Saturday, October 25, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-10-0-0 record (2-2-0-0 at home, 1-8-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...After tonight's game, the ICE begin a six-game home stand October 28 versus PRINCE ALBERT.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: The ICE hold a 47-29-6-4 lifetime record versus SPOKANE (26-14-1-2 at home, 21-15-5-2 on the road, 8-9-2 in overtime)…Forward TIM BOZON and Defenseman RINAT VALIEV both made their season debuts with KOOTENAY October 24 versus CALGARY…BOZON recorded one assist…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU became the 13th ICE player to record 200 career regular season points October 22 at SASKATOON...Forward RIVER BEATTIE scored his first career WHL goal October 21 at PRINCE ALBERT... Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first career WHL shutout (34 saves) October 17 versus REGINA...Defenseman TROY MURRAY scored his first career WHL goal October 17 against the PATS.

INJURIES: Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one to two weeks with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 13 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 6-5-2-0, after 14 games 6-6-2-0 and after 15 games 7-6-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: 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).

Calgary 9 Kootenay 2

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-defeated-by-hitmen-friday
Kenton Helgesen and Greg Chase each enjoyed multi-goal games as the Calgary Hitmen defeated the Kootenay ICE 9-2 at Western Financial Place Friday.

ICE forward Tim Bozon and defenseman Rinat Valiev both made their season debuts, with Bozon collecting an assist in his return to Cranbrook.

Calgary opened the scoring with just under six minutes remaining in the opening period thanks to Helgesen. Chase added his first goal of the season exactly two and a half minutes later to give the visitors a 2-0 lead after one frame.

Bozon made his mark on proceedings early in the second, setting up linemate Jaedon Descheneau for his team-leading seventh goal of the season from close quarters in front of the Hitmen goal.

Calgary found the back of the net three times in the latter stages of period two, though. Adam Tambellini, Micheal Zipp and Beck Malenstyn each chipped in with singles to put the Hitmen up 5-1 after fourty minutes.

Again, Kootenay found an early goal in the third period, with sophomore defenseman Troy Murray scoring for the second time in five games.

Helgesen scored 24 seconds after Murray's goal, with Loch Morrison, Radel Fazleev and Greg Chase all finding the back of the net against ICE netminder Keelan Williams, who replaced starter Wyatt Hoflin after two periods.

Calgary outshot Kootenay 42-21, with Hitmen goaltender Mack Shields turning aside 19 shots to earn the win.

Kootenay forward Luke Philp collected one assist, with both he and Descheneau now riding three-game point streaks.

UP NEXT: The ICE visit the Spokane Chiefs Saturday before opening a six-game homestand Tuesday, October 28 against the Prince Albert Raiders. Game time Saturday is 8:05 pm.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-9-0-0 record (2-1-0-0 at home, 1-8-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...After tonight's game, the ICE visit SPOKANE October 25 before beginning a six-game home stand October 28 versus PRINCE ALBERT.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 62-59-13-4 lifetime record versus CALGARY (39-27-4-1 at home, 23-32-9-3 on the road, 4-9-8 in overtime)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU became the 13th ICE player to record 200 career regular season points October 22 at SASKATOON...Forward RIVER BEATTIE scored his first career WHL goal October 21 at PRINCE ALBERT...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first career WHL shutout (34 saves) October 17 versus REGINA...HOFLIN is ranked fourth among WHL goaltenders in saves with 294...Defenseman TROY MURRAY scored his first career WHL goal October 17 against the PATS.

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one to two weeks with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 12 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 6-5-1-0, after 13 games 6-5-2-0 and after 14 games 6-6-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: 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 JASON CRAMER and CLAYTON HALL...The Linesmen are TYLER JENSEN and JUSTIN SLIMM.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Saskatoon 5 Kootenay 2

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-fall-to-blades-wednesday
Alex Forsberg scored twice, including the game-winner, and Nik Amundrud made 31 saves for his first career WHL win as the Saskatoon Blades defeated the Kootenay ICE 5-2 in Saskatoon Wednesday.

