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WEEKLY ICE REPORT: February 13, 2017

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 12-35-7-2 record (7-17-5-1 at home, 5-18-2-1 on the road, 1-7 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION…The ICE will play a mid-week matinee in EDMONTON February 15 before returning home to host SASKATOON February 17 and VICTORIA February 18.

PINK THE RINK: Join the KOOTENAY ICE and WESTERN FINANCIAL GROUP for PINK THE RINK NIGHT February 17 versus the SASKATOON BLADES…Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game and join the ICE in taking a stand against bullying…Parents of students in SCHOOL DISTRICTS 5, 6 and 8 can contact their school office for details on how to attend one of our biggest nights of the season!

JERSEY OFF THE BACK NIGHT: The 2017 JERSEY OFF THE BACK NIGHT will take place February 18 when the ICE host the VICTORIA ROYALS…Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to bid on the white KOOTENAY ICE game-worn jerseys…The winning bidder of each jersey will get to meet their player after the game and will receive their jersey at the end of the season…Proceeds benefit the KOOTENAY ICE EDUCATION FUND.

ROSTER UPDATE: KOOTENAY is carrying 23 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 13 forwards)…The ICE roster is made up of one 1996-born player, four 1997-born players, nine 1998-born players, six 1999-born players, and three 2000-born players…KOOTENAY has ten first-year players on its roster.

DID YOU KNOW: TROY MURRAY appeared in his 250th WHL game February 12 versus LETHBRIDGE, and is now tied with CHAD GREENAN for fourth among franchise leaders in games played by a Defenseman…The franchise leader in games played by a blueliner is JAGGER DIRK (310)…VINCE LOSCHIAVO (6-7-13) and BRETT DAVIS (5-6-11) have each registered points in six of the last seven games…LOSCHIAVO has scored 21 of his 31 career goals this season…DAVIS is one contest away from 100 career WHL games played…COLTON KROEKER has recorded multi-point efforts in back-to-back games (4-2-6)…KOOTENAY played their 250th FEBRUARY game in franchise history February 11 versus PRINCE ALBERT…The ICE hold an all-time FEBRUARY record of 124-101-19-7…Former KOOTENAY forward BROCK MONTGOMERY recorded a multi-goal game (two goals) in his debut with the ADIRONDACK THUNDER of the ECHL February 7.

INJURIES: Forward BARRETT SHEEN will be out of the ICE lineup two weeks with an upper body injury…Defenseman NIKITA RADZIVILYUK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injury…Forward NOAH PHILP will be out of the ICE lineup day to day with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 56 games of the 2015-16 season the ICE were 10-41-5-0, after 57 games 10-42-5-0 and after 58 games 10-43-5-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:

Wednesday, February 15 ICE at Edmonton 11:30 AM (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Thursday, February 16 Practice: 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Western Financial Place
Friday, February 17 ICE vs. Saskatoon 7:00 PM (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday, February 18 ICE vs. Victoria 7:00 PM (102.9 FM – The Drive)


WEEK IN REVIEW:

Saturday, February 11 – Kootenay 3 vs. Prince Albert 4 (SO) – Record 12-34-7-2 – Attendance: 1,924
Goals:
1 – Kroeker (10) from Loschiavo and Davis
2 – Loschiavo (20) from Kroeker and Hines
3 – Kroeker (11) from Loschiavo
Goaltender: Payton Lee (25 Saves, 3 GA)

Sunday, February 12 – Kootenay 4 vs. Lethbridge 6 – Record 12-35-7-2 – Attendance: 1,597
Goals:
1 – Kroeker (12) from Davis and Fleury
2 – Kroeker (13) from Davis and Murray
3 – Loschiavo (21) from Kroeker and Pouliot
4 – Ka. Taphorn (4) from Ke. Taphorn and King
Goaltenders: Jakob Walter (20 Saves, 5 GA), Payton Lee (33 Saves, 1 GA)

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