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Mississippi Sea Wolves Name New Player-Assistant Coach

28-year-old Steffon Walby has been named the Mississippi Sea Wolves new player-assistant coach at a news conference Tuesday afternoon in the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Walby, a veteran right winger comes to the Sea Wolves with 8 years of pro hockey experience.

Sea Wolves coach Bob Woods was a teammate with Walby when Hershey captured the 1996-97 Calder Cup Championship. Woods said, "I've had the pleasure of playing with Steffon in Hershey and Fort Wayne and I always liked the way he plays. Steffon is going to be a key player. He brings a well-rounded game, finishes his checks, has a good offensive touch, and great leadership."

Walby said, "I wanted to be part of a first-class organization. The team has made a commitment to sign significant players. With those factors and coach Bob Woods at the helm, I wanted to come here. I was also at that point in my career when I wanted to give coaching my attention, while still having a chance to play on the ice. I was told that the Mississippi Sea Wolves is the best organization in the ECHL, with super fans and a great facility."

Walby mentioned he quickly learned of Southern Hospitality when his moving truck arrived at his new home. All of a sudden his neighbors showed up and began helping him move his belongings inside.

Last season Steffon player with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League where he netted 12 goals and 21 assists to go along with 48 penalty minutes. Walby is a native of Madison, Wisconsin.

By A.J. Giardina

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