The IHL LockerRoom: Through The Eyes Of A Player

By Andrew Bourgeois

IHL RECAP FROM THURSDAY JANUARY 6, 2000


Kansas City Blades 2
Orlanado Solar Bears 7

IHL FASTFACTS

Kansas City Blades lead the IHL with 57 major penalties.

Utah Grizzlies lead the IHL with 9 shorthanded goals which have been scored by 7 different players.

Mike Crowley of the Long Beach Ice Dogs is 2nd among IHL defenceman with 4 goals and 21 assists for 25 points.

THE IHL LOCKEROOM: THROUGH THE EYES OF A PLAYER

For some the dressing room is just another room to get changed into your hockey gear and go out on the ice and play hockey. For the players its more
than just a place to change. “Its kinda like going to the office everday only thing is you wear hockey gear instead of a three piece suit.” said Moose
defenceman Brett Hauer on describing the dressing room. Going to the office and play hockey all day. How many of you can say that? For most
players its a way to relax and get away from everday life. ” I love coming here and just relaxing on the huge couch and watching the tv and talking with
the guys.” said Moose winger Jimmy Roy. For Moose goalie Jason Elliot just coming to the rink everyday is exciting enough. ” I love coming to the
rink everday and playing hockey, hanging out with my teammates, being in the dressing room is like a getaway from everyday life.” All players regard
it as a home away from home. For some players it just holds a special something.
Stay tuned in the next installment of the IHL Lockeroom when Dale Coulthard equipment manager of the Manitoba Moose gives us a glimpse of life as
a equipment manager.

IHL TRANSACTIONS

Grand Rapids: Assign defenceman Dave Van Drunen to Mobile of the ECHL.

Long Beach: Return forward Luke Curtin to Baton Rouge of the ECHL.

IHL TV SCHEDULE

Friday January 7:
Milwaukee at Michigan 7:30pm Midwest Sports Channel

Utah at Cleveland 7:30pm FSN (Ohio)

Long Beach at Houston 7:30pm Aeros TV

UPCOMING IHL ACTION

Friday January 7:
Utah Grizzlies at Cleveland Lumberjacks

Milwaukee Admirals at Michigan K-Wings

Grand Rapids Griffins at Chicago Wolves

Long Beach Ice Dogs at Houston Aeros

Detroit Vipers at Manitoba Moose