Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Medicine Hat 5 Kootenay 4 SO

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-edged-in-medicine-hat-shootout
Trevor Cox scored the shootout winner as the Medicine Hat Tigers edged the Kootenay ICE 5-4 Tuesday.

Cox, the reigning Canadian Hockey League Player of the Week, broke a 1-1 tie in the shootout as Medicine Hat completed multiple comebacks to collect the victory on home ice.

The ICE held a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play, opening the scoring 8:44 into the opening frame on a quick snapshot from Jaedon Descheneau. It was the St. Louis Blues prospect's 20th goal of the season.

Kootenay's Tyler King rifled home a power-play marker with 1:07 remaining in the period to double the ICE lead.

The Tigers answered back quickly in the second period. First, defenseman Kyle Becker tucked home a goal from close range 1:28 into the frame before Cole Sanford tied the game at 2-2 on a power-play a minute later.

The Kootenay offense continued to click, with Philp burying his 16th goal of the season 2:03 after Sanford's equalizer.

Medicine Hat found another tying goal on a late power-play, again through Becker, who scored his tenth goal of the season. The ICE reclaimed the lead before the period was out, though, as Philp put home his second goal of the period on a nifty passing play with Descheneau and Tim Bozon.

Medicine Hat tied the game at 4-4 at the midway mark of the third period on a Matt Staples point shot that found its way through traffic past ICE goaltender Wyatt Hoflin.

The ICE killed three straight penalties in the last half of the third period, and were awarded a penalty shot when Descheneau was impeded on a partial break, but the 19 year-old shot high on Tigers netminder Marek Langhamer.

Neither side was able to score in overtime, with Langhamer making 38 saves through 65 minutes of play as Kootenay outshot Medicine Hat 41-30.

Sanford opened the scoring in the shootout, but his goal was quickly cancelled out by Bozon. Cox's goal in the fourth round of the breakaway competition secured the win for the Tigers after Philp was stopped by Langhamer on Kootenay's final attempt.

Philp and Descheneau each finished with four points. First-year defenseman Cale Fleury also chipped in with an assist.

Hoflin set a new franchise record with his 26th consecutive appearance, breaking a mark set five years ago by Todd Mathews.

Descheneau and Bozon both extended point streaks to six games Tuesday.

The ICE finished 1-4 on the power play, while Medicine Hat scored two man-advantage goals on eight opportunities.

UP NEXT: the ICE ring in 2015 with a matchup in Red Deer Friday, January 2nd. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 20-17-0-0 record (13-6-0-0 at home, 7-11-0-0 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who has won its last five games, will continue a four-game road trip January 2 at RED DEER.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 23 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, ten 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 64-40-9-1 lifetime record versus MEDICINE HAT (38-16-4-1 at home, 26-22-5-0 on the road, 5-6-6 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the fourth of seven meetings this season between the ICE and TIGERS with MEDICINE HAT having won two of the three prior encounters...The visiting team has won each game in the season series...Forward SAM REINHART (CANADA) and Defenseman RINAT VALIEV (RUSSIA) are participating in the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...Forward LEVI CABLE set a new career high for goals in a game (four) and points (five) December 27 versus CALGARY…Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN set a new career high for saves in a game with 51 December 27 against the HITMEN, eclipsing a previous personal best of 48 set November 22 against the TIGERS…HOFLIN has played in 25 consecutive games, which is equal to the ICE franchise record set in 2009 by TODD MATHEWS…HOFLIN leads all WHL goaltenders in minutes played (1,988) and saves (995)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is four goals shy of 100 career regular season goals scored...Defenseman TROY MURRAY appeared in his 100th career WHL regular season game December 27 versus CALGARY...Defenseman TYLER KING is three appearances short of 200 career WHL regular season games played...The ICE are one of two WHL teams (PRINCE GEORGE) who remain undefeated in overtime and shootouts this season.

SCORING STREAKS: TIM BOZON has recorded at least one point in each of his past five games (1-6-7)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has compiled points in his past five games (3-5-8)...DESCHENEAU has scored at least one point in 17 of his past 18 games...ZAK ZBOROSKY has registered points in his last five games (4-3-7).

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: KOOTENAY has added Defenseman TANNER LISHCHYNSKY (January 5, 1995) from the FLIN FLON BOMBERS of the SASKATCHEWAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 37 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 18-16-2-1, after 38 games 18-17-2-1 and after 39 games 19-17-2-1.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

Monday, December 29, 2014

Kootenay 4 Calgary 3

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-sweep-home-and-home-with-hitmen
Wyatt Hoflin made 34 saves, and four different ICE players found the back of the net as Kootenay defeated the Calgary Hitmen 4-3 Sunday at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Hoflin matched a franchise record by appearing in his 25th consecutive game, while the ICE enjoyed three separate two-goal leads in collecting their fifth straight victory, and second in as many days against the Hitmen.

Kootenay opened the scoring just past the midway mark of the first period on a power play when Zak Zborosky snapped a wrist shot past Calgary netminder Mack Shields.

Jon Martin added a second ICE goal 45 seconds later before Adam Tambellini brought the hosts back to within a goal before the first period was complete.

Kootenay increased its lead to 3-1 1:25 into the second period thanks to Levi Cable, who spun a shot past Shields for his fifth goal, and seventh point, of the weekend.

The Hitmen cut the ICE advantage in half on a power-play at 12:15 when Kenton Helgesen deflected Ben Thomas' point shot past Hoflin for his 11th goal of the season.

Kootenay forward Luke Philp put the ICE back up by two goals three minutes later, becoming the third ICE player to reach the 15-goal mark this season.

Tambellini fired home his second goal of the game with 50 seconds remaining in the middle frame while short-handed, making the score 4-3 in favour of Kootenay after 40 minutes.

Calgary outshot the ICE 9-4 in the third period, but could not solve Hoflin as the Kootenay goaltender collected his 20th victory of the season. Hoflin stood as the WHL leader in both minutes played and saves entering play Sunday.

ICE forwards Zborosky, Jaedon Descheneau and Tim Bozon each extended their point streaks to five games Sunday. Descheneau has recorded points in 17 of his last 18 games.

Shields stopped 14 of 18 Kootenay shots and was assessed the loss in goal for the Hitmen. He was replaced by Evan Johnson late in the second period.

Both teams were 1-3 on the power play.

UP NEXT: the ICE continues its four-game road swing Tuesday in Medicine Hat. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 19-17-0-0 record (13-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will continue a four-game CENTRAL DIVISION road trip December 30 at MEDICINE HAT.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 23 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, ten 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 64-60-13-4 lifetime record versus CALGARY (41-28-4-1 at home, 23-32-9-3 on the road, 5-9-8 in overtime)...Tonight marks the fifth of seven meetings this season between the ICE and HITMEN, with KOOTENAY having won the previous two encounters...Forward SAM REINHART and Defenseman RINAT VALIEV each recorded points in their 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP openers December 26...REINHART posted two assists in CANADA's 8-0 victory over SLOVAKIA while VALIEV had one helper in RUSSIA's 3-2 shootout win versus DENMARK...REINHART added one assist in CANADA’s 4-0 victory against GERMANY December 27…Forward LEVI CABLE set a new career high for goals in a game (four) and points (five) December 27 versus CALGARY…CABLE now has 15 goals this season, eclipsing his previous personal best of 14 set in 2012-13… Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN set a new career high for saves in a game with 51 December 27 against the HITMEN…HOFLIN has played in 24 consecutive games, one shy of the ICE franchise record set in 2009 by TODD MATHEWS…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is four goals shy of 100 career regular season goals scored...Defenseman TROY MURRAY appeared in his 100th career WHL regular season game December 27 versus CALGARY...Forward MATT ALFARO made his 100th career regular season appearance December 16 against KAMLOOPS...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY appeared in his 100th career WHL regular season game December 13 versus EDMONTON…The ICE are the only EASTERN CONFERENCE team to remain undefeated in overtime and shootouts this season.

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: KOOTENAY has added Defenseman TANNER LISHCHYNSKY (January 5, 1995) from the FLIN FLON BOMBERS of the SASKATCHEWAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 36 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 18-16-2-0, after 37 games 18-16-2-1 and after 38 games 18-17-2-1.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

Kootenay 6 Calgary 2

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/four-goal-effort-from-cable-pushes-ice-past-hitmen

Levi Cable scored four times, and Wyatt Hoflin made 51 saves as the Kootenay ICE started their post-holiday schedule with a 6-2 victory over Calgary Saturday at Western Financial Place.

The ICE raced out to a 4-0 lead through 40 minutes thanks in part to Cable's natural hat-trick, and took the first of a home-and-home set with the division rival Hitmen.

Cable got things going for Kootenay just shy of the four-minute mark with his 12th goal of the year, adding a second on an unassisted effort with 1:37 remaining in the opening frame to put the ICE ahead 2-0 after 20 minutes.

The Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan product found his hat-trick 3:10 into period two, as Cable took advantage of a turnover by Calgary netminder Mack Shields in the Hitmen zone, cutting to the net unabated to tuck home Kootenay's third goal.

Luke Philp banged home a rebound 98 seconds later to put the ICE ahead by four, chasing Shields in the process.

Kootenay started period three on a power-play, with Cable again finding the mark just 14 seconds into proceedings. His 15th goal of the year set a new personal best.

The Hitmen fired 24 shots at Hoflin in the third period though, and found the back of the net on a power-play of their own through Russian import Pavel Karnaukhov at 6:20. The shifty centre added an assist just under two minutes later, setting up defenseman Micheal Zipp on an odd-man rush to cut the ICE lead to 5-2.

