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2007 Dodge CHL All-Star Game Starters Announced

The respective starting line-ups for the Dodge 2007 Central Hockey League All-Star

Game, scheduled for Wednesday, January 17th at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier-Shreveport,

Louisiana have been selected following completion of balloting among all CHL Head Coaches,

Communications Departments and selected media members in each market.

Hometown Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs goaltender Ken Carroll was voted to start for the

Northern Conference but is unlikely to play due to recent injury. Defensemen Mike Burgoyne

of the Oklahoma City Blazers and Derek Landmesser (making his fifth straight appearance) of

the Memphis RiverKings will start on the Northern Conference blueline. The Youngstown

SteelHounds' forward tandem of Jeff Christian and Chris Richards (currently 1st and 2nd in the

CHL scoring race) will start up front, along with Colorado Center Riley Nelson, who leads the

CHL with seven shorthanded goals and a +19 plus/minus rating. Nelson and Burgoyne led all

Northern Conference balloting, selected on 20 of 26 completed ballots, while Youngstown is the only CHL club with multiple All-Star starters selected.

In the Southern Conference, right winger Brent Kelly of the Arizona Sundogs (3rd in CHL scoring)

led all Southern Conference vote getters, appearing on 25 of 27 completed ballots, and is joined

by Corpus Christi's Justin Quenneville and Lubbock's Simon Watson as the starting forward unit.

Laredo's Adam Rivet and Odessa's Scott Hillman will start on defense, while Rio Grande Valley

goaltender Jeremy Symington gets the starting honor in net.

An additional six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders (as well as any necessary injury

replacements) for each Conference will be selected by All-Star Coaches Chris Stewart (Colorado

Eagles, Northern Conference) and Terry Ruskowski (Laredo Bucks, Southern Conference) in

conjunction with the CHL's Hockey Operations department. Complete All-Star rosters will be

announced this Friday, December 29th.

2007 CHL Northern Conference All-Star Starters

F Riley Nelson, Colorado Eagles

1st All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with 7 shorthanded goals, +19 plus/minus rating

F Jeff Christian, Youngstown SteelHounds

2nd All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with both 49 points and 33 assists

F Chris Richards, Youngstown SteelHounds

4th All-Star appearance

2nd in CHL with both 46 points and 30 assists

D Mike Burgoyne, Oklahoma City Blazers

1st All-Star appearance

Leads all CHL defensemen with 29 points

D Derek Landmesser, Memphis RiverKings

5th All-Star appearance

Voted to start for 4th time in career

G Ken Carroll, Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs

5th All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with a 1.82 goals against average

2007 CHL Southern Conference All-Star Starters

F Brent Kelly, Arizona Sundogs

1st All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with 5 game winning goals

F Justin Quenneville, Corpus Christi Rayz

1st All-Star appearance

Tied for second in Conference with 30 points

F Simon Watson, Lubbock Cotton Kings

1st All-Star Appearance

Tied for second in Conference with 14 goals

D Adam Rivet, Laredo Bucks

1st All-Star appearance

Tied for 2nd among all CHL defenseman with 28 points

D Scott Hillman, Odessa Jackalopes

4th All-Star appearance

17 of 20 points this season recorded on specialty teams

G Jeremy Symington, Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees

2nd All-Star appearance

First starting nod, fifth in CHL with a 2.51 goals against average
 

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Symington named All-Star starter

Hidalgo, Texas --- The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees, in conjunction with the Central Hockey League, today announced that goaltender Jeremy Symington has been selected as the Southern Conference starting goaltender for the 2006 CHL All Star Game in Bossier-Shreveport on January 18. Starters were selected through a league-wide vote of head coaches and media.

Symington signed with Rio after beginning the season in Youngstown, where he went 2-0 with a 2.89 GAA and .895 save percentage. The 28-year-old is in his seventh season of pro hockey and spent last season with Port Huron (UHL).

He set a franchise record, beginning in the third period of his first game as a Bee, with 171:47 of shutout hockey. The streak started on Nov. 18 vs. Arizona and ended Nov. 28 at Laredo. He posted consecutive shutouts Nov. 22 vs. Bossier-Shreveport and Nov. 24 at Bossier-Shreveport with a total of 65 saves. For his efforts, he was named the Oakley CHL Goalie of the Week for Week 6.

Symington played the 2004-05 season with the Laredo Bucks, posting an 18-10-1 record along with a 2.39 GAA and .912 save percentage. He also appeared in seven playoff games that season, going 3-4 in the postseason as Laredo lost in the President's Cup Finals to Colorado.

A 6-foot, 200-pound native of Camlachie, Ontario, Symington was drafted by the New York Islanders in 1997, going 196th overall in the eighth round of the NHL Draft. His other pro stops include Elmira (UHL), Lubbock (CHL) and Binghamton (AHL). He spent four seasons at St. Lawrence University from 1997-2001, and went 16-8-0 as a senior with a 2.93 GAA.

The Bees return home for two games vs. Laredo on December 29 and 30, both beginning at 7:30 p.m. The team travels to Laredo Sunday for another 7:30 p.m. game. The first 2500 fans this Friday receive 2007 team calendars, while the 2500 fans Saturday get cowbells.

This week's games will be broadcast on ESPN Radio 1240 AM and killerbeehockey.com, while Saturday's match will also be on XERV-9 (Televisa, Cable 19).

Killer Bees tickets are available at the Dodge Arena Box Office, online at killerbeehockey.com, and by phone at 866-RIO-TIXX. Tickets can also be purchased at The Boot Jack Valley Wide, Valley Yamaha, Melhart Music Center, Lionel's Western Wear Weslaco, or Lone Star National Bank.

