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December 18, 2006 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs News Release

MUDBUGS DROP OT GAME AGAINST WICHITA

The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs played only one game in last week's CHL competition, traveling north to face Wichita on Saturday night at the Kansas Coliseum. After trailing through two periods of play, the Mudbugs stormed back when Cam Abbott fed his brother Chris Abbott in front of the net. Chris Abbott scored his first goal as a Mudbug to put Bossier-Shreveport on the board. Jason Basile converted on the powerplay later in the third period to even the game. The game went to a four-on-four overtime where Joe Blaznek was able to elude the Mudbugs defense and slip the puck by Ken Carroll for the game winning goal. It was the first time Wichita beat the Mudbugs in four meetings this year. The Bugs set a season high with 56 shots on goal.

MUDBUGS STARS OF THE WEEK

JASON BASILE -His powerplay goal evened the game on Saturday.

CHRIS ABBOTT - Scored a goal in his first Mudbugs game.

DANIEL PEGORARO - Assisted on game tying goal to continue his point scoring streak to three games.

UPCOMING GAME PROMOTIONS

CHRISTMAS PARTY - Come celebrate Christmas with the Mudbugs on December 22nd as the Mudbugs take on the Memphis RiverKings. The Mudbugs will be wearing special Christmas Jerseys that will be auctioned off immediately following the game, sponsored by Cajun Coffee House and Le Mode Shoes and Accessories. Then stick around to skate with the Mudbugs players.

CHEERLEADER NIGHT - Anyone wearing a cheerleading outfit gets free admission when the Mudbugs host the Tulsa Oilers on January 5th, 2007 at 7:05 PM. Tickets for family and friends are available at group rate of $9 per ticket. Please call the Mudbugs office at 318-752-BUGS for details.

POWERPLAY WITH SCOTT MUSCUTT -

Catch Powerplay with Head Coach Scott Muscutt tomorrow night, December 18th at 6 P.M. at Buffalo Wild Wings located at the Boardwalk in Bossier City. Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Scott Muscutt and Justin Scholtes will discuss everything involving Mudbugs hockey. You can submit your questions to the coach or players and one lucky winner will walk away with a special Mudbugs prize. Members of the Mudbugs team will also be on hand. If you can't attend the event you can listen to it live on 1130 AM KWKH.

ALL-STAR BANQUET TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets to the 2007 All-Star Banquet dinner presented by Dodge are on sale. The Banquet will be held on January 16th from 5:30 PM-8:00 PM at the Horseshoe Casino RiverDome. Comedian Jim Breuer and Colorado Avalanche President Pierre Lacroix are scheduled to entertain and speak at the event. Tickets are $100 per person. Tables can be purchased for $1,500 and include nine banquet tickets plus dinner with a Mudbugs player of your choice. Players will be reserved on a first come first serve basis. A table of ten can also be purchased for $1,000 dollars without a player. Call 318-752-BUGS to reserve your tickets today. You can also click the link on the left hand side at www.mudbugshockey.com, print off the registration form and fax it to the Mudbugs office.

WIN A MAGNUM ALL-STAR CONTEST Fans still have two more days to register to win a trip to the CHL All-Star game on January, 17th 2007. One lucky winner will win the use of a Dodge Magnum for a year and have a chance to win the car outright. Stop by Landers Dodge in Shreveport to register or any one of the participating Dodge dealerships listed online at www.mudbugshockey.com. You can also submit a fax entry available online at www.mudbugshockey.com.

THIS WEEK -

The Mudbugs get a couple opportunities to gain ground against division opponents over the next week. They host the Memphis RiverKings at home on Friday night at 7:05 P.M. on December 22nd at CenturyTel Center. Then it's back to Tulsa for a game on the night of December 23rd. The following week the Mudbugs return home for a game against the RiverKings the day after Christmas. Single game tickets can be purchased at the CenturyTel Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 318-741-9700. Group tickets for both games against Memphis can be purchased by calling 318-752-BUGS.

MUDBUGS RECORD THIS WEEK: (0-0-1)

OVERALL RECORD: (10-9-4)

Tied for 3rd place in Northeast Division (24 pts.)

HOME RECORD: (7-3-0)

ROAD RECORD (3-6-4)

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