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Former T-Rex Player Joins Team for 2003-04 Season

September 17, 2003 - South East Hockey League (SEHL) - Tupelo T-Rex News Release


TUPELO, MS---The Tupelo T-Rex professional hockey team is pleased to announce the signing of goaltender Roby Gropp for the 2003-04 South East Hockey League season.

Gropp played with the T-Rex for two seasons while in the Western Professional Hockey League, 1999-00 and 2000-01.

A native of Kamloops, British Columbia, the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder was instrumental in net, racking up T-Rex career record totals of 3830 minutes played in 69 games and an overall record of 41-18-5. He saved a total 1877 shots during his T-Rex career while allowing 214 goals against in his two seasons in Tupelo.

“Tupelo is a great place to play hockey, and I am really excited to come back to the T-Rex and play in front of such great fans,” Roby Gropp said. “This is an important return to my career, as I have been working out and conditioning...and I am ready to take to the ice and help this team win games.”

Gropp is the first player to officially sign with the T-Rex. The team has been actively recruiting players throughout all levels of hockey, and will continue to announce additions as the weeks continue.

“We are building a very physical, strong, and skilful team,” T-Rex Head Coach Mark Richards said. “Gropp’s addition to the roster is just the first of many quality players fans can look forward to enjoying on the ice.”

Season ticket packages and group tickets are on sale now through the T-Rex Office. For more information, call the T-Rex at (662) 844-PUCK.

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