2007 CHL Northern Conference All-Star Starters

F Riley Nelson, Colorado Eagles

1st All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with 7 shorthanded goals, +19 plus/minus rating

F Jeff Christian, Youngstown SteelHounds

2nd All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with both 49 points and 33 assists

F Chris Richards, Youngstown SteelHounds

4th All-Star appearance

2nd in CHL with both 46 points and 30 assists

D Mike Burgoyne, Oklahoma City Blazers

1st All-Star appearance

Leads all CHL defensemen with 29 points

D Derek Landmesser, Memphis RiverKings

5th All-Star appearance

Voted to start for 4th time in career

G Ken Carroll, Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs

5th All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with a 1.82 goals against average

2007 CHL Southern Conference All-Star Starters

F Brent Kelly, Arizona Sundogs

1st All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with 5 game winning goals

F Justin Quenneville, Corpus Christi Rayz

1st All-Star appearance

Tied for second in Conference with 30 points

F Simon Watson, Lubbock Cotton Kings

1st All-Star Appearance

Tied for second in Conference with 14 goals

D Adam Rivet, Laredo Bucks

1st All-Star appearance

Tied for 2nd among all CHL defenseman with 28 points

D Scott Hillman, Odessa Jackalopes

4th All-Star appearance

17 of 20 points this season recorded on specialty teams

G Jeremy Symington, Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees

2nd All-Star appearance

First starting nod, fifth in CHL with a 2.51 goals against average
 

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Landmesser to start in 2007 All-Star Game

SOUTHAVEN --- The Central Hockey League released the starters for the 2007 Northern Conference All-Star Team today (Wednesday) and, for the fifth straight season, RiverKings veteran defenseman Derek Landmesser will be among the league's elite in the mid-season exhibition. The 2007 CHL All-Star Game is being hosted by the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs on January 17 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, LA.

The starting line-ups were selected through balloting which concluded last week among CHL coaches, public relations/broadcasting staff and selected media members in each CHL market. Joining Landmesser as Northern Conference starters are forwards Jeff Christian and Chris Richards of the Youngstown Steelhounds, and Riley Nelson of the Colorado Eagles. The other defenseman is Oklahoma City's Mike Burgoyne. Bossier-Shreveport's Ken Carroll was voted in as the starting goalie, but will likely miss the game due to injury. A replacement starter will be announced when the nonstarters are selected.

Currently, Landmesser is tied for second in the league in defensive scoring with 28 points (5 goals/23 assists). His assist total also leads the RiverKings.

The Southern Conference starters were also announced by the league today. They are forwards: Brent Kelly (Arizona), Justin Quenneville (Corpus Christi), Simon Watson (Lubbock); Defensemen: Adam Rivet (Laredo), Scott Hillman (Odessa); and Goaltender Jeremy Symington (Rio Grande Valley).

The remainder of the All-Star team members for both conferences will be announced this Friday, December 29 as selected by Northern Conference Coach Chris Stewart of the Colorado Eagles and Southern Conference Coach Terry Ruskowski of the Laredo Bucks, in conjunction with the CHL's Hockey Operations Department.

Landmesser and the RiverKings will be back on the ice this Friday as they open a two game set in Youngstown with a 6:05 CST start time. Saturday's game will also begin at 6:05.

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RiverKings Single-Game Tickets for all 2006-2007 home games are on sale now at the DeSoto Civic Center box office and at all TicketMaster locations.

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS: Sunday, January 7 --- Post Game Skate with Players; Tuesday, January 9 --- WMC TV Channel 5 CheerStix to first 1,500 fans; Friday, January 12 --- Cellular South Darrell Stoddard Mini Bobbleheads to first 1,500 fans; Post Game Skate; Friday, January 19 --- RiverKings Drawsting Backpacks to the first 1,500 fans; Post Game Skate

After every RiverKings home game, the party heads to the new Buffalo Wild Wings on Airways in Southaven, the official Post Game Hang-Out of the RiverKings.
 

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Rivet Will Start For Southern Conference In CHL All-Star Game

LAREDO, Texas - The Central Hockey League and the defending 2005-06 CHL President's Cup Champion Laredo Bucks announced today that defenseman Adam Rivet has been selected to the starting lineup for the Dodge CHL All-Star Game at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, on January 17th. This is the fifth straight season the Bucks have placed a player in the starting lineup for the Southern Conference. The Bucks are on the road this Friday and Saturday in Rio Grande Valley. Laredo returns home on Sunday for the Westwind Homes Tuxes and Pucks New Years Eve Game at 7:30 p.m. against the Killer Bees. Join the Bucks for the post-game party featuring fireworks provided by Lack's Furniture. Fans can take advantage of the Laredo Morning Times Family Four Pack, which includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas starting at $48 (a $100 value). The Bucks are offering a family four pack of season tickets for the 2006-07 CHL regular season, which works out to just over $7 a seat per game and is a 48 % savings off walkup prices. For more info on 2006-07 Bucks season tickets log onto Laredo Bucks or call (956) 718-BUCK (2825).

The starting lineups were selected following completion of balloting among all CHL Head Coaches, Communications Departments and selected media members in each market.

Rivet, the second year pro from Fort Erie, Ontario, leads the Bucks with 28 points and is second with 11 goals and 17 assists. He is tied for second among CHL defenseman in points, is second in goals and tied for seventh in assists.

Rivet tied for the CHL lead in plus / minus and was selected to the CHL All-Rookie team last season. The 6'0" 190 pound defenseman, had 16 goals, second among all CHL defenseman, and 38 points in 60 regular season games. His plus 39 rating tied with teammate Serge Dube for the CHL regular season lead. In the post-season he tied for fifth among CHL defenseman with seven points as he helped the Bucks capture the President's Cup. In addition to being selected for the 2005-06 CHL All-Rookie team, Rivet was a finalist for the 2005-06 CHL Rookie of the Year Award.

In the Southern Conference, right winger Brent Kelly of the Arizona Sundogs (3rd in CHL scoring) led all Southern Conference vote getters, appearing on 25 of 27 completed ballots, and is joined by Corpus Christi's Justin Quenneville and Lubbock's Simon Watson as the starting forward unit. Rivet will be joined by Odessa's Scott Hillman on defense, while Rio Grande Valley goaltender Jeremy Symington, a former Buck, gets the starting honor in net.

Hometown Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs goaltender Ken Carroll was voted to start for the Northern Conference but is unlikely to play due to recent injury. Defensemen Mike Burgoyne of the Oklahoma City Blazers and Derek Landmesser (making his fifth straight appearance) of the Memphis RiverKings will start on the Northern Conference blueline. The Youngstown SteelHounds' forward tandem of Jeff Christian and Chris Richards (currently 1st and 2nd in the CHL scoring race) will start up front, along with Colorado Center Riley Nelson, who leads the CHL with seven shorthanded goals and a +19 plus/minus rating. Nelson and Burgoyne led all Northern Conference balloting, selected on 20 of 26 completed ballots, while Youngstown is the only CHL club with multiple All-Star starters selected.

An additional six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders (as well as any necessary injury replacements) for each Conference will be selected by All-Star Coaches Chris Stewart (Colorado Eagles, Northern Conference) and Terry Ruskowski (Laredo Bucks, Southern Conference) in conjunction with the CHL's Hockey Operations department. Complete All-Star rosters will be announced this Friday, December 29th.

