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March 21, 2002 - West Coast Hockey League (WCHL) - Colorado Gold Kings News Release

Long Beach, CA - Mired in a season-worst four-game losing streak, the Colorado Gold Kings landed forward Xavier Majic just prior to today's 3 p.m. PST deadline.

Majic, who just turned 29, had been playing for the last two seasons in the Swedish Elite League. He had nine goals and nine assists in 50 games for Malmo IF this year and also has played two full seasons with the Canadian National Team. The six-foot, 190-pound Majic, primarily a centerman, also has 125 games of AHL experience, most recently during the 1998-99 campaign with Adirondack. He helped the Fredericton Canadiens (AHL) reach the 1995 Calder Cup Finals with 12 points in 17 playoff games. The Vancouver Canucks drafted Majic in 1991 prior to his four-year stay at NCAA Division I R.P.I.

In another move right before the deadline, Colorado picked up former Fresno defenseman Ryan Tocher, who scored five goals and assisted on 19 others with a +6 rating in 57 games this year for the Falcons. He played the previous two campaigns in the ECHL with the Johnstown Chiefs. Tocher was a fourth-round draft pick in 1993 of the Quebec Nordiques (now Colorado Avalanche). Defenseman Jason Knox was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list after fracturing his ankle last night in Idaho and fellow blueliner Mike Nicholishen is expected to remain on the IR for the rest of the regular season. The Gold Kings (35-23-6) return to action Saturday night at 8:05 p.m. MST against the Long Beach Ice Dogs. Jack Michaels calls the play-by-play for Colorado's games, all of which are broadcast live on KKCS-AM Hot Talk 1460.

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