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Mavericks' Christian Named To All-Star Team

December 31, 2009 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Kansas City Mavericks News Release

INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - The Central Hockey League (CHL) announced today Mavericks' forward Jeff Christian along with 11 reserves will play for the CHL All-Star Team in the 2010 CHL All-Star Game scheduled for Wednesday, January 13 at Laredo Entertainment Center. The CHL All-Star Team will play a team of South Texas All-Stars made up of players from the Laredo Bucks, the Corpus Christi IceRays and the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees (the CHL team is comprised of players from the remaining 12 teams). The reserves were selected by CHL All-Star Team Head Coach Kevin McClelland (Colorado Eagles) along with the CHL Hockey Operations Department.

Christian, 39 (7/30/70), will make his fourth CHL All-Star Game appearance. The Burlington, Ontario native currently leads the Mavericks in points (34), goals (13), assists (21) and power play points (12). He ranks 14th overall in scoring in the CHL.

Of the 12 reserves, seven will be playing in their first CHL All-Star Game with defenseman Derek Landmesser (Mississippi) having the most seniority playing in his seventh All-Star Game. Former Oklahoma City defenseman Hardy Sauter has appeared in the most All-Star Games, eight. Other veterans of the CHL All-Star Game joining Landmesser are Bossier- Shreveport goaltender Ken Carroll (sixth appearance), Missouri forward Jeff Christian (fourth appearance), Odessa forward Dominic Leveille (fourth appearance) and Colorado forward Kevin Ulanski (second appearance).

The second-year Rapid City Rush have two reserves that will appear in the game with rookie goaltender Danny Battochio earning one of the three goalie spots and forward Les Reaney making his first CHL All-Star Game. Battochio began the season with the AHL's Chicago Wolves. In his 15 games with the Rush, the Sudbury, Ontario native is 9-3-1 with a 2.51 goals against average and a.920 save percentage. Reaney is tied for seventh in the CHL in scoring with 38 points (13- 25=38).

The remaining players on the roster are Texas forward Jordan Cameron (9-23=32 in 30 games), Allen forward Bruce Graham (12-25=37 in 28 games), Wichita defenseman Jim Jorgensen (4-8=12 in 28 games), Amarillo defenseman Andrew Smale (5- 13=18 in 31 games) and Arizona defenseman Jon Landry (5-17=22 in 27 games).

2010 CHL All-Star Team Reserves Position- Player (Team), Appearance Forward- Bruce Graham (Allen), 1st Forward- Les Reaney (Rapid City), 1st Forward- Dominic Leveille (Odessa), 4th Forward- Jordan Cameron (Texas), 1st Forward- Jeff Christian (Missouri), 4th Forward- Kevin Ulanski (Colorado), 2nd Defenseman- Jim Jorgensen (Wichita), 1st Defenseman- Derek Landmesser (Mississippi), 7th Defenseman- Andrew Smale (Amarillo), 1st Defenseman- Jon Landry (Arizona), 1st Goaltender- Ken Carroll (Bossier-Shreveport), 6th Goaltender- Danny Battochio (Rapid City), 1st

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