ICE CHIPS:  The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 0-2-0-0 record (0-0-0-0 at home, 0-2-0-0 on the road, 0-0-0 in overtime) and tied for fifth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION…The ICE finished the 2011-2012 regular season with a 36-26-6-4 record (19-12-3-2 at home, 17-14-3-2 on the road, 5-6-4 in overtime) and in eighth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and 13th place overall in the WHL…This week KOOTENAY will start a six game home stand (September 28 – October 14).

SEASON TICKETS:  Season Tickets are still available until Friday, October 5th…The ICE Office currently has many great seats available…On Tuesday, October 9th at 10:00 am individual game tickets for the remainder of the 2012-2013 regular season will go on sale to the general public.

ROSTER UPDATE:  The ICE have 25 players on their roster, including two goalies, eight defensemen and 15 forwards…Of those players, there are four 1992 born players, three 1993 born players, seven 1994 born players, nine 1995 born players and two 1996 born players…KOOTENAY begins the 2011-2012 season with 15 returning players from last year.

DID YOU KNOW:  KOOTENAY needs one more victory to reach 600 wins in franchise history (599-422-122)…The ICE finished the 2011-2012 regular season with an above .500 record for the 13th consecutive season, which is the longest active streak in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE…KOOTENAY finished the regular season with a .500 or better road record for the 11th time in the last 13 seasons…The ICE have made the playoffs all 14 season in CRANBROOK, which is the longest active streak in the WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE.

INJURIES:  SPENCER WAND will be out of the KOOTENAY line up day to day with an upper body injury…DREW CZERWONKA will be out of the ICE line up for one to two weeks with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO:  After one game of the 2011-2012 season the ICE were 0-0-0-1, after two games 1-0-0-1 and after three games were 2-0-0-1.

Tuesday        September 25    Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm        Cranbrook Rec Plex
Wednesday   September 26    Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm        Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday      September 27    Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm        Cranbrook Rec Plex        
Friday          September 28    ICE vs. Regina            7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday      September 29    ICE vs. Lethbridge        7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)    

Thursday, September 20 – Kootenay 3 @ Edmonton 5 – Record 0-1-0-0 – Attendance: 10,976
1 – Martin (1) from Leach
2 – Muth (1) from Descheneau
3 – Montgomery (1) from Pearce and Dirk
Goalie:  Mackenzie Skapski (28 Saves, 5 GA)

Saturday, September 22 – Kootenay 1 @ Calgary 5 – Record 0-2-0-0 – Attendance: 9,055
1 – Philp (1) from Leach
Goalie:  Mackenzie Skapski (27 Saves, 5 GA)

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