Thursday, December 18, 2014

Team Manitoba

2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC
Feb 13-Mar 1, 2015

Goalies
Dylan Myskiw Victoria
Matthew Radomsky Portland

Defense
Max Martin Prince George
Conor Timlick Tri City
Josh Brook Moose Jaw
Jett Woo
Tyler Jubenvill Spokane
Mason Martin Tri City

Forwards
Stelio Mattheos Brandon
Connor Gutenberg Brandon
Cody Glass Portland
Brett Davis Lethbridge
Connor Dewar Everett
Tanner Mole Swift Current
Cayden Kraus
Logan Christiansen Saskatoon
Hayden Ostir Spokane
Tyler Campbell Portland
Wyatt Bear Seattle
James McIsaac Brandon

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2nd Annual Believe In The Gold

The Kootenay’s Best Rock The Drive, Total Country B-104 and Dacota Freight present the 2nd annual Believe in the Gold fundraiser for childhood cancer awareness.

On December 27th, show your support by wearing gold to the game between the Kootenay Ice and the Calgary HitMen at Western Financial Place.

Donations can be made throughout the night with door prizes and a Silent Auction

All proceeds raised will go directly to the Believe in Gold cause.

In memory of Jacey Uphill from Cranbrook, who’s wish it was to see childhood cancer defeated, show your support by wearing gold to the game.

This night supported by Dacota Freight, the Kootenay’s Best Rock The Drive and Total Country B-104.

Top Prospects Game Rosters

Team Cherry:
Goaltenders:
Callum Booth (Quebec Remparts)
Samuel Montembeault (Blainville-Boisbriand Armada)
Defencemen:
Brandon Carlo (Tri-City Americans)
Vince Dunn (Niagara IceDogs)
Noah Juulsen (Everett Silvertips)
Matt Spencer (Peterborough Petes)
Mitchell Vande Sompel (Oshawa Generals)
Jakub Zboril (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Forwards:
Anthony Beauvillier (Shawinigan Cataractes)
Filip Chlapik (Charlottetown Islanders)
Jake DeBrusk (Swift Current Broncos)
Graham Knott (Niagara IceDogs)
Mitchell Marner (London Knights)
Adam Musil (Red Deer Rebels)
Daniel Sprong (Charlottetown Islanders)
Mitchell Stephens (Saginaw Spirit)
Dylan Strome (Erie Otters)
Evgeny Svechnikov (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles)
Yakov Trenin (Gatineau Olympiques)
Dennis Yan (Shawinigan Cataractes)

Team Orr:
Goaltenders:
Mackenzie Blackwood (Barrie Colts)
Nick McBride (Prince Albert Raiders)
Defencemen:
Guillaume Brisebois (Acadie-Bathurst Titan)
Thomas Chabot (Saint John Sea Dogs)
Nicolas Meloche (Baie-Comeau Drakkar)
Ryan Pilon (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Ivan Provorov (Brandon Wheat Kings)
Jeremy Roy (Sherbrooke Phoenix)
Forwards:
Mathew Barzal (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Paul Bittner (Portland Winterhawks)
Lawson Crouse (Kingston Frontenacs)
Ryan Gropp (Seattle Thunderbirds)
Jansen Harkins (Prince George Cougars)
Travis Konecny (Ottawa 67’s)
Nikita Korostelev (Sarnia Sting)
Connor McDavid (Erie Otters)
Timo Meier (Halifax Mooseheads)
Nick Merkley (Kelowna Rockets)
Nicolas Roy (Chicoutimi Sagueneens)
Pavel Zacha (Sarnia Sting)

Kootenay 5 Kamloops 2

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-upend-blazers-tuesday

Two goals in a 53-second span in the third period helped the Kootenay ICE to a 5-2 victory over the Kamloops Blazers Tuesday at Western Financial Place.

Tyler King put home the eventual game-winner 8:02 into the third period, while Jaedon Descheneau and Rinat Valiev each chipped in with a goal and an assist as the ICE won for the 15th time in its last 19 outings.

