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MESSAGES A Welcome from the President A Welcome from the President Welcome back to another exciting year of Kootenay ICE Hockey. With the way the Hockey Club finished last year the 2013-2014 season has the potential to be very special. Mirrored in last place at Christmas, the Club posted the fifth best record in the WHL in the second half of the season and made the playoffs for a 15th straight year, while finishing with a .500 or better record for a 14th consecutive season (which are both the longest active streaks in the WHL). Our organization has been very fortunate since moving to Cranbrook to enjoy an unparalleled amount of on ice success. This year for the first time in franchise history one of our players has the potential to be the first overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. With that comes added pressure to perform, but with reigning WHL Coach of the Year, Ryan McGill leading our team, Sam Reinhart and the rest of the players will receive the necessary guidance and leadership in achieving all of their goals. With the invaluable experience our team gained last season, we expect our returning players along with our new prospects to once again battle for contention in the very competitive Eastern Conference. Our expectations of success both on and off the ice will not change. Our fans have come to expect a team that is hard working on the ice and ambassadors for Cranbrook and the entire East Kootenay region off the ice. On behalf of the entire organization, welcome back and I hope you enjoy the game. Jeff Chynoweth, President & Governor

Greetings from the WHL There are many reasons to be excited about the arrival of another WHL season. As the premier junior hockey league in the world, we all take great interest in watching the remarkable progress our top prospects make during the course of the WHL season. From the established WHL veterans already drafted by NHL Clubs, to the top rated prospects for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, to the new crop of highly touted rookies entering the WHL, these young stars will excite fans in all of our WHL markets. The WHL provides an ideal environment for players to develop as they continue to pursue their dream of playing in the NHL or representing their country in a major international competition. Many of these top draft eligible prospects for the 2014 NHL Draft will have the opportunity to showcase their skills as the WHL hosts the CHL / NHL Top Prospects game, January 15, in Calgary. The WHL also takes great pride in offering our players the best academic and hockey opportunities possible, as we award over 325 WHL Scholarships to graduate players each season, while more than 20 percent of all NHL players got their start in the WHL. As you cheer on your favorite WHL team in their quest to capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup and a berth in the MasterCard Memorial Cup, I am sure you will enjoy watching the world’s finest young prospects in action throughout the WHL. Ron Robison Commissioner Western Hockey League


ICE NOTES VS RED DEER ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight’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...After tonight’s game the ICE will host MEDICINE HAT (March 7) and REGINA (March 8). DID YOU KNOW: Lifetime KOOTENAY has a 58-61-13-3 record against the RED DEER franchise (34-27-8-1 at home, 2434-5-2 on the road, 1-4-13-3 in overtime)...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)...AUSTIN VETTERL has played in 195 WHL career games (VANCOUVER / KOOTENAY)...LANDON CROSS has played in 185 WHL career games (KAMLOOPS / KOOTENAY). 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. TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are TYLER ADAIR and MIKE CAMPBELL and Linesmen are MIKE BOISVERT and JIM MANIAGO.

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Mackenzie Skapski Wyatt Hoflin

(94) (95)

2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 12 14 15 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28

Troy Murray Jordan Steenbergen Landon Cross Jagger Dirk Tyler King Ryan Chynoweth Kyle O’Connor Jon Martin Luke Philp Jaedon Descheneau Austin Vetterl Zach Franko Zach McPhee Tim Bozon Matt Alfaro Zak Zborosky Sam Reinhart Rinat Valiev Levi Cable Tanner Faith Landon Peel

(97) (96) (94) (93) (95) (95) (96) (95) (95) (95) (94) (93) (93) (94) (96) (96) (95) (95) (94) (95) (94)

MP. G

SH. GA. SA. A

PTS PIM

General Manager: Jeff Chynoweth Head Coach: Ryan McGill Assistant Coach: Jay Henderson Athletic Therapist: Cory Cameron

Referee: Tyler Adair & Mike Campbell

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Taz Burman Patrik Bartosak

(97) (93)

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 28

Devan Fafard Nick Charif Haydn Fleury Josh Mahura Kirk Bear Brady Gaudet Kayle Doetzel Conner Bleackley Evan Polei Presten Kopeck Rhyse Dieno Cole Chorney Grayson Pawlenchuk Vukie Mpofu Meyer Nell Brooks Maxwell Wyatt Johnson Scott Feser Lukas Sutter Aspen Sterzer Adam Musi Kolton Dixon

(94) (95) (96) (98) (95) (94) (95) (96) (96) (95) (93) (96) (97) (96) (97) (94) (95) (95) (93) (94) (97) (95)

General Manager/Head Coach: Associate Coach: Assistant Coach: Athletic Therapist:

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SH. GA. SA.

