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Sea Wolves Sign ECHL's Second Leading Scorer

The Mississippi Sea Wolves are gunning for another trip back to the Kelly Cup Championship and are making all the right moves. It's also nice when other players around the ECHL contact the Sea Wolves to inquire about playing here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

That was the case involving Jeff Bes of the Jackson Bandits. He wanted to play for the Sea Wolves, so head coach Bob Woods started the puck rolling. He traded Chris Brassard to Greensboro for second year forward Curtis Huppe and futures. Woods traded Huppe and Sea Wolves veteran defenseman Sean Gillam to the Jackson Bandits for Bes.

Last season as a member of the Pensacola IcePilots and Jackson Bandits, Bes netted 35 goals and 65 assists becoming the second leading scorer in the ECHL with 100 points, only one point behind Scott King the league's M-V-P.

"It was hard to give up Gillam because I know this season he will be the best we've seen him in two years. He is dedicated and has worked very hard this off-season," said Sea Wolves head coach Bob Woods. But you have to give up good players in order to get the best. Bes is a premier player in this league. He will bring us a lot of offense as well as leadership, and he will solidify the center position which has been a concern for me this summer with the loss of Cody Bowtell. I'm very excited about what he will do for us this season."

SEA WOLVES TICKETS ON SALE: The Sea Wolves open the new season Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th. Tickets are now on sale at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Box Office and all Ticket Master locations. Get 13 ticket vouchers for the price of 12 with the Flex Plan Ticket Package. Call the Sea Wolves Office for more details 275-Wolf or visit the Sea Wolves website at

By A.J. Giardina

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