Kootenay's leading scorer, Jaedon Descheneau, rounded out the scoring on a breakaway with just under five minutes left, collecting a bounce-pass from Philp before beating Calgary relief goaltender Evan Johnson for his 19th goal of the season.

Hoflin, making his 24th consecutive appearance in goal, set a new career best with his 51-save performance, while Cable finished the evening with five points.

Philp, Descheneau, and Tim Bozon each chipped in with multi-point efforts for the ICE, who won its fourth consecutive game and improved to 13-6-0-0 at Western Financial Place.

UP NEXT: Kootenay plays its next four games away from home against Central Division opponents beginning Sunday in Calgary. Game time is 4:00 pm.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with an 18-17-0-0 record (12-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will embark on a four-game road trip beginning December 28 at CALGARY.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 23 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, ten 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 63-60-13-4 lifetime record versus CALGARY (40-28-4-1 at home, 23-32-9-3 on the road, 5-9-8 in overtime)...Tonight marks the fourth of seven meetings this season between the ICE and HITMEN, with CALGARY having won two of the three prior encounters...Forward SAM REINHART and Defenseman RINAT VALIEV each recorded points in their 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP openers December 26...REINHART posted two assists in CANADA's 8-0 victory over SLOVAKIA while VALIEV had one helper in RUSSIA's 3-2 shootout win versus DENMARK...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is five goals shy of 100 career regular season goals scored...Forward MATT ALFARO made his 100th career regular season appearance December 16 against KAMLOOPS...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY appeared in his 100th career WHL regular season game December 13 versus EDMONTON…Defenseman TROY MURRAY is one game short of 100 career regular season appearances...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN has played in 23 consecutive games, two shy of the ICE franchise record set in 2009 by TODD MATHEWS...KOOTENAY holds a 9-0-0-0 record this season when opening the scoring at home...The ICE are the only EASTERN CONFERENCE team to remain undefeated in overtime and shootouts this season.

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: KOOTENAY has added Defenseman TANNER LISHCHYNSKY (January 5, 1995) from the FLIN FLON BOMBERS of the SASKATCHEWAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 35 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 17-16-2-0, after 36 games 18-16-2-0 and after 37 games 18-16-2-1.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are MATT CASSIDY and REAGAN VETTER...The Linesmen are MIKE BOISVERT and JIM MANIAGO.

Friday, December 26, 2014

ICE Prospects Update

Declan Hobbs
16-year-old goalie
3rd round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 18 GP 12-6-0 3.35 .911%

Jakob Walter
15-year-old goalie
2nd round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
BC Midget Valley West 14 GP 6-4-3 3.49

Dallas Hines
16–year-old defenseman
5th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Lloydminster

Sam Huston
15-year-old defenseman
9th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Brandon 27 GP 3-15-18 12pm

Matt Krawiec
16-year-old defenseman
6th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Leduc

Tanner Lishchynsky
19-year-old defenseman
SJHL Flin Flon 29 GP 5-13-18 89pm

Griffin Mendel
15-year-old defenseman
1st round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
BC Midget Okanagan 24 GP 4-12-16 0pm
BCHL Penticton 2 GP 0-0-0 0pm

Mark O’Shaughnessy
17-year-old defenseman
KIJHL Kamloops 24 GP 4-14-18 10pm

Reece Soukoroff
16-year-old defenseman
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Jordan Steenbergen
18-year-old defenseman
3rd round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
AJHL Olds 17 GP 0-4-4 40pm
Kootenay ICE 12 GP 0-0-0 25pm

Andy Stevens
16-year-old defenseman
5th round in 2013 Bantam Draft
VIJHL Campbell River 30 GP 1-13-14 0pm
BCHL Powell River 3 GP 0-1-1 0pm

Jason Wenzel
16-year-old defenseman
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Austin Wieler
15-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 26 GP 0-2-2 6pm

Shane Allan
17-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Linden Babcock
15-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Alberta Minor Midget Calgary 19 GP 17-22-39 34pm

Connor Barley
16-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 26 GP 13-12-25 22pm

Liam Evenson
15-year-old forward
BC Elite 15s Burnaby 29 GP 17-10-27 37pm

Thomas Goldade
15-year-old forward
11th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
CSSHL Pursuit Of Excellence 11 GP 1-1-2 2pm

Robert Johnson
16-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
BCHL Trail 24 GP 0-8-8 18pm
Committed to Air Force

Jared Legien
16-year-old forward
1st round pick on 2013 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Moose Jaw 13 GP 4-2-6 6pm
Kootenay 13 GP 0-1-1 4pm

Austin Nault
15-year-old forward
9th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
NAPHL Omaha 5 GP 0-0-0 2pm

Eric Olson
15-year-old forward
Alberta Minor Midget Calgary 21 GP 9-12-21 26pm

Max Patterson
15-year-old forward
4th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
BC Midget Okanagan 24 GP 7-7-14 10pm

Harris Pearce
15-year-old forward
BC Midget Vancouver 25 GP 2-6-8 20pm

Noah Philp
16-year-old forward
AJHL Canmore 23 GP 0-2-2 6pm

Logan Schatz
17-year-old forward
9th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
SJHL Humboldt 30 GP 4-12-16 16pm

Evan Thomas
15-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 24 GP 1-3-4 6pm

Brett Trentham
15-year-old forward
8th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Alberta Minor Midget AC 20 GP 10-15-25 0pm

Drew Warkentine
16-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Tisdale 25 GP 21-19-40 26pm

Reinhart & Valiev In WJHC

Canada (10)
Eric Comrie Tri City
Joe Hicketts Victoria
Dillon Heatherington Swift Current
Madison Bowey Kelowna
Shea Theodore Seattle
Josh Morrissey Kelowna
Brayden Point Moose Jaw
Jake Virtanen Calgary
Nic Petan Portland
Sam Reinhart Kootenay
Curtis Lazar (NHL)

Denmark (3)
Alexander True Seattle
Mads Eller Edmonton
Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland

Germany (1)
Markus Eisenschmid Medicine Hat

Russia (2)
Rinat Valiev Kootenay
Ivan Provorov Brandon

Slovakia (1)
David Soltes Prince George

Switzerland (2)
Michael Fora Kamloops
Kris Schmidli Kelowna
Mirco Muller (NHL)

USA (2)
Chase De Leo Portland
Brandon Carlo Tri City

Brandon – Ivan Provorov Russia
Calgary – Jake Virtanen Canada
Edmonton – Mads Eller Denmark
Kamloops – Michael Fora Swizterland
Kelowna – Madison Bowey Canada, Josh Morrissey Canada, Kris Schmidli Switzerland
Kootenay – Sam Reinhart Canada, Rinat Valiev Russia
Medicine Hat – Markus Eisenschmid Germany
Moose Jaw – Brayden Point Canada
Portland – Nic Petan Canada, Oliver Bjorkstrand Denmark, Chase De Leo USA
Prince George – David Soltes Prince George
Seattle – Shea Theodore Canada, Alexander True Denmark
Swift Current – Dillon Heatherington Canada
Tri City – Eric Comrie Canada, Brandon Carlo USA
Victoria – Joe Hicketts Canada

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Team Manitoba

2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC
Feb 13-Mar 1, 2015

Goalies
Dylan Myskiw Victoria
Matthew Radomsky Portland

Defense
Max Martin Prince George
Conor Timlick Tri City
Josh Brook Moose Jaw
Jett Woo
Tyler Jubenvill Spokane
Mason Martin Tri City

Forwards
Stelio Mattheos Brandon
Connor Gutenberg Brandon
Cody Glass Portland
Brett Davis Lethbridge
Connor Dewar Everett
Tanner Mole Swift Current
Cayden Kraus
Logan Christiansen Saskatoon
Hayden Ostir Spokane
Tyler Campbell Portland
Wyatt Bear Seattle
James McIsaac Brandon

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2nd Annual Believe In The Gold

The Kootenay’s Best Rock The Drive, Total Country B-104 and Dacota Freight present the 2nd annual Believe in the Gold fundraiser for childhood cancer awareness.

On December 27th, show your support by wearing gold to the game between the Kootenay Ice and the Calgary HitMen at Western Financial Place.

Donations can be made throughout the night with door prizes and a Silent Auction

All proceeds raised will go directly to the Believe in Gold cause.

In memory of Jacey Uphill from Cranbrook, who’s wish it was to see childhood cancer defeated, show your support by wearing gold to the game.

This night supported by Dacota Freight, the Kootenay’s Best Rock The Drive and Total Country B-104.

Top Prospects Game Rosters

Team Cherry:
Goaltenders:
Callum Booth (Quebec Remparts)
Samuel Montembeault (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Defencemen:
Brandon Carlo (Tri-City Americans)
Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs)
Noah Juulsen (Everett Silvertips)
Matt Spencer (Peterborough Petes)
Mitchell Vande Sompel (Oshawa Generals)
Jakub Zboril (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Forwards:
Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Filip Chlapik (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jake DeBrusk (Swift Current Broncos)
Graham Knott (Niagara IceDogs)
Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Adam Musil (Red Deer Rebels)
Daniel Sprong (Charlottetown Islanders)
Mitchell Stephens (Saginaw Spirit)
Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Evgeny Svechnikov (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Yakov Trenin (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dennis Yan (Shawinigan Cataractes)

Team Orr:
Goaltenders:
Mackenzie Blackwood (Barrie Colts)
Nick McBride (Prince Albert Raiders)
Defencemen:
Guillaume Brisebois (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Thomas Chabot (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Nicolas Meloche (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Ryan Pilon (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Jeremy Roy (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Forwards:
Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Paul Bittner (Portland Winterhawks)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)
Ryan Gropp (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Jansen Harkins (Prince George Cougars)
Travis Konecny (Ottawa 67’s)
Nikita Korostelev (Sarnia Sting)
Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
Timo Meier (Halifax Mooseheads)
Nick Merkley (Kelowna Rockets)
Nicolas Roy (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)

Kootenay 5 Kamloops 2

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-upend-blazers-tuesday

Two goals in a 53-second span in the third period helped the Kootenay ICE to a 5-2 victory over the Kamloops Blazers Tuesday at Western Financial Place.

