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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 SPOKANE ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight’s action with a 9-8-2-0 record (6-6-0-0 at home, 3-2-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 2-0 in shootouts) and tied for sixth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE...After tonight’s game the ICE will travel to CALGARY (November 11), SWIFT CURRENT (November 13) and PRINCE ALBERT (November 15). DID YOU KNOW: Lifetime the KOOTENAY franchise is 43-27-3-7 against SPOKANE (24-12-0-3 at home, 19-15-3-4 on the road, 4-0-3-7 in overtime)... The ICE are fifth in the WHL in overall power play (23.9%)...KOOTENAY is eighth in the LEAGUE in overall penalty kill (82.1%)...The ICE are 7-2-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game and 3-5-1-0 when their opponent scores first...SAM REINHART and JAEDON DESCHENEAU have been named to TEAM WHL for the SUBWAY SUPER SERIES (NOVEMBER 27 - RED DEER, NOVEMBER 28 - LETHBRIDGE)...SAM REINHART, who is tied for fourth in the WHL in points with 31 (9-22-31), is tied for fourth in the League in assists with 22...REINHART is tied for sixth in the WHL in power play assists with nine…JAEDON DESCHENEAU, who is tied for first in the League for scoring the first goal of the game with four, is tied for fourth in the WHL with 14 goals scored...DESCHENEAU is tied for fourth in the League for power play goals with seven…LUKE PHILP played in his 100th WHL career game on November 3 against TRI-CITY. INJURIES: Goaltender MACKENZIE SKAPSKI will be out of the KOOTENAY line up for seven to ten days with a lower body injury…Forward ZACH MCPHEE will be out of the ICE line up for one to two weeks with an upper body injury…Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the KOOTENAY line up four to six weeks with an upper body injury. ONE YEAR AGO: After 19 games of the 2012-2013 season the ICE were 6-12-1-0, after 20 games were 7-12-1-0 and after 21 games were 7-13-1-0. DRAFTED PLAYERS: TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft), MACKENZIE SKAPSKI – New York Rangers (6th Round, 2013 NHL Draft). TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are MATT CASSIDY and BRETT IVERSON and Linesmen are TYLER HAWTHORNE and SCOTT SHARUN.

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Mackenzie Skapski Wyatt Hoflin

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2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11 12 14 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 28

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

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

Referees: Matt Cassidy & Brett Iverson

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Garret Hughson Eric Williams

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2 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 27 28 32

Jason Fram Jeremy McIntosh Jeff Rayman Tyler King Keanu Yamamoto Blair Oneschuk Liam Stewart Markson Bechtold Adam Helewka Carter Proft Michael Aviani Mitch Holmberg Reid Gow Jacob Cardiff Adam Hascic Matt Sozanski Dominic Zwerger Cole Wedman Riley Whittingham Connor Chartier Jackson Playfair Colton Bobyk

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Tm Speltz Don Nachbaur Scott Burt Kevin Sawyer Todd Daniels

Linesmen: Tyler Hawthorne & Scott Sharun

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Team Record 9-8-2-0 Division Ranking 4th Central Conference Ranking 7th Eastern League Ranking 14th Past 10 Games 5-4-1-0 Streak 0-1-0-0 Last Game 3-0 L vs Red Deer Home Record 6-6-0-0 Away Record 3-2-2-0 Goals For 54 Goals Against 60 PP % 17/71 - 23.9 PP Home % 10/43 - 23.3 PP Away % 7/28- 25.0 PK % 12/67- 82.1 PK Home % 7/36 - 80.6 PK Away % 5/31 - 83.9 Team PIM/GM 11.5/Game Leading After 1st 3-1-1-0 Leading After 2nd 5-2-1-0 Tied After 1st 5-1-1-0 Tied After 2nd 2-2-1-0 Trailing After 1st 1-6-0-0 Trailing After 2nd 2-4-0-0

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Team Record 14-6-0-0 Division Ranking 3rd US Conference Ranking 4th Western League Ranking 6th Past 10 Games 6-4-0-0 Streak 2-0-0-0 Last Game 6-2 W vs Lethbridge Home Record 5-3-0-0 Away Record 9-3-0-0 Goals For 80 Goals Against 53 PP % 24/86 -27.9 PP Home % 7/30 - 23.3 PP Away % 17/56 - 30.4 PK % 18/92 - 80.4 PK Home % 8/35 - 77.1 PK Away % 10/57 - 82.5 Team PIM/GM 17.8/Game Leading After 1st 7-1-0-0 Leading After 2nd 9-1-0-0 Tied After 1st 4-0-0-0 Tied After 2nd 3-1-0-0 Trailing After 1st 3-5-0-0 Trailing After 2nd 2-4-0-0

