Monday, January 12, 2015

ICE Weekly Update

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 21-20-0-1 record (13-8-0-0 at home, 8-12-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and eighth place in the new playoff wildcard standings...KOOTENAY, who are 6-3-0-1 in the last ten games, will begin a three-game EAST DIVISION road trip January 14 in MOOSE JAW before stops in PRINCE ALBERT January 16 and SASKATOON January 17.

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.

FAMILY SUNDAYS: Bring the whole family to a KOOTENAY ICE game with our new FAMILY SUNDAY offer...At each Sunday regular season home game, fans can purchase four tickets, four regular soft drinks, and four concession food items (hot dog, pizza slice or small popcorn) for $52.00...Children under 12 can also eat for free from the COYOTE JACK'S RESTAURANT Kid's Menu on FAMILY SUNDAYS when dining with parents...The next FAMILY SUNDAY is January 25 against PRINCE GEORGE...For more information, contact the ICE office at 250-417-0322.

DID YOU KNOW: Forward SAM REINHART is four points behind JARRET STOLL for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season points (286)...Forward LUKE PHILP registered his 100th career assist January 10 versus SASKATOON...PHILP is five games short of 200 career regular season games played...Forward LEVI CABLE was named the STEEPLES CONSTRUCTION PLAYER OF THE MONTH for December with 11 points (7-4-11), including a five point outing versus CALGARY December 27...CABLE is three points shy of 100 career WHL points...Defenseman CALE FLEURY scored his first career WHL goal January 9 versus RED DEER...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is two goals away from 100 career regular season tallies...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...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN set a new KOOTENAY ICE franchise record with appearances in 29 consecutive games (October 24 - January 9)...HOFLIN is ranked second among WHL netminders in minutes played (2,231) and saves (1,107)...Former ICE forward KEVIN KING (UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY DINOS) put up four points (1-3-4), including a short-handed goal, in a two-game sweep of the SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES January 9 and 10...The DINOS (15-7-0) are ranked second in the CIS CANADA WEST CONFERENCE, and are led in scoring by former KOOTENAY forward ELGIN PEARCE (12-11-23).

TRANSACTION / INJURY: KOOTENAY acquired Defenseman LENNY HACKMAN (January 30, 1995) from the LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES in exchange for a 12th round selection in the 2015 WHL BANTAM DRAFT on January 8...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 42 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 20-19-2-1, after 43 games 21-19-2-1 and after 44 games 21-20-2-1.

Monday, January 12 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday, January 14 ICE at Moose Jaw 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Friday, January 16 ICE at Prince Albert 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday, January 17 ICE at Saskatoon 6:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

Friday, January 9 – Kootenay 1 vs. Red Deer 3 – Record 21-19-0-1 – Attendance: 2,596
1 - Fleury (1) from Philp and Vetterl
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (19 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, January 10 – Kootenay 4 vs. Saskatoon 6 – Record 21-20-0-1 – Attendance: 2,309
1 - Cable (18) from Lishchynsky and Philp
2 - Cable (19) from Philp and King
3 - Bozon (14) from Reinhart and Fleury
4 - Philp (18) from Alfaro and Murray
Goaltender: Keelan Williams (35 Saves, 6 GA)