Cranbrook, BC – Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced eight players will be attending National Hockey League Training Camps.
Leading the group of ICE players is forward, and second overall selection in this past June's NHL Entry Draft Sam Reinhart, who will attend Buffalo Sabres camp. Fellow forwards Jaedon Descheneau (St. Louis Blues) and Tim Bozon (Montreal Canadiens), defensemen Rinat Valiev (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Tanner Faith (Minnesota Wild), along with goaltender Mackenzie Skapski (New York Rangers) will all participate in their respective NHL camps as drafted players. In addition, forwards Luke Philp (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Jon Martin (Vancouver Canucks) have also been invited to attend NHL camps next month.
"Our organization is extremely proud to see eight roster players attend NHL camps this September," said Chynoweth. "The opportunity to participate in a training camp at the NHL level will be a rewarding and learning experience for each of them, and we're hopeful that experience will carry over into the upcoming season."
Kootenay ICE Training Camp begins Wednesday, August 27th at Western Financial Place, running through Sunday, August 31st with the annual United Way Black / White Intrasquad Game beginning at 12:00 pm.
Cranbrook, BC – Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced all proceeds from the 16th annual Black / White Intrasquad Game will once again be donated to the Cranbrook and Kimberley United Way.
The Black / White Intrasquad Game is scheduled for Sunday, August 31st at Western Financial Place beginning at 12:00 pm. The game will feature players competing to earn a spot on the 2014-2015 ICE roster along with top bantam draft selections.
“We are proud to continue a tradition of partnering with charitable organizations within our local community. Over the past 15 years, more than $30,000.00 has been raised for the Cranbrook and Kimberley United Way through this event,” said Chynoweth.
Fans wishing to attend the Black / White Intrasquad Game are asked to bring a minimum donation to the Cranbrook and Kimberley United Way of $5.00 per person.