Ice trim roster for exhibition season

Kootenay Ice release players from training camp ahead of preseason action.

  • Sep. 1, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Jeff Chynoweth, General Manager of the Kootenay ICE Hockey Club, today announced the Club has reduced the Training Camp roster to 33 players.

The ICE have added the following players to the exhibition roster:

Jesse Makaj Goaltender January 27, 2001 Vancouver, BC
Jakob Walter Goaltender May 16, 1999 Langley, BC
Sam Huston Defenceman May 31, 1999 Brandon, MB
Nikita Radzivilyuk Defenceman March 9, 1999 Tyumen, RUS
Fedor Rudakov Defenceman June 21, 1998 Calgary, AB
Bobby Russell Defenceman March 23, 2000 Surrey, BC
Loeden Schaufler Defenceman April 27, 2000 DeWinton, AB
Connor Barley Forward February 25, 1998 St. Andrews, MB
Michael King Forward February 17, 2000 Winnipeg, MB
Peyton Krebs Forward January 26, 2001 Okotoks, AB
Eli Lieffers Forward March 26, 2000 Saskatoon, SK
Reed Morison Forward June 9, 1998 Calgary, AB
Harris Pearce Forward June 7, 1999 Port Coquitlam, BC
Tanner Sidaway Forward April 29, 1999 Victoria, BC
Kaeden Taphorn Forward January 3, 2000 Yorkton, SK
Keenan Taphorn Forward January 3, 2000

Yorkton, SK

Including returning players, the ICE are now carrying four goaltenders, ten defencemen, and 19 forwards (three 1996-born players, four 1997-born players, 12 1998-born players, six 1999-born players, six 2000-born players, and two 2001-born players).

The ICE will open the 2016 exhibition season at the annual Red Lion Hotels Pre-Season Tournament in Kennewick, Washington. Kootenay will face the Prince George Cougars Thursday, September 8, the Seattle Thunderbirds Friday, September 9 and the Portland Winterhawks Saturday, September 10.