2007 CHL Southern Conference All-Star Starters

F Brent Kelly, Arizona Sundogs

1st All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with 5 game winning goals

F Justin Quenneville, Corpus Christi Rayz

1st All-Star appearance

Tied for second in Conference with 30 points

F Simon Watson, Lubbock Cotton Kings

1st All-Star Appearance

Tied for second in Conference with 14 goals

D Adam Rivet, Laredo Bucks

1st All-Star appearance

Tied for 2nd among all CHL defenseman with 28 points

D Scott Hillman, Odessa Jackalopes

4th All-Star appearance

17 of 20 points this season recorded on specialty teams

G Jeremy Symington, Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees

2nd All-Star appearance

First starting nod, fifth in CHL with a 2.51 goals against average

2007 CHL Northern Conference All-Star Starters

F Riley Nelson, Colorado Eagles

1st All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with 7 shorthanded goals, +19 plus/minus rating

F Jeff Christian, Youngstown SteelHounds

2nd All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with both 49 points and 33 assists

F Chris Richards, Youngstown SteelHounds

4th All-Star appearance

2nd in CHL with both 46 points and 30 assists

D Mike Burgoyne, Oklahoma City Blazers

1st All-Star appearance

Leads all CHL defensemen with 29 points

D Derek Landmesser, Memphis RiverKings

5th All-Star appearance

Voted to start for 4th time in career

G Ken Carroll, Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs

5th All-Star appearance

Leads CHL with a 1.82 goals against average

Bucks season ticket holders enjoy exclusive benefits including pre & post-season parties with the team, pre-registration for post-game skates, the ability to redeem unused tickets, priority seating for playoffs, prize drawings and much more. For more info contact a Bucks season ticket representative at (956) 718-BUCK (2825).

2006-07 BUCKS SINGLE GAME TICKETS ON SALE

- Single game tickets for the Bucks start at $14.95. Of the 32 home games, 25 will take place on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Game times will remain the same for the 2006-07 season. Weekday games begin at 7 p.m., while Friday and Saturday night games are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday games will be at 4 p.m.

2006-07 BUCKS SEASON TICKETS

- The Bucks are offering a family four pack of season tickets for the 2006-07 CHL regular season, that works out to just over $7 a seat per game and is a 46 % savings off walkup prices. For more info contact a Bucks season ticket representative at (956) 718-BUCK (2825).

BECOME A BUCKS PARTNER

- Your company can become a vital part of the Laredo Bucks family by reaching our fans with your business message. To create a customized advertising package for your company, contact Summer Barrera at (956) 523-7723 or [email protected].

BUCKS IN THE COMMUNITY

- To schedule an appearance by a Bucks player, coach, or member of the front office staff call Traci Melendez at (956) 718-BUCK (2825) or email her at [email protected].

POST-GAME SKATES

- There will be post-game skates at the LEC following Friday, Saturday and Sunday games. The only exceptions will be if there is a post-game jersey auction, there will not be a post-game skate.

BUCKS ON THE AIR

- Listen to every Bucks game, home and away, on Norteno 1490. You can also hear the Bucks online at Laredo Bucks.
 

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Pair of SteelHounds Named Starters for the CHL All-Star Game

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO - The Youngstown SteelHounds, in conjunction with the Central Hockey League (CHL), announced today that center Chris Richards and left wing Jeff Christian have been named as starters for the Northern Conference in the Dodge 2007 Central Hockey League All-Star Game to be held at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. Starters were selected through balloting by CHL Head Coaches, Communications Departments and selected media members in each market.

"We are very proud of the first half we have had as a team," said Head Coach Kevin Kaminski. "Both Chris and Jeff have been the catalysts for our strong play and we couldn't be more proud to have those two represent the SteelHounds as starters in the all-star game."

Christian, the SteelHounds Captain, currently leads all CHL players in points (49) and assists (33) and is ranked second with a plus/minus rating of +18. The Burlington, Ontario native has had a point in all but one of the 23 games he has played this season and is currently on a league-high 13-game point streak that has seen him amass 10 goals and 19 assists. The veteran was a starter in last year's mid-season classic played in Hidalgo, Texas at the home of the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees and during the game he posted two goals (including the game winner in a shootout) and an assist.

Richards makes a return to the all-star game for the first time since the 2003-04 season when he played for the New Mexico Scorpions (he notched three assists in the game played at his home arena in Albuquerque). The former Ohio State Buckeye is following up his best career season last year (92 points) with a better first half this year. Through 26 games, the Cornwall, Ontario native has 16 goals and 30 assists and ranks second in the CHL with 46 points. He twice has been named the Oakley CHL Player of the Week.

The two will join Bossier-Shreveport goaltender Ken Carroll, Colorado's Riley Nelson, Memphis defenseman Derek Landmesser and Oklahoma City defenseman Mike Burgoyne as the Northern Conference starters. Colorado Head Coach Chris Stewart will lead the Northern Conference.

The SteelHounds continue their home stand with a pair of games this weekend versus the Northeast Division leading Memphis RiverKings. Face-off for both Friday, December 29th and Saturday, December 30th will be at 7:05 PM at the Chevrolet Centre.

For more information contact the SteelHounds Media Relations department at (330) 747-PUCK (7825) or visit the team's online home at Youngstown SteelHounds Hockey, Central Hockey League, Youngstown, Ohio.

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***Don't forget that each and every Monday night is Hounds Happy Hour on ESPN Radio, 1240-The Fan. Join host Tim Sampsell as he wraps up the teams action from the previous week, takes a look ahead to the coming week and interviews some of the top names from the Hounds and around the CHL.
 

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Quenneville named as 2007 All-Star starter

Corpus Christi Rayz leading scorer, Justin Quenneville was named to the Dodge 2007 Central Hockey League Southern Conference All-Star starting lineup on Wednesday, the CHL announced. Quenneville will represent Corpus Christi as one of six Southern Conference starters in the game scheduled for Wednesday, January 17th at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier-Shreveport, LA. Quenneville currently leads the Rayz and is second in the conference with 30 points.

Quenneville, 24, has had a breakout season in his first year with Corpus Christi and in the CHL. The Montreal, Quebec native has already eclipsed his goal total and matched his point total from one season ago in 20 fewer games. Quenneville has 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points in just 27 games thus far. The third-year forward also leads the Rayz in penalty minutes with 74. Quenneville shot out of the gates this season notching points in his first nine games from the start of the year and in 16 of his first 18 contests.

This will be Quenneville's first All-Star appearance and give the Rayz a starting player in the mid-season classic for the third straight season. Last year, defenseman Bernie John started for the Southern Conference, and in 2005, John started the game and was joined in the opening lineup by forward Jason Baird. Baird was named the Southern Conference MVP of that game after recording his second consecutive All-Star Game hat trick.

