5-3 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday.

The ICE (34-35-2-0) opened the scoring on a first period powerplay rebound goal by Luke Philp.
Less than 2 minutes later Sam Reinhart, after receiveing a drop pass from Jon Martin, made it 2-0 on wrist shot low on the glove side.
The Hitmen (46-20-1-4) got a breakaway goal from Calder Brooks to cut the lead to 2-1.

In the second period the ICE made it 3-1 with a deflection by Austin Vetterl on a point shot from Joey Leach.
Calgary scored a powerplay goal on a back door pass to Brady Brassart.

In the third period the Hitmen tied the game on a powerplay rebound goal by Cody Sylvester.
Less than 2 minutes later Sylvester got his 2nd of period on another rebound.
Brady Brassart added an empty net goal to make the final 5-3.

With the loss the ICE will finish in 8th place and will play Edmonton in the first round of the playoffs.

Fri Mar 22 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00
Sun Mar 24 Kootenay @ Edmonton 4:00
Tue Mar 26 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Wed Mar 27 Edmonton @ Kootenay 7:00
Fri Mar 29 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00
Sun Mar 31 Edmonton @ Kootenay 6:00
Tue Apr 2 Kootenay @ Edmonton 7:00

Jaedon Descheneau (8 games), Sam Reinhart (7 games) and Luke Philp (3 games) extended their point streaks.

The ICE will visit Calgary on Friday.

The ICE were 2 skaters short of a complete line-up.
ICE scratches – Zach McPhee 6th game 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable 5th game 2-4 weeks, Brock Montgomery 2nd game day-to-day, Tanner Muth 1st game indefinite.

The Kootenay ICE handed out their 15th annual team awards.
Rod Hunter Ltd. Players Award – Joey Leach
Apollo Ristorante Most Valuable Player - Sam Reinhart
Ron Collision / Dixon Service Centre Top Defenseman – Joey Leach
Alpine Toyota Rookie of the Year – Luke Philp
Skyway Distributors Most Improved Player – Mackenzie Skapski
BDO Dunwoody Most Underrated Player – Jaedon Descheneau
East Kootenay Community Credit Union Community Relations Award – Brock Montgomery
Rocky Mountain Diesel Scholastic Player of the Year – Matt Thomas
Steeples Construction Player of the Month – Sam Reinhart
East Kootenay Community Credit Union Community Player of the Month – Jagger Dirk
Fan Club’s Player of the Year – Sam Reinhart
The Boston Pizza Top Play-off Performer will be announced at the conclusion of the 2012-2013 WHL Playoffs

Game Summary
Calgary 46-20-1-4 Kootenay 34-35-2-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Philp 20 (Descheneau, Dirk), 6:34 (PP).
2, Kootenay, Reinhart 34 (Martin, Leach), 8:13.
3, Calgary, Brooks 4 (Harmsworth, Clayton), 15:21.
Penalties-Humphries Cal (interference), 6:21; Mayor Cal (roughing), 9:03; Vetterl Ktn (roughing), 9:03; Descheneau Ktn (checking from behind), 11:13.

2nd Period-
4, Kootenay, Vetterl 5 (Leach, Philp), 5:45.
Penalties-Mayor Cal (cross checking), 12:01.

3rd Period-
6, Calgary, Sylvester 40 (Humphries, Brassart), 11:12 (PP).
7, Calgary, Sylvester 41 (Zgraggen, Brassart), 12:51.
8, Calgary, Brassart 33 19:49.
Penalties-Chase Cal (high sticking), 5:07; Leach Ktn (delay of game), 10:31; Macek Cal (tripping), 14:59.

Shots on Goal-Calgary 6-15-14-35. Kootenay 11-11-9-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Calgary 2 / 3; Kootenay 1 / 4.
Goalies-Calgary, Driedger 36-14-1-3 (31 shots-28 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 33-25-1-0 (35 shots-30 saves).
A-2,622
Referees-Devin Klein (9), Jon Stephenson (38).
Linesmen-Michael Boisvert (111), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #71

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

How many times have the ICE and Hitmen met in the Playoffs?

ANSWER – 3 times, in 1999, 2000 and 2007. The ICE have won 10 of the 19 head-to-head playoff games but Calgary won 2 of the 3 series’ including 2 game 7 wins.

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Calgary @ Kootenay Game #71

The Kootenay ICE will host Calgary tonight in the 7th meeting of the season and first half of a home-and-home to wrap-up the regular season.
The season series is tied 3-3.
September 22nd in Calgary – Hitmen 5-1
November 11th in Calgary – ICE 4-0
December 2nd in Cranbrook – Hitmen 4-1
December 4th in Calgary – Hitmen 6-1
December 31st in Cranbrook – ICE 3-2
February 23rd in Cranbrook – ICE 5-1
The ICE are 8th in the Conference and could still move up one spot in the standings.
The Hitmen have clinched 3rd place in the Conference and need one more win or Saskatoon loss to clinch home ice advantage for at least the first 2 rounds of the playoffs.
The ICE will hand out their Year-Awards at 7 and the opening face-off will be around 7:25.
ICE injuries – Zach McPhee upper body 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable lower body 2-4 weeks.
Hitmen injuries – Greg Chase lower body day-to-day, Jaynen Rissling upper body day-to-day.
ICE – vs Central Division 16-16-0-0, at Home 21-13-1-0, in March 2-5-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Hitmen – vs Central Division 18-10-1-1, on Road 23-11-0-1, in March 5-2-0-0, in Overtime 4-1, in Shootouts 3-4.

