ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 9-14-0-0 record (7-5-0-0 at home, 2-9-0-0 on the road, 3-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who has won six of its last seven games, will 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 63-39-9-1 lifetime record versus MEDICINE HAT (38-15-4-1 at home, 25-24-5-0 on the road, 5-6-6 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the second of seven meetings this season between the ICE and TIGERS...Forward SAM REINHART surpassed JARRET STOLL for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season assists November 21 versus LETHBRIDGE…REINHART now has 164 career helpers, while STOLL finished his WHL career with 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...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV recorded a career-high five points November 21 against the HURRICANES (1-4-5)…Forward JON MARTIN is two appearances shy of 200 career regular season games played with KOOTENAY.
SCORING STREAKS: Forward SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his six games with KOOTENAY this season (4-11-15)…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU has tallied at least one point in his last five games (3-4-7)…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has recorded at least one point in each of his last four games (1-7-8).
INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup one to three weeks with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 23 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 11-10-2-0, after 24 games 12-10-2-0 and after 25 games 12-11-2-0.
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).