Kootenay forward Jaedon Descheneau scored once, and in doing so became the 13th player in ICE franchise history to record 200 career regular season points.

Kootenay opened the scoring 78 seconds into the game through Zak Zborosky, but the Blades quickly answered back thanks to Forsberg, tying the game at 1-1 before it was two minutes old.

The ICE reclaimed the lead through Descheneau, who beat Amundrud for his team-leading sixth goal of the season off a feed from linemate Luke Philp at 10:15.

Saskatoon took a 3-2 lead into the first intermission, however, first equalizing on a wrist-shot from Isaac Schacher at 15:07 before going ahead on Forsberg's second tally 2:15 later.

Cameron Hebig extended the Blades' lead on a power-play two and a half minutes into the second period before Josh Uhrich rounded out the scoring with 6:14 remaining in the game.

Kootenay goaltender Keelan Williams made 35 saves in the loss. River Beattie, Austin Vetterl and Levi Cable each added assists.

UP NEXT: The ICE will play seven of its next eight games at Western Financial Place, beginning Friday night against the Calgary Hitmen. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ICE Trade

Cranbrook, BC -- Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club today announced the Club has traded goaltender Jayden Sittler (January 23, 1996) to the Victoria Royals in exchange for a sixth round selection in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.

Sittler, from Red Deer, Alberta, appeared in two pre-season games with the ICE this season. He is currently playing with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

The ICE thank Jayden Sittler for his contributions to the team and wish him luck with the Royals.

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-8-0-0 record (2-1-0-0 at home, 1-7-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...After tonight's game, the ICE return home to host CALGARY October 24 before visiting SPOKANE October 25.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 29-26-9-2 lifetime record versus SASKATOON (15-12-5-1 at home, 14-14-4-1 on the road, 3-5-7 in overtime)...The ICE posted a 3-1-0-0 record against the BLADES during the 2013-14 season (1-1-0-0 at home, 2-0-0-0 on the road)...Forward RIVER BEATTIE scored his first career WHL goal October 21 at PRINCE ALBERT…Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first career WHL shutout (34 saves) October 18 versus REGINA...HOFLIN is ranked second among WHL goaltenders in saves with 294…Defenseman TROY MURRAY scored his first career WHL goal October 18 against the PATS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game October 18 versus REGINA...For the second consecutive year, DESCHENEAU has been named to TEAM WHL for the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES November 10 in SASKATOON and November 11 in BRANDON...DESCHENEAU is one point shy of 200 career regular season points.

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the ICE lineup one to two weeks with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the KOOTENAY line up one to two weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 11 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 5-5-1-0, after 12 games 6-5-1-0 and after 13 games 6-5-2-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: 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).

Prince Albert 3 Kootenay 2

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/raiders-come-from-behind-to-defeat-ice
Jayden Hart's goal at 13:43 of the third period broke a tie and lifted the Prince Albert Raiders to a 3-2 victory over the Kootenay ICE Tuesday.

ICE forward River Beattie scored his first career WHL goal, but a 28-save performance from Raiders goaltender Nick McBride helped lift the hosts to a comeback win at Art Hauser Centre.

Kootenay started the game brightly, opening the scoring at the 5:43 mark when Levi Cable pounced on a rebound off an odd-man rush, beating McBride for his second goal of the season.

Beattie added a second goal for the ICE two and a half minutes later after a nifty setup from linemate Zak Zborosky.

Prince Albert cut the Kootenay lead in half before the first period was over, though, thanks to an unassisted goal from Matteo Gennaro with 5:26 remaining in the frame.

Raiders captain Josh Morrissey tied the game at 2-2 with the lone goal of the second period. The blueliner jumped into an odd-man rush and slapped a puck past ICE netmider Wyatt Hoflin at 13:25.

Cable came close to giving Kootenay the lead again midway through the third period, but the goal was waved off due to a high stick.

