ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 21-18-0-1 record (13-6-0-0 at home, 8-12-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts) and in fourth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY, who are 6-1-0-1 in the past eight games, will play the next two contests on home ice beginning January 9 versus RED DEER.
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 January 20 versus VANCOUVER.
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 (CANADA) and Defenseman RINAT VALIEV (RUSSIA) will face each other in the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP Gold Medal Game tonight in TORONTO...REINHART is tied for second in tournament scoring with ten points (4-6-10)…Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN holds the franchise record for most consecutive appearances in goal (28), breaking the previous mark of 25 (TODD MATHEWS) December 30 at MEDICINE HAT…HOFLIN set a new career high for saves in a game with 51 December 27 against CALGARY...HOFLIN leads all WHL goaltenders in minutes played (2,172) and is ranked second in saves (1,088)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is tied for seventh in WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE scoring with 49 points (21-28-49)…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 LUKE PHILP is three assists short of 100 career regular season assists...Defenseman TYLER KING played in his 200th career WHL regular season game January 3 at EDMONTON...Forward JON MARTIN recorded his second multi-goal game of the season (two goals) January 2 at RED DEER…Both of MARTIN’s multi-goal games this season have come on the road against the REBELS…KOOTENAY has been assessed the fewest penalty minutes (410) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE…Former ICE forward ARNAUD JACQUEMET was part of the GENEVE-SERVETTE HC side that captured the SPENGLER CUP last week in SWITZERLAND...Former KOOTENAY forward MATT FRASER was acquired December 29 by the EDMONTON OILERS...FRASER has scored two goals in his first four games with the OILERS.
TRANSACTION / INJURY: KOOTENAY has added Defenseman TANNER LISHCHYNSKY (January 5, 1995) from the FLIN FLON BOMBERS of the SASKATCHEWAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 40 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 19-18-2-1, after 41 games 19-19-2-1 and after 42 games 20-19-2-1.
Monday January 5 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Tuesday January 6 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday January 7 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday January 8 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday January 9 ICE vs. Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday January 10 ICE vs. Saskatoon 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, December 30 – Kootenay 4 at Medicine Hat 5 (SO) – Record 20-17-0-1 – Attendance: 4,006
1 - Descheneau (20) from Philp and Fleury
2 - King (5) from Descheneau and Philp (PP)
3 - Philp (16) from Descheneau
4 - Philp (17) from Bozon and Descheneau
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (26 Saves, 4 GA)
Friday, January 2 – Kootenay 5 at Red Deer 3 – Record 21-17-0-1 – Attendance: 4,845
1 - Cable (17) from Alfaro
2 - Descheneau (21) from Bozon
3 - Martin (5) from Alfaro
4 - Martin (6) unassisted
5 - Chynoweth (3) from Martin and Lishchynsky
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (38 Saves, 3 GA)
Saturday, January 3 – Kootenay 1 at Edmonton 3 – Record 21-18-0-1 – Attendance: 6,492
1 - Alfaro (6) from King and Vetterl
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (29 Saves, 2 GA)