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Weekly ICE Report: March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kootenay Ice News Release

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 14-43-9-2 record (8-20-5-1 at home, 6-23-4-1 on the road, 2-9 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...KOOTENAY will open a four game in five night stretch at home March 14 versus EDMONTON before visiting LETHBRIDGE March 15The ICE will complete the regular season with a home-and-home series with the HITMEN March 17 in CRANBROOK and March 18 in CALGARY.

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.

AWARDS NIGHT: The KOOTENAY ICE will present their annual team awards for the 2016-17 season on March 17...Presentations will be made on-ice prior to the game against the CALGARY HITMEN.

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 was named the STEEPLES CONSTRUCTION PLAYER OF THE MONTH for FEBRUARY March 10LOSCHIAVO is on a three-game goal-scoring streak (4-1-5)COLTON KROEKER has recorded points in each of his last three games (1-3-4)RYAN POULIOT appeared in his 100th career game March 10 versus RED DEERBARRETT SHEEN is two outings away from 100 career games playedCALE FLEURY is three games away from 200 career appearancesICE prospect PEYTON KREBS (FOOTHILLS BISONS) scored the game-winning goal March 12 to help his club even their best-of-five ALBERTA MIDGET HOCKEY LEAGUE semi-final versus the CALGARY BUFFALOES at a game apiece (BISONS 1 BUFFALOES 0)KOOTENAY prospect JESSE MAKAJ (VANCOUVER NORTHWEST GIANTS) recorded a pair of victories in goal March 10 and 11 to help his team defeat the OKANAGAN ROCKETS 2-0 in their BC MAJOR MIDGET LEAGUE quarter-final seriesFormer ICE Defenseman JAGGER DIRK (ST. FRANCIS XAVIER) captured his second consecutive U SPORTS ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY SPORT championship March 8 versus NEW BRUNSWICKFormer KOOTENAY Forward JAEDON DESCHENEAU (BAKERSFIELD CONDORS) scored his first AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE goal March 11 versus STOCKTON.

INJURIES: Forward AUSTIN WELLSBY will be out of the ICE lineup for the remainder of the season with a lower body injuryDefenseman SAM HUSTON will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup for the remainder of the season with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 68 games of the 2015-16 season the ICE were 10-52-6-0, after 69 games 11-52-6-0 and after 70 games 12-52-6-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:

Monday March 13 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place

Tuesday March 14 ICE vs. Edmonton 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

Wednesday March 15 ICE at Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

Thursday March 16 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place

Friday March 17 ICE vs. Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

Saturday March 18 ICE at Calgary 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Tuesday, March 7 - Kootenay 3 at Medicine Hat 4 (OT) - Record 14-41-9-2 - Attendance: 3,030

Goals:

1 - Loschiavo (25) from Kroeker and Fleury

2 - Kroeker (17) from Loschiavo

3 - Loschiavo (26) from Davis

Goaltender: Payton Lee (30 Saves, 4 GA)

Friday, March 10 - Kootenay 1 vs. Red Deer 4 - Record 14-42-9-2 - Attendance: 1,868

Goals:

1 - Loschiavo (27) from Patterson and Kroeker (PP)

Goaltender: Payton Lee (30 Saves, 4 GA)

Saturday, March 11 - Kootenay 1 at Red Deer 6 - Record 14-43-9-2 - Attendance: 5,072

Goals:

1 - Loschiavo (28) from Kroeker

Goaltender: Payton Lee (31 Saves, 6 GA)

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