Jarret Stoll to be first ICE Hall of Fame entry
The Kootenay ICE is excited to announce that ICE legend, Memorial Cup 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 Hall of Fame induction is not a number retirement, however, all inductees will be honoured with a special ceremony and banner raising to commemorate their achievements.
“I am honuored to be the inaugural inductee into the ICE Hall of Fame,” said 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.
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.”
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.
Stoll’s career stats with the ICE:
Regular Season: 245 Games Played, 124 Goals, 162 Assists, 286 Points
Playoffs: 57 Games Played, 18 Goals, 32 Assists, 50 Points
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.
Head to the ICE Hall of Fame web page and read Jarret Stoll’s hockey bio by clicking the link provided >> CLICK HERE
Lead image: Jarret Stoll with the Memorial Cup. WHL photo