Joining Quenneville as this year's Southern Conference starting forwards are right winger Brent Kelly of the Arizona Sundogs and Lubbock's Simon Watson. Laredo's Adam Rivet and Odessa's Scott Hillman will start on defense, while Rio Grande Valley goaltender Jeremy Symington gets the starting honor in net.

In the Northern Conference, Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs goaltender Ken Carroll was voted to start for the Northern Conference but is unlikely to play due to recent injury. Defensemen Mike Burgoyne of the Oklahoma City Blazers and Derek Landmesser of the Memphis RiverKings will start on the Northern Conference blueline. The Youngstown SteelHounds' forward tandem of Jeff Christian and Chris Richards will start up front, along with Colorado Center Riley Nelson. Youngstown was the only CHL club with multiple All-Star starters selected.

The respective starting line-ups for the Dodge 2007 Central Hockey League All-Star Game were selected following completion of balloting among all CHL Head Coaches, Communications Departments and selected media members in each market.

An additional six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders (as well as any necessary injury replacements) for each Conference will be selected this week by All-Star Coaches Chris Stewart (Colorado Eagles, Northern Conference) and Terry Ruskowski (Laredo Bucks, Southern Conference) in conjunction with the CHL's Hockey Operations department. Complete All-Star rosters will be announced this Friday, December 29th.

The countdown to 2007 is on, and you can be a part of the biggest New Year's Eve Party in the Coastal Bend. It all takes place Sunday night, December 31st on the on "Tux and Pucks Night" at the American Bank Center, presented by AT&T. The Corpus Christi Rayz will host the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs at a special start time of 8:05pm at the American Bank Center, and all fans in attendance at the game will receive free admission to a post-game New Year's Eve Party. The post-game party will feature public skating, party favors and a spectacular fireworks display on the waterfront. Tickets start at just $10. For more information, please call the Rayz at (361) 814-PUCK.
 

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Carroll Named Starter for 2007 CHL All-Star Game

BOSSIER CITY, LA -- The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs announced today that goaltender Ken Carroll has been named starting goaltender for the CHL Northern Conference All-Star team. The game will be played January 17th, 2007 at CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. This is the fifth time in his career that Carroll has been nominated for this honor. Carroll is unlikely to play due to recent injury.

"The timing is unfortunate that Kenny won't be able to play in the All-Star game but the nomination is still quite an honor," said Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Scott Muscutt. "Kenny has done so much for this franchise over the years and it's great to see him recognized by the entire league."

Carroll was selected following completion of balloting by CHL Head Coaches, Communications Departments and selected media in each market. His Goals Against Average of 1.82 still leads the league while his save percentage of .942 also tops the league list. An All-Star reserve will likely start in his place for the game on January 17th.

Joining Ken Carroll as Northern Conference starters are forwards Jeff Christian and Chris Richards (Youngstown), and Riley Nelson (Colorado). Defensemen Mike Burgoyne (Oklahoma City) and Derek Landmesser (Memphis) will start on the Northern Conference blueline. Southern Conference starters include forwards Brent Kelly (Arizona), Justin Quenneville (Corpus Christi) and Simon Watson (Lubbock). Adam Rivet (Laredo) and Scott Hillman (Odessa) will start at defense. Jeremy Symington (Rio Grande Valley) will start in goal for the Southern Conference All-Stars.

Group tickets are on sale for the 2007 All-Star game at Century Tel Center, call 318-752-BUGS to order yours today. The 2007 All-Star Banquet Dinner will be held on January 16th at the Horseshoe Casino RiverDome. Colorado Avalanche President Pierre Lacroix is scheduled to speak at the event. Comedian Jim Breuer, formerly of Saturday Night Live, will also entertain the crowd. Purchase tickets to the banquet by calling 318-752-BUGS or by logging on to mudbugshockey.com: Splash and clicking on the ad on the left hand side of the home page.
 

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Mudbugs' Ken Carroll voted All-Star starter

Hometown Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs goaltender Ken Carroll was voted to start for the Northern Conference in the Central Hockey League All-Star Game at CenturyTel Center in Bossier City on Jan. 17

Carroll will not play due to his recent MCL injury.

"It's certainly bittersweet. I'm a little shocked to be honest with you," Carroll said when told of his selection by phone Wednesday afternoon. "I'm very honored. I wish I could play the game here in Bossier. The start of the season that was the goal. That just doesn't look possible."

Defensemen Mike Burgoyne of the Oklahoma City Blazers and Derek Landmesser (making his fifth straight appearance) of the Memphis RiverKings will start on the Northern Conference blueline.

The Youngstown SteelHounds’ forward tandem of Jeff Christian and Chris Richards (currently 1st and 2nd in the CHL scoring race) will start up front, along with Colorado Center Riley Nelson, who leads the CHL with seven shorthanded goals and a ჟ plus/minus rating.

Nelson and Burgoyne led all Northern Conference balloting, selected on 20 of 26 completed ballots, while Youngstown is the only CHL club with multiple All-Star starters selected.
 

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Kelly Named as Starter for 2007 CHL All-Star Game

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Arizona Sundogs announced today that forward Brent Kelly has been named to the Southern Conference starting line-up for the 2007 Dodge CHL All-Star Game in Bossier City, Louisiana. The game is scheduled for Wednesday, January 27 2006 at the CenturyTel Center.

Starting lineups for both conferences were selected and voted upon by ballot among all CHL Head Coaches, communications departments and members of the media representing each market.

Kelly ranks third in the CHL in scoring with 37 points. His 16 goals are good enough for fourth in the league while his 21 assists rank seventh. The Kitchener, Ontario native leads the CHL in game-winning goals with five. Kelly sits atop the Sundogs leader board in a number of categories as well including goals (16), assists (21), short-handed goals (3) and shots (112).

"Brent has played very well for us this season and his numbers are proof of that," said Sundogs Head Coach/GM Marco Pietroniro. "We're excited and proud to have Brent represent our club during the All-Star game and we're confident he will showcase his skills and talent."

The 25-year-old led all Southern Conference vote getters, being selected on 25 of 27 completed ballots, and will be joined by forwards Simon Watson of the Lubbock Cotton Kings and Justin Quenneville of the Corpus Christi Rayz. The Laredo Bucks' Adam Rivet and the Odessa Jackalopes' Scott Hillman will start on defense, while Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees' netminder Jeremy Symington will start in goal.

