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Weekly ICE Report: February 27, 2017

February 27, 2017 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kootenay Ice News Release

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 13-38-8-2 record (8-19-5-1 at home, 5-19-3-1 on the road, 2-8 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will open a season-long five game road trip March 1 in EDMONTON before visits to SASKATOON March 3, PRINCE ALBERT March 4, MOOSE JAW March 5 and MEDICINE HAT March 7.

ROSTER UPDATE: KOOTENAY is carrying 23 players (two goaltenders, eight defensemen and 13 forwards)...The ICE roster is made up of one 1996-born player, four 1997-born players, nine 1998-born players, six 1999-born players, and three 2000-born players...KOOTENAY has ten first-year players on its roster.

ROAST BEEF & PASTA DINNER: The KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB is hosting a ROAST BEEF AND PASTA DINNER Sunday, March 12 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 are available by calling CAROLIN at 250-417-6593.

FAN BUS: The KOOTENAY ICE FAN CLUB has organized a FAN BUS to see the ICE take on the CALGARY HITMEN March 18...Bus trip packages are $50.00 for FAN CLUB members and $60.00 for non-members and include transportation and tickets to the game...For more information, visit the FAN CLUB TABLE during upcoming home games or contact CAROLIN at 250-417-6593.

DID YOU KNOW: VINCE LOSCHIAVO has registered points in ten of his last 12 games (8-11-19)LOSCHIAVO led KOOTENAY in FEBRUARY scoring with 12 points (5-7-12)RYAN POULIOT has recorded assists in each of his last four appearances (0-4-4)KURTIS RUTLEDGE scored his first goal as a member of the ICE February 24 in RED DEERCOLTON KROEKER scored his first career short-handed marker February 25 against LETHBRIDGEKROEKER tallied his 50th career assist February 24 against the REBELSCALE FLEURY has scored power play goals in back-to-back gamesMICHAEL KING recorded his first career multi-point game February 24 in RED DEER (0-2-2)KOOTENAY is the least-penalized team in the CENTRAL DIVISION, and have accumulated the third-fewest penalty minutes (736) in the WHLThe ICE first-year players have combined for 454 games played this season, the second-highest total in the WHL (EDMONTON - 464)KOOTENAY will play eight of their remaining 11 regular season games away from homeFormer ICE goaltender JEFF GLASS signed a two-year contract with the CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS February 23.

INJURY: Forward AUSTIN WELLSBY will be out of the ICE lineup with a lower body injury for a length of time to be determined.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 61 games of the 2015-16 season the ICE were 10-46-5-0, after 62 games 10-46-6-0 and after 63 games 10-47-6-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:

Monday February 27 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place

Wednesday March 1 ICE at Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

Friday March 3 ICE at Saskatoon 6:05 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

Saturday March 4 ICE at Prince Albert 6:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

Sunday March 5 ICE at Moose Jaw 3:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Friday, February 24 - Kootenay 4 at Red Deer 6 - Record 13-37-8-2 - Attendance: 4,477

Goals:

1 - Fleury (9) from Kroeker and Loschiavo (PP)

2 - Rutledge (3) from Pouliot and King

3 - Rudakov (5) from King and Sidaway

4 - Kroeker (14) from Loschiavo and Morison

Goaltender: Jakob Walter (33 Saves, 6 GA)

Saturday, February 25 - Kootenay 3 vs. Lethbridge 5 - Record 13-38-8-2 - Attendance: 1,709

Goals:

1 - Murray (4) from Patterson and Sheen

2 - Kroeker (15) from Loschiavo and Pouliot (SH)

3 - Fleury (10) from Lee and Loschiavo (PP)

Goaltender: Payton Lee (22 Saves, 4 GA)

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