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March 14, 2007 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Laredo Bucks News Release

LAREDO, Texas - The Laredo Bucks went 1-2-0 this past week as they clinched their fourth straight Southeast Division title and fourth straight Southern Conference regular season title. On Friday night Laredo beat visiting Colorado 1-0 at the LEC in front of a sellout crowd of 8,002. Sunday the Bucks fell 2-1 at home to Corpus Christi. On Tuesday Laredo traveled on the road and dropped a 5-1 decision at Bossier-Shreveport. Overall Laredo is still a Southern Conference best 39-15-5 and they are second in the CHL with 83 total points. Laredo returns home on Friday against Austin. The first 2,000 fans get a Bucks megaphone courtesy of Laredo Community College. Also on Saturday Laredo hosts Memphis in the final home game of the 2006-07 regular season. The Bucks will wear St. Patrick's Day jerseys which will be auctioned off after the game. In addition the first 3,000 fans will get a Bucks Scroll Sign courtesy of AT&T. Bucks playoff tickets are now available. For more info call (956)-718-BUCK (2825).

$10,000 DONATION TO JDRF

- The Bucks sold out their game on 03/09 against Colorado. Because of the sellout Laredo donated $10,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

MORE UPCOMING PROMOTIONS

- Friday against Austin the first 2,000 fans get a Bucks megaphone courtesy of Laredo Community College. Plus there will be a post-game skate.

- Saturday Laredo hosts Memphis in the final home game of the 2006-07 regular season. The Bucks will wear St. Patrick's Day jerseys which will be auctioned off after the game. In addition the first 3,000 fans will get a Bucks Scroll Sign courtesy of AT&T.

BUCKS OVERALL RECORD: 39-15-5 ( 83 Points, 1st in SE Division )-----Lost Two

BUCKS HOME RECORD: 19-8-3-----Lost One

BUCKS ROAD RECORD: 20-7-2-----Lost One --- Points in 17 of last 18 (14-2-2)

BUCKS VERSUS UPCOMING OPPONENTS

- AUSTIN ICE BATS -

2006-07 REGULAR SEASON: Laredo is 8-1-1 against Austin. The Bucks beat the Ice Bats 5-3 on 10/29 in Austin. Forward Jeff Genovy registered a hat trick. On 11/03 the Bucks beat the Ice Bats 6-5 in overtime on the road as Bobby Chaumont scored the game winning goal. The Ice Bats beat the Bucks 4-2 in Austin on 12/02 behind two goals from John McNabb. On 12/03 the Bucks rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game at 3-3, before falling 4-3 in overtime to Austin at the LEC. The Bucks beat the Ice Bats 3-2 on 12/08 at the LEC. On 12/15 the Bucks beat Austin 5-1 as forwards Igor Agarunov and Jeff Bes scored a pair of goals each. On 01/05 Eric Marvin made 34 saves as he shutout Austin 3-0 at the LEC. Laredo beat Austin 3-1 on the road on 01/19. Laredo beat Austin 4-3 at the LEC on 02/25. The Bucks rallied from three separate two goal deficits and beat Austin 6-5 in a shootout on 03/03 on the road.

2005-06: REGULAR SEASON: The Bucks were 7-1-0 against Austin in the 2005-06 season. Laredo was 4-0-0 at home and 3-1-0 on the road.

All-time: Laredo is 34-13-2 against the Ice Bats all-time. The Bucks have out scored the Ice Bats 175-125 over that stretch. Laredo is 13-10-0 all-time in Austin.

- MEMPHIS RIVERKINGS -

2006-07 Regular Season: Laredo is 1-1-0 against the RiverKings. The Bucks fell 6-2 in Memphis on 11/17. On 11/18 the Bucks beat Memphis 5-4 on the road as forward Kris McPhee had a pair of goals. This is the final meeting of the regular season.

2005-06 Regular Season: The Bucks were 3-0-0 against Memphis, including 1-0-0 in Memphis.

All-Time: The Bucks are 7-2-0 against Memphis, including 3-2-0 in Memphis.

ONE IS THE LONLIEST NUMBER

- The Bucks have scored one goal in each of the last three games, going 1-2-0.

HIEBERT RETURNS

- The Bucks have been loaned forward James Hiebert by Manchester of the AHL. Hiebert played the last three seasons with the Bucks and made the 2006 Southern Conference CHL All-Star team. He scored a goal on 03/13 in his return at BOS.

QUICK, BUT NOT RECORD QUICK

- BOS scored two goals in 14 seconds on 03/13 in a 5-1 victory over Laredo. Earlier this season Laredo allowed two goals in the span of 13 seconds on 11/24 against OKC in a 4-3 overtime loss. That matched the record for fastest two goals allowed in franchise history, first done on 12/09/05 against Lubbock.

RED HOT STRETCH ENDS

- The Bucks had won a franchise record 11 straight games, until falling 2-1 to COR on 03/11 at the LEC. Laredo out scored the opposition 49-24 during this stretch. It was the second longest winning streak in the CHL this season. The Bucks previous franchise record was 10 straight, done twice in the 2003-04 season.

