Saturday, January 31, 2015

Remaining Schedules

After January 31st

Kootenay 20
Home 10 – Brandon, Brandon, Medicine Hat, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Calgary
Road 10 – Lethbridge, Spokane, Swift Current, Regina, Brandon, Brandon, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Calgary

Calgary 21
Home 6 – Prince George, Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Kootenay
Road 15 – Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Medicine Hat, Spokane, Tri City, Seattle, Portland, Everett, Kelowna, Kamloops, Prince George, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Kootenay

Edmonton 20
Home 9 – Lethbridge, Prince George, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Prince Albert, Regina, Calgary, Saskatoon, Red Deer
Road 11 – Prince George, Prince George, Victoria, Vancouver, Kootenay, Lethbridge, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer

Medicine Hat 22
Home 10 – Brandon, Lethbridge, Regina, Prince George, Calgary, Red Deer, Kootenay, Edmonton, Prince Albert, Saskatoon
Road 12 – Lethbridge, Kootenay, Swift Current, Calgary, Edmonton, Brandon, Regina, Swift Current, Moose Jaw, Kootenay, Prince Albert, Saskatoon

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 27-23-0-1 record (17-8-0-0 at home, 10-15-0-1 on the road, 6-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, winners of five of the last six games, will host BRANDON for two games February 6 and 7.

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 home scoring with 32 points (10-22-32)…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is ranked second (14-16-30)...KOOTENAY holds an 18-15-5-0 lifetime record versus KELOWNA (8-7-3-0 at home, 10-8-2-0 on the road, 1-2-3 in overtime)...The ICE recorded the 700th win in club history dating back to the inaugural 1996-97 season in EDMONTON January 30 versus REGINA (700-516-131)...KOOTENAY has won four consecutive home games…Forward TIM BOZON became the fourth ICE player to reach 20 goals this season (DESCHENEAU, PHILP, LEVI CABLE) with his tally January 28 at LETHBRIDGE...BOZON tallied his 100th point with KOOTENAY (assist) January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...BOZON is one assist away from 150 in his WHL career…Forward AUSTIN WELLSBY scored his first career WHL goal (a game-winner) January 25 versus PRINCE GEORGE...Goaltender KEELAN WILLIAMS earned his first career WHL victory January 25 against the COUGARS (26 saves)...DESCHENEAU scored his 100th career WHL goal January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...DESCHENEAU is one point shy of 250 career WHL points, and two assists short of 150 career helpers...CABLE collected his 100th career WHL point (assist) January 24 against the BRONCOS...Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH made his 200th career WHL appearance January 30 against the PATS…Forward AUSTIN VETTERL played in his 250th career WHL game January 24 versus the BRONCOS...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN celebrates his 20th birthday today.

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.

STREAK: SAM REINHART has collected points in each of his past ten games (4-10-14).

ONE YEAR AGO: After 51 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 26-21-2-2, after 52 games 27-21-2-2 and after 53 games 28-21-2-2.

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 TREVOR SHIVELY and JEFF INGRAM...The Linesmen are JEREMI DEL CAMPO and ANTHONY GUZZO.

Kootenay 4 Regina 3 OT

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/overtime-magic-lifts-ice-past-pats

Rinat valiev's goal 3:27 into extra time pushed the Kootenay ICE to a 4-3 victory over the Regina Pats Friday at Western Financial Place.

The Russian defenseman deflected ICE captain Sam Reinhart's shot from the high slot, then grabbed a rebound off the goalpost to deposit his seventh goal of the season and send Kootenay to its fourth consecutive home win.

The ICE held a 27-13 shot advantage on Regina through two periods, but could not solve Pats goaltender Daniel Wapple until the 15:19 mark of the second period, when forward Matt Alfaro deflected defenseman Tyler King's point shot into the Regina net.

Reinhart added a second Kootenay goal 39 seconds later after being sprung free on a breakaway by blueliner Cale Fleury, who launched a pass across two zones to send Reinhart past the Pats defense. The Buffalo Sabres' first-rounder rifled the puck over Wapple's left shoulder into the top corner of the net.

Austin Vetterl put the ICE ahead 3-0 on a late second-period power play before Regina captain Braden Christoffer got the visitors on the board with 1:09 remaining in the frame.

Regina struck again with 6:30 remaining in the third period, as forward Austin Wagner deflected a point shot through traffic to cut the Kootenay lead to 3-2.

Pavel Padakin tied the game 31 seconds later after finding a loose puck alone in front of ICE goaltender Wyatt Hoflin.

Neither side would find a regulation time winner, but Kootenay enjoyed a 3-0 shots on goal advantage in the overtime session, capped by Valiev's deciding goal.

Hoflin turned aside 24 shots for the ICE, while Wapple made 39 saves for the Pats.

Reinhart extended his point streak to ten games with a goal and an assist for Kootenay. King chipped in with two helpers while Alfaro also put up a multi-point effort.

Christoffer and defenseman Connor Hobbs both had multi-point nights for Regina.

The ICE improved to 6-0 in games decided by four-on-four overtime this season.

Kootenay forward Ryan Chynoweth appeared in his 200th WHL regular season game Friday.

UP NEXT: the ICE continue a seven-game home stand Saturday night against the Kelowna Rockets. Game time is 7:00 pm at Western Financial Place.

Friday, January 30, 2015

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 26-23-0-1 record (16-8-0-0 at home, 10-15-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, winners of four of the last five games, will continue its seven-game home stand versus KELOWNA January 31.

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 home scoring with 31 points (10-21-31)…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is ranked second (14-15-29)...KOOTENAY holds a 36-24-4-2 lifetime record versus REGINA (20-8-2-2 at home, 16-16-2-0 on the road, 5-3-2-2 in overtime)...Tonight marks the third of four meetings this season between the ICE and PATS with each team holding a 1-1-0-0 record in the season series...Forward AUSTIN WELLSBY scored his first career WHL goal (a game-winner) January 25 versus PRINCE GEORGE...Goaltender KEELAN WILLIAMS earned his first career WHL victory January 25 against the COUGARS (26 saves)...DESCHENEAU scored his 100th career WHL goal January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...DESCHENEAU is two points shy of 250 career WHL points, and three assists short of 150 career helpers...DESCHENEAU has scored ten goals in 13 career games versus REGINA...Forward LEVI CABLE collected his 100th career WHL point (assist) January 24 against the BRONCOS...Forward TIM BOZON tallied his 100th point with the ICE (assist) January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...BOZON is one assist away from 150 in his WHL career…Forward AUSTIN VETTERL played in his 250th career WHL regular season game January 24 versus the BRONCOS...Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH is one game away from 200 career WHL regular season appearances...The next ICE win will be the 700th in club history dating back to the inaugural 1996-97 season in EDMONTON (699-516-131).

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.

STREAKS: SAM REINHART has collected points in each of his past nine games (2-9-11)…TIM BOZON (6-3-9) and LEVI CABLE (3-3-6) have each recorded points in four straight games...ZAK ZBOROSKY is riding a three-game point streak (2-2-4).

ONE YEAR AGO: After 50 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 25-21-2-2, after 51 games 26-21-2-2 and after 52 games 27-21-2-2.

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 KYLE KOWALSKI and DEREK ZALASKI...The Linesmen are MICHAEL BOISVERT and JIM MANIAGO.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lethbridge 6 Kootenay 3

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-doubled-by-hurricanes-wednesday
Three early third-period goals paced the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 6-3 victory over the Kootenay ICE Wednesday in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Hurricanes goaltender Jayden Sittler stopped 38 of 41 shots, while import forward Pavel Skumatov's goal 2:39 into period three held up as the winner as Lethbridge ended Kootenay's four-game win streak.

The ICE enjoyed a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes after a flurry of offense late in the opening period. Kootenay forward Austin Vetterl opened the scoring on a rebound at 14:18 of the first period, but his goal was cancelled out 27 seconds later by the Hurricanes' Zane Franklin.

ICE captain Sam Reinhart restored the visitors' lead 18 seconds after Franklin's tally, as Kootenay held an 11-8 shot advantage at the first intermission.

The Hurricanes tied the game early in the second thanks to Brayden Burke, then went ahead with 6:07 remaining in period two through Tyler Wong's 21st goal of the year.

Skumatov, Giorgio Estephan and Brandon Kennedy broke the game open with goals inside the first seven minutes of period three.

Kootenay forward Tim Bozon rounded out the scoring with a snap shot on an ICE two-man advantage with six and a half minutes left to play.

Goaltender Wyatt Hoflin made 17 saves for Kootenay before being replaced by Keelan Williams in the third period.

Wednesday's game marked the first victory for Lethbridge against the ICE in four tries this season.

UP NEXT: the ICE open a seven-game home stand Friday night against the Regina Pats. Game time is 7:00 pm at Western Financial Place.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 26-22-0-1 record (16-8-0-0 at home, 10-14-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's game KOOTENAY, winners of four consecutive contests, will open a seven-game home stand versus REGINA January 30.

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 29 points (10-19-29)…Forward LUKE PHILP is ranked second (12-13-25)...KOOTENAY holds a 70-41-6-11 lifetime record versus LETHBRIDGE (42-16-2-6 at home, 28-25-4-5 on the road, 8-12-6 in overtime)...Tonight marks the fourth of six meetings this season between the ICE and HURRICANES with KOOTENAY having won all three prior encounters...Forward AUSTIN WELLSBY scored his first career WHL goal (a game-winner) January 25 versus PRINCE GEORGE...Goaltender KEELAN WILLIAMS earned his first career WHL victory January 25 against the COUGARS (26 saves)...DESCHENEAU scored his 100th career WHL goal January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...DESCHENEAU is two points shy of 250 career WHL points...Forward LEVI CABLE collected his 100th career WHL point (assist) January 24 against the BRONCOS...Forward TIM BOZON tallied his 100th point with the ICE (assist) January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...BOZON recorded his fourth career hat-trick (and second with KOOTENAY) January 22 in EDMONTON...BOZON is two assists away from 150 in his WHL career…Forward AUSTIN VETTERL played in his 250th career WHL regular season game January 24 versus the BRONCOS...PHILP appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game January 22 against the OIL KINGS…Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH is two games away from 200 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward SAM REINHART has recorded multi-point efforts in each of his last six games versus LETHBRIDGE (6-11-17)...The next ICE win will be the 700th in club history dating back to the inaugural 1996-97 season in EDMONTON (699-515-131).

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.

STREAKS: SAM REINHART has collected points in each of his past eight games (2-10-12)…LUKE PHILP (4-6-10) and JAEDON DESCHENEAU (3-6-9) are both riding six-game point streaks...TYLER KING has points in his last four games (2-3-5)...TIM BOZON (5-2-7), LEVI CABLE (3-2-5) and RINAT VALIEV (0-4-4) have all recorded points in three straight games.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 49 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 25-20-2-2, after 50 games 25-21-2-2 and after 51 games 26-21-2-2.

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).

