Many former Worcester AHL players are among pro league leaders
Worcester Hockey blogger 210Darryl wrote about how some former Worcester AHL players are doing in their respective leagues.
ECHL Team Not Likely in Portland for ’17-’18
While there has been interest from hockey fans and potential investors from the City of Portland to bring an ECHL franchise, there hasn’t been a full commitment to bringing hockey back to Portland, ME. Any plans to purchase a new franchise from the league or the moving of an existing franchise would need to be presented to the ECHL Board of Governors and voted on during the ECHL All-Star Break. [Read More at TheSinBin.net]
Kansas City to receive 31st AHL Franchise; To be affiliated with the St. Louis Blues
A rumor began to spread on Wednesday about an AHL team returning to Kansas City. The St. Louis Blues are said to be ending their affiliation with the Chicago Wolves at the end of this season, which means they will be actively searching for a new affiliation. Though specifics about who would own the franchise are unclear, the St. Louis Blues were named in the report as a possible owner of the franchise and would be affiliated with the team. Owner of the ECHL Missouri Mavericks Lamar Hunt, Jr was also named in the report as a possible owner. If there is any truth to this rumor, we could expect an announcement by the end of the season.
Railers HC News
Railers Welcome Andrew Nawn and Adam Bryant
The Worcester Railers announced on November 29 that the club has hired Andrew Nawn as Manager of Group Sales and HC Memberships and Adam Bryant as Office Manager, Business Administration. Nawn joins the Railers after spending 18 months as the Group Ticket Sales Representative for the Florida Panthers and also spent three and a half years as a youth hockey ticket specialist and a public relations intern for the Worcester Sharks. Bryant joins the Railers after spending the last 10 years with the United States Department of Defense as a staff administrative assistant and continues to serve in the US Army Reserve. [Read More at RailersHC.com]
Ugly Sweater Party!
The Worcester Railers HC will be hosting an Ugly Sweater Party on Monday, December 12, 2016 featuring Boston sports legend Rene Rancourt! It will be taking place at Mezcal Tequila Cantina – located across from the DCU Center. Information regarding the Select A Seat process will be expected for the event and the club will be giving away 2 club level tickets to the Bruins/Canadiens game on February 12, 2017! Make sure to RSVP today! [Learn More]
Worcester IceCats Alumni News
Mottau’s BC Jersey is Retired
IceCat Mike Mottau had his Boston College jersey retired this weekend. Mottau holds a career record for assists at 130 for Boston College and has a number of accolades including being awarded the 2000 Hobey Baker award, three-time Hockey East All-Star and two-time First-Team All-American. Mottau also won the Hockey East Player of the Year Award and Defenseman of the Year in 2000. Mottau also led the BC Eagles to two Hockey East Tournament titles, three Frozen Fours, and two national championship games.
Eagles Unlimited: Mike Mottau had his jersey retired yesterday-read what it means to the former Hobey Baker winner: https://t.co/f4mDDmrhH5
— #BCEagles (@BCEagles) November 28, 2016
Matt Carle was placed on unconditional waivers by the Nashville Predators with the intention of terminating his contract on November 25. He announced his retirement hours later.
Ryan Carpenter and Barclay Goodrow were recalled to the San Jose Sharks on November 25. Goodrow was re-assigned back to the San Jose Barracuda on November 28.
Gus Young was been reassigned from the Chicago Wolves (AHL) to the Missouri Mavericks (ECHL) on November 29.
Sean Sullivan signed a contract extension on November 30 with the Straubing Tigers (DEL) for the remainder of the season.
Brock Higgs was been loaned to the Providence Bruins (AHL) on December 1 by the Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL).