Alumnus Durham turns pro with Cottonmouths

(Columbus, Georgia) – It didn’t take long for former Buffalo Junior Sabres forward James Durham to figure out whether he had a future in hockey after finishing his fourth season at Buffalo State College.  Just a few weeks after wrapping up his last season with the Bengals, Durham is playing pro with a minor league team that is just beginning its second round of the Southern Professional Hockey League playoffs.

Durham and his fellow Columbus Cottonmouths, fresh off a two-game sweep of the Louisiana Ice Gators in their first-round best-of-three series, defeated the Huntsville Havoc 5-0 in Game One of their best-of-three second round series on April 4, 2012.

Durham picked up two assists in Game One of the second round, his first points as a professional.

In three years with the Junior Sabres, including one season under the Buffalo Lightning name, Durham recorded 58 points (24 goals, 34 assists) in 121 games from 2005-2008.

(photo courtesy Buffalo State College website)