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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


The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight’s action with a 6-6-2-0 record (4-4-0-0 at home, 2-2-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in fourth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION

ICE NOTES VS MOOSE JAW

The WARRIORS enter tonight’s action with a 6-7-1-2 record (3-5-1-1 at home, 3-2-0-1 on the road, 1-1 in overtime, 3-1 in shootouts) and in third place in the EAST DIVISION

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter tonight’s action with a 6-6-2-0 record (4-4-0-0 at home, 2-2-2-0 on the road, 0-2 in overtime, 1-0 in shootouts) and in fourth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...After tonight’s game the ICE travel to RED DEER (October 30) before returning home to host TRI-CITY (November 3) and CALGARY (November 5). DID YOU KNOW: Lifetime the ICE franchise has a 29-25-8-0 record against the MOOSE JAW franchise (17-11-3-0 at home, 12-14-5-0 on the road, 3-3-8-0 in overtime)...SAM REINHART, who recorded his 100th career assist on October 19 in EDMONTON, is fourth in the WHL in points with 23 (8-17-25)...REINHART is tied for third in the League in assists with 17...JAEDON DESCHENEAU is tied for tenth in the WHL for goals scored with nine...HUDSON ELYNUIK recorded his first WHL career goal on October 19 in EDMONTON (game winner)…RINAT VALIEV recorded his first WHL career assist against the OIL KINGS on October 19… JAGGER DIRK needs to record one more point to reach 100 in his WHL career...LUKE PHILP needs to play in three more games to reach 100 in his WHL career. SCORING STREAK: AUSTIN VETTERL (2-2-4) has recorded at least a point in his last four games…LUKE PHILP (1-3-4) has recorded at least a point in his last three games. TRANSACTIONS / INJURY: The ICE have acquired 19-year-old Forward TIM BOZON and 19-year-old Defenseman LANDON CROSS from the KAMLOOPS BLAZERS in exchange for 17-year-old Forward COLLIN SHIRLEY and 18-year-old Defenseman MATT THOMAS along with a third round pick in the 2014 WHL BANTAM DRAFT and a first and fifth round pick in the 2015 WHL BANTAM DRAFT...Defenseman RINAT VALIEV (May 11, 1995), who KOOTENAY selected in the 2013 CHL IMPORT DRAFT (first round, 25th overall), joined the team in EDMONTON on October 19 after receiving his Canadian Visa... Defenseman TANNER FAITH will be out of the ICE line up indefinitely with an upper body injury. ONE YEAR AGO: After 14 games of the 2012-2013 season the ICE were 4-9-1-0, after 15 games were 4-10-1-0 and after 16 games were 4-11-1-0. DRAFTED PLAYERS: MACKENZIE SKAPSKI – New York Rangers (6th Round, 2013 NHL Draft), TIM BOZON - Montreal Canadiens (3rd Round, 2012 NHL Draft). TONIGHT’S OFFICIALS: The Referees for tonight’s game are PATRICK GAGNON and JEFF INGRAM and Linesmen are SEAN DONNELLY and AIDAN HENDERSON.

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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: Patrick Gagnon & Jeff Ingram

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Justin Paulic Zachary Sawchenko

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2 3 5 6 7 8 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 26 27 28 29

Alexey Sleptsov Kirk Johnson Travis Brown Dallas Valentine Tyler Brown Tyler Bell Colton McCarthy Sam Fioretti Todd Fiddler Jack Rodewald Josh Uhrich Ben Duperreault Alexander Chirva Brayden Point Brandon Del Grosso Miles Warkentine Tanner Eberle Bryson Gore Royce Rossignol Torrin White Brandon Potomak Jesse Forsberg

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Alan Millar Mike Stothers Mike Vandenberghe Mark O’Leary Curtis Amiot

Linesmen: Sean Donnelly & Aidan Henderson

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HEAD TO HEAD

Team Record 6-6-2-0 Division Ranking 4th Central Conference Ranking 9th Eastern League Ranking 17th Past 10 Games 4-4-2-0 Streak 0-1-1-0 Last Game 6-3 L vs. Portland Home Record 4-4-0-0 Away Record 2-2-2-0 Goals For 40 Goals Against 45 PP % 14/54 - 25.9 PP Home % 7/28- 25.0 PP Away % 7/26 - 26.9 PK % 11/54- 79.6 PK Home % 6/26 - 76.9 PK Away % 5/28 - 82.1 Team PIM/GM 10.9/Game Leading After 1st 2-1-1-0 Leading After 2nd 4-2-1-0 Tied After 1st 4-1-1-0 Tied After 2nd 2-2-1-0 Trailing After 1st 0-4-0-0 Trailing After 2nd 0-2-0-0

