ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 15-16-0-0 record (9-5-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY, who has won 12 of its past 15 games, will play its next five contests on home ice beginning December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT.
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...Join us for KOOTENAY ICE 2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT and December 16 against KAMLOOPS.
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.
SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: Give the gift of a SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAK this holiday season…Each FLEX PAK contains seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility...Adult FLEX PAKS are $140.00, Seniors $112.00, Students $98.00 and Youth $70.00...Visit the ICE office or call 250-417-0322 for more information.
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.
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 invitees on the 29-player roster...REINHART is five points behind JARRET STOLL for the franchise lead in career regular season points…STOLL recorded 286 total regular season points during his career with the ICE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is tied with STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders (132)...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY put up his first career multi-assist game December 6 at SPOKANE (two assists)…ZBOROSKY is three games short of 100 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward MATT ALFARO is four games shy of 100 career regular season games played...The ICE have scored a power play goal in ten of the past 11 games...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN is ranked second in the WHL in minutes played (1,624) and saves (797)...Former KOOTENAY captain NIGEL DAWES (BARYS ASTANA) recorded his 150th career KHL point December 1 versus SALAVAT YULAEV...DAWES has also reached the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive KHL season.
SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his 14 games with KOOTENAY this season (8-19-27)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past 13 games (8-13-21)...TIM BOZON has registered points in his last seven games (6-5-11).
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 31 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 15-14-2-0, after 32 games 16-14-2-0 and after 33 games 16-15-2-0.
Tuesday December 9 ICE vs. Medicine Hat 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday December 10 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday December 11 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday December 12 ICE vs. Prince Albert 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday December 13 ICE vs. Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, December 5 – Kootenay 2 vs. Spokane 1 – Record 14-15-0-0 – Attendance: 2,287
1 - Descheneau (16) from Philp and Cable
2 - Reinhart (7) from Philp and Bozon (PP)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (31 Saves, 1 GA)
Saturday, December 6 – Kootenay 3 at Spokane 2 – Record 15-15-0-0 – Attendance: 5,565
1 - Bozon (10) from Reinhart and Zborosky
2 - Reinhart (8) from Allbee and Zborosky
3 - Cable (10) from Descheneau and Faith
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (34 Saves, 2 GA)
Sunday, December 7 – Kootenay 4 at Tri-City 5 – Record 15-16-0-0 – Attendance: 3,121
1 - Bozon (11) from Valiev and Descheneau (PP)
2 - Vetterl (3) from Martin
3 - Bozon (12) from Valiev and Reinhart (SH)
4 - Philp (12) from Valiev and Descheneau (PP)
Goaltenders: Wyatt Hoflin (21 Saves, 5 GA), Keelan Williams (5 Saves, 0 GA)