Friday, November 7, 2014

ICE Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 4-13-0-0 record (3-4-0-0 at home, 1-9-0-0 on the road, 2-0-0 in overtime)...After tonight's game, the ICE continues its six-game home stand November 8 versus SWIFT CURRENT.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 15 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 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.

2014-15 CAPTAINS: The KOOTENAY ICE have chosen captains for the 2014-15 season...For the second consecutive year, SAM REINHART will be ICE captain...LUKE PHILP and JAEDON DESCHENEAU will serve as alternate captains, while RINAT VALIEV and AUSTIN VETTERL will rotate as the third alternate captain.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 23-15-3-2 lifetime record versus EDMONTON (14-5-1-1 at home, 9-10-2-1 on the road, 5-3-2 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the second of six meetings this season between the ICE and OIL KINGS...EDMONTON leads the season series 1-0...Forward SAM REINHART has been named captain of TEAM WHL for the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES in SASKATOON November 10 and BRANDON November 11...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU will also represent the ICE with TEAM WHL while Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will suit up for TEAM RUSSIA...REINHART is nine assists (153) behind JARRET STOLL (162) for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season assists...VALIEV and Forward LEVI CABLE each matched career highs with three points November 1 versus LETHBRIDGE...DESCHENEAU scored his third career regular season overtime goal November 1 against the HURRICANES and sits one overtime goal behind MICHAEL BUSTO for the ICE franchise lead...Forward AUSTIN VETTERL is two appearances shy of 150 regular season games played with the ICE.

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: The ICE have added Forward SAM REINHART from the BUFFALO SABRES of the NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE...Forward KYLE O'CONNOR will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the ICE lineup one week with an upper body injury...Defenseman TYLER KING will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one week with a lower body injury...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 17 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 8-7-2-0, after 18 games 9-7-2-0 and after 19 games 9-8-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: SAM REINHART - Buffalo Sabres (1st Round, 2014 NHL Draft), 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 TYLER ADAIR and KEVIN WEBINGER...The Linesmen are CORY LUNDQUIST and MIKE ROBERTS