Thursday, April 17, 2014

From The ICE Office

Cranbrook, BC – The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club announced today that Forward Sam Reinhart has been named the Boston Pizza Top Playoff Performer for the 2014 WHL Playoffs.
In 13 post season games against the Calgary Hitmen and Medicine Hat Tigers Reinhart scored 23 points (6-17-23) and currently leads the WHL in playoff scoring, assists and power play assists.
The ICE would like to thank Boston Pizza for their sponsorship of the Top Playoff Performer Award.

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE finished the EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMI FINALS presented by KAL-TIRE, against the MEDICINE HAT TIGERS with a 3-4-0 record (2-1-0 at home, 1-3-0 on the road, 0-0 in overtime)...The ICE advanced to the EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMI FINAL after defeating the CALGARY HITMEN in six games (4-2) in the first round of the playoffs...KOOTENAY finished the 2013-2014 regular season with a 39-28-2-3 record (22-11-0-3 at home, 17-17-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 5-3 in shootouts) and in sixth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...The ICE finished the 2013-2014 regular season with a .500 or better record for a League record 15th consecutive season (KAMLOOPS BLAZERS - 1982 - 1996 - previous record)...KOOTENAY entered the playoffs for a 16th consecutive season (longest active streak in the WHL).

TIM BOZON TRUST FUND: A Trust Fund has been set up for TIM BOZON to assist with medical and rehabilitation costs...Donations can be made at any BMO BANK OF MONTREAL in WESTERN CANADA...Donations outside of this area can be mailed to the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE, c/o TIM BOZON, FATHER DAVID BAUER ARENA, 2424 UNIVERSITY DRIVE NW, CALGARY, AB, T2N 3Y9.

PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE: KOOTENAY has a career playoff record of 93-73 (50-31 at home, 43-42 on the road, 24-12 in overtime)...The ICE have played in 31 playoff series in franchise history and have a 18-13 career record...JAGGER DIRK (41), ZACH FRANKO (33), SAM REINHART (27) and LANDON CROSS (24) lead KOOTENAY in games played in the playoffs...JAEDON DESCHENEAU became the first player in franchise history to recorded two hat tricks during the playoffs against the TIGERS on April 10...KYLE O'CONNOR recorded his first WHL career playoff goal on April 10 against MEDICINE HAT...LEVI CABLE recorded his first WHL career playoff hat trick on April 9 against the TIGERS…LANDON PEEL recorded his first WHL career playoff goal in MEDICINE HAT on April 12...The ICE have a career record of 1-4 in game sevens in their playoff history.

DID YOU KNOW: SAM REINHART (3), LUKE PHILP (80), RINAT VALIEV (83), JAEDON DESCHENEAU (95), and TANNER FAITH (limited viewing) have all been listed in the NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING NORTH AMERICAN SKATERS FINAL RANKINGS…JAEDON DESCHENEAU, who was named to the WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM, is tied for first in goals scored in the playoffs with 10...SAM REINHART, who has been named to the WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FIRST ALL-STAR TEAM, is the EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALIST for MOST SPORTSMANLIKE PLAYER (BRAD HORNUNG TROPHY)…REINHART (6-17-23), who is first in the playoffs with 17 assists, is first in the WHL in playoff scoring with 23 points...DESCHENAU (10-10-20) is third in the League in playoff scoring with 20 points... JAGGER DIRK (4-12-16), who is tied for eighth in the League in scoring during the playoffs with 16 points, is tied for third in playoffs assists with 12.

Wednesday, April 9 – Kootenay 3 vs Medicine Hat 1 - Record 2-1-0 - Attendance: 2,461
1 – Cable (4) from Valiev and McPhee
2 – Cable (5) from Reinhart
3 – Cable (6) from Reinhart and Valiev
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (39 Saves, 1 GA)

Thursday, April 10 – Kootenay 7 vs Medicine Hat 4 - Record 3-1-0 - Attendance: 2,578
1 – Descheneau (8) from Philp and Reinhart
2 – Philp (5) from McPhee and Cable
3 - Reinhart (6) from Philp and Valiev
4 - Descheneau (9) from Philp and Reinhart
5 - Descheneau (10)
6 - Franko (6) from Dirk and Hoflin
7 - O'Connor (1) from Valiev
Goalies: Mackenzie Skapski (14 Saves, 4 GA), Wyatt Hoflin (21 Saves, 0 GA)

Saturday, April 12 – Kootenay 2 @ Medicine Hat 9 - Record 3-2-0 - Attendance: 4,002
1 – Cable (7) from Dirk
2 – Peel (1) from Philp and Franko
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (44 Saves, 9 GA)

Monday, April 14 – Kootenay 1 vs Medicine Hat 2 - Record 3-3-0 - Attendance: 2,732
1 – Martin (2) from McPhee and Dirk
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (28 Saves, 2 GA)

Wednesday, April 16 – Kootenay 1 @ Medicine Hat 4 - Record 3-4-0 - Attendance: 4,002
1 – Peel (2)
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (24 Saves, 3 GA)