Saturday, November 15, 2014

ICE Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 7-13-0-0 record (6-4-0-0 at home, 1-9-0-0 on the road, 3-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...KOOTENAY has won its last four games…After tonight's game, the ICE return home for a three-game home stand beginning November 19 versus MEDICINE HAT.

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 68-41-13-4 lifetime record versus LETHBRIDGE (41-16-6-2 at home, 27-25-7-2 on the road, 8-12-6 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the second of seven meetings this season between the ICE and HURRICANES, KOOTENAY holds a 1-0 record in the season series...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 four assists (158) behind JARRET STOLL (162) for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season assists...KOOTENAY improved its 2014-15 overtime and shootout record to 4-0 November 14 versus CALGARY, marking the first time in ICE franchise history in which the club has won its first four overtime or shootout games…Forward TIM BOZON scored his first short-handed goal with KOOTENAY November 14 against the HITMEN…Defenseman TYLER KING was a career high plus-four November 14 versus CALGARY.

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 20 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 10-8-2-0, after 21 games 11-8-2-0 and after 22 games 11-9-2-0.

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).