Tyler King put home the eventual game-winner 8:02 into the third period, while Jaedon Descheneau and Rinat Valiev each chipped in with a goal and an assist as the ICE won for the 15th time in its last 19 outings.

Kootenay opened the scoring late in the first period thanks to Valiev, who powered his fifth goal of the season past Kamloops goaltender Connor Ingram just over a minute after Descheneau struck the crossbar on a penalty shot.

The Blazers outshot the ICE 13-5 in period one, and found the back of the net 4:35 into the second period on a wrist shot from former Kootenay forward Collin Shirley. Kamloops went ahead on a power-play seven minutes later when again, Shirley capitalized on a loose puck at the side of the Kootenay net.

Descheneau tied the game at 2-2 with 4:55 remaining in the middle frame with his team-leading 18th goal of the season.

The two teams stayed at level pegging until King's go-ahead marker. The 19 year-old defenseman snuck toward the net from the right point, collecting a cross-ice pass from Descheneau to score his fourth goal of the campaign.

Former Blazer Tim Bozon added to Kootenay's lead within a minute, snapping a rebound over Ingram's left shoulder.

Ryan Chynoweth rounded out the scoring with 6:38 to play, collecting his second goal in as many games.

Hoflin stopped 30 Kamloops shots, while Ingram made 22 saves in the Blazer net.

UP NEXT: the ICE break for the holidays until December 27th, when they host the Calgary Hitmen at Western Financial Place. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 17-17-0-0 record (11-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will break for the holidays December 17-25 before returning home to host CALGARY December 27.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 21-15-1-1 lifetime record versus KAMLOOPS (10-6-1-1 at home, 11-9-0-0 on the road, 5-1-1 in overtime)...Tonight marks the only meeting of the season between the ICE and BLAZERS and first since a 7-3 KOOTENAY win December 6, 2013 at KAMLOOPS...Forward SAM REINHART is attending the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS... Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU surpassed STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders with his 133rd helper December 12 versus PRINCE ALBERT...DESCHENEAU currently sits 11th among WHL scoring leaders with 39 points (17-22-39)...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY recorded his first career multi-goal game (two goals) and first career overtime winning goal December 12 against the RAIDERS…ZBOROSKY appeared in his 100th career WHL regular season game December 13 versus EDMONTON…Forward LEVI CABLE surpassed his 2013-14 goal total with his 11th tally of the season December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT…Forward MATT ALFARO is one games shy of 100 career regular season games played...Defenseman TROY MURRAY is two games short of 100 career regular season appearances...The ICE have scored a power play goal in 12 of the past 14 games...KOOTENAY holds a 8-0-0-0 record this season when opening the scoring at home.

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 34 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 17-15-2-0, after 35 games 17-16-2-0 and after 36 games 18-16-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are KYLE KOWALSKI and NATHAN WIELER...The Linesmen are MIKE BOISVERT and JIM MANIAGO.

Monday, December 15, 2014

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 17-17-0-0 record (11-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY will play its final game before the holiday break December 16 at home versus KAMLOOPS.

2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS: Take advantage of great savings all season long with KOOTENAY ICE 2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS...Purchase a walk-up ticket for any Tuesday regular season game and receive a ticket of equal value for free...Enjoy 2 FOR 1 savings on concession items as well including popcorn, hot dogs and fountain drinks...This offer may not be combined with any other promotion and restaurant seating does not apply...The next 2 FOR 1 TUESDAY is December 16 against KAMLOOPS.

ICE OFFICE HOURS: The ICE OFFICE will be closed for the holidays December 18-26 and will re-open at 4:00 pm December 27...SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS will be on sale at the CITY OF CRANBROOK POOL DESK inside WESTERN FINANCIAL PLACE December 18-24...The KOOTENAY ICE BOX OFFICE will be open at noon December 27 for fans wishing to purchase tickets for that evening's game versus CALGARY.

ICE GIFT CARDS: The KOOTENAY ICE now have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS available for purchase…Available in any dollar amount, GIFT CARDS can be used to buy individual game tickets or FLEX PAKS…GIFT CARDS are available at the KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE.

ICE MERCHANDISE: Have an ICE fan on your holiday shopping list? Visit FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 11A - 14th Avenue South for a wide range of KOOTENAY ICE merchandise including jerseys, t-shirts, hats and souvenirs...For more information, call FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 250-426-5995 or visit their website at www.kootenaycollectibles.com.

DID YOU KNOW: Forward SAM REINHART is attending the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will attend the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp this week for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU surpassed STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders November 12 versus PRINCE ALBERT...DESCHENEAU has 135 career assists, and is now ranked 11th in the WHL in points (17-22-39)...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY played in his 100th career WHL game December 13 versus EDMONTON...Forward MATT ALFARO is one appearance shy of 100 career regular season games played...Defenseman TROY MURRAY is two games short of 100 career appearances...Forward LEVI CABLE surpassed his 2013-14 goal total with his 11th tally of the season December 9 against MEDICINE HAT...The ICE hold an 8-0-0-0 record when scoring the first goal of the game on home ice...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN has played in 22 consecutive games, three off the franchise record (25) set in 2009 by TODD MATHEWS...Three former ICE defensemen (IAN BARTEAUX, JOEY LEACH and JAMES MARTIN) will participate in an ECHL Outdoor Game next month when their FORT WAYNE KOMETS visit the TOLEDO WALLEYE...The WALLEYE will host the first Outdoor Games in ECHL history December 27 versus KALAMAZOO and January 3 against the KOMETS...MARTIN leads all ECHL blueliners in scoring with a career-high 20 points (4-16-20).

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 34 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 17-15-2-0, after 35 games 17-16-2-0 and after 36 games 18-16-2-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Monday, December 15 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Tuesday, December 16 ICE vs. Kamloops 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
DECEMBER 17 - 25 CHRISTMAS BREAK

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, December 9 – Kootenay 1 vs. Medicine Hat 4 – Record 15-17-0-0 – Attendance: 2,016
Goals:
1 - Cable (11) from Philp and King
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (34 Saves, 3 GA)

Friday, December 12 – Kootenay 3 vs. Prince Albert 2 (OT) – Record 16-17-0-0 – Attendance: 1,979
Goals:
1 - Philp (13) from Descheneau and Bozon (PP)
2 - Zborosky (8) from Valiev and Bozon (PP)
3 - Zborosky (9) unassisted
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (25 Saves, 2 GA)

Saturday, December 13 – Kootenay 6 vs. Edmonton 3 – Record 17-17-0-0 – Attendance: 2,000
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (17) from Philp and Bozon (PP)
2 - King (3) from Descheneau and Philp
3 - Zborosky (10) from Alfaro
4 - Alfaro (5) from Zborosky
5 - Allbee (3) from Chynoweth and Vetterl
6 - Chynoweth (1) unassisted (EN)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (24 Saves, 3 GA)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kootenay 6 Edmonton 3

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-double-oil-kings-saturday
Matt Alfaro's goal 8:01 into the third period broke a 3-3 tie and propelled the Kootenay ICE to a 6-3 victory over Edmonton Saturday at Western Financial Place.

Alfaro was one of five ICE skaters to finish with multi-point games, while Wyatt Hoflin turned aside 24 shots in his 22nd consecutive start as the ICE won its second game in as many nights.

Kootenay opened the scoring just before the four-minute mark when, on a power-play leading scorer Jaedon Descheneau re-directed a point shot over the shoulder of Oil Kings goaltender Tristan Jarry for his 17th goal of the season.

Defenseman Tyler King added a second marker for the home side before Brandon Baddock answered for Edmonton with 3:22 remaining in the opening frame. The ICE took a 2-1 lead into the break.

Kootenay forward Zak Zborosky scored twice in Friday's win over Prince Albert, and extended the ICE lead Saturday with another tally 3:42 into the second period. The Regina product snapped a shot from the high slot that caromed into the net off Jarry's shoulder.

The Oil Kings responded again though early in the third period. Blake Orban rifled home a shot 25 seconds into the frame from the right-wing circle to cut the ICE lead to 3-2.

Forward Brandon Ralph put Edmonton even just over five minutes later, tucking a rebound past Hoflin's right pad after linemate Tyler Robertson's shot was saved.

Kootenay fired 12 shots at the Oil Kings goal in period three, but went ahead after a miscue behind the Edmonton net. Zborosky stripped Jarry of the puck, then quickly fed Alfaro who fired a shot into the vacated cage.

Defenseman Bryan Allbee added an insurance marker with 3:33 remaining before Ryan Chynoweth rounded out the scoring into the empty net with 35 seconds left.

The ICE improved its record when opening the scoring at home to 8-0-0-0 this season.

Kootenay went 1-3 on the power play, while Edmonton finished 0-3 with the man-advantage.