Monday, January 26, 2015

ICE Prospects Update

Declan Hobbs
16-year-old goalie
3rd round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 21 GP 12-9-0 3.62 .904%

Jakob Walter
15-year-old goalie
2nd round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
BC Midget Valley West 17 GP 7-6-3 3.40

Dallas Hines
16–year-old defenseman
5th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Lloydminster

Sam Huston
15-year-old defenseman
9th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Brandon 36 GP 3-17-20 12pm

Matt Krawiec
16-year-old defenseman
6th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Leduc

Griffin Mendel
15-year-old defenseman
1st round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
BC Midget Okanagan 35 GP 6-19-25 2pm
BCHL Penticton 2 GP 0-0-0 0pm

Mark O’Shaughnessy
17-year-old defenseman
KIJHL Kamloops 31 GP 5-21-26 12pm

Reece Soukoroff
16-year-old defenseman
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Jordan Steenbergen
18-year-old defenseman
3rd round pick in 2011 Bantam Draft
AJHL Olds 25 GP 2-4-6 88pm
Kootenay ICE 12 GP 0-0-0 25pm

Andy Stevens
16-year-old defenseman
5th round in 2013 Bantam Draft
VIJHL Campbell River 33 GP 2-14-16 0pm
BCHL Powell River 3 GP 0-1-1 0pm

Jason Wenzel
16-year-old defenseman
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Austin Wieler
15-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 26 GP 0-2-2 6pm

Shane Allan
17-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
Alberta AAA Midget Calgary

Linden Babcock
15-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Alberta Minor Midget Calgary 26 GP 18-30-48 42pm

Connor Barley
16-year-old forward
7th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Manitoba AAA Midget Winnipeg 66 GP 16-16-32 26pm

Liam Evenson
15-year-old forward
BC Elite 15s Burnaby 30 GP 17-11-28 39pm

Thomas Goldade
15-year-old forward
11th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
CSSHL Pursuit Of Excellence 13 GP 2-3-5 4pm

Robert Johnson
16-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
BCHL Trail 30 GP 0-11-11 20pm
Committed to Air Force

Jared Legien
16-year-old forward
1st round pick on 2013 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Moose Jaw 18 GP 6-2-8 12pm
Kootenay 13 GP 0-1-1 4pm

Austin Nault
15-year-old forward
9th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
NAPHL Omaha 11 GP 0-1-1 2pm

Eric Olson
15-year-old forward
Alberta Minor Midget Calgary 28 GP 12-15-27 30pm

Max Patterson
15-year-old forward
4th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
BC Midget Okanagan 36 GP 9-11-20 16pm

Harris Pearce
15-year-old forward
BC Midget Vancouver 31 GP 5-9-14 26pm

Noah Philp
16-year-old forward
AJHL Canmore 28 GP 1-2-3 8pm

Logan Schatz
17-year-old forward
9th round pick in 2012 Bantam Draft
SJHL Humboldt 35 GP 5-14-19 16pm

Evan Thomas
15-year-old forward
10th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Saskatoon 31 GP 2-4-6 6pm

Brett Trentham
15-year-old forward
8th round pick in 2014 Bantam Draft
Alberta Minor Midget AC 27 GP 15-23-38 2pm

Drew Warkentine
16-year-old forward
5th round pick in 2013 Bantam Draft
Sask AAA Midget Tisdale 33 GP 30-22-52 38pm

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 26-22-0-1 record (16-8-0-0 at home, 10-14-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts) and in fourth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and seventh place in the new playoff wildcard standings...KOOTENAY, winners of four consecutive contests, will visit LETHBRIDGE January 28 before opening a seven game home stand January 30 versus REGINA.

THE GREEN MEN: They've made national headlines and have been a staple at VANCOUVER CANUCKS home games for five years...Join us January 31 when we welcome SULLY and FORCE, the GREEN MEN as part of their 2015 FAREWELL TOUR presented by PACIFIC COASTAL AIRLINES...All photo and autograph donations go toward kidney cancer research at the CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY.

FAN BUS: The KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB has organized a FAN BUS to see the ICE take on the SPOKANE CHIEFS February 21...Bus trip packages are $55.00 for FAN CLUB members and $65.00 for non-members and include transportation and tickets to the game...For more information, visit the FAN CLUB TABLE during home games or contact CAROLIN at 250-417-6593.

DID YOU KNOW: Two KOOTENAY forwards were named last week to the NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING MIDTERM RANKINGS for the 2015 NHL DRAFT…ZAK ZBOROSKY was ranked 97th while LUKE PHILP was rated 191st among North American skaters…Forward AUSTIN WELLSBY scored his first career WHL goal (a game-winner) January 25 versus PRINCE GEORGE...Goaltender KEELAN WILLIAMS earned his first career WHL victory January 25 against the COUGARS (26 saves)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU scored his 100th career WHL goal January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...DESCHENEAU is two points shy of 250 career WHL points...Forward LEVI CABLE collected his 100th career WHL point (assist) January 24 against the BRONCOS...Forward TIM BOZON tallied his 100th point with the ICE (assist) January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...BOZON recorded his fourth career hat-trick (and second with KOOTENAY) January 22 in EDMONTON...BOZON is two assists away from 150 in his WHL career…Forward AUSTIN VETTERL played in his 250th career WHL regular season game January 24 versus the BRONCOS...Forward LUKE PHILP appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game January 22 against the OIL KINGS…Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH is two games away from 200 career WHL regular season appearances...The next ICE win will be the 700th in club history dating back to the inaugural 1996-97 season in EDMONTON (699-515-131).

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.

STREAKS: SAM REINHART has collected points in each of his past eight games (2-10-12)…LUKE PHILP (4-6-10) and JAEDON DESCHENEAU (3-6-9) are both riding six-game point streaks...TYLER KING has points in his last four games (2-3-5)...TIM BOZON (5-2-7), LEVI CABLE (3-2-5) and RINAT VALIEV (0-4-4) have all recorded points in three straight games.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 49 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 25-20-2-2, after 50 games 25-21-2-2 and after 51 games 26-21-2-2.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday January 27 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday January 28 ICE at Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday January 29 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday January 30 ICE vs. Regina 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday January 31 ICE vs. Kelowna 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, January 20 – Kootenay 4 vs. Vancouver 3 – Record 23-22-0-1 – Attendance: 2,194
Goals:
1 - King (6) from Zborosky and Reinhart
2 - Philp (21) from Murray and Descheneau
3 - Beattie (4) unassisted
4 - Zborosky (13) from Reinhart
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (39 Saves, 3 GA)

Thursday, January 22 – Kootenay 5 at Edmonton 3 – Record 24-22-0-1 – Attendance: 10,396
Goals:
1 - Bozon (15) from Philp and Descheneau (PP)
2 - Bozon (16) from King
3 - King (7) from Valiev and Reinhart
4 - Bozon (17) from Valiev (PP)
5 - Cable (20) unassisted (EN)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (28 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, January 24 – Kootenay 5 vs. Swift Current 2 – Record 25-22-0-1 – Attendance: 2,147
Goals:
1 - Philp (22) from Lishchynsky and Cable
2 - Descheneau (23) from Cable and Philp
3 - Vetterl (5) from Reinhart and Murray
4 - Vetterl (6) from Valiev and Chynoweth (SH)
5 - Zborosky (14) from Bozon and King
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (22 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, January 25 – Kootenay 7 vs. Prince George 4 – Record 26-22-0-1 – Attendance: 1,970
Goals:
1 - Bozon (18) from Reinhart and Lishchynsky
2 - Cable (21) from Descheneau and Philp
3 - Zborosky (15) from Bozon and Reinhart
4 - Descheneau (24) from Philp and Valiev
5 - Wellsby (1) from King and Beattie
6 - Cable (22) from Alfaro and Martin
7 - Bozon (19) from Descheneau and Philp (PP)
Goaltender: Keelan Williams (26 Saves, 4 GA)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kootenay 7 Prince George 4

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/strong-second-period-pushes-ice-past-cougars
Four second-period goals paced the Kootenay ICE to a 7-4 triumph over the Prince George Cougars Sunday at Western Financial Place.

Forward Austin Wellsby's first career Western Hockey League goal stood up as the game-winner, while goaltender Keelan Williams made 26 saves to earn his first victory in the WHL.

The Cougars opened the scoring 54 seconds into the first period after a miscue in the ICE zone resulted in an own goal, but Kootenay quickly countered, as forward Tim Bozon ripped a one-timer past gnetminder Tavin Grant three and a half minutes later to level the score.

The ICE took a 2-1 lead at 8:26 of the opening frame after Levi Cable jammed home a rebound, but Prince George would equalize before the intermission through Chase Witala, who tucked in his 26th goal of the season on a late power-play.

Kootenay broke the game open in the second period with three unanswered goals, the first of which found Zak Zborosky alone at Grant's back post at 5:55 after a tic-tac-toe passing play with linemates Sam Reinhart and Bozon.

Jaedon Descheneau doubled the ICE lead to 4-2 just under six minutes later with a shot that snuck through the Cougar netminder. Kootenay extended the lead less than a minute later as Wellsby deflected a point shot that shattered blueliner Tyler King's stick.

Prince George defenseman Josh Connolly and Cable exchanged goals in the final five minutes of the second period as the hosts took a 6-3 lead to the intermission.

Bozon tallied his second goal of the game on an ICE power play 2:37 into the third period, finishing off a two-man breakaway with Descheneau from just outside the crease.

Jansen Harkins rounded out the scoring for the Cougars with a quick snapshot from the slot with 49 seconds remaining in regulation time.

Bozon, Descheneau and Luke Philp each finished the contests with three points for Kootenay, while Reinhart and Cable also enjoyed multi-point games.

ICE defenseman Tanner Lishchynsky, playing in his first game against his former club, recorded an assist and was a plus-three.

Harkins and Connolly both had three points for Prince George. Grant made 33 saves in goal for the Cougars.

UP NEXT: the ICE visit Lethbridge Wednesday before opening a seven-game home stand Friday versus the Regina Pats.

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 25-22-0-1 record (15-8-0-0 at home, 10-14-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, winners of their past three games, will visit LETHBRIDGE January 28 before opening a seven-game home stand versus REGINA January 30.

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 home scoring with 28 points (10-18-28)…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is ranked second (13-13-26)...KOOTENAY holds a 22-13-2-0 lifetime record versus PRINCE GEORGE (13-4-1-0 at home, 9-9-1-0 on the road, 2-0-2 in overtime)...Forward SAM REINHART surpassed JARRET STOLL for the KOOTENAY ICE franchise lead in career regular season points January 17 at SASKATOON…STOLL had held the franchise points record since 2002…REINHART now has 291 career points (111-180-291) in 226 games, 19 fewer than STOLL...Two KOOTENAY skaters were named this week on the NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING MIDTERM RANKINGS for the 2015 NHL DRAFT…Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY was ranked 97th while PHILP was rated 191st among North American skaters…DESCHENEAU scored his 100th career WHL goal January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...Forward LEVI CABLE collected his 100th career WHL regular season point (assist) January 24 against the BRONCOS...Forward TIM BOZON tallied his 100th point with the ICE (assist) January 24 versus SWIFT CURRENT...BOZON recorded his fourth career hat-trick (and second with KOOTENAY) January 22 at EDMONTON...BOZON is three assists away from 150 in his WHL career…Forward AUSTIN VETTERL played in his 250th career WHL regular season game January 24 versus the BRONCOS...PHILP appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game January 22 against the OIL KINGS…Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH is three games away from 200 career WHL regular season appearances...The ICE franchise is two regular season victories short of 700 since its inaugural season (1996-97).

