ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 33-28-1-3 record (19-12-1-1 at home, 14-16-0-2 on the road, 6-1 in overtime, 3-3 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will host LETHBRIDGE March 10 before a home matchup with MEDICINE HAT March 13.
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 LUKE PHILP leads the ICE in road scoring with 38 points (16-21-37)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is second with 36 points (14-22-36)...KOOTENAY holds a 65-40-9-2 lifetime record versus MEDICINE HAT (39-16-4-1 at home, 26-22-5-1 on the road, 5-7-6 in overtime)...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN made his 100th career appearance February 25 at REGINA...Forward TIM BOZON reached the 30-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season February 28 at BRANDON...BOZON and Defenseman RINAT VALIEV both appeared in their 100th games in an ICE uniform March 6 versus RED DEER…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU scored his third shootout winner of the season February 27 versus the WHEAT KINGS…DESCHENEAU, who has four career shootout winners, is one off the franchise record (five) held by DUSTIN SYLVESTER...Forward AUSTIN VETTERL recorded his 100th career point (assist) February 25 at REGINA...Defenseman TANNER LISHCHYNSKY scored his first goal with KOOTENAY February 24 at SWIFT CURRENT…Defenseman LENNY HACKMAN registered his first point with the ICE (assist) February 24 versus the BRONCOS...HACKMAN is one game shy of 200 career appearances…Forward LUKE PHILP is one point shy of 200 career points...Forward LEVI CABLE has matched his goal total (27) from the previous three seasons during the 2014-15 season…Four of the last five outings for KOOTENAY have been decided in a shootout, with the ICE holding a 2-2 record in those games…KOOTENAY has been assessed the fewest penalty minutes in the WHL this season (640).
STREAKS: LUKE PHILP (5-10-15) and SAM REINHART (4-11-15) are both riding nine-game point streaks.
INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup three to five months with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 65 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 37-24-2-2, after 66 games 37-25-2-2 and after 67 games 38-25-2-2.
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).