Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Manitoba U-16

The U-16 tournament takes place in November and here is the Manitoba Summer camp roster and who owns their WHL rights.

Mario Petit Everett
Tyson Verhelst

Mackenzie Dwyer Saskatoon
Mitchell Dyck Medicine Hat
Ryan Gardiner Moose Jaw
Jesse Lawrence
Thomas Lenchyshyn Lethbridge
Lawson McDonald
Cole Oliver
James Shearer Calgary

Ashton Anderson
Garrett Armour
Aaron Boyd Prince George
Colt Conrad Lethbridge
Gianluca Esteves
Jackson Keane Swift Current
Travis Kilbrei
Keegan Kolesar Seattle
Kirklan Lycar Brandon
Meyer Nell Red Deer
Braden Purtill Tri City
Shane Roulette
Jordy Stallard Calgary
Ethan Williams Moose Jaw
Michael Wirth Everett
Rylee Zimmer Regina

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Alberta & BC U-16

The U-16 tournament takes place in November and here are the BC and Alberta Summer camp rosters and who owns their WHL rights. I posted Saskatchewan a few weeks ago and awaiting info from Manitoba.

Taz Burman Red Deer
Kyle Cheema
Markus Daly Victoria
Bailey DePalma
Bo Didur
Jordan Reynolds

Callahan Brebner
Tanner Browne Brandon
Tyler Fraser Tri City
Kyle Hofmann
Noah Juulsen Everett
Brandon Kennedy Lethbridge
Tristan Pagura Kelowna
Chaz Reddekopp Victoria
Mitchell Stapley Vancouver
Jordan Wharrie Everett
Cole Williams Saskatoon
Alex Winters Red Deer

Cal Babych Calgary
Patrick Bajkov Everett
Addison Bazian
Matthew Bradley Medicine Hat
Nick Chyzowski Kamloops
Jake Fletcher Medicine Hat
Haydn Hopkins Saskatoon
Jordan Kawaguchi Spokane
Cole Plotnikoff Lethbridge
Jesse Roach Vancouver
Chris Seto Kelowna
Deven Sideroff
Tristan Simm
Owen Stout Portland
Jakob Stukel Vancouver
Justin Szeto Medicine Hat
Marcus Vela
Ryan Wilkinson Portland

Zachary Klassen
Patrick Dea Edmonton
Carson Franks Calgary
Nicholas Schneider
Brandon Kegler
Jake Morrissey Kelowna
Xavier Burghardt
Riley Morris Medicine Hat

Jordan Boulton Prince Albert
Bradley Forrest Medicine Hat
Jesse Freeborn
Kade Jensen Lethbridge
Dylan Overdyk Kootenay
Salvatore Scalise
Gordon Ballhorn
Carson Beers
Mitchell Brennan Kamloops
Justin Greer Portland
Oilver Lester Victoria
Austin Strand Red Deer
Kole Bryks Vancouver
Brendan Kallis Regina
Cole Kapak
Aaron Kellogg Brandon
Maxime Lajoie Swift Current
Cameron Reagan
Devon Brooks Victoria
Tyson Helgesen Spokane
Mark Matsuba Brandon
Zachary Smith Kootenay
Quinn Sobus Saskatoon
Tristan Thompson

Shane Allan Kootenay
Cameron Anklewich
Reid Bosse
Ty Comrie Tri City
Nicolas Correale
Matteo Gennaro Prince Albert
Connor Lukan Brandon
Mason Mccarty Red Deer
Andrew Perry
Tristan Starzynski Edmonton
Troy Van Tetering
Jesse Zaharichuk
River Beattie Kootenay
Kolton Doram
Matt Dykstra Victoria
Quinn Greenly
Josh Hayward Lethbridge
Jared Mcammond Regina
Grayson Pawlenchuk Red Deer
Curtis Peck
Tyler Rohl Lethbridge
Braylon Shmyr Brandon
Parker Ward
Justin Young Medicine Hat
Brayden Burke Red Deer
Brayden Brown
Matt Fonteyne Everett
Rob Fulton Regina
Mitch Hallas
Nolan Krewusik
Ethan Lazaro Moose Jaw
Curtis Miske Spokane
Scott Pungor
Ryan Stronski
Eric Theander
Austin Wagner Regina
Zac Whitby Moose Jaw
Danton Davis
Kelton Driedger
Hudson Elynuik Kootenay
Cole Gammer Tri City
Charlie Gawlicki Kamloops
Chandler Klein
Andrew Koep Edmonton
Andrew Marshall
Joshua Perrott
Mark Rassell
Dylan Stewart Prince Albert
Jordan Xavier Medicine Hat

