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Bast selected to ECHL All-Rookie Team

Wednesday, April 8th
Bast selected to ECHL All-Rookie Team

Boise, ID (4/8/2015) – The Idaho Steelheads, in conjunction with the ECHL, announced Wednesday that forward Jason Bast has been selected to the ECHL’s All-Rookie Team.

The 25-year-old Saskatchewan native is tied for the most goals among all ECHL rookies (30) despite appearing in just 52 games.  His eight game-winning goals are tied for second-most in the entire league and his plus-23 plus/minus rating ranks second among all first-year pros.  He was named ECHL Rookie of the Month in both October and January, becoming just the sixth player to win multiple Rookie of the Month honors since the award began in 1997-98.

The rest of the ECHL’s All-Rookie Team, determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media:

G – Roman Will, Fort Wayne Komets (27 gp, 15-8-4, 2.45 GAA, .919 save pct.)D – Justin Baker, Allen Americans (67 gp, 9g, 28a, 37 pts., +19)D – Steven Shamanski, Elmira Jackals (68 gp, 14g, 24a, 38 pts., -1)F – Derek Army, Wheeling Nailers (68 gp, 27g, 34a, 61 pts., +5)F – Tyler Barnes, Toledo Walleye (68 gp, 29g, 40a, 79 pts., +16)FJason Bast, Idaho Steelheads (52 gp, 30g, 22a, 52 pts., +23)

It is the second consecutive season Idaho has had a player voted onto the All-Rookie Team.  William Rapuzzi was selected last season, joining Kael Mouillierat (2010-11), Richard Bachman (2009-10), Evan Barlow (2009-10) and Frank Doyle (2004-05) as Steelheads to be selected.

The Steelheads wrap up their regular season tonight at home against the Utah Grizzlies.  Game time is 7:10 PM and tickets are available at the CenturyLink Arena box office.

Group outings at a Steelheads game are a great way to gather friends, colleagues, or co-workers for a fun night out in downtown Boise. Ticket prices are discounted and you can get a Pepsi, Double-R Ranch Hot Dog, and bag of Lays chips with each ticket. Contact the Steelheads front office at 208.383.0080 or log on to www.idahosteelheads.com for more information.

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