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Minnesota Assigns Gabriel

January 16, 2017 - DES MOINES, IA - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher on Monday announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned forward Kurtis Gabriel to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, Iowa Wild General Manager Brent Flahr announced on Monday the American Hockey League (AHL) club has signed forward Alex Petan (puh-TAN) to a professional tryout agreement (PTO). Gabriel, 23 (4/20/93), has collected one assist and 24 penalty minutes (PIM) in 11 games with Minnesota this season. The 6-... Full Story

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Steel Battle Past Musketeers Sunday

January 15, 2017 - GENEVA, ILLINOIS - In a hard-fought battle between the USHL's top two teams, Chicago's line of Reggie Lutz, Jake Jaremko and Walker Duehr combined for two second-period goals to lead the Steel (23-6-1-3, 50 pts.) past the Sioux City Musketeers (20-8-4-1, 45 pts.) 2-1 Sunday at Fox Valley Ice Arena. Ales Stezka made 25 saves in the victory. Following a fast-paced but scoreless first period, Jaremko opened the scoring at the 9:55 mark of the second period. Lutz fed a pass to Duehr, whose chance was denied by Sioux City netm... Full Story

Tam and Simonelli off to Bakersfield

January 15, 2017 - DULUTH, GA. - The Bakersfield Condors, American Hockey League affiliate of the Norfolk Admirals, announced the recall of defensemen Mikael Tam and Frankie Simonelli on Sunday. Tam, who was sent to Norfolk on December 13, recorded 14 points in 12 games with the club. On December 17th, the Quebec native recorded just the fourth hat trick in Admirals history in a 5-2 win over South Carolina. With the call up Tam now becomes the sixth Admiral promoted this season, joining Jaedon Descheneau, Alex Ranger, Eetu Laurikainen, Stev... Full Story

Mavericks Dinged in OT by Americans

January 15, 2017 - ALLEN, Texas - The Missouri Mavericks battled the Mountain Division-leading Allen Americans for 60-plus minutes on Sunday afternoon, but came up just shy in a 4-3 overtime loss at Allen Event Center. The trip to overtime gave the Mavericks their first standings point of their current four-game road trip, but the loss moved their record to 13-17-6. In their past three games the Mavericks found themselves down early and forced to play in comeback mode. Today in Allen, though, they flipped the script, scored the first two an... Full Story

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