The Southern Conference All-Stars will be coached by Laredo Bucks Head Coach Terry Ruskowski. Ruskowski will lead the Southern Conference for the third time in four seasons. Respective coaches for the All-Star game are selected based on winning percentage from the start of the CHL season up until Christmas day.

An additional six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders (as well as any necessary injury replacements) for the Southern Conference will be selected by Ruskowski in conjunction with the CHL's Hockey Operations department. Complete 2007 All-Star rosters will be announced this Friday, December 29th.
 

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Busy Week Continues

Fighting On: The Tulsa Oilers continue their busiest week of the season heading into a three game weekend. The Oilers visit the Amarillo Gorillas Friday, at 7 p.m.; host the Oklahoma City Blazers Saturday at 7:35 p.m. and visit the Wichita Thunder Sunday with a special New Year's Eve face off time of 5:05 p.m. Friday's and Sunday's games can be heard on KRVT AM 1270 and via the internet at The Official Site of the Tulsa Oilers.

Xmas Events: The Oilers dropped a 3-2 decision to Bossier-Shreveport on December 23rd, beat Oklahoma City 8-4 Christmas night and lost 4-2 to Oklahoma City the next night.

Season Highs: The eight goals against Oklahoma City on Christmas are a season high for the Oilers. They scored six goals in the second period, also a season high. The next night they set a season high with 98 penalty minutes as the Blazers and Oilers combined for 152 minutes, also a season high.

Wig's Tops: Right winger Mike Wiggins scored his 19th goal of the season Tuesday night, giving him the CHL lead in goals scored. David Masse has 17 goals which puts him third in the league.

Roster Moves: The Oilers activated Marlon Joseph from injured reserve, but had to place Brent McMann on the 14 day injured reserve list after he suffered an injury in Oklahoma City on Christmas night.

Tickets Here: Oiler tickets are available at all Carson Attraction locations, Drug Mart stores, and by phone at (918) 584-2000.
 

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Simon Watson to start in 2007 All-Star Game

LUBBOCK, TX: December 27, 2006 - The Central Hockey League announced the starting line-up for the Southern Conference at the Dodge 2007 CHL All-Star Game, and Lubbock Cotton Kings rookie forward Simon Watson was named to the starting unit. The game is scheduled for Wednesday, January 17th, at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Watson, a Waterloo, Ontario native that spent the last four seasons at St. Lawrence University, currently leads the Lubbock Cotton Kings in scoring with 25 points in 25 games off 14 goals and 11 assists. His point totals rank tied for third among CHL rookies and his 14 goals lead all CHL rookies and ranks second overall in the Southern Conference. The 6'0" 182-pound forward also leads all rookies with 4 game winning goals, co-leads rookies in shots (82) and ranks third among league rookies in power play goals with 7. Watson currently co-leads the Southern Conference in "Top Three Stars" selection points.

The selection process to determine starters was conducted by the calculation of ballots among CHL Head Coaches, Communication Departments and select media members. Watson is the only rookie on the starting lineup and joins Arizona's Brent Kelly, Corpus Christi's Justin Quenneville, Laredo's Adam Rivet, Scott Hillman of Odessa and Rio Grande Valley goaltender Jeremy Symington on the Southern Conference starting unit, which will be coached by Laredo's Terry Ruskowski. An additional six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders (as well as any necessary injury replacements) for the Southern Conference will be selected by Ruskowski in conjunction with the CHL's Hockey Operations department. Complete 2007 All-Star rosters will be announced Friday, December 29th.

Watson's naming to the starting unit marks the first time a Kings representative has been named as a starter to the league all-star game since Derick Martin in the 2005 CHL All-Star Game in Laredo. It is the third time a Kings rookie has been selected to an all-star game, as Watson joins Martin and Derek Holland (2001 WPHL All-Star Game in Odessa) with the distinction.

The Cotton Kings are competing in their eighth season of professional hockey in the South Plains. They return to action Friday hosting the Corpus Christi Rayz at City Bank Coliseum in a 7:05 PM tilt. Individual ticket and corporate sponsorship information is available by contacting the Cotton Kings office at (806) 747-7825. Additional 'Kings info can be found online via their official site at The Lubbock Cotton Kings - There's Nothing Quite Like It! - Home.
 

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Season ticket holders can get special private viewing of the Stanley Cup

RIO RANCHO, N.M.]- The New Mexico Scorpions, proud member of the Central Hockey League (CHL), are pleased to announce the Stanley Cup, awarded to the champion of the NHL, will be at the Santa Ana Star Center on Friday, Dec. 29.

All season ticket and flex plan holders can arrive early at the Santa Ana Star Center for a free pre-game photo session with the Stanley Cup. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The Scorpions will provide the pictures for all fans that do not have their own camera free of charge from 5:30-6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m. anyone coming to the Scorpions game versus Arizona will be able to have their picture taken with the Stanley Cup. Polaroid pictures with the cup will be available for $4, all proceeds to benefit the Scorpions Charitable Foundation.

Come see the young, tough and exciting New Mexico Scorpions at the Santa Ana Star Center . Flex plan tickets are still available for the remainder of the 2006-07 season. Fans can become a partial Scorpions season ticket holder by choosing as little as four games to attend the rest of the season. Half season ticket plans are also available to fit any budget by calling the Scorpions office at (505) 881-PUCK [7825] or by visiting scorpionshockey.com: Home.
 

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Rage Swing Deal for Left Winger Adam Loncan

Rage Swing Deal for Left Winger Adam Loncan
12/27/06 - Central Hockey League (CHL) Rocky Mountain Rage

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Broomfield, Colo. - The Rocky Mountain Rage have acquired left winger Adam Loncan from the Odessa Jackalopes in exchange for future considerations. While not in the line-up tonight when the Rage take-on the Arizona Sundogs in Prescott Valley, Ariz., Loncan is expected to be in uniform when the team returns home to face the Austin Ice Bats on Friday at Broomfield Event Center at 7:05 p.m.

A second-year pro that is listed at 6-foot-0 and 195 lbs., Loncan recorded 10 points (4g-6a) and 10 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Jackalopes this season after generating 21 points (11g-10a) and 20 penalty minutes for Odessa last year during his rookie campaign. The 27-year-old hails from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and played college hockey for Mt. Royal College and the University of Calgary before turning pro.

The live play-by-play from tonight's showdown with the Sundogs can be heard live on KLZ 560 AM beginning with the pre-game show at 6:50 p.m.