Hart's goal proved decisive, as McBridge stopped all 11 shots sent his way in the final frame.

Hoflin, who made his fourth consecutive start Tuesday, made 33 saves for Kootenay.

ICE forward Jaedon Descheneau collected one assist, giving him 199 career WHL regular season points.

UP NEXT: the ICE wrap up their two-game road trip Wednesday in Saskatoon. Game time is 7:05 pm.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-7-0-0 record (2-1-0-0 at home, 1-6-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...After tonight's game, the ICE complete a two-game road trip October 22 in SASKATOON before returning home to host CALGARY October 24.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 43-22-0-1 lifetime record versus PRINCE ALBERT (22-10-0-1 at home, 21-12-0-0 on the road, 9-2-0 in overtime)...The ICE posted a 2-2-0-0 record against the RAIDERS during the 2013-14 season (2-0-0-0 at home, 0-2-0-0 on the road)...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first career WHL shutout (34 saves) October 18 versus REGINA...Defenseman TROY MURRAY scored his first career WHL goal October 18 against the PATS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game October 18 versus REGINA...For the second consecutive year, DESCHENEAU has been named to TEAM WHL for the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES November 10 in SASKATOON and November 11 in BRANDON...DESCHENEAU is two points shy of 200 career regular season points...KOOTENAY has accumulated the third-fewest penalty minutes (137) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE.

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward VINCE LOSCHIAVO will be out of the ICE lineup day to day with an upper body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one to two weeks with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After ten games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 5-4-1-0, after 11 games 5-5-1-0 and after 12 games 6-5-1-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: 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, October 20, 2014

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 3-7-0-0 record (2-1-0-0 at home, 1-6-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will play three of its next four games on the road beginning October 21 in PRINCE ALBERT...The next home outing for KOOTENAY is October 24 versus CALGARY.

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are now available to purchase at the ICE Office…You get seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility...The first 100 FLEX PAKS purchased will include a golf voucher for WILDSTONE GOLF COURSE…Adult FLEX PAKS are $140.00, Seniors $112.00, Students $98.00 and Youth $70.00.

PEPSI KIDS CLUB: Memberships for the PEPSI KOOTENAY ICE KIDS CLUB are now on sale...For only $17.00, kids aged five to 12 receive an official membership card, gift, and punch card enabling them to attend up to eight ICE home games for only $5.00 per game...KIDS CLUB members also receive exclusive access to three events (Skate with the ICE, Tobogganing with the ICE, Movie with the ICE) this season!

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 first KOOTENAY ICE 2 FOR 1 TUESDAY is October 28 versus PRINCE ALBERT.

JOIN OUR TEAM: The KOOTENAY ICE are expanding their volunteer base and are currently seeking Ushers for the 2014-15 season...Prospective volunteers should be physically able to climb stairs and possess a friendly, professional demeanor...Interested applicants are invited to contact the ICE office at 417-0322 or email info@kootenayice.net.

ROSTER UPDATE: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU appeared in his 200th WHL regular season game October 17 versus REGINA...For the second consecutive year, DESCHENEAU has been named to TEAM WHL for the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES against RUSSIA November 10 in SASKATOON and November 11 in BRANDON...DESCHENEAU is two points shy of 200 career WHL regular season points...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first career WHL shutout (34 saves) October 17 against the PATS...Defenseman TROY MURRAY scored his first career WHL goal October 17 versus REGINA.

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward VINCE LOSCHIAVO will be out of the ICE lineup day to day with an upper body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one to two weeks with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After ten games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 5-4-1-0, after 11 games 5-5-1-0 and after 12 games 6-5-1-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday October 21 ICE at Prince Albert 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday October 22 ICE at Saskatoon 7:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday October 16 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday October 24 ICE vs. Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday October 25 ICE at Spokane 8:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, October 17 – Kootenay 1 vs. Regina 0 – Record 3-6-0-0 – Attendance: 2,223
Goals:
1 - Murray (1) from Fleury and Zborosky (PP)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (34 Saves, SO)

Saturday, October 18 – Kootenay 0 vs. Victoria 4 – Record 3-7-0-0 – Attendance: 2,042
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (25 Saves, 4 GA)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Victoria 4 Kootenay 0

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-clipped-by-royals

Two goals in a 15-second span helped pace the Victoria Royals to a 4-0 victory over the Kootenay ICE Saturday in Cranbrook.

