ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 8-14-0-0 record (6-5-0-0 at home, 2-9-0-0 on the road, 3-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest the ICE will visit MEDICINE HAT November 22 before returning home to host MOOSE JAW November 23.
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 69-41-13-4 lifetime record versus LETHBRIDGE (41-16-6-2 at home, 28-25-7-2 on the road, 8-12-6 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the third of seven meetings this season between the ICE and HURRICANES...KOOTENAY has won both of the previous two encounters...Forward SAM REINHART is tied with JARRET STOLL for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season assists (162)...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 last week...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY and Defenseman TROY MURRAY were both named this week to NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING'S November Players to Watch List...ZBOROSKY is rated as a "B" level prospect while MURRAY is listed as a "C" level prospect for the 2015 NHL ENTRY DRAFT...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 at LETHBRIDGE...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 against the HURRICANES.
SCORING STREAKS: Forward SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his five games with KOOTENAY this season (4-9-13)…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU has tallied at least one point in his last four games (2-3-5)…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has recorded an assist in each of his last three games (0-3-3).
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 22 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 11-9-2-0, after 23 games 11-10-2-0 and after 24 games 12-10-2-0.
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 MIKE CAMPBELL and KEVIN WEBINGER...The Linesmen are TYLER JENSEN and MIKE ROBERTS.