Single-game tickets for all Rage home games are on sale with prices ranging from $15-$40 per seat. Tickets may be purchased online at broomfieldeventcenter.com: Home, by calling 303-410-TIXS, or at the Broomfield Event Center box office (11450 Broomfield Ln., Broomfield, 80021). Season tickets, mini-packs, and group plans are also available for the 2006-07 season by calling 303-439-RAGE. For more information, visit Rocky Mountain Rage.
 

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Eagles Win Ninth Straight Over Scorpions 5-1

RIO RANCHO, NM- The Colorado Eagles won their ninth straight game Wednesday night 5-1 against the New Mexico Scorpions at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Colorado scored two shorthanded goals by Ed McGrane and Aaron Schneekloth adding to their league-leading total of 19 shorthanded goals on the season. The power play unit added two power play goals as the Eagles are now 20-4-0 with the best record in the Central Hockey League. Marco Emond stopped 36 of 37 shots for his seventh straight victory. The Eagles have not lost since December 1st against the Odessa Jackalopes and will go home for two games this weekend at the Budweiser Events Center.

Kevin Harvey gave the Scorpions a 1-0 lead only 2:32 into the first period on assists from Aaron MacInnis and Josh Garbutt. The Eagles answered only one minute later when Craig Strain took a feed from Ed McGrane and beat New Mexico goaltender Scott Reid. The goal marked Strain's fifth of the season and 15th point, he leads all rookie defensemen in points in the league this season. Colorado took a 2-1 lead on their 18th shorthanded goal of the season when Ryan Tobler stole a pass and fed Ed McGrane who lit the lamp at the 6:50 mark of the period. The Eagles took the one-goal lead into the period, but the teams were even with 10 shots each.

Colorado scored the lone tally in the second period on another shorthanded goal, their second of the game and 19th of the season. Aaron Schneekloth scored on assists from Ed McGrane and Scott Polaski. Colorado has not lost a game in which Aaron Schneekloth has scored a point to date. The record for shorthanded goals in a season is 27 set by Dallas in 1993-94, the Eagles are only eight away from tying the record with 40 games to play in the season.

Chris Hartsburg gave the Eagles a 4-1 lead only 21 seconds into the third period on assists from Ryan Tobler and Riley Nelson. The same three players connected again for a power play goal at the 13:11 mark, Hartsburg from Nelson and Tobler giving Colorado a 5-1 lead. The score would remain 5-1 as the Eagles won their ninth consecutive game. Colorado heads home for two games this weekend at the Budweiser Events Center. Wichita heads to Colorado on Friday night and the Austin Ice Bats will play at the BEC for the first time in team history.
 

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Scorpions' 10-game point streak snapped

[ RIO RANCHO, N.M.]- The New Mexico Scorpions, proud member of the Central Hockey League (CHL), saw their 10 game point streak snapped in a 5-1 loss to Colorado . Colorado came into New Mexico and used their special teams to power them to victory.

The Scorpions got on the board first when Kevin Harvey found the net for the first time in his professional career. The lead was short lived; 60-seconds later Craig Strain tied the game just 3:32 into the contest.

The Eagles wasted no time and used their special teams to propel them to the victory. Ed McGrane registered his seventh goal of the season, shorthanded 6:50 into the first period, giving Colorado their first lead of the game.

The Eagles added to their lead with their second shorthanded goal of the night in the second period. Aaron Schneekloth took the puck from the corner and worked it past Scorpions' goalie Scott Reid and extended Colorado 's lead to 3-1.

Colorado 's lead grew with two more special teams goals in the third period. Craig Hartsburg worked in two power play goals giving him 11 goals this year and all the offense the Eagles needed.

The Scorpions will be back on home ice Friday night when their rivals from Arizona come to town. In addition to the hockey game, the Stanley Cup will be up for display at the Santa Ana Star Center . Fans can have their chance to take their picture with the most revered trophy in North America . The puck drops at 7:35 p.m.

Come see the young, tough and exciting New Mexico Scorpions at the Santa Ana Star Center . Flex plan tickets are still available for the remainder of the 2006-07 season. Fans can become a partial Scorpions season ticket holder by choosing as little as four games to attend the rest of the season. Half season ticket plans are also available to fit any budget by calling the Scorpions office at (505) 881-PUCK [7825] or by visiting scorpionshockey.com: Home.
 

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Nelson Named Starter for 2007 CHL All-Star Game

WINDSOR, Colo.- The Colorado Eagles in conjunction with the Central Hockey League announced today that center Riley Nelson has been named to the Northern Conference starting line-up for the 2007 Dodge CHL All-Star game to be held in Bossier City, Louisiana. This is Nelson's first CHL All-Star Game appearance.

The game will be played on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at the CenturyTel Center, home of the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. The starting lineups were selected and voted on by CHL head coaches, communications departments and members of the media representing each market.

Nelson, in his fourth season with the Colorado Eagles, will be going to his first CHL All-Star Game. The Cranbrook, British Columbia native is the second on the all-time scoring list behind Greg Pankewicz. This season, Nelson is currently fourth in the CHL in scoring with 37 points on 15 goals and 22 assists. He has scored a league-leading seven shorthanded goals and his +19 plus/minus rating is also tops in the CHL. Nelsons's seven shorthanded goals is tied or more than all but two teams in the Central Hockey League.

"He is certainly one of the best players in the league right now," said Eagles President and General Manager Ralph Backstrom. "We are excited to see him join Chris Stewart as representatives of the Eagles in the All-Star Game."

Nelson joins Youngstown forwards Jeff Christian and Chris Richards, defensemen Derek Landmesser (Memphis) and Mike Burgoyne (Oklahoma City), and Bossier-Shreveport goaltender Ken Carroll as starters for the Northern Conference. The remaining Northern Conference All-Stars will be selected by Eagles Head Coach Chris Stewart in conjunction with the Central Hockey League's Hockey Operations department. A complete listing of the 2007 CHL All-Stars is expected to be announced this Friday, December 29th.
 

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Gorillas Announce Make-Up Game

AMARILLO, TX - The Amarillo Gorillas of the Central Hockey League (CHL) are pleased to announce their home game against the Laredo Bucks, which was cancelled on December 19th due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled to Sunday February 18th. The game will begin promptly at 5:05 P.M. All tickets originally purchased for the December 19th game will be redeemable for the make-up game on February 18th.

