Monday, December 1, 2014

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 13-15-0-0 record (8-5-0-0 at home, 5-10-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY, who recorded a 10-2-0-0 record in the month of November, will host SPOKANE December 5 before away matchups with the CHIEFS December 6 and TRI-CITY December 7.

A&W TEDDY BEAR TOSS: The A&W TEDDY BEAR TOSS NIGHT will take place December 5 when the ICE host the SPOKANE CHIEFS...Fans in attendance are encouraged to bring new and unused toques, mittens and teddy bears to launch onto the ice after KOOTENAY scores their first goal.

2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS: Take advantage of great savings all season long with 2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS...Purchase a walk-up ticket for any Tuesday regular season game and receive a ticket of equal value for free...Enjoy 2 FOR 1 savings on concession items as well including popcorn, hot dogs and fountain drinks...This offer may not be combined with any other promotion and restaurant seating does not apply...The next 2 FOR 1 TUESDAY is December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT.

ICE MERCHANDISE: Have an ICE fan on your holiday shopping list? Visit FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 11A - 14th Avenue South for a wide range of KOOTENAY ICE merchandise including jerseys, t-shirts, hats and souvenirs...For more information, call FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 250-426-5995 or visit their website at

ROSTER UPDATE: 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: Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL players on the 29-player roster...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward TIM BOZON recorded his 250th career WHL point November 30 at EVERETT...Forward LUKE PHILP registered his 150th career WHL point November 29 at SEATTLE...KOOTENAY led all WHL teams in points during the month of November with 20 (10-2-0-0)...The ICE have scored a power-play goal in eight consecutive games...KOOTENAY is one of five WHL teams (PRINCE ALBERT, PRINCE GEORGE, TRI-CITY and VANCOUVER) who remain undefeated in overtime and in shootouts this season.

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART has scored at least one point in each of his 11 games with the ICE this season (6-17-23)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past ten games (7-10-17)...LUKE PHILP has registered points in his last five games (2-6-8).

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

ONE YEAR AGO: After 28 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 15-11-2-0, after 29 games 15-12-2-0 and after 30 games 15-13-2-0.

Tuesday December 2 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday December 3 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday December 4 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday December 5 ICE vs. Spokane 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday December 6 ICE at Spokane 8:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday December 7 ICE at Tri-City 6:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

Friday, November 28 – Kootenay 2 at Portland 5 – Record 11-15-0-0 – Attendance: 6,698
1 - Bozon (7) from Descheneau and Philp (PP)
2 - Reinhart (5) from Descheneau and Bozon (PP)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (22 Saves, 5 GA)

Saturday, November 29 – Kootenay 5 at Seattle 2 – Record 12-15-0-0 – Attendance: 3,564
1 - Zborosky (7) from Cable and King
2 - Bozon (8) from Reinhart and Philp (PP)
3 - Philp (11) from Descheneau
4 - Reinhart (6) from Philp and Bozon (pp)
5 - Descheneau (15) from Alfaro and Hoflin (EN)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (16 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, November 30 – Kootenay 4 at Everett 3 (OT) – Record 13-15-0-0 – Attendance: 3,212
1 - Bozon (9) from Descheneau
2 - Valiev (4) from Philp and Descheneau (PP)
3 - Faith (1) from Alfaro and Martin
4 - King (2) from Bozon and Reinhart
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (19 Saves, 3 GA)