Thursday, June 14, 2007

Milford native signs on with Huntsville

Milford's Chris Fairbanks will skate for the defending College Hockey America champion Alabama-Huntsville Chargers this fall.

Fairbanks, a forward and nephew of former Charger Mike Fairbanks, notched solid numbers with the Mahoning Valley Phantoms of the North American Hockey League last season with a 63-point season in 62 games including 26 goals.

"Chris has had a lot of success in juniors with the Mahoning Valley team in the NAHL," said UAH head coach Danton Cole, a Pontiac native. "His team fell one game short of winning their national championship. He has excellent vision and hands and thinks his way around the ice very well. We see him playing both wing and center and may spend a lot of time on the point on power plays."

The 6-foot, 180-pound Fairbanks, who turns 21 on July 15, is one of seven incoming freshmen for Cole's squad.

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