Boston Bruins renew affiliation with South Carolina Stingrays

South Carolina Stingrays

BOSTON, Mass. – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 31, that the club has renewed its affiliation relationship with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. Under the affiliation arrangements, the Bruins will be able to designate players within their development system for assignment to the Stingrays during the 2014-15 season. The Stingrays have played in North ...

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Money for UMass Lowell’s Tsongas Center expansion ok’d

Tsongas Center

LOWELL, Mass. – The UMass Lowell River Hawks are getting closer to having their very own practice rink. A $1.3 billion bond-authorization bill was sent to the governor’s desk by Statehouse leaders and it includes a $20 million loan to expand the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, according to Robert Mills of the Lowell Sun. The roughly 50,000 square-foot expansion would include a practice rink ...

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Chris Auger inks deal with Scotland’s Fife Flyers

Chris Auger

The Fife Flyers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) announced on Tuesday, July 29 they have signed forward Chris Auger to a one-year deal. Auger spent the past three seasons with the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL (2012-2014) and CHL (2011-12). In 129 games with the Komets, the forward tallied 116 points (58g, 58a) with 41 penalty minutes and ...

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Barry Goers returns to WBS Penguins for 2014-15 season

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The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced on Thursday, July 24 that they have signed defensemen Barry Goers to a one-year American Hockey League (AHL) contract for the 2014-15 season. Goers split the 2013-14 season between the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL and the WBS Penguins of the AHL before signing an AHL contract with the Penguins on March 19. In 25 games with the Nailers, ...

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Dmitry Sinitsyn signs two-year deal with KHL’s Dynamo Moscow

Dmitry Sinitsyn

According to multiple reports, Dmitry Sinitsyn has opted to sign a two-year, two-way deal with Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in Russia. Sinitsyn’s deal will start with the 2014-15 season and is a two-way deal, which allows him to play at the KHL level with Dynamo Moscow or in the Russian equivalent to the American Hockey League (AHL), the ...

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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


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


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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