BATTLING IT OUT

- The Bucks have 83 points, the second most in the CHL trailing Colorado, but the Eagles have one game in hand.

FIRST TIME

- The Bucks won 1-0 on 03/09 against COL. Laredo had been winless when scoring one goal or less this season, they are now 1-9-0.

THIRD BLANKING

- Laredo shutout COL 1-0 on 03/09 for their third blanking of the season. The Bucks also shutout LUB 4-0 on 02/16, and AUS 3-0 on 01/05.

DRIVE FOR FORTY

- The Bucks have won 39 games this season. In the first four seasons Laredo has won 40 or more game three times.

POWER PLAY REPORT

- The Bucks are 0-17 on the power play over the last three games. In addition they have been turned aside in four of the last five games, going one for 25 on the man advantage. Prior to this stretch the Bucks were 18 for their last 52 (34.6 %).

PENALTY KILL REPORT

- Laredo has stopped 54 of the last 59 (91.5 %) on the penalty kill over the last 11 games.

ROAD--SWEET--ROAD

- The Bucks have points in 16 of the last 18 on the road (14-2-2).

ROAD STREAKS END

- The Bucks had won six straight road games, until falling 5-1 in BOS on 03/13. Earlier this season Laredo won seven straight on the road to set a new franchise record. The Bucks also had recorded a point in eight straight on the road to tie a franchise record, until falling 5-1 in BOS on 03/13. Earlier this season Laredo had recorded a point in a franchise record eight straight games (7-0-1) which ended with a 4-1 loss at NMX on 1/31.

SEASON LOW

- The Bucks were shorthanded twice on 03/13 at BOS to match a season low. It has happened four times this season.

BUCKS WEEKLY GAME RECAPS

- 03/13/07 - TUESDAY - @ BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT - The defending CHL President's Cup Champion Laredo Bucks fell 5-1 to the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs at the CenturyTel Center on Tuesday night in front of 4,302 fans. The Bucks have lost back-to-back games as Mudbugs forwards Chris and Cam Abbott each had a pair of goals. Overall Laredo is still a Southern Conference best 39-15-5 and they are second in the CHL with 83 total points. John DeCaro stopped 35 of 36 Bucks shots in 60 minutes and improved to 21-7-4. Eric Marvin allowed four goals on 14 shots in 40:39 and took the loss to fall to 20-6-4. Kevin Reiter allowed one goal on six shots in 19:21 to finish up in net. FINAL SCORE Bossier-Shreveport 5, Laredo 1.

Shots Laredo 36 BOS 20

PP Laredo 0-3 BOS 0-2

- 03/11/07 - SUNDAY - vs. CORPUS CHRISTI -The defending CHL President's Cup Champion Laredo Bucks fell 2-1 to the visiting Corpus Christi Rayz to end their franchise record 11 game winning streak. Rayz goalie Ron Vogel turned in a terrific performance to halt the Bucks run. Overall Laredo is a Southern Conference best 39-14-5 and they are tied for the CHL high with 83 points. Vogel stopped 37 of 28 shots and got the win to improve to 21-11-4. Kevin Reiter allowed two goals on 20 shots in 58:11 of work and fell to 14-6-1. FINAL SCORE Corpus Christi 2, Laredo 1.

Shots Laredo 38 COR 20

PP Laredo 0-8 COR 0-5

- 03/09/07 - FRIDAY - vs. COLORADO -The defending CHL President's Cup Champion Laredo Bucks got 33 brilliant saves from goalie Eric Marvin as they whitewashed the Colorado Eagles 1-0 in front of a raucous sellout crowd of 8,002 at the Laredo Entertainment Center on Friday night. The Bucks picked up their franchise record setting 11th straight win, and also made a $10,000 donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation because of the sellout crowd. Overall Laredo improved their Southern Conference best record to 39-13-5, they also have a CHL high 83 points and they clinched their fourth straight Southeast Division title and fourth straight Southern Conference regular season title with the win. Eric Marvin picked up his second career shutout as he improved to 20-5-4. Marco Emond played very well, allowing just one goal on 28 shots, but fell to 24-7-0. FINAL SCORE Laredo 1, Colorado 0.

Shots Laredo 28 COL 33

PP Laredo 0-6 COL 0-6

2007 BUCKS PLAYOFF TICKETS

- Bucks playoff tickets are now available. For more info call (956)-718-BUCK (2825).

BECOME A BUCKS CORPORATE PARTNER

- Your company can become a vital part of the Laredo Bucks family by reaching our fans with your business message. To create a customized advertising package for your company, contact Summer Barrera at (956) 523-7723 or sbarrera@laredobucks.com.

BUCKS IN THE COMMUNITY

- To schedule an appearance by a Bucks player, coach, or member of the front office staff call Traci Melendez at (956) 718-BUCK (2825) or email her at tmelendez@laredobucks.com.

BUCKS ON THE AIR

- Listen to every Bucks game, home and away, on Norteno 1490. You can also hear the Bucks online at www.laredobucks.com.

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