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Channel Cats make SEHL All-Star Team

March 18, 2004 - South East Hockey League (SEHL) - Huntsville Channel Cats News Release

HUNTSVILLE, AL – The South East Hockey League announced the 2003-2004 All-Star Team today and the list includes three Huntsville Channel Cats.

Goaltender Matt Carmichael and forward James Patterson and Allan Carr were all named to the list.

Carmichael leads the SEHL in wins (31), goals against average (2.67), shutouts (3) and save percentage (92.3). He was named the SEHL “Goalie of the Week” five times during the season. He is originally from Bristol, Quebec.

“I knew what type of goaltender Matt could be if he was given the chance,” Gibson said. “He hasn’t been given the chance in the past. We expected to him to be successful but he has taken his play to a whole new level.”

Patterson leads the SEHL in scoring with 117 points. He is third in goals scored (44) and first in assists (73). He is a +27 on the season and has been named SEHL”Player of the Week” three times this season. He is originally from Wayne, Michigan but has now made his home in Huntsville.

Carr is second in the SEHL in points with 111. He leads the league in goals with 56 and is second in assists with 55. He also leads the league in power play goals (20), short handed goals (4) and game winning goals (12). He also leads the league in plus/minus (+35). He was named SEHL “Player of the Week” two times during the season.

“Patterson and Carr are a big part of our offense,” Channel Cats head coach, John Gibson said. “They helped us get in the position we are in, but they will be the first to spread the recognition around. We look at ourselves as a 16-man team not as individuals.”

Defenseman Alex Alepin and forward K.J. Vorhees from Knoxville and defenseman Scott Young from Cape Fear also made the team.

The team was decided by a vote for the leagueÂ’s head coaches, team front office personnel and media representatives from each of the four league cities. Voters could not vote for their own team.

The remaining South East Hockey League post-season award winners will be named throughout the playoffs. These awards will include most valuable player, coach of the year, rookie of the year, defenseman of the year and goaltender of the year.

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