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Team Record 6-7-1-2 Division Ranking 3rd East Conference Ranking 6th Eastern League Ranking 14th Past 10 Games 3-4-1-2 Streak 1-0-0-0 Last Game 4-3 W @ Lethbridge Home Record 3-5-1-1 Away Record 3-2-0-1 Goals For 41 Goals Against 50 PP % 19/75 - 25.3 PP Home % 11/46 - 23.9 PP Away % 8/29 - 27.6 PK % 14/66 - 78.8 PK Home % 9/40 - 77.5 PK Away % 5/26 - 80.8 Team PIM/GM 14.9/Game Leading After 1st 4-1-0-0 Leading After 2nd 4-0-1-1 Tied After 1st 1-4-1-1 Tied After 2nd 1-1-0-0 Trailing After 1st 1-2-0-1 Trailing After 2nd 1-6-0-1

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

GP 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 11 13 11 14 14 14 14 7 14 3 12 9 7 7

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

GP MIN 3 178 30 Wyatt Hoflin 29 Mackenzie Skapski 11 667

G 8 9 4 3 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Moose Jaw Warriors Regular Season Scoring A 17 11 7 5 6 4 4 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 1 1

PTS 25 20 11 8 8 7 6 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

GA SO Svs AVE PCT 8 0 92 2.69 .920 35 1 313 3.15 .899

as of October 26, 2013

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PIM 0 10 6 13 14 0 4 4 18 6 10 6 19 17 6 4 2 2 8 4 9

5 15 19 11 14 22 27 2 23 17 8 28 6 10 18 16 29 3 7 20 21 26

Travis Brown Jack Rodewald Brayden Point Sam Fioretti Todd Fiddler Tanner Eberle Torrin White Alexey Sleptsov Bryson Gore Ben Duperreault Tyler Bell Brandon Potomak Dallas Valentine Colton McCarthy Alexander Chirva Josh Uhrich Jesse Forsberg Kirk Johnson Tyler Brown Brandon Del Grosso Miles Warkentine Royce Rossignol

GP 16 16 16 16 14 16 16 16 16 12 15 16 16 15 9 15 7 12 10 1 12 2

GP MIN GA 31 Zachary Sawchenko 4 184 7 13 792 39 1 Justin Paulic

G 6 6 6 4 2 4 2 0 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A PTS PIM 15 21 22 7 13 13 6 12 12 6 10 29 8 10 6 3 7 32 4 6 4 6 6 10 3 5 8 1 4 4 2 3 18 1 2 4 1 2 2 0 1 5 0 1 2 1 1 28 1 1 21 0 0 12 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0

SO Svs AVE PCT 0 78 2.28 .910 0

423 2.95 .908

as of October 26, 2013

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LEAGUE LEADERS 14 14 14 15 11 14 14 15 16 12

17 13 13 12 10 10 10 10 10 9

Goals Against Average: 1 - Eric Williams Spokane Chiefs 2 - Jordon Cooke Kelowna Rockets 3 - Austin Lotz Everett Silvertips 4 - Ty Edmonds Prince George Cougars 5 - Tristan Jarry Edmonton Oil Kings 6 - Bolton Pouliot Kamloops Blazers 7 - Marek Langhamer Medicine Hat Tigers 8 - Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans 9 - Patrik Polivka Victoria Royals 10 - Daniel Wapple Moose Jaw Warriors

Power Play Goals: GP 1 - Riley Stadel Kelowna Rockets 11 2 - Boston Leier Regina Pats 13 3 -Mike Aviani Spokane Chiefs 14 4 - Mitch Holmberg Spokane Chiefs 14 5 - Nikita Scherbak Saskatoon Blades 14 6 - Jaedon Descheneau Kootenay ICE 14 7 - Conner Bleackley Red Deer Rebels 14 8 - Roberts Lipsbergs Seattle Thunderbirds 14 9 - Sam Reinhart Kootenay ICE 14 10 - Dyson Stevenson Regina Pats 14

PPG 6 6 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 4

Save Percentage: 1 - Eric Williams Spokane Chiefs 2 - Jordon Cooke Kelowna Rockets 3 - Bolton Pouliot Kamloops Blazers 4 - Austin Lotz Everett Silvertips 5 - Ty Edmonds Prince George Cougars 6 - Eric Comrie Tri-City Americans 7 - Danny Mumaugh Seattle Thunderbirds 8 - Patrik Bartosak Red Deer Rebels 9 - Marek Langhamer Medicine Hat Tigers 10 - Alex Moodie Saskatoon Blades

