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Chase Polacek Loaned to ECHL Alaska
Published: October 26th 2011 @ 2:00 PM




Peoria Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald announced Wednesday that the club has loaned right wing Chase Polacek to the Rivermen ECHL affiliate, Alaska Aces. 


Polacek (poh-LAH-check), 21, appeared in Peoria’s 5-0 win in San Antonio on Friday and registered two shots on goal. Last season he saw action in two regular season games and two playoff games for the Rivermen. 


Last year, Polacek completed his senior season at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he led the team in goals (21), points (48), power-play goals (11) and shorthanded goals (4) in 37 games for the Engineers.  He led the nation with nine game-winning goals in 2010-11.  A Hobey Baker Top Ten Finalist, Polacek was named to the All-ECAC first team and the ECAC Hockey Player of the Year for the second year in a row.


The 5-foot-8-inch, 190-pound forward played in all 154 games during his collegiate career and finished 162 points (66 goals, 96 assists).  Before attending R.P.I, the Edina, MN native played his high school hockey for the Academy of Holy Angels where he was a teammate of Rivermen winger Jay Barriball. 


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