Bucks' Jeff Bes Named To All Decade Team
LAREDO, TX- The Central Hockey League announced Thursday that Laredo Bucks All-Time Leading scorer Jeff Bes has been named to the league's All Decade First Team. The other forwards joining Bes on the First Team are Colorado's Greg Pankewicz and Bossier-Shreveport's Travis Clayton (First Team), while Don Parsons (Tulsa), Jason Duda (Wichita) and Riley Nelson (Colorado) made the second team.
The 36-year old Bes is a two-time CHL Regular Season MVP ('04, '08), 2003-04 CHL scoring champion, 2006 CHL playoff MVP, four-time CHL All-Star ('04, '06, '08, '10), 2006 All-Star Game MVP, a five-time CHL player of the week, as well as a one-time CHL player of the month (January 2004).
Bes has his name scattered across the Bucks record book. He is first all-time in goals (190), assists (352), and points (542), and is 19 games away from tying former Team Captain Serge Dube for first in games played (381). Bes, from Tillsonburg, Ontario, also has his name in the CHL record book, as he is 13th all time in assists and is one goal away from 25th all time in league history. Bes currently has 947 points in his 18-year professional career, putting him 53 points away from 1,000.
Bes' 2008-09 season was cut short due to a season-ending injury he suffered January 26th at Bossier-Shreveport. Bes still put up 60 points in 39 games (14-4660), and was leading the CHL in scoring at the time of his injury.
In 2007-08 Bes captured his second regular season CHL MVP award and his third CHL All-Star selection, as he eclipsed the 100-point mark for the second time in his CHL career with 106. Bes broke the Bucks single season record for most goals with 46, to go along with 60 assists.
During the 2008 playoffs Bes scored three goals, with nine assists for 12 points.
As far as single-season Bucks records goes, Bes has claimed many of those as well. He is first in single season goals with 46 in 2007-08, first in single-season assists with 78 in 2003-04, first in single-season points with 117 also in 2003-04.
Bes has always performed in the postseason as well, having been a major part of the Bucks two championship teams. In 79 career postseason games, Bes has scored 42 goals with 57 assists for 99 points, to go along with 14 power-play goals, 26 power-play assists, five short-handed goals, and 12 game-winning goals. In the 2006 CHL playoffs Bes was unstoppable, scoring 11 goals, with 20 assists, for 31 points, including six power-play goals, nine power-play assists, and five game-winning goals, picking up the Playoff MVP award while leading the Bucks to their second CHL President's Cup Championship.
In Bes' first season in Laredo he captured the 2003-04 CHL Regular Season MVP, netting 39 goals, with 78 assists, for 117 points, including 16 power-play goals, 37 power-play assists, and six game-winning goals. In only his third game as a Buck, Bes handed out five assists in Laredo's 7-2 win in Corpus Christi.
Bes turned pro during the 1992-93 season with the Kalamazoo Wings of the IHL. He was selected in the third round (58th overall) by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He has played in six pro leagues for 16 different teams.
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