Friday, October 31, 2014

Reinhart Back To The ICE

The Buffalo Sabres have assigned forward Sam Reinhart to the Kootenay ICE.

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-12-0-0 record (2-3-0-0 at home, 1-9-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...After tonight's game, the ICE continues its six-game home stand November 1 versus LETHBRIDGE.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 23 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 14 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, eight 1995-born players, four 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 59-64-13-3 lifetime record versus RED DEER (33-29-8-1 at home, 26-35-5-2 on the road, 9-8-8 in overtime)...Tonight marks the third of seven meetings this season between the ICE and REBELS, each team holds a 1-1-0-0 record in the season series...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN is ranked second among WHL netminders in saves with 402...Forward MATT ALFARO recorded his first career multi-goal game (two goals) October 25 at SPOKANE...Forward AUSTIN VETTERL is four appearances shy of 150 regular season games played with KOOTENAY...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU became the 13th ICE player to record 200 career regular season points October 22 at SASKATOON...Tonight's game marks the second Halloween home game in ICE franchise history and first since 2008 (4-2 win versus MEDICINE HAT).

TRANSACTION / INJURIES: The ICE have released Defenseman JORDAN STEENBERGEN to Junior A...Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the ICE lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one week with an upper body injury...Defenseman TYLER KING will be out of the ICE lineup two to three weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 15 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 7-6-2-0, after 16 games 8-6-2-0 and after 17 games 8-7-2-0.

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 JEFF INGRAM and JORDAN LIGHTBOWN...The Linesmen are MATT SANDERS and GREG SARAUER.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ICE Roster Move

The ICE have released D Jordan Steenbergen to Junior "A".
Roster now stands at 23 (2G, 7D, 14F).

Prince Albert 5 Kootenay 0

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/raiders-get-past-ice-tuesday
A three-point night from Josh Morrissey, and 29-save performance from goaltender Nick McBridge helped the Prince Albert Raiders to a 5-0 victory over the Kootenay ICE in Cranbrook Tuesday.

Morrissey finished with a goal and two assists, while Tim Vanstone's first period tally stood up as the game-winner as the Raiders posted their second win over the ICE this season.

After played ten of its first 14 games away from home, Kootenay opened a six-game homestand Tuesday, but fell behind with a minute and a half remaining in the first period on Vanstone's first goal of the year.

The ICE were outshot 12-4 in the opening frame but recovered in period two, coming closest to an equalizer midway through the stanza on a chance for Luke Philp from close range that screamed past McBride's left post.

Prince Albert doubled its lead on a two-man advantage at 16:43 of the second period as forward Craig Leverton batted a puck out of mid-air from just outside the crease, beating Kootenay netminder Wyatt Hoflin.

Morrissey assisted on Leverton's goal, and did so again 13:23 into the third period as he juked around an ICE defender at the blueline and fed a hard pass to Jayden Hart in the low slot. Hart outwaited Hoflin and deposited his sixth goal of the season to give the Raiders a 3-0 lead.

Prince Albert added two late markers, first a long-range empty-netter from Morrissey before Dylan Stewart rounded out the scoring with 36 seconds left.

Hoflin made 41 saves in goal for Kootenay.

UP NEXT: the ICE continue the current homestand Friday against the Red Deer Rebels. Please note Friday's game has a special start time of 8:00 pm.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Media Game Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 3-11-0-0 record (2-2-0-0 at home, 1-9-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime)...After tonight's game, the ICE continues its six-game home stand with games October 31 against RED DEER and November 1 versus LETHBRIDGE.

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 43-23-0-1 lifetime record versus PRINCE ALBERT (22-10-0-1 at home, 21-13-0-0 on the road, 9-2-0 in overtime)...Tonight marks the second of four meetings this season between the ICE and RAIDERS after PRINCE ALBERT posted a 3-2 victory October 21......The home team has won each of the last five games between the ICE and RAIDERS...Forward MATT ALFARO recorded his first career multi-goal game (two goals) October 25 at SPOKANE...Forward TIM BOZON and Defenseman RINAT VALIEV both made their 2014-15 season debuts with KOOTENAY October 24 versus CALGARY…Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU became the 13th ICE player to record 200 career regular season points October 22 at SASKATOON...Former KOOTENAY Forward SAM REINHART (BUFFALO SABRES) collected his first career NHL point (assist) October 25 at SAN JOSE...Former ICE Goaltender MACKENZIE SKAPSKI (HARTFORD WOLF PACK) posted a shutout (16 saves) in his first career AHL start October 26 against NORFOLK

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the ICE lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one week with an upper body injury...Defenseman TYLER KING will be out of the ICE lineup two to three weeks with a lower body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 14 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 6-6-2-0, after 15 games 7-6-2-0 and after 16 games 8-6-2-0.

