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Mudbugs Acquire Shaw from Colorado

October 18, 2005 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs News Release

BOSSIER CITY, LA -- The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the Central Hockey League completed a trade earlier today with the Colorado Eagles and acquired 6'3" 220-pound defenseman Chris Shaw. In exchange, the Mudbugs sent the rights of goaltender Jeff Blair to the defending President's Cup Champions.

Shaw, a native of Surrey, British Columbia, spent last season with Elmira of the United Hockey League and finished second on the team in penalty minutes with 202 in 72 games, while also adding one goal and five assists. In 2003-2004, the 24-year old split time in the CHL with San Angelo and Corpus Christi. Shaw spent his junior career in the British Columbia Hockey League and was a junior teammate of Mudbugs defenseman Dale Lupul.

Blair leaves the Mudbugs after going 29-11-7 in 47 games with Bossier-Shreveport. All of his six career shutouts came with the Mudbugs in his nearly two-year span which began in December of 2003 after a trade with Odessa. Last season, the 27-year old netminder went 12-6-5 in 23 games with a 2.71 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.

The 2005-06 Mudbugs season will begin on Friday October 21st at the CenturyTel Center against the Memphis RiverKings at 7:05 p.m.. For more information on season ticket packages or corporate partnerships, please call 318-752-BUGS or visit www.mudbugshockey.com.

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