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March 14, 2007 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs News Release

3/9 3-1 win vs. Youngstown

The Mudbugs snapped an eight game win streak for the Youngstown SteelHounds last Friday, controlling the tempo of the game for a full 60 minutes. Goaltender John DeCaro held Youngstown scoreless until the 15:37 mark of the third period. Chris and Cam Abbott each had a goal and an assist and Karlis Zirnis scored the only second period goal of the game.

3/10 2-1 OT win vs. Oklahoma City

Goaltenders stole the show during Saturday night's contest with Sean Connors of Oklahoma City and Kenny Carroll of Bossier-Shreveport shutting out the opposition through two periods of play. Chris Abbott worked a two-on-one break and fed his brother in front of the cage for the lone Mudbugs goal of regulation. Dan Wildfong answered the bell in overtime to beat Connors and sure up the win for the Mudbugs.

3/13 5-1 win vs. Laredo

Cam and Chris Abbott each had four points as the Mudbugs lit the lamp behind Laredo goaltender Eric Marvin five times. John DeCaro turned in another gem between the pipes, stopping a high-octane Laredo offense on 35 of 36 attempts. The Bucks have never won a game in regular season play at CenturyTel Center and their winless streak continues as they were out-scored 10 to 2 during two games at the CTC this season.


CAM ABBOTT - Scored seven points in three games and has scored in nine consecutive games.

CHRIS ABBOTT - Scored seven points and is a plus six in the last three games.

JOHN DECARO - Allowed only two goals against Youngstown and Laredo, the second and third highest scoring teams in the CHL.


-Friday, March 16th (vs. Rio Grande Valley) - Flash Back Friday. The Mudbugs will be wearing retro jerseys from the first season of play. The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game. Posters featuring the All-Decade Team will be given out to the first 2500 fans courtesy of Builders Supply.

-Sunday, March 25th (vs. Youngstown) - Pooch Party. Bring your dog to CenturyTel Center for the final home game of the regular season. Call the Mudbugs office to purchase your ticket for the low rate of nine dollars. You must call ahead of time at 318-752-BUGS.


Come out to Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, March 14th as Clawed the Mudbugs Mascot, Konrad Brand and Joe Ori will be there from 5 until 7 PM.


The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs will be making a special team appearance at the Rodeway Inn at 3033 Hilton Drive in Bossier City on Thursday, March 15th. The team will be there from 5 to 7 PM.


Playoff tickets are on sale with the first round set to begin at the end of the month! Reserve your seats before it's too late. Call the front office at 318-752-BUGS (2847). Season ticket holders who've already purchased their playoff tickets can pick them up at the final home game of the regular season on March 25th.


The ten most influential Mudbug players from the past ten seasons have been selected by the fans and will be honored at the game on Friday, March 16th against Rio Grande Valley. The list includes:

Trevor Buchanan

Jim Sprott

Jason Campbell

Dale Henry

Dan Wildfong

Forbes MacPherson

Chris Brassard

Ken Carroll

Kevin St. Pierre

John Vecchiarelli


Friday, March 16th (vs. Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees) - 6:45 PM on 710 KEEL

Saturday, March 17th (at Wichita Thunder) - 6:45 PM on 1130 KWKH

Monday, March 19th (vs. Tulsa Oilers) - 6:45 PM on 1130 KWKK



1st place in the Northeast Division (82 pts.)

3rd Overall in the CHL Standings

HOME RECORD: (23-5-1)

ROAD RECORD (15-9-5)

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