Kootenay opened the scoring late in the first period thanks to Valiev, who powered his fifth goal of the season past Kamloops goaltender Connor Ingram just over a minute after Descheneau struck the crossbar on a penalty shot.

The Blazers outshot the ICE 13-5 in period one, and found the back of the net 4:35 into the second period on a wrist shot from former Kootenay forward Collin Shirley. Kamloops went ahead on a power-play seven minutes later when again, Shirley capitalized on a loose puck at the side of the Kootenay net.

Descheneau tied the game at 2-2 with 4:55 remaining in the middle frame with his team-leading 18th goal of the season.

The two teams stayed at level pegging until King's go-ahead marker. The 19 year-old defenseman snuck toward the net from the right point, collecting a cross-ice pass from Descheneau to score his fourth goal of the campaign.

Former Blazer Tim Bozon added to Kootenay's lead within a minute, snapping a rebound over Ingram's left shoulder.

Ryan Chynoweth rounded out the scoring with 6:38 to play, collecting his second goal in as many games.

Hoflin stopped 30 Kamloops shots, while Ingram made 22 saves in the Blazer net.

UP NEXT: the ICE break for the holidays until December 27th, when they host the Calgary Hitmen at Western Financial Place. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 17-17-0-0 record (11-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will break for the holidays December 17-25 before returning home to host CALGARY December 27.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 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: KOOTENAY holds a 21-15-1-1 lifetime record versus KAMLOOPS (10-6-1-1 at home, 11-9-0-0 on the road, 5-1-1 in overtime)...Tonight marks the only meeting of the season between the ICE and BLAZERS and first since a 7-3 KOOTENAY win December 6, 2013 at KAMLOOPS...Forward SAM REINHART is attending the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS... Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU surpassed STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders with his 133rd helper December 12 versus PRINCE ALBERT...DESCHENEAU currently sits 11th among WHL scoring leaders with 39 points (17-22-39)...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY recorded his first career multi-goal game (two goals) and first career overtime winning goal December 12 against the RAIDERS…ZBOROSKY appeared in his 100th career WHL regular season game December 13 versus EDMONTON…Forward LEVI CABLE surpassed his 2013-14 goal total with his 11th tally of the season December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT…Forward MATT ALFARO is one games shy of 100 career regular season games played...Defenseman TROY MURRAY is two games short of 100 career regular season appearances...The ICE have scored a power play goal in 12 of the past 14 games...KOOTENAY holds a 8-0-0-0 record this season when opening the scoring at home.

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 34 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 17-15-2-0, after 35 games 17-16-2-0 and after 36 games 18-16-2-0.

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 NATHAN WIELER...The Linesmen are MIKE BOISVERT and JIM MANIAGO.

Monday, December 15, 2014

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 17-17-0-0 record (11-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY will play its final game before the holiday break December 16 at home versus KAMLOOPS.

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 December 16 against KAMLOOPS.

ICE OFFICE HOURS: The ICE OFFICE will be closed for the holidays December 18-26 and will re-open at 4:00 pm December 27...SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS will be on sale at the CITY OF CRANBROOK POOL DESK inside WESTERN FINANCIAL PLACE December 18-24...The KOOTENAY ICE BOX OFFICE will be open at noon December 27 for fans wishing to purchase tickets for that evening's game versus CALGARY.

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.

ICE MERCHANDISE: Have an ICE fan on your holiday shopping list? Visit FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 11A - 14th Avenue South for a wide range of KOOTENAY ICE merchandise including jerseys, t-shirts, hats and souvenirs...For more information, call FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 250-426-5995 or visit their website at www.kootenaycollectibles.com.