UP NEXT: Kootenay wraps up its pre-holiday portion of the 2014-15 schedule Tuesday with a home date against the Kamloops Blazers. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 16-17-0-0 record (10-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will play its final game before the holiday break on home ice December 16 versus KAMLOOPS.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 24-15-3-2 lifetime record versus EDMONTON (15-5-1-1 at home, 9-10-2-1 on the road, 5-3-2 in overtime)...Tonight marks the third of six meetings this season between the ICE and OIL KINGS...KOOTENAY holds a 1-1-0-0 record in the season series...Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...REINHART is five points behind JARRET STOLL for the franchise lead in career regular season points…STOLL recorded 286 total regular season points during his career with the ICE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS... Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU surpassed STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders with his 133rd helper December 12 versus PRINCE ALBERT...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY recorded his first career multi-goal game (two goals) and first career overtime winning goal December 12 against the RAIDERS…ZBOROSKY is a game short of 100 career WHL regular season appearances…Forward LEVI CABLE surpassed his 2013-14 goal total with his 11th tally of the season December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT…Forward MATT ALFARO is two games shy of 100 career regular season games played...Defenseman TROY MURRAY is three games short of 100 career regular season appearances...The ICE have scored a power play goal in 11 of the past 13 games...KOOTENAY holds a 7-0-0-0 record this season when opening the scoring at home... Four former ICE players (KEVIN KING, KRIS LAZARUK, LUKE PAULSEN and ELGIN PEARCE) have been invited to compete for TEAM CANADA at the 2015 WINTER UNIVERSIADE in GRANADA, SPAIN in February...The team is comprised entirely of players from the CIS CANADA WEST CONFERENCE.

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 33 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 16-15-2-0, after 34 games 17-15-2-0 and after 35 games 17-16-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are CURTIS HOWE and KEVIN WEBINGER...The Linesmen are JARED MACKEY and SCOTT SHARUN.

Kootenay 3 Prince Albert 2 OT

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/zborosky-nets-pair-ice-win-in-ot
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Zak Zborosky scored twice, including the game-winner with 56 seconds remaining in overtime as the Kootenay ICE defeated the Prince Albert Raiders 3-2 Friday at Western Financial Place.

Zborosky fired a wrist shot from the high slot after linemate Matt Alfaro dispossessed a Raider defenseman to give Kootenay its sixth extra-time win in as many tries this season.

The ICE jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when, on a Kootenay power-play Luke Philp tucked home his 13th goal of the campaign after a nifty setup from linemate Jaedon Descheneau.

Prince Albert, playing its sixth game in a seven-game road trip, responded before the opening frame was out. The Raiders tied the game just before the midpoint of period one when the puck caromed into the Kootenay goal off forward Darcy Zaharichuk, before Simon Stransky put the visitors ahead 1:04 later.

The ICE had nine power-plays Friday, and were able to equalize in the second period thanks to Zborosky 12:53 into the second period.

Kootenay appeared to take the lead five minutes later on a two-man advantage when Tim Bozon wired a Descheneau pass goalward, but video review confirmed the puck did not cross the goalline behind Raider netminder Rylan Parenteau.

The two sides combined for only 12 shots on goal in period three, and the ICE came close to winning early in overtime when Descheneau was sent in alone, but his snap shot was deflected over the net by Parenteau's left arm.

Zborosky's second marker proved decisive, however, as the 18 year-old's shot changed direction on its way through heavy traffic in front of Parenteau.

Kootenay has now scored a power-play goal in 11 of its last 13 games, while Zborosky recorded his first career multi-goal game and first overtime winning goal. The ICE are now 5-0 in overtime and 1-0 in shootouts this season.

Descheneau's first period assist was the 133rd of his career, moving him past Steve DaSilva into sixth all-time in franchise history.

UP NEXT: the ICE host the Edmonton Oil Kings Saturday (7:00, Western Financial Place) before concluding the pre-holiday portion of the schedule Tuesday at home versus Kamloops.

Friday, December 12, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 15-17-0-0 record (9-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will play its final two games before the holiday break on home ice December 13 versus EDMONTON and December 16 against KAMLOOPS.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 43-23-1-1 lifetime record versus PRINCE ALBERT (22-11-0-1 at home, 21-12-1-0 on the road, 9-2-0 in overtime)...Tonight marks the third of four meetings this season between the ICE and RAIDERS...Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...REINHART is five points behind JARRET STOLL for the franchise lead in career regular season points…STOLL recorded 286 total regular season points during his career with the ICE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS... Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is tied with STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders (132)...Forward LEVI CABLE surpassed his 2013-14 goal total with his 11th tally of the season December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY put up his first career multi-assist game December 6 at SPOKANE (two assists)…ZBOROSKY is two games short of 100 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward MATT ALFARO is three games shy of 100 career regular season games played...Defenseman TROY MURRAY is four games short of 100 career regular season appearances...The ICE have scored a power play goal in ten of the past 12 games...KOOTENAY holds a 6-0-0-0 record this season when opening the scoring at home... Four former ICE players (KEVIN KING, KRIS LAZARUK, LUKE PAULSEN and ELGIN PEARCE) have been invited to compete for TEAM CANADA at the 2015 WINTER UNIVERSIADE in GRANADA, SPAIN in February...The team is comprised entirely of players from the CIS CANADA WEST CONFERENCE.

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 32 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 16-14-2-0, after 33 games 16-15-2-0 and after 34 games 17-15-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are JEFF INGRAM and JONATHAN SPURGEON...The Linesmen are TYLER JENSEN and NATHAN VAN OOSTEN.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Medicine Hat 4 Kootenay 1

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/tigers-stifle-ice-tuesday
Two goals in a ten-second span, and a 26-save performance from Marek Langhamer helped the Medicine Hat Tigers defeat the Kootenay ICE 4-1 Tuesday at Western Financial Place.

Chad Labelle broke a 1-1 tie at 8:21 of the third period before Cole Sanford and Trevor Cox added insurance markers as the Tigers handed the ICE its second straight setback.

Both teams enjoyed chances through a scoreless first period, with Kootenay holding a 10-9 edge in shots on goal through 20 minutes.

Medicine Hat who opened the scoring 4:34 into the middle frame on a power-play. Defenseman Tyler Lewington snuck towards the net from the right point before receiving a cross-ice pass to set up his fifth goal of the season from just outside ICE goaltender Wyatt Hoflin's crease.

The home side pressured Langhamer, with the Tigers netminder making several clutch saves including a sprawling stop on Jaedon Descheneau from point-blank range. Kootenay found an equalizer with 18 seconds left in the period after Levi Cable was sent in alone on Langhamer, scoring his 11th goal of the season.

The visitors capitalized in quick succession just before the midway mark of period three. After Labelle sent a wrist shot into the goal for his third tally of the season, Cole Sanford found the back of the net ten seconds later to put Medicine Hat up 3-1.

Cox scored into an empty net with 2:05 left on the clock to round out the scoring.

Langhamer collected his second victory of the season, while Hoflin made 34 saves for the ICE.

Kootenay captain Sam Reinhart was held without a point for the first time this season ending a 14-game scoring streak, while Descheneau's 13-game streak also ended Tuesday.

The visiting team has won each of the three meetings between the Tigers and ICE this season.

UP NEXT: the ICE play twice at home this weekend, beginning with a matchup Friday against the Prince Albert Raiders. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2015 Winter Universiade: Canada West

Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the Canada West Universities Athletic Association announced Tuesday the team that will defend Canada's gold medal in men's hockey at the upcoming 2015 Winter Universiade in Granada, Spain.
http://www.canadawest.org/sports/mice/2014-15/releases/20141209co41mp

Goaltenders
Dalyn Flette Mount Royal 4 Edmonton, Alta. Business Administration
Ryan Holfeld Saskatchewan 5 Leroy, Sask. Law
Kris Lazaruk Calgary 4 Edmonton, Alta. Arts

Defencemen
Jesse Craige Alberta 5 Edmonton, Alta. Physical Education & Recreation
Kodie Curran Calgary 5 Calgary, Alta. Arts
Matthew Delahey Saskatchewan 5 Moose Jaw, Sask. Agriculture & Bioresources
Neil Manning UBC 3 Nanaimo, B.C. Business
Kendall McFaull Saskatchewan 2 Rosetown, Sask. Engineering
Luke Paulsen Manitoba 2 Winnipeg, Man. Arts
Jordan Rowley Alberta 4 Edmonton, Alta. Business

Forwards
Cody Cartier Mount Royal 4 Sylvan Lake, Alta. Business Administration
Chris Collins Calgary 2 Calgary, Alta. Arts
Jordan DePape Manitoba 2 Winnipeg, Man. Arts
Tyler Fiddler Mount Royal 4 Prince Albert, Sask. Business Administration
T.J. Foster Alberta 2 Slave Lake, Alta. Business
Cody Fowlie Regina 2 Airdrie, Alta. Continuing Education
Jordan Hickmott Alberta 4 Mission, B.C. Physical Education & Recreation
Kevin King Calgary 4 Calgary, Alta. Arts
Levko Koper Alberta 4 Edmonton, Alta. Physical Education & Recreation
Mitchell Maxwell Lethbridge 2 Magrath, Alta. Arts/Education
Craig McCallum Saskatchewan 5 Canoe Lake, Sask. Education
Elgin Pearce Calgary 2 Port Coquitlam, B.C. Open Studies
Kruise Reddick Alberta 4 Manor, Sask. Physical Education & Recreation

