A handful of Sam Reinhart autographed

A handful of Sam Reinhart autographed

Own a piece of Kootenay Ice history

Selection of game-worn Kootenay Ice sweaters are available for purchase, with proceeds benefitting the Kooten Ice Education Fund

Want to own a piece of Kootenay Ice history?

Now you can.

The Kootenay Ice has added a fresh stock of sweaters to its game-worn jersey inventory, including autographed silks from captain Sam Reinhart.

All proceeds from game-worn jersey sales go towards the Kootenay Ice Education Fund, which helps provide academic opportunities for alumni upon graduation from the Western Hockey League.

According to the WHL, approximately 400 scholarships are awarded league-wide each year to current and graduated players.

For each season of play in the WHL, a player is eligible for a full-year scholarship, which includes tuition, textbooks and other costs associated with post-secondary education.

According to the WHL, its member clubs have provided players with nearly 5,000 scholarships in excess of $17 million since 1993.

In addition to five separate Sam Reinhart autographed sweaters, a variety of home (white), road (black) and alternate (blue) jerseys are available, spanning through 2011-12 to 2014-15.

Reinhart isn’t the only NHL-bound prospect with a sweater up for grabs.

There are two sweaters available adorned with the name of St. Louis Blues prospect Jaedon Descheneau.

Additionally, there is one (road black) sweater available featuring the No. 24 of Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Rinat Valiev.

Finally, there are three sweaters available featuring forward Luke Philp, ranked 172nd amongst North American skaters ahead of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

For more information, contact cwahl@kootenayice.net