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 – 33 Reinhart
Assists – 48 Reinhart
Points – 81 Reinhart
Defenseman – 35 Dirk
Rookie – 42 Philp
PM – 97 Martin
+/- - +22 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.75 .911% 7 SO, Hoflin 3.72 .886%

Hitmen
Goals – 39 Sylvester
Assists – 48 Sylvester
Points – 87 Sylvester
Defenseman – 49 Roach
Rookie – 38 Padakin
PM – 122 Rissling
+/- - +42 oach
Goalies – Driedger 2.50 .915% 2 SO, Shields 2.99 .894% 2 SO

Head to Head
ICE
Montgomery 7-1-8
Cable 2-4-6
Reinhart 0-6-6
Leach 0-5-5
Descheneau 1-2-3
Skapski 3-3-0-0 3.00 .899% 1 SO
PP – 12.8%
PK – 87.0%

Hitmen
Macek 2-5-7
Sylvester 2-4-6
Chase 4-1-5
Brassart 0-5-5
Jones 3-1-4
Padakin 3-1-4
Driedger 2-0-0-0 1.00 .957%
Shields 1-3-0-0 2.77 .917%

Streaks
Descheneau 7 games 6-6-12, 10 of 11 games 12-6-18
Reinhart 6 games 4-7-11
Montgomery 5 games 3-4-7
Philp 2 games 1-1-2

Home
Reinhart 19-23-42
Descheneau 10-25-35
Montgomery 19-11-30
Philp 10-13-23
Cable – 8-14-22
Leach 3-16-19
Dirk 3-14-17
Shirley 7-6-13
Skapski 20-7-0-0 2.32 .919% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.1%
PK – 82.4%

Road
Descheneau 18-21-39
Reinhart 14-25-39
Montgomery 12-7-19
Philp 9-10-19
Dirk 0-18-18
Cable 6-6-12
Leach 3-9-12
Skapski 13-17-1-0 3.13 .904% 3 SO
Hoflin 0-4-0-0 4.68 .892%
PP – 18.3%
PK – 73.5%

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Lethbridge 4 Kootenay 2 Game #70

Lethbridge, Alb – The Lethbridge Hurricanes beat the Kootenay ICE 4-2 in WHL action on Wednesday.

The Hurricanes (27-33-3-7) opened the scoring midway through the second period on a rebound by Tyler Wong.
Lethbridge made it 2-0 off a faceoff win in the ICE zone and Jamal Watson scored on a spinaround.
Late in the period the ICE (34-34-2-0) scored on a powerplay with a pretty passing play completed by Luke Philp.

Early in the third period the ICE tied the game on a powerplay deflection by Sam Reinhart.
Less than 2 minutes later the Hurricanes took a 3-2 lead on powerplay goal by Graham Hood.
With the clubs skating 4-on-4 Lenny Hackman scored his 1st career goal to make the score 4-2.

Jaedon Descheneau (7 games) and Sam Reinhart (6 games) extended their point streaks.

Tanner Muth left the game midway through the 1st period.
Wyatt Hoflin’s last start was January 30th in Edmonton.

The ICE will host Calgary on Friday.

The ICE were one skater short of a complete line-up.
The ICE forwards were made up of 1 15-year-old, 2 16’s, 4 17’s and 4 18’s.
ICE scratches – Zach McPhee 5th game upper body 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable 4th game lower body 2-4 weeks, Brock Montgomery day-to-day.

Points in the Standings since December 28th.
Edmonton 53
Saskatoon 53
Portland 51
Kelowna 51
KOOTENAY 49

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay 2
Home 1 – Calgary
Away 1 – Calgary

Medicine Hat 2
Home 1 – Lethbridge
Away 1 – Lethbridge

Game Summary
Lethbridge 27-33-3-7 Kootenay 34-34-2-0

1st Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Thomas Ktn (tripping), 13:10.

2nd Period-
1, Lethbridge, Wong 4 (Watson, Duke), 7:52.
2, Lethbridge, Watson 19 (Duke, Wong), 18:01.
3, Kootenay, Philp 19 (Descheneau, Dirk), 19:48 (PP).
Penalties-O'Connor Ktn (tripping), 2:52; Elynuik Ktn (holding), 12:14; Maxwell Let (cross checking), 18:51.

3rd Period-
4, Kootenay, Reinhart 33 (Dirk, Faith), 2:49 (PP).
5, Lethbridge, Hood 11 (Maxwell, Ramsay), 4:23 (PP).
6, Lethbridge, Hackman 1 (Sofillas, Henry), 7:51.
Penalties-Erkamps Let (kneeing), 1:25; Leach Ktn (roughing), 3:40; Shirley Ktn (roughing), 3:40; Duke Let (roughing), 3:40; Erkamps Let (roughing), 3:40; Peel Ktn (tripping), 3:52; Elynuik Ktn (tripping), 6:29; Ramsay Let (tripping), 7:20; Sofillas Let (delay of game), 16:30.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 14-7-8-29. Lethbridge 12-15-11-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 2 / 4; Lethbridge 1 / 5.
Goalies-Kootenay, Hoflin 1-10-1-0 (38 shots-34 saves). Lethbridge, Tai 4-3-0-0 (29 shots-27 saves).
A-3,733
Referees-Steve Papp (17), Derek Zalaski (8).
Linesmen-Chris Carlson (92), Michael Roberts (87).

