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Kootenay ICE launch Hall of Fame, name Jarret Stoll as first inductee

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The Kootenay ICE Hockey Club is excited to announce that ICE legend, Memorial Cup winner and two-time Stanley Cup Champion Jarret Stoll will be the first inductee into the ICE Hall of Fame.

The ICE Hall of Fame will recognize and honour former ICE players and staff who made outstanding contributions on and off the ice during their time with the organization. The ICE Hall of Fame induction is not a number retirement, however,  all inductees will be honored with a special ceremony and banner raising to commemorate their achievements.

“I am honored to be the inaugural inductee into the ICE Hall of Fame,” said Jarret Stoll. “There were so many great players, coaches and management that contributed to our success.”

Stoll added, “What made it so special was the relationship between the players and fans in Cranbrook. I look forward to sharing this with them.”

The ICE will create a committee that includes alumni and past members of the organization to determine future inductees into the ICE Hall of Fame.

ICE HALL OF FAME CEREMONY
The inaugural ICE Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place prior to the game between the ICE and the Calgary Hitmen on March 2.

Inductee Jarret Stoll along with his wife Erin will be in attendance. Some of the other guests include former ICE General Manager Bob Tory, former ICE Head Scout Roy Stasiuk, former ICE Head Coach Cory Clouston, former ICE Assistant Coach Colin Patterson and former Owner, President and General Manager Jeff Chynoweth.

The ceremony will include a banner raising.

“There is no question who the first player is that should be inducted into the ICE Hall of Fame,” explained Matt Cockell, President and General Manager. “It was important to Jarret and to Greg and I that this was done in Cranbrook where he had such a great connection to the community.”

STOLL’S CAREER WITH THE ICE
Jarret Stoll is considered the greatest player in ICE history. He played four seasons with the ICE (1998-2002), and during that time, he captured two WHL championships (2000, 2002) and one Memorial Cup (2002). He also earned a bronze and silver medal for Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship in 2001 and 2002 respectively.

In 245 WHL regular season games, Stoll added 286 points (124G-162A). In 57 WHL Playoff games, Stoll recorded 50 points (18G-32A).

In ICE franchise history, Stoll is second all-time in points (286), assists (162) and power play goals (54). 
All ICE Alumni wishing to attend are encouraged to contact the ICE Gear Store at 250-417-0322 for their complimentary tickets and formal RSVP. All banners hanging in the rafters at Western Financial Place, including the future ICE Hall of Fame banner, will remain in Cranbrook.

Stoll was twice named to the WHL First All-Star Team, once in 2001 and again in 2002. In addition to his victories with the ICE, Stoll won a pair of medals with Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship, winning bronze in 2001 and silver in 2002.

Head to the ICE Hall of Fame web page and read Jarret Stoll’s hockey bio by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE

The next home game for the Kootenay ICE is Wednesday, February 6 (7:00 p.m. MT) when the ICE host the Medicine Hat Tigers. Tickets for Wednesday’s game can be purchased at the ICE Gear Store at Western Financial Place, by calling 250-417-0322 or online by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE

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