DID YOU KNOW: Forward SAM REINHART is attending the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV will attend the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp this week for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU surpassed STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders November 12 versus PRINCE ALBERT...DESCHENEAU has 135 career assists, and is now ranked 11th in the WHL in points (17-22-39)...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY played in his 100th career WHL game December 13 versus EDMONTON...Forward MATT ALFARO is one appearance shy of 100 career regular season games played...Defenseman TROY MURRAY is two games short of 100 career appearances...Forward LEVI CABLE surpassed his 2013-14 goal total with his 11th tally of the season December 9 against MEDICINE HAT...The ICE hold an 8-0-0-0 record when scoring the first goal of the game on home ice...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN has played in 22 consecutive games, three off the franchise record (25) set in 2009 by TODD MATHEWS...Three former ICE defensemen (IAN BARTEAUX, JOEY LEACH and JAMES MARTIN) will participate in an ECHL Outdoor Game next month when their FORT WAYNE KOMETS visit the TOLEDO WALLEYE...The WALLEYE will host the first Outdoor Games in ECHL history December 27 versus KALAMAZOO and January 3 against the KOMETS...MARTIN leads all ECHL blueliners in scoring with a career-high 20 points (4-16-20).

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 34 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 17-15-2-0, after 35 games 17-16-2-0 and after 36 games 18-16-2-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Monday, December 15 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Tuesday, December 16 ICE vs. Kamloops 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
DECEMBER 17 - 25 CHRISTMAS BREAK

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Tuesday, December 9 – Kootenay 1 vs. Medicine Hat 4 – Record 15-17-0-0 – Attendance: 2,016
Goals:
1 - Cable (11) from Philp and King
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (34 Saves, 3 GA)

Friday, December 12 – Kootenay 3 vs. Prince Albert 2 (OT) – Record 16-17-0-0 – Attendance: 1,979
Goals:
1 - Philp (13) from Descheneau and Bozon (PP)
2 - Zborosky (8) from Valiev and Bozon (PP)
3 - Zborosky (9) unassisted
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (25 Saves, 2 GA)

Saturday, December 13 – Kootenay 6 vs. Edmonton 3 – Record 17-17-0-0 – Attendance: 2,000
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (17) from Philp and Bozon (PP)
2 - King (3) from Descheneau and Philp
3 - Zborosky (10) from Alfaro
4 - Alfaro (5) from Zborosky
5 - Allbee (3) from Chynoweth and Vetterl
6 - Chynoweth (1) unassisted (EN)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (24 Saves, 3 GA)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Kootenay 6 Edmonton 3

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-double-oil-kings-saturday
Matt Alfaro's goal 8:01 into the third period broke a 3-3 tie and propelled the Kootenay ICE to a 6-3 victory over Edmonton Saturday at Western Financial Place.

Alfaro was one of five ICE skaters to finish with multi-point games, while Wyatt Hoflin turned aside 24 shots in his 22nd consecutive start as the ICE won its second game in as many nights.

Kootenay opened the scoring just before the four-minute mark when, on a power-play leading scorer Jaedon Descheneau re-directed a point shot over the shoulder of Oil Kings goaltender Tristan Jarry for his 17th goal of the season.

Defenseman Tyler King added a second marker for the home side before Brandon Baddock answered for Edmonton with 3:22 remaining in the opening frame. The ICE took a 2-1 lead into the break.

Kootenay forward Zak Zborosky scored twice in Friday's win over Prince Albert, and extended the ICE lead Saturday with another tally 3:42 into the second period. The Regina product snapped a shot from the high slot that caromed into the net off Jarry's shoulder.

The Oil Kings responded again though early in the third period. Blake Orban rifled home a shot 25 seconds into the frame from the right-wing circle to cut the ICE lead to 3-2.

Forward Brandon Ralph put Edmonton even just over five minutes later, tucking a rebound past Hoflin's right pad after linemate Tyler Robertson's shot was saved.

Kootenay fired 12 shots at the Oil Kings goal in period three, but went ahead after a miscue behind the Edmonton net. Zborosky stripped Jarry of the puck, then quickly fed Alfaro who fired a shot into the vacated cage.

Defenseman Bryan Allbee added an insurance marker with 3:33 remaining before Ryan Chynoweth rounded out the scoring into the empty net with 35 seconds left.

