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Kaiser to Return for Fifth Season, Bates Returning After Year in Canada

HUNTSVILLE – Nolan Kaiser, the longest-tenured active Huntsville Havoc player will be returning for the 2019-20 season, the team announced today.

The Calgary, Alberta native will be entering his fifth season with the Havoc, after putting together his second-highest career point total (28) in 40 games during the 2018-19 season.

The 6-foot, 216 pounds defenseman showed a flair for the dramatic a season ago, netting two game-winners with less than a second on the clock, including the series clincher in the semifinal round of the SPHL playoffs against Knoxville.

Kaiser is the fourth member to sign from the coaches’ protected list, joining fellow defenseman Pat Condon, forward Tyler Piacentini and goalie Max Milosek.

Also, Head Coach Glenn Detulleo announced Wednesday Morning that center Shawn Bates will be returning to the Huntsville Havoc for the 2019-2020 season after spending last season in Canada with the Innisfail Eagles.

While with the Allen Cup Hockey West’s Eagles last season, Bates totaled 24 points in 16 games with 15 goals and 9 assists. He also accounted for 2 goals during the ACHW playoffs.

To read, visit the Havoc website.