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Weekly ICE Report: February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Kootenay Ice News Release

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week's action with a 13-36-8-2 record (8-18-5-1 at home, 5-18-3-1 on the road, 2-8 in overtime, 2-2 in shootouts) and in sixth place in the CENTRAL DIVISION...The ICE will visit RED DEER February 24 before closing out the month at home versus LETHBRIDGE February 25.

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 during home games at the FAN CLUB TABLE behind Section "C" or by calling CAROLIN at 250-417-6593.

DID YOU KNOW: TROY MURRAY now sits fourth among franchise leaders in games played by a Defenseman (253)The franchise leader in games played by a blueliner is JAGGER DIRK (310)PAYTON LEE is ranked fourth among WHL goaltenders in saves (1,409)VINCE LOSCHIAVO (8-7-15) and BRETT DAVIS (6-7-13) have each registered points in eight of the last ten gamesLOSCHIAVO, who collected his first career overtime winning goal February 17 versus SASKATOON, has scored 23 of his 33 career goals this seasonDAVIS appeared in his 100th career WHL game February 15 in EDMONTONREED MORISON scored his first career power play goal February 15 against the OIL KINGSCOLTON KROEKER is one assist away from 50 career helpersKOOTENAY is the least-penalized team in the CENTRAL DIVISION, and have accumulated the fourth-fewest penalty minutes (716) in the WHLThe ICE will play nine of their remaining 13 regular season games away from home.

INJURIES: Defenseman NIKITA RADZIVILYUK will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup week to week with an upper body injuryForward BARRETT SHEEN will be out of the ICE lineup day to day with an upper body injuryDefenseman RYAN POULIOT will be out of the KOOTENAY lineup day to day with an upper body injury.

ONE YEAR AGO: After 59 games of the 2015-16 season the ICE were 10-44-5-0, after 60 games 10-45-5-0 and after 61 games 10-46-5-0.

UPCOMING WEEK:

Monday February 20 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place

Tuesday February 21 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place

Wednesday February 22 Practice 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm Western Financial Place

Thursday February 23 Practice 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Memorial Arena

Friday February 24 ICE at Red Deer 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

Saturday February 25 ICE vs. Lethbridge 7:00 pm (102.9 FM - The Drive)

WEEK IN REVIEW:

Wednesday, February 15 - Kootenay 2 at Edmonton 3 (OT) - Record 12-35-8-2 - Attendance: 12,663

Goals:

1 - Morison (2) from Pouliot and Murray (PP)

2 - Loschiavo (22) from Davis and Fleury (PP)

Goaltender: Payton Lee (30 Saves, 3 GA)

Friday, February 17 - Kootenay 3 vs. Saskatoon 2 (OT) - Record 13-35-8-2 - Attendance: 2,690

Goals:

1 - Davis (16) from Kroeker

2 - Philp (7) from Ke. Taphorn and Ka. Taphorn

3 - Loschiavo (23) from Hines

Goaltender: Jakob Walter (28 Saves, 2 GA)

Saturday, February 18 - Kootenay 1 vs. Victoria 4 - Record 13-36-8-2 - Attendance: 2,424

Goals:

1 - Elmer (6) from Hines and Wellsby (PP)

Goaltender: Payton Lee (34 Saves, 3 GA)

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