August 14, 2014

Former Tomahawks' D-Man Signs Pro Contract

Photo by: Tami Knopsnyder (copyright 2012)
The first player in Johnstown's short history to make the jump from junior hockey to the professional circuit will be former defenseman Kristaps Bazevics. The Wichita Falls Wildcats have made the announcement that Bazevics has signed a professional contract with Pori Assat of the Finnish Elite League (Liiga).

Bazevics was part of the Tomahawks' first team back in 2012-13, and played in 30 games with Johnstown before being traded to the Wichita Falls Wildcats for, Johnstown native, Cory Schafer. In those 30 games with Johnstown, Bazevics scored 3 goals, 3 assist, good for 6 points, and also had 37 penalty minutes.

Bazevics is predicted to start the season with Pori Assat's junior hockey team, but Bazevics is confident that he'll soon be able to rise to the professional ranks with his hard work, determination, and on ice skill.

You can read the whole Wichita Falls' press release here. We will update Bazevics information on the alumni page.

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