Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-7-0-0 record (2-1-0-0 at home, 1-6-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...After tonight's game, the ICE complete a two-game road trip October 22 in SASKATOON before returning home to host CALGARY October 24.

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 43-22-0-1 lifetime record versus PRINCE ALBERT (22-10-0-1 at home, 21-12-0-0 on the road, 9-2-0 in overtime)...The ICE posted a 2-2-0-0 record against the RAIDERS during the 2013-14 season (2-0-0-0 at home, 0-2-0-0 on the road)...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first career WHL shutout (34 saves) October 18 versus REGINA...Defenseman TROY MURRAY scored his first career WHL goal October 18 against the PATS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game October 18 versus REGINA...For the second consecutive year, 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...KOOTENAY has accumulated the third-fewest penalty minutes (137) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE.

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward VINCE LOSCHIAVO will be out of the ICE lineup day to day with an upper body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one to two weeks with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After ten games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 5-4-1-0, after 11 games 5-5-1-0 and after 12 games 6-5-1-0.

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).