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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 MEDICINE HAT ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight’s action with a 37-25-2-2 record (20-11-0-2 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 19-9-0-1 since the Christmas Break...After tonight’s game the ICE will host REGINA (March 8) before traveling to EDMONTON (March 11) and RED DEER (March 12). DID YOU KNOW: Lifetime KOOTENAY has a 62-38-9-1 versus MEDICINE HAT (37-14-4-1 at home, 25-24-5-0 on the road, 4-2-9-1 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...SAM REINHART has been named WHL PLAYER OF THE MONTH for FEBRUARY (10-22-32 in 13 games)… 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 tied for 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 sixth in the League in save percentage (.917), is tenth in the WHL in goals against average (2.69)…SKAPSKI is tied for first in the LEAGUE for shootout wins with five... JAEDON DESCHENEAU, who is eighth in the WHL in goals scored with 39, is tied for seventh in the League in points with 88 (39-49-88)...ZACH FRANKO has played in 274 WHL career games (KELOWNA / KOOTENAY)...TYLER KING has played in 158 WHL career games (SPOKANE / 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 66 games of the 2012-2013 season the ICE were 33-31-2-0, after 67 games were 33-32-2-0 and after 68 games were 33-33-2-0. TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are BRETT IVERSON and CHRIS SCHLENKER and Linesmen are MIKE BOISVERT and MIKE ROBERTS.

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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: Brett Iverson & Chris Schlenker

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Marek Langhamer Nick Schneider

(94) (97)

3 4 5 6 9 10 11 12 14 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28 34 36

Tommy Vannelli Ty Stanton Tyler Lewington Matt Staples Hunter Shinkaruk Gavin Broadhead Steven Owre Kyle Becker Miles Koules Markus Eisenschmid Blake Penner Curtis Valk Anthony Ast Chad Butcher Chad Labelle Scott Allan Alex Mowbray Cole Sanford Dylan Bredo Jacob Doty Connor Hobbs Trevor Cox

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

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

MP.

SH. GA. SA.

G

A

PTS PIM

Shaun Clouston Darren Kruger Joe Frazer Mikki Lanuk

Linesmen: Mike Boisvert & Mike Roberts

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HEAD TO HEAD

Team Record 37-25-2-2 Division Ranking 4th Central Conference Ranking 5th Eastern League Ranking 9th Past 10 Games 6-4-0-0 Streak 0-2-0-0 Last Game 4-0 L vs Red Deer Home Record 20-11-0-2 Away Record 17-14-2-0 Goals For 218 Goals Against 191 PP % 57/234 - 24.4 PP Home % 23/116 - 19.8 PP Away % 34/118 - 28.8 PK % 43/204 - 78.9 PK Home % 21/103 - 79.6 PK Away % 22/101 - 78.2 Team PIM/GM 11.7/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 5-16-0-0 Trailing After 2nd 4-18-0-1

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Team Record 41-22-3-1 Division Ranking 3rd Central Conference Ranking 4th Eastern League Ranking 7th Past 10 Games 7-2-0-1 Streak 3-0-0-1 Last Game 2-1 L vs Red Deer Home Record 23-7-2-1 Away Record 18-15-1-0 Goals For 240 Goals Against 180 PP % 55/280 - 19.6 PP Home % 33/139 - 23.7 PP Away % 22/141 - 15.6 PK % 42/225 - 81.3 PK Home % 21/114 - 81.6 PK Away % 21/111 - 81.1 Team PIM/GM 12.4/Game Leading After 1st 22-6-1-0 Leading After 2nd 34-1-0-0 Tied After 1st 14-8-1-1 Tied After 2nd 2-3-2-1 Trailing After 1st 5-8-1-0 Trailing After 2nd 5-18-1-0

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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 54 64 63 65 61 63 66 49 64 60 62 63 57 59 59 65 58 45 35 43 10

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

Medicine Hat Tigers 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 56 11 10 31 38 93 43 14 77 10 73 4 57 9

