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Whale Return Chris McKelvie