Tuesday, October 14, 2014

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 2-6-0-0 record (1-0-0-0 at home, 1-6-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will play its next two games on home ice beginning October 17 versus REGINA.

SINGLE GAME TICKETS: Individual game tickets for all remaining regular season home games are now on sale...Visit the ICE office or call 250-417-0322 to secure your seat for the biggest games of the 2014-15 season.

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are now available to purchase at the ICE Office…You get seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility...The first 100 FLEX PAKS purchased will include a golf voucher for WILDSTONE GOLF COURSE…Adult FLEX PAKS are $140.00, Seniors $112.00, Students $98.00 and Youth $70.00.

PEPSI KIDS CLUB: Memberships for the PEPSI KOOTENAY ICE KIDS CLUB are now on sale...For only $17.00, kids aged five to 12 receive an official membership card, gift, and punch card enabling them to attend up to eight ICE home games for only $5.00 per game...KIDS CLUB members also receive exclusive access to three events (Skate with the ICE, Tobogganing with the ICE, Movie with the ICE) this season!

REPLICA JERSEYS AVAILABLE: KOOTENAY ICE REPLICA JERSEYS are now available for purchase at FIRST IMPRESSIONS...Visit their store location at 11A - 14th Avenue South for a wide selection of ICE merchandise...Fans can also call FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 250-426-5995 or order online at www.kootenaycollectibles.com.

JOIN OUR TEAM: The KOOTENAY ICE are expanding their volunteer base and are currently seeking Ushers for the 2014-15 season...Prospective volunteers should be physically able to climb stairs and possess a friendly, professional demeanor...Interested applicants are invited to contact the ICE office at 417-0322 or email info@kootenayice.net.

ROSTER UPDATE: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: Goaltender KEELAN WILLIAMS made his first career WHL start October 9 at MOOSE JAW (35 saves, First Star)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU recorded his sixth career WHL hat-trick (fourth in regular season play) October 8 at REGINA...DESCHENEAU is two points shy of 200 career regular season points, and needs to appear in one game to reach 200 regular season games played...Forward LUKE PHILP scored his first career short-handed goal October 9 against the WARRIORS...Seven former KOOTENAY ICE players appeared on NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE opening-day rosters (ADAM CRACKNELL - COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS, CODY EAKIN - DALLAS STARS, MATT FRASER - BOSTON BRUINS, BRAYDEN McNABB - LOS ANGELES KINGS, ROMAN POLAK - TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, SAM REINHART - BUFFALO SABRES, JARRET STOLL - LOS ANGELES KINGS).

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: The ICE have added Forward TIM BOZON (March 24, 1994) from the HAMILTON BULLDOGS of the AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with an upper body injury...Forward VINCE LOSCHIAVO will be out of the ICE lineup one week with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the KOOTENAY line up two weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After eight games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 4-3-1-0, after nine games 4-4-1-0 and after ten games 5-4-1-0.

Tuesday, October 14 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday, October 15 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday, October 16 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday, October 17 ICE vs. Regina 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday, October 18 ICE vs. Victoria 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

Wednesday, October 8 – Kootenay 4 @ Regina 5 – Record 2-4-0-0 – Attendance: 3,209
1 - Descheneau (3) from Philp
2 - Descheneau (4) from Philp and King (PP)
3 - Descheneau (5) from Cable
4 - Cable (1) from Descheneau, Faith
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (42 Saves, 5 GA)

Thursday, October 9 – Kootenay 1 @ Moose Jaw 3 – Record 2-5-0-0 – Attendance: 3,319
1 - Philp (4) from Descheneau (SH)
Goaltender: Keelan Williams (35 Saves, 3 GA)

Friday, October 10 – Kootenay 0 @ Swift Current 5 – Record 2-6-0-0 – Attendance: 2,092
Goaltenders: Keelan Williams (22 Saves, 5 GA), Wyatt Hoflin (5 Saves, 0 GA)