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Belanger Named UHL Most Sportsmanlike Player for Second Straight Year

April 22, 2005 - International Hockey League 2 (IHL 2) - Adirondack Frostbite News Release

Glens Falls, NY – Left wing Hugo Belanger of the Adirondack Frostbite was named the United Hockey League’s 2004-05 Most Sportsmanlike Player. This is Belanger’s second straight season receiving this honor. Belanger finished the season with 106 points (34g, 72a). This is his eighth straight season with at least one hundred points and fifth straight season being named an UHL All-Star.

Belanger finished the season leading in the league in scoring with 106 points (34g, 72a). The fifth year UHL veteran finished tied for second in the league in assists with 72 and finished tied for fourth in the league in shooting percentage at 19.3%. Belanger has led the Adirondack franchise in scoring in each of his first five seasons with the club. Belanger also led the league in points his first three years and has eight straight seasons with at least one hundred points. The Canadian is also a three-time league MVP. Belanger leads Adirondack All-time in points (587), goals (190), assists (397) and games played (377). Earlier this season Belanger played in his 800th professional game.

The St. Hubert, Quebec native was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the eighth round (163rd overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and was the first player to be named MVP of three different professional North American leagues (ECHL, WCHL and UHL).

The Frostbite are back in action for game four of First Round Colonial Cup Playoff action against the Danbury Trashers at the Danbury Ice Arena Friday at 7:30p.m. If necessary game five would be Saturday at 7:35p.m. at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Tickets for that game can be purchased at the Glens Falls Civic Center Box Office. Tickets are available at $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for juniors 18 and under and can be ordered over the phone by calling (518) 798-0202. Season Tickets for the 2005-06 season are available through the Frostbite team office which can be contacted at (518) 926-PUCK.

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