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SCORING Kootenay ICE Regular Season Scoring 23 14 12 5 20 26 15 7 11 22 28 8 24 9 19 4 3 2 21 16 27

GP 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 18 19 15 16 18 8 17 17 19 8 19 12 12 7

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

GP MIN 7 339 30 Wyatt Hoflin 29 Mackenzie Skapski 14 810

G 9 14 5 2 3 3 3 1 3 2 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0

Spokane Chiefs Regular Season Scoring A 22 12 9 10 7 5 4 5 2 3 3 3 4 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 1

PTS 31 26 14 12 10 8 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1

GA SO Svs AVE PCT 16 0 178 2.83 .918 41 1 370 3.04 .900

as of November 9, 2013

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PIM 0 14 6 16 15 0 6 12 30 4 8 32 4 2 13 24 12 4 4 12 9

17 16 18 2 14 11 25 27 15 12 9 22 24 32 20 10 28 19 7 4 5 21

Mitch Holmberg Mike Aviani Reid Gow Jason Fram Adam Helewka Liam Stewart Riley Whittingham Connor Chartier Carter Proft Markson Bechtold Keanu Yamamoto Dominic Zwerger Cole Wedman Colton Bobyk Adam Hascic Blair Oneschuk Jackson Playfair Jacob Cardiff Tyler King Jeremy McIntosh Jeff Rayman Matt Sozanski

35 Eric Williams 30 Garret Hughson

GP 20 20 20 20 10 15 19 20 20 17 13 13 20 14 16 18 20 15 20 18 3 9

GP MIN GA 15 881 34 6

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G 22 17 0 2 10 4 3 3 3 0 1 4 2 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0

A PTS PIM 27 49 8 12 29 28 24 24 19 16 18 8 5 15 0 5 9 9 6 9 36 5 8 4 5 8 49 7 7 20 5 6 6 1 5 10 3 5 21 4 5 14 3 4 12 1 3 12 1 3 44 1 2 6 2 2 14 0 1 34 0 0 0 0 0 0

SO Svs AVE PCT 1 380 2.32 .918 0

134 3.01 .893

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LEAGUE LEADERS Goals: 1 - Mitch Holmberg Spokane Chiefs 2 - Mike Aviani Spokane Chiefs 3 - Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 4 - Joshua Winquist Everett Silvertips 5 - Jaedon Descheneau Kootenay ICE 6 - Brian Williams Tri-City Americans 7 - Curtis Lazar Edmonton Oil Kings 8 - Greg Chase Calgary Hitmen 9 - Richard Nejezchleb Brandon Wheat Kings 10 - Boston Leier Regina Pats Power Play Goals: 1 - Mike Aviani Spokane Chiefs 2 - Riley Stadel Kelowna Rockets 3 - Mitch Holmberg Spokane Chiefs 4 - Boston Leier Regina Pats 5 - Jaedon Descheneau Kootenay ICE 6 - Nikita Scherbak Saskatoon Blades 7 - Collin Valcourt Saskatoon Blades 8 - Ryan Pulock Brandon Wheat Kings 9 - Josh Morrissey Prince Albert Raiders 10 - Joshua Winquist Everett Silvertips

GP G 20 22 20 17 19 15 18 14 19 14 22 14 16 13 17 13 19 13 18 12 GP 20 13 20 18 19 20 21 15 18 18

PPG 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 5

Goals Against Average: 1 - Tristan Jarry Edmonton Oil Kings 2 - Jordon Cooke Kelowna Rockets 3 - Daniel Cotton Everett Silvertips 4 - Coleman Vollrath Victoria Royals 5 - Eric Williams Spokane Chiefs 6 - Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans 7 - Austin Lotz Everett Silvertips 8 - Marek Langhamer Medicine Hat Tigers 9 - Dawson MacAuley Regina Pats 10 - Patrik Polivka Victoria Royals

