Kootenay Ice

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Kootenay Ice
Kootenay Ice Logo.svg
City Cranbrook, British Columbia
League Western Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Central
Founded 1996
Home arena Western Financial Place
Colours Blue, Black and Bronze
              
General manager Canada Jeff Chynoweth
Head coach Canada Ryan McGill
Captain Canada Sam Reinhart
Championships

2002 Memorial Cup Champions

2000, 2002, 2011 WHL Champions

Website
www.kootenayice.net
Franchise history
1996–98 Edmonton Ice
1998-Present Kootenay Ice

The Kootenay Ice are a major junior ice hockey team based in Cranbrook, British Columbia and competing in the Western Hockey League. The team plays its home games at Western Financial Place, also nicknamed the RecPlex.

History[edit]

The franchise was founded in 1996 as the Edmonton Ice, and moved to Cranbrook in 1998. The Ice won the Memorial Cup in 2002, and also participated in 2000, after having won the WHL championship.

The move of the Ice to Cranbrook resulted in the folding of the local Junior A powerhouse Cranbrook Colts and possibly the entire troubled Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League that the Colts were the top team in. All of the remaining five RMJHL franchises from the Kootenays dropped to the Junior B Kootenay International Junior Hockey League within years of the Ice coming to the region.

Season-by-season record[edit]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
1998–99 72 30 35 7 - 245 276 67 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
1999–00 72 44 14 11 3 275 200 102 2nd Central Won Championship; Lost Memorial Cup
2000–01 72 45 17 4 6 286 213 100 2nd Central Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2001–02 72 38 27 7 0 276 223 83 2nd B.C. Won Championship and Memorial Cup
2002–03 72 36 25 6 5 234 202 83 3rd B.C. Lost Western Conference semi-final
2003–04 72 32 30 7 3 183 200 74 4th B.C. Lost Western Conference quarter-final
2004–05 72 47 15 7 3 218 137 104 1st B.C. Lost Western Conference final
Season GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Points Finish Playoffs
2005–06 72 45 23 1 3 233 177 94 3rd B.C. Lost Western Conference quarter-final
2006–07 72 49 17 3 3 267 189 104 2nd Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2007–08 72 42 22 5 3 229 214 92 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference semi-final
2008–09 72 35 29 2 6 220 224 78 3rd Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2009–10 72 43 24 3 2 252 215 91 2nd Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2010–11 72 46 21 1 4 272 218 97 3rd Central Won Championship; Lost Memorial Cup semifinal
2011–12 72 36 26 6 4 222 201 82 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2012–13 72 35 35 2 0 203 221 72 5th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2013–14 72 39 28 2 3 235 209 83 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference semi-final

WHL Championship history[edit]

Memorial cup finals history[edit]

  • 2002: Win, 6-3 vs Victoriaville

Current roster[edit]

Updated November 2, 2013.[1]

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# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Drafted
21 Canada Alfaro, MattMatt Alfaro LW L 17 2011 Calgary, Alberta Undrafted
20 France Bozon, TimTim Bozon LW L 20 2013 Lugano, Switzerland 2012, 64th Overall, MTL
26 Canada Cable, LeviLevi Cable (A) RW R 19 2010 Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan Undrafted
8 Canada Chynoweth, RyanRyan Chynoweth LW L 19 2013 Cranbrook, British Columbia Undrafted
4 Canada Cross, LandonLandon Cross D R 20 2013 Brandon, Manitoba Undrafted
14 Canada Descheneau, JaedonJaedon Descheneau C R 19 2010 Edmonton, Alberta Undrafted
5 Canada Dirk, JaggerJagger Dirk (A) D L 21 2008 Penticton, British Columbia Undrafted
16 Canada Elynuik, HudsonHudson Elynuik C L 16 2012 Calgary, Alberta Eligible 2016
27 Canada Faith, TannerTanner Faith D R 18 2010 Wilcox, Saskatchewan Eligible 2014
30 Canada Hoflin, WyattWyatt Hoflin G L 19 2010 Spruce Grove, Alberta Undrafted
7 Canada Hubic, JeffJeff Hubic LW L 20 2009 Regina, Saskatchewan Undrafted
11 Canada Martin, JonJon Martin C R 18 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba Undrafted
19 Canada McPhee, ZachZach McPhee RW R 21 2012 Vernon, British Columbia Undrafted
2 Canada Murray, TroyTroy Murray D L 16 2012 White City, Saskatchewan Eligible 2015
9 Canada O'Connor, KyleKyle O'Connor C R 18 2011 Calgary, Alberta Eligible 2014
28 Canada Peel, LandonLandon Peel D L 20 2013 Virden, Manitoba Undrafted
11 Canada Philp, LukeLuke Philp (A) C R 18 2010 Canmore, Alberta Eligible 2014
23 Canada Reinhart, SamSam Reinhart (C) C R 18 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia 2014, 2nd Overall, BUF
29 Canada Skapski, MackenzieMackenzie Skapski G R 20 2009 Abbotsford, British Columbia 2013, 170th Overall, NYR
3 Canada Steenbergen, JordanJordan Steenbergen D L 18 2011 Sylvan Lake, Alberta Eligible 2014
24 Russia Valiev, RinatRinat Valiev D R 19 2013 Nizhnekamsk, Russia Undrafted
15 Canada Vetterl, AustinAustin Vetterl C R 20 2012 Surrey, British Columbia Undrafted
22 Canada Zborosky, ZakZak Zborosky RW R 17 2011 Regina, Saskatchewan Eligible 2015

NHL alumni[edit]

Team records[edit]

Team records for a single season
Statistic Total Season
Most points 104 2004–05; 2006–07
Most wins 49 2006–07
Most goals for 286 2000–01
Least goals for 183 2003–04
Least goals against 137 2004–05
Most goals against 276 1998–99
Individual player records for a single season
Statistic Player Total Season
Most goals Nigel Dawes 50 2004–05
Most assists Jarret Stoll 66 2000–01
Most points Jarret Stoll 106 2000–01
Most points, rookie Tomas Plihal 86 2001–02
Most points, defenceman Michael Busto 63 2006–07
Best GAA (goalie) Jeff Glass 1.76 2004–05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ WHL Network, Western Hockey League, retrieved 2013-11-02 

External links[edit]