The ICE improved its record when opening the scoring at home to 8-0-0-0 this season.

Kootenay went 1-3 on the power play, while Edmonton finished 0-3 with the man-advantage.

UP NEXT: Kootenay wraps up its pre-holiday portion of the 2014-15 schedule Tuesday with a home date against the Kamloops Blazers. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 16-17-0-0 record (10-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 5-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will play its final game before the holiday break on home ice December 16 versus KAMLOOPS.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 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: KOOTENAY holds a 24-15-3-2 lifetime record versus EDMONTON (15-5-1-1 at home, 9-10-2-1 on the road, 5-3-2 in overtime)...Tonight marks the third of six meetings this season between the ICE and OIL KINGS...KOOTENAY holds a 1-1-0-0 record in the season series...Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...REINHART is five points behind JARRET STOLL for the franchise lead in career regular season points…STOLL recorded 286 total regular season points during his career with the ICE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS... Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU surpassed STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders with his 133rd helper December 12 versus PRINCE ALBERT...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY recorded his first career multi-goal game (two goals) and first career overtime winning goal December 12 against the RAIDERS…ZBOROSKY is a game short of 100 career WHL regular season appearances…Forward LEVI CABLE surpassed his 2013-14 goal total with his 11th tally of the season December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT…Forward MATT ALFARO is two games shy of 100 career regular season games played...Defenseman TROY MURRAY is three games short of 100 career regular season appearances...The ICE have scored a power play goal in 11 of the past 13 games...KOOTENAY holds a 7-0-0-0 record this season when opening the scoring at home... Four former ICE players (KEVIN KING, KRIS LAZARUK, LUKE PAULSEN and ELGIN PEARCE) have been invited to compete for TEAM CANADA at the 2015 WINTER UNIVERSIADE in GRANADA, SPAIN in February...The team is comprised entirely of players from the CIS CANADA WEST CONFERENCE.

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 33 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 16-15-2-0, after 34 games 17-15-2-0 and after 35 games 17-16-2-0.

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 CURTIS HOWE and KEVIN WEBINGER...The Linesmen are JARED MACKEY and SCOTT SHARUN.

Kootenay 3 Prince Albert 2 OT

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/zborosky-nets-pair-ice-win-in-ot
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Zak Zborosky scored twice, including the game-winner with 56 seconds remaining in overtime as the Kootenay ICE defeated the Prince Albert Raiders 3-2 Friday at Western Financial Place.

Zborosky fired a wrist shot from the high slot after linemate Matt Alfaro dispossessed a Raider defenseman to give Kootenay its sixth extra-time win in as many tries this season.

The ICE jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when, on a Kootenay power-play Luke Philp tucked home his 13th goal of the campaign after a nifty setup from linemate Jaedon Descheneau.

Prince Albert, playing its sixth game in a seven-game road trip, responded before the opening frame was out. The Raiders tied the game just before the midpoint of period one when the puck caromed into the Kootenay goal off forward Darcy Zaharichuk, before Simon Stransky put the visitors ahead 1:04 later.

The ICE had nine power-plays Friday, and were able to equalize in the second period thanks to Zborosky 12:53 into the second period.

Kootenay appeared to take the lead five minutes later on a two-man advantage when Tim Bozon wired a Descheneau pass goalward, but video review confirmed the puck did not cross the goalline behind Raider netminder Rylan Parenteau.

The two sides combined for only 12 shots on goal in period three, and the ICE came close to winning early in overtime when Descheneau was sent in alone, but his snap shot was deflected over the net by Parenteau's left arm.

Zborosky's second marker proved decisive, however, as the 18 year-old's shot changed direction on its way through heavy traffic in front of Parenteau.

Kootenay has now scored a power-play goal in 11 of its last 13 games, while Zborosky recorded his first career multi-goal game and first overtime winning goal. The ICE are now 5-0 in overtime and 1-0 in shootouts this season.

Descheneau's first period assist was the 133rd of his career, moving him past Steve DaSilva into sixth all-time in franchise history.

