ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 2-3-0-0 record (1-0-0-0 at home, 1-3-0-0 on the road) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY will play its next three games on the road continuing October 9 in MOOSE JAW...The next home action for the ICE is a return engagement with REGINA on October 17.
ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 23 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of two 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 35-23-4-2 lifetime record versus REGINA (19-8-2-2 at home, 16-15-2-0 on the road, 5-3-2-2 in overtime)...The ICE finished with a 3-1-0-0 record against the PATS during the 2013-14 season...Forward VINCE LOSCHIAVO scored his first career WHL goal October 4 at CALGARY...Forward RIVER BEATTIE collected his first career point (assist) October 4 against the HITMEN...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded five game-winning goals in the last 16 games he has played...DESCHENEAU is also four appearances shy of 200 career WHL regular season games played...Forward LUKE PHILP recorded his fifth career two-goal game October 4 at CALGARY...Defenseman TYLER KING matched a career high with three points in one game (0-3-3) October 4 versus the HITMEN...The ICE have accumulated the fewest penalty minutes (55) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE this season.
INJURIES: Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY line up one week with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the ICE line up one to three weeks with a lower body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After five games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 2-2-1-0, after six games 3-2-1-0 and after seven games 3-3-1-0.
DRAFTED PLAYERS: 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).