Doug Carr signs with Adirondack Flames

UMass Lowell River Hawks

The Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League (AHL) have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawk standout goaltender Doug Carr to a one-year, one-way deal according to sources close to the player. Carr finished up his final season of college hockey and signed a amateur try-out agreement with the AHL Flames, known then as the Abbotsford Heat. The goaltender went 1-0-1 ...

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NBC Sports Network to air three UMass Lowell games

UMass Lowell

NBC Sports Network announced on Thursday, August 28 their 2014-15 college hockey broadcast schedule and it will feature two games for the UMass Lowell River Hawks on the NBCSN television network and a single game streamed online. The River Hawks will make their 2014-15 season debut on Stream.NBCSports.com and NBC Sports Extra App on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. eastern ...

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Bruins extend affiliation with Providence, hire Pandolfo as development coach

Providence Bruins

BOSTON, Mass. – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, August 27, that the club has agreed to a long-term affiliation agreement with the Providence Bruins. Chiarelli also announced that Assistant General Manager Don Sweeney has been named the General Manager of the Providence Bruins and that Jay Pandolfo has been hired as Development Coach. In Sweeney’s role as General ...

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Lowell Spinners pay tribute to Lock Monsters with Boychuk bobble head


LOWELL, Mass. – The Lowell Spinners and LeLacheur Park took a trip back in time on Thursday night. Honoring the Lowell Lock Monsters who played only blocks away from the ballpark at the Tsongas Center for eight seasons. The Lock Monsters played in Lowell for three seasons (1998-2001) as the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. In 2001, ...

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Former River Hawk Ed McGrane steps away from professional hockey

Ed McGrane

The Braehead Clan of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) will not see the return of their leading scorer from last year, Ed McGrane. The former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward has stepped away from playing professional hockey. The Hamilton, Ontario native and his family will return to North America and settle down, rather than settle down in Scotland. McGrane spent the 2013-14 season with ...

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Change of Mind: Peter MacIntyre opts to stay at UMass Boston

Peter MacIntyre

UMass Boston star forward Peter MacIntyre will not be joining the 2015-16 UMass Lowell River Hawks after all. He will instead rejoin teammates for the 2014-15 season in Boston, according to Mark Divver of the Providence Journal. MacIntyre was originally slated to join the River Hawks after playing with the Boston Bandits (EJHL) a few years ago, but after being told he ...

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Joe Houk joins ECHL’s Toledo Walleye

Joe Houk

The Toledo Walleye of the ECHL have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawk defenseman Joe Houk to a one-year deal. The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (AHL) and the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) and play the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. Houk will make his professional hockey ...

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Olli Kälkäjä commits to UMass Lowell for 2014-15 season

Olli Kälkäjä

The UMass Lowell River Hawks began their attempt to rebuild their goaltender core following the 2013-14 season and it continues today. The River Hawks received the commitment of goaltender Olli Kälkäjä for the upcoming 2014-15 Hockey East season. UMass Lowell lost two of the top goaltenders in the country, Connor Hellebuyck and Doug Carr, following the 2013-14 season. The loss of one ...

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David Vallorani heads to Italy for 2014-15

David Vallorani

Milano Rossoblu announced on Monday, August 11 they have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward David Vallorani to a one-year deal for the 2014-15 season. Vallorani spent last season with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, scoring 59 points on 24 goals and 35 assists with 38 penalty minutes in 69 games. The forward also added two assists in ...

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Ben Walter signs with EC Red Bull Salzburg

Ben Walter

EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Erste Bank Hockey League in Austria announced on Tuesday, August 5 they have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Ben Walter to a one-year deal. Walter split the 2013-14 season between Örebro of the Swedish Hockey league (SHL) and Jokerit Helsinki of the Finnish Elite League (SM-liiga). In 35 games with Orebro, the forward tallied 35 points ...

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