Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Huppe has hung up his blades

Coventry Blaze forward Curtis Huppe has announced his retirement. The 29-year-old Canadian posted 37 goals and 39 assists in 60 games last season, helping Blaze win the Elite League title and British Knockout Cup.

Huppe, who also spent three years with Belfast Giants, said: "I'd like to thank everyone at the Coventry Blaze for an extremely memorable last season.

"My goal was to finish on a high and by winning two trophies with an amazing group of guys and getting to the play-off finals, it doesn't come any better than that.

"I've really enjoyed four years playing in the Elite League but there's a time when you have to look beyond your hockey career.

"The time has come for me to retire due to having a really great job opportunity in Canada that will benefit me and my family in the long run."

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