Jeff Bes

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Jeff Bes
Born (1973-07-31) July 31, 1973 (age 43)
Tillsonburg, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
NHL Draft 58th overall, 1992
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1993–2012

Jeff Bes (born July 31, 1973) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player. Bes 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. He now coaches in the SPHL for the Fayetteville Marksmen

Junior career[edit]

Born in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Bes began his junior career in 1990-91, playing for the Dukes of Hamilton of the Ontario Hockey League.[1] 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.[2] 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.[1]

NHL career[edit]

Bes was selected by the Minnesota North Stars in the third round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, 58th overall.[3] He would never see regular season action, but was considered a top prospect in the National Hockey League at the time.

International career[edit]

Bes was selected for the 1993 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden,[4] where he played on a line with Paul Kariya.[citation needed] He won a gold medal with Team Canada.

Pro career[edit]

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.[5] In 2007 Bes took on the responsibilities of being a player and assistant coach with the bucks.[3]

Coaching[edit]

In August 2011, Bes was hired as the head coach of the Mississippi Surge. Following the Surge folding in May 2014, Bes was later hired to coach the Fayetteville Marksmen of the SPHL

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Dukes of Hamilton OHL 66 23 47 70 53 4 1 4 5 4
1991–92 Guelph Storm OHL 62 40 62 102 123
1992–93 Guelph Storm OHL 59 48 67 115 128 5 3 5 8 4
1992–92 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 3 1 3 4 6
1993–94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 30 2 12 14 30
1994–95 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 52 8 17 25 47
1995–96 Springfield Falcons AHL 57 20 23 43 77 9 3 4 7 13
1996–97 SaiPa Liiga 40 10 12 22 146
1997–98 Chicago Wolves IHL 24 3 5 8 20
1997–98 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 15 1 2 3 8 2 0 0 0 5
1998–99 Kassel Huskies DEL 6 0 0 0 6
1999–00 Jacksonville Lizard Kings ECHL 28 12 24 36 27
1999–00 Espoo Blues Liiga 6 0 0 0 12
1999–00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 1 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 48 24 44 68 69
2000–01 Jackson Bandits ECHL 20 11 21 32 34 5 1 3 4 10
2001–02 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 23 9 19 28 62
2001–02 Augusta Lynx ECHL 24 5 21 26 40
2001–02 Greensboro Generals ECHL 20 4 19 23 22
2002–03 Jackson Bandits ECHL 63 23 39 62 115 1 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Laredo Bucks CHL 64 39 78 117 111 16 4 14 18 37
2004–05 Laredo Bucks CHL 60 26 45 71 76 15 8 6 14 26
2005–06 Laredo Bucks CHL 56 27 61 88 72 15 11 20 31 26
2006–07 Laredo Bucks CHL 51 28 40 68 76 21 16 8 24 24
2007–08 Laredo Bucks CHL 64 46 60 106 72 11 3 9 12 14
2008–09 Laredo Bucks CHL 39 14 46 60 52
2009–10 Laredo Bucks CHL 64 19 56 75 42 7 0 5 5 6
2010–11 Laredo Bucks CHL 60 20 35 55 44
AHL totals 57 20 23 43 77 9 3 4 7 13
ECHL totals 226 88 187 275 369 6 1 3 4 14

Awards and honours[edit]

Awards Year
SPHL Coach of the Year 2011–12 [6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jeff Bes' player profile". Hockey DB.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Guelph Storm Hockey Club". Guelph Storm.com. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Bucks Sign All-Time Leading Scorer". Central Hockey League.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  4. ^ Ben Ellis (2010-01-06). "Bucks' Jeff Bes Interviewed on CBC". Big D Hockey.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Jeff Bes- Player/Assistant Coach". Laredo Bucks.net. Archived from the original on 2010-10-13. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  6. ^ http://www.thesphl.com/view/thesphl/news/news_70229