Friday, October 17, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 2-6-0-0 record (1-0-0-0 at home, 1-5-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...KOOTENAY will play nine of its next 12 games on home ice...After tonight's game, the ICE host VICTORIA October 18.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: 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: KOOTENAY holds a 35-24-4-2 lifetime record versus REGINA (19-8-2-2 at home, 16-16-2-0 on the road, 5-3-2-2 in overtime)...Goaltender KEELAN WILLIAMS made his first career WHL start October 9 at MOOSE JAW (35 saves, First Star)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU has been named to TEAM WHL for the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES November 10 in SASKATOON and November 11 in BRANDON...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...On this day in 2011, DESCHENEAU scored his first career WHL goal at LETHBRIDGE...Forward LUKE PHILP scored his first career short-handed goal October 9 against the WARRIORS...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY celebrated his 18th birthday October 15...The ICE have accumulated the third-fewest penalty minutes (112) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE.

INJURIES: 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.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), RINAT VALIEV - Toronto Maple Leafs (3rd Round, 2014 NHL Draft), JAEDON DESCHENEAU - St. Louis Blues (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft), TANNER FAITH – Minnesota Wild (5th Round, 2014 NHL Draft).

TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are REID ANDERSON and DEREK ZALASKI...The Linesmen are MIKE BOISVERT and JUSTIN SLIMM.