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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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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