Former Spirit Defenseman Brad Walch to Make Professional DebutApr 16, 2012 - 14:34 GMT
Former Spirit Defenseman Brad Walch to Make Professional Debut
Just days after seeing his career in the Ontario Hockey League draw to a close, former Saginaw Spirit defenseman Brad Walch is about to embark on his first days in the professional ranks. The Saginaw, Michigan native will make his debut with the Missouri Mavericks of the Central Hockey League when they resume their Turner Conference Final against the Fort Wayne Komets on Wednesday, April 18. The Mavericks, based in Independence, MO, currently lead the series 2-0 with the next three games being on home ice. The other CHL Conference Final has the Wichita Thunder up against the Texas Brahmas.
Walch graduates from the Spirit having played the second most regular season games in franchise history with 265, and if you factor in his 38 playoff appearances no player has suited up for more games. Walch is coming off a very solid playoff performance recording a goal and adding nine assists to go along with a plus four rating in 12 games played. Overall in his career in Saginaw in regular season play, Walch recorded 10 goals to go along with 56 assists for 66 points.
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