GP 18 12 7 7 15 19 12 10 18 16

GAA 2.09 2.19 2.22 2.25 2.32 2.36 2.36 2.57 2.66 2.70

Save Percentage: GP 1 - Coleman Vollrath Victoria Royals 7 2 - Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans 19 3 - Jordon Cooke Kelowna Rockets 12 4 - Tristan Jarry Edmonton Oil Kings 18 5 - Bolton Pouliot Kamloops Blazers 13 6 - Patrik Bartosak Red Deer Rebels 17 7 - Eric Williams Spokane Chiefs 15 8 - Dawson MacAuley Regina Pats 18 9 - Marek Langhamer Medicine Hat Tigers 10 10 - Danny Mumaugh Seattle Thunderbirds 10

SAV% .936 .930 .927 .920 .920 .918 .918 .915 .915 .914

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TONIGHT’S OPPONENT Spokane Chiefs (14-6-0-0) at Kootenay Ice (9-8-2-0) Saturday, November 9, 2013 – Western Financial Place, Cranbrook, BC The Chiefs are 14-6-0-0 after a 6-2 showing at Lethbridge on Friday night. Spokane is now tied with two other teams for 2nd place in the West with 28 points. TONIGHT’S GAME The Chiefs wrap up their three-game road trip to the Eastern Conference with a battle in Cranbrook against the Kootenay Ice tonight. Kootenay is hovering around the .500 mark, currently sitting at 9-8-2-0. The Chiefs faced Kootenay five times last season, finishing with a 3-2-0-0 record including a 1-1-0-0 record in Cranbrook. Mitch Holmberg led returning Chiefs with four goals and three assists for seven points vs. the Ice last season. Six other Chiefs returners tallied assists over the five games, but Holmberg is the only returner to have found the back of the net. The team that scored first and the leader after two periods won 100% of the time last season. Three of the five games were blowouts, decided by three or more goals. NEXT GAME FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th vs PRINCE GEORGE AIR-6:30 (PST) GAME-7:00 (PST) The Chiefs return home after a three-game road trip to the Eastern Conference for a battle with the Prince George Cougars on Friday night at Spokane Arena. The Cougars, 7-10-1-3 through Friday night, are currently 8th in the Western Conference with 18 points, leading only Vancouver and Kamloops. They carried a 2-1 lead into the 3rd period versus Kelowna on Friday night before the Rockets scored four straight goals, winning 5-2. Todd Fiddler, the Chiefs leading goal-scorer from a year ago, has found a place in Prince George after being traded from Moose Jaw earlier this week. Fiddler went scoreless with a -2 rating in his first game with the Cougars. LAST GAME FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9th SPOKANE – 6, LETHBRIDGE – 2 WHL-leading scorer Mitch Holmberg netted a hat trick as the Chiefs defeated the Hurricanes 6-2 on Friday night. Spokane outshot Lethbridge 37-23 on the night but trailed 1-0 into the 1st intermission. The Chiefs responded with five unanswered goals in the 2nd half of the game, including all three Holmberg scores. Adam Helewka, Carter Proft and Jackson Playfair scored the other goals for the Chiefs as they pushed their record vs. the Eastern Conference to 4-1. Garret Hughson earned the nod in goal, stopping 21 of 23 shots on goal while allowing both Hurricane goals. The Chiefs power play unit scored twice in 5 opportunities while the penalty kill allowed two goals on six shorthanded situations.

WHL STANDINGS

As of November 9, 2013

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

GP W L 18 12 3 21 12 8 20 12 7 20 11 7 18 10 5 19 10 9 19 9 8 21 9 10 20 9 11 20 8 11 21 6 11 20 2 15

OTL 3 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 1

SL 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 2

GF GA Pts 72 52 27 77 67 25 75 49 25 70 65 24 63 61 23 54 61 20 54 60 20 76 83 20 65 77 18 52 63 17 51 68 16 47 102 7

PCT .750 .639 .676 .553 .559 .529 .500 .500 .421 .400 .441 .194

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

GP 19 17 18 20 19 22 21 21 20 20

OTL 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

SL 1 2 0 0 2 2 1 3 1 1

GF 92 75 62 80 69 61 51 57 57 52

PCT .763 .824 .778 .700 .632 .545 .548 .429 .400 .350

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L 4 2 3 6 6 9 9 10 11 12

GA 61 43 43 53 68 56 55 78 76 71

Pts 29 28 28 28 24 24 23 18 16 14

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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: Dave Hunchak 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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