Goals: 1 - Mitch Holmberg Spokane Chiefs 2 - Mike Aviani Spokane Chiefs 3 - Oliver Bjorkstrand Portland Winterhawks 4 - Mitchell Moroz Edmonton Oil Kings 5 - Curtis Lazar Edmonton Oil Kings 6 - Chase De Leo Portland Winterhawks 7 - Roberts Lipsbergs Seattle Thunderbirds 8 - Greg Chase Calgary Hitmen 9 - Brian Williams Tri-City Americans 10 - Cole Sanford Medicine Hat Tigers

GP 10 9 11 13 14 8 7 14 13 5

GAA 1.68 1.96 2.04 2.26 2.42 2.42 2.57 2.72 2.73 2.78

GP 10 9 8 11 13 14 7 12 7 9

SAV% .938 .935 .928 .925 .924 .922 .918 .916 .916 .914

as of October 26, 2013

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TONIGHT’S OPPONENT Last Game… Moose Jaw erased a three goal third period deficit Thursday to come from behind and beat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime. Travis Brown led the tribe with two goals and three points; Brayden Point had a goal and two points; Alexander Chirva scored his first WHL goal; Jack Rodewald had two assists; Zachary Sawchenko made 23 saves in the win; the Warriors were 2-for-3 on the power play. 2012 – 2013 v Kootenay… Tonight is the first of four meetings this season between the Warriors and Kootenay Ice. Last season the Warriors were 2-1-0-1 against the Kootenay, they were 1-0-0-1 at home and 1-1 on the road. Sam Fioretti led the Warriors with two goals and five points against the Ice; Kendall McFaull had two goals and three points; Bryson Gore, Justin Paulic, Brayden Point, and Morgan Rielly had two assists each; Paulic was also 2-1-0-1 with a 2.16gaa and .921sv%. Sam Reinhart led the Ice with three goals and five points against the Warriors; Jaedon Descheneau had a goal and four points; Collin Shirley had two goals and three points; Levi Cable had a goal and two points; Luke Philp had two assists; Mackenzie Skapski was 2-1-1 with a 2.45gaa and .904sv% Prospect Watch… 15-year-old Darren Rizzolo has five goals, nine points, and 22 penalty minutes in six games this season with the Yale Hockey Academy in the CSSHL Elite 15 league. Rizzolo, 5’11” 151lbs, is from Mission, BC and was drafted in the seventh round of the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft. He leads all defencemen in the CSSHL in scoring and is third in team scoring. Streaks  Travis Brown has four goals and 10 points in the last eight games  Sam Fioretti has a goal and five points in the last eight games  Todd Fiddler has two assists in his last eight games  Jack Rodewald has five goals and nine points in the last 12 games  Ben Duperreault is pointless in the last seven games  Brayden Point has three goals and six points in the last eight games  Tanner Eberle has two goals and four points in the last 10 games  Bryson Gore has a goal and three points in the last 12 games  Torrin White has a goal and three points in the last eight games  Justin Paulic is 0-3-1-2 in his last five games. He has a 2.09gaa and .925sv% during that time. Upcoming Schedule  Wednesday, October 30th @ Regina  Saturday, November 2nd v Prince Albert

WHL STANDINGS

As of October 26, 2013

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

GP W L OTL SL GF GA Pts PCT 15 9 3 1 2 56 51 21 .700 14 8 5 1 0 50 49 17 .607 15 8 6 0 1 57 44 17 .567 12 7 3 2 0 47 34 16 .667 15 7 6 0 2 53 57 16 .533 16 6 7 1 2 41 50 15 .469 13 7 6 0 0 44 50 14 .538 14 7 7 0 0 41 48 14 .500 14 6 6 2 0 40 45 14 .500 15 6 8 0 1 49 49 13 .433 14 6 8 0 0 40 45 12 .429 15 2 11 1 1 38 74 6 .200

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

GP 14 12 14 13 14 16 15 16 13 13

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L 3 2 3 2 3 7 7 8 9 8

OTL 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

SL 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1

GF 55 51 73 42 55 41 38 40 32 33

GA 31 31 50 30 48 42 49 45 43 51

Pts 22 18 21 20 20 18 15 15 8 8

PCT .786 .750 .750 .769 .714 .562 .500 .469 .308 .308

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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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