July 21, 1973 |
Tillsonburg, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|CHL team||Laredo Bucks|
|NHL Draft||58th overall, 1992
Minnesota North Stars
Jeff Bes (born July 31, 1973 in Tillsonburg, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey centre who most recently played for the Laredo Bucks in the Central Hockey League (CHL). Bes has played for many teams from 1990 to the present such as the Dayton Bombers, Chicago Wolves, Mississippi Sea Wolves, Orlando Solar Bears, Jacksonville Lizard Kings, SaiPa and several other teams including the Dukes of Hamilton.
Bes began his junior career in 1990-91, playing for the Dukes of Hamilton of the Ontario Hockey League. He would score 23 goals and 47 assists for 70 points. His time with Hamilton would be short lived as the following season they became the Guelph Storm. He played the 1991-92 season with the new, Storm, and finish with 40 goals and 62 assists for 102 points. He spent the 1992-93 campaign with the Storm again, scoring 48 goals and 67 assists.
Bes was selected by the Minnesota North Stars in the 3rd round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, 58th overall. He would never see regular season action, but was considered a top prospect in the National Hockey League at the time.
Bes was fortunate enough to be selected for the 1993 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden, where he played on a line with Paul Kariya. He won a Gold Medal with Team Canada.
Bes spend the next 11 years going back and forth between leagues, such as the International Hockey League, the East Coast Hockey League and the American Hockey League. In 2003 he signed with the Laredo Bucks. Bes is the Bucks all-time leader in goals, assists, and points and is also a two time MVP of the CHL. In 2007 Bes took on the responsibilities of being a player and assistant coach with the bucks.
In August 2011, Jeff was hired as the head coach of the Mississippi Surge.
Awards and honours
|SPHL Coach of the Year||2011–12|||
- Jeff Bes's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jeff Bes's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- "Jeff Bes' player profile". Hockey DB.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Guelph Storm Hockey Club". Guelph Storm.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Bucks Sign All-Time Leading Scorer". Central Hockey League.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- Ben Ellis (2010-01-06). "Bucks’ Jeff Bes Interviewed on CBC". Big D Hockey.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Jeff Bes- Player/Assistant Coach". Laredo Bucks.net. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
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