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 RYAN BENBOW and TREVOR SHIVELY...The Linesmen are ANTHONY GUZZO and JEREMI DEL CAMPO.

Monday, October 27, 2014

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 3-11-0-0 record (2-2-0-0 at home, 1-9-0-0 on the road, 1-0-0 in overtime) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...After playing ten of its first 14 games away from home, KOOTENAY begins a six-game home stand October 28 versus PRINCE ALBERT.

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.

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!

ICE SUITE RENTALS: Enjoy a night with the KOOTENAY ICE from one of our LUXURY SUITES...Amenities include food and bar service, private arena entrance and washrooms...LUXURY SUITES at WESTERN FINANCIAL PLACE can accommodate up to 12 people...For more information, contact the ICE office at 250-417-0322.

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 MATT ALFARO recorded his first career multi-goal game (two goals) October 25 at SPOKANE...Forward TIM BOZON and Defenseman RINAT VALIEV both made their 2014-15 season debuts October 24 versus CALGARY...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...Former KOOTENAY Forward SAM REINHART (BUFFALO SABRES) collected his first career NHL point (assist) October 25 at SAN JOSE...Former ICE Goaltender MACKENZIE SKAPSKI (HARTFORD WOLF PACK) posted a shutout (16 saves) in his first career AHL start October 26 against NORFOLK.

INJURIES: Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the ICE lineup day to day with a lower body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup one week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 14 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 6-6-2-0, after 15 games 7-6-2-0 and after 16 games 8-6-2-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Monday, October 27 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Tuesday, October 28 ICE vs. Prince Albert 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday, October 29 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday, October 30 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday, October 31 ICE vs. Red Deer 8:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday, November 1 ICE vs. Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, October 21 – Kootenay 2 at Prince Albert 3 – Record 3-8-0-0 – Attendance: 2,071
Goals:
1 - Cable (2) from Descheneau and Philp
2 - Beattie (1) from Zborosky
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (33 Saves, 3 GA)

Wednesday, October 22 – Kootenay 2 at Saskatoon 5 – Record 3-9-0-0 – Attendance: 3,498
Goals:
1 - Zborosky (3) from Beattie and Vetterl
2 - Descheneau (6) from Philp and Cable
Goaltender: Keelan Williams (35 Saves, 5 GA)

Friday, October 24 – Kootenay 2 vs. Calgary 9 – Record 3-10-0-0 – Attendance: 2,210
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (7) from Bozon and Philp
2 - Murray (2) from Faith and O'Connor
Goaltenders: Wyatt Hoflin (26 Saves, 5 GA), Keelan Williams (7 Saves, 4 GA)

Saturday, October 25 – Kootenay 3 at Spokane 4 – Record 3-11-0-0 – Attendance: 5,127
Goals:
1 - Alfaro (1) unassisted
2 - Alfaro (2) from Chynoweth and Valiev
3 - Zborosky (4) from Chynoweth
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (41 Saves, 4 GA)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Spokane 4 Kootenay 3

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-rally-falls-short-in-spokane
Matt Alfaro scored twice, but a late rally fell short as the Kootenay ICE lost 4-3 in Spokane Saturday.

Calder Brooks and Adam Helewka each had a pair of goals for the Chiefs, while Zak Zborosky also scored for the ICE.

Alfaro opened the scoring 1:14 into the game, winning a race to the puck and breaking in alone on Spokane netminder Tyson Verhelst. Alfaro backhanded a shot past Verhelst for his first goal of the season as Kootenay took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

The Chiefs equalized quickly following the break, as Brooks tucked home a pair of goals in a 1:07 span to give Spokane a 2-1 lead inside the first 91 seconds of the second period.

Helewka added a third goal for the Chiefs, who led 3-1 after fourty minutes. He then tucked home a power-play goal at 7:47 of the third period to put the hosts ahead 4-1 shortly after the ICE had a goal disallowed for incidental contact with goaltender Verhelst.

Alfaro cut the Chiefs' lead to 4-2 with just under six minutes left, stretching the puck past Verhelst after being sent in on goal by linemate Ryan Chynoweth.

Zak Zborosky made it a one-goal game 37 seconds later, but the Chiefs were able to kill a late penalty to preserve the win.

Wyatt Hoflin made 41 saves in goal for Kootenay, while Verhelst was credited with his first WHL victory, turning aside 21 shots.

Brooks finished with a game-high four points for Spokane.

ICE defenseman Rinat Valiev, playing in his second game since returning from injury, recorded one assist.

UP NEXT: The ICE open a six-game homestand Tuesday against the Prince Albert Raiders. Game time for the first 2 For 1 Tuesday of the season is 7:00 pm.

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)