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Scorpions add proven scorer in Herrington

December 18, 2006 - Central Hockey League (CHL) - New Mexico Scorpions News Release

[ RIO RANCHO, N.M.]- The New Mexico Scorpions, proud member of the Central Hockey League (CHL), have played their best hockey over the last three weeks and Head Coach Ray Edwards continues to make his team even stronger. The Scorpions have come to terms with forward Jamie Herrington.

Herrington comes to the Scorpions in his fourth year of professional hockey. The Cornwall, Ont. native arrives in New Mexico after spending last season in with Villard-de-Lans.

"Jamie has proven he can score at each level of hockey he has played," said Edwards. "Adding Jamie up front will only make our offense stronger. We were very fortunate to get a player of his caliber at this point in the season."

After spending four years at Dartmouth College , where he was captain for two seasons, Herrington spent his first two professional seasons in the ECHL with Richmond and Pensacola . While in Pensacola Edwards met Herrington during his rookie season when Edwards was the assistant coach for the Ice Pilots. The 28-year-old has played in 110 professional games scoring 80 points (21G, 59A).

Herrington will make his Scorpions debut this weekend when the Scorpions host Lubbock on Friday night and travel to face the Sundogs in Arizona on Saturday. To make room on the roster, Jake Brenk has been waived.

OPEN PRACTICE

The Scorpions are inviting the public to an open practice this Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Santa Ana Star Center . New Mexico will take the ice at 10 a.m. for approximately 90-minutes.

Following practice, fans are invited to eat lunch with the players on the north concourse. Lunch will be available at a highly discounted price for this special event.

The Scorpions return to home ice Friday night for the annual "Teddy Bear Toss." All fans are invited to bring teddy bears to the game to throw on the ice after the Scorpions score their first goal. The Lubbock Cotton Kings will be in town for the 7:35 p.m. face-off. Be sure to visit www.GetTix.net for the "All In Holiday Internet Special" for great deals on tickets.

Flex plan tickets are still available for the remainder of the 2006-07 season. Fans can become a Scorpions partial season ticket holder by choosing as little as four games to attend the rest of the season. Half season ticket plans are also available to fit any budget by calling the Scorpions office at (505) 881-PUCK [7825] or by visiting www.scorpionshockey.com.

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