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Kootenay Ice
Kootenayice
City: Cranbrook, British Columbia
League: Western Hockey League
Conference: Eastern
Division: Central
Founded: 1998 (1998)–99
Home Arena: Cranbrook Recreational Complex
Colours: Blue, Black and Bronze
              
Head Coach: Luke Pierce
General Manager: Flag of Canada Jeff Chynoweth
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 the Cranbrook Recreational Complex, also nicknamed the RecPlex.

HistoryEdit

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 league 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 recordEdit

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
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 1 155 320 31 6th Central Did not qualify

NHL alumniEdit

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Team recordsEdit

Team records for a single season
StatisticTotalSeason
Most points1042004–05; 2006–07
Most wins492006–07
Most goals for2862000–01
Least goals for1832003–04
Least goals against1372004–05
Most goals against2761998–99
Individual player records for a single season
StatisticPlayerTotalSeason
Most goalsNigel Dawes502004–05
Most assistsJarret Stoll662000–01
Most pointsJarret Stoll1062000–01
Most points, rookieTomas Plihal862001–02
Most points, defencemanMichael Busto632006–07
Best GAA (goalie)Jeff Glass1.762004–05
Goalies = minimum 1500 minutes played


See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


Western Hockey League
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