GP MIN GA SO Svs AVE PCT 29 Mackenzie Skapski 47 2722 122 1 1315 2.69 .915 25 1226 60 0 561 2.94 .903 30 Wyatt Hoflin as of March 7, 2014

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18 36 26 14 27 3 5 11 12 20 21 28 16 4 17 22 9 6 10 24 34 23

Curtis Valk Trevor Cox Cole Sanford Miles Koules Dylan Bredo Tommy Vannelli Tyler Lewington Steven Owre Kyle Becker Anthony Ast Chad Butcher Jacob Doty Markus Eisenschmid Ty Stanton Blake Penner Chad Labelle Hunter Shinkaruk Matt Staples Gavin Broadhead Alex Mowbray Connor Hobbs Scott Allan

GP 67 65 67 65 67 55 63 65 58 50 58 63 51 61 47 64 18 57 44 31 9 31

G 40 23 30 24 4 13 7 12 8 16 5 9 7 5 10 9 5 1 1 2 0 0

A PTS PIM 41 81 36 52 75 44 35 65 53 26 50 25 37 41 49 27 40 28 29 36 111 20 32 40 17 25 33 8 24 18 18 23 19 13 22 74 15 22 20 17 22 42 9 19 31 8 17 42 11 16 29 10 11 41 8 9 21 1 3 9 2 2 4 0 0 24

GP MIN GA SO Svs AVE PCT 30 Marek Langhamer 36 2171 90 2 972 2.49 .915 31 Nicholas Schneider

15 739

33 1 297

2.68 .900

as of March 7, 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 - Joshua Winquist Everett Silvertips 5 - Myles Bell Kelowna Rockets 6 - Jake Virtanen Calgary Hitmen 7 - Curtis Valk Medicine Hat Tigers 8 - Jaedon Descheneau Kootenay ICE 9 - Chase De Leo Portland Winterhawks 10 - Curtis Lazar Edmonton Oil Kings

GP G 66 57 62 45 63 43 61 41 65 41 66 40 67 40 64 39 66 37 53 36

Power Play Goals: GP 1 - Mitch Holmberg Spokane Chiefs 66 2 - Mike Aviani Spokane Chiefs 63 3 - Brayden Point Moose Jaw Warriors 67 4 - Todd Fiddler Prince George Cougars 62 5 - Boston Leier Regina Pats 60 6 - Roberts Lipsbergs Seattle Thunderbirds 61 7 - Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 63 8 - Dyson Stevenson Regina Pats 63 9 - Jaedon Descheneau Kootenay ICE 64 10 - Joshua Winquist Everett Silvertips 61

PPG 20 18 17 16 15 15 15 15 14 13

Goals Against Average: 1 - Coleman Vollrath Victoria Royals 2 - Tristan Jarry Edmonton Oil Kings 3 - Jordon Cooke Kelowna Rockets 4 - Marek Langhamer Medicine Hat Tigers 5 - Austin Lotz Everett Silvertips 6 - Patrik Polivka Victoria Royals 7 - Chris Driedger Calgary Hitmen 8 - Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans 9 - Eric Williams Spokane Chiefs 10 - Mackenzie Skapski Kootenay ICE Save Percentage: 1 - Coleman Vollrath Victoria Royals 2 - Patrik Bartosak Red Deer Rebels 3 - Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans 4 - Jordon Cooke Kelowna Rockets 5 - Chris Driedger Calgary Hitmen 6 - Mackenzie Skapski Kootenay ICE 7 - Eetu Laurikainen Swift Current Broncos 8 - Patrik Polivka Victoria Royals 9 - Marek Langhamer Medicine Hat Tigers 10 - Taran Kozun Seattle Thunderbirds