G

A

PTS PIM

Brent Sutter Jeff Truit Steve O’Rourke Jordan Aube

Linesmen: Mike Boisvert & Jim Maniago

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HEAD TO HEAD

Team Record 37-24-2-2 Division Ranking 4th Central Conference Ranking 5th Eastern League Ranking 9th Past 10 Games 7-3-0-0 Streak 0-1-0-1 Last Game 4-2 L vs Prince Albert Home Record 20-10-0-2 Away Record 17-14-2-0 Goals For 218 Goals Against 187 PP % 57/232 - 24.6 PP Home % 23/114 - 20.2 PP Away % 34/118 - 28.8 PK % 42/203 - 79.3 PK Home % 20/102 - 80.4 PK Away % 22/101 - 78.2 Team PIM/GM 11.8/Game Leading After 1st 16-4-1-0 Leading After 2nd 23-2-1-1 Tied After 1st 16-5-1-2 Tied After 2nd 10-5-1-0 Trailing After 1st 5-15-0-0 Trailing After 2nd 4-17-0-1

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Team Record 30-3-1-4 Division Ranking 5th Central Conference Ranking 8th Eastern League Ranking 15th Past 10 Games 3-6-0-1 Streak 1-0-0-1 Last Game 3-2 L vs Medicine Hat Home Record 14-15-0-4 Away Record 16-15-1-0 Goals For 189 Goals Against 208 PP % 49/256 - 19.1 PP Home % 26/127 - 20.5 PP Away % 23/129 - 17.8 PK % 53/297 - 82.2 PK Home % 27/139 - 80.6 PK Away % 26/158 - 83.5 Team PIM/GM 16.2/Game Leading After 1st 18-5-0-3 Leading After 2nd 23-2-0-3 Tied After 1st 10-6-0-0 Tied After 2nd 5-3-0-1 Trailing After 1st 2-19-1-1 Trailing After 2nd 2-25-1-0

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SCORING Kootenay ICE Regular Season Scoring 23 14 20 12 17 5 15 24 26 22 28 7 11 19 21 4 2 8 9 3 27

Sam Reinhart Jaedon Descheneau Tim Bozon Luke Philp Zach Franko Jagger Dirk Austin Vetterl Rinat Valiev Levi Cable Zak Zborosky Landon Peel Tyler King Jon Martin Zach McPhee Matt Alfaro Landon Cross Troy Murray Ryan Chynoweth Kyle O'Connor Jordan Steenbergen Tanner Faith

GP 53 63 63 64 60 62 65 48 63 59 61 62 57 58 58 64 57 45 35 42 10

G 34 39 33 27 20 8 11 5 10 8 4 1 9 6 2 2 0 4 3 0 0

Red Deer Rebels Regular Season Scoring A 60 49 36 41 34 36 19 22 11 12 16 17 6 7 11 9 11 6 2 3 1

PTS 94 88 69 68 54 44 30 27 21 20 20 18 15 13 13 11 11 10 5 3 1

PIM 9 54 47 29 12 48 43 54 11 10 31 38 93 43 14 77 10 73 4 57 9

GP MIN GA SO Svs AVE PCT 29 Mackenzie Skapski 46 2664 119 1 1315 2.68 .917 25 1226 60 0 561 2.94 .903 30 Wyatt Hoflin as of March 4, 2014

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9 14 24 4 7 19 12 25 23 22 21 16 10 17 15 3 8 18 28 2 6

Conner Bleackley Rhyse Dieno Aspen Sterzer Haydn Fleury Brady Gaudet Brooks Maxwell Presten Kopeck Adam Musil Lukas Sutter Scott Feser Wyatt Johnson Grayson Pawlenchuk Evan Polei Vukie Mpofu Cole Chorney Nick Charif Kayle Doetzel Meyer Nell Kolton Dixon Devan Fafard Kirk Bear

