RiverKings make roster move, tomorrow night's game on 96.1 FM
WICHITA - Memphis RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Mark Richards announced today that Forward Aaron Lewis has gone back to Huntsville of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The team also announced the signing of Forward Scott Trahan to fill the open roster spot created by Lewis departure.
"The Huntsville coach called to see if Aaron could come back and help them in the S.P.H.L. playoffs," Richards said. "He said they were short-handed and needed some help. Theyve helped us out this season, so this is a way to return the favor. It also gives us a chance to take a look at this Trahan kid. But this also doesnt mean that Lewis wont be back here sometime in the future."
The six-foot, 185 pound Trahan just completed his senior season at Division-Three University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth where he was the second leading scorer with 19 goals and 19 assists on a team that went 22-5-0. He and current RiverKings rookie Phil Aucoin are both natives of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Since his call-up from Huntsville, Lewis had collected two goals and seven assists in 14 games with Memphis.
In another RiverKings note, tomorrow nights game at Wichita will be broadcast on 96.1 FM-WYYL due to a conflict with Conference USA Basketball tournament coverage on the Kings regular radio home Sports 56-WHBQ. As a result of the switch in radio stations, the internet stream of the RiverKings broadcast will not be available. Those fans that normally listen to the games via the internet can click on to the Wichita Thunders website and catch their webcast at www.wichitathunder.com.
The RiverKings enter this weekends games with a six game winning streak and a five point spread between themselves and Tulsa for the last playoff spot in the Northern Conference. They face Wichita tomorrow night at 7:30, Oklahoma City Saturday night at 7:35 and Topeka on Sunday afternoon at 4:00.
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