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Kyle Hood Returns to Sundogs Lineup; Team Releases Turcotte

October 27, 2010 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Arizona Sundogs News Release

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - Arizona Sundogs Head Coach and General Manager Marco Pietroniro announced today the team has re-signed forward Kyle Hood for the remainder of the 2010-11 season. Additionally, the team has waived defenseman Yan Turcotte.

Hood, 26, began the 2010-11 season in Italy with pro club Milano. In three games with the Italian team, the third-year pro collected two goals, six assists and six penalty minutes (PIM).

The Osoyoos, British Columbia, native returns to Arizona after leading the Sundogs in scoring during the 2009-10 season, totaling 56 points (14g/42a) in 63 contests.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Hood completed his first full season as a pro with Arizona in 2008-09, registering eight goals, 19 assists and 144 PIM while splitting time as a forward and defenseman. The dual-role player closed out his rookie campaign with 13 points (4g/9a) in his final 15 contests.

Hood first joined the Sundogs as an amateur for the 2008 playoffs after completing a four-year career at Ohio State University (NCAA). In 16 postseason appearances in 2008, Hood registered four goals, two assists and 32 PIM and was plus-9 en route to the team's Ray Miron Presidents' Cup Championship.

Turcotte appeared in two games for Arizona collecting four PIM.

The Sundogs host the Texas Brahmas for a pair of games this Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30 at 7:05pm at Tim's Toyota Center. Tickets start at $12 and are available by phone at 1-866-4-GET-TIX (1-866-443-8849), online at www.GetTix.net and in person at the Tim's Toyota Center Box Office.

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