News And Notes:
It is now the eighth week of the season and the Ice stand with a record of 11-5-4-0 (7-3-1-0 at home and 4-2-3-0 on the road.) The Ice are currently in second place in the Central division and are closing in on rivals, the Calgary Hitmen. The Ice are on a six-game unbeaten streak and have won their last 5 games.
What A Trip:
The Ice became the first Eastern Conference team in history to ever win all three games on the road against Canadian Western Conference teams. (Kamloops 3-2, Kelowna 4-2 and Prince George 6-2.) The Ice have tied their franchise record for consecutive road wins (3) and are unbeaten in their last four road games (3-0-1.)
Green Almost Number One:
Mike Green needs only nine more points to become the all-time franchise leader in career points (154 set by Jay Henderson 1996-1998.) Green leads the team in scoring on the road and also leads the team in plus minus with a plus 13. Green is the all-time Kootenay leader in career assists with 83.
Forward Tyler Beechey still remains out of the line-up with a shoulder injury and Steve McCarthy has missed the last three games with a slight knee strain.
Who’s Doing What?:
Goaltender Dan Blackburn is 5-1-0-0 in his last six starts with a .233 GAA, .910 Save Percentage and has had eight shutout periods.
Jason Jaffray has scored at least one point in his last four games (2-6-8 in span.)
Brad Tutschek scored the game-winning goal against both Kamloops and Kelowna on this last road trip.
Steve McCarthy needs one more point for 100 in his WHL career.
The Ice have successfully defended 87.9% of the oppositions last 66 power play opportunities.
Thursday, November 11 – Kootenay 3 at Kamloops 2
Ice Goals:Jaffray (Stoll, Fischer)
Johnson (Stoll, Fischer)
Tutschek (Jaffray, Hamula)
Goalie:Dan Blackburn (34 Saves – 2 GA)
Friday, November 12 – Kootenay 4 at Kelowna 2
Ice Goals:Green (Svoboda, Jaffray)
Green (Svoboda, Jaffray)
Tutschek (Ferguson, Burt)
Goalie:Dan Blackburn (22 Saves – 2 GA)
Sunday, November 14, – Kootenay 6 at Prince George 2
Ice Goals:Burt (Jaffray, Ferguson)
Green (Blatny, Johnson)
Green (Tutschek, Ferguson)
Stoll (Burt, Tutschek)
Svoboda (Lassu, Green)
Stoll (Blatny, Svoboda)
Goalie:B.J. Boxma (21 Saves – 2 GA)
PLAYER PROFILES – THE NEW GUYS:
#2 – COLE FISCHER
Born:December 23, 1981 in Kerrobert, SK
Height & Weight:6’1”, 190 lbs.
Acquired:Trade with Spokane, October 1999
Family:Dad (Ernie), Mom (Lorie), Brother (Jesse), Sister (Amber)
Club:Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
Cole Fischer is eligible for the 2000 NHL Entry Draft
#6 – JORDAN WALLIN
Born:April 5, 1983 in Saskatoon, SK
Height & Weight:6’2”, 195 lbs.
Hometown:North Battleford, SK
Acquired:1998 WHL Bantam Draft (2nd) Round
Family:Mom (Karen), Brothers (Jesse, Justin)
Club:North Battleford – SMHL
#9 – CHRIS CHUBB
Born:August 21, 1980 in Edmonton, AB
Height & Weight:6’2”, 200 lbs.
Hometown:Bon Accord, AB
Acquired:List Player (June 1999)
Family:Dad (Bill), Mom (Donna),
Brothers (Tim, Clay), Sister (Billie-Dawn)
Club:Bonneyville – AJHL
#22 – PAT IANNONE
Born:February 2, 1982 in Trail, BC
Height & Weight:5’10”, 165 lbs.
Acquired:List Player (March 1999)
Family:Dad (Dell), Mom (Elizabeth), Sister (Marlo)
Club:Beaver Valley – Junior B
#23 – TYLER DYCK
Born:March 16, 1983 in Calgary, AB
Height & Weight:6’2”, 205 lbs.
Acquired:1998 WHL Bantam Draft (3rd Round)
Family:Dad (Eric), Mom (Liliane), Brother (Randall)
Club:Calgary – Bantam
#25 – RICHARD HAMULA
Born:January 28, 1982 in Edmonton, AB
Height & Weight:5’11”, 185 lbs.
Acquired:1997 WHL Bantam Draft (3rd Round)
Family:Dad (Ray), Mom (Bev), Sister (Shannon)
Club:Canmore – AJHL
Wednesday, November 17, 1999 – Ice @ Lethbridge
Friday, November 19, 1999 – Ice vs. Kelowna
Saturday, November 20, 1999 – Ice vs. Calgary
Sunday, November 21, 1999 – Ice vs. Regina