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.

STREAKS: SAM REINHART has collected points in each of his past seven games (2-8-10)…LUKE PHILP (4-3-7) and JAEDON DESCHENEAU (2-4-6) are both riding five-game point streaks...TYLER KING has points in his last three game (2-2-4).

ONE YEAR AGO: After 48 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 24-20-2-2, after 49 games 25-20-2-2 and after 50 games 25-21-2-2.

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 REID ANDERSON and MIKE CAMPBELL...The Linesmen are MICHAEL BOISVERT and JIM MANIAGO.

Kootenay 5 Swift Current 2

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-collect-third-consecutive-win

A two-goal performance from Austin Vetterl helped pace the Kootenay ICE to a 5-2 victory over the Swift Current Broncos Saturday at Western Financial Place.

Vetterl, playing in his 250th career WHL regular season game, put home a second-period breakaway before scoring a short-handed marker in the third period as Kootenay collected their third straight win.

The ICE went up 2-0 in the first 10:38 of the first period, opening the scoring on a nifty deflection by Luke Philp in the slot. The 19 year-old redirected Tanner Lishchynsky's point blast past Swift Current netminder Landon Bow for his 22nd goal of the season at the seven-minute mark.

Jaedon Descheneau tucked home a second goal for the home side before Jake DeBrusk rounded out the first period scoring with a marker for Swift Current in the final minute of the frame.

Kootenay went ahead 3-1 6:32 into period two, however, when Vetterl was sprung in alone on Bow from the Broncos blue line, sneaking a snapshot past the Swift Current goaltender in the process.

DeBrusk added a second goal for the Broncos on a power-play eight minutes later, deflecting a point shot of his own over the shoulder of ICE puckstopper Wyatt Hoflin.

Vetterl put his stamp on the game again early in the third period. With Kootenay short-handed, but Hoflin on the bench due to a delayed penalty against Swift Current, the Surrey B.C. native beat Bow for his second goal of the game, restoring the two-goal lead for the ICE.

Zak Zborosky added late insurance for Kootenay, snapping a puck to the top corner after a hard outlet pass from linemate Tim Bozon.

Hoflin made 22 saves for the ICE, while Bow stopped 30 shots for the Broncos.

Descheneau's first-period goal was his 100th in WHL regular-season play, while fellow forward Levi Cable recorded his 100th career point with an assist on Philp's marker.

UP NEXT: the ICE play host to the Prince George Cougars Sunday. Join us for the second Family Pack Sunday of the season; for $52.00 receive four walk-up tickets, four fountain drinks and four concession items from Coyote Jack's. Game time is 6:00 pm.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 24-22-0-1 record (14-8-0-0 at home, 10-14-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will host PRINCE GEORGE January 25 before visiting LETHBRIDGE January 28.

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 home scoring with 25 points (8-17-25)…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is ranked second (12-12-24)...KOOTENAY holds a 34-30-5-2 lifetime record versus SWIFT CURRENT (21-11-2-1 at home, 13-19-3-1 on the road, 5-6-2 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the third of four meetings this season between the ICE and BRONCOS with the home team having won both prior encounters...Forward SAM REINHART surpassed JARRET STOLL for the KOOTENAY ICE franchise lead in career regular season points January 17 at SASKATOON…STOLL had held the franchise points record since 2002…REINHART now has 290 career points (111-179-290) in 225 games, 20 fewer than STOLL...Two ICE skaters were named this week on the NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING MIDTERM RANKINGS for the 2015 NHL DRAFT…Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY was ranked 97th while PHILP was rated 191st among North American skaters…Forward TIM BOZON recorded his fourth career hat-trick (and second with KOOTENAY) January 22 at EDMONTON...BOZON is four assists away from 150 in his WHL career and one point short of 100 with the ICE…BOZON has scored 12 points (6-6-12) in seven career games versus SWIFT CURRENT...PHILP appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game January 22 against the OIL KINGS…DESCHENEAU is one goal away from 100 career regular season tallies…Forward AUSTIN VETTERL is one appearance short of 250 career regular season games played…Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH is four games away from 200 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward LEVI CABLE is one point shy of 100 career WHL points...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN has won each of his last four starts when facing 40 or more shots...This evening marks the 1,200th regular season game in KOOTENAY ICE franchise history, with the club holding an record of 666-410-123 since its first season in CRANBROOK (1998-99).

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.

STREAKS: SAM REINHART has collected points in each of his past six games (2-7-9)…LUKE PHILP (3-2-5) and JAEDON DESCHENEAU (1-4-5) are both riding four-game point streaks.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 47 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 23-20-2-2, after 48 games 24-20-2-2 and after 49 games 25-20-2-2.

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 PATRICK GAGNON and FRASER LAWRENCE...The Linesmen are SCOTT SHARUN and JUSTIN SLIMM.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kootenay 5 Edmonton 3

Tim Bozon scored a hat-trick, and the ICE rode the strength of four unanswered goals in a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings Thursday.

Kootenay fired 39 shots at the Edmonton goal, 29 of which came in the final fourty minutes as the ICE overcame an early 3-1 deficit to earn two valuable points over their Central Division rivals.

The Oil Kings opened the scored four and a half minutes into the first period on a backhand effort from Brett Pollock, but Kootenay quickly countered on a power-play two minutes later when Bozon deflected a shot past goaltender Tristan Jarry.

Pollock would add a second backhand goal just past the midway mark of the frame as Edmonton took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

The hosts went up 3-1 halfway through the second period through Ben Carroll, but the ICE offensive pressure began to pay dividends late in the frame.

Bozon cut the Oil Kings lead to 3-2 on a breakaway at 17:28 before Tyler King fired home an equalizing marker with 49 seconds remaining in the period to put Kootenay back on level terms at the break.

Bozon completed his hat-trick, the fourth of his career and second in an ICE uniform, with a one-timer to the top corner on a Kootenay power-play 1:18 into the third period.

Edmonton mustered only four shots on goal in period three, and the ICE added insurance in the dying seconds when Levi Cable fired a puck from centre ice into the empty Oil Kings net.

Cable became the third Kootenay player to reach 20 goals this season, joining Jaedon Descheneau and Luke Philp.

Philp appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game, earning one assist.

ICE Defenseman Rinat Valiev added two helpers.

Wyatt Hoflin made 28 saves in goal for Kootenay to record the victory, while Jarry turned aside 34 shots for Edmonton.

The ICE went 2-3 on the power-play, killing all three Oil Kings man-advantage opportunities.

UP NEXT: the ICE will play nine of the next ten games on home ice, beginning with a Saturday showdown against the Swift Current Broncos. Game time is 7:00 pm at western Financial Place.

ICE Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter today’s action with a 23-22-0-1 record (14-8-0-0 at home, 9-14-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will play nine of the next ten games on home ice beginning with a matchup against SWIFT CURRENT January 24.

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 away scoring with 28 points (10-18-28)…Forward LUKE PHILP is ranked second (12-12-24)...KOOTENAY holds a 25-16-3-2 lifetime record versus EDMONTON (16-5-1-1 at home, 9-11-2-1 on the road, 5-3-2 in overtime)...Tonight marks the fifth of six meetings this season between the ICE and OIL KINGS with each team having won twice…Forward SAM REINHART surpassed JARRET STOLL for the KOOTENAY ICE franchise lead in career regular season points January 17 at SASKATOON…STOLL had held the franchise points record since 2002…REINHART now has 289 career points (111-178-289) in 224 games, 21 fewer than STOLL...Two ICE skaters were named this week on the NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING MIDTERM RANKINGS for the 2015 NHL DRAFT…Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY was ranked 97th while PHILP was rated 191st among North American skaters…PHILP recorded his fourth multi-goal game of the season (two goals) January 16 at PRINCE ALBERT…PHILP is one game shy of 200 career regular season games played...DESCHENEAU is one goal away from 100 career regular season tallies…Forward AUSTIN VETTERL is two appearances short of 250 career regular season games played…Forward LEVI CABLE is two points shy of 100 career WHL points...Forward TIM BOZON is four assists shy of 150 in his WHL career… Defenseman BRYAN ALLBEE leads KOOTENAY in away plus / minus with a rating of plus-six…Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN has won each of his last four starts when facing 40 or more shots…ZBOROSKY has scored the deciding goal in the last two ICE victories.

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.

STREAKS: SAM REINHART has collected points in each of his past five games (2-6-8)…LUKE PHILP (3-1-4) and JAEDON DESCHENEAU (1-3-4) are both riding three-game point streaks…RIVER BEATTIE has scored in back-to-back games.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 46 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 22-20-2-2, after 47 games 23-20-2-2 and after 48 games 24-20-2-2.

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).

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kootenay 4 Vancouver 3

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-stymie-giants

A 39-save performance from Wyatt Hoflin helped the Kootenay ICE defeat the Vancouver Giants 4-3 Tuesday at Western Financial Place.

Four different ICE players found the back of the net, with Zak Zborosky's tally at 7:29 of the third period proving to be the deciding marker as Kootenay climbed back above the .500 mark.

The ICE opened the scoring late in the first period, as defenseman Tyler King snapped a point shot over the right shoulder of Giants netminder Payton Lee with 2:06 to play in the frame.

Vancouver replied off the opening faceoff in period two when rookie Tyler Benson scored his 11th goal of the season at the 15-second mark.

Kootenay broke the tie five minutes later on a breakaway tally from Luke Philp. The 19 year-old collected a long breakout pass from Troy Murray at the Giants blue line, then fired a shot that snuck through Lee.

River Beattie then scored his second goal in as many games just past the midway mark of the period, picking off a Vancouver breakout pass and backhanding a shot in from the bottom of the left-wing circle.

The Giants outshot the ICE 30-19 through 40 minutes, and closed the gap to 3-2 on a power-play at 3:08 on a point blast from Mason Geertsen.

Kootenay reclaimed its two-goal advantage just over four minutes later thanks to Zborosky, who collected a pass from linemate Sam Reinhart at the Vancouver blue line, wafted into the slot and snapped a shot into the top corner of the net.

Giants captain Dalton Sward rounded out the scoring in the dying seconds of the game, jamming a rebound under Hoflin's pad.

Hoflin has now won each of his last four starts when facing 40 or more shots.

Reinhart had two assists, while Zborosky also enjoyed a multi-point night.

Lee made 25 saves in goal for Vancouver.

UP NEXT: the ICE travel to Edmonton for a daytime affair with the Oil Kings Thursday. Game time is 11:30 am.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ICE Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 22-22-0-1 record (13-8-0-0 at home, 9-14-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will visit EDMONTON January 22 before returning home to host SWIFT CURRENT January 24.

