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Former UMass Lowell River Hawks still available

UMass Lowell River Hawks

The National Hockey League free agency period got underway a few weeks ago and many free agents have re-signed with their former teams or have moved on to new teams. However, a few former UMass Lowell River Hawks have yet to find a place to play hockey in 2014-15. Although there is plenty of time to get a contract signed ...

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Chad Ruhwedel re-signs with Buffalo Sabres

Chad Ruhwedel

The Buffalo Sabres announced on Wednesday, July 16 they have signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year contract. Ruhwedel has been with the Sabres organization since he turned professional following the 2012-13 Hockey East season. The former UMass Lowell River Hawk standout defenseman has spent 28 games at the National Hockey League level with the Sabres over two years and has ...

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Bruins sign first round draft pick David Pastrnak

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The Boston Bruins announced Tuesday that they had signed their 2014 first round draft pick David Pastrnak to an entry-level contract. Not many players are signed the same year that an NHL team has selected them in the entry draft. A lot of players wind up playing in either junior leagues or the NCAA in order to get some more experience and development so they can ...

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UMass Lowell River Hawks at NHL development camps

NHL Development Camps (River Hawks)

The NHL draft is now complete and teams can start to look towards the 2014-15 NHL season, starting with their prospect development camps. This year a few current and former UMass Lowell River Hawks take part in select camps. Former River Hawk forward Joseph Pendenza, defensemen Dmitry Sinitsyn and Christian Folin, plus goaltenders Connor Hellebuyck and Doug Carr have all been confirmed to be ...

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Ben Holmstrom signs with Carolina Hurricanes

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It has been over five years since Ben Holmstrom has skated for a new organization and he will once again. The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Friday, July 4 they have signed Holmstrom to a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 in the National Hockey League (NHL) or $200,000 in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2014-15 season. Holmstrom spent the past five ...

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Riley Wetmore joins Springfield Falcons

Riley Wetmore

The Springfield Falcons, American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced on Thursday, July 3 they have signed three players to AHL contracts, including Jaime Sifers, Mathieu Coderre-Gagnon and former UMass Lowell River Hawk Riley Wetmore. Wetmore first signed professionally follow the 2012-13 Hockey East season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring his first professional ...

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Tyler Sifferlen to join USHL’s Chicago Steel

Tyler Sifferlen

The four-time Super 8 champion Tyler Sifferlen has decided to join the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League for the 2014-15 hockey season. The UMass Lowell recruit was taken in the seventh round (111th overall) of the 2014 USHL Entry Draft by the Steel. The North Andover, Mass. native is set to join the UMass Lowell River Hawks the following season. The ...

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UMass Lowell River Hawks release 2014-15 hockey schedule

UMass Lowell

The 2012-13 and 2013-14 Hockey East champion UMass Lowell River Hawks will begin their quest for a third straight Hockey East title October 10. UMass Lowell officially released it’s 2014-15 hockey schedule over the past week, here is the full list of games. The River Hawks will start the season off in an exhibition game against St. Thomas University on ...

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Jarome Iginla inks three-year deal with Colorado

Jarome Iginla

Free agency signings in the National Hockey League began today, and a lot of noise was made immediately around the league. While the Boston Bruins were not quick to sign any players earlier this afternoon, some former players decided to take contracts with other teams. We already knew that forward Shawn Thornton would not be returning to Boston next season, but the signing of Jarome Iginla came as ...

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Derek Arnold signs with Lillehammer IK in Norway

Derek Arnold

Derek Arnold announced via his personal Twitter account he has signed a professional deal with Lillehammer Ishockeyklubb of the GET-ligaen in Norway. The 24-year-old spent four years as a part of the UMass Lowell River Hawks from 2010-2014, winning back-to-back Hockey East Championships in the process. The Norwood, Mass. native tallied 98 points (43g, 55a) in 154 games with the River Hawks. His best ...

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