Chaumont Selected To CHL All-Rookie Team
LAREDO, Texas - The Central Hockey League today announced the All-Rookie team, which included Bucks forward Bobby Chaumont. The native of Sudbury, Ontario, is second among all CHL rookies with 59 points. Laredo is on the road to close the 2006-07 regular season. Games One and Two of the first round are set for March 30th and 31st at the LEC. The opponent is yet to be determined. Bucks playoff tickets are now available. For more info call (956)-718-BUCK (2825).
Chaumont, who was selected to the CHL Southern Conference All-Star team, has had a terrific first year campaign. Among CHL rookies he is first with 17 power play assists, tied for second with 26 goals, is third with 33 assists and tied for third with 12 power play goals.
"I really feel that we had a lot of good rookies this year. Bobby has always put up good numbers thru his junior and college career and he continued to do that in his first pro season," said Bucks head coach Terry Ruskowski. "Bobby and Chris Korchinski have worked together and complemented each other very well. It is great for our organization to see Bobby selected to the CHL All-Rookie team."
Chaumont has had a season full of highlights including a goal in the CHL All-Star Game and a pair of overtime winners for the Bucks.
Chaumont played four years of major junior hockey with his hometown Sudbury Wolves in the Ontario Hockey League. Chaumont never missed a contest in four seasons and his string of 272 straight games played with Sudbury is the longest in OHL history eclipsing the previous record of 266. In his junior career he totaled 109 goals and 213 career points. He led the Wolves in goals in each of his four seasons.
All members of the CHL All-Rookie team were selected through balloting among CHL head coaches.
Last year Bucks goalie Dov Grumet-Morris and defenseman Adam Rivet were selected to the CHL All-Rookie team.
The Central Hockey League Rookie of the Year will be announced on Thursday. Chaumont and Korchinski are each finalists for the award.
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