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 home scoring with 25 points (8-17-25)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is ranked second (12-12-24)...KOOTENAY holds aN 18-8-0-0 lifetime record versus VANCOUVER (7-5-0-0 at home, 11-3-0-0 on the road, 2-0-0 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the only meeting this season between the ICE and GIANTS...Forward SAM REINHART surpassed JARRET STOLL for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season points January 17 at SASKATOON…REINHART now has 287 career points (111-176-287) in 223 games...DESCHENEAU is one goal away from 100 career regular season tallies…PHILP recorded his fourth multi-goal game of the season (two goals) January 16 at PRINCE ALBERT…PHILP has amassed seven points (3-4-7) in his past five games…PHILP is two games shy of 200 career regular season games played...Forward AUSTIN VETTERL is three appearances short of 250 career regular season games played…Forward LEVI CABLE is two points shy of 100 career WHL points...Forward JON MARTIN surpassed 300 career penalty minutes January 14 at MOOSE JAW…Forward TIM BOZON is four assists shy of 150 in his WHL career.

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 45 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 21-20-2-2, after 46 games 22-20-2-2 and after 47 games 23-20-2-2.

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 JEFF INGRAM and TREVOR SHIVELY...The Linesmen are TYLER JENSEN and SCOTT SHARUN.

NHL CSS Mid Term Rankings

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3 HANIFIN, NOAH BOSTON COLLEGE H-EAST D 6' 2.75" 203
4 CROUSE, LAWSON KINGSTON OHL LW 6' 4.0" 211
5 STROME, DYLAN ERIE OHL C 6' 3.0" 187
6 WERENSKI, ZACHARY U OF MICHIGAN BIG10 D 6' 2.0" 206
7 MARNER, MITCHELL LONDON OHL C 5' 11.0" 155
8 ZACHA, PAVEL SARNIA OHL C 6' 3.0" 210
9 BARZAL, MATHEW SEATTLE WHL C 5' 11.25" 175
10 PROVOROV, IVAN BRANDON WHL D 6' 0.0" 191
11 ZBORIL, JAKUB SAINT JOHN QMJHL D 6' 0.75" 184
12 MEIER, TIMO HALIFAX QMJHL RW 6' 1.0" 208
13 MERKLEY, NICHOLAS KELOWNA WHL C 5' 10.75" 191
14 CONNOR, KYLE YOUNGSTOWN USHL LW 6' 1.0" 177
15 CHABOT, THOMAS SAINT JOHN QMJHL D 6' 1.25" 181
16 CARLO, BRANDON TRI-CITY WHL D 6' 4.75" 198
17 CHLAPIK, FILIP CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL C 6' 0.75" 194
18 HARKINS, JANSEN PRINCE GEORGE WHL C 6' 0.75" 177
19 BITTNER, PAUL PORTLAND WHL LW 6' 4.0" 206
20 SPRONG, DANIEL CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL RW 6' 0.0" 189
21 SVECHNIKOV, EVGENY CAPE BRETON QMJHL LW 6' 2.0" 199
22 GREENWAY, JORDAN USA U-18 USHL LW 6' 4.75" 222
23 ROY, JEREMY SHERBROOKE QMJHL D 5' 11.75" 189
24 DeBRUSK, JAKE SWIFT CURRENT WHL LW 5' 11.5" 171
25 ROY, NICOLAS CHICOUTIMI QMJHL C 6' 4.0" 199
26 KONECNY, TRAVIS OTTAWA OHL C 5' 9.75" 174
27 WHITE, COLIN USA U-18 USHL C 6' 0.0" 183
28 BOESER, BROCK WATERLOO USHL RW 6' 0.5" 191
29 NOVAK, THOMAS WATERLOO USHL C 6' 0.5" 179
30 BRISEBOIS, GUILLAUME ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL D 6' 1.75" 170
31 PILON, RYAN BRANDON WHL D 6' 2.0" 206
32 MUSIL, ADAM RED DEER WHL C 6' 2.5" 198
33 VANDE SOMPEL, MITCHELL OSHAWA OHL D 5' 10.0" 182
34 WARREN, BRENDAN USA U-18 USHL LW 6' 0.25" 191
35 YAN, DENNIS SHAWINIGAN QMJHL LW 6' 1.25" 180
36 BRACCO, JEREMY USA U-18 USHL RW 5' 9.25" 173
37 GAWDIN, GLENN SWIFT CURRENT WHL C 6' 0.75" 188
38 JUULSEN, NOAH EVERETT WHL D 6' 1.25" 175
39 FORSBACKA KARLSSON, JAKOB OMAHA USHL C 6' 0.75" 190
40 FISCHER, CHRISTIAN USA U-18 USHL RW 6' 1.0" 212
41 KOROSTELEV, NIKITA SARNIA OHL RW 6' 1.25" 195
42 MARSH, ADAM SAINT JOHN QMJHL LW 6' 0.0" 160
43 WAGNER, AUSTIN REGINA WHL LW 6' 1.0" 178
44 SPEERS, BLAKE SAULT STE. MARIE OHL C 5' 10.75" 180
45 MELOCHE, NICOLAS BAIE-COMEAU QMJHL D 6' 2.5" 202
46 WOTHERSPOON, PARKER TRI-CITY WHL D 6' 0.25" 171
47 DERMOTT, TRAVIS ERIE OHL D 5' 11.25" 197
48 GAGNE, GABRIEL VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL RW 6' 4.75" 186
49 BEAUVILLIER, ANTHONY SHAWINIGAN QMJHL LW 5' 10.25" 173
50 TRENIN, YAKOV GATINEAU QMJHL C 6' 1.75" 192
51 SPENCER, MATTHEW PETERBOROUGH OHL D 6' 1.5" 201
52 ROSLOVIC, JACK USA U-18 USHL C 6' 0.5" 182
53 DUNN, VINCE NIAGARA OHL D 5' 11.75" 182
54 KNOTT, GRAHAM NIAGARA OHL LW 6' 3.25" 192
55 NOEL, NATHAN SAINT JOHN QMJHL C 5' 10.75" 170
56 SENYSHYN, ZACHARY SAULT STE. MARIE OHL RW 6' 1.0" 192
57 FOLEY, ERIK CEDAR RAPIDS USHL LW 5' 11.5" 185
58 TIMASHOV, DMYTRO QUEBEC QMJHL LW 5' 9.25" 192
59 GALIPEAU, OLIVIER VAL-D'OR QMJHL D 6' 0.5" 202
60 CARRIER, ALEXANDRE GATINEAU QMJHL D 5' 11.0" 174
61 GABRIELLE, JESSE REGINA WHL LW 5' 10.75" 205
62 GROPP, RYAN SEATTLE WHL LW 6' 2.0" 184
63 MARODY, COOPER SIOUX FALLS USHL C 6' 0.25" 173
64 MARINO, JOHN SOUTH SHORE USPHL PRE. D 6' 0.5" 171
65 LAUZON, JEREMY ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL D 6' 1.75" 193
66 STRAND, AUSTIN RED DEER WHL D 6' 3.25" 194
67 CAPOBIANCO, KYLE SUDBURY OHL D 6' 1.0" 178
68 BOURAMMAN, GUSTAV SAULT STE. MARIE OHL D 5' 11.25" 184
69 NIELSEN, ANDREW LETHBRIDGE WHL D 6' 3.0" 207
70 CECCONI, JOSEPH MUSKEGON USHL D 6' 2.25" 209
71 GREER, AJ BOSTON UNIVERSITY H-EAST LW 6' 2.5" 204
72 GILBERT, DENNIS CHICAGO USHL D 6' 2.25" 201
73 DOVE-MCFALLS, SAMUEL SAINT JOHN QMJHL LW 6' 2.0" 207
74 GATES, BRENT GREEN BAY USHL C 6' 1.75" 196
75 COTTON, DAVID CUSHING ACADEMY HIGH-MA C 6' 2.5" 200
76 GUHLE, BRENDAN PRINCE ALBERT WHL D 6' 1.5" 184
77 JONES, CALEB USA U-18 USHL D 5' 11.75" 194
78 BACHMAN, KARCH CULVER ACADEMY HIGH-IN LW 5' 10.5" 175
79 ASKEW, CAMERON MONCTON QMJHL C 6' 2.25" 203
80 KIELLY, KAMERON CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL RW 6' 0.0" 180
81 MASSIE, JAKE KIMBALL UNION HIGH-NH D 6' 2.0" 165
82 GABRIELE, GRANT USA U-18 USHL D 6' 0.75" 167
83 SADEK, JACK LAKEVILLE NORTH HIGH-MN D 6' 1.5" 185
84 ANDERSSON, RASMUS BARRIE OHL D 6' 0.0" 210
85 FRONK, JIRI CEDAR RAPIDS USHL RW 6' 1.5" 191
86 CORRIVEAU, TAGGART WESTMINSTER HIGH-CT RW 6' 1.0" 176
87 TERRY, TROY USA U-18 USHL C/RW 5' 10.5" 160
88 CIRELLI, ANTHONY OSHAWA OHL C 5' 11.5" 160
89 ALAIN, ALEXANDRE GATINEAU QMJHL C 6' 0.25" 173
90 PAVLYCHEV, NIKITA DES MOINES USHL C 6' 7.0" 200
91 LEVEILLE, LOIK CAPE BRETON QMJHL D 5' 11.5" 223
92 MARTENET, CHRIS LONDON OHL D 6' 7.0" 198
93 PAWLENCHUK, GRAYSON RED DEER WHL LW 5' 11.5" 183
94 KOLESAR, KEEGAN SEATTLE WHL RW 6' 1.25" 217
95 LUFF, MATT BELLEVILLE OHL RW 6' 1.5" 179
96 SZYPULA, ETHAN OWEN SOUND OHL C 5' 10.5" 168
97 ZBOROSKY, ZACHARY KOOTENAY WHL RW 5' 11.0" 175
98 SCHEMITSCH, THOMAS OWEN SOUND OHL D 6' 3.0" 205
99 HENLEY, DAVID CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL D 6' 4.5" 203
100 HOBBS, CONNOR REGINA WHL D 6' 0.5" 187
101 BETHUNE, JARED PRINCE GEORGE WHL C 6' 0.0" 174
102 FITZGERALD, CASEY USA U-18 USHL D 5' 10.5" 186
103 RICHARD, ANTHONY VAL-D'OR QMJHL C 5' 9.5" 163
104 GARDINER, REID PRINCE ALBERT WHL C/RW 5' 10.5" 187
105 PARSELLS, ADAM WAUSAU WEST HIGH-WI D 6' 5.5" 192
106 OLSON, TATE PRINCE GEORGE WHL D 6' 2.25" 174
107 JAREMKO, JACOB ELK RIVER HIGH-MN C 5' 11.25" 170
108 STEPHENS, DEVANTE KELOWNA WHL D 6' 1.25" 171
109 MCDERMOTT, JOHN WESTMINSTER HIGH-CT C 6' 1.25" 185
110 SIDEROFF, DEVEN KAMLOOPS WHL RW 5' 11.0" 171
111 RADKE, ROY BARRIE OHL RW 6' 2.5" 203
112 FOURNIER, JORDAN VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL RW 6' 1.25" 181
113 STEPHENS, MITCHELL SAGINAW OHL C 5' 11.25" 184
114 FORA, MICHAEL KAMLOOPS WHL D 6' 2.5" 210
115 MARCOUX, ANTOINE VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL C 6' 1.0" 170
116 SUTER, PIUS GUELPH OHL C 5' 11.0" 165
117 MCCOOL, HAYDEN WINDSOR OHL C 6' 3.0" 200
118 LALONDE, BRADLEY CAPE BRETON QMJHL D 6' 0.5" 193
119 LEMCKE, JUSTIN BELLEVILLE OHL D 6' 2.25" 200
120 SIMPSON, MARK ACADIE-BATHURST QMJHL C 6' 5.25" 189
121 TKACHEV, VLADIMIR QUEBEC QMJHL LW 5' 9.5" 144
122 WILKIE, CHRISTOPHER TRI-CITY USHL RW 5' 11.5" 199
123 VELA, MARCUS LANGLEY BCHL C 6' 0.75" 202
124 MCKENZIE, BRETT NORTH BAY OHL C 6' 1.75" 190
125 CHO, AUSTIN ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE HIGH-ON D 6' 0.5" 190
126 VAN BOEKEL, JACK SAINT JOHN QMJHL D 6' 6.75" 200
127 ADDISON, JEREMIAH OTTAWA OHL LW 5' 11.75" 182
128 PETERS, COLLIN SIOUX FALLS USHL C 5' 11.5" 166
129 BETZ, NICK ERIE OHL RW 6' 4.25" 220
130 FONTAINE, GABRIEL SHERBROOKE QMJHL C 6' 1.0" 179
131 KALYNUK, WYATT LINCOLN USHL D 6' 0.5" 165
132 JAYCOX, LUKAS WARROAD HIGH-MN D 6' 1.5" 183
133 BEAR, ETHAN SEATTLE WHL D 5' 11.0" 200
134 GATENBY, JOE KELOWNA WHL D 6' 0.25" 176
135 MACARTHUR, TYLER OWEN SOUND OHL D 6' 3.5" 177
136 FORTIN, ALEXANDRE ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL C 6' 0.0" 173
137 DAVIS, KEVIN EVERETT WHL D 5' 11.75" 183
138 MURPHY, MATTHEW QUEBEC QMJHL D 6' 2.25" 208
139 DIFFLEY, BRIEN BOSTON UNIVERSITY H-EAST D 6' 1.0" 176
140 KARNAUKHOV, PAVEL CALGARY WHL LW 6' 2.5" 194
141 SENEY, BRETT MERRIMACK H-EAST LW 5' 8.75" 156
142 MOYNIHAN, CONNOR HALIFAX QMJHL LW 6' 3.75" 211
143 FOX, TRENT BELLEVILLE OHL C 6' 2.0" 190
144 BRADLEY, MATTHEW MEDICINE HAT WHL C 5' 11.25" 187
145 SALITURO, DANTE OTTAWA OHL C 5' 8.25" 178
146 SMALLMAN, SPENCER SAINT JOHN QMJHL RW 6' 0.5" 184
147 MANGIAPANE, ANDREW BARRIE OHL LW 5' 10.0" 170
148 WEBSTER, BAILEY SAINT JOHN QMJHL D 6' 3.0" 210
149 FREYTAG, MATTHEW TRI-CITY USHL LW 6' 0.75" 195
150 MORRISON, BRAD PRINCE GEORGE WHL C 5' 11.5" 154
151 FRANZEN, GUSTAF KITCHENER OHL C 5' 10.75" 173
152 SOY, TYLER VICTORIA WHL C 5' 11.5" 172
153 LINDBERG, BRANDON SARNIA OHL C 6' 0.5" 205
154 WHITE, COLTON SAULT STE. MARIE OHL D 6' 0.0" 182
155 MYERS, PHILIPPE ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL D 6' 4.75" 196
156 DARCY, LIAM BERWICK ACADEMY HIGH-ME D 5' 10.5" 175
157 OLSON, JACOB HILL-MURRAY HIGH-MN D 6' 3.0" 210
158 MILLER, DAVID KITCHENER OHL C 5' 8.5" 180
159 ARTEMOV, ARTEM SAGINAW OHL LW 5' 10.5" 200
160 HUNT, DRYDEN REGINA WHL C/LW 6' 0.0" 199
161 KEANE, JACKSON WINNIPEG BLUES MJHL C 5' 9.0" 148
162 MICHAUD, LUCAS PORTLAND JR. PIRATES USPHL PRE. RW 5' 10.5" 200
163 GOULET, ALEXANDRE CHARLOTTETOWN QMJHL C 5' 11.5" 195
164 JENSEN, KADE LETHBRIDGE WHL D 6' 1.5" 191
165 CONLEY, KEVIN YOUNGSTOWN USHL LW 5' 11.5" 192
166 BECKER, JACK MAHTOMEDI HIGH-MN C 6' 3.0" 188
167 AZAR, NICK HONEYBAKED U18 HPHL D 6' 3.0" 201
168 FLANAGAN, MCKAY THE GUNNERY HIGH-CT D 6' 1.0" 185
169 COMRIE, TY TRI-CITY WHL C 5' 11.5" 169
170 PEARSON, CHASE YOUNGSTOWN USHL C 6' 2.0" 189
171 LIZOTTE, CAMERON PETERBOROUGH OHL D 6' 1.25" 193
172 SHEA, RYAN BOSTON COLLEGE H.S. HIGH-MA D 6' 0.0" 168
173 CRAWLEY, BRANDON LONDON OHL D 6' 0.5" 198
174 HENDERSON, JACOB OMAHA USHL RW 6' 2.5" 203
175 SPAXMAN, ETHAN WATERLOO USHL D 6' 3.5" 193
176 BOKA, NICHOLAS USA U-18 USHL D 6' 0.25" 197
177 MCNEELY, JACK LAKEVILLE NORTH HIGH-MN D 6' 2.5" 178
178 MACKIE, GAGE Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep HIGH-MN LW 6' 2.5" 192
179 PFEIFER, TRISTEN EVERETT WHL D 6' 4.0" 180
180 PALMU, PETRUS OWEN SOUND OHL LW 5' 5.75" 169
181 DESROCHER, STEPHEN OSHAWA OHL D 6' 3.75" 198
182 GARDNER, RHETT OKOTOKS AJHL C/LW 6' 2.25" 200
183 HUGHES, CAMERON U OF WISCONSIN BIG10 C 5' 10.75" 144
184 OVERHARDT, ALEX PORTLAND WHL C 5' 11.0" 181
185 ZUHLSDORF, RYAN SIOUX CITY USHL D 5' 11.25" 188
186 LAISHRAM, ADAM BELLEVILLE OHL RW 5' 8.5" 158
187 GAUDETTE, ADAM CEDAR RAPIDS USHL C 6' 0.75" 170
188 JANKOWSKI, DAVID STANSTEAD COLLEGE HIGH-QC C 6' 1.0" 155
189 FINLAY, LIAM VERNON BCHL RW 5' 6.5" 132
190 BUKARTS, RIHARDS BRANDON WHL LW 5' 8.5" 190
191 PHILP, LUKE KOOTENAY WHL C 5' 9.25" 180
192 MILETIC, SAM GREEN BAY USHL LW 6' 0.25" 182
193 MCFADDEN, GARRETT GUELPH OHL D 5' 10.5" 180
194 BORGEN, WILLIAM MOORHEAD HIGH-MN D 6' 1.75" 189
195 CRAWFORD, MARCUS SAGINAW OHL D 5' 11.0" 193
196 BELL, JASON SAINT JOHN QMJHL D 6' 2.0" 188
197 ZBOROVSKIY, SERGEY REGINA WHL D 6' 3.0" 198
198 DEMLER, BRENDAN OHIO BLUE JACKETS U18 T1AAA D 6' 1.25" 166
199 REDDEKOPP, CHAZ VICTORIA WHL D 6' 3.25" 219
200 PESKI, ANDREW BROCKVILLE CCHL D 6' 0.25" 201
201 MASONIUS, JOSEPH USA U-18 USHL D 6' 0.25" 190
202 FRYER, CALLUM AURORA OJHL D 6' 2.25" 190
203 STEVENS, LUKE NOBLE & GREENOUGH HIGH-MA LW 6' 3.75" 184
204 EVERS, CHRISTIAN USA U-18 USHL D 6' 1.75" 206
205 BUSCH, TYLER SPRUCE GROVE AJHL C 6' 2.25" 180
206 SOMERS, WILLIAM HOTCHKISS SCHOOL HIGH-CT LW 6' 4.0" 228
207 TRINKBERGER, DAVID SIOUX CITY USHL D 6' 4.5" 207
208 DESHARNAIS, VINCENT CHILLIWACK BCHL D 6' 6.0" 207
209 BAST, GABE PENTICTON BCHL D 5' 8.75" 188
210 GYSI, DANIEL SPRINGFIELD PICS USPHL PRE. D 5' 11.0" 165
LV SCHLICHTING, CONNOR SARNIA OHL D 6' 3.25" 207
LV MEYER, JARETT OWEN SOUND OHL D 6' 8.0" 246