Trivia Game #70

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What is the ICE Franchise record for wins by a goalie in one season?

ANSWER – 34 Jeff Glass 04-05 and Dan Blackburn 99-00.

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Kootenay @ Lethbridge Game #70

The Kootenay ICE will visit Lethbridge tonight in the 6th and final meeting of the season.
The ICE lead the season series is tied 3-2.
September 28th in Cranbrook – Hurricanes 4-2
December 8th in Lethbridge – Hurricanes 6-1
February 2nd in Cranbrook – ICE 3-0
February 24th in Lethbridge – ICE 2-0
March 12th in Cranbrook – ICE 3-1
The ICE clinched a playoff spot last night and could still move up in the standings.
The Hurricanes have 1 win in their last 13 games and will miss the playoffs for the 4th straight season.
ICE injuries – Zach McPhee upper body 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable lower body 2-4 weeks.
Hurricanes injuries – Albin Blomqvist upper body indefinite, Axel Blomqvist lower body day-to-day, Dan Johnston upper body 2-4 weeks, Jaimen Yakubowski upper body 1 week.
ICE – vs Central Division 16-15-0-0, on Road 13-20-1-0, in March 2-4-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Hurricanes – vs Central Division 8-17-0-4, at Home 16-14-1-3, in March 0-5-1-0, in Overtime 1-3, in Shootouts 2-7.

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

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 32 Reinhart
Assists – 48 Reinhart
Points – 80 Reinhart
Defenseman – 34 Dirk
Rookie – 41 Philp
PM – 97 Martin
+/- - +22 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.75 .911% 7 SO, Hoflin 3.69 .885%

Hurricanes
Goals – 32 Yakubowski
Assists – 30 Maxwell
Points – 51 Maxwell
Defenseman – 34 Johnston
Rookie – 33 Blomqvist
PM – 129 Ramsay
+/- - +7 Duke
Goalies – Rimmer 3.18 .912% 1 SO, Tai 3.68 .888%

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 1-7-8
Descheneau 3-2-5
Montgomery 3-2-5
Dirk 1-2-3
Philp 1-2-3
Skapski 3-1-0-0 1.75 .941% 2 SO
Hoflin – 0-1-0-0 4.18 .862%
PP – 26.3%
PK – 72.7%

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 1-3-0-0 2.02 .9544%

Streaks
Descheneau 6 games 6-5-11, 9 of 10 games 12-5-17
Montgomery 5 games 3-4-7
Reinhart 5 games 3-7-10
Shirley 3 games 1-2-3

Home
Reinhart 19-23-42
Descheneau 10-25-35
Montgomery 19-10-29
Philp 10-13-23
Cable – 8-14-22
Leach 3-16-19
Dirk 3-15-18
Shirley 7-6-13
Skapski 20-7-0-0 2.32 .919% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.1%
PK – 82.4%

Road
Descheneau 18-20-38
Reinhart 13-25-38
Montgomery 12-7-19
Philp 8-10-18
Dirk 0-16-16
Cable 6-6-12
Leach 3-9-12
Skapski 13-17-1-0 3.13 .904% 3 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 4.95 .892%
PP – 17.2%
PK – 73.1%

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Kootenay 3 Lethbridge 1 Game #69

Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE have clinched a playoff spot for a 15th consecutive season with 3-1 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in WHL action on Tuesday.

The Hurricanes (26-33-3-7) scored early in the first period on rebound goal by Tyler Wong.
The ICE (34-33-2-0) tied the game on the rush with Jaedon Descheneau scoring with a wrist shot on the stick side.

In the second period the ICE took a 2-1 lead as Brock Montgomery put in his own rebound.
Hudson Elynuik earned an assist on the goal for his 1st WHL point in his 1st career game
Midway through the period the ICE made it 3-1 on a powerplay rebound goal by Sam Reinhart.

The Hurricanes will miss the playoffs for the 4th straight season.

Jaedon Descheneau (6 games), Brock Montgomery (5 games) and Sam Reinhart (5 games) extended their point streaks.

The ICE will visit Lethbridge on Wednesday.

ICE forward Hudson Elynuik, who was a 3rd round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft, played in his 1st WHL game.
ICE scratches – Zach McPhee 4th game upper body 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable 3rd game lower body 2-4 weeks.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay 3
Home 1 – Calgary,
Away 2 – Lethbridge, Calgary

Medicine Hat 2
Home 1 – Lethbridge
Away 1 – Lethbridge

Swift Current 2
Home 1 – Regina
Away 1 – Regina

Game Summary
Lethbridge 26-33-3-7 Kootenay 34-33-2-0

1st Period-
1, Lethbridge, Wong 3 (Pilon, Laurencelle), 5:01.
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 28 (Reinhart, Shirley), 13:26.
Penalties-served by Elynuik Ktn (too many men), 8:11; Watson Let (tripping), 9:30.

