|Josh Hepditch Returning To The CHL With Missouri - photo by chlphotos.com|
|Josh & Kathryn Hepditch talking to fan club last year|
Just caught this information off the transaction list. What the press release doesn't say is Josh spent this year as coach and general manager of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats which is a Junior B team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). His team is done for the season so this a great opportunity for him. Welcome back to the CHL Josh & Kat.
INDEPENDENCE, Missouri – The Missouri Mavericks announced Thursday the Central Hockey League (CHL) club has signed defenseman Josh Hepditch. The Chicago Wolves have also reassigned goaltender Mathieu Corbeil to the Mavericks.
Hepditch, 28 (1/1/85), is in his sophomore season after playing in 57 games for the CHL's Allen Americans last season. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound defenseman finished with 18 points on 10 goals and 8 assists and was +14 with the Americans. A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Hepditch played the previous five seasons at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) where he won three national titles. He had his best season in his final year when he finished with 10 points (2-8=10) in 20 games during the 2010-11 season. Overall, he had 25 points (6-19=25) in 110 games at the UNB.
"Josh can help us immediately," said Mavericks' Head Coach Scott Hillman. "We know what we will get from him every shift, heart and work. He can move the puck smoothly up the ice and will give us another body on the blueline where we have been playing short for a long time. Josh is a very welcomed addition to our locker room."