LAREDO, TX- The Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League look for their third straight win Wednesday night when they host Rio Grande Valley at the Laredo Entertainment Center. The Bucks will honor Local Hero’s including local military members, as well as local firefighters, police, border patrol and more. The first 1,000 fans to enter the arena receive a FREE “support our troops” wrist band. The Bucks will wear special Veterans Jersey’s Wednesday night that will be auctioned off after the game. To have your local hero honored at Wednesday’s game call 718-BUCK (2825).
Wednesday November 11, 2009: (Game 10, Home Game 4)
Rio Grande Valley (5-3, 10pts) at Laredo (5-2-2, 12pts) 8:05pm, Tim’s Toyota Center
Radio: Imagen 94.1-FM (pre-game show 6:40pm)
LISTEN IN LEC: 105.3-FM
TV: CHL-TV (http://www.facebook.com/l/ae50f;chltv.insinc.com/)
All-time series (Regular season): Bucks lead 54-22-5
2009-10: series tied 1-1
Last Meeting: 11/1/09: RGV 6, LAR 5, SO
The Bucks start their season-high five-game homestand looking to move closer to Southern Conference Leading Odessa. Laredo trails Odessa by five-points in the standings entering Wednesday night.
Laredo is coming off of a 2-1 road trip to Arizona where they won two one goal games last weekend.
J.P Levassuser’s performance last weekend earned him the Oakley/CHL Goaltender of the week award. Levassuer stopped a total of 54 of 59 shots he faced in the Bucks 3-2 (SO) and 4-3 wins. Levassuer, who is scheduled to start Wednesday night, is unbeaten in regulation this season for the Bucks posting a 4-0-1 record.
Jeff Bes picked up five points last weekend in Arizona to increase his team-leading point total to 16 (5-11=16). Bes, who is second in the CHL in scoring, has scored a point in 15 of his last 16 games dating back to last season.
The Bucks will get a boost to their line-up Wednesday with the return of Darryl Smith. Smith missed the Bucks three-game series in Arizona last week due to being called up to the AHL with Manitoba. Smith has nine points (4-5=9) in six games for Laredo this season.
Terry Ruskowski will look to pass another coaching milestones Wednesday night. Wth a win Ruskowski will pass Gary Unger (292) for fifth place all-time in CHL history in wins.
The Killer Bees enter Wednesday’s game having won four straight games, including sweeping Missouri last weekend at home. Three of the Bees last four wins have been decided by just one goal apiece.
Jesse Bennefield leads Rio in scoring with 10 points (2-8=10).
The Bucks and Bees have each won on each other’s home ice this season.
*FAMILY FOUR PACK BACK ON NOV. 15th*