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Pensacola's Chris Wilson Named SBK Rookie of the Year

March 30, 2011 - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) News Release

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Southern Professional Hockey League on Wednesday announced that Chris Wilson of the Pensacola Ice Flyers has been selected as the SBK Rookie of the Year in a vote of SPHL coaches and media representatives.

Augusta RiverHawks forward Neil Graham finished second in the voting.

Wilson led the SPHL in goals (39), game-winning goals (8) and shorthanded goals (4 - tied), while his 71 points was second overall. A native of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Wilson also ranked second among rookies with 32 assists and eight power-play goals.

SPHL Rookie of the Year Award Winners 2010-11 - Chris Wilson, Pensacola Ice Flyers 2009-10 - Jesse Biduke, Fayetteville FireAntz 2008-09 - Michael Richard, Twin City Cyclones 2007-08 - Taylor Hustead, Twin City Cyclones 2006-07 - Tim Velemirovich, Fayetteville FireAntz 2005-06 - Rob Sich, Florida Seals 2004-05 - Chad Collins, Fayetteville FireAntz The SPHL will announce its Coach of the Year on Thursday.


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