35 Patrik Bartosak 30 Taz Burman

GP 64 58 63 63 64 53 44 53 45 39 54 37 55 58 54 50 64 49 60 62 35

G 27 22 25 7 5 12 10 8 10 12 10 7 7 8 6 2 2 1 0 0 0

A PTS PIM 37 64 46 35 57 34 21 46 72 35 42 42 25 30 77 17 29 25 17 27 14 17 25 36 13 23 76 10 22 17 11 21 65 9 16 6 8 15 44 6 14 44 5 11 22 8 10 25 7 9 87 6 7 21 7 7 128 2 2 141 0 0 29

GP MIN GA SO Svs AVE PCT 59 3322 160 6 1885 2.89 .922 17

592

38 0 291

3.85 .884

as of March 4, 2014

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LEAGUE LEADERS Goals: 1 - Mitch Holmberg Spokane Chiefs 2 - Todd Fiddler Prince George Cougars 3 - Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 4 - Myles Bell Kelowna Rockets 5 - Jake Virtanen Calgary Hitmen 6 - Curtis Valk Medicine Hat Tigers 7 - Joshua Winquist Everett Silvertips 8 - Jaedon Descheneau Kootenay ICE 9 - Chase De Leo Portland Winterhawks 10 - Brian Williams Tri-City Americans

GP G 65 57 62 45 62 43 63 41 64 40 66 40 60 39 63 39 65 36 65 36

Power Play Goals: GP 1 - Mitch Holmberg Spokane Chiefs 65 2 - Mike Aviani Spokane Chiefs 62 3 - Todd Fiddler Prince George Cougars 62 4 - Boston Leier Regina Pats 59 5 - Roberts Lipsbergs Seattle Thunderbirds 61 6 - Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 62 7 - Dyson Stevenson Regina Pats 62 8 - Jaedon Descheneau Kootenay ICE 63 9 - Joshua Winquist Everett Silvertips 60 10 - Brayden Point Moose Jaw Warriors 65

PPG 20 18 16 15 15 15 15 15 14 14

Goals Against Average: 1 - Tristan Jarry Edmonton Oil Kings 2 - Coleman Vollrath Victoria Royals 3 - Jordon Cooke Kelowna Rockets 4 - Marek Langhamer Medicine Hat Tigers 5 - Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans 6 - Patrik Polivka Victoria Royals 7 - Austin Lotz Everett Silvertips 8 - Eric Williams Spokane Chiefs 9 - Chris Driedger Calgary Hitmen 10 - Mackenzie Skapski Kootenay ICE

GP 57 32 46 35 56 39 50 52 43 46

Save Percentage: GP 1 - Coleman Vollrath Victoria Royals 32 2 - Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans 56 3 - Patrik Bartosak Red Deer Rebels 58 4 - Jordon Cooke Kelowna Rockets 46 5 - Mackenzie Skapski Kootenay ICE 46 6 - Chris Driedger Calgary Hitmen 43 7 - Eetu Laurikainen Swift Current Broncos 49 8 - Patrik Polivka Victoria Royals 39 9 - Taran Kozun Seattle Thunderbirds 48 10 - Tristan Jarry Edmonton Oil Kings 57