Rank Name Team League Hand Height Weight
1 BLACKWOOD, MACKENZIE BARRIE OHL L 6' 4.0" 215
2 BOOTH, CALLUM QUEBEC QMJHL L 6' 2.75" 199
3 MONTEMBEAULT, SAMUEL BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND QMJHL L 6' 2.25" 164
4 TOMEK, MATEJ TOPEKA NAHL L 6' 2.5" 180
5 OPILKA, LUKE USA U-18 USHL L 6' 1.0" 192
6 MCNIVEN, MICHAEL OWEN SOUND OHL L 6' 0.5" 205
7 LACKEY, MICHAEL USA U-18 USHL L 6' 2.5" 214
8 SCHNEIDER, NICK MEDICINE HAT WHL R 6' 1.75" 160
9 HILL, ADIN PORTLAND WHL L 6' 3.5" 198
10 HICKS, CONNOR BELLEVILLE OHL L 6' 3.25" 189
11 BIRDSALL, CHRISTOPHER YOUNGSTOWN USHL L 5' 11.0" 181
12 TOTH, RYLAN RED DEER WHL L 6' 1.5" 195
13 MCBRIDE, NICK PRINCE ALBERT WHL L 6' 3.5" 179
14 HERBST, LIAM OTTAWA OHL R 6' 3.75" 194
15 BEDNARD, RYAN JOHNSTOWN NAHL L 6' 3.75" 179
16 ROBINSON, MIKE LAWRENCE ACADEMY HIGH-MA L 6' 4.0" 200
17 HELVIG, JEREMY KINGSTON OHL L 6' 2.75" 216
18 SMITH, EVAN AUSTIN NAHL L 6' 6.25" 174
19 AHRENS, JENS (VAUGHAN) MINNESOTA MAGICIANS NAHL L 6' 2.75" 194
20 LARKIN, RYAN CEDAR RAPIDS USHL L 6' 0.5" 192
21 JURUSIK, MATTHEW JANESVILLE NAHL L 6' 0.0" 194
22 WORNIG, STEFAN POWELL RIVER BCHL R 6' 5.5" 207
23 FOULEM, FREDERIC Shattuck-St. Mary's Prep HIGH-MN L 6' 0.5" 189
24 KOZLOWSKI, TREVIN THE GUNNERY HIGH-CT L 6' 3.75" 186
25 PAPIRNY, JORDAN BRANDON WHL L 6' 0.5" 173
26 FLINN, JACK OWEN SOUND OHL L 6' 7.0" 223
27 BOWMAN, ZACK PLYMOUTH OHL L 6' 0.0" 168
28 HALLADAY, LOGAN BLOOMINGTON USHL L 6' 0.75" 194
29 DACCORD, JOEL CUSHING ACADEMY HIGH-MA L 6' 2.5" 197
30 BELISLE, JEREMY ROUYN-NORANDA QMJHL L 6' 0.0" 157
31 PARENTEAU, RYLAN PRINCE ALBERT WHL L 6' 0.5" 191
32 TREMBLAY, OLIVIER VICTORIAVILLE QMJHL L 5' 11.25" 182
33 INGRAM, CONNOR KAMLOOPS WHL L 6' 0.5" 212
34 THOME, PETER CHICAGO FURY U18 T1AAA L 6' 3.0" 194
35 O'BRIEN, CONOR NORTHFIELD-MT.HERMON HIGH-MA L 6' 1.0" 161

