ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 37-24-2-2 record (20-10-0-2 at home, 17-14-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 5-2 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE…KOOTENAY is 19-8-0-1 since the Christmas Break…The ICE have seven games remaining in the regular season including four at home.
PLAYOFF PACKAGES AVAILABLE: 2014 playoff packages are now available for anyone to purchase at the KOOTENAY ICE Office…Eight game ticket packages are $160.00 for Adults, $128.00 for Seniors, $112.00 for Students, and $88.00 for Youth…For more information on playoff packages, phone 250-417-0322.
GIFT CARDS: Get the gift that keeps on giving…The KOOTENAY ICE now have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS for any dollar amount…Your special someone can use the gift card to buy individual game tickets or playoff packages…Gift Cards are available at the Kootenay ICE Office.
DID YOU KNOW: The ICE will finish the 2013-2014 regular season with a .500 or better record for a League record 15th consecutive season (KAMLOOPS BLAZERS – 1982 – 1996 – previous record)…KOOTENAY was 11-2-0-0 in the month of February…The ICE are 18-5-0-0 against the EAST DIVISION this season (10-1-0-0 at home, 8-4-0-0 on the road)…SAM REINHART, who set a franchise record for most consecutive games with an assist at 15 (January 29th to February 28th), also set a franchise record for the most consecutive games with a point at 22 games (18-30-48 in span)…REINHART, who is second in the WHL in assists with 60, needs seven more assist to set the franchise record for most assists in one season (66 – set by JARRET STOLL in 2000 – 2001)…MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who is tied for fifth in the League in save percentage (.917), is tenth in the WHL in goals against average (2.68)…SKAPSKI is tied for first in the LEAGUE for shootout wins with five…JAEDON DESCHENEAU, who is tied for seventh in the WHL in goals scored with 39, is tied for sixth in the League in points with 88 (39-49-88).
INJURIES: Forward KYLE O’CONNOR will be out of the KOOTENAY line up day to day with a lower body injury…Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the ICE line up one week with an illness…Forward TIM BOZON will be out of the KOOTENAY line up for an undetermined amount of time with an illness…Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH will be out of the ICE line up for an undetermined amount of time with an upper body injury…Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY line up three to five months with an upper body injury.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 65 games of the 2012-2013 season the ICE were 33-30-2-0, after 66 games were 33-31-2-0 and after 67 games were 33-32-2-0.
Tuesday March 4 ICE vs Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday March 5 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Thursday March 6 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday March 7 ICE vs Medicine Hat 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday March 8 ICE vs Regina 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
WEEK IN REVIEW:
Wednesday, February 26 – Kootenay 5 @ Moose Jaw 1 – Record 36-23-2-2 – Attendance: 3,238
1 – Reinhart (33) from Descheneau
2 – Reinhart (34) from King and Dirk
3 – Bozon (31) from King and Alfaro
4 – Bozon (32) from Reinhart and Philp
5 – Descheneau (39) from Bozon and Philp
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (22 Saves, 1 GA)
Friday, February 28 – Kootenay 4 @ Saskatoon 2 – Record 37-23-2-2 – Attendance: 7,517
1 – Bozon (33) from Philp and Reinhart
2 – Philp (27) from Cable and Franko
3 – Peel (4) from Murray and Alfaro
4 – Cross (2)
Goalie: Wyatt Hoflin (31 Saves, 2 GA)
Saturday, March 1 – Kootenay 2 @ Prince Albert 4 – Record 37-24-2-2 – Attendance: 2,727
1 – McPhee (6) from Peel
2 – Cable (10) from King and Peel
Goalie: Mackenzie Skapski (23 Saves, 2 GA)