For NA3HL and St. Louis Jr. Blues alum Nick Saracino and the Providence College hockey team, the month of March was expected to be a bit short. After being shocked in the Hockey East quarterfinals by New Hampshire, the Friars were expecting to travel half the country and become cannon fodder for some other power.
Hershey signed Sam Warning to an amateur tryout agreement. The undrafted forward, who attended Washington Capitals development camp last July, produced 12-12-24 in 39 games in 2014-15.
A year ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning earned home-ice advantage in the playoffs on the final day of the regular season, but entered the postseason as a largely inexperienced team and without No. 1 goalie Ben Bishop, who had suffered a wrist injury late in the regular season.
“I have been involved in USA Hockey as part of the NTDP for two years now, so the work I’ve put in over that time has been crucial to where I am right now. Our team has had winning a gold medal at this event on our minds for two years now. I enjoy the fact that USA Hockey has grown tremendously as is evidenced by our success internationally,” Matthew Tkachuk explains.
The Ontario Reign, four-time ECHL Pacific Division Champions and proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets, have announced that the club has signed rookie defenseman Brian O’Rourke and have added him to the team’s Reserve List for the 2015 Kelly Cup Playoffs.
The junior from St. Louis is spectacular at fashioning plays for others to finish. Saracino intends to expand that role when the Friars face Hockey East rival Boston University in tonight’s Frozen Four championship game at the Garden
The American Hockey League announced today that Chris Wideman of the Binghamton Senators has been voted the winner of the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL’s outstanding defenseman for the 2014-15 season. The award is voted on by coaches, players and members of the media in each of the league’s 30 cities.