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February 27, 2007 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs News Release

RAGE GIVE MUDBUGS A SCARE AT CENTURYTEL

Ken Carroll returned to action between the pipes after a two month hiatus for Friday night's game against the Rock y Mountain Rage. The Rage scored on two of its first three shots, with Kyle Kos and Trevor Weisgerber converting in the first period. The Bugs struck back when Ryan Fairbarn pinched in to score an even strength goal. Jason Williamson banged in a rebound to even the game by the end of the first period. The Mudbugs scored three consecutive goals in the second, two of which by Dan Wildfong. Ryan Fairbarn's shot from the right point beat David Guerrera to give Bossier-Shreveport their first two goal lead of the game. The Rage kept it close when Bret DeCecco's third period goal brought it back to a one goal game. The Bugs defense held strong in preserving the one goal lead. Jordan Little and John DiPace received ten minute misconducts, which all but ended the game in the final three minutes.

HOUNDS AND BUGS COME DOWN TO THE WIRE

The physical play picked up on Saturday night in the eighth meeting between Youngstown and Bossier-Shreveport. Youngstown struck first when Chris Richards gained the puck on a turnover and fired it top shelf to beat John DeCaro. Jeremy Downs scored two goals on slap shots from the point, tying a personal season high and keeping the Bugs in the game. The five minute overtime gave way to a shootout. Youngstown goaltender Brad Roberts stopped all but one shooter as Chris Richards scored to ice the win for Youngstown. It was the first overtime/shootout loss at CenturyTel Center this season for the Mudbugs. However, Bossier-Shreveport picked up a valuable point to tie Memphis for first place in the Northeast Division.

MUDBUGS STARS OF THE WEEK

DAN WILDFONG - A three point game against Rocky Mountain helped carry the Bugs to victory.

JEREMY DOWNS - Provided all the offense for the Bugs on Saturday and continued strong defensive play on the other end.

RYAN FAIRBARN - Offensive production continues for this Mudbug blue liner, including three points in two games.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Mudbugs have the second best road win streak in the CHL with four consecutive road wins dating back to a February 10th road win in Youngstown. The Bugs carry the streak in to Tuesday's road game at Tulsa. The Mudbugs are 1-1-0 when playing the Oilers at the Tulsa Convention Center this season.

KIDS NIGHT AT BUFFALO WILD WINGS

Come see members of the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, plus Clawed the Mudbugs Mascot this Wednesday, February 28th from 5-7 PM for Kids night at Buffalo Wild Wings at the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier, City.

NEXT POWERPLAY WITH SCOTT MUSCUTT MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH-

The next show is scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th from Buffalo Wild Wing at the Louisiana Boardwalk. The show will air from 6-7 PM on 1130 KWKH. Come out to greet the Head Coach and a couple players, plus you'll have a chance to win a special prize.

MUDBUGS ON THE RADIO

Tuesday, February 27th (at Tulsa Oilers) - 6:45 PM on 1130 KWKH

Friday, March 2nd (vs. Tulsa Oilers) - 6:45 PM on 1130 KWKH

Saturday, March 3rd (vs. Tulsa Oilers) - 6:45 PM on 710 KEEL

PLAYOFF TICKET PACKAGES ON SALE

The Mudbugs are beginning pre-sale on playoff ticket packages. Call the front office for more information at 318-752-BUGS.

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH -

Congratulations to Mudbugs Director of Ticket Operations Meghan Savage. Meghan was recently selected as Central Hockey League Employee of the Month for February of 2007. Savage is in her second season working with the Mudbugs. She recently took over the position as Director of Ticket Operations in the fall of 2006. Her dedication has helped keep Bossier-Shreveport among the top teams in league attendance for 2006-2007.

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

OVERALL RECORD: (33-12-6)

Tied for First Place in the Northeast Division (72 pts.)

Tied for 3rd Overall in the CHL Standings

HOME RECORD: (19-4-1)

ROAD RECORD (14-8-5)

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