2nd Period-
3, Kootenay, Montgomery 31 (Philp, Elynuik), 2:23.
4, Kootenay, Reinhart 32 (Leach, Dirk), 10:39 (PP).
Penalties-Thomas Ktn (tripping), 6:24; Derko Let (cross checking), 8:41; Harper Let (checking from behind), 14:38.

3rd Period-
No Scoring.
Penalties-Ramsay Let (tripping), 6:51; Hood Let (charging), 13:11; Pilon Let (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 14:06; Vetterl Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 14:06; Shirley Ktn (tripping), 15:33.

Shots on Goal-Lethbridge 13-9-3-25. Kootenay 12-16-9-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Lethbridge 0 / 3; Kootenay 1 / 5.
Goalies-Lethbridge, Rimmer 23-30-3-7 (37 shots-34 saves). Kootenay, Skapski 33-24-1-0 (25 shots-24 saves).
A-2,391
Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Chris Crich (20).
Linesmen-Michael Boisvert (111), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #69

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What is the ICE Franchise Record for consecutive games played?

ANSWER – 289 by Adam Taylor.

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Lethbridge @ Kootenay Game #69

The Kootenay ICE will host Lethbridge tonight in the 5th meeting of the season.
The season series is tied 2-2.
September 28th in Cranbrook – Hurricanes 4-2
December 8th in Lethbridge – Hurricanes 6-1
February 2nd in Cranbrook – ICE 3-0
February 24th in Lethbridge – ICE 2-0
The ICE have lost 4 of the last 5 games and are 8th in the Conference.
The ICE can clinch a playoff spot with a win tonight as their magic number is 3 points.
The Hurricanes have 1 win in their last 12 games.
The ICE have added 15-year-old forward Hudson Elynuik, who was a 3rd round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft, to the lineup this week.
ICE injuries – Zach McPhee upper body 1 week, Levi Cable lower body 1-3 weeks.
Hurricanes injuries – Albin Blomqvist upper body indefinite, Axel Blomqvist lower body day-to-day, Dan Johnston upper body 1-3 weeks.
ICE – vs Central Division 15-15-0-0, at Home 20-13-1-0, in March 1-4-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Hurricanes – vs Central Division 8-16-0-4, on Road 10-18-2-4, in March 0-4-1-0, in Overtime 1-3, 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 – 31 Reinhart
Assists – 46 Descheneau, Reinhart
Points – 77 Reinhart
Defenseman – 34 Dirk
Rookie – 40 Philp
PM – 97 Martin
+/- - +21 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.78 .910% 7 SO, Hoflin 3.69 .885%

Hurricanes
Goals – 32 Yakubowski
Assists – 30 Maxwell
Points – 51 Maxwell
Defenseman – 34 Johnston
Rookie – 33 Blomqvist
PM – 127 Ramsay
+/- - +7 Duke
Goalies – Rimmer 3.20 .911% 1 SO, Tai 3.68 .888%

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 0-6-6
Descheneau 2-2-4
Montgomery 2-1-3
Dirk 1-2-3
Skapski 2-1-0-0 2.00 .935% 2 SO
Hoflin – 0-1-0-0 4.18 .862%
PP – 28.6%
PK – 68.4%

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 1-2-0-0 1.68 .952%

Streaks
Descheneau 5 games 6-4-10, 8 of 9 games 12-4-16
Montgomery 4 games 2-3-5
Reinhart 4 games 2-6-8

Home
Reinhart 18-22-40
Descheneau 9-25-34
Montgomery 18-9-27
Philp 10-12-22
Cable – 8-14-22
Dirk 3-15-18
Leach 3-15-18
Shirley 7-5-12
Skapski 19-7-0-0 2.37 .918% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.1%
PK – 82.0%

Road
Descheneau 18-21-39
Reinhart 13-24-37
Montgomery 12-7-19
Philp 8-10-18
Dirk 0-16-16
Cable 6-6-12
Leach 3-9-12
Skapski 13-17-1-0 3.13 .904% 3 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 4.95 .892%
PP – 17.2%
PK – 73.1%

Monday, March 11, 2013

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 33-33-2-0 record (20-13-1-0 at home, 13-20-1-0 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 23 of their last 33 games and have points in 24 of 34 games since Christmas (23-10-1-0 record)...The ICE have four regular season games remaining all against the CENTRAL DIVISION (two at home, two on the road).

PLAYOFF PACKAGES AVAILABLE: 2013 playoff packages are now available at the KOOTENAY ICE Office or by phone at 250-417-0322...Six game ticket packages are $120.00 for Adults, $96.00 for Seniors, $84.00 for Students, and $66.00 for Youth…Playoff packages will be available to purchase until Friday, March 22nd.

