ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 17-17-0-0 record (11-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY will play its final game before the holiday break December 16 at home versus KAMLOOPS.
2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS: Take advantage of great savings all season long with KOOTENAY ICE 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 16 against KAMLOOPS.
ICE OFFICE HOURS: The ICE OFFICE will be closed for the holidays December 18-26 and will re-open at 4:00 pm December 27...SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS will be on sale at the CITY OF CRANBROOK POOL DESK inside WESTERN FINANCIAL PLACE December 18-24...The KOOTENAY ICE BOX OFFICE will be open at noon December 27 for fans wishing to purchase tickets for that evening's game versus CALGARY.
ICE GIFT CARDS: The KOOTENAY ICE now have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS available for purchase…Available in any dollar amount, GIFT CARDS can be used to buy individual game tickets or FLEX PAKS…GIFT CARDS are available at the KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE.
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 www.kootenaycollectibles.com.
DID YOU KNOW: Forward SAM REINHART is attending the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will attend the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp this week for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU surpassed STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders November 12 versus PRINCE ALBERT...DESCHENEAU has 135 career assists, and is now ranked 11th in the WHL in points (17-22-39)...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY played in his 100th career WHL game December 13 versus EDMONTON...Forward MATT ALFARO is one appearance shy of 100 career regular season games played...Defenseman TROY MURRAY is two games short of 100 career appearances...Forward LEVI CABLE surpassed his 2013-14 goal total with his 11th tally of the season December 9 against MEDICINE HAT...The ICE hold an 8-0-0-0 record when scoring the first goal of the game on home ice...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN has played in 22 consecutive games, three off the franchise record (25) set in 2009 by TODD MATHEWS...Three former ICE defensemen (IAN BARTEAUX, JOEY LEACH and JAMES MARTIN) will participate in an ECHL Outdoor Game next month when their FORT WAYNE KOMETS visit the TOLEDO WALLEYE...The WALLEYE will host the first Outdoor Games in ECHL history December 27 versus KALAMAZOO and January 3 against the KOMETS...MARTIN leads all ECHL blueliners in scoring with a career-high 20 points (4-16-20).
INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 34 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 17-15-2-0, after 35 games 17-16-2-0 and after 36 games 18-16-2-0.
Monday, December 15 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Tuesday, December 16 ICE vs. Kamloops 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
DECEMBER 17 - 25 CHRISTMAS BREAK
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, December 9 – Kootenay 1 vs. Medicine Hat 4 – Record 15-17-0-0 – Attendance: 2,016
1 - Cable (11) from Philp and King
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (34 Saves, 3 GA)
Friday, December 12 – Kootenay 3 vs. Prince Albert 2 (OT) – Record 16-17-0-0 – Attendance: 1,979
1 - Philp (13) from Descheneau and Bozon (PP)
2 - Zborosky (8) from Valiev and Bozon (PP)
3 - Zborosky (9) unassisted
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (25 Saves, 2 GA)
Saturday, December 13 – Kootenay 6 vs. Edmonton 3 – Record 17-17-0-0 – Attendance: 2,000
1 - Descheneau (17) from Philp and Bozon (PP)
2 - King (3) from Descheneau and Philp
3 - Zborosky (10) from Alfaro
4 - Alfaro (5) from Zborosky
5 - Allbee (3) from Chynoweth and Vetterl
6 - Chynoweth (1) unassisted (EN)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (24 Saves, 3 GA)