Jackalopes Announce Roster for Regular Season Opener
ODESSA, TX - As they prepare to begin the 2010-11 regular season Friday in Missouri, the Odessa Jackalopes have set their roster to open the year.
19 players are on the team's active roster, and 18 players are allowed to dress for games. Garrett Gruenke, Dominic Leveille, and Dave Van Drunen all will start the season in the Injured Reserve list, and do not count towards a roster spot. Jean Bourbeau and Joel Martin are still competing with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Odessa's American Hockey League affiliate. Bourbeau and Martin do not occupy an active roster spot as well.
4 - Patrick Mbaraga, D
5 - Pierre-Olivier Beaulieu, D
6 - Garrett Gruenke, D*
7 - Alex Dunn, D
9 - Kenny Bernard, F
10 - Dominic Leveille, F*
13 - Michael Schutte, D
14 - David Brown, D
15 - Kenny Corupe, F
16 - Morgan MacLean, F
17 - Jeff Pierce, F
18 - Brady Leisenring. F
19 - Mike Ramsay, F
20 - Jean Bourbeau, F^
22 - Eric Tallent, D
23 - Darryl Bootland, F
24 - Phil Plante, D
27 - Dave Van Drunen, D**
28 - Mike Lesperance, F
30 - Marc-Antoine Gelinas, G
39 - Todd Robinson, F
41 - Jeremie Dupont, G
43 - Sebastein Thinel, F
49 - Joel Martin, G^
*-placed on 10-day IR
**-placed on 30-day IR
^-called-up to AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers
The Jackalopes begin their season tomorrow in Missouri against the Mavericks. The team's first home game will be on October 28th against the visiting Laredo Bucks. Every game this season can be heard live on Classic Rock 102.1 FM.
The Odessa Jackalopes are the Central Hockey League affiliate for the NHL's New York Islanders and the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The team will begin its 14th season in the Permian Basin in October 2010. Season tickets, mini-plans, and single game tickets are available by calling (432) 552-PUCK or visiting jackalopes.org.
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