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 or a playoff package…GIFT CARDS are available at the KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is second in the WHL in winning percentage (.889) in overtime and shootout games…MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who is fourth in franchise history for career shutouts with seven (TAYLOR DAKERS - 18, JEFF GLASS - 17, NATHAN LIEUWEN – 9), was named WHL GOALIE OF THE MONTH for February…JOEY LEACH, who has played in 270 WHL career games, is the all time franchise leader in plus/minus with a plus 95... BROCK MONTGOMERY, who is second in the WHL in power play goals with 18, is tied for eighth in the League for scoring the first goal of the game with seven...LUKE PHILP (18-22-40) is tenth in the WHL for rookie scoring with 40 points...KOOTENAY tied a team record for consecutive wins at home with 12 (December 31 – February 23 - previous record set during the 2006-2007 season)...The ICE are 23-2-1-0 when leading after the second period, 4-27-1-0 when losing and 6-4-0-0 when tied...KOOTENAY is 15-12-2-0 when outshooting their opponent, 15-20-0-0 when being outshot and 3-1-0-0 when tied...The ICE are 23-10-1-0 when they score the first goal of the game and 10-23-1-0 when their opponent scores first...KOOTENAY is 15-15-0-0 against the CENTRAL DIVISION this season (11-4-0-0 at home, 4-11-0-0 on the road, 1-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...The ICE are 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)...KOOTENAY is 1-4-0-0 against the BC DIVISION this season (1-4-0-0 at home)...The ICE are 2-7-0-0 against the US DIVISION this season (1-1-0-0 at home, 1-6-0-0 on the road).

SCORING STREAKS: JAEDON DESCHENEAU (6-4-10) has recorded at least a point in his last five games…SAM REINHART (2-6-8) and BROCK MONTGOMERY (2-3-5) have each recorded at least a point in their last four games.

INJURIES / TRANSACTION: LEVI CABLE will be out of the KOOTENAY line up two to four weeks with a lower body injury…ZACH MCPHEE will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with an upper body injury...KOOTENAY has added Forward HUDSON ELYNUIK (October 12, 1997) to their roster for the final four games of the regular season...ELYNUIK, who was a third round selection (60th overall) in the 2012 WHL BANTAM DRAFT, played this past season with the CALGARY FLAMES of the ALBERT MIDGET HOCKEY LEAGUE.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 68 games of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 36-24-4-4, after 69 games were 36-25-4-4 and after 70 games were 36-25-5-4.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday March 12 ICE vs. Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday March 13 ICE @ Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday March 14 Practice 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Western Financial Place
Friday March 15 ICE vs. Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday March 16 ICE @ Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, March 5 – Kootenay 4 @ Red Deer 6 – Record 33-31-2-0 – Attendance: 4,183
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (23) from Reinhart and Vetterl
2 - Cable (14) from Philp and Montgomery
3 - Leach (6) from Dirk and Descheneau
4 - Descheneau (24) from Reinhart and Leach
Goalies: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 5 GA), Wyatt Hoflin (12 Saves, 1 GA)

Friday, March 8 - Kootenay 4 @ Tri-City 6 – Record 33-32-2-0 – Attendance: 5,686
Goals:
1 - Shirley (9) from Philp and Vetterl
2 - Montgomery (29) from Muth and Descheneau
3 - Reinhart (31) from Descheneau and Martin
4 - Descheneau (25) from Philp and Montgomery
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 6 GA)

Saturday, March 9 - Kootenay 3 @ Spokane 6 – Record 33-33-2-0 – Attendance: 9,056
Goals:
1 - Montgomery (30) from Peel and Reinhart
2 - Descheneau (26) from Shirley and Reinhart
3 - Descheneau (27) from Reinhart and Peel
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (35 Saves, 6 GA)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Spokane 6 Kootenay 3 Game #68

Spokane, Wash – The Spokane Chiefs scored 4 third period goals in a 6-3 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Saturday.

The Chiefs (41-25-2-0) opened the scoring in the first period on the powerplay with defenceman Jason Fram scoring on a shot from the middle slot that went off the goalies’ shoulder and into the net.

The ICE (33-33-2-0) tied the game in the second period on a powerplay rebound goal by Brock Montgomery.
Montgomery is 2nd in the WHL with 18 PPG.
The Chiefs regained the lead on a disputed goal as Mackeznie Skapski was knocked down in his crease and had the puck underneath his pads outside the goal line and as players crashed the crease the puck landed on the goal line and the referee called it a goal.

In the third period the ICE got 2 goals from Descheneau while the Chiefs got 2 goals from Blake Gal and one from Mitch Holmberg to make the score 5-3 midway through the period.
Alessio Bertaggia added an empty net goal.

Jaedon Descheneau (5 games), Sam Reinhart (4 games) and Brock Montgomery (4 games) extended their point streaks.

The ICE magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 3 points.

The ICE will host Lethbridge on Tuesday.

The ICE were one skater short of a complete line-up.
ICE Scratch – Zach McPhee 3rd game upper body 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable 2nd game lower body 2-4 weeks.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay 4
Home 2 – Lethbridge, Calgary,
Away 2 – Lethbridge, Calgary

Lethbridge 4
Home 2 –Kootenay, Medicine Hat
Away 2 – Kootenay, Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat 3
Home 1 – Lethbridge
Away 2 – Calgary, Lethbridge

Swift Current 2
Home 1 – Regina
Away 1 – Regina

Game Summary
Spokane 41-25-2-0 Kootenay 33-33-2-0

1st Period-
1, Spokane, Fram 2 (King, Bertaggia), 6:38 (PP).
Penalties-Leach Ktn (hooking), 6:22; Whittingham Spo (holding), 15:20.