Victoria goaltender Coleman Vollrath stopped 27 shots to record his first shutout of the season, while the ICE lost on home ice for the first time this season.

The Royals opened the scoring on a first period power-play, as blueliner Travis Brown found the back of the net.

Victoria carried a 1-0 lead through to the waning moments of the second period, when off a face-off to the left Kootenay goaltender Wyatt Hoflin, Royals forward Brandon Magee fed a cross-crease pass to linemate Brandon Fushimi, who outwaited the ICE netminder to score his third goal of the season.

Axel Blomqvist added to the Victoria lead a quarter-minute later, again off a setup from Magee to give the Royals a 3-0 lead through 40 minutes.

Logan Fisher added an insurance marker for the visitors 6:06 into the third period.

Hoflin, making his second start in as many days, recorded 25 saves in the Kootenay goal.

UP NEXT: The ICE hit the road for a pair of mid-week games beginning Tuesday in Prince Albert. The next home action for Kootenay is Friday, October 24th against the Calgary Hitmen.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-6-0-0 record (2-0-0-0 at home, 1-6-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...KOOTENAY, who shut out REGINA 1-0 last night, will play eight of its next 11 games on home ice...After tonight's game, the ICE embark on a two-game road trip beginning October 21 in PRINCE ALBERT...The next home action for KOOTENAY is October 24 versus CALGARY.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 2-1-0-0 lifetime record versus VICTORIA (1-0-0-0 at home, 1-1-0-0 on the road)...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN recorded his first career WHL shutout (34 saves) October 18 versus REGINA...Defenseman TROY MURRAY scored his first career WHL goal October 18 against the PATS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU appeared in his 200th career WHL regular season game October 18 versus REGINA...DESCHENEAU has been named to TEAM WHL for the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES November 10 in SASKATOON and November 11 in BRANDON...DESCHENEAU is two points shy of 200 career regular season points...Forward JON MARTIN is four games short of 200 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY celebrated his 18th birthday October 15...The ICE have accumulated the third-fewest penalty minutes (129) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE.

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward VINCE LOSCHIAVO will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one week with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the ICE line up two weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After nine games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 4-4-1-0, after ten games 5-4-1-0 and after 11 games 5-5-1-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: 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 Referee for tonight’s game is STEVE PAPP...The Linesmen are SEAN DONNELLY and MIKE ROBERTS.

Kootenay 1 Regina 0

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/hoflin-ice-stymie-pats-friday

Wyatt Hoflin made 34 saves, and Troy Murray's second period power-play goal held up as the Kootenay ICE shut out the Regina Pats 1-0 in Cranbrook Friday.

Hoflin recorded his first career WHL shutout, while Murray's tally was also a WHL first as the ICE improved to 2-0 on home ice this season.

After a scoreless opening frame, Kootenay found the scoresheet in the first minute of the second period. Just six seconds after a Pat had been penalized for interference, Murray sent a hard wrist shot towards the Regina goal that wafted past goaltender Daniel Wapple.

At the other end of the ice, the Pats sent a great deal of pressure Hoflin's way but the Spruce Grove native coolly turned aside every shot he faced. The ICE were outshot 34-16 on the night.

Kootenay forward Jaedon Descheneau made his 200th career WHL regular season appearance Friday. The 19 year-old was named to Team WHL for the second consecutive season for the the upcoming Subway Super Series against Russia earlier in the week.

