Hockey Badgers go pro

Three graduates of the 2001 Badgers men’s hockey team have signed one-year European contracts. Kent Nobes, of West Hill, ON, has signed with the Guildford Flames of the Findus British National League (FBNL). Nobes was second on the team in scoring, with 23 goals and 18 assists in 23 games. He ranked second in goals in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU). He ended his Brock career 7th in all-time career scoring with 56 goals and 65 assists. Guildford finished first in the FBNL last year compiling a 28-5-3 recond and defeated the Basingstoke Bision for the league title.

Chris Jackson, of Bracebridge, ON, will be playing for the Formido Flyers, a professional team in the Netherlands. The 23-year-old forward is coming off his best season in the CIAU, scoring 19 goals and adding 11 assists in 21 games. He was a two-time winner of the Bev McCollom Memorial Award and was the Most Valuable Player in the inaugural Steel Blade game versus Niagara University. Assistant captain Ryan Lounsbury, of Port Rowan, ON, also signed with the Formido Flyers. Lounsbury, 25, is coming off a 29 point season in 24 games which included 10 goals and 19 assists. Lounsbury was a recipient of the Badgers Most Sportsmanlike Player award two seasons ago.

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