Feb 24, 2014 - 08:33 MST

ICE CHIPS:  The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 35-23-2-2 record (20-10-0-2 at home, 15-13-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 5-2 in shootouts) and in fifth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...KOOTENAY is 17-7-0-1 since the Christmas Break...The ICE will play six of their final ten regular season games on the road.

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. 

PASTA & CHICKEN BUFFET:  The KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB is hosting a PASTA AND CHICKEN BUFFET on Sunday, March 9 at the HERITAGE INN...The dinner will be attended by the KOOTENAY ICE PLAYERS and will start with cocktails at 4:30 pm...Tickets are $30.00 and available during home games at the FAN CLUB TABLE or by calling KELLY at 250-426-3638 or CAROLIN at 250-417-6593.


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, playoff packages or Flex Paks…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) ...JAGGER DIRK became the seventh player in KOOTENAY history to play in 300 regular season games on February 22 in SPOKANE...SAM REINHART, who has set a franchise record for most consecutive games with an assist at 13 (January 29th to February 22nd - eight games was the previous record), has recorded at least a point in his last 20 games (franchise record is 21 games held by MIKE COMRIE – September 23 to November 10, 2000)…REINHART, who is second in the WHL in assists with 58, is fourth in the LEAGUE in points with 90 (32-58-90)…JAEDON DESCHENEAU, who is tied for sixth in the WHL in goals scored with 38, is fifth in the League in points with 86 (38-48-86)...MACKENZIE SKAPSKI, who is tied for fifth in the League in save percentage (.918), is tenth in the WHL in goals against average (2.69)…SKAPSKI, who is tied for first in the LEAGUE for shootout wins with five, has stopped 46 of 49 shots during shootouts in the past two seasons.


SCORING STREAK:  SAM REINHART (16-28-44) has recorded at least a point in the last 20 games he has played in.


INJURIES:  Defenseman LANDON CROSS and Forward LEVI CABLE will both be out of the ICE line up day to day with lower body injuries...Forward KYLE O'CONNOR will be out of the KOOTENAY line up one week with a lower body injury...Forward JON MARTIN will be out of the ICE line up one to two weeks due to an illness...Forward RYAN CHYNOWETH will be out of the KOOTENAY line up for an undetermined amount of time with an upper body injury...Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line up three to five months with an upper body injury.


ONE YEAR AGO:  After 62 games of the 2012-2013 season the ICE were 31-29-2-0, after 63 games were 32-29-2-0 and after 64 games were 32-30-2-0.


Tuesday                February 25          Practice in Moose Jaw

Wednesday          February 26         ICE @ Moose Jaw               6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

Thursday               February 27          Travel Day                           

Friday                    February 28         ICE @ Saskatoon                 6:05 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)

Saturday               March 1                 ICE @ Prince Albert             6:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)  



Wednesday, February 19 – Kootenay 5 vs Medicine Hat 2 – Record 34-22-2-2 – Attendance: 2,063


1 - Franko (19) from Bozon and Reinhart

2 - Philp (26) from Franko and Vetterl

3 - Descheneau (38) from Reinhart

4 - Reinhart (32) from Descheneau and Bozon

5 - Bozon (29) from Descheneau and Reinhart

Goalie:  Mackenzie Skapski (40 Saves, 2 GA)


Friday, February 21 – Kootenay 3 vs Spokane 2 - SO – Record 35-22-2-2 – Attendance: 2,388


1 - Dirk (7) from Peel and Reinhart

2 - Valiev (5) from Dirk

Goalie:  Mackenzie Skapski (25 Saves, 2 GA)


Saturday, February 22 – Kootenay 3 @ Spokane 6 – Record 35-23-2-2 – Attendance: 9,107


1 - Franko (20) from Philp and Vetterl

2 - Bozon (30) from Descheneau and Reinhart

3 - Dirk (8) from Vetterl and Valiev

Goalies:  Mackenzie Skapski (11 Saves, 4 GA), Wyatt Hoflin (16 Saves, 2 GA)