STAFF
Team Leader: Todd Johnson (University of Regina)
Head Coach: Dave Adolph (University of Saskatchewan)
Associate Coach: Mark Howell (University of Calgary)
Associate Coach: Mike Sirant (University of Manitoba)
Video Coach: Spiros Anastas (University of Lethbridge)
Equipment/Athletic Therapy: Chris Linder (University of Calgary)
Equipment/Athletic Therapy: T.J. Mussbacher (University of Alberta)

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 15-16-0-0 record (9-5-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who has won 12 of its past 15 games, continues its five game home stand December 12 versus PRINCE ALBERT and December 13 against EDMONTON.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 64-39-9-1 lifetime record versus MEDICINE HAT (38-15-4-1 at home, 26-24-5-0 on the road, 5-6-6 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the third of seven meetings this season between the ICE and TIGERS...KOOTENAY is 1-1-0-0 versus MEDICINE HAT this season...Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...REINHART is five points behind JARRET STOLL for the franchise lead in career regular season points…STOLL recorded 286 total regular season points during his career with the ICE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS... Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is tied with STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders (132)...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY put up his first career multi-assist game December 6 at SPOKANE (two assists)…ZBOROSKY is three games short of 100 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward MATT ALFARO is four games shy of 100 career regular season games played...The ICE have scored a power play goal in ten of the past 11 games...KOOTENAY holds a 6-0-0-0 record this season when opening the scoring at home...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN set a franchise record for most saves in a shutout performance November 22 versus the TIGERS (48)...The previous record (45 saves) was set March 6, 1998 by CLAYTON POOL, also against MEDICINE HAT...HOFLIN is ranked second in the WHL in minutes played (1,624) and saves (797).

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his 14 games with KOOTENAY this season (8-19-27)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past 13 games (8-13-21)...TIM BOZON has registered points in his last seven games (6-5-11).

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 31 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 15-14-2-0, after 32 games 16-14-2-0 and after 33 games 16-15-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are JASON CRAMER and CLAYTON HALL...The Linesmen are JEREMI DEL CAMPO and ANTHONY GUZZO.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Milestone Update

Career Games with the ICE
25th 226 Levi Cable
27th 221 Jaedon Descheneau
28th 217 Sam Reinhart
32nd 206 Jon Martin
33rd 184 Luke Philp

Career Games Goalie
8th 78 B.J. Boxma, 9th 75 Bryan Bridges
10th 72 Wyatt Hoflin

Career Goals Forward
3rd 111 Dustin Sylvester
4th 109 Sam Reinhart
T-11th 93 Jaedon Descheneau, 93 Mike Green
T-21st 64 Luke Philp, Ben Maxwell

Career Assists Forward
1st 172 Sam Reinhart, 2nd 162 Jarret Stoll, 3rd 148 Dale Mahovsky, 4th 141 Max Reinhart, 5th 140 Dustin Sylvester
6th 133 Jaedon Descheneau
21st 91 Luke Philp

Career Points Forward
1st 286 Jarret Stoll
2nd 281 Sam Reinhart
T-8th 226 Jaedon Descheneau, Kevin King
22nd 155 Luke Philp, 23rd 154 Jay Henderson

Career PP Goals
7th 31 Sam Reinhart
16th 26 Jaedon Descheneau

Career GW Goals
1st 29 Nigel Dawes, 2nd 22 Dustin Sylvester, 3rd 21 Andrew Bailey,
4th 20 Sam Reinhart
T-10th 13 Jaedon Descheneau, 13 Duncan Milroy, 13 Jason Jaffray

Career Regular Season Overtime Goals
1st 4 Mike Busto,
T-2nd 3 Sam Reinhart, 3 Jaedon Descheneau, 3 Andrew Bailey

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 15-16-0-0 record (9-5-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY, who has won 12 of its past 15 games, will play its next five contests on home ice beginning December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT.

2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS: Take advantage of great savings all season long with KOOTENAY ICE 2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS...Purchase a walk-up ticket for any Tuesday regular season game and receive a ticket of equal value for free...Enjoy 2 FOR 1 savings on concession items as well including popcorn, hot dogs and fountain drinks...This offer may not be combined with any other promotion and restaurant seating does not apply...Join us for KOOTENAY ICE 2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT and December 16 against KAMLOOPS.

ICE MERCHANDISE: Have an ICE fan on your holiday shopping list? Visit FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 11A - 14th Avenue South for a wide range of KOOTENAY ICE merchandise including jerseys, t-shirts, hats and souvenirs...For more information, call FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 250-426-5995 or visit their website at www.kootenaycollectibles.com.

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: Give the gift of a SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAK this holiday season…Each FLEX PAK contains seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility...Adult FLEX PAKS are $140.00, Seniors $112.00, Students $98.00 and Youth $70.00...Visit the ICE office or call 250-417-0322 for more information.

ICE GIFT CARDS: The KOOTENAY ICE now have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS available for purchase…Available in any dollar amount, GIFT CARDS can be used to buy individual game tickets or FLEX PAKS…GIFT CARDS are available at the KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE.

DID YOU KNOW: Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...REINHART is five points behind JARRET STOLL for the franchise lead in career regular season points…STOLL recorded 286 total regular season points during his career with the ICE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is tied with STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders (132)...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY put up his first career multi-assist game December 6 at SPOKANE (two assists)…ZBOROSKY is three games short of 100 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward MATT ALFARO is four games shy of 100 career regular season games played...The ICE have scored a power play goal in ten of the past 11 games...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN is ranked second in the WHL in minutes played (1,624) and saves (797)...Former KOOTENAY captain NIGEL DAWES (BARYS ASTANA) recorded his 150th career KHL point December 1 versus SALAVAT YULAEV...DAWES has also reached the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive KHL season.

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his 14 games with KOOTENAY this season (8-19-27)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past 13 games (8-13-21)...TIM BOZON has registered points in his last seven games (6-5-11).

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 31 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 15-14-2-0, after 32 games 16-14-2-0 and after 33 games 16-15-2-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday December 9 ICE vs. Medicine Hat 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday December 10 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday December 11 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday December 12 ICE vs. Prince Albert 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday December 13 ICE vs. Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, December 5 – Kootenay 2 vs. Spokane 1 – Record 14-15-0-0 – Attendance: 2,287
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (16) from Philp and Cable
2 - Reinhart (7) from Philp and Bozon (PP)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (31 Saves, 1 GA)

Saturday, December 6 – Kootenay 3 at Spokane 2 – Record 15-15-0-0 – Attendance: 5,565
Goals:
1 - Bozon (10) from Reinhart and Zborosky
2 - Reinhart (8) from Allbee and Zborosky
3 - Cable (10) from Descheneau and Faith
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (34 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, December 7 – Kootenay 4 at Tri-City 5 – Record 15-16-0-0 – Attendance: 3,121
Goals:
1 - Bozon (11) from Valiev and Descheneau (PP)
2 - Vetterl (3) from Martin
3 - Bozon (12) from Valiev and Reinhart (SH)
4 - Philp (12) from Valiev and Descheneau (PP)
Goaltenders: Wyatt Hoflin (21 Saves, 5 GA), Keelan Williams (5 Saves, 0 GA)

Tri City 5 Kootenay 4

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-rally-falls-short-sunday
Four second-period goals paced the Tri-City Americans to a 5-4 win over the Kootenay ICE in Kennewick, Washington Sunday.

Americans forwards Beau McCue and Parker Bowles each had four points, while a late rally from the ICE fell just short despite a two-goal effort from Tim Bozon.

Kootenay, winners of 12 of its last 14 games, jumped out to an early lead through Bozon, who scored a power-play goal at 12:30 of the first period. The 20 year-old opened the scoring for the second consecutive night, but his tally was quickly cancelled out by Bowles as the two teams headed to the first intermission tied 1-1.

The Americans scored three times in the first 6:07 of period two, with McCue and Bowles setting up Richard Nejezchleb and Brandon Carlo before McCue found the back of the net with a short-handed marker to make the scoreline 4-1 Tri-City.

The ICE replied three minutes later through Austin Vetterl, but the hosts reclaimed their three-goal lead before the second period was out on defenseman Riley Hillis' first career WHL goal.

Bozon started the third period off with a bang for Kootenay, putting home a short-handed goal of his own just ten seconds into the frame.

Luke Philp added a power-play goal off a feed from defenseman Rinat Valiev at the 5:35 mark to cut Tri-City's lead to 5-4.

The ICE fired 17 shots at Americans netminder Eric Comrie in the third period, but the Team Canada World Junior goaltender turned aside everything he faced following Philp's goal as Tri-City denied Kootenay a three-game weekend sweep.

Wyatt Hoflin made 16 saves before being relieved by rookie Keelan Williams, who stopped all five shots sent his way in the third period.

Sam Reinhart extended his point streak to 14 games with a third-period assist, while Jaedon Descheneau's two helpers enabled him to up his point streak to 13 games.

Valiev led all ICE scorers with three assists.

