April 7, 2008 - ECHL (ECHL) - Columbia Inferno
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Centers Tyler Doig and Peter Tsimikalis as well as defenseman Patrick Wellar have been assigned to the Inferno from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, Inferno head coach and director of hockey operations Troy Mann announced today.
Doig, 22, had eight points (four goals, four assists) and 13 penalty minutes in 24 games with the Marlies this season. The 6-foot, 180-pound native of Seaforth, Ontario also has 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) and 37 penalty minutes in 38 games with the Inferno this season, his first as a professional. Doig was the Inferno\'s lone representative at the 2008 ECHL All-Star Game in Stockton, Calif. where he notched an assist.
Tsimikalis, 22, had eight points (two goals, six assists) and four penalty minutes in 29 games with the Marlies this season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound native of Toronto also has 27 points (nine goals, 18 assists) and 18 penalty minutes in 40 games with the Inferno this season, his first in the ECHL.
Wellar, 25, had three points (one goal, two assists) and 13 penalty minutes in 18 games with the Marlies this season. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Carrot River, Saskatchewan also has 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists) and 77 penalty minutes in 52 games with the Inferno this season. Wellar previously won the Kelly Cup in 2005-06 with the Alaska Aces, when he had four points (two goals, two assists) and 30 penalty minutes in 22 Kelly Cup Playoff games.
Mann also announced today that forward Jeremy Hall would not be included on the 2008 Kelly Cup Playoff roster so as to have season-ending surgery.
The Inferno open their best-of-five, first-round Kelly Cup Playoff series with the Florida Everblades on the road at Germain Arena on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. The full series schedule is as follows:
Game One: Wednesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena
Game Two: Friday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena
Game Three: Saturday, April 12, 7:05 p.m. at Carolina Coliseum
Game Four*: Monday, April 14, 7:05 p.m. at Carolina Coliseum
Game Five*: Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena