Monday, October 27, 2014

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 3-11-0-0 record (2-2-0-0 at home, 1-9-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...After playing ten of its first 14 games away from home, KOOTENAY begins a six-game home stand October 28 versus PRINCE ALBERT.

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 first KOOTENAY ICE 2 FOR 1 TUESDAY is October 28 versus PRINCE ALBERT.

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!

ICE SUITE RENTALS: Enjoy a night with the KOOTENAY ICE from one of our LUXURY SUITES...Amenities include food and bar service, private arena entrance and washrooms...LUXURY SUITES at WESTERN FINANCIAL PLACE can accommodate up to 12 people...For more information, contact the ICE office at 250-417-0322.

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: Forward MATT ALFARO recorded his first career multi-goal game (two goals) October 25 at SPOKANE...Forward TIM BOZON and Defenseman RINAT VALIEV both made their 2014-15 season debuts October 24 versus CALGARY...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU became the 13th ICE player to record 200 career regular season points October 22 at SASKATOON...Forward RIVER BEATTIE scored his first career WHL goal October 21 at PRINCE ALBERT...Former KOOTENAY Forward SAM REINHART (BUFFALO SABRES) collected his first career NHL point (assist) October 25 at SAN JOSE...Former ICE Goaltender MACKENZIE SKAPSKI (HARTFORD WOLF PACK) posted a shutout (16 saves) in his first career AHL start October 26 against NORFOLK.

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the ICE lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 14 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 6-6-2-0, after 15 games 7-6-2-0 and after 16 games 8-6-2-0.

Monday, October 27 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Tuesday, October 28 ICE vs. Prince Albert 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday, October 29 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday, October 30 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday, October 31 ICE vs. Red Deer 8:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday, November 1 ICE vs. Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

Tuesday, October 21 – Kootenay 2 at Prince Albert 3 – Record 3-8-0-0 – Attendance: 2,071
1 - Cable (2) from Descheneau and Philp
2 - Beattie (1) from Zborosky
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (33 Saves, 3 GA)

Wednesday, October 22 – Kootenay 2 at Saskatoon 5 – Record 3-9-0-0 – Attendance: 3,498
1 - Zborosky (3) from Beattie and Vetterl
2 - Descheneau (6) from Philp and Cable
Goaltender: Keelan Williams (35 Saves, 5 GA)

Friday, October 24 – Kootenay 2 vs. Calgary 9 – Record 3-10-0-0 – Attendance: 2,210
1 - Descheneau (7) from Bozon and Philp
2 - Murray (2) from Faith and O'Connor
Goaltenders: Wyatt Hoflin (26 Saves, 5 GA), Keelan Williams (7 Saves, 4 GA)

Saturday, October 25 – Kootenay 3 at Spokane 4 – Record 3-11-0-0 – Attendance: 5,127
1 - Alfaro (1) unassisted
2 - Alfaro (2) from Chynoweth and Valiev
3 - Zborosky (4) from Chynoweth
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (41 Saves, 4 GA)