Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ICE Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 8-13-0-0 record (6-4-0-0 at home, 2-9-0-0 on the road, 3-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest the ICE, winners of five consecutive games, will play three times in as many nights beginning with a home date versus LETHBRIDGE November 21.

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 63-38-9-1 lifetime record versus MEDICINE HAT (38-14-4-1 at home, 25-24-5-0 on the road, 5-6-6 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the first of seven meetings this season between the ICE and TIGERS, with the two sides slated to meet again in MEDICINE HAT November 22...Forward SAM REINHART has been named the DENNY'S WHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK for the week ending November 16...REINHART recorded seven points (1-6-7) in two games, and surpassed STEVE DASILVA for fourth in KOOTENAY ICE franchise history in career goals scored (104) with his goal November 15 at LETHBRIDGE...REINHART is two assists (160) 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 LUKE PHILP became the 25th player in KOOTENAY ICE franchise history to record ten or more regular season game-winning goals with his tally November 15 against the HURRICANES...PHILP matched a career high with four points (2-2-4) November 14 versus CALGARY...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN surpassed 3,000 career regular season minutes played November 15 at LETHBRIDGE...Defenseman CALE FLEURY celebrates his 16th birthday today.

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

ONE YEAR AGO: After 21 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 11-8-2-0, after 22 games 11-9-2-0 and after 23 games 11-10-2-0.

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 FRASER LAWRENCE and COLIN WATT...The Linesmen are MICHAEL BOISVERT and JUSTIN SLIMM.