Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Central Hockey League: South Texas Starters

This year, the Central Hockey League All Star Game will be at the Laredo Entrainment Center in Laredo as the format will be South Texas teams comprised of the Corpus Christi Icerayz, Laredo Bucks and the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees.

This year's game will be at the Laredo Entrainment Center as the 3 teams are looking at a penitently Playoff Series in the Southern Conference Play In Round as the Laredo Bucks sit in 4th with 32 points, while the Killer Bees are just 1 point back in the 5th and final playoff spot. As for the Corpus Christi Icerayz, they sit in 7th place with 24 points who sit 7 points back of the 5th Place Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees.

For the Laredo Bucks, they have 3 starters as goaltender J.P. Levasseur who's making his 1st All Star Appearance while fellow teammates Darryl Smith and Adam Rivet will both be making their 2nd All Star Appearance at this level. The Bucks are also hosting the All Star Game for the first time in their history as the Bucks also look to get back to the playoffs after getting ousted by the Odessa Jackalopes last year in the Southern Conference Semifinals.

Rio Grande Valley gets 2 starters as Jesse Bennefield is among the league leaders in scoring with 38 points (17G 21A) which sits him at 6th on the league scoring list. Joining him will be Defensemen Nathan Ansell who's in the thick of the league scoring lead from defensemen with 22 points (Including 19 assists) who's 2nd in league among defensemen.

Rounding out the field is Corpus Christi Icerayz forward Justin Quenneville who's leading the team with 22 points (11G 11A) which despite being in 7th place in the Southern Conference as the Icerayz look to turn around their season in the 2nd half of the season.

Team Starting Line Up. It will have the Pos., The Player, Team and how many times they have been All Stars at this level.

G: J.P. Levasseur (Laredo Bucks) 1st

D: Adam Rivet (Laredo Bucks) 2nd

D: Nathan Ansell (Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees) 1st

F: Jesse Bennefield (Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees) 1st

F: Justin Quenneville (Corpus Christi Icerayz) 2nd

F: Darryl Smith (Laredo Bucks) 2nd

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