Friday, November 14, 2014

ICE Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 6-13-0-0 record (5-4-0-0 at home, 1-9-0-0 on the road, 2-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...After tonight's game, the ICE visits LETHBRIDGE November 15 before returning home to host MEDICINE HAT November 19.

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, nine 1995-born players, four 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and two 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has seven first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 62-60-13-4 lifetime record versus CALGARY (39-28-4-1 at home, 23-32-9-3 on the road, 4-9-8 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the third of seven meetings this season between the ICE and HITMEN...CALGARY leads the season series 2-0...Forward SAM REINHART captained TEAM WHL at the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES in SASKATOON November 10 and BRANDON November 11, recording one assist...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU also represented the ICE with TEAM WHL while Defenseman RINAT VALIEV dressed for TEAM RUSSIA...REINHART is tied with STEVE DASILVA for fourth in career goals scored (103) with the KOOTENAY franchise...REINHART is eight assists (154) behind JARRET STOLL (162) for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season assists...Forward AUSTIN VETTERL made his 150th regular season appearance in an ICE uniform November 8 versus SWIFT CURRENT... KOOTENAY improved its all-time record in shootouts to 37-28 November 8 against the BRONCOS...DUSTIN SYLVESTER holds the ICE team record for shootout winning goals with five.

INJURIES: Forward KYLE O'CONNOR will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one to two weeks with a lower body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the ICE lineup one to two weeks with an upper body injury...Forward LEVI CABLE will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup two to three weeks with a lower body injury...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup two to four weeks with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 19 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 9-8-2-0, after 20 games 10-8-2-0 and after 21 games 11-8-2-0.

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 JASON CRAMER and BRETT IVERSON...The Linesmen are AIDAN HENDERSON and TYLER JENSEN.