ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 21-21-0-1 record (13-8-0-0 at home, 8-13-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will complete a three-game road trip in SASKATOON January 17 before returning home to host VANCOUVER January 20.
ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, nine defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, 11 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 JAEDON DESCHENEAU leads the ICE in road scoring with 25 points (9-16-25)...Forward LUKE PHILP is ranked second (10-11-21)...KOOTENAY holds a 44-23-1-1 lifetime record versus PRINCE ALBERT (23-11-0-1 at home, 21-12-1-0 on the road, 10-2-0 in overtime)...Forward SAM REINHART is three points behind JARRET STOLL for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season points (286)...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN set a new KOOTENAY ICE franchise record with appearances in 29 consecutive games (October 24 - January 9)...HOFLIN leads all WHL netminders in minutes played (2,289) and is ranked second in saves (1,121)...DESCHENEAU sits fifth among all-time franchise points leaders (239 points)...DESCHENEAU is also tied with MAX REINHART for fourth in career assists with 141...DESCHENEAU is two goals shy of 100 career regular season goals...Forward JON MARTIN surpassed 300 career penalty minutes January 14 at MOOSE JAW...PHILP recorded his 100th career regular season assist January 10 versus SASKATOON...PHILP is four appearances short of 200 career WHL regular season games played...Defenseman CALE FLEURY scored his first career WHL goal January 9 versus RED DEER...Forward LEVI CABLE is three points shy of 100 career regular season points...Forward TIM BOZON is four assists short of 150 in his WHL career.
STREAK: Forward MATT ALFARO has recorded five points (1-4-5) in his past five games.
INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 43 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 21-19-2-1, after 44 games 21-20-2-1 and after 45 games 21-20-2-2.
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).