February 14, 2012 (ISN) – This week’s summary of the Kootenay Ice WHL Hockey Club.

ICE CHIPS: The KOOTENAY ICE enter this week’s action with a 31-17-4-4 record (17-8-1-2 at home, 14-9-3-2 on the road, 1-4 in overtime, 2-4 in shootouts) and in fourth place in the EASTERN CONFERENCE and seventh overall in the WHL…The ICE will play their next three games at home before embarking on an EAST DIVISION road trip (February 21-25).

PLAYOFF PACKAGES AVAILABLE: 2012 playoff packages are now available until Friday, February 24th at the KOOTENAY ICE Office…Eight game ticket packages are $136.00 for Adults, $112.00 for Seniors, $96.00 for Students, and $72.00 for Youth…Fans without season tickets or flex paks that wish to purchase playoff packages can do so with a $100 non-refundable deposit on 2012-2013 season tickets…For more information on playoff packages, phone 250-417-0322.

SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS: The sale of SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS continues…You get seven game certificates to use at your convenience – total flexibility…SUPER SEVEN FLEX PAKS are available in Adult, Senior, Student and Youth packages. Adults are $119.00, Seniors $91.00, Students $77.00 and Youth $63.00.

GIFT CARDS: Get the gift that keeps on giving…The KOOTENAY ICE now have reusable and reloadable GIFT CARDS for any dollar amount…Your special someone can use the gift card to buy individual game tickets, FLEX PAKS or PLAYOFF PACKAGES…GIFT CARDS are available now at the KOOTENAY ICE OFFICE.

DID YOU KNOW: KOOTENAY is 22-16-3-3 against the EASTERN CONFERENCE this season (13-6-1-1 at home, 9-10-2-2 on the road, 3-3-3 in overtime)…The ICE need six more victories to reach 600 wins in franchise history (594-412-121)…KOOTENAY is 15-1-0-1 when they score the first goal of the games at home and 2-7-1-1 when their opponent scores first…The ICE are 14-1-0-1 when leadings after the second period at home, 0-5-0-0 when losing and 3-2-1-1 when tied…KOOTENAY is seventh overall on the power play in the WHL at 22.7%…The ICE are fourth in the LEAGUE in penalty killing at 81.5%…KOOTENAY is 16th overall on the power play at home in the WHL at 20.2%…The ICE are seventh in the LEAGUE in penalty killing at home at 81.6%…MAX REINHART leads KOOTENAY in scoring at home with 26 points (8-18-26)…NATHAN LIEUWEN, who is tied for first in the LEAGUE in save percentage (.923), is first in the WHL in goals against average (2.24)…LIEUWEN, who has tied a franchise record for the most regular season games won in his career with 82 (TAYLOR DAKERS – 82 – 2003-2007), recorded his ninth career shutout on February 12 in CALGARY (26 Saves)…SAM REINHART (23-29-52) has set a franchise record for most goals by a 16-year-old with 23 (DREW CZERWONKA – 16-2-18 – 2008/09) and has also set franchise record for most points by a 16-year-old with 52 (STEVE MCCARTHY – 11-29-40 – 1997/98)…SAM REINHART, who is third in the LEAGUE for points by a rookie, is tied for third in the WHL for scoring the first goal of the game with seven…JOEY LEACH, who leads KOOTENAY in plus / minus with a plus 27, needs to play in six more games to reach 200 in his WHL career…JAGGER DIRK played in his 150 WHL career on February 7 in EDMONTON…MAX REINHART played in his 250th WHL career game against RED DEER on February 10…ERIK BENOIT played in his 100th WHL career game on February 10 against the REBELS.
ONE YEAR AGO: After 56 games of the 2010-2011 season the ICE were 37-16-1-2, after 57 games 38-16-1-2 and after 58 games 39-16-1-2.

Tuesday February 14 ICE vs Brandon 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Wednesday February 15 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Thursday February 16 Practice 3:45 – 5:45 pm Cranbrook Rec Plex
Friday February 17 ICE vs Spokane 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)
Saturday February 18 ICE vs Regina 7:00 pm (102.9 FM – The Drive)