Ontario Picks up a Pair of ForwardsMarch 24, 2012 - ECHL (ECHL) Ontario Reign
Boots, 25, is fresh off the college market after competing for the NCAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship; the team received the runner-up trophy. With Oswego State, the forward recorded 28 points (13g, 15a) in 30 games, leading all seniors on the team. Boots, the team's alternate captain, was named to the 2012 NCAA All-Tournament Team.
During the 2010-11 season, the 5-10, 180-pounder played his first season with Oswego State in the State University of New York Athletic Conference. During this season he earned a spot on the All-SUNYAC First Team and All-America East Second Team leading his team in all offensive categories. A native of Akwesanse, New York, Boots was honored as Oswego State Athlete of the Week for January 3, 2011 and SUNYAC Player of the Week for February 20, 2011.
From 2008-10 Boots played in the CCHA for Ohio State recording a two-season total of 29 points (10g, 19a) in 50 appearances including two, three-point games in his college debut season.
Boots played a season of junior level hockey in the CJHL between the Cornwall Colts and Brockville Braves for a total of 54 games earning 74 points (33g, 41a).
Asuchak, 20, played 71 games with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League this season, recording a total of 36 points (18g, 18a). In November 2011 he was chosen by fans as the Hubbell Designer Goldsmiths Player of the Month.
The Kamloops, BC native has played with Prince George for three consecutive seasons. In his first two seasons with the team he recorded a total of 48 points (25g, 23a) in 103 games.
Prior to playing with the Cougars, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound winger played two seasons with the Tri-City Americans of the WHL. In a total of 50 games, he recorded 11 points (6g, 5a).
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