Comets Recall Valk
by Mark Caswell, Jr.Apr 8, 2016
Utica Comets Director of Hockey Operations Pat Conacher has announced that the club has recalled Curtis Valk from the Kalamazoo Wings of the ECHL.
Valk, 23, collected four points (1-3-4) and two penalty minutes in seven games for the Comets. Last season he also did not record a point in one game for the Comets. This season, he has appeared in 30 ECHL games with Kalamazoo since he returned from a lower body injured suffered last season. In those 30 games he has recorded 33 points (16-17-33), and is currently riding a season-high eight game points streak for the Wings.
Last season, Valk scored 11 goals and assisted on 19 others in 31 games for the K-Wings. He was named the ECHL Player of the Month for October, and was selected to the ECHL All-Star team.
A native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Valk recorded 255 points (125-130-225) in 270 career Western Hockey League games with the Medicine Hat Tigers. During the 2013-14 season, he was tied for fourth in the league with 47 goals and was 11th with 92 points.