The Gorillas are also pleased to announce a special promotion for the entire weekend now including the make-up game versus Laredo. The Gorillas will play 3 games that weekend, all at home, and in conjunction with the 3-games-in-3-nights motif, the Gorillas are pleased to announce a special buy 2 get one ticket free promotion. The promotion will be good for any and all of the Gorillas home games that weekend (Friday, February 16th vs. Rocky Mountain, Saturday February 17th vs. New Mexico and Sunday February 18th vs. Laredo). The Gorillas will also be offering special group discounts where fans can purchase 15 group tickets for the price of just 10!! Please call the Gorillas office at 242-PUCK (7825) for more information.
 

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Gorillas Set To Ring In New Year

AMARILLO, TX - The Amarillo Gorillas of the Central Hockey League (CHL) are currently in the midst of the one of their busiest weeks of the season and things don't get any easier this weekend as the Apes prepare for their third 3-games-in-3-days stretch this season. Amarillo got its busy week off to an encouraging start with a 5-3 win in Wichita Tuesday evening, which extended the Gorillas current winning streak to 3 consecutive games while at the same time bringing their record over .500 for the first time in nearly a month. Matt Miller scored 3 goals, while Joey Bastien and Bill Vandermeer each contributed a goal of their own as Amarillo improved to 12-11-2 on the season and is now tied for first in the Southwest Division with the Lubbock Cotton Kings.

But the Gorillas can hardly rest on their laurels as they prepare for 3-games-in-3-days this weekend. The weekend starts at home against the Tulsa Oilers tomorrow night, a team the Gorillas have struggled against all season long. Amarillo is 0-2 against the Oilers this season and the Apes have been outscored a combined 12-6 in the two losses. Tulsa boasts the league's most prolific offense, having scored 100 goals in just 24 total games, while the Oilers also possess 3 of the CHL's top 7 scorers in David Masse (33 PTS), David Beauregard (33) and Mike Wiggins (32). Wiggins currently leads the CHL with 19 goals.

The Gorillas then hit the road Saturday evening as they head back to the Kansas Coliseum to battle the Wichita Thunder. This will be the 2nd meeting this week between Amarillo and Wichita and the 4th overall get-together this season. The Gorillas are 2-1 against the Thunder this season and have won the last two meetings by a combined total of 10 to 5.

The busy weekend then concludes Sunday evening in the Gorillas' annual New Year's Eve Game as this year they play host to the Austin Ice Bats. This will be the first meeting this season between Amarillo and Austin. The Ice Bats enter this weekend with an 11-10-5 record overall and are currently 3rd in the Southeast Division with 27 standings points.

Please note that Sunday evening's New Year's Eve game is now a 7:05 P.M. start time. On the original schedule it was listed at 5:05 but will now begin promptly at 7:05. Sunday evening will also be the annual Bud Light New Year's Eve Jersey night with the specialty Bud Light jerseys auctioned off after the game.

Please also remember that kids tickets all season long, including Sunday's New Year's Eve Bash, are just $5!!!
 

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Laredo Bucks Weekly Update

LAREDO, Texas - The Laredo Bucks went 2-0-0 this past week. Friday the Bucks beat Corpus Christi 5-4 in overtime at the LEC and then Saturday defeated Rio Grande Valley 3-1 also at home. Laredo is 16-8-2, with a Southern Conference best 34 points. The Bucks are on the road this Friday and Saturday in Rio Grande Valley. Laredo returns home on Sunday for the Westwind Homes Tuxes and Pucks New Years Eve Game at 7:30 p.m. against the Killer Bees. Join the Bucks for the post-game party featuring fireworks provided by Lack's Furniture. Fans can take advantage of the Laredo Morning Times Family Four Pack, which includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas starting at $48 (a $100 value). The Bucks are offering a family four pack of season tickets for the 2006-07 CHL regular season, which works out to just over $7 a seat per game and is a 48 % savings off walkup prices. For more info on 2006-07 Bucks season tickets log onto Laredo Bucks or call (956) 718-BUCK (2825).

DECEMBER SPECIAL

- The Bucks are making a special offer to season ticket holders for the month of December. Season ticket holders can get $2 per seat off the purchase of any extra tickets, or to use at the Bucks team store thru December. Contact your Bucks ticket representative at 718-BUCK (2825).

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

- Laredo returns home on Sunday for the Westwind Homes Tuxes and Pucks New Years Eve Game at 7:30 p.m. against the Killer Bees. The first 2,500 fans get a Bucks hockey puck keychain courtesy of Westwind Homes. Join the Bucks for the post-game party featuring fireworks provided by Lack's Furniture. Fans can take advantage of the Laredo Morning Times Family Four Pack, which includes 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas starting at $48 (a $100 value).

- On Friday, January 5th, the Bucks take on the Austin Ice Bats. Fans can enjoy a post-game skate.

- On Sunday, January 7th, the Bucks host the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees. It's Hal's Landing Night at the LEC. Fans can enjoy a post-game skate.

BUCKS OVERALL RECORD: 16-8-2 ( 34 Points, 1st in SE Division )-----Won Two

BUCKS HOME RECORD: 10-3-2-----Won Five

BUCKS ROAD RECORD: 6-5-0-----Lost Two

BUCKS VERSUS UPCOMING OPPONENTS

- RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEES -

2006-07: REGULAR SEASON: Laredo is 3-3-0 against RGV. The Killer Bees defeated the Bucks 4-2 on 10/28 at the LEC. The Bucks rallied from an early 2-0 deficit and beat the Killer Bees 5-2 on 11/10 at the Dodge Arena as Igor Agarunov scored a pair of goals. Laredo fell 2-1 to Rio Grande Valley on 12/09 at the Dodge Arena. On 12/10 the Bucks hammered the Killer Bees 9-4 at the LEC. The Bucks beat the Killer Bees 3-1 on 12/23 at the LEC.

2005-06: REGULAR SEASON: The Bucks went 8-4-2 against the Killer Bees in the 05-06 regular season.

2006 Post-Season: The Bucks defeated the Killer Bees four games to two in the first round of the CHL Playoffs. Bucks forward Jeff Bes ended the series with a Game Six OT winner at the Dodge Arena.

All-time: Laredo is 27-12-4 against the Killer Bees, outscoring Rio Grande Valley 159-105. The Bucks are 10-9-3 all-time at the Dodge, and 17-3-1 all-time at the LEC. The teams met in the first round of the 2004 CHL playoffs with the Bucks sweeping the Killer Bees three games to none and again in the first round in 2006 with the Bucks winning four games to none.

HEY NOW YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR

- Bucks defenseman Adam Rivet has been selected to the starting lineup for the Dodge CHL All-Star Game at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, Louisiana, on January 17th. This is the fifth straight season the Bucks have placed a player in the starting lineup for the Southern Conference. Rivet, the second year pro from Fort Erie, Ontario, leads the Bucks with 28 points and is second with 11 goals and 17 assists. He is tied for second among CHL defenseman in points, is second in goals and tied for seventh in assists.