Monday, January 19, 2015

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 22-22-0-1 record (13-8-0-0 at home, 9-14-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and eighth place in the new playoff wildcard standings...KOOTENAY will begin a stretch of four games in six days beginning with a home contest January 20 versus VANCOUVER.

2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS: Take advantage of great savings all season long with KOOTENAY ICE 2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS...Purchase a walk-up ticket for any Tuesday regular season game and receive a ticket of equal value for free...Enjoy 2 FOR 1 savings on concession items as well including popcorn, hot dogs and fountain drinks...This offer may not be combined with any other promotion and restaurant seating does not apply...The next 2 FOR 1 TUESDAY is January 20 against VANCOUVER.

FAMILY SUNDAYS: Bring the whole family to a KOOTENAY ICE game with our new FAMILY SUNDAY offer...At each Sunday regular season home game, fans can purchase four tickets, four regular soft drinks, and four concession food items (hot dog, pizza slice or small popcorn) for $52.00...Children under 12 can also eat for free from the COYOTE JACK'S RESTAURANT Kid's Menu on FAMILY SUNDAYS when dining with parents...The next FAMILY SUNDAY is January 25 against PRINCE GEORGE...For more information, contact the ICE office at 250-417-0322.

DID YOU KNOW: Forward SAM REINHART surpassed JARRET STOLL for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season points January 17 at SASKATOON…REINHART now has 287 career points (111-176-287) in 223 games...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is one goal away from 100 career regular season tallies…Forward LUKE PHILP recorded his fourth multi-goal game of the season (two goals) January 16 at PRINCE ALBERT…PHILP has amassed seven points (3-4-7) in his past five games…PHILP is two games shy of 200 career regular season games played...Forward AUSTIN VETTERL is three appearances short of 250 career regular season games played…Forward LEVI CABLE is two points shy of 100 career WHL points...Forward JON MARTIN surpassed 300 career penalty minutes January 14 at MOOSE JAW…Forward TIM BOZON is four assists shy of 150 in his WHL career.

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup four to six months with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 45 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 21-20-2-2, after 46 games 22-20-2-2 and after 47 games 23-20-2-2.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Monday, January 19 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pmWestern Financial Place
Tuesday, January 20 ICE vs. Vancouver7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday, January 22 ICE at Edmonton11:30 am (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Friday, January 23 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pmWestern Financial Place
Saturday, January 24 ICE vs. Swift Current7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Sunday, January 25 ICE vs. Prince George6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, January 14 – Kootenay 3 at Moose Jaw 4 – Record 21-21-0-1 – Attendance: 3,252
Goals:
1 - Vetterl (4) from Alfaro
2 - Valiev (6) from Zborosky and Vetterl
3 - Reinhart (9) from Bozon and Martin
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (14 Saves, 4 GA)

Friday, January 16 – Kootenay 5 at Prince Albert 2 – Record 22-21-0-1 – Attendance: 2,449
Goals:
1 - Philp (19) from Descheneau and Reinhart
2 - Philp (20) from Alfaro and Zborosky
3 - Zborosky (12) from Reinhart and Allbee
4 - Chynoweth (4) from Reinhart and Valiev
5 - Descheneau (22) from Cable
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (28 Saves, 2 GA)

Saturday, January 17 – Kootenay 2 at Saskatoon 3 – Record 22-22-0-1 – Attendance: 4,062
Goals:
1 - Beattie (2) from Chynoweth and Lishchynsky
2 - Reinhart (10) from Descheneau and Philp
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (29 Saves, 3 GA)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Saskatoon 3 Kootenay 2

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/last-minute-goal-pushes-blades-past-ice
Wyatt Sloboshan broke a 2-2 tie with ten seconds remaining in the third period to lift the Saskatoon Blades to a 3-2 victory over the Kootenay ICE Saturday.

ICE captain Sam Reinhart scored late in the third period, and in doing so surpassed Jarret Stoll for the franchise lead in career regular season points with 287.

Kootenay, playing for the third time in four days, opened the scoring late in the second period when River Beattie tapped a rebound through the legs of Saskatoon goaltender Brock Hamm. Beattie's goal came at the end of a sequence that saw a pair of ICE players hit goalposts, and the visitors took the 1-0 lead to the second intermission.

The Blades responded early in the third period with a pair of goals 64 seconds apart. Josh Uhrich tied the game on a breakaway at 4:23 before a Nolan Reid point shot hit a body in front of Kootenay netminder Wyatt Hoflin and deflected into the goal.

Saskatoon held its lead until Reinhart's record-breaking goal at 17:09. The 19 year-old collected a pass from linemate Jaedon Descheneau and snapped his 10th goal of the season past Hamm.

Sloboshan, who scored twice when the two sides met a week ago at Western Financial Place, reclaimed the lead for the home side at 19:49 of the third period.

Hamm, making his second career WHL start, stopped 26 of 28 shots in goal for the Blades.

Hoflin made 29 saves for the ICE.

Reinhart takes over the franchise lead in points after 223 regular season games played with the ICE. His 176 assists are also a club record. Nigel Dawes remains Kootenay's all-time goals leader with 159 tallies.

UP NEXT: the ICE return home for a matchup with the Vancouver Giants Tuesday, January 20th. Join us for 2 For 1 Tuesday, with deals on walk-up tickets and select concession items. Visit the ICE office inside Western Financial Place or call (250) 417-0322 for details.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 22-21-0-1 record (13-8-0-0 at home, 9-13-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will open a stretch of four games in six days with a home date against VANCOUVER January 20.

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 25 points (10-17-27)...Forward LUKE PHILP is ranked second (12-11-23)...KOOTENAY holds a 29-28-9-2 lifetime record versus SASKATOON (15-13-5-1 at home, 14-15-4-1 on the road, 3-5-7 in overtime)...Forward SAM REINHART is one point behind JARRET STOLL for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season points (286)...REINHART has 19 points (4-15-19) in 13 career regular season games versus the BLADES…Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN set a new KOOTENAY ICE franchise record with appearances in 29 consecutive games (October 24 - January 9)...DESCHENEAU is one goal shy of 100 career regular season goals...PHILP put up his fourth multi-goal game of the season (two goals) January 16 at PRINCE ALBERT…PHILP recorded his 100th career regular season assist January 10 versus SASKATOON...PHILP is three appearances short of 200 career WHL regular season games played...PHILP has collected six points (3-3-6) in his past four games…Forward JON MARTIN surpassed 300 career penalty minutes January 14 at MOOSE JAW...Forward AUSTIN VETTERL is four appearances away from 250 career WHL games played…Forward LEVI CABLE is two points shy of 100 career regular season points...Forward TIM BOZON is four assists short of 150 in his WHL career…Forward MATT ALFARO has recorded six points (1-5-6) in his past six games.

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 44 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 21-20-2-1, after 45 games 21-20-2-2 and after 46 games 22-20-2-2.

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).

Kootenay 5 Prince Albert 2

From Chris Wahl ...
The Kootenay ICE exploded for four third-period goals en route to a 5-2 victory over the Prince Albert Raiders Friday.

Luke Philp tallied twice, while Zak Zborosky collected his second game-winning goal against the Raiders this season as Kootenay snapped a four-game winless skid.

The ICE opened the scoring just past the eight-minute mark when Philp collected a pass from linemate Jaedon Descheneau, then beat Prince Albert netminder Rylan Parenteau from close range. The Canmore, Alberta native came close to doubling the Kootenay lead on a breakaway later in the frame but was denied by the Raiders goaltender.

The hosts equalized at the midpoint of the second period following an odd-man rush. After Tim Vanstone's initial shot was kicked out by ICE puckstopper Wyatt Hoflin, the rebound fell to Matteo Gennaro who poked home his fifth goal of the season.

Kootenay held a 29-22 shot advantage through 40 minutes, and the offensive production sprung to life during an eight-minute span in period three.

Philp wired a wrist shot past Parenteau from the high slot at 5:46 to put the ICE ahead 2-1. It was the 19 year-old's 20th goal of the campaign.

Zborosky snapped home a shot high to Parenteau's stick side to extend the lead four minutes later, before Ryan Chynoweth and Descheneau added insurance markers for Kootenay.

Import forward Simon Stransky completed the evening's scoring with a redirection in front of Hoflin with 4:35 remaining in the game.

Hoflin made 28 saves in the ICE goal, and has now won ten of his last 13 appearances when facing 30 or more shots.

Parenteau made 38 saves for Prince Albert.

Kootenay captain Sam Reinhart collected a pair of assists, putting him within a point of Jarret Stoll's franchise record total of 286.

Philp recorded his fourth multi-goal game of the season, while Descheneau's tally gives him 99 career regular season goals in the WHL.

Both teams went 0-1 on the power-play.

UP NEXT: the ICE complete their three-game East Division road swing Saturday night in Saskatoon. Game time is 6:00 pm.

Friday, January 16, 2015

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 21-21-0-1 record (13-8-0-0 at home, 8-13-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will complete a three-game road trip in SASKATOON January 17 before returning home to host VANCOUVER January 20.

