Mario Larocque profile and the IHL Notebook

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Player: Mario Larocque
Date of Birth: April 24, 1978
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 195 lbs
Position: Defence

YEAR TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM
1995-96 Hull QMJHL 68 7 19 26 196
1996-97 Hull QMJHL 64 13 37 50 160
1997-98 Sherbrooke QMJHL 28 6 10 16 125
1998-99 Tampa Bay NHL 5 0 0 0 16
1998-99 Cleveland IHL 48 3 7 10 162

Mario was selected by Tampa Bay in the 1st round (16th) in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Last year Mario played in the QMJHL with Sherbrooke Faucons and was limited to 28 games due to an injury. he played 2 full seasons with Hull of the QMJHL and finished 2nd in scoring for defenceman in 95-96 season with 26 points as a 17 year old rookie. Was named to the 1995-96 QMJHL All-Rookie Teams. Mario scored 50 points in his 2nd seson if junior hockey and finished 1st among Hull defencemen with a + 48 +/- . He posted a +20 in 14 playoff games as Hull won the Memorial Cup. Mario made his NHL debut in his hometown of Montreal Quebec with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Mario was slowed down early in his first full season in the IHL with Cleveland by mononucleosis. He has been up twice this year with the Tampa Bay Lightning and has played in 5 NHL games and believes he should be in the NHL. Mario has become alot more physical playing tough and throwing alot of open ice body checks and playing tough in front of the net, but to play that physical in the NHL everyday Mario must put at least 15 more pounds of muscle on his frame. As you can tell by his penalty minutes in Junior and pro hockey he is a very physical player.

THERE ARE NO GAMES SCHEDULED TONITE MONDAY MARCH 29 1999 IN THE IHL

IHL TRANSACTIONS FOR MARCH 29 1999
Ft. Wayne Komets recall F Jed Fiebelkorn from Miami of the ECHL
Indianapolis Ice recal D Matt Cooney from Colubus of the IHL

Manitoba Moose recall D Justin Kurtz of Louisiana of the ECHL

IHL FASTFACTS
The greatest turnaround from one season to the next came from the Milwaukee Admirals. the Admirals went 21-54-7 in 1987-88 and finished with the worst record in the 9 team league. One year later in 1988-89 the Admirals went 54-23-5 and finished 3rd overall in the 10 team league