GP 32 59 48 36 51 39 45 57 53 47 GP 32 60 57 48 45 47 50 39 36 48

GAA 2.24 2.25 2.30 2.49 2.54 2.56 2.59 2.60 2.64 2.69 SAV% .930 .924 .924 .921 .918 .917 .917 .916 .915 .914

as of March 7, 2014

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TONIGHT’S OPPONENT VS KOOTENAY: This is the sixth and final meeting between the Tigers and Ice this season. Medicine Hat has posted a 3-2-0-0 record versus the Ice (3-0-0-0 at home and 1-1-0-0 in Cranbrook). Trevor Cox (3G,5A) leads the Tigers with eight points each in the season series. Marek Langhamer (2-1-0-0) and former Tigers Zac Robidoux (1-0-0-0) and Daniel Wapple (0-1-0-0) have each seen action in net against the Ice. Langhamer has allowed five goals against (1.67 GAA) on 79 shots (.937 Save %) over three starts. Robidoux won his start allowing two goals against (2.00 GAA) on 20 shots (.900 Save %). Wapple picked up the loss in his lone appearance allowing four goals against (4.09 GAA) on 20 shots (.800 Save %). On the power play the Tigers went 3 for 19 (15.8%), while killing off 13 of 16 (81.3%) Ice power plays. 2013-14 WHL RANKINGS: Record (41-22-3-1). Central Div. – 3rd. Eastern Con. – 4th. Home (23-7-2-1). Away (18-15-1-0). VS CENTRAL DIVISION: The Tigers have posted a 15-11-0-1 record so far this season versus Central Division opponents. LAST GAME: The Tigers fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Red Deer Rebels on Wednesday night at the Arena. Anthony Ast was the lone goal scorer for the Tigers. Marek Langhamer had a great game in net despite picking up the loss. He saved 34 of 35 shots and one of two shootout attempts. The Tigers didn’t get an opportunity on the power play but they went 2 for 2 on the penalty kill. ATB PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Curtis Valk was named the ATB Financial Player of the Week for the week ending March 2nd. It is his sixth player of the week honour of the season. Over the past week, Valk scored five goals, added two assists and had a +3 rating. Over the week the Tigers went 3-1-0-0. CLUB LEADERS NEW SEASON HIGHS: • Goals Curtis Valk (40) • Ty Stanton Goals (5), Assists (17), Points (22) and PIMs (42) • Assists Trevor Cox (52) • Tyler Lewington Goals (7), Assists (29) and Points (36) • Points Curtis Valk (81) • Matt Staples Assists (10), Points (11) and PIMs (41) • PIMs Tyler Lewington (111) • Gavin Broadhead Assists (8) and Points (9) • Plus/Minus Cole Sanford (+42) • Steven Owre Goals (12), Assists (20), Points (32) and PIMs (40) • Wins Marek Langhamer (21) • Kyle Becker Goals (8), Points (25) and PIMs (33) • Save % Marek Langhamer (.915) • Miles Koules Goals (24), Assists (26), Points (50) and PIMs (25) • GAA Marek Langhamer (2.49) • Blake Penner Goals (10), Assists (9), Points (19) and PIMs (31)

WHL STANDINGS

As of March 7, 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 66 46 17 2 67 37 24 3 67 44 16 3 67 41 22 3 66 37 25 2 67 34 24 3 67 31 27 6 67 32 30 1 66 31 30 3 67 18 40 3 66 16 45 2 67 12 50 2

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

GF GA Pts 272 162 95 238 231 80 267 191 95 240 180 86 218 191 78 228 212 77 248 249 71 195 209 69 218 235 67 181 270 45 189 282 37 158 331 29

PCT .720 .597 .709 .642 .591 .575 .530 .515 .508 .336 .280 .216

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

GP 67 66 66 65 66 66 67 66 68 67

SL 4 3 3 4 3 2 3 5 5 3

GF 286 307 220 217 220 193 219 167 227 163

PCT .821 .765 .712 .646 .591 .583 .537 .485 .441 .231

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L 10 13 17 20 24 23 26 30 34 49

OTL 0 2 1 2 3 7 7 3 3 2

GA 170 195 165 215 197 190 227 200 285 284

Pts 110 101 94 84 78 77 72 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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