2nd Period-
2, Kootenay, Montgomery 30 (Peel, Descheneau), 7:14 (PP).
3, Spokane, Kichton 22 (Chartier), 12:53.
Penalties-Boyd Ktn (tripping), 4:21; Kichton Spo (tripping), 6:57; Peel Ktn (tripping), 9:35.

3rd Period-
4, Kootenay, Descheneau 26 (Shirley, Reinhart), 2:26.
5, Spokane, Holmberg 37 (Gal, Gow), 4:59.
6, Spokane, Gal 15 (Holmberg), 7:17.
7, Kootenay, Descheneau 27 (Reinhart, Peel), 9:50.
8, Spokane, Gal 16 (Kichton, Bertaggia), 10:25.
9, Spokane, Bertaggia 27 (Kichton), 18:31 (EN).
Penalties-Vetterl Ktn (roughing), 9:36; Coyle Spo (roughing), 9:36.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 17-4-9-30. Spokane 8-14-20-42.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 2; Spokane 1 / 3.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 32-24-1-0 (41 shots-36 saves). Spokane, Williams 30-19-2-0 (30 shots-27 saves).
A-9,056
Referees-Brett Iverson (24), Jason Nissen (91).
Linesmen-Justin Hull (49), Jim Maniago (85).

Trivia Game #68

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

What University is based in Spokane and has the #1 ranked team in NCAA Basketball?

ANSWER – Gonzaga, it’s the first time they have ever been ranked #1.

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Kootenay @ Spokane Game #68

The Kootenay ICE are in Spokane tonight for the 5th and final meeting of the season.
The season series is tied 2-2.
December 28th in Cranbrook – Chiefs 1-0
December 29th in Spokane – ICE 7-3
January 12th in Spokane – Chiefs 4-2
February 8th in Cranbrook – ICE 4-1
The ICE have lost 3 of the last 4 games and are 8th in the Conference.
Their magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 5 points.
The Chiefs are 5th in the West.
ICE injuries – Zach McPhee upper body 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable lower body 2-4 weeks.
Chiefs injuries – Tyler King upper body day-to-day, Tanner Mort upper body indefinite.
ICE – vs US Division 2-6-0-0, on Road 13-19-1-0, in March 1-3-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Chiefs – vs Central Division 5-4-0-0, at Home 22-10-1-0, in March 3-1-0-0, in Overtime 2-2, in Shootouts 2-0.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 7:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 31 Reinhart
Assists – 45 Descheneau
Points – 75 Reinhart
Defenseman – 34 Dirk
Rookie – 40 Philp
PM – 97 Martin
+/- - +22 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.74 .911% 7 SO, Hoflin 3.69 .885%

Chiefs
Goals – 41 Fiddler
Assists – 56 Kichton
Points – 77 Kichton
Defenseman – 77 Kichton
Rookie – 25 Helewka
PM – 187 Proft
+/- - +37 Aviani
Goalies – Hughson 3.11 .893% 2 SO, Williams 3.19 .895% 3 SO

Head to Head
ICE
Reinhart 2-3-5
Vetterl 2-2-4
Descheneau 1-3-4
Philp 2-1-3
Skapski 2-2-0-0 2.28 .933%
PP – 22.2%
PK – 76.9%

Chiefs
Holmberg 3-2-5
Kichton 1-4-5
Fiddler 3-0-3
Walchuk 2-0-2
Williams 2-2-0-0 3.17 .891% 1 SO
Hughson 0-0-0-0 3.75 .857%

Streaks
Descheneau 4 games 4-4-8, 7 of 8 games 10-4-14
Philp 3 games 1-3-4
Vetterl 3 games 0-3-3
Montgomery 3 games 1-3-4
Reinhart 3 games 2-3-5

Home
Reinhart 18-22-40
Descheneau 9-25-34
Montgomery 18-9-27
Philp 10-12-22
Cable – 8-14-22
Dirk 3-15-18
Leach 3-15-18
Shirley 7-5-12
Skapski 19-7-0-0 2.37 .918% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.1%
PK – 82.0%

Road
Descheneau 16-20-36
Reinhart 13-22-35
Montgomery 11-7-18
Philp 8-10-18
Dirk 0-16-16
Cable 6-6-12
Leach 3-9-12
Skapski 13-16-1-0 3.07 .905% 3 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 4.95 .892%
PP – 16.7%
PK – 73.3%

Friday, March 8, 2013

Tri City 6 Kootenay 4 Game #67

Kennewick, Wash – Tri City Americans forward Connor Rankin had 3 goals and 2 assists in a 6-4 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Friday.

The ICE (33-32-2-0) opened the scoing on a powerplay with Collin Shirley getting a rebound goal.
The teams then exchanged 3 goals in a span off 22 seconds (A new ICE Franchise Record).
ICE forward Brock Montgomery made it 2-0 on a goal mouth scramble.
Americans (40-24-1-2) forward Parker Bowles got credit for a goal as his attempted pass went into the net off an ICE stick.
6 seconds later Brian Williams tied the game coming down the right wing with a wrist shot on the stick side.
The ICE record for fastest 2 goals allowed is 5 seconds.