UP NEXT: the ICE host the Edmonton Oil Kings Saturday (7:00, Western Financial Place) before concluding the pre-holiday portion of the schedule Tuesday at home versus Kamloops.

Friday, December 12, 2014

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 15-17-0-0 record (9-6-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY will play its final two games before the holiday break on home ice December 13 versus EDMONTON and December 16 against KAMLOOPS.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 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: KOOTENAY holds a 43-23-1-1 lifetime record versus PRINCE ALBERT (22-11-0-1 at home, 21-12-1-0 on the road, 9-2-0 in overtime)...Tonight marks the third of four meetings this season between the ICE and RAIDERS...Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...REINHART is five points behind JARRET STOLL for the franchise lead in career regular season points…STOLL recorded 286 total regular season points during his career with the ICE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS... Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is tied with STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders (132)...Forward LEVI CABLE surpassed his 2013-14 goal total with his 11th tally of the season December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY put up his first career multi-assist game December 6 at SPOKANE (two assists)…ZBOROSKY is two games short of 100 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward MATT ALFARO is three games shy of 100 career regular season games played...Defenseman TROY MURRAY is four games short of 100 career regular season appearances...The ICE have scored a power play goal in ten of the past 12 games...KOOTENAY holds a 6-0-0-0 record this season when opening the scoring at home... Four former ICE players (KEVIN KING, KRIS LAZARUK, LUKE PAULSEN and ELGIN PEARCE) have been invited to compete for TEAM CANADA at the 2015 WINTER UNIVERSIADE in GRANADA, SPAIN in February...The team is comprised entirely of players from the CIS CANADA WEST CONFERENCE.

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 32 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 16-14-2-0, after 33 games 16-15-2-0 and after 34 games 17-15-2-0.

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 JONATHAN SPURGEON...The Linesmen are TYLER JENSEN and NATHAN VAN OOSTEN.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Medicine Hat 4 Kootenay 1

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/tigers-stifle-ice-tuesday
Two goals in a ten-second span, and a 26-save performance from Marek Langhamer helped the Medicine Hat Tigers defeat the Kootenay ICE 4-1 Tuesday at Western Financial Place.

Chad Labelle broke a 1-1 tie at 8:21 of the third period before Cole Sanford and Trevor Cox added insurance markers as the Tigers handed the ICE its second straight setback.

Both teams enjoyed chances through a scoreless first period, with Kootenay holding a 10-9 edge in shots on goal through 20 minutes.

Medicine Hat who opened the scoring 4:34 into the middle frame on a power-play. Defenseman Tyler Lewington snuck towards the net from the right point before receiving a cross-ice pass to set up his fifth goal of the season from just outside ICE goaltender Wyatt Hoflin's crease.

The home side pressured Langhamer, with the Tigers netminder making several clutch saves including a sprawling stop on Jaedon Descheneau from point-blank range. Kootenay found an equalizer with 18 seconds left in the period after Levi Cable was sent in alone on Langhamer, scoring his 11th goal of the season.

The visitors capitalized in quick succession just before the midway mark of period three. After Labelle sent a wrist shot into the goal for his third tally of the season, Cole Sanford found the back of the net ten seconds later to put Medicine Hat up 3-1.

Cox scored into an empty net with 2:05 left on the clock to round out the scoring.

Langhamer collected his second victory of the season, while Hoflin made 34 saves for the ICE.

Kootenay captain Sam Reinhart was held without a point for the first time this season ending a 14-game scoring streak, while Descheneau's 13-game streak also ended Tuesday.

The visiting team has won each of the three meetings between the Tigers and ICE this season.

