Sunday, November 30, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 12-15-0-0 record (8-5-0-0 at home, 4-10-0-0 on the road, 3-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who holds a 9-2-0-0 record in November, returns home to host SPOKANE December 5.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 1995-born players, three 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 8-6-1-0 lifetime record versus EVERETT (4-2-1-0 at home, 4-4-0-0 on the road, 0-0-1 in overtime)...Forward SAM REINHART became the ICE franchise leader in assists November 21 versus LETHBRIDGE, surpassing JARRET STOLL...REINHART has recorded 169 career regular season assists...Forward LUKE PHILP recorded his 150th career regular season point November 29 at SEATTLE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has been named to the TEAM RUSSIA selection camp roster for the 2015 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS, which begin next month in TORONTO and MONTREAL…VALIEV matched a franchise record for points by a defenseman in one game (five) against the HURRICANES November 21 (1-4-5)...Forward JON MARTIN equaled a franchise record for points in one period (four) November 23 versus MOOSE JAW (1-3-4)...MARTIN appeared in his 200th career regular season game November 23 against the WARRIORS, becoming the sixth current KOOTENAY player to have played 200 games in the WHL...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN earned his second career shutout November 22 at MEDICINE HAT...The 48 saves made by HOFLIN against the TIGERS are the most by any ICE goaltender in a shutout performance, breaking a record set March 6, 1998 by CLAYTON POOL (45 saves)...Forward MATT ALFARO recorded a career high three points (1-2-3) November 23 against MOOSE JAW.

SCORING STREAKS: Forward SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his ten games with KOOTENAY this season (6-16-22)...REINHART has compiled eight multi-point games this season… Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past nine games (7-8-15).

TRANSACTION / INJURY: Forward KYLE O'CONNOR (January 30, 1996) has retired from hockey in order to pursue educational opportunities...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 27 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 14-11-2-0, after 28 games 15-11-2-0 and after 29 games 15-12-2-0.

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).