Early in the second period the ICE took a 3-2 lead with Sam Reinhart’s wrist shot high n the glove side.
Midway through the period the Americans tied it 3-3 with Connor Rankin’s wrist shot that went off the post and into the net.

On the first shift of the third period Marcus Messier scored with a wrist shot on the stick side.
The Americans made it 5-3 with Connor Ranking crashing the net for a forehand wraparound.
The ICE pulled the goalie and Jaedon Descheneau batted in a high pass into the net to make the score 5-4.
ICE pulled the goalie again and Connor Rankin completed his hat-trick.
It’s the second hat-trick allowed by the ICE this season.

The ICE magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 5 points.

Jaedon Deschenau (4 games), Luke Philp (3 games) and Sam Reinhart (3 games) extended their point streaks.

The ICE will visit Spokane on Saturday.

The ICE were one skater short of a complete line-up.
ICE Scratch – Zach McPhee 2nd game upper body 1-2 weeks, Levi Cable 1st game lower body 2-4 weeks.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay 5
Home 2 – Lethbridge, Calgary,
Away 3 – Spokane, Lethbridge, Calgary

Lethbridge 5
Home 2 –Kootenay, Medicine Hat
Away 3 – Calgary, Kootenay, Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat 4
Home 1 – Lethbridge
Away 3 – Prince Albert, Calgary, Lethbridge

Swift Current 3
Home 1 – Regina
Away 2 – Brandon, Regina

Game Summary
Tri City 40-24-1-2 Kootenay 33-32-2-0

1st Period-
1, Kootenay, Shirley 9 (Philp, Vetterl), 4:33 (PP).
2, Kootenay, Montgomery 29 (Muth, Descheneau), 12:46.
3, Tri-City, Bowles 21 (Rankin, Yuen), 12:56.
4, Tri-City, Williams 20 (Rankin), 13:02.
Penalties-Dow T.c (delay of game), 3:24; Feser T.c (slashing), 9:43.

2nd Period-
5, Kootenay, Reinhart 31 (Descheneau, Martin), 0:47.
6, Tri-City, Rankin 28 (Williams, Bowles), 10:13.
Penalties-No Penalties

3rd Period-
7, Tri-City, Messier 11 (Hamonic, Nickles), 0:17.
8, Tri-City, Rankin 29 (Bowles, Williams), 14:56.
9, Kootenay, Descheneau 25 (Philp, Montgomery), 18:42.
10, Tri-City, Rankin 30 19:10 (EN).
Penalties-No Penalties
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 17-9-11-37. Tri-City 9-12-10-31.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 2; Tri-City 0 / 0.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 32-23-1-0 (30 shots-25 saves). Tri-City, Trombley 8-2-0-0 (37 shots-34 saves).
A-5,686
Referees-Brett Montsion (54), Curtis Marouelli (86).
Linesmen-Jeremi Del Campo (44), Ryan Gibbons (73).

Trivia Game #67

During every ICE broadcast we ask a trivia question.

Today’s Trivia question.

Which former players are Co-Owners of the Americans?

ANSWER – Americans Alumni Stu Barnes and Olaf Kolzig.

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Kootenay @ Tri City Game #67

The Kootenay ICE are in Tri City tonight for the first and only meeting of the season.
Last year in Cranbrook the Americans won 5-4.
The ICE have been shutout the last 2 visits to Tri City, November 26/10 4-0, December 3/08 3-0.
The ICE are 23-7-1 in their last 31 games and have won 4 of their last 5 road games.
The Americans have clinched a playoff spot and have won 8 of the last 10 games.
ICE injuries – Zach McPhee upper body 1-2 weeks.
Americans injuries – Ryan Chynoweth upper body 2 weeks, Eric Comrie lower body ended season, Tyson Dallman lower body 4 weeks, Justin Gutierrez upper body day-to-day, Philip Tot upper body indefinite.
ICE – vs US Division 2-5-0-0, on Road 13-18-1-0, in March 1-2-0-0, in Overtime 3-2, in Shootouts 4-0.
Americans – vs Central Division 3-2-0-0, at Home 18-13-0-2, in March 2-2-0-0, in Overtime 4-1, in Shootouts 2-2.

Listen to the Pre-Game Show at 7:30 on The Drive.

