The Camrose Kodiaks' newest member of their coaching staff is a very familiar face. Allen York was their rock in net for the last two Alberta Junior Hockey League championships and went on to play college then pro hockey that included an 11-game stretch with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2011-12 season. With his playing career now over due to concussions, he has returned to the Kodiaks with the hopes of sparking another championship run.
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO - The Brampton Beast of the ECHL announce today that forward Jake Wood has agreed to terms on a contract for the 2018-19 season. Wood is coming off of his rookie season in the SPHL and the ECHL.
Head coach Andrew Lord insisted his Cardiff Devils had ‘broken the last curse’ as they made up for disappointment last season by beating Sheffield Steelers to win the play-off final for the first time since 1999, their maiden win in the Elite League era.
VEGAS - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, April 2, the following roster transaction: the team has recalled forward Brandon Pirri from the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves. Pirri will join the team for the upcoming road trip and is expected to be available for Tuesday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.
TROY, N.Y. - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's hockey graduate Milos Bubela '16 has been named to the Slovakian national team for the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He is the fifth former Engineers player to compete in the Olympics, joining Joe Juneau (Canada), Marty Dallman (Austria), Mo Mosco (Italy) and Mathias Lange (Austria).
The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, announced Monday they acquired forward Jimmy DeVito from the Rapid City Rush for future considerations. The 23-year-old and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate will wear #23 with the Royals.
They may all be teammates right now, but every Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin player followed a different path to becoming a professional hockey player. From the time they first stood on skates, there have been influential coaches, lessons learned and players they wanted to emulate.
A hockey team, players and coaches will tell you, is like a big family, and a family environment is what Brad Tapper is trying to create in his first season as a head coach in professional hockey with the Adirondack Thunder.
RPI alumnus Nick Bailen didn’t have an impact in North America but is having a very good career in Europe instead. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website Sport-Express, American defenseman Nick Bailen discussed his move to Traktor Chelyabinsk, his career and his time in the NCAA, and sheds some light on his private life.
Glens Falls, NY - The Adirondack Thunder, proudly locally owned and operated, announced today that Brad Tapper has been named the team's Head Coach & Director of Hockey Operations. Tapper becomes the second Head Coach in franchise history following Cail MacLean, who accepted a position at a higher level last week.
The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Erik Burgdoerfer to a two-year, two-way contract. The deal with worth $650,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL in year one, and $650,000 in the NHL and $150,000 in the AHL in year two.
Reading, PA – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, today announced that Kirk MacDonald has been hired as the team’s head coach and director of hockey operations. Consistent with team policy, terms of MacDonald’s three-year contract were not released.
Troy native Matt Murley, a former RPI and Albany River Rats forward who now playing in Japan, is among 110 players who factored into Sidney Crosby’s 1,000 career points, according to a graphic released by the Pittsburgh Penguins.