Kootenay Ice: ICE CHIPS

By pbadmin

We apologize for the length of time between the last news update and this one.

We are back to provide you with all the information from the last two weeks. We’ll start from the present and work back…

Yesterday, Oct. 18, it was announced that Steve McCarthy was being returned to the Kootenay Ice after playing for the Chicago Blackhawks. He may play in the Ice’s road game this Wednesday in Lethbridge but this has yet to be determined. The fans can be assured that #7 will be back on the ice by this Friday night for the game against Prince Albert (in Cranbrook).
On October 14 the Ice traded over-age defenseman Scott Roles along with future considerations to the Spokane Chiefs in exchange for 17 year old defenseman Cole Fischer (Dec. 23, 1981). This will be Fischer’s third year in the WHL. Fischer dressed for the Ice for the first time on Saturday, October 16th versus the Moose Jaw Warriors. He proved himself as being an experienced player as well as a physical presence on the ice when he took a player into the boards in the first few seconds of his Ice debut.
Forward Mike Green returned to the line-up in time for the October 16th game where he proved that he was healthy by notching 1 goal and 2 assists and earning the title of first star. Green suffered an ankle injury in the October 2nd game against the Saskatoon Blades.
Forward Kyle Wanvig has been suspended from the Kootenay Ice and is currently at home in Calgary after demanding a trade. It is rumored that there may be a conflict between Wanvig and Ice coach, Ryan McGill. Wanvig’s agent feels that playing for the Ice is not in his client’s best interest because he doesn’t receive extensive ice time. The Boston Bruins in the 1999 NHL entry draft drafted Wanvig.
The Ice enter this week (Oct 18 – Oct 24) with a 5-2-3 record and in second place in the Central Division. OCTOBER 8, 1999 Ice vs. Regina Pats
Ice win 4-2
Ice Goals:
Burt (Jaffray, Roles)
Svoboda (Roles)
Burt (Johnson)
Tutschek (Hamula)

Boxma (29 Saves, 2 GA)

OCTOBER 10, 1999
Ice vs. Kamloops Blazers
Ice win 7-5

Ice Goals:
Burt (Hamula, Stoll)
Jaffray (Johnson, Burt)
Hamula (Tutschek)
Johnson (Roles, Stoll)
Tutschek (Sinclair)
Stoll (Unassisted, Empty Net)

Blackburn (24 Saves, 5 GA)

OCTOBER 16, 1999
Ice vs. Moose Jaw Warriors
Ice win 5-4

Ice Goals:
Marach (Svoboda, Green)
Beechey (Stoll, Johnson)
Jaffray (Burt, Stoll)
Svoboda (Beechey, Green)
Green (Svoboda, Fischer)

Boxma (26 Saves, 4 GA)

OCTOBER 17, 1999
Ice vs. Prince George Cougars
TIE 2-2

Ice Goals:
Johnson (Tutschek, Svoboda)
Green (Beechey)

Blackburn (19 Saves, 2GA)