Friday, May 13, 2011

Jr. K-Wings obtain another Mr. Hockey

The Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings have announced that they have acquired forward Chris Hughes, who was selected Michigan's Mr. Hockey in 2010, from the Coulee Region Chill.

By acquiring Hughes, the Jr. K-Wings have the last two Mr. Hockey’s. In April, Kalamazoo announced the tender signing of the reigning Mr. Hockey Gerald Mayhew.

Completing his rookie season with the Chill, Hughes recorded 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) in 50 regular season games.

Hughes helped the Chill to the second round of the NAHL playoffs and added two assists in eight postseason games.

“Chris has the ability to score goals and add a strong veteran presence to our team,” said Marc Fakler, general manager and head coach. “He is coming to us from a Coulee Region team that had a very successful year and that experience should show our first year players what it takes to win in this league.”

Prior to joining the Chill, Hughes was a standout for Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Central High School. Hughes captured Michigan’s Mr. Hockey award in 2010, a season in which he posted an astonishing 88 points (56 goals, 32 assists) in just 24 games.

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