UP NEXT: Kootenay will play its next five games on home ice, beginning Tuesday against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 15-15-0-0 record (9-5-0-0 at home, 6-10-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who has won 12 of its past 14 games, opens a five game home stand December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 21-16-4-1 lifetime record versus TRI-CITY (12-5-3-1 at home, 9-11-1-0 on the road, 0-2-3 in overtime)…Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...REINHART is six points behind JARRET STOLL for the franchise lead in career regular season points…STOLL recorded 286 total regular season points during his career with the ICE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward TIM BOZON recorded his 250th career WHL point November 30 at EVERETT...Forward LUKE PHILP registered his 150th career WHL point November 29 at SEATTLE...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY put up his first career multi-assist game December 6 at SPOKANE (two assists)…KOOTENAY led all WHL teams in points during the month of November with 20 (10-2-0-0)…The ICE is one of two teams (PORTLAND) with three active players with 200 or more career WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE points (REINHART, BOZON, JAEDON DESCHENEAU)...KOOTENAY is one of five WHL teams (PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCE GEORGE, TRI-CITY and VANCOUVER) who remain undefeated in overtime and in shootouts this season...Tonight's game marks the sixth consecutive outing for the ICE against U.S. DIVISION opponents.

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his 13 games with KOOTENAY this season (8-18-26)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past 12 games (8-11-19)...TIM BOZON has registered points in his last six games (4-5-9).

INJURY: Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 30 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 15-13-2-0, after 31 games 15-14-2-0 and after 32 games 16-14-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

Kootenay 3 Spokane 2

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-slip-past-chiefs-saturday
Levi Cable's game-winner seven minutes into the third period helped the Kootenay ICE to a fourth consecutive win, 3-2 over the Spokane Chiefs Saturday in Washington state.

Cable jammed home a loose puck in front of the Spokane goal to break a 2-2 tie as the ICE won its 13th game in the last 15 outings.

Kootenay started brightly Saturday, going ahead 2-0 inside the first four minutes of the game on goals from Tim Bozon and Sam Reinhart. The Chiefs replied before the end of the opening frame on a two-man advantage thanks to captain Jason Fram.

Fram, who scored all three of Spokane's goals in the weekend home-and-home set, added a second tally Saturday late in the second period to send the two teams to the intermission knotted at 2-2.

Cable became the fourth ICE skater (Jaedon Descheneau, Luke Philp and Bozon) to reach 10 goals this season with his third-period winner.

Wyatt Hoflin made 34 saves to record his 15th win of the season, while Tyson Verhelst stopped 22 of 23 shots in relief of Spokane starter Garret Hughson.

Reinhart extended his point streak to 13 games while Descheneau now has at least a point in 12 consecutive games. Bozon's goal helped him up his point streak to six games.

Zak Zborosky also had two assists for Kootenay.

UP NEXT: the ICE wraps up its two-game swing through eastern Washington Sunday at Tri-City. Game time is 6:00.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 14-15-0-0 record (9-5-0-0 at home, 5-10-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY visits TRI-CITY December 7 before opening a five game home stand December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 48-29-7-4 lifetime record versus SPOKANE (28-12-2-2 at home, 20-17-5-2 on the road, 8-9-2 in overtime)...Tonight marks the fourth of five meetings this season between the ICE and CHIEFS...KOOTENAY holds a 2-1-0-0 record in the season series...Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward TIM BOZON recorded his 250th career WHL point November 30 at EVERETT...Forward LUKE PHILP registered his 150th career WHL point November 29 at SEATTLE...The ICE led all WHL teams in points during the month of November with 20 (10-2-0-0)...KOOTENAY has scored a power-play goal in nine consecutive games...The ICE are one of two teams (PORTLAND) with three active players with 200 or more career WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE points (REINHART, BOZON, JAEDON DESCHENEAU)...KOOTENAY is one of five WHL teams (PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCE GEORGE, TRI-CITY and VANCOUVER) who remain undefeated in overtime and in shootouts this season...Tonight's game marks the fifth of six consecutive outings for the ICE against U.S. DIVISION opponents.

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his 12 games with KOOTENAY this season (7-17-24)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past 11 games (8-10-18)...LUKE PHILP has registered points in his last six games (2-8-10).

INJURY: Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 29 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 15-12-2-0, after 30 games 15-13-2-0 and after 31 games 15-14-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

Kootenay 2 Spokane 1

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/early-goal-helps-ice-to-teddy-bear-toss-win

Sam Reinhart broke a 1-1 tie 5:39 into the third period as the Kootenay ICE edged the Spokane Chiefs 2-1 in Cranbrook Friday.

It was Jaedon Descheneau's goal 41 seconds into the game, though, that sent hundreds of teddy bears, toques and mittens flying from the stands as the ICE won for the 11th time in 13 tries on A&W Teddy Bear Toss Night.

Descheneau started the game off with a bang igniting the crowd on the opening shift by scoring his team-leading 16th goal of the season on an odd-man rush. The 19 year-old accepted a pass from linemate Luke Philp, then snapped the puck past Chiefs netminder Garret Hughson in the opening minute of the first period.

Spokane outshot its hosts 32-21 Friday, including a 14-7 advantage in the opening frame, but could not solve Kootenay goaltender Wyatt Hoflin until the final minute of the second period. Chiefs captain Jason Fram put home his fourth goal of the season to put the two sides on level terms after 40 minutes.

Reinhart extended his point streak to twelve games with his third period winner. The ICE captain has recorded at least one point in each of his appearances with the club this season.

Hoflin, meanwhile, shut the door on Spokane in the third period, turning aside all eight shots he faced to preserve the victory. Hughson made 19 saves for Spokane Friday.

Descheneau, who was named the club's Player of the Month for November Friday, upped his point streak to eleven games, while Philp has now put up a point or more in his last six outings.

Kootenay has scored a power-play goal in each of its last nine contests.

UP NEXT: the ICE and Chiefs meet again Saturday in Spokane (8:05 PM, Spokane Arena) before Kootenay wraps up the weekend Sunday at Tri-City.

Friday, December 5, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 13-15-0-0 record (8-5-0-0 at home, 5-10-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY embarks on a two-game U.S. DIVISION road trip to SPOKANE December 6 and TRI-CITY December 7.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 47-29-7-4 lifetime record versus SPOKANE (27-12-2-2 at home, 20-17-5-2 on the road, 8-9-2 in overtime)...Tonight marks the third of five meetings this season between the ICE and CHIEFS...KOOTENAY holds a 1-1-0-0 record in the season series...Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward TIM BOZON recorded his 250th career WHL point November 30 at EVERETT...Forward LUKE PHILP registered his 150th career WHL point November 29 at SEATTLE...The ICE led all WHL teams in points during the month of November with 20 (10-2-0-0)...KOOTENAY has scored a power-play goal in eight consecutive games...The ICE are one of two teams (PORTLAND) with three active players with 200 or more career WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE points (REINHART, BOZON, JAEDON DESCHENEAU)...KOOTENAY is one of five WHL teams (PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCE GEORGE, TRI-CITY and VANCOUVER) who remain undefeated in overtime and in shootouts this season.

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his 11 games with KOOTENAY this season (6-17-23)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past ten games (7-10-17)...LUKE PHILP has registered points in his last five games (2-6-8).

INJURY: Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 28 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 15-11-2-0, after 29 games 15-12-2-0 and after 30 games 15-13-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are JORDAN LIGHTBOWN and DEREK ZALASKI...The Linesmen are SEAN DONNELLY and JUSTIN SLIMM.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ICE Prospects Update

Declan Hobbs
16-year-old goalie
3rd round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 13 GP 9-4-0 2.93 .922%

Jakob Walter
15-year-old goalie
2nd round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
BC Midget Valley West 12 GP 6-3-2 3.20

Dallas Hines
16–year-old defenseman
5th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Lloydminster

Sam Huston
15-year-old defenseman
9th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Brandon 20 GP 3-13-16 10pm

Matt Krawiec
16-year-old defenseman
6th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Leduc

Griffin Mendel
15-year-old defenseman
1st round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
BC Midget Okanagan 21 GP 3-10-13 0pm
BCHL Penticton 2 GP 0-0-0 0pm

Mark O’Shaughnessy
17-year-old defenseman
KIJHL Kamloops 18 GP 4-10-14 4pm

Reece Soukoroff
16-year-old defenseman
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Jordan Steenbergen
18-year-old defenseman
AJHL Olds 11 GP 0-2-2 36pm
Kootenay ICE 12 GP 0-0-0 25pm

Andy Stevens
16-year-old defenseman
5th round in 2013 Bantam Draft
VIJHL Campbell River 25 GP 1-8-9 0pm
BCHL Powell River 3 GP 0-1-1 0pm

Jason Wenzel
16-year-old defenseman
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Austin Wieler
15-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 19 GP 0-1-1 4pm

Shane Allan
17-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Linden Babcock
15-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Alberta Minor Midget Calgary 12 GP 12-18-30 12pm

Connor Barley
16-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 17 GP 9-9-18 20pm

Liam Evenson
15-year-old forward
BC Elite 15s Burnaby 20 GP 10-6-16 34pm

Thomas Goldade
15-year-old forward
11th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
CSSHL Pursuit Of Excellence 11 GP 1-1-2 2pm

Robert Johnson
16-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
BCHL Trail 18 GP 0-7-7 14pm
Committed to Air Force

Jared Legien
16-year-old forward
1st round pick on 2013 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Moose Jaw 7 GP 2-0-2 4pm
Kootenay 13 GP 0-1-1 4pm

Austin Nault
15-year-old forward
9th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
NAPHL Omaha

Eric Olson
15-year-old forward
Alberta Minor Midget Calgary 16 GP 5-10-15 18pm

Max Patterson
15-year-old forward
4th round pick in 2-14 Bantam Draft
BC Midget Okanagan 21 GP 6-4-10 10pm