Big Weekend

After many months of planning it's almost time for a one-of-a-kind event with the Kootenay ICE reunion of the 2000 and 2002 WHL Championship teams.
23 players and all the staff and owners from the 2 teams will be a part of the Hot Stove Dinner tomorrow night and the Golf Tournament on Friday.
For the fans going to the Dinner you will have a chance to ask questions and hear some great stories from the ICE. It's going to be a special night as you'll hear some behind the scenes stories that you will never forget.
The Golf Tournament, usually in August with the current roster, is unique as it will include only the celebrities from those 2 teams.
Most are bringing their wives or girlfriends.
It's going to be a great weekend and look forward to being a part of it all.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Interviews with Kletzel & Chynoweth

From our newsroom, Kyle Christensen talks with Chad Kletzel and Jeff Johnson gets comments from Jeff Chynoweth.

Chad Kletzel New Assistant Coach

Cranbrook, BC -- Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the Club has hired Chad Kletzel as their new Assistant Coach. Kletzel, who has signed a two year contract with a club option for a third year, replaces Todd Johnson who was named Head Coach for the University of Regina Men’s Hockey Team in April.

“It is very exciting for our organization to have Chad join our coaching staff. He is a teacher by trade so he will be able to relate to the needs and wants of today’s generation of hockey players. Chad also played in our League as has coached at different levels of minor hockey which will definitely be an asset to our Club,” continued Chynoweth.

“Chad is very passionate to begin coaching in the Western Hockey League. Our players will benefit a great deal from his playing experiences and his knowledge of the game,” commented Head Coach Ryan McGill.

Chad Kletzel played three seasons in the WHL with the Edmonton ICE (1996-1997 with current Head Coach Ryan McGill) and Lethbridge Hurricanes (1997-1999). He also won a RBC Cup national championship with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League in 1999-2000. Chad also played three years with the University of Lethbridge (2001-2004) and achieved two degrees during his tenure at the U of L; a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education. For the past four years he has been coaching with the Lethbridge Athletic Association, including last year as Head Coach of the Midget AAA team.

Chad Kletzel is a 32-year-old native of Indus, Alberta. Chad will be joining the ICE on July 30.

The Club also announced that Assistant Coach Jerry Bancks will return for his third season with the Club.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

ICE Name New Head Coach

Cranbrook, BC -- Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the Club has hired Ryan McGill as the sixth bench boss in franchise history. McGill, who has signed a three-year contract, was Head Coach of the Edmonton / Kootenay ICE from 1997 – 2002 and led the club to the 2000 WHL Championship and 2002 Memorial Cup.

“Today is a special day for our organization as the Head Coach who first developed the winning culture and tradition that has been synonymous with our program for the past 14 years has come full circle. A Head Coach of Ryan McGill's caliber and experience will be invaluable to our Hockey Club as we move forward. During his time in the American Hockey League Ryan developed many current National Hockey League players and that experience will come in handy as we ice one of the youngest teams in the WHL this season,” continued Chynoweth.

“Being away from the game of hockey for the past year has made me appreciate it even more. Dealing with players today is much different than it was in 2002, but just like being a parent you learn to adapt and to adjust to each individual situation. The WHL is a great League with a lot of great coaches, but my familiarity with the Chynoweth family made the decision to return to Major Junior Hockey an easy one for myself and my family,” commented Ryan McGill.

Ryan McGill led the ICE to a 174-133-43 career regular season record during his first tenure with the Club, including back-to-back 100 point seasons (1999-2000 and 2000-2001), four playoff appearances, two conference titles, two WHL Championships (2000 and 2002) and one Memorial Cup Championship (2002). He was also named the Western Conference Coach of the Year in 2001-2002 and posted a 42-19 career playoff record (.689 winning percentage). McGill left Kootenay following the 2002 Memorial Cup and spent seven years in the AHL as Head Coach with the Hartford Wolf Pack (2002-2005) and Omaha Ak-Sar Ben Knights / Quad City Flames (2005-2009). He was promoted to Assistant Coach with the Calgary Flames in June 2009 and spent two years with the NHL club.

Ryan McGill is a 43-year-old native of Sherwood Park, Alberta. He and his wife Karen are the parents of two girls – Kate (12) and Kyla (9).