GAA 2.23 2.24 2.34 2.54 2.56 2.56 2.57 2.63 2.63 2.68 SAV% .930 .924 .922 .920 .917 .917 .917 .916 .914 .914

as of March 4, 2014

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TONIGHT’S OPPONENT Recent Games: The Rebels lost 3-2 in a shootout Friday to the Medicine Hat Tigers…WYATT JOHNSON and SCOTT FESER scored for Red Deer….PATRIK BARTOSAK made 38 saves in the Rebels net….Red Deer was 0 for 2 on the power play and killed 1 of 2 shorthanded situations……The Rebels won 2-0 over the Kamloops Blazers last Wednesday…..PATRIK BARTOSAK made 32 saves to get his 6th shutout of the season…..VUKIE MPOFU and RHYSE DIENO scored for Red Deer….the Rebels were 0 for 1 on the power play and killed all 3 shorthanded situations….The Rebels lost 5-3 to the Swift Current Broncos last Saturday….RHYSE DIENO, SCOTT FESER, and VUKIE MPOFU scored for Red Deer….TAZ BURMAN made 31 saves in the Rebels net Streaks: SCOTT FESER (2-2-4) has points in the last three games Versus the Ice: This is the seventh of eight regular season meetings between the two teams….the Rebels are 4-1-0-1 against the Ice this season….1-1-0-1 at home and 3-0-0-0 in Cranbrook…..the Rebels are 4/19 on the power play against the Ice, the penalty kill is 16/19 Did You Know: The Rebels have called up defenceman JOSH MAHURA from the Okanagan Hockey Academy, MAHURA was the Rebels 2nd round selection in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft… PATRIK BARTOSAK has made 1885 saves this season, setting a new franchise record for saves in a season….SHANE BENDERA had the old record of 1727 in 1999-2000….. PATRIK BARTOSAK was the Canadian Hockey League Goaltender of the Week for Jan. 20-26 …..the NHL’s Central Scouting Service mid-term rankings have HAYDN FLEURY 6th in North America and CONNER BLEACKLEY is ranked 31st …CONNER BLEACKLEY and HAYDN FLEURY played in the CHL Top Prospects game January 15th in Calgary…..ADAM MUSIL played with Team Pacific and MEYER NELL played with Team West at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge Dec. 29-Jan. 4 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia….CONNER BLEACKLEY played for Team WHL in the Subway Super Series game Nov. 27th in Red Deer…KAYLE DOETZEL attended the training camp of the Nashville Predators…RHYSE DIENO attended the training camp of the Minnesota Wild…HAYDN FLEURY played with the Canadian National Under-18 team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August…..Canada won gold…BRENT SUTTER coached the Canadian National Junior Team at the World Junior Championships this season…The World Junior Championships was in Malmo, Sweden December 26-January 5…SUTTER also coached the Canadian National Junior team in 2005 and 2006, winning gold each year…..BRENT SUTTER coached Team WHL in the Subway Super Series…VUKIE MPOFU’s Saskatoon Contacts represented Saskatchewan/Manitoba at the Telus Cup in 2013….the Contacts finished 4th…..With PATRIK BARTOSAK being taken in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft, the Rebels have had a player taken in the NHL Draft every year of the team’s existence…BARTOSAK was the Canadian Hockey League and Western Hockey League Goaltender of the Year in 2012-13

WHL STANDINGS

As of March 4, 2014

EASTERN CONFERENCE Edmonton Regina Calgary Medicine Hat Kootenay ICE Swift Current Brandon Red Deer Prince Albert Moose Jaw Saskatoon Lethbridge

GP W L OTL 64 45 16 2 66 37 23 3 65 43 15 3 66 41 22 3 65 37 24 2 66 33 24 3 66 31 26 6 65 30 30 1 65 30 30 3 65 17 39 3 66 16 45 2 67 12 50 2

SL 1 3 4 0 2 6 3 4 2 6 3 3

GF GA Pts 264 156 93 236 226 80 261 184 93 239 178 85 218 187 78 224 209 75 247 244 71 189 208 65 209 233 65 173 260 43 189 282 37 158 331 29

PCT .727 .606 .715 .644 .600 .568 .538 .500 .500 .331 .280 .216

WESTERN CONFERENCE Kelowna Portland Victoria Seattle Spokane Everett Vancouver Tri-City Prince George Kamloops

GP 65 65 66 65 65 65 66 65 68 66

SL 4 3 3 4 3 2 3 5 5 3

GF 282 302 220 217 219 188 217 166 227 162

PCT .831 .762 .712 .646 .600 .577 .530 .492 .441 .235

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W 52 47 45 39 36 33 30 28 26 13

L 7 12 16 16 18 20 20 23 26 39

OTL 0 2 1 2 3 7 7 3 3 2

GA 164 194 165 215 194 189 226 195 285 282

Pts 108 99 94 84 78 75 70 64 60 31

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NHL DRAFTED ICE PLAYERS 1997

53. Graham Belak – Colorado Avalanche 114. David Darguzas – Vancouver Canucks 166. Kris Knoblauch – New York Islanders 246. Jay Henderson – Boston Bruins

1998 None 1999

23. Steve McCarthy – Chicago Blackhawks 89. Kyle Wanvig – Boston Bruins

2000

46. Jarret Stoll – Calgary Flames

2001

10. Dan Blackburn – New York Rangers 227. Marek Svatos – Colorado Avalanche

2002

36. Jarret Stoll – Edmonton Oilers 162. Gerard Dicaire – Tampa Bay Lightning 224. Adam Taylor – Carolina Hurricanes

2003

149. Nigel Dawes – New York Rangers

2004

89. Jeff Glass – Ottawa Senators 279. Adam Cracknell – Calgary Flames

2005

140. Taylor Dakers – San Jose Sharks 179. Brett Sutter – Calgary Flames 211. Ryan Russell – New York Rangers

2006

49. Ben Maxwell – Montreal Canadiens

2007

70. John Negrin – Calgary Flames 207. Ryan Molle – New Jersey Devils

2008 None 2009

66. Brayden McNabb – Buffalo Sabres

2010

64. Max Reinhart – Calgary Flames 73. Joey Leach – Calgary Flames 166. Drew Czerwonka – Edmonton Oilers

2011

167. Nathan Lieuwen - Buffalo Sabres

2012 None 2013

170. Mackenzie Skapski - New York Rangers

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LEAGUE DIRECTORY Western Conference

