ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 30-27-1-1 record (19-12-1-0 at home, 11-15-0-1 on the road, 6-1 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will continue a stretch of five consecutive away games February 24 at SWIFT CURRENT.
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 31 points (10-21-31)...Forward LUKE PHILP is ranked second with 26 points (12-14-26)...KOOTENAY holds a 49-29-7-4 lifetime record versus SPOKANE (28-12-2-2 at home, 21-17-5-2 on the road, 8-9-2 in overtime)...Tonight marks the fifth and final meeting this season between the ICE and CHIEFS with KOOTENAY holding a 3-1-0-0 record in the season series...Tonight also marks the final regular season game for the ICE against WESTERN CONFERENCE competition with KOOTENAY holding an 8-5-0-0 record in inter-conference games…Forward SAM REINHART became the first player in ICE history to record 300 career points February 20 versus EDMONTON...JAEDON DESCHENEAU played in his 250th game February 20 against the OIL KINGS...Forward MATT ALFARO matched a career high with three points (two goals, one assist) February 17 at LETHBRIDGE...ALFARO also recorded his first career power play goal February 17 against the HURRICANES...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN surpassed 5,000 career minutes played February 17 at LETHBRIDGE...KOOTENAY matched a franchise record for fastest goal from the start of a period away from home (TIM BOZON, 0:08 third period) February 17 against the HURRICANES...The record was originally set December 18, 1998 by STEVE McCARTHY at RED DEER...BOZON, who has scored 12 goals in his last 13 games, recorded his second hat-trick of 2015 February 15 against the BLADES...Defenseman TANNER LISHCHYNSKY played in his 100th career game February 20 against EDMONTON...Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH made his 100th appearance in an ICE uniform February 20 versus the OIL KINGS...Assistant Coach JAY HENDERSON posted a 1-1-0-0 record as acting head coach February 11 and February 13...HENDERSON now holds a career coaching record of 5-5-1-0, having previously acted as head coach from December 13, 2013 - January 4, 2014...KOOTENAY scored five goals in a period for the second time this season February 11 versus the TIGERS (second period).
INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 59 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 33-22-2-2, after 60 games 34-22-2-2 and after 61 games 35-22-2-2.
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).