ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight'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)...After tonight's game, the ICE continues its six-game home stand with games October 31 against RED DEER and November 1 versus LETHBRIDGE.
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 43-23-0-1 lifetime record versus PRINCE ALBERT (22-10-0-1 at home, 21-13-0-0 on the road, 9-2-0 in overtime)...Tonight marks the second of four meetings this season between the ICE and RAIDERS after PRINCE ALBERT posted a 3-2 victory October 21......The home team has won each of the last five games between the ICE and RAIDERS...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 with KOOTENAY October 24 versus CALGARY…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU became the 13th ICE player to record 200 career regular season points October 22 at SASKATOON...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...Defenseman TYLER KING will be out of the ICE lineup two to three weeks with a lower 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.
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 RYAN BENBOW and TREVOR SHIVELY...The Linesmen are ANTHONY GUZZO and JEREMI DEL CAMPO.