Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Scorps Overhaul Roster for Toughness in Martino's Image.(Sports)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal

The carousel that is the New Mexico Scorpions roster continued spinning players off, with disappointing forward David Gilmore being shipped east to complete an earlier trade with Corpus Christi .

Although Gilmore was among team leaders in scoring with 23 points on eight goals and 15 assists, he wasn't a tough player, and his defensive attributes left a lot to be desired.

The player coming over in return, defenseman Gatis Tseplis, brings New Mexico a tough, high-scoring blue-liner.

Tseplis was eighth among defenseman in the Western Professional Hockey League with eight goals and 14 assists while playing for the Ice Rays. …

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