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After playing in 403 Idaho Steelheads games, this fan favorite’s jersey to be retired

Only one Idaho Steelheads player, Marty Flichel, appeared in more games for the team than Scott Burt’s 403.

And now, like Flichel, Burt’s number will be retired by the franchise, it was announced Wednesday. Burt, who played for Idaho from 2000 to 2007, will have his No. 12 retired during the first intermission Feb. 3 against the Utah Grizzlies. He will be the fourth player to have his number retired, joining Flichel, Jeremy Mylymok and Cal Ingraham.

Burt is third in team history in goals (111) and points (250), and he was part of a pair of Kelly Cup-winning teams. He is currently an assistant coach in the Western Hockey League for the Spokane Chiefs.

“Boise and the Steelheads are a huge part of my hockey career and life,” Burt said in a statement. “I’ve made a ton of friends and always look forward to coming back here. This honor means so much to me and my family and I’m speechless.”

Tickets for the game are available at the CenturyLink Arena box office at 208-331-TIXS or at www.idahosteelheads.com.

The Steelheads are 20-10-5 and tied for second in the ECHL’s Mountain division going into Wednesday’s home game against Kalamazoo. They have sold out seven games already this season and will be home Friday and Saturday against Kalamazoo, too.

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