ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 32-27-1-2 record (19-12-1-0 at home, 13-15-0-2 on the road, 6-1 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who have collected points in six consecutive outings, will face BRANDON in the second of two weekend meetings February 28 to complete a five-game road trip.
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 36 points (14-22-36)...Forward LUKE PHILP is ranked second with 34 points (15-19-34)...KOOTENAY holds a 31-30-3-1 lifetime record versus BRANDON (17-15-2-0 at home, 14-15-1-1 on the road, 7-5-0 in overtime)...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN has been named the VAUGHN CHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK for the week ending February 22...In three wins, HOFLIN posted a 1.00 goals-against average and .968 save percentage including a 29-save shutout February 21 at SPOKANE...HOFLIN made his 100th career appearance February 25 at REGINA...Forward SAM REINHART became the first ICE player to reach 300 career points February 20 versus EDMONTON...Forward TIM BOZON made his 250th career appearance February 25 at REGINA…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU played in his 250th career game February 20 against the OIL KINGS...Forward AUSTIN VETTERL recorded his 100th career point (assist) February 25 versus the PATS...Defenseman TANNER LISHCHYNSKY scored his first goal with KOOTENAY February 24 at SWIFT CURRENT…LISHCHYNSKY appeared in his 100th career game February 20 versus EDMONTON…Defenseman LENNY HACKMAN registered his first point with the ICE (assist) February 24 versus the BRONCOS...Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH made his 100th appearance in a KOOTENAY uniform February 20 against the OIL KINGS...The ICE 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...KOOTENAY has capitalized on six of their last nine power-play opportunities...The ICE have scored four or more goals in each of the past six games.
STREAKS: JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in each of his last eight games (5-8-13)...LUKE PHILP (4-8-12) and SAM REINHART (3-8-11) are both riding six-game point streaks...AUSTIN VETTERL has tallied points in each of his last five games (1-6-7).
INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup three to five months with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 62 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 35-23-2-2, after 63 games 36-23-2-2 and after 64 games 37-23-2-2.
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).