Curtis Huppe

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Curtis Huppe
Born (1979-02-21) February 21, 1979 (age 35)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
English Premier League team
Former teams
Guildford Flames
Belfast Giants
Coventry Blaze
Playing career 2000–present

Curtis Huppe (born February 21, 1979 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian ice hockey forward currently playing for the Guildford Flames in the English Premier Ice Hockey League.

Career[edit]

Huppe began his junior career in the Western Hockey League for the Medicine Hat Tigers, Lethbridge Hurricanes and the Tri-City Americans. After a brief spell in the United Hockey League for the Muskegon Fury during their playoff run, Huppe spent the next four seasons in the East Coast Hockey League, where he played for Greenville Grrrowl, Greensboro Generals, Jackson Bandits, Arkansas RiverBlades, Cincinnati Cyclones and the South Carolina Stingrays.[1]

In 2004, Huppe joined the Belfast Giants and quickly became a huge fan favourite at the Odyssey Arena. He represented the Giants for three seasons, helping the side to the Elite League Championship in 2005/06 playing on the giants most successful line with Theo Fleury and Ed Courtenay.

Huppe finished his stint with the Belfast Giants in 2007.[2]

On June 12, 2007 he was announced as having signed for the Coventry Blaze.

On March 9, 2008, Coventry Blaze retained the Elite League Championship, with Huppe scoring the Championship winning goal against the Belfast Giants. Huppe finished the 2008 Elite League season with an impressive 74 points in 58 games, his most productive year to date. Huppe then retired and moved back to Canada.

On April 24, 2008, Huppe announced his retirement from Hockey, but was tempted out of retirement by former Coventry Blaze colleague Sylvain Cloutier in December 2008 and went on to play in the CHL for Corpus Christi Icerayz where he played for a couple of months. On 29 April 2009, Huppe signed a contract with the Hull Stingrays as player assistant coach, marking a return to the Elite League and re-uniting him with Cloutier who is now the Head-coach of the Stingrays.[3] it was at the end of this season Huppe decided not to remain with the club and gave his notice for the 2nd year of his 2 year contract and was then signed up by Manchester Phoenix in the English Premier League where he accumulated 61 goals and 54 assists and won another league championship.

On May 16, 2011 Huppe was announced as signing for Guildford Flames Ice Hockey Club who were 2010-11 English Premier League Playoff Winners.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curtis Huppe by The WHL Official Website on www.whl.ca
  2. ^ Giants-History.com » #39 Curtis Huppe, LW on www.giants-history.com
  3. ^ Huppe coup for Stingrays on www.hullstingrays.co.uk

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