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Killer Bees Weekly: Bees Look to Snap Streak

February 20, 2012 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees News Release

The Killer Bees enter the stretch run of their season with three games this week starting Wednesday in Laredo at 7:00 p.m. The Bees will then play host to the Bloomington Blaze at the State Farm Arena Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

THIS WEEKS GAMES

Wednesday at Laredo Bucks, 7:00 p.m.

Laredo Energy Arena - Laredo, Texas

Friday vs Bloomington Blaze, 7:30 p.m.

State Farm Arena - Hidalgo, Texas

Saturday vs Bloomington Blaze, 7:30 p.m.

State Farm Arena - Hidalgo, Texas

LAST WEEKS GAMES

Tuesday vs Evansville IceMen, L 3-4 (SO)

HIDALGO, Texas- With the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (21-21-6) looking to keep pace with the race for the final playoff spot in the Berry Conference they came up just short against a tough Evansville Icemen (28-13-4) squad, falling in a 4-3 shootout loss Tuesday night at the State Farm Arena.

Wednesday vs Evansville IceMen, L 1-3

HIDALGO, Texas- The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (20-22-7) fell against the Evansville Icemen (30-13-4) by a 3-1 score on Wednesday night. In a tough game against the Icemen, the Bees registered a lone goal by Tomas Klempa.

Friday at Texas Brahmas, L 0-1

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas- The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (20-23-7) fell to the Texas Brahmas (25-17-8) on Friday night, a game in which the Bees fired 25 shots on net but all were turned away by Mark Guggenberger who recorded his third straight shutout.

Saturday at Texas Brahmas, L 1-3

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas- The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (20-24-7) fell in their sixth straight game by a 3-1 score to the Texas Brahmas (26-17-8) on Saturday night. Tomas Klempa scored the lone Bees goal in the second period. Wylie Rogers made 29 saves in net.

BEES NEED TO KNOW

. The Central Hockey League trade deadline has passed with the Bees standing pat. The lone trade this season was with Laredo to acquire the rights to Aaron Boogaard. The 2011-12 season is the first since the 2005-06 campaign in which the Bees made only one trade.

. Once Aaron Lee stepped onto the ice on Jan. 15, Texas history was made. The games was Lee's 224th time donning a Killer Bees sweater, a new franchise record. Lee passed Ryan Shymr.

. The 2011 calendar year has come to a close. The Bees finished with a 25-31-7 during 2011 spread over the end of last season and the start of this year.

. Forward Aaron Lee was named a reserve to the 2012 CHL All-Star game. For Lee it was his first All-Star appearance. The All-Stars defeated Arizona 6-4.

. The Bees have not had much success ringing in the new year historically. The Bees are now 2-8-0 on games on New Year's Eve including this years 4-2 win over Arizona.

. Mark Kroeze was signed by the Bees on November 5 to serve as an emergency back-up goalie after an injury to Dan Dunn. Kroeze is a Minnesota native who is also the first-ever McAllen City Urban Forester. Kroeze also serves on the Killer Bees off-ice officials crew.

The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees are proud affiliates of the Florida Panthers and the San Antonio Rampage. Season, half-season, group, and single game tickets are available by callings 956-843-7825 or for more information visit killerbeehockey.com.

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