UP NEXT: the ICE are back in action Saturday as the Victoria Royals pay their lone visit of the season to Western Financial Place. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 2-6-0-0 record (1-0-0-0 at home, 1-5-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...KOOTENAY will play nine of its next 12 games on home ice...After tonight's game, the ICE host VICTORIA October 18.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY holds a 35-24-4-2 lifetime record versus REGINA (19-8-2-2 at home, 16-16-2-0 on the road, 5-3-2-2 in overtime)...Goaltender KEELAN WILLIAMS made his first career WHL start October 9 at MOOSE JAW (35 saves, First Star)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU has been named to TEAM WHL for the 2014 SUBWAY SUPER SERIES November 10 in SASKATOON and November 11 in BRANDON...DESCHENEAU is two points shy of 200 career regular season points, and needs to appear in one game to reach 200 regular season games played...On this day in 2011, DESCHENEAU scored his first career WHL goal at LETHBRIDGE...Forward LUKE PHILP scored his first career short-handed goal October 9 against the WARRIORS...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY celebrated his 18th birthday October 15...The ICE have accumulated the third-fewest penalty minutes (112) in the EASTERN CONFERENCE.

INJURIES: Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with an upper body injury...Forward VINCE LOSCHIAVO will be out of the ICE lineup one week with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the KOOTENAY line up two weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After eight games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 4-3-1-0, after nine games 4-4-1-0 and after ten games 5-4-1-0.

DRAFTED PLAYERS: 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 DEREK ZALASKI...The Linesmen are MIKE BOISVERT and JUSTIN SLIMM.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Descheneau Named To Team WHL

GOALTENDERS
Eric Comrie (Tri-City Americans / Edmonton, AB)
Tristan Jarry (Edmonton Oil Kings / Delta, BC)

DEFENCEMEN
Madison Bowey (Kelowna Rockets / Winnipeg, MB)
Haydn Fleury (Red Deer Rebels / Carlyle, SK)
Dillon Heatherington (Swift Current Broncos / Calgary, AB)
Joe Hicketts (Victoria Royals / Kamloops, BC)
Josh Morrissey (Prince Albert Raiders / Calgary, AB)
Travis Sanheim (Calgary Hitmen / Elkhorn, MB)
Shea Theodore (Seattle Thunderbirds / Aldergrove, BC)

FORWARDS
Tyson Baillie (Kelowna Rockets / Fort Saskatchewan, AB)
Conner Bleackley (Red Deer Rebels / High River, AB)
Greg Chase (Calgary Hitmen / Sherwood Park, AB)
Jaedon Descheneau (Kootenay Ice / Edmonton, AB)

Jayce Hawryluk (Brandon Wheat Kings / Roblin, MB)
Morgan Klimchuck (Regina Pats / Calgary, AB)
Nic Petan (Portland Winterhawks / Delta, BC)
Brayden Point (Moose Jaw Warriors / Calgary, AB)
John Quenneville (Brandon Wheat Kings / Edmonton, AB)
Jake Virtanen (Calgary Hitmen / Abbotsford, BC)

Monday, November 10 at Saskatoon, SK
Tuesday, November 11 at Brandon, MB

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

From The ICE Office

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 2-6-0-0 record (1-0-0-0 at home, 1-6-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will play its next two games on home ice beginning October 17 versus REGINA.

SINGLE GAME TICKETS: Individual game tickets for all remaining regular season home games are now on sale...Visit the ICE office or call 250-417-0322 to secure your seat for the biggest games of the 2014-15 season.

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are now available to purchase at the ICE Office…You get seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility...The first 100 FLEX PAKS purchased will include a golf voucher for WILDSTONE GOLF COURSE…Adult FLEX PAKS are $140.00, Seniors $112.00, Students $98.00 and Youth $70.00.

PEPSI KIDS CLUB: Memberships for the PEPSI KOOTENAY ICE KIDS CLUB are now on sale...For only $17.00, kids aged five to 12 receive an official membership card, gift, and punch card enabling them to attend up to eight ICE home games for only $5.00 per game...KIDS CLUB members also receive exclusive access to three events (Skate with the ICE, Tobogganing with the ICE, Movie with the ICE) this season!