Leaders
ICE
Goals – 30 Reinhart
Assists – 44 Reinhart
Points – 74 Reinhart
Defenseman – 34 Dirk
Rookie – 38 Philp
PM – 97 Martin
+/- - +24 Leach
Goalies – Skapski 2.70 .912% 7 SO, Hoflin 3.69 .885%

Americans
Goals – 41 Feser
Assists – 59 Feser
Points – 100 Feser
Defenseman – 39 Topping
Rookie – 38 Bowles
PM – 96 Mychan
+/- - +27 Feser
Goalies – Trombley 2.30 .932% 1 SO, Lee-Knight 3.61 .890%

Streaks
Descheneau 3 games 3-2-5, 6 of 7 games 9-2-11
Leach 3 games 1-4-5
Dirk 2 games 0-2-2
Philp 2 games 1-1-2
Reinhart 2 games 1-3-4
Cable 2 games 2-1-3

Home
Reinhart 18-22-40
Descheneau 9-25-34
Montgomery 18-9-27
Philp 10-12-22
Cable – 8-14-22
Dirk 3-15-18
Leach 3-15-18
Shirley 7-5-12
Skapski 19-7-0-0 2.37 .918% 4 SO
Hoflin 1-6-1-0-0 3.25 .881%
PP – 19.1%
PK – 82.0%

Road
Reinhart 12-22-34
Descheneau 15-18-33
Philp 8-8-16
Dirk 0-16-16
Montgomery 10-5-15
Cable 6-6-12
Leach 3-9-12
Skapski 13-15-1-0 3.00 .907% 3 SO
Hoflin 0-3-0-0 4.95 .892%
PP – 16.1%
PK – 73.3%

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Red Deer 6 Kootenay 4 Game #66

Red Deer, Alb – The Red Deer Rebels scored 4 second period goal in a 6-4 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Tuesday.

The Rebels (37-24-4-2) opened the scoring off a faceoff win in the ICE zone and Matt Bellerive scored on a slap shot that beat the screened goalie on the glove side.
23 seconds later the ICE (33-31-2-0) tied the game with Austin Vetterl and Sam Reinhart finding a wide open Jaedon Descheneau in the middle slot and his wrist shot beat the goalie on the stick side.

In the second period the Rebels scored on the first shift as Rhyse Dieno was stopped on a breakaway but Brooks Maxwell followed to find the puck lying on the goal line.
Less than 2 minutes later Levi Cable tied the game after creating a turnover at their blueline and scored with low wrist shot on the stick side.
The Rebels regained the lead on the powerplay with Tyson Ness alone in the slot for a wrist shot high on the glove side.
The ICE tied the game again on a powerplay point shot by Joey Leach.
39 seconds later Red Deer made it 4-3 with Mathew Dumba joining the rush.
Rebels ended the period with a 2-goal lead on a deflection by Tyson Ness.
Ness is the 30th opposition player to have a multi-goal game against the ICE.

The ICE changed goalies to start the third period with Wyatt Hoflin replacing Mackenzie Skapski.
Hoflin’s last game was January 30th in Edmonton.
The Rebels added to their lead with Cody Thiel’s slap shot going of the goalie’s shoulder into the net.
The ICE scored another powerplay goal with Jaedon Descheneau deking the goalie to the ground and tucked it into the net.

Jaedon Descheneau (3 games) and Joey Leach (4 games) extended their point streaks.

The ICE will visit Tri City on Friday.

ICE Scratch – Zach McPhee 1st game upper body 1-2 weeks.

Remaining Schedule

Kootenay 6
Home 2 – Lethbridge, Calgary,
Away 4 – Tri City, Spokane, Lethbridge, Calgary

Lethbridge 7
Home 3 –Red Deer, Kootenay, Medicine Hat
Away 4 – Red Deer, Calgary, Kootenay, Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat 5
Home 1 – Lethbridge
Away 4 – Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Calgary, Lethbridge

Swift Current 5
Home 2 – Moose Jaw, Regina
Away 3 – Moose Jaw, Brandon, Regina

Game Summary
Red Deer 37-24-4-2 Kootenay 33-31-2-0

1st Period-
1, Red Deer, Bellerive 15 (Fafard, Bleackley), 5:09.
2, Kootenay, Descheneau 23 (Reinhart, Vetterl), 5:32.
Penalties-served by Ktn (too many men), 9:26; Hamilton R.d (slashing), 13:13.

2nd Period-
3, Red Deer, Maxwell 10 (Dieno), 0:29.
4, Kootenay, Cable 14 (Philp, Vetterl), 2:23.
5, Red Deer, Ness 14 (Dieno), 7:35 (PP).
6, Kootenay, Leach 6 (Dirk, Descheneau), 13:35 (PP).
7, Red Deer, Dumba 14 (Elson, Dieno), 14:12.
8, Red Deer, Ness 15 (Gaudet, Johnson), 17:53.
Penalties-Reinhart Ktn (delay of game), 2:45; Reinhart Ktn (slashing), 6:42; Gaudet R.d (interference), 13:29; Martin Ktn (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 18:11; Hamilton R.d (unsportsmanlike cnd.), 18:11; Peel Ktn (tripping), 20:00.

3rd Period-
9, Red Deer, Thiel 4 (Stockl, Millette), 13:18.
10, Kootenay, Descheneau 24 (Reinhart, Leach), 17:58 (PP).
Penalties-Thiel R.d (inter. on goaltender), 16:49.

Shots on Goal-Kootenay 12-9-13-34. Red Deer 15-15-13-43.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 2 / 3; Red Deer 1 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 32-22-1-0 (30 shots-25 saves); Hoflin 1-9-1-0 (13 shots-12 saves). Red Deer, Bartosak 31-13-4-0 (34 shots-30 saves).
A-4,183
Referees-Colin Watt (72), Jonathan Spurgeon (7).
Linesmen-Cody Huseby (88), Cory Lundquist (128).