Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Big decisions in life don't come easy and after much reflection I have decided to take a leap of faith in my career and this will be my last posting as the Voice of the ICE as I will not be returning next season.

Being a play-by-play announcer has always been my number one career goal and have enjoyed the past 16 years more than I thought possible.
The combination of the radio station and hockey is the best in WHL and have been extremely fortunate to be in this situation.
From day one The Drive/B-104 (Jim Pattison Broadcast Group) gave me total freedom to create a broadcast from the ground up and always gave me the equipment and tools to have a top quality broadcast.
The ICE have been 100% professional in dealing with me from a media stand point and never ever gave us a muzzle or filter in our coverage of the team.

Obviously I have been extremely fortunate to cover 3 WHL Championship teams and a Memorial Cup winning team. Whenever I am asked for my favorite all-time moment or game I have at least a dozen to choose from and can never narrow it down to just one. It has been an amazing, remarkable and unforgettable time.

I won't waste your time in thanking everyone on social media as I prefer to do that in person.

But to you the fans, thanx for listening.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Team Sask U-16 Summer Camp Roster

Lance Alm Rockhaven Goalie
Jake Davidson Osler Goalie
Riley Kohonick White City Goalie
Dean McNabb Davidson Goalie
Nathan Moore Regina Goalie
Jordan Schmuland White City Goalie

Kaleb Bulych Yorkton Defense
Devan Harrison Dysart Defense
Conner Hayward Naicam Defense
Alex Kannok Regina Defense
Layne Matechuk Colonsay Defense
Reid Perepeluk Yorkton Defense
Tyler Pryhitka Melville Defense
Layne Schroeder Saskatoon Defense
Jevon Schwean Moosomin Defense
Tauran Simonar-Hayes Saskatoon Defense
Matthew Smith Saskatoon Defense
Keanan Sperling Theodore Defense

Matt Allardyce Saskatoon Forward
Jordan Bairos Saskatoon Forward
Rin Beny Melville Forward
Kaden Boser Saskatoon Forward
Carson Denomie Regina Forward
Austen Flaman Emerald Park Forward
Carson Focht Regina Forward
Cole Fonstad Estevan Forward
Brodie Girod Corman Park Forward
Brett Kemp Yorkton Forward
Zack Kosteniuk White City Forward
Tyler Lees Regina Forward
Eli Lieffers Saskatoon Forward ICE 2015 4th round Draft pick
Colum McGauley Wilcox Forward
Carson Miller Yorkton Forward
Connor Mylymok Wilcox Forward
Owen Ozar Prince Albert Forward
Jacob Piller Balgonie Forward
Connor Pyne White City Forward
Randen Schmidt Regina Forward
Lukas Sillinger Regina Forward
Kaeden Taphorn Yorkton Forward
Keenan Taphorn Yorkton Forward ICE 2015 2nd round Bantam pick
Jake Tremblay Pense Forward

Thursday, May 7, 2015

ICE Bantam Draft
Calgary, AB – Garnet Kazuik, Director of Scouting for the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club today announced the Club has selected ten players in the 26th annual Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The 2015 WHL Bantam Draft was for players born in the year 2000 and playing in the four Western Provinces and selected regions of the United States. Each of the players selected today are at least one year away from playing regularly in the WHL.

"In drafting six forwards and four defensemen, we believe have selected a good variety of players that will complement our existing roster and prospect pool. Our scouting staff looks forward to welcoming them to Training Camp in August and watching them develop within the ICE organization,” commented Kazuik.

Round Two – 34th Overall – KEENAN TAPHORN
Birthdate: January 2, 2000
Hometown: Yorkton, SK
Position: Right Wing
Height: 6'
Weight: 157 lbs.
14-15 Team: Yorkton Terriers - SBAAHL

Round Three – 56th Overall – LOEDEN SCHAUFLER
Birthdate: April 26, 2000
Hometown: Dewinton, AB
Position: Defense
Height: 5'11.5"
Weight: 170 lbs.
14-15 Team: Notre Dame Hounds - SSMHL

Round Four – 78th Overall – ELI LIEFFERS
Birthdate: March 25, 2000
Hometown: Saskatoon, SK
Position: Centre
Height: 5'11.5"
Weight: 145 lbs.
14-15 Team: Saskatoon Maniacs - SBAAHL

Round Six – 122nd Overall – BENJAMIN SANDERSON
Birthdate: July 4, 2000
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Position: Left Wing
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155 lbs.
14-15 Team: Calgary Flames - AMBHL

Round Six – 123rd Overall – BOBBY RUSSELL
Birthdate: March 22, 2000
Hometown: Langley, BC
Position: Defense
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155 lbs.
14-15 Team: Delta Bantam Prep - CSSHL

Round Seven – 144th Overall – MICHAEL KING
Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Position: Centre
Height: 5'10.5"
Weight: 147 lbs.
14-15 Team: Winnipeg Sharks - WBAAAHL

Round Eight – 166th Overall – LUKE PENNER
Birthdate: April 3, 2000
Hometown: Saskatoon, SK
Position: Defense
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 160 lbs.
14-15 Team: Saskatoon Generals - SBAAHL

Round Nine – 188th Overall – MICHAEL ARAKI-YOUNG
Birthdate: January 23, 2000
Hometown: Richmond, BC
Position: Centre
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 145 lbs.
14-15 Team: Richmond Blues - PCBHL

Round Ten – 210th Overall – LUCAS GAUDET
Birthdate: April 17, 2000
Hometown: Kelowna, BC
Position: Defense
Height: 6'
Weight: 165 lbs.
14-15 Team: Pursuit of Excellence Bantam Prep - CSSHL

Round Eleven – 232nd Overall – AUSTIN WONG
Birthdate: August 25, 2000
Hometown: Cochrane, AB
Position: Forward
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 135 lbs.
14-15 Team: Airdrie Xtreme - AMBHL