ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 30-21-2-2 record (18-10-0-2 at home, 12-11-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 3-2 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...KOOTENAY has won a season high five consecutive games and are 9-1-0-0 in their last ten games...The ICE will play 11 of their remaining 17 regular season games on the road.
PASTA & CHICKEN BUFFET: The KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB is hosting a PASTA AND CHICKEN BUFFET on Sunday, March 9 at the HERITAGE INN...The dinner will be attended by the KOOTENAY ICE PLAYERS and will start with cocktails at 4:30 pm...Tickets are $30.00 and are available during home games at the FAN CLUB TABLE or by calling KELLY at 250-426-3638 or CAROLIN at 250-417-6593.
GIFT CARDS: Get the gift that keeps on giving…The KOOTENAY ICE now have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS for any dollar amount…Your special someone can use the gift card to buy individual game tickets or Flex Paks…Gift Cards are available at the Kootenay ICE Office.
DID YOU KNOW: The ICE are 13-3-0-0 against the EAST DIVISION this season (10-1-0-0 at home, 3-2-0-0 on the road, 0-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...KOOTENAY is third in the WHL in overall power play (24.8%)...The ICE are 13th in the LEAGUE in overall penalty killing (78.0%)…SAM REINHART has been named DENNY'S WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK for the week of February 3 - 9 (3-8-11 in three game)..REINHART, who is second in the WHL in assists with 49, is tied for fourth in the LEAGUE in points with 76 (27-49-76)…TIM BOZON, who recorded his third career hat trick on February 7 in LETHBRIDGE, needs to record two more goals to reach 100 in his WHL career (KAMLOOPS / KOOTENAY)…JAEDON DESCHENEAU, who recorded his second career hat trick against SASKATOON on February 4, recorded his 100th WHL career assist on February 8 against the HURRICANES…DESCHENEAU, who is sixth in the WHL in goals scored with 35, is tied for fourth in the League in points with 76 (35-41-76)...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who is tied for seventh in the League in save percentage (.917), is fifth in franchise history for wins by a goaltender with 66 (NATHAN LIEUWEN - 85, TAYLOR DAKERS - 82, JEFF GLASS - 75, DAN BLACKBURN - 67)...JAGGER DIRK has played in 293 WHL career games.
SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART (11-19-30) has recorded at least a point in the last 13 games he has played in…JAEDON DESCHENEAU (5-8-13) has recorded at least two points in each of his last four games.
INJURIES: Forward KYLE O'CONNOR will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with a lower body injury...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY line up four to six months with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 55 games of the 2012-2013 season the ICE were 26-27-2-0, after 56 games were 26-28-2-0 and after 57 games were 26-29-2-0.
Tuesday February 11 ICE @ Moose Jaw 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday February 12 ICE @ Regina 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday February 13 Travel Day
Friday February 14 ICE @ Brandon 6:30 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday February 15 ICE @ Brandon 6:30 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, February 4 – Kootenay 6 @ Saskatoon 3 – Record 28-21-2-2 – Attendance: 1,911
1 - Reinhart (25) from Descheneau and Franko
2 - Descheneau (32) from Reinhart and Franko
3 - Descheneau (33) from Reinhart and Murray
4 - Franko (16) from Reinhart and Descheneau
5 - Descheneau (34) from Reinhart and Franko
6 - Franko (17) from Descheneau and King
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (28 Saves, 3 GA)
Friday, February 7 – Kootenay 8 @ Lethbridge 1 – Record 29-21-2-2 – Attendance: 3,530
1 - Philp (21) from Bozon
2 - Descheneau (35) from Reinhart and Franko
3 - Reinhart (26) from Dirk and Descheneau
4 - Bozon (24) from Alfaro and Zborosky
5 - Philp (22) from Cable and Murray
6 - Bozon (25) from Philp and Valiev
7 - Bozon (26) from Martin
8 - Franko (18) from Descheneau and Reinhart
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 1 GA)
Saturday, February 8 – Kootenay 4 vs Lethbridge 2 – Record 30-21-2-2 – Attendance: 2,312
1 - Valiev (4) from Reinhart and Descheneau
2 - Dirk (5) from Bozon and Reinhart
3 - Reinhart (27) from Descheneau and Dirk
4 - Philp (23) from Bozon and King
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (32 Saves, 2 GA)