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Sokolsky Named WCHL Outstanding Defenseman

April 3, 2002 - West Coast Hockey League (WCHL) News Release

BOISE, Idaho - The West Coast Hockey League today announced that Long Beach Ice Dogs defenseman Jamie Sokolsky has been named WCHL Outstanding Defenseman by the WCHL head coaches, general managers, and members of the media.

The Toronto, Ontario native is in his first season with the Ice Dogs after playing four seasons in the East Coast Hockey League. Sokolsky is tied for the defenseman scoring lead of 52 points with Fresno's Cory Murphy. He has recorded 14 goals and 38 assists in 65 games played this season. He also ranks fourth among WCHL defensemen with a +20 plus/minus rating.

Sokolsky was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the sixth round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. After five seasons of junior hockey, he joined the New Orleans Brass of the ECHL in 1997-98. He competed for three teams in the ECHL over a four-year period where he recorded 54 goals and 107 assists in 252 games.

Previous Winners

2000-2001 Jeremy Mylymok, Idaho Steelheads
1999-2000 Alex Alexeev, Tacoma Sabercats
1998-1999 Scott Drevitch, Tacoma Sabercats
1997-1998 Darren Perkins, San Diego Gulls
1996-1997 Alan Leggett, San Diego Gulls
1995-1996 Darren Perkins, San Diego Gulls

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