Ontario Hockey League grad Chris Bain returns to professional hockey this fall wearing an Aviators jersey. The London Knights, Mississauga IceDogs and Saginaw Spirit alumnus will be playing for the New York Aviators of the Federal Hockey League when they begin play on October 29, 2010.
Bain played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 2001-02 to 2004-05. He played his first two seasons in the OHL with the London Knights then was traded to the Mississauga IceDogs afer four games in 2003-04. He started his final season with the Saginaw Spirit but remained with the club for only 12 games.
Mostly known for his talent with his fists, Chris played a role in the IceDogs getting to the Robertson Cup finals in 2003-04 before losing in four games to the Guelph Storm. Bain contributed 11 points in 24 playoff games. The 11 points matched his total over 54 regular season games with Mississauga. In all, his regular season penalty minute total in the Ontario Hockey League topped out at 610.
Chris has spent time in the Central Hockey League, Southern Professional Hockey League and Quebec’s LNAH. He last played at the pro level in 2007-08. He’ll be wearing his familiar number 96 for the Aviators and will most likely be dropping the gloves the odd time.
The Aviators previously played in the now-defunct North East Professional Hockey League. The team plays out of the Aviator Sports and Entertainment Centre in Brooklyn, New York.
Chris had a little history with Windsor’s Cam Jannsen back in the OHL days. Here’s just one of the tilts. Note the beautiful London Knights jerseys at a beautiful arena…