UP NEXT: the ICE play twice at home this weekend, beginning with a matchup Friday against the Prince Albert Raiders. Game time is 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2015 Winter Universiade: Canada West

Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the Canada West Universities Athletic Association announced Tuesday the team that will defend Canada's gold medal in men's hockey at the upcoming 2015 Winter Universiade in Granada, Spain.
http://www.canadawest.org/sports/mice/2014-15/releases/20141209co41mp

Goaltenders
Dalyn Flette Mount Royal 4 Edmonton, Alta. Business Administration
Ryan Holfeld Saskatchewan 5 Leroy, Sask. Law
Kris Lazaruk Calgary 4 Edmonton, Alta. Arts

Defencemen
Jesse Craige Alberta 5 Edmonton, Alta. Physical Education & Recreation
Kodie Curran Calgary 5 Calgary, Alta. Arts
Matthew Delahey Saskatchewan 5 Moose Jaw, Sask. Agriculture & Bioresources
Neil Manning UBC 3 Nanaimo, B.C. Business
Kendall McFaull Saskatchewan 2 Rosetown, Sask. Engineering
Luke Paulsen Manitoba 2 Winnipeg, Man. Arts
Jordan Rowley Alberta 4 Edmonton, Alta. Business

Forwards
Cody Cartier Mount Royal 4 Sylvan Lake, Alta. Business Administration
Chris Collins Calgary 2 Calgary, Alta. Arts
Jordan DePape Manitoba 2 Winnipeg, Man. Arts
Tyler Fiddler Mount Royal 4 Prince Albert, Sask. Business Administration
T.J. Foster Alberta 2 Slave Lake, Alta. Business
Cody Fowlie Regina 2 Airdrie, Alta. Continuing Education
Jordan Hickmott Alberta 4 Mission, B.C. Physical Education & Recreation
Kevin King Calgary 4 Calgary, Alta. Arts
Levko Koper Alberta 4 Edmonton, Alta. Physical Education & Recreation
Mitchell Maxwell Lethbridge 2 Magrath, Alta. Arts/Education
Craig McCallum Saskatchewan 5 Canoe Lake, Sask. Education
Elgin Pearce Calgary 2 Port Coquitlam, B.C. Open Studies
Kruise Reddick Alberta 4 Manor, Sask. Physical Education & Recreation

STAFF
Team Leader: Todd Johnson (University of Regina)
Head Coach: Dave Adolph (University of Saskatchewan)
Associate Coach: Mark Howell (University of Calgary)
Associate Coach: Mike Sirant (University of Manitoba)
Video Coach: Spiros Anastas (University of Lethbridge)
Equipment/Athletic Therapy: Chris Linder (University of Calgary)
Equipment/Athletic Therapy: T.J. Mussbacher (University of Alberta)

ICE Media Notes

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight's action with a 15-16-0-0 record (9-5-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts)...Following tonight's contest KOOTENAY, who has won 12 of its past 15 games, continues its five game home stand December 12 versus PRINCE ALBERT and December 13 against EDMONTON.

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: KOOTENAY is currently carrying 22 players (two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of three 1994-born players, nine 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: KOOTENAY holds a 64-39-9-1 lifetime record versus MEDICINE HAT (38-15-4-1 at home, 26-24-5-0 on the road, 5-6-6 in overtime)...Tonight's game marks the third of seven meetings this season between the ICE and TIGERS...KOOTENAY is 1-1-0-0 versus MEDICINE HAT this season...Forward SAM REINHART has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...REINHART is five points behind JARRET STOLL for the franchise lead in career regular season points…STOLL recorded 286 total regular season points during his career with the ICE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS... Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is tied with STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders (132)...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY put up his first career multi-assist game December 6 at SPOKANE (two assists)…ZBOROSKY is three games short of 100 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward MATT ALFARO is four games shy of 100 career regular season games played...The ICE have scored a power play goal in ten of the past 11 games...KOOTENAY holds a 6-0-0-0 record this season when opening the scoring at home...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN set a franchise record for most saves in a shutout performance November 22 versus the TIGERS (48)...The previous record (45 saves) was set March 6, 1998 by CLAYTON POOL, also against MEDICINE HAT...HOFLIN is ranked second in the WHL in minutes played (1,624) and saves (797).