Eastern Conference

EVERETT SILVERTIPS General Manager: Garry Davidson Head Coach: Kevin Constantine 2012-2013 Record: 25-40-3-4 (8th Place)

BRANDON WHEAT KINGS General Manager / Head Coach: Kelly McCrimmon Assistant Coach: Darren Ritchie 2012-2013 Record: 24-40-4-4 (12th Place)  

KAMLOOPS BLAZERS General Manager: Craig Bonner Head Coach: Guy Charron 2012-2013 Record: 47-20-2-3 (3rd Place)   KELOWNA ROCKETS General Manager: Bruce Hamilton Head Coach: Ryan Huska 2012-2013 Record: 52-16-3-1 (2nd Place)   PORTLAND WINTERHAWKS General Manager / Head Coach: Mike Johnston Assistant Coach: Kyle Gustafson 2012-2013 Record: 57-12-1-2 (1st Place) 2013 WHL Regular Season Champions 2013 Ed Chynoweth Cup Champions

CALGARY HITMEN General Manager: Kelly Kisio Head Coach: Mike Williamson 2012-2013 Record: 46-21-1-4 (3rd Place)  

PRINCE GEORGE COUGARS General Manager: Dallas Thompson Head Coach: Mark Holick 2012-2013 Record: 21-43-2-6 (9th Place)   SEATTLE THUNDERBIRDS General Manager: Russ Farwell Head Coach: Steve Konowalchuk 2012-2013 Record: 24-38-7-3 (7th Place)   SPOKANE CHIEFS General Manager: Tim Speltz Head Coach: Don Nachbaur 2012-2013 Record: 44-26-2-0 (4th Place)   TRI-CITY AMERICANS General Manager: Bob Tory Head Coach: Jim Hiller 2012-2013 Record: 40-27-2-3 (5th Place) VANCOUVER GIANTS General Manager: Scott Bonner Head Coach: Don Hay 2012-2013 Record: 21-49-2-0 (10th Place) VICTORIA ROYALS General Manager: Cameron Hope Head Coach: Dave Lowry 2012-2013 Record: 35-30-2-5 (6th Place)

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EDMONTON OIL KINGS General Manager: Randy Hansch Head Coach: Derek Laxdal 2012-2013 Record: 51-15-2-4 (1st Place) KOOTENAY ICE General Manager: Jeff Chynoweth Head Coach: Ryan McGill 2012-2013 Record: 35-35-2-0 (8th Place)   LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES General Manager: Brad Robson Head Coach: Drake Berehowsky 2012-2013 Record: 28--34-3-7 (9th Place)   MEDICINE HAT TIGERS General Manager / Head Coach: Shaun Clouston Associate Coach: Darren Kruger 2012-2013 Record: 36-33-2-1 (7th Place)   MOOSE JAW WARRIORS General Manager: Alan Millar Head Coach: Mike Stothers 2012-2013 Record: 25-36-4-7 (10th Place)   PRINCE ALBERT RAIDERS General Manager: Bruno Campese Head Coach: Cory Clouston 2012-2013 Record: 37-28-3-4 (5th Place) RED DEER REBELS General Manager / Head Coach: Brent Sutter Associate Coach: Jeff Truitt 2012-2013 Record: 39-26-5-2 (4th Place)   REGINA PATS General Manager: Chad Lang Head Coach: Malcolm Cameron 2012-2013 Record: 25-38-4-5 (11th Place)   SASKATOON BLADES General Manager: Lorne Molleken Head Coach: Dave Struch 2012-2013 Record: 44-22-2-4 (2nd Place) SWIFT CURRENT BRONCOS General Manager / Head Coach: Mark Lamb Assistant Coach: Darren Evjen 2012-2013 Record: 36-29-3-4 (6th Place)

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