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 25 points (9-16-25)...Forward LUKE PHILP is ranked second (10-11-21)...KOOTENAY holds a 44-23-1-1 lifetime record versus PRINCE ALBERT (23-11-0-1 at home, 21-12-1-0 on the road, 10-2-0 in overtime)...Forward SAM REINHART is three points behind JARRET STOLL for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season points (286)...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN set a new KOOTENAY ICE franchise record with appearances in 29 consecutive games (October 24 - January 9)...HOFLIN leads all WHL netminders in minutes played (2,289) and is ranked second in saves (1,121)...DESCHENEAU sits fifth among all-time franchise points leaders (239 points)...DESCHENEAU is also tied with MAX REINHART for fourth in career assists with 141...DESCHENEAU is two goals shy of 100 career regular season goals...Forward JON MARTIN surpassed 300 career penalty minutes January 14 at MOOSE JAW...PHILP recorded his 100th career regular season assist January 10 versus SASKATOON...PHILP is four appearances short of 200 career WHL regular season games played...Defenseman CALE FLEURY scored his first career WHL goal January 9 versus RED DEER...Forward LEVI CABLE is three points shy of 100 career regular season points...Forward TIM BOZON is four assists short of 150 in his WHL career.

STREAK: Forward MATT ALFARO has recorded five points (1-4-5) in his past five games.

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 43 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 21-19-2-1, after 44 games 21-20-2-1 and after 45 games 21-20-2-2.

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).

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Moose Jaw 4 Kootenay 3

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/warriors-edge-ice-wednesday
Brayden Point's hat-trick goal 11:08 into the third period proved decisive as the Moose Jaw Warriors edged the Kootenay ICE 4-3 Wednesday at Mosaic Place.

The Warriors withstood a late ICE rally, with goaltender Zach Sawchenko turning aside 30 shots as Kootenay began its three-game East Division road trip with a defeat.

Moose Jaw led 2-0 after 20 minutes of play on a pair of breakaway goals from Point. A third breakaway goal off the stick of Torrin White helped the hosts increase their lead to 3-0 just prior to the midway mark of the second period.

Kootenay finally solved Sawchenko at 11:44 of period two on an odd-man rush, when Matt Alfaro dropped a pass to linemate Austin Vetterl, who put home his fourth goal of the season cutting the Warriors' lead to 3-1.

Rinat Valiev, playing in his first game since returning to the ICE from the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championships, shaved the deficit to 3-2 five and a half minutes later on a long range shot.

Kootenay outshot Moose Jaw 12-3 in the third period, but fell behind 4-2 on Point's hat-trick marker, which came on a Warrior power-play.

ICE captain Sam Reinhart brought his club back to within a goal a minute later on a nifty setup from Tim Bozon, but the Warriors held on the rest of the way collecting their second home victory over Kootenay this season.

ICE goaltender Wyatt Hoflin made 14 saves. The ICE power-play finished 0-5.

UP NEXT: Kootenay continues the three-game road trip Friday in Prince Albert. Game time is 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 21-20-0-1 record (13-8-0-0 at home, 8-12-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who are 6-3-0-1 in the last ten games, will continue a three-game road trip in PRINCE ALBERT January 16.

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 25 points (9-16-25)...Forward LUKE PHILP is ranked second (10-11-21)...KOOTENAY holds a 34-26-8-0 lifetime record versus MOOSE JAW (20-11-3-0 at home, 14-15-5-0 on the road, 6-4-4 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the third of four meetings this season between the ICE and WARRIORS with each team holding a 1-1-0-0 record...Forward SAM REINHART is four points behind JARRET STOLL for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season points (286)...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN set a new KOOTENAY ICE franchise record with appearances in 29 consecutive games (October 24 - January 9)...HOFLIN is ranked second among WHL netminders in minutes played (2,231) and saves (1,107)...DESCHENEAU sits fifth among all-time franchise points leaders (239 points)...DESCHENEAU is also tied with MAX REINHART for fourth in career assists with 141...DESCHENEAU is two goals shy of 100 career regular season goals...PHILP recorded his 100th career regular season assist January 10 versus SASKATOON...PHILP is five appearances short of 200 career WHL regular season games played...Defenseman CALE FLEURY scored his first career WHL goal January 9 versus RED DEER...Forward LEVI CABLE is three points shy of 100 career regular season points...Forward TIM BOZON is five assists short of 150 in his WHL career.

INJURY: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 42 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 12-19-2-1, after 43 games 21-19-2-1 and after 44 games 21-20-2-1.

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).

Monday, January 12, 2015

ICE Weekly Update

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 21-20-0-1 record (13-8-0-0 at home, 8-12-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION and eighth place in the new playoff wildcard standings...KOOTENAY, who are 6-3-0-1 in the last ten games, will begin a three-game EAST DIVISION road trip January 14 in MOOSE JAW before stops in PRINCE ALBERT January 16 and SASKATOON January 17.

2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS: Take advantage of great savings all season long with KOOTENAY ICE 2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS...Purchase a walk-up ticket for any Tuesday regular season game and receive a ticket of equal value for free...Enjoy 2 FOR 1 savings on concession items as well including popcorn, hot dogs and fountain drinks...This offer may not be combined with any other promotion and restaurant seating does not apply...The next 2 FOR 1 TUESDAY is January 20 versus VANCOUVER.

FAMILY SUNDAYS: Bring the whole family to a KOOTENAY ICE game with our new FAMILY SUNDAY offer...At each Sunday regular season home game, fans can purchase four tickets, four regular soft drinks, and four concession food items (hot dog, pizza slice or small popcorn) for $52.00...Children under 12 can also eat for free from the COYOTE JACK'S RESTAURANT Kid's Menu on FAMILY SUNDAYS when dining with parents...The next FAMILY SUNDAY is January 25 against PRINCE GEORGE...For more information, contact the ICE office at 250-417-0322.

DID YOU KNOW: Forward SAM REINHART is four points behind JARRET STOLL for the ICE franchise lead in career regular season points (286)...Forward LUKE PHILP registered his 100th career assist January 10 versus SASKATOON...PHILP is five games short of 200 career regular season games played...Forward LEVI CABLE was named the STEEPLES CONSTRUCTION PLAYER OF THE MONTH for December with 11 points (7-4-11), including a five point outing versus CALGARY December 27...CABLE is three points shy of 100 career WHL points...Defenseman CALE FLEURY scored his first career WHL goal January 9 versus RED DEER...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is two goals away from 100 career regular season tallies...DESCHENEAU sits fifth among all-time franchise points leaders (239 points)...DESCHENEAU is also tied with MAX REINHART for fourth in career assists with 141...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN set a new KOOTENAY ICE franchise record with appearances in 29 consecutive games (October 24 - January 9)...HOFLIN is ranked second among WHL netminders in minutes played (2,231) and saves (1,107)...Former ICE forward KEVIN KING (UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY DINOS) put up four points (1-3-4), including a short-handed goal, in a two-game sweep of the SASKATCHEWAN HUSKIES January 9 and 10...The DINOS (15-7-0) are ranked second in the CIS CANADA WEST CONFERENCE, and are led in scoring by former KOOTENAY forward ELGIN PEARCE (12-11-23).

TRANSACTION / INJURY: KOOTENAY acquired Defenseman LENNY HACKMAN (January 30, 1995) from the LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES in exchange for a 12th round selection in the 2015 WHL BANTAM DRAFT on January 8...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 42 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 20-19-2-1, after 43 games 21-19-2-1 and after 44 games 21-20-2-1.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Monday, January 12 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday, January 14 ICE at Moose Jaw 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Friday, January 16 ICE at Prince Albert 6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday, January 17 ICE at Saskatoon 6:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, January 9 – Kootenay 1 vs. Red Deer 3 – Record 21-19-0-1 – Attendance: 2,596
Goals:
1 - Fleury (1) from Philp and Vetterl
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (19 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, January 10 – Kootenay 4 vs. Saskatoon 6 – Record 21-20-0-1 – Attendance: 2,309
Goals:
1 - Cable (18) from Lishchynsky and Philp
2 - Cable (19) from Philp and King
3 - Bozon (14) from Reinhart and Fleury
4 - Philp (18) from Alfaro and Murray
Goaltender: Keelan Williams (35 Saves, 6 GA)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Saskatoon 6 Kootenay 4

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-bested-by-blades

Brock Hamm made 28 saves in his first WHL start, and Wyatt Sloboshan scored twice as the Saskatoon Blades bested the Kootenay ICE 6-4 Saturday at Western Financial Place.

Luke Philp led the way offensively for the ICE with a goal and two assists, but Kootenay fell for the second time in as many nights on home ice.

The ICE took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission thanks to forward Levi Cable, who banked a rebound off the end boards past Hamm for the first of his two goals on the evening.

The Blades answered early in the second, though. New acquisition Brycen Martin snapped home a shot from the slot that caromed off the post into the Kootenay net.

Cable and Saskatoon captain Brett Stovin traded goals minutes later before the Blades got their first lead of the evening at 12:47 of the middle frame through Sloboshan, going ahead 3-2 on his fifth tally of the season.

The ICE responded less than three minutes later when Tim Bozon found space in the slot and wired a snapshot into the top right-hand corner.

Sloboshan reclaimed the Saskatoon lead before the intermission, jamming a rebound past the outstretched limbs of Kootenay goaltender Keelan Williams.

Cameron Hebig and Sam McKechnie added third-period markers for the Blades before Philp drew the ICE back to within two goals with three-and-a-half minutes remaining.

Martin had a goal and an assist for Saskatoon, while blueliner Kolton Dixon added three helpers.

Philp recorded his 100th career WHL regular season assist in the second period.

Williams stopped 35 shots in the Kootenay goal.

UP NEXT: the ICE begin a three-game East division road swing Wednesday night in Moose Jaw, before matchups with Prince Albert and Saskatoon Friday and Saturday.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 21-19-0-1 record (13-7-0-0 at home, 8-12-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will begin a three-game road trip in MOOSE JAW January 14.

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 home scoring with 24 points (12-12-24)...Forward LUKE PHILP is ranked second (7-15-22)... KOOTENAY holds a 29-27-9-2 lifetime record versus SASKATOON (15-12-5-1 at home, 14-15-4-1 on the road, 3-5-7 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the second of four meetings this season between the ICE and BLADES with SASKATOON having won the opening matchup October 22...Since November 1, the ICE have a record of 18-6-0-1…Forward SAM REINHART captured a Gold Medal with TEAM CANADA at the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS, while Defenseman RINAT VALIEV won a Silver Medal with TEAM RUSSIA...REINHART tied for the tournament scoring lead with 11 points (5-6-11) and is the third ICE player to win Gold for CANADA at the WORLD JUNIORS (NIGEL DAWES & JEFF GLASS - 2005)…Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN holds the franchise record for most consecutive appearances in goal (29), breaking the previous mark of 25 (TODD MATHEWS) December 30 at MEDICINE HAT…HOFLIN leads all WHL goaltenders in both minutes played (2,231) and is ranked second in saves (1,228)...DESCHENEAU is tied for 11th in WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE scoring with 49 points (21-28-49)…DESCHENEAU sits fifth among all-time franchise points leaders (239 points)...DESCHENEAU is also tied with MAX REINHART for fourth in career assists with 141...DESCHENEAU is two goals shy of 100 career regular season goals...PHILP is two assists short of 100 career regular season assists...Defenseman CALE FLEURY scored his first career WHL goal January 9 versus RED DEER...Defenseman TYLER KING played in his 200th career WHL regular season game January 3 at EDMONTON...Forward JON MARTIN recorded his second multi-goal game of the season (two goals) January 2 against the REBELS…Both of MARTIN's multi-goal games have come at RED DEER…KOOTENAY has been assessed the fewest penalty minutes (419) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...The ICE are 10-0-0-0 when opening the scoring at home this season.