REPLICA JERSEYS AVAILABLE: KOOTENAY ICE REPLICA JERSEYS are now available for purchase at FIRST IMPRESSIONS...Visit their store location at 11A - 14th Avenue South for a wide selection of ICE merchandise...Fans can also call FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 250-426-5995 or order online at www.kootenaycollectibles.com.

JOIN OUR TEAM: The KOOTENAY ICE are expanding their volunteer base and are currently seeking Ushers for the 2014-15 season...Prospective volunteers should be physically able to climb stairs and possess a friendly, professional demeanor...Interested applicants are invited to contact the ICE office at 417-0322 or email info@kootenayice.net.

ROSTER UPDATE: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 24 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, five 1996-born players, five 1997-born players, and three 1998-born players...KOOTENAY has eight first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: Goaltender KEELAN WILLIAMS made his first career WHL start October 9 at MOOSE JAW (35 saves, First Star)...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU recorded his sixth career WHL hat-trick (fourth in regular season play) October 8 at REGINA...DESCHENEAU is two points shy of 200 career regular season points, and needs to appear in one game to reach 200 regular season games played...Forward LUKE PHILP scored his first career short-handed goal October 9 against the WARRIORS...Seven former KOOTENAY ICE players appeared on NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE opening-day rosters (ADAM CRACKNELL - COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS, CODY EAKIN - DALLAS STARS, MATT FRASER - BOSTON BRUINS, BRAYDEN McNABB - LOS ANGELES KINGS, ROMAN POLAK - TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, SAM REINHART - BUFFALO SABRES, JARRET STOLL - LOS ANGELES KINGS).

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: The ICE have added Forward TIM BOZON (March 24, 1994) from the HAMILTON BULLDOGS of the AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with an upper body injury...Forward VINCE LOSCHIAVO will be out of the ICE lineup one week with an upper body injury...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will be out of the KOOTENAY line up two weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After eight games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 4-3-1-0, after nine games 4-4-1-0 and after ten games 5-4-1-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday, October 14 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Wednesday, October 15 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday, October 16 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday, October 17 ICE vs. Regina 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday, October 18 ICE vs. Victoria 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, October 8 – Kootenay 4 @ Regina 5 – Record 2-4-0-0 – Attendance: 3,209
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (3) from Philp
2 - Descheneau (4) from Philp and King (PP)
3 - Descheneau (5) from Cable
4 - Cable (1) from Descheneau, Faith
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (42 Saves, 5 GA)

Thursday, October 9 – Kootenay 1 @ Moose Jaw 3 – Record 2-5-0-0 – Attendance: 3,319
Goals:
1 - Philp (4) from Descheneau (SH)
Goaltender: Keelan Williams (35 Saves, 3 GA)

Friday, October 10 – Kootenay 0 @ Swift Current 5 – Record 2-6-0-0 – Attendance: 2,092
Goaltenders: Keelan Williams (22 Saves, 5 GA), Wyatt Hoflin (5 Saves, 0 GA)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Swift Current 5 ICE 0

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-suffer-swift-current-setback

Colby Cave and Jake DeBrusk each put up three points, and Landon Bow recorded a 26-save shutout as the Swift Current Broncos defeated the Kootenay ICE 5-0 Friday.

DeBrusk scored twice in the opening frame, including the game-winner at the 7:38 mark of the first period as the Broncos handed Kootenay its third setback in as many nights in the province of Saskatchewan.

Jay Merkley, Andreas Schumacher and Tanner LeSann also scored for Swift Current.

Keelan Williams made 22 saves in the ICE goal before being replaced by Wyatt Hoflin in the third period.

Hoflin and forward Ryan Chynoweth both made their 50th appearances in an ICE uniform Friday.

UP NEXT: the ICE return home for a pair of games next weekend, beginning Friday, October 17 against the Regina Pats. Game time is 7:00 pm at Western Financial Place.