(Logo courtesy Bloomington Blaze)
BLOOMINGTON - The Bloomington Blaze have announced the return of one of last season’s top scorers.
Kyle Laughlin registered 22 goals with 19 assists for 41 points during the Blaze’s inaugural season of 2011-12. He was second on the squad in goals and third in points while playing in 62 games.
“Kyle had a strong season with the Blaze last year scoring 22 goals,” said Blaze coach Brian Gratz. “He has worked hard this summer to continue to improve his game to be an even bigger contributor this upcoming season. I look forward to seeing his improvement on the ice.”
The 6-foot, 190-pound forward begins his fourth professional season and his second campaign in Bloomington. He was a standout and co-captain during four years at Providence College. He is the son of former NHL player and current Washington Capitals television analyst Craig Laughlin.
Single-game tickets go on sale beginning Monday, Oct. 1. The Blaze open their second season in the Central Hockey League with home contests at U.S. Cellular Coliseum on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, both at 7:05 p.m. against the Rapid City Rush. The Blaze face the Quad City Mallards in the only home exhibition game on Friday, Oct. 12 before traveling to Moline to face the Mallards the next night to conclude exhibition play.