Mudbugs Sign First Player Of Season

BOSSIER CITY, LA -- The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs of the Central Hockey League have announced the first player on their 2005-2006 roster and one very familiar to Mudbugs and CHL fans.  Goaltender Ken Carroll will return for his fifth season in Bossier-Shreveport after another all-star campaign last year.

In 2004-2005, Carroll was nominated for CHL Goaltender of the Year honors for the fourth time in his four years in the league after posting a 24-11-2 record with a 2.12 goals against average and a .926 save percentage.  He was also named an all-star for the fourth time in his professional career.  A native of Oil City, Ontario, Carroll has reached the twenty-win mark in each of his four years with the Mudbugs.

"Kenny is a foundation for us," said Mudbugs Head Coach Scott Muscutt.  "We've been working hard this summer to build our roster and signing a guy like Ken Carroll is always going to be a priority.  Of course he's as good as it gets in the CHL among goaltenders and his leadership on our team is so valuable.  It's great to have our foundation set and now we can really build our team from this point on."

Carroll, 28, has reached numerous heights throughout his five-year professional career on both an individual and team basis.  He has led the Mudbugs to two President's Cup Finals (2001 Championship and 2004) and was named the 2001 WPHL Goaltender and Rookie of the Year.  In addition, he is the Mudbugs' all-time leader in wins (101) and shutouts (15).  In his 160 games in a Mudbugs uniform, he has posted a 101-45-10 record.  The 5'10 180-pound goaltender joined the Mudbugs in 2001 after graduating from the University of New Brunswick where he led the UNB Varsity Reds to a CIAU title in 1998. 

The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs are currently preparing for their ninth hockey season in the Ark-La-Tex which will begin in October.  Season ticket packages and corporate partnerships are currently available by calling 318-752-BUGS or by visiting