Friday, October 31, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-12-0-0 record (2-3-0-0 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 November 1 versus LETHBRIDGE.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 23 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, four 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 59-64-13-3 lifetime record versus RED DEER (33-29-8-1 at home, 26-35-5-2 on the road, 9-8-8 in overtime)...Tonight marks the third of seven meetings this season between the ICE and REBELS, each team holds a 1-1-0-0 record in the season series...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN is ranked second among WHL netminders in saves with 402...Forward MATT ALFARO recorded his first career multi-goal game (two goals) October 25 at SPOKANE...Forward AUSTIN VETTERL is four appearances shy of 150 regular season games played with KOOTENAY...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU became the 13th ICE player to record 200 career regular season points October 22 at SASKATOON...Tonight's game marks the second Halloween home game in ICE franchise history and first since 2008 (4-2 win versus MEDICINE HAT).

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: The ICE have released Defenseman JORDAN STEENBERGEN to Junior A...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 15 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 7-6-2-0, after 16 games 8-6-2-0 and after 17 games 8-7-2-0.

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 JEFF INGRAM and JORDAN LIGHTBOWN...The Linesmen are MATT SANDERS and GREG SARAUER.