Inside The CHL

February 12, 2007
Riverkings Swap D-Men With Odessa
Davis Returns As Cole Goes To Jackalopes

TULSA, OK — Memphis RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Kevin McClelland announced today that the team has reacquired defenseman Andrew Davis from the Odessa Jackalopes in exchange for defenseman Mark Cole and future considerations.  The deal took place just before today’s CHL trade deadline of 3 p.m. CST. 

Davis, in his second pro season, started his pro career with the RiverKings in 2005-2006 when he made the club out of training camp.  The Nepean, Ontario native was then traded to Odessa after three games. With the Jackalopes last season, the six-foot-two, 195 pound Davis scored one goal, assisted on 16 others and accrued 112 PIM in 54 games.   

This season, Davis had eight goals and 13 assists to go with 126 PIM in 44 games.  Prior to turning pro with the RiverKings last season, he played three seasons of junior hockey with the Mississauga Ice Dogs of the OHL from 1998-2001 and followed that with four years at Concordia University in Montreal.  At Concordia he was an Ontario University Athletics Eastern Conference All-Star for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. 

Cole, who signed with the RiverKings prior to this season, had scored two goals, collected seven assists and accumulated 58 PIM in 46 games. 

Davis is expected to meet the team in Tulsa and be available to play when the RiverKings face the Oilers Tuesday night at 7:05.  

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