Besides lakes and Scandinavian culture, Minnesota is known for producing topnotch hockey talent. Now, two products of America's 21st most populous state are coming to the Las Vegas Wrangles.
The team Thursday announced the signing of defensemen Channing Boe and Cameron Cooper.
Boe, 26, is returning for his second season with the Wranglers. Last year the 6'3", 190-pound D-man produced 16 points and served 65 penalty minutes in 69 games. Boe played college hockey at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
"Channing made huge strides last year," said Wranglers Head Coach and General Manager Ryan Mougenel. "He's a big body that makes good decisions on the blue line, and we need him to be an impact player for us to have success this year."
Cooper is also a product of MSU, Mankato, where he picked up 15 points and 93 penalty minutes in 111 games. The 6'0", 205-pound blueliner also appeared in nine games with the ECHL's Toledo Walleye.
"Cameron comes highly recommended from his college coaches," said Mougenel. "I look forward to him developing with our guys out here and proving to be another big body when we need it."
The Wranglers' home opener is on Friday, Oct. 19 when they'll face the Stockton Thunder. For tickets, call (702)-471-PUCK.
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