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Shiplo Returns to Gladiators for 2016-2017

August 31, 2016 - DULUTH, Ga. - The Atlanta Gladiators announced Wednesday that defenseman Tyler Shiplo has agreed to terms with the organization for the 2016-2017 season. Shiplo, 24, returns to the Gladiators for his second full season with the team. Appearing in 40 games with Atlanta in 2015-2016, the Oakville, Ontario native notched 2 goals and 7 assists for 9 total points. "Tyler had a good rookie year for us last season even though he was plagued with an injury in the middle of the season, " said Gladiators Head Coach Andy Brandt. ... Full Story

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Kelly Cup Champ Returns to Aces

August 31, 2016 - ANCHORAGE, ALASKA -He was an important piece to the Alaska Aces championship puzzle five years ago, and now Tyler Ruegsegger returns to try to recapture the magic with the Glacier Blue. Head Coach and President of Hockey Operations Rob Murray announced Wednesday that Ruegsegger will return to Alaska, proud affiliate of the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and AHL's Utica Comets. The 28 year old center from Lakewood, Colorado has not played the past two seasons, but is anxious to get back to Alaska to lace 'em up. "I have a g... Full Story

Rivermen Hire New Vice President of Business Development

August 30, 2016 - PEORIA, IL - The Peoria Rivermen are pleased to announce the hiring of Brendan Kelly as the team's new Vice President of Business Development. The Buffalo, New York native comes to the Rivermen after over 15 years working in Minor League Baseball. Kelly, a 2002 graduate of Niagara University in Lewiston, NY, previously spent over three years as the general manager of the Peoria Chiefs baseball club, where he was responsible for creating and maintaining growth in the team's corporate and ticketing departments, as well as m... Full Story

Verpaelst Returning to Norfolk

August 30, 2016 - NORFOLK, VA - The Norfolk Admirals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, have agreed to terms with defensemen Gabriel Verpaelst, Head Coach Rod Aldoff announced on Tuesday. Standing at 6'0" - 195 lbs., the Sherbrooke, Quebec native returns to Norfolk after putting up 34 points in 57 games with the team last season. Additionally known for his willingness to drop the gloves, Verpaelst compiled 162 penalty minutes on top of a brief stint with the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. "Gabriel had an all-aro... Full Story

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