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: KOOTENAY has acquired Defenseman LENNY HACKMAN from the LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES for a 12th Round selection in the 2015 WHL BANTAM DRAFT...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with an illness.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 41 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 19-19-2-1, after 42 games 20-19-2-1 and after 43 games 21-19-2-1.

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 MIKE CAMPBELL and CURTIS MAROUELLI...The Linesmen are JEREMI DEL CAMPO and ANTHONY GUZZO.

Red Deer 3 Kootenay 1

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-tripped-up-by-rebels

Taz Burman made 30 saves as the Red Deer Rebels frustrated the Kootenay ICE 3-1 Friday at Western Financial Place.

Kootenay defenseman Cale Fleury scored his first career WHL goal, but Presten Kopeck's tally 11 seconds from the end of the first period proved to be the game winner as Red Deer avenged last week's ICE victory in Central Alberta.

The Rebels opened the scoring 2:16 into the first period on Jeff de Wit's second goal of the campaign, then increased their lead to 2-0 in the dying seconds of the frame when Kopeck deflected home a wrist shot from linemate Connor Gay.

Kootenay outshot Red Deer 11-7 in each of the first two periods, but it was the visitors who increased their lead just past the midway mark of the third stanza on a power play goal from Riley Sheen.

Fleury would break Burman's shutout bid with 4:20 remaining in regulatino time on a setup from Luke Philp.

Wyatt Hoflin made 19 saves in the ICE net. Kootenay outshot the Rebels 31-22 overall.

UP NEXT: the ICE welcome the Saskatoon Blades to Western Financial Place Saturday. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Friday, January 9, 2015

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 21-18-0-1 record (13-6-0-0 at home, 8-12-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who are 6-1-0-1 in their past eight games, will host SASKATOON January 10 before beginning a three-game road trip in MOOSE JAW January 14.

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 home scoring with 24 points (12-12-24)...Forward LUKE PHILP is ranked second (7-14-21)...KOOTENAY holds a 60-65-13-3 lifetime record versus RED DEER (33-30-8-1 at home, 27-35-5-2 on the road, 9-8-8 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the fifth of seven meetings this season between the ICE and REBELS with each team holding a 2-2-0-0 record...Since November 1, the ICE have a record of 18-5-0-1…Forward SAM REINHART captured a Gold Medal with TEAM CANADA at the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS, while Defenseman RINAT VALIEV won a Silver Medal with TEAM RUSSIA...REINHART tied for the tournament scoring lead with 11 points (5-6-11) and is the third ICE player to win Gold for CANADA at the WORLD JUNIORS (NIGEL DAWES & JEFF GLASS - 2005)…Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN holds the franchise record for most consecutive appearances in goal (28), breaking the previous mark of 25 (TODD MATHEWS) December 30 at MEDICINE HAT…HOFLIN leads all WHL goaltenders in both minutes played (2,172) and is ranked second in saves (1,088)...DESCHENEAU is tied for ninth in WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE scoring with 49 points (21-28-49)…DESCHENEAU sits fifth among all-time franchise points leaders (239 points)...DESCHENEAU is also tied with MAX REINHART for fourth in career assists with 141...DESCHENEAU is two goals shy of 100 career regular season goals...PHILP is three assists short of 100 career regular season assists...Defenseman TYLER KING played in his 200th career WHL regular season game January 3 at EDMONTON...Forward JON MARTIN recorded his second multi-goal game of the season (two goals) January 2 at RED DEER…Both of MARTIN's multi-goal games have come on the road versus the REBELS…KOOTENAY has been assessed the fewest penalty minutes (410) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...The ICE are 10-0-0-0 when opening the scoring at home this season.

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: KOOTENAY has acquired Defenseman LENNY HACKMAN from the LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES for a 12th Round selection in the 2015 WHL BANTAM DRAFT...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with an illness.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 40 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 19-18-2-1, after 41 games 19-19-2-1 and after 42 games 20-19-2-1.

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 CHRIS CRICH and CHRIS SCHLENKER...The Linesmen are DARREN HOLEHA and GREG SARAUER.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

ICE Add Defenseman

Cranbrook, BC --  Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club today announced the Club has acquired 19-year-old Defenseman Lenny Hackman from the Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for a 12th round pick in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.

“Our goal heading into the WHL Trade Deadline was to add depth to our defense corps and we are happy to add a player with Lenny Hackman's experience and work ethic to our lineup. He is an excellent skater who we are anticipating will play some key minutes on our blue line,” added Chynoweth.

Hackman was a ninth round selection (179th Overall) in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft and is in his third season with the Hurricanes. Hackman will join the ICE at practice today.

As a result of today’s transaction the ICE are now carrying 24 players, including two goaltenders, nine defenseman and 13 forwards. 


LENNY HACKMAN
January 30, 1995 * Hometown: Airdrie, AB
Defense * Shoots: Left * 5’9”, 185 lbs
YEAR TEAM GP G A PTS PIM
2012-13 Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 1 7 8 17
2013-14 Lethbridge Hurricanes 72 2 8 10 6
2014-15 Lethbridge Hurricanes 31 1 2 3 0
TOTALS 175 4 17 21 23

Monday, January 5, 2015

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 21-18-0-1 record (13-6-0-0 at home, 8-12-0-1 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts) and in fourth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY, who are 6-1-0-1 in the past eight games, will play the next two contests on home ice beginning January 9 versus RED DEER.

2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS: Take advantage of great savings all season long with KOOTENAY ICE 2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS...Purchase a walk-up ticket for any Tuesday regular season game and receive a ticket of equal value for free...Enjoy 2 FOR 1 savings on concession items as well including popcorn, hot dogs and fountain drinks...This offer may not be combined with any other promotion and restaurant seating does not apply...The next 2 FOR 1 TUESDAY is January 20 versus VANCOUVER.

ICE GIFT CARDS: The KOOTENAY ICE now have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS available for purchase…Available in any dollar amount, GIFT CARDS can be used to buy individual game tickets or Flex Paks…Gift Cards are available at the Kootenay ICE Office.

DID YOU KNOW: Forward SAM REINHART (CANADA) and Defenseman RINAT VALIEV (RUSSIA) will face each other in the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP Gold Medal Game tonight in TORONTO...REINHART is tied for second in tournament scoring with ten points (4-6-10)…Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN holds the franchise record for most consecutive appearances in goal (28), breaking the previous mark of 25 (TODD MATHEWS) December 30 at MEDICINE HAT…HOFLIN set a new career high for saves in a game with 51 December 27 against CALGARY...HOFLIN leads all WHL goaltenders in minutes played (2,172) and is ranked second in saves (1,088)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is tied for seventh in WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE scoring with 49 points (21-28-49)…DESCHENEAU sits fifth among all-time franchise points leaders (239 points)...DESCHENEAU is also tied with MAX REINHART for fourth in career assists with 141...DESCHENEAU is two goals shy of 100 career regular season goals...Forward LUKE PHILP is three assists short of 100 career regular season assists...Defenseman TYLER KING played in his 200th career WHL regular season game January 3 at EDMONTON...Forward JON MARTIN recorded his second multi-goal game of the season (two goals) January 2 at RED DEER…Both of MARTIN’s multi-goal games this season have come on the road against the REBELS…KOOTENAY has been assessed the fewest penalty minutes (410) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE…Former ICE forward ARNAUD JACQUEMET was part of the GENEVE-SERVETTE HC side that captured the SPENGLER CUP last week in SWITZERLAND...Former KOOTENAY forward MATT FRASER was acquired December 29 by the EDMONTON OILERS...FRASER has scored two goals in his first four games with the OILERS.

TRANSACTION / INJURY: KOOTENAY has added Defenseman TANNER LISHCHYNSKY (January 5, 1995) from the FLIN FLON BOMBERS of the SASKATCHEWAN JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup indefinitely with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 40 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 19-18-2-1, after 41 games 19-19-2-1 and after 42 games 20-19-2-1.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Monday January 5 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Tuesday January 6 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday January 7 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday January 8 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday January 9 ICE vs. Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday January 10 ICE vs. Saskatoon 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)


WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, December 30 – Kootenay 4 at Medicine Hat 5 (SO) – Record 20-17-0-1 – Attendance: 4,006
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (20) from Philp and Fleury
2 - King (5) from Descheneau and Philp (PP)
3 - Philp (16) from Descheneau
4 - Philp (17) from Bozon and Descheneau
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (26 Saves, 4 GA)

Friday, January 2 – Kootenay 5 at Red Deer 3 – Record 21-17-0-1 – Attendance: 4,845
Goals:
1 - Cable (17) from Alfaro
2 - Descheneau (21) from Bozon
3 - Martin (5) from Alfaro
4 - Martin (6) unassisted
5 - Chynoweth (3) from Martin and Lishchynsky
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (38 Saves, 3 GA)

Saturday, January 3 – Kootenay 1 at Edmonton 3 – Record 21-18-0-1 – Attendance: 6,492
Goals:
1 - Alfaro (6) from King and Vetterl
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (29 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Edmonton 3 Kootenay 1

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/oil-kings-stifle-ice-attack-saturday

Tristan Jarry turned aside 32 shots as the Edmonton Oil Kings defeated the Kootenay ICE 3-1 Saturday at Rexall Place in Edmonton.

Matt Alfaro scored the lone ICE goal as Kootenay's string of seven consecutive games with at least one point ended at the hands of the defending Memorial Cup champions.

The ICE outshot Edmonton 10-9 in the opening frame, but fell behind just past the midway mark when Brett Pollock wristed home a power-play marker for the Oil Kings.

Kootenay stormed out of the gate in period two, tying the game 10:12 into the middle frame when a Tyler King point shot caromed into the Edmonton net off a well-positioned Alfaro, who scored his sixth goal of the season.

The hosts answered back just under four minutes later when rookie forward Davis Koch beat ICE netminder Wyatt Hoflin for his second goal of the campaign.

Kootenay failed to equalize on two third-period power-plays before Lane Bauer added insurance for the Oil Kings with an empty-net goal with 42 seconds left. The ICE finished 0-7 with the man advantage.

Hoflin, making his 28th consecutive start, made 29 saves for Kootenay.

Austin Vetterl added an assist for the ICE.

Before the game, Kootenay announced defenseman Tanner Lishchynsky would remain with the club for the rest of the 2014-15 season. The 19 year-old Saskatoon native had previously been eligible to play five games with the ICE as an affiliated player.

UP NEXT: the ICE return home for a pair of games beginning January 9th versus the Red Deer Rebels. Game time is 7:00 pm at Western Financial Place.