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO

- The Bucks held RGV to one goal in a 3-1 victory on 12/23. Laredo is 5-0-0 this season when allowing one goal or less and 11-1-0 when allowing two goals or less.

SCHEDULING QUIRK

- The Bucks play RGV four straight games, beginning on 12/23. They also play RGV on 01/07, to make it five times in six games.

EARLY POP

- Scoring first has been a problem for the Bucks this year, but they have scored first in five of the last seven games (including three times in the first minute). Laredo has allowed the first goal in 15 of 26 games so far this season. The Bucks are 8-5-2 when the opponent scores first.

HOT STRETCH

- Laredo has won seven of their last nine games. The first three wins were all come from behind victories.

HOT OFFENSE

- Laredo has scored 22 goals in the last five games (4.40 goals per game).

PENALTY KILL IS HOT

- The Bucks have stopped 34 of the last 38 (89.5 %) chances on the penalty kill over the last seven games.

BUCKS HOME RECORD

- Laredo 10-3-2 at home and the Bucks have won 45 of their last 55 regular season home games dating back to the 04-05 season.

CRITICAL STRETCH

- Laredo played eight straight against SE Division foes from 11/28--12/15. The Bucks went 5-2-1 in this span. Laredo played one game against a SW division team (Lubbock on 12/16), now they are in a string of seven more against the SE to total 15 of 16 inside the division. The Bucks are 2-0-0 during the streak of seven straight so far.

NEMESIS

- Laredo is 3-43 vs. RGV (7.0 %) on the power play. The Bucks did score twice on the man advantage on 12/10 in a 9-4 win over RGV, but for the most part have labored against the Killer Bees.

ROAD WINS

- Laredo is 22-12-5 in their last 39 regular season road games dating back to 05-06. The Bucks are 6-5-0 on the road in 06-07.

MULTI GOAL MOJO

- Laredo is 10-0-0 this season when they have a player score two goals or more in a game.

THREE GOALS IS MORE THAN GOOD

- The Bucks are 15-1-2 when they score three goals or more after beating RGV 3-1 on 12/23.

FOUR SCORE

- Laredo is 11-0-0 this season when they score four goals or more.

SUDDEN DEATH

- The Bucks are 4-2 in sudden death this season after Adam Rivet beat Corpus Christi 5-4 4:01 into the extra session on 12/22. Rookie forward Bobby Chaumont has two overtime winners and Jeff Bes has the other.

BUCKS WEEKLY GAME RECAPS

- 12/23/06 - SATURDAY - vs. RIO GRANDE VALLEY - The defending CHL President's Cup Champion Laredo Bucks used a solid 60 minute effort to beat the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees 3-1 at the LEC on Saturday night in front of 5,107 fans. Goalie Eric Marvin made 30 saves as the Bucks won their second straight and for the seventh time in the last nine games. Laredo is now 16-8-2 with a Southern Conference best 34 points. Eric Marvin stopped 30 of 31 shots and improved to 9-4-2. Jeremy Symington allowed three goals on 29 shots and fell to 9-5-0. FINAL SCORE Laredo 3, Rio Grande Valley 1.

Shots Laredo 29 RGV 31

PP Laredo 0-4 RGV 1-5

- 12/22/06 - FRIDAY - vs. CORPUS CHRISTI - The defending CHL President's Cup Champion Laredo Bucks beat the Corpus Christi Rayz 5-4 in sudden death overtime on Friday night in front of 5,100 fans at the LEC. Defenseman Adam Rivet scored the game winner 4:01 into the overtime period as the Bucks increased their Southeast Division lead to three points. Laredo is 15-8-2, with a Southern Conference best 32 points. With the win Bucks head coach Terry Ruskowski clinched the nod as the Southern Conference head coach at the CHL All-Star Game in January for the third time in five seasons. Kevin Reiter stopped 22 of 26 shots and got the win to improve to 2-1-1. Brent Zelenewich allowed five goals on 41 shots and fell to 4-4-2. FINAL SCORE Laredo 5, Corpus Christi 4 sudden death.

Shots Laredo 41 COR 26

PP Laredo 1-4 COR 0-2

2006-07 BUCKS SINGLE GAME TICKETS ON SALE

- Single game tickets for the Bucks start at $14.95. Of the 32 home games, 25 will take place on either a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Game times will remain the same for the 2006-07 season. Weekday games begin at 7 p.m., while Friday and Saturday night games are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday games will be at 4 p.m.

2006-07 BUCKS SEASON TICKETS

- The Bucks are offering a family four pack of season tickets for the 2006-07 CHL regular season, that works out to just over $7 a seat per game and is a 48 % savings off walkup prices. For more info contact a Bucks season ticket representative at (956) 718-BUCK (2825).

BECOME A BUCKS CORPORATE PARTNER

- Your company can become a vital part of the Laredo Bucks family by reaching our fans with your business message. To create a customized advertising package for your company, contact Summer Barrera at (956) 523-7723 or [email protected].

BUCKS IN THE COMMUNITY

- To schedule an appearance by a Bucks player, coach, or member of the front office staff call Traci Melendez at (956) 718-BUCK (2825) or email her at [email protected].

POST-GAME SKATES

- There will be post-game skates at the LEC following Friday, Saturday and Sunday games. The only exceptions will be if there is a post-game jersey auction, there will not be a post-game skate.

BUCKS ON THE AIR

- Listen to every Bucks game, home and away, on Norteno 1490. You can also hear the Bucks online at Laredo Bucks.
 

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Arizona's Vernace Recalled to Albany

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Arizona Sundogs today announced that defenseman Michael Vernace has been recalled by the Colorado Avalanche to the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Vernace was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the seventh round (201st overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and eventually traded to Colorado for a conditional draft pick on June 1, 2006.

The Toronto, Ontario native has appeared in 24 games with Arizona this season, recording three goals, 11 assists and 20 penalty minutes.

The Sundogs will face the New Mexico Scorpions for three straight games starting on Friday, December 29 in Rio Rancho before heading back to Prescott Valley for games on Saturday, December 30 and Sunday, December 31. Catch all games live on 96.7 FM The Wolf, the official broadcast home of the Arizona Sundogs.

Tickets are available by phone at 1-866-4-GET-TIX, by internet at GetTix.Net or in person at the Tim's Toyota Center Box Office. For more information contact the Arizona Sundogs at (928) 772-5555.
 
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