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February 14, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees News Release

The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (19-24-5) return to the State Farm Arena after a successful three game road trip. During the road swing the Bees earned five of six possible points including victories over Wichita and first-place Allen. The Bees fell to the Texas Brahmas in overtime earning a point.

Zak McClellan helped to pace the Bees for the weekend scoring a goal in all three games while his linemates Aaron Lee and Bo Cheesman also added a scoring touch. Lee racked up five points while Cheesman added four points during the trip.

The Bees most impressive victory of the road trip came Sunday afternoon as the Bees dealt the Allen Americans only their ninth loss of the season. The Bees opened up a four-goal lead in the second period and Juliano Pagliero and the defensive corps would turn away all Allen advances but a lone power-play strike.

The Bees are set to open a five-game homestand with Allen, Laredo, and Bossier-Shreveport all set to take the State Farm Arena ice.

BEES NEED TO KNOW:

. Zak McClellan, who was named captain at the start of the season, now owns the Killer Bees all-time record for shorthanded goals with nine scoring two this season most recently Feb. 11.

. The 2011 CHL Trade deadline has passed, one of the most quiet CHL Trade Deadlines has come and gone with the Bees not making a move. Prior to the deadline the Bees made three trades this season.

Jan. 15- Sean Muncy to Missouri for Dominic D'Amour

Jan. 17- Jake Obermeyer to Evansville for Bo Cheesman

Feb. 01- Future considerations to Quad City for Jerad Kaufmann

. Dan Gendur has to be one of the most well traveled Bees. Gendur is currently on his third stint in a Killer Bees uniform after being called up twice to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League. Gendur is under contract to the Nashville Predators of the NHL.

. Not quite road warriors, the Killer Bees have only five games remaining away from State Farm Arena this season. The Bees will skate the Hive ice 13 more times this season including six more times in February.

. The Bees lead the Laredo Bucks 15 points to 13 in the first-ever Cricket Mayor's Cup which is awarded to the team with the most points against the other. The teams have three games left.

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