Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Kalamazoo acquires Raffaele from NOJHL

The Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings have announced the addition of Brock Raffaele from the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.

Raffaele, a Cadillac native and a draft pick of Kalamazoo in last summer's NAHL Draft, was the leading scorer on the Eagles and eighth in the entire NOJHL. In 31 games, Raffaele registered 61 points (30 goals, 31 assists). He has scored four or more points in four games, while leading the Eagles to a 23-5-3 record.

Raffaele is not completely unfamiliar with the Jr. K-Wings organization, as he is not only a draft pick of Kalamazoo, but also a former linemate of Robbie Payne.

Kalamazoo head coach Marc Fakler is looking forward to Raffaele making his debut this weekend, thinking his addition will help the team immediately.

“He’s a skilled center with good playmaking abilities” Fakler said. “He’s got a great hockey sense.”

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