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his 14 games with KOOTENAY this season (8-19-27)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past 13 games (8-13-21)...TIM BOZON has registered points in his last seven games (6-5-11).

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 31 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 15-14-2-0, after 32 games 16-14-2-0 and after 33 games 16-15-2-0.

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 JASON CRAMER and CLAYTON HALL...The Linesmen are JEREMI DEL CAMPO and ANTHONY GUZZO.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Milestone Update

Career Games with the ICE
25th 226 Levi Cable
27th 221 Jaedon Descheneau
28th 217 Sam Reinhart
32nd 206 Jon Martin
33rd 184 Luke Philp

Career Games Goalie
8th 78 B.J. Boxma, 9th 75 Bryan Bridges
10th 72 Wyatt Hoflin

Career Goals Forward
3rd 111 Dustin Sylvester
4th 109 Sam Reinhart
T-11th 93 Jaedon Descheneau, 93 Mike Green
T-21st 64 Luke Philp, Ben Maxwell

Career Assists Forward
1st 172 Sam Reinhart, 2nd 162 Jarret Stoll, 3rd 148 Dale Mahovsky, 4th 141 Max Reinhart, 5th 140 Dustin Sylvester
6th 133 Jaedon Descheneau
21st 91 Luke Philp

Career Points Forward
1st 286 Jarret Stoll
2nd 281 Sam Reinhart
T-8th 226 Jaedon Descheneau, Kevin King
22nd 155 Luke Philp, 23rd 154 Jay Henderson

Career PP Goals
7th 31 Sam Reinhart
16th 26 Jaedon Descheneau

Career GW Goals
1st 29 Nigel Dawes, 2nd 22 Dustin Sylvester, 3rd 21 Andrew Bailey,
4th 20 Sam Reinhart
T-10th 13 Jaedon Descheneau, 13 Duncan Milroy, 13 Jason Jaffray

Career Regular Season Overtime Goals
1st 4 Mike Busto,
T-2nd 3 Sam Reinhart, 3 Jaedon Descheneau, 3 Andrew Bailey

ICE Weekly Report

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 15-16-0-0 record (9-5-0-0 at home, 6-11-0-0 on the road, 4-0 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY, who has won 12 of its past 15 games, will play its next five contests on home ice beginning December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT.

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...Join us for KOOTENAY ICE 2 FOR 1 TUESDAYS December 9 versus MEDICINE HAT and December 16 against KAMLOOPS.

ICE MERCHANDISE: Have an ICE fan on your holiday shopping list? Visit FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 11A - 14th Avenue South for a wide range of KOOTENAY ICE merchandise including jerseys, t-shirts, hats and souvenirs...For more information, call FIRST IMPRESSIONS at 250-426-5995 or visit their website at www.kootenaycollectibles.com.

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: Give the gift of a SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAK this holiday season…Each FLEX PAK contains seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility...Adult FLEX PAKS are $140.00, Seniors $112.00, Students $98.00 and Youth $70.00...Visit the ICE office or call 250-417-0322 for more information.

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 has been named to the TEAM CANADA Selection Camp roster for the 2015 WORLD JUNIOR HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS in TORONTO and MONTREAL...REINHART is one of 14 WHL invitees on the 29-player roster...REINHART is five points behind JARRET STOLL for the franchise lead in career regular season points…STOLL recorded 286 total regular season points during his career with the ICE…Defenseman RINAT VALIEV has also been named to the TEAM RUSSIA Selection Camp roster for the WORLD JUNIORS...Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU is tied with STEVE DASILVA for sixth among franchise career assist leaders (132)...Forward ZAK ZBOROSKY put up his first career multi-assist game December 6 at SPOKANE (two assists)…ZBOROSKY is three games short of 100 career WHL regular season appearances...Forward MATT ALFARO is four games shy of 100 career regular season games played...The ICE have scored a power play goal in ten of the past 11 games...Goaltender WYATT HOFLIN is ranked second in the WHL in minutes played (1,624) and saves (797)...Former KOOTENAY captain NIGEL DAWES (BARYS ASTANA) recorded his 150th career KHL point December 1 versus SALAVAT YULAEV...DAWES has also reached the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive KHL season.

