By Chris Block
Last Saturday in Rockford, we had a chance to catch up with IceHogs forward Kyle Beach for a season-in-review discussion.
The Blackhawks 2008 first-round (#11 overall) draft pick missed 57 games this season due to a dislocated right shoulder that needed surgery. Beach suffered the injury on October 28 in Peoria during a fight with Rivermen forward Stefan Della Rovere.
After extensive rehabbing and four and a half months sitting in the stands, Beach returned to the IceHogs lineup on March 23 against the Houston Aeros.
Prior to the injury, Beach had posted 3 goals, 3 assists in the IceHogs initial 8 regular season games. Beach registered an assist in his first game back and scored in his third game, which was the back end of a 3-in-3 at Milwaukee on March 25.
Although he appeared in just 19 games this season, there were some encouraging steps Beach took during his second pro season, as we discuss in this audio and the interview with Beach.
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In this interview with the 11th overall pick of the summer of 2008, we discuss….
-Positives Beach takes out of another disappointing season
-His thoughts after being left out of “Black Aces” group after ’10-11 season
-Coming back from right shoulder surgery after missing 4 months
-The backbreaking playoff-hopes ending weekend (Apr 6-7) at Lake Erie
-Bench brawl in Milwaukee
-Fighting and the type of player he is
-Beach’s agreement with head coach Ted Dent
-If he plans on changing his style of play moving forward?
-Beach’s plans for the off season
-Goals heading into the fall and his hopes for training camp
If you missed our previous interviews…..