Harris Pearce
15-year-old forward
BC Midget Vancouver 19 GP 1-2-3 16pm

Noah Philp
16-year-old forward
AJHL Canmore 17 GP 0-0-0 4pm

Logan Schatz
17-year-old forward
9th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
SJHL Humboldt 24 GP 4-11-15 16pm

Evan Thomas
15-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 17 GP 0-3-3 6pm

Brett Trentham
15-year-old forward
8th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Alberta Minor Midget AC 15 GP 6-11-17 0pm

Drew Warkentine
16-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Tisdale 21 GP 16-15-31 24pm

Team Alberta

2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC
Feb 13-Mar 1, 2015

Goalies
Dane Dow Kamloops
Ian Scott Prince Albert

Defense
Jarrod Gourley Brandon
Jantzen Leslie Everett
Ian Mitchell Brandon
Dylan Plouffe Vancouver
Dominic Schmiemann Swift Current
Ty Smith

Forwards
Ryan Anderson Everett
Jaret Anderson-Dolan Spokane
Zane Franklin Lethbridge
James Hamblin Medicine Hat
Jeremy Klessens Brandon
Brett Leason Tri City
Logan Mazerolle Prince George
Ethan McIndoe Spokane
Kobe Mohr Edmonton
Kyle Olson Tri City
Marco Pasemko Prince George
Josh Paterson Saskatoon
Ryan Peckford Victoria

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Team BC

2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC
Feb 13-Mar 1, 2015

Goalies
Dorrin Sekikawa-Luding Saskatoon
Jordan Hollett Regina

Defense
Jake Harrison Spokane
Nolan Kneen Kamloops
Conner McDonald Kamloops
Griffin Mendel Kootenay
Scott Walford Victoria
Nick Watson Lethbridge

Forwards
Justin Almeida Prince George
Jordan Bellerive Lethbridge
Lucas Cullen Calgary
Owen Hardy Vancouver
James Malm Vancouver
Ethan O'Rourke Prince George
Michael Rasmussen Tri City
Jordan Robinson Saskatoon
Jordan Sandhu Kelowna
Brendan Semchuk Vancouver
Brett Stapley Calgary
Chase Stevenson Red Deer

Team Saskatchewan

2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC
Feb 13-Mar 1, 2015

Goalies
Hunter Arps Brandon
Joel Grzybowski Saskatoon

Defense
Jake Hobson Portland
Jake Kustra Saskatoon
Landon Markovich Calgary
Brayden Pachal Victoria
Ty Prefontaine Prince Albert
Carson Sass Red Deer

Forwards
Chance Adrian Red Deer
Kyle Bosch Kamloops
Tristyn DeRoose Vancouver
Logan Foster Spokane
Erik Gardiner Regina
Jared Hamm Kamloops
Dawson Holt Vancouver
Jake Leschyshyn Red Deer
Riley Sawchuk Tri City
Connor Tuffs Saskatoon
Brody Vogel
McKenzie Welke
Carson Welke Regina

Monday, December 1, 2014

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 13-15-0-0 record (8-5-0-0 at home, 5-10-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY, who recorded a 10-2-0-0 record in the month of November, will host SPOKANE December 5 before away matchups with the CHIEFS December 6 and TRI-CITY December 7.

A&W TEDDY BEAR TOSS: The A&W TEDDY BEAR TOSS NIGHT will take place December 5 when the ICE host the SPOKANE CHIEFS...Fans in attendance are encouraged to bring new and unused toques, mittens and teddy bears to launch onto the ice after KOOTENAY scores their first goal.

2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS: Take advantage of great savings all season long with 2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS...Purchase a walk-up ticket for any Tuesday regular season game and receive a ticket of equal value for free...Enjoy 2 FOR 1 savings on concession items as well including popcorn, hot dogs and fountain drinks...This offer may not be combined with any other promotion and restaurant seating does not apply...The next 2 FOR 1 TUESDAY is December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT.

ICE MERCHANDISE: Have an ICE fan on your holiday shopping list? Visit FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 11A - 14th Avenue South for a wide range of KOOTENAY ICE merchandise including jerseys, t-shirts, hats and souvenirs...For more information, call FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 250-426-5995 or visit their website at www.kootenaycollectibles.com.

ROSTER UPDATE: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL players on the 29-player roster...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward TIM BOZON recorded his 250th career WHL point November 30 at EVERETT...Forward LUKE PHILP registered his 150th career WHL point November 29 at SEATTLE...KOOTENAY led all WHL teams in points during the month of November with 20 (10-2-0-0)...The ICE have scored a power-play goal in eight consecutive games...KOOTENAY is one of five WHL teams (PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCE GEORGE, TRI-CITY and VANCOUVER) who remain undefeated in overtime and in shootouts this season.

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART has scored at least one point in each of his 11 games with the ICE this season (6-17-23)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past ten games (7-10-17)...LUKE PHILP has registered points in his last five games (2-6-8).

TRANSACTION / INJURY: Forward KYLE O'CONNOR has retired from hockey to pursue educational opportunities...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 28 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 15-11-2-0, after 29 games 15-12-2-0 and after 30 games 15-13-2-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday December 2 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday December 3 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday December 4 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday December 5 ICE vs. Spokane 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday December 6 ICE at Spokane 8:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday December 7 ICE at Tri-City 6:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, November 28 – Kootenay 2 at Portland 5 – Record 11-15-0-0 – Attendance: 6,698
Goals:
1 - Bozon (7) from Descheneau and Philp (PP)
2 - Reinhart (5) from Descheneau and Bozon (PP)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (22 Saves, 5 GA)

Saturday, November 29 – Kootenay 5 at Seattle 2 – Record 12-15-0-0 – Attendance: 3,564
Goals:
1 - Zborosky (7) from Cable and King
2 - Bozon (8) from Reinhart and Philp (PP)
3 - Philp (11) from Descheneau
4 - Reinhart (6) from Philp and Bozon (pp)
5 - Descheneau (15) from Alfaro and Hoflin (EN)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (16 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, November 30 – Kootenay 4 at Everett 3 (OT) – Record 13-15-0-0 – Attendance: 3,212
Goals:
1 - Bozon (9) from Descheneau
2 - Valiev (4) from Philp and Descheneau (PP)
3 - Faith (1) from Alfaro and Martin
4 - King (2) from Bozon and Reinhart
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (19 Saves, 3 GA)

Monthly Records

Kootenay – 12 10-2-0-0 20
Calgary - 13 7-4-1-1 16
Edmonton - 14 5-6-3-0 13
Lethbridge - 11 1-8-2-0 4
Medicine Hat - 13 8-4-0-1 17
Red Deer - 13 7-3-2-1 17

Brandon - 11 8-2-1-0 17
Moose Jaw - 11 6-3-2-0 14
Prince Albert - 11 6-5-0-0 12
Regina - 11 9-2-0-0 18
Saskatoon - 12 2-8-2-0 6
Swift Current - 12 4-5-0-3 11

Kamloops - 12 2-6-2-2 8
Kelowna - 14 9-2-3-0 21
Prince George - 11 5-6-0-0 10
Vancouver - 14 4-10-0-0 8
Victoria - 14 7-6-1-0 15

Everett - 12 7-4-1-0 15
Portland - 12 9-2-0-1 19
Seattle - 13 7-5-0-1 15
Spokane - 12 7-5-0-0 14
Tri City - 12 7-5-0-0 14

