ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 27-23-0-1 record (17-8-0-0 at home, 10-15-0-1 on the road, 6-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, winners of five of the last six games, will host BRANDON for two games February 6 and 7.
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 LUKE PHILP leads the ICE in home scoring with 32 points (10-22-32)…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is ranked second (14-16-30)...KOOTENAY holds an 18-15-5-0 lifetime record versus KELOWNA (8-7-3-0 at home, 10-8-2-0 on the road, 1-2-3 in overtime)...The ICE recorded the 700th win in club history dating back to the inaugural 1996-97 season in EDMONTON January 30 versus REGINA (700-516-131)...KOOTENAY has won four consecutive home games…Forward TIM BOZON became the fourth ICE player to reach 20 goals this season (DESCHENEAU, PHILP, LEVI CABLE) with his tally January 28 at LETHBRIDGE...BOZON tallied his 100th point with KOOTENAY (assist) January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...BOZON is one assist away from 150 in his WHL career…Forward AUSTIN WELLSBY scored his first career WHL goal (a game-winner) January 25 versus PRINCE GEORGE...Goaltender KEELAN WILLIAMS earned his first career WHL victory January 25 against the COUGARS (26 saves)...DESCHENEAU scored his 100th career WHL goal January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...DESCHENEAU is one point shy of 250 career WHL points, and two assists short of 150 career helpers...CABLE collected his 100th career WHL point (assist) January 24 against the BRONCOS...Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH made his 200th career WHL appearance January 30 against the PATS…Forward AUSTIN VETTERL played in his 250th career WHL game January 24 versus the BRONCOS...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN celebrates his 20th birthday today.
INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.
STREAK: SAM REINHART has collected points in each of his past ten games (4-10-14).
ONE YEAR AGO: After 51 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 26-21-2-2, after 52 games 27-21-2-2 and after 53 games 28-21-2-2.
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).
TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are TREVOR SHIVELY and JEFF INGRAM...The Linesmen are JEREMI DEL CAMPO and ANTHONY GUZZO.