Men's hockey player Burton makes pro debut with Indy Fuel

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College men's hockey player Jack Burton (Baltimore, Md.) made his debut with the professional hockey team the Indy Fuel on Saturday night.

Indy lost 5-1 to Kalamazoo and will entertain Quad City on Sunday at 3:05 p.m. The Fuel head to South Carolina to play two games next Friday and Saturday at Greenville, both starting at 7 p.m. Indy plays South Carolina next Sunday at 3:05 p.m.

Burton signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement and will play five games over Colby's spring break. After the South Carolina contest, Burton will head back to Colby for the rest of his senior year.
"We're very excited to watch Jack begin his journey in professional hockey," Colby head coach Blaise MacDonald said. "He has worked incredibly hard over his four years at Colby to become a premier defenseman in this league and he is very deserving of this opportunity."
 

The ECHL is considered Double-A hockey and is one step below the American Hockey League (AHL). The league was formerly called the East Coast Hockey League, but changed the name to ECHL in 2003 after expansion all over the country. The ECHL currently has 28 teams.

Burton, who is 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, was one of the top players in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. He made the All-NESCAC First Team after finishing second on the Mules in scoring with six goals and 16 assists for 22 points. Burton, who had a team-high five power play goals, finished his career with 18 goals and 34 assists for 52 points.
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