Canada Selection Camp Roster

Goaltenders
Eric Comrie L/G 6'1" 168 07/06/95 Edmonton, Alta./Alb. Tri-City (WHL) WPG '13 (2, 59)
*Zachary Fucale L/G 6'1" 181 05/28/95 Rosemère, Que./Qc Halifax (QMJHL) MTL '13 (2, 36)
Defence
*Chris Bigras L/G 6'1" 189 02/22/95 Elmvale, Ont. Owen Sound (OHL) COL '13 (2, 32)
Madison Bowey R/D 6'1" 195 04/22/95 Winnipeg, Man. Kelowna (WHL) WAS '13 (2, 53)
Haydn Fleury L/G 6'2.5" 203 07/08/96 Carlyle, Sask. Red Deer (WHL) CAR '14 (1, 7)
Dillon Heatherington L/G 6'3" 196 05/19/95 Calgary, Alta./Alb. Swift Current (WHL) CBJ '13 (2, 50)
Joe Hicketts L/G 5'8" 186 05/04/96 Kamloops, B.C./C.-B. Victoria (WHL) DET '14 (FA/JA)
Samuel Morin L/G 6'7" 224 07/12/95 St-Henri, Que./Qc Rimouski (QMJHL) PHI '13 (1, 11)
*Josh Morrissey L/G 6'0" 194 03/28/95 Calgary, Alta./Alb. Prince Albert (WHL) WPG '13 (1, 13)
Darnell Nurse L/G 6'4" 189 02/04/95 Hamilton, Ont. Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) EDM '13 (1, 7)
Travis Sanheim L/G 6'3" 189 03/29/96 Elkhorn, Man. Calgary (WHL) PHI '14 (1, 17)
Shea Theodore L/G 6'2" 182 08/03/95 Aldergrove, B.C./C.-B. Seattle (WHL) ANA '13 (1, 26)
Forwards
Nick Baptiste R/D 6'1" 198 08/04/95 Ottawa, Ont. Erie (OHL) BUF '13 (3, 69)
Rourke Chartier L/G 5'10.5" 177 04/03/96 Saskatoon, Sask. Kelowna (WHL) SJS '14 (5, 149)
Lawson Crouse L/G 6'4" 211 06/23/97 Mount Brydges, Ont. Kingston (OHL) 2015 Dft/Rep.
Michael Dal Colle L/G 6'1.5" 182 06/20/96 Vaughan, Ont. Oshawa (OHL) NYI '14 (1, 5)
Jason Dickinson L/G 6'2" 188 07/04/95 Georgetown, Ont. Guelph (OHL) DAL '13 (1, 29)
Max Domi L/G 5'9.5" 194 03/02/95 Toronto, Ont. London (OHL) ARI '13 (1, 12)
Rémi Elie L/G 6'1" 201 04/16/95 Green Valley, Ont. Belleville (OHL) DAL '13 (2, 40)
Robby Fabbri L/G 5'10" 170 01/22/96 Mississauga, Ont. Guelph (OHL) STL '14 (1, 21)
*Frédérik Gauthier L/G 6'4" 215 04/26/95 St-Lin-Laurentides, Que./Qc Rimouski (QMJHL) TOR '13 (1, 21)
Morgan Klimchuk L/G 5'11.5" 180 03/02/95 Calgary, Alta./Alb. Regina (WHL) CGY '13 (1, 28)
*Connor McDavid L/G 6'0" 182 01/13/97 Newmarket, Ont. Erie (OHL) 2015 Dft/Rep.
Nick Paul L/G 6'3" 198 03/20/95 Mississauga, Ont. North Bay (OHL) DAL '13 (4, 101)/OTT
*Nic Petan L/G 5'9" 170 03/22/95 Delta, B.C./C-B. Portland (WHL) WPG '13 (2, 43)
Brayden Point R/D 5'8" 160 03/12/95 Calgary, Alta./Alb. Moose Jaw (WHL) TB '14 (3, 79)
*Sam Reinhart R/D 6'1" 185 11/06/95 West Vancouver, B.C./C.-B. Kootenay (WHL) BUF '14 (1, 2)
Nick Ritchie L/G 6'2.5" 226 12/05/95 Orangeville, Ont. Peterborough (OHL) ANA '14 (1, 10)
Jake Virtanen R/D 6'1" 208 08/17/96 Abbotsford, B.C./C.-B. Calgary (WHL) VAN '14 (1, 6)
* Played for Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship/ A représenté le Canada au Championnat mondial junior 2014 de l’IIHF

Kootenay 4 Everett 3 OT

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-complete-comeback-in-everett
Tyler King played overtime hero as the Kootenay ICE completed a wild comeback to stun the Everett Silvertips 4-3 Sunday at Xfinity Arena.

Kootenay trailed 3-0 after 40 minutes, but four unanswered goals helped the ICE finish their West Coast swing with a winning record, and a 10-2-0-0 overall mark in the month of November.

Kootenay, fresh off a comeback victory Saturday at Seattle, fell behind 6:42 into the second period Sunday, as Montreal Canadiens first-rounder Nikita Scherbak scored his 12th goal of the season.

Patrick Bajkov and Carson Stadnyk added further offense for the Silvertips, who outshot the ICE 19-14 through two periods.

But Kootenay, playing its third game in as many days, found their spark in period three.

First, Tim Bozon fired home his ninth goal of the season at 1:35 to put the ICE on the board, before fellow import Rinat Valiev capitalized on a Kootenay power play five minutes later to cut the ICE deficit to 3-2.

Defenseman Tanner Faith, who returned to action Friday in Portland after missing nine games with an injury, forced overtime with 6:08 left to play in the third period, scoring his first goal of the season.

Kootenay had not lost in four trips to to overtime entering play Sunday, and kept their winning streak intact when King put home his second goal of the season 3:08 into extra time, completing the comeback. It was King's second career overtime winner, and first as a member of the ICE.

Wyatt Hoflin stopped 19 shots in goal to record his 13th victory of the season, while rookie Carter Hart made 26 saves for Everett.

Bozon reached 250 career WHL points Sunday, assisting on King's game-winner. Forwards Sam Reinhart and Jaedon Descheneau upped their point streaks to 11 and ten games, respectively.

Kootenay went 1/2 on the power play Sunday, marking eight consecutive games in which the ICE have scored a power play goal.

UP NEXT: the ICE return home to host the Spokane Chiefs Friday, December 5th, on A&W Teddy Bear, Toque and Mitten Toss Night. Bring your gently used teddy bears, toques and mittens to the game, and throw them on the ice when the ICE scores its first goal. Game time is 7:00 pm at Western Financial Place.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 12-15-0-0 record (8-5-0-0 at home, 4-10-0-0 on the road, 3-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who holds a 9-2-0-0 record in November, returns home to host SPOKANE December 5.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 8-6-1-0 lifetime record versus EVERETT (4-2-1-0 at home, 4-4-0-0 on the road, 0-0-1 in overtime)...Forward SAM REINHART became the ICE franchise leader in assists November 21 versus LETHBRIDGE, surpassing JARRET STOLL...REINHART has recorded 169 career regular season assists...Forward LUKE PHILP recorded his 150th career regular season point November 29 at SEATTLE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has been named to the TEAM RUSSIA selection camp roster for the 2015 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS, which begin next month in TORONTO and MONTREAL…VALIEV matched a franchise record for points by a defenseman in one game (five) against the HURRICANES November 21 (1-4-5)...Forward JON MARTIN equaled a franchise record for points in one period (four) November 23 versus MOOSE JAW (1-3-4)...MARTIN appeared in his 200th career regular season game November 23 against the WARRIORS, becoming the sixth current KOOTENAY player to have played 200 games in the WHL...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN earned his second career shutout November 22 at MEDICINE HAT...The 48 saves made by HOFLIN against the TIGERS are the most by any ICE goaltender in a shutout performance, breaking a record set March 6, 1998 by CLAYTON POOL (45 saves)...Forward MATT ALFARO recorded a career high three points (1-2-3) November 23 against MOOSE JAW.

SCORING STREAKS: Forward SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his ten games with KOOTENAY this season (6-16-22)...REINHART has compiled eight multi-point games this season… Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past nine games (7-8-15).

TRANSACTION / INJURY: Forward KYLE O'CONNOR (January 30, 1996) has retired from hockey in order to pursue educational opportunities...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 27 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 14-11-2-0, after 28 games 15-11-2-0 and after 29 games 15-12-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

Kootenay 5 Seattle 2

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-victorious-in-seattle-saturday
The Kootenay ICE scored five unanswered goals, and four forwards recorded multi-point games in a 5-2 victory over the Seattle Thunderbirds Saturday in Kent, Washington.

Luke Philp's goal in the final minute of the first period proved to be the game-winner as the ICE erased a two-goal deficit and won for the ninth time in the month of November.

The ICE offense came to life in the second half of the opening frame. Down 2-0 on unassisted goals from Ethan Bear and Nolan Volcan, Kootenay found the back of Seattle netminder Danny Mumaugh's net at 12:13 when Zak Zborosky fired home his seventh goal of the year from the low slot.

Tim Bozon tied the game at 2-2 just under three minutes later, before Jaedon Descheneau set up Philp for the go-ahead marker with 28 seconds left in the period.

ICE captain Sam Reinhart extended the lead just shy of the five minute mark of period three, before Descheneau rounded out the scoring with an empty-netter, his team-leading 15th goal of the season.

Wyatt Hoflin made 16 saves to record the win in goal for Kootenay, while Mumaugh turned aside 21 shots for the Thunderbirds.

The ICE went 2/5 on the power-play, extending their current streak of games with a power-play goal to seven.

Sam Reinhart prolonged his point streak to ten games, recording his eighth multi-point game this season. Descheneau's point streak increased to nine games.

Philp's goal was his 150th career WHL regular season point.

UP NEXT: the ICE completes its weekend road swing Sunday with a matchup in Everett against the U.S. Division-leading Silvertips. Game time is 5:05 PM.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 11-15-0-0 record (8-5-0-0 at home, 3-10-0-0 on the road, 3-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who has won eight of its last ten games, will conclude its three-game road trip November 30 in EVERETT before returning home to host SPOKANE December 5.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 22-7-1-0 lifetime record versus SEATTLE (10-4-0-0 at home, 12-3-1-0 on the road, 6-1-0 in overtime)...Forward SAM REINHART became the ICE franchise leader in assists November 21 versus LETHBRIDGE, surpassing JARRET STOLL...REINHART has recorded 168 career regular season assists...Forward LUKE PHILP is two points shy of 150 career regular season points…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV matched a franchise record for points by a defenseman in one game (five) against the HURRICANES November 21 (1-4-5)...Forward JON MARTIN equaled a franchise record for points in one period (four) November 23 versus MOOSE JAW (1-3-4)...MARTIN appeared in his 200th career regular season game November 23 against the WARRIORS, becoming the sixth current KOOTENAY player to have played 200 games in the WHL...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN earned his second career shutout November 22 at MEDICINE HAT...The 48 saves made by HOFLIN against the TIGERS are the most by any ICE goaltender in a shutout performance, breaking a record set March 6, 1998 by CLAYTON POOL (45 saves)...Forward MATT ALFARO recorded a career high three points (1-2-3) November 23 against MOOSE JAW.

SCORING STREAKS: Forward SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his nine games with KOOTENAY this season (5-15-20)...REINHART has compiled seven multi-point games this season…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past eight games (6-6-12).

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: Forward KYLE O'CONNOR (January 30, 1996) has retired from hockey in order to pursue educational opportunities...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup day to day with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 26 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 13-11-2-0, after 27 games 14-11-2-0 and after 28 games 15-11-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).