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Dearle Returns for 06-07 Season

June 21, 2006 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Oklahoma City Blazers News Release

Oklahoma City, Okla. - The Oklahoma City Blazers of the Central Hockey League signed forward Graham Dearle, Blazers head coach Doug Sauter announced today.

Dearle, a 5-11, 185-pounder from Moosomin, Saskatchewan appeared in 47 games as a Blazer last season. In those games, he recorded 14 points (2-12-14) and served 210 penalty minutes. His penalty minute figure was good for third on the team, while his 26 majors was tops on the Blazers roster.

"Graham is one and will be one of the hardest working guys on our club," said Sauter. "He is the ultimate team guy who will do what it takes to win. I think he will be one of the players who will return to Oklahoma City and have a solid season due to the experience he gained last season. He is a true role player who can play any position I ask him."

Dearle is the fourth player signed by the Blazers for the 2006-07 season. He joins defenseman Mike Burgoyne and veterans Tyler Fleck and Marty Standish on the Blazers 06-07 roster. The Blazers begin play in their historic 15th season October 20 in Oklahoma City.

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