ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 28-26-0-1 record (18-11-0-0 at home, 10-15-0-1 on the road, 6-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will conclude a season-high seven game home stand February 15 versus SASKATOON.
ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 25 players (three 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 three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.
DID YOU KNOW: Forward LUKE PHILP leads the ICE in home scoring with 35 points (11-24-35)…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is ranked second (15-18-33)...KOOTENAY hold a 34-27-8-0 lifetime record versus MOOSE JAW (20-11-3-0 at home, 14-16-5-0 on the road, 6-4-4 in overtime)...Tonight marks the fourth and final meeting this season between the ICE and WARRIORS...The home team has won all three previous encounters...Forward SAM REINHART was named the STEEPLES CONSTRUCTION PLAYER OF THE MONTH for January...REINHART recorded 14 points (4-10-14) in 12 games played, including a ten-game point streak from January 10-30... REINHART is three points short of 300 career points...DESCHENEAU recorded his 250th career point with an assist February 6 versus BRANDON...DESCHENEAU is the fifth player in franchise history to reach the 250-point mark with the ICE (SAM REINHART, JARRET STOLL, NIGEL DAWES, DUSTIN SYLVESTER)...DESCHENEAU and Forward TIM BOZON both recorded their 150th career assists February 11 versus MEDICINE HAT...Forward LEVI CABLE played in his 250th career game February 11 against the TIGERS...Assistant Coach JAY HENDERSON earned his fifth career coaching victory February 11 versus MEDICINE HAT...HENDERSON holds a 5-4-0-1 coaching record having previously acted as Head Coach December 13, 2013 - January 5, 2014.
TRANSACTION / INJURY: KOOTENAY has recalled goaltender DECLAN HOBBS (August 19, 1998) from the SASKATOON CONTACTS of the SASKATCHEWAN MIDGET HOCKEY LEAGUE...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 55 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 30-21-2-2, after 56 games 31-21-2-2 and after 57 games 31-22-2-2.
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 TYLER ADAIR and MATT CASSIDY...The Linesmen are MICHAEL BOISVERT and JIM MANIAGO.