Tappara Tampere (Finland) announced Thursday that it has signed former Cornell defenseman Charlie Cook to a one-year contract (2008-09). Cook spent the 2007-08 campaign with HIFK Helsinki (Finland) before joining HC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic) in January 2008.
The Cardiff Devils (United Kingdom) of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) announced Thursday the signing of former Dartmouth defenceman Mike Hartwick. The Dartmouth graduate is to combine playing with further studies at Cardiff Business School and has agreed a two-year contract.
Sheffield Steelers (United Kingdom) Head Coach David Matsos confirmed Wednesday that former Union forward Nathan Gillies has signed a contract with the club and will be his final forward signing of the summer. The Steelers compete in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).
Rapid City Rush announced earlier today in a press conference that former Clarkson standout Chris Lipsett has signed for the 2008-09 Central Hockey League season. Lipsett will be one of the two Player-Assistants to Rush Coach Joe Ferras.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- The Bakersfield Condors, official ECHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks, announced today they have agreed to terms with former Colgate forward Liam Huculak. The announcement was made by Head Coach Marty Raymond.
MONTREAL -- With the countdown to the opening of the free agent market on July 1 well underway, the Montreal Canadiens have tendered qualifying offers to six of their players, including former Cornell defenseman Ryan O'Byrne.
Nick Boucher 03, a former four-year starting goalie for the Dartmouth men's hockey team, has continued his successful playing career beyond Dartmouth and entered into the professional ranks. After some tough luck begining his professional career in the NHL minor league system, Boucher has led the Tilburg Trappers of the Dutch Superliga and the Fort Wayne Komets of North America's International Hockey League to championships.
HAMDEN, Conn. -- Former Quinnipiac University men's ice hockey captain Jamie Bates (Toronto, Ont.) has signed with the top affiliate of the National Hockey League's Edmonton Oilers organization, the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. -- The 2008 Central Hockey League Ray Miron President's Cup Champion Arizona Sundogs today announced that player/assistant coach and 16-year pro Dan Laperriere, who starred at St. Lawrence, will retire and join Head Coach and General Manager Marco Pietroniro behind the bench as a full-time assistant coach.
Former Dartmouth forward Eric Przepiorka has signed a contract to play for Olofströms IK (Sweden) for the 2008-09 season. Przepiorka spent the 2007-08 season with the Youngstown Steelhounds of the Central Hockey League (CHL).
PENSACOLA, FL -- The Pensacola Ice Pilots have announced the acquisition of former Union goaltender Kris Mayotte from the Fresno Falcons. Mayotte fulfills the future considerations portion of an earlier trade during the season with the Falcons for Spencer Carbery. Carbery was claimed off waivers from the Ice Pilots and promptly traded to Fresno.
Former Colgate standout goaltender Steve Silverthorn has signed a contract with EC Bad Tölz (Germany), it was announced June 16 on European Hockey.Net. Silverthorn joins EC Bad Tölz after spending the 2007-08 with the Idaho Steelheads of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and the Iowa Stars of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Former Cornell forward Mike Knoepfli has joined HC Fribourg-Gottéron (Switzerland) for the 2008-09 season, it was announced June 16 on European Hockey.Net. Knoepfli spent the 2007-08 campaign with HC Lugano (Switzerland).
Playing in his second NHL season in 2007-08, Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kent Huskins, a former Clarkson standout, ranked second on the Ducks and tied for 14th in the league with a plus-23 rating. The defenseman is featured in the Ducks' latest photo gallery.