SCORING STREAKS: SAM REINHART has recorded at least one point in each of his 14 games with KOOTENAY this season (8-19-27)...JAEDON DESCHENEAU has recorded points in his past 13 games (8-13-21)...TIM BOZON has registered points in his last seven games (6-5-11).

INJURIES: Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE lineup week to week with an upper body injury...Defenseman DYLAN OVERDYK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 31 games of the 2013-14 season the ICE were 15-14-2-0, after 32 games 16-14-2-0 and after 33 games 16-15-2-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:
Tuesday December 9 ICE vs. Medicine Hat 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday December 10 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday December 11 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday December 12 ICE vs. Prince Albert 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday December 13 ICE vs. Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:
Friday, December 5 – Kootenay 2 vs. Spokane 1 – Record 14-15-0-0 – Attendance: 2,287
Goals:
1 - Descheneau (16) from Philp and Cable
2 - Reinhart (7) from Philp and Bozon (PP)
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (31 Saves, 1 GA)

Saturday, December 6 – Kootenay 3 at Spokane 2 – Record 15-15-0-0 – Attendance: 5,565
Goals:
1 - Bozon (10) from Reinhart and Zborosky
2 - Reinhart (8) from Allbee and Zborosky
3 - Cable (10) from Descheneau and Faith
Goaltender: Wyatt Hoflin (34 Saves, 2 GA)

Sunday, December 7 – Kootenay 4 at Tri-City 5 – Record 15-16-0-0 – Attendance: 3,121
Goals:
1 - Bozon (11) from Valiev and Descheneau (PP)
2 - Vetterl (3) from Martin
3 - Bozon (12) from Valiev and Reinhart (SH)
4 - Philp (12) from Valiev and Descheneau (PP)
Goaltenders: Wyatt Hoflin (21 Saves, 5 GA), Keelan Williams (5 Saves, 0 GA)

Tri City 5 Kootenay 4

From Chris Wahl ... http://www.kootenayice.net/article/ice-rally-falls-short-sunday
Four second-period goals paced the Tri-City Americans to a 5-4 win over the Kootenay ICE in Kennewick, Washington Sunday.

Americans forwards Beau McCue and Parker Bowles each had four points, while a late rally from the ICE fell just short despite a two-goal effort from Tim Bozon.

Kootenay, winners of 12 of its last 14 games, jumped out to an early lead through Bozon, who scored a power-play goal at 12:30 of the first period. The 20 year-old opened the scoring for the second consecutive night, but his tally was quickly cancelled out by Bowles as the two teams headed to the first intermission tied 1-1.

The Americans scored three times in the first 6:07 of period two, with McCue and Bowles setting up Richard Nejezchleb and Brandon Carlo before McCue found the back of the net with a short-handed marker to make the scoreline 4-1 Tri-City.

The ICE replied three minutes later through Austin Vetterl, but the hosts reclaimed their three-goal lead before the second period was out on defenseman Riley Hillis' first career WHL goal.

Bozon started the third period off with a bang for Kootenay, putting home a short-handed goal of his own just ten seconds into the frame.

Luke Philp added a power-play goal off a feed from defenseman Rinat Valiev at the 5:35 mark to cut Tri-City's lead to 5-4.

The ICE fired 17 shots at Americans netminder Eric Comrie in the third period, but the Team Canada World Junior goaltender turned aside everything he faced following Philp's goal as Tri-City denied Kootenay a three-game weekend sweep.

Wyatt Hoflin made 16 saves before being relieved by rookie Keelan Williams, who stopped all five shots sent his way in the third period.

Sam Reinhart extended his point streak to 14 games with a third-period assist, while Jaedon Descheneau's two helpers enabled him to up his point streak to 13 games.

Valiev led all ICE scorers with three assists.

UP NEXT: Kootenay will play its next five games on home ice, beginning Tuesday against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Game time is 7:00 pm.