The Reading Royals picked up forward Mark Bennett from the Tulsa Oilers for future considerations, Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Kirk MacDonald announced Wednesday. Bennett joins Reading as the team prepares for a divisional matchup against Worcester Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. with $5 Green Zone tickets and postgame player autographs from Santander Arena. Bennett will wear #28. Additionally, Mark Naclerio has signed with a team in Europe and has been suspended from the Royals.
In ten games with Tulsa, Bennett registered a goal and three points.
Bennett is a 3rd-year professional that has one goal and five points in 12 ECHL games this season. The 6-foot, 205-lb. native of Oakville, ON started the season with Brampton (2 GP, 2a) and moved to the SPHL with Pensacola. With the Ice Flyers, Bennett had two goals and four points in five games.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have recalled forward Jarrett Burton from their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL). Furthermore, the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL) have reassigned defenseman Jeff Taylor from Wheeling to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Rookie forward Spencer Foo recorded his first career hat trick, the third ever in Heat history while Jon Gillies stopped all 25 shots he faced as the Heat win big over their NorCal rival, the San Jose Barracuda 6-0.
This past Friday morning, Shayne Gostisbehere announced via press release the launch of The GhostBear Foundation. They will support “ill and disabled children, as well as at-risk or endangered animals” and “provide support and encouragement to organizations motivating young athletes aspiring to have professional, or collegiate, hockey careers.”
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Stockton Heat forward Andrew Mangiapane, Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Mike Vecchione and Utica Comets goaltender Thatcher Demko have been selected as the league’s award winners for October.
When you think about it, there really have been two Ghosts.
There was the near-Rookie of the Year Shayne Gostisbehere — drilling game-winners and serving as a setup man for Claude Giroux and a playoff-bound power-play unit in 2015-16.
Cory Schneider left the New Jersey Devils game against Ottawa after the second period. Keith Kinkaid came in and stopped all nine shots he faced to backstop the Devils to a huge come-from-behind victory.
VOORHEES, N.J. — Consider Shayne Gostisbehere's summer to be the calm before the storm. He couldn't have asked for a better offseason considering this same time last year he was recovering and rehabilitating from hip surgery.
KALAMAZOO, MI—The Kalamazoo Wings, proud ECHL affiliates of the Vancouver Canucks, have re-signed defenseman Charlie Vastauro to a standard professional contract for the 2017-18 season, the team announced Tuesday.
In August of 2016, it was basically impossible to find anyone in the Flyers’ fanbase with any negative to say about Shayne Gostisbehere. He had just completed an epic rookie season, racking up 46 points in 64 games, providing highlight after highlight, and finishing second in the voting for the Calder Trophy. As ambitious as it truly was, fans could be forgiven for having dreams of “the next Erik Karlsson” in their heads as the eventual ceiling for their beloved Ghost Bear.
SCHENECTADY, NY -- Seven distinguished individuals and two outstanding teams will be inducted into the Union College Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The event will be held at College Park Hall on campus with a 4 p.m. reception and dinner and induction ceremonies at 5 p.m. Registration will be open online September 5 at UnionAthleticstickets.com.
Spencer Foo was one of the most sought after NCAA free agents this year and after he reportedly narrowed down his choices to the Flames, Oilers, Red Wings and Golden Knights, he did the right thing and chose to sign with the Calgary Flames. The undrafted winger had an excellent final year in the NCAA, but can he find a way to jump right into the NHL?
Unlike other prospects on our 25 Under 25 list so far, forward Mike Vecchione has seen NHL action with the Flyers. He saw action in two late-season games with the orange and black this past season. Vecchione finished up his fourth and final season with the Union Flying Dutchmen this past March, and on March 31st he signed a one-year entry level contract with the Flyers. Just four days later he made his NHL debut against the New Jersey Devils. Breaking out in his final year of college, he scored 63 points in 38 games, doubling his total of 29 points from the previous season.
WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, are excited to announce their tenth player signing of the 2017 offseason. Wheeling has signed goaltender Colin Stevens to an ECHL contract.