Friday, October 24, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-9-0-0 record (2-1-0-0 at home, 1-8-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...After tonight's game, the ICE visit SPOKANE October 25 before beginning a six-game home stand October 28 versus PRINCE ALBERT.

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 62-59-13-4 lifetime record versus CALGARY (39-27-4-1 at home, 23-32-9-3 on the road, 4-9-8 in overtime)...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...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first career WHL shutout (34 saves) October 17 versus REGINA...HOFLIN is ranked fourth among WHL goaltenders in saves with 294...Defenseman TROY MURRAY scored his first career WHL goal October 17 against the PATS.

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with a lower 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 12 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 6-5-1-0, after 13 games 6-5-2-0 and after 14 games 6-6-2-0.

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 JASON CRAMER and CLAYTON HALL...The Linesmen are TYLER JENSEN and JUSTIN SLIMM.