Chase Thudium named to All-South Division Team
Odessa, TX – Thanks to setting a new scoring record for Odessa and leading the league in points, Chase Thudium has been named to the All-South Divisional Team.
“To be named to the all south team is an honor. I believe the south is a very skilled and competitive division with a lot of great players,” praises Thudium. “I can’t thank my coach, Greg Gatto, and my teammates enough for helping me to achieve success this past season”.
The native of Sylvan Lake, Alberta posted 70 points in 59 games throughout the 2016-17 campaign to lead the league, as well as 43 assists to top the NAHL. A second half dominance pushed Thudium over the top, including a 4-point game on the final night of the season to take over the top spot in the NAHL.
Thudium’s 70 points set the bar as the Jackalopes single-season point record (previously held by Hampus Sjodahl’s 69 points last season). Thudium also scored 27 goals, putting him second behind Sjodahl, and added 43 more apples, only behind Derek Brown’s single-season record of 50 assists.
“Chase [Thudium] is a very skilled player,” said Gatto. “I played with his dad years ago in juniors and have known him and his talent for a while, so bringing him down here was a no-brainer. What he’s been able to do though has even surpassed my expectations”.
Thudium’s longest point streak on the season was seven games in which he either scored a goal or had an assist (4-8-12), taking place from January 21 through February 10. He also racked up 18 multi-point games this season, including his first career hat trick on March 30th against the Wichita Falls Wildcats.
Thudium is the fifth Jackalopes player to earn the honor of All-South Division. Chase joins Sjodahl (forward, 2015-16), Daniel Kiraly (defenseman, 2015-16), Kenny Hausinger (forward, 2014-15), and Connor Hellebuyck (goalie, 2011-12).
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