Kootenay Ice

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Kootenay Ice
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City Cranbrook, British Columbia
League Western Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Central
Founded 1996
Home arena Western Financial Place
Colours Light blue, black, white
              
General manager Matt Cockell
Head coach James Patrick[1]
Captain Cale Fleury
Championships

2002 Memorial Cup Champions

2000, 2002, 2011 WHL Champions
Website www.kootenayice.net
Franchise history
1996–1998 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 (WHL). The team plays its home games at Western Financial Place, also nicknamed the RecPlex. The franchise, previously owned by the Chynoweth family since 1995, transferred ownership on April 27, 2017 to Winnipeg entrepreneur Greg Fettes and hockey executive Matt Cockell. The duo participated in their first WHL Draft on Thursday, May 4, 2017, where they acquired 10 new draft picks for the team. The new Kootenay Ice logo was released on Monday, May 1, 2017.[2] This fresh look signifies a fresh start for the Ice.

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 and 2011, 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
2014–15 72 37 31 1 3 245 248 78 4th Central Lost Eastern Conference quarter-final
2015–16 72 12 53 6 1 155 319 31 6th Central Out of playoffs
2016–17 72 14 46 10 2 177 335 40 6th Central Out of playoffs

WHL Championship history[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated June 24, 2017.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Drafted
22 Canada Davis, BrettBrett Davis RW L 18 2017 Oakbank, Manitoba 2017, 163rd Overall, DAL
27 Canada Elmer, JakeJake Elmer RW R 18 2016 Calgary, Alberta Undrafted
4 Canada Fleury, CaleCale Fleury (C) D R 18 2013 Calgary, Alberta 2017, 87th Overall, MTL
8 Canada Hines, DallasDallas Hines D L 19 2013 Marwayne, Alberta Undrafted
6 Canada Huston, SamSam Huston D L 18 2014 Brandon, Manitoba Undrafted
20 Canada King, MichaelMichael King C L 17 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba Eligible 2018
21 Canada Kroeker, ColtonColton Kroeker C R 20 2017 Surrey, British Columbia Undrafted
18 Canada Loschiavo, VinceVince Loschiavo C R 19 2013 Winnipeg, Manitoba Undrafted
9 Canada Morison, ReedReed Morison C L 19 2015 Calgary, Alberta Undrafted
2 Canada Murray, TroyTroy Murray D L 19 2012 White City, Saskatchewan Undrafted
23 Canada Patterson, MaxMax Patterson RW R 17 2014 Kamloops, British Columbia Eligible 2018
12 Canada Philp, NoahNoah Philp C R 18 2013 Canmore, Alberta Undrafted
7 Canada Pouliot, RyanRyan Pouliot D R 19 2016 Vancouver, British Columbia Undrafted
5 Russia Radzivilyuk, NikitaNikita Radzivilyuk D L 18 2016 Tyumen, Russia Undrafted
15 Russia Rudakov, FedorFedor Rudakov D L 19 2016 Moscow, Russia Undrafted
3 Canada Rutledge, KurtisKurtis Rutledge (A) D R 20 2016 Calgary, Alberta Undrafted
28 Canada Schaufler, LoedenLoeden Schaufler D R 17 2015 Dewinton, Alberta Eligible 2018
10 Canada Sheen, BarrettBarrett Sheen LW L 18 2016 Airdrie, Alberta Undrafted
25 Canada Sidaway, TannerTanner Sidaway RW L 18 2016 Victoria, British Columbia Undrafted
26 Canada Taphorn, KaedenKaeden Taphorn LW L 17 2016 Yorkton, Saskatchewan Eligible 2018
14 Canada Taphorn, KeenanKeenan Taphorn RW R 17 2015 Yorkton, Saskatchewan Eligible 2018
29 Canada Walter, JakobJakob Walter G L 18 2014 Kamloops, British Columbia Undrafted
17 Canada Wellsby, AustinAustin Wellsby (A) LW R 20 2012 Chilliwack, British Columbia Undrafted

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 155 2015-16
Least goals against 137 2004–05
Most goals against 319 2015-16
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

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