Kootenay Ice release 2018 preseason schedule

Cranbrook WHL team to play in Invermere against the Calgary Hitmen on September 14

The Kootenay Ice, in collaboration with the Western Hockey League, announced their seven-game 2018 preseason schedule on Wednesday afternoon.

The lineup of preparation games for the 2017-18 season is highlighted by a matchup against their division rivals, the Calgary Hitmen, at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in nearby Invermere on September 14 at 7:00 p.m.

“We are excited to host the Kootenay Ice in the heart of the Kootenays and on the shores of Lake Windermere,” said the mayor of Invermere, Gerry Taft, in a team press release. “Our community is full of hockey fans, many who passionately cheer for our local teams, including the Kootenay Ice. It’s exciting to have our community showcased and be part of the pre-season WHL schedule.”

The Ice formed a partnership with the Invermere-based Columbia Valley Rockies of the Kootenay International Hockey League during the summer of 2017, ensuring fans of both teams had the opportunity to watch great hockey at a discounted price. In January, the Ice held a hockey festival on Lake Windermere in partnership with the Rockies.

“It is a terrific opportunity for the youth of the Columbia Valley to witness and aspire to play for the WHL,” said Brett Holt, President of the Columbia Valley Rockies. “It will be a wonderful opportunity for our Junior ‘B’ team and minor hockey to be part of this experience and I know they will be looking forward to watching their favourite players.”

Prior to the game in Invermere, the Ice will play a pair of games at the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer against the Hitmen and the Edmonton Oil Kings on August 31 and September 1. The team will then participate in the annual Tri-City Americans pre-season tournament in Kennewick, Washington, playing games against the hosts, the Seattle Thunderbirds and the Portland Winterhawks from September 6 to 8.

The Ice wrap up their preseason play on September 15 in Calgary at the Saddledome for a third meeting with the Hitmen.

2018 Kootenay Ice Preseason Schedule

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

ARENA

CITY

Aug. 31

vs Calgary

3:00 p.m.

Enmax Centrium

Red Deer, AB

Sept. 1

vs Edmonton

3:00 p.m.

Enmax Centrium

Red Deer, AB

Sept. 6

vs Tri-City

7:05 p.m.

Toyota Center

Kennewick,WA

Sept. 7

vs Seattle

3:00 p.m.

Toyota Center

Kennewick,WA

Sept. 8

vs Portland

3:00 p.m.

Toyota Center

Kennewick,WA

Sept. 14

vs Calgary

7:00 p.m.

Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena

Invermere, BC

Sept. 15

vs Calgary

7:00 p.m.

Saddledome

Calgary, AB

Just Posted

Senior Bandits stay alive in district playoff action

The Cranbrook Bandits were able to stave off elimination by beating the Bitterroot Bucs 6-3

Cranbrook man in custody on several weapons offences

A Cranbrook man is facing 10 weapon-related charges after alleged assault with bear spray

Former Fernie Ghostrider re-signs with Vancouver Canucks

Josh Teves has signed a two-year contract with the NHL team

Four in custody after armed robbery, suspects linked to other recent crimes

Four people are in custody after Cranbrook RCMP responded to a robbery… Continue reading

Stolen credit card suspect caught on video

Cranbrook RCMP investigating theft from vehicle

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Body, burning truck found near northern B.C. town

RCMP unsure if the two separate discoveries are related

Couple found dead along northern B.C. highway in double homicide

Woman from the U.S. and man from Australia found dead near Liard Hot Springs

REALM’s bi-annual picnic at Rotary Park

REALM, Cranbrook’s organization who provides services to individuals of the community with… Continue reading

UPDATE: West Kelowna fawn euthanized, not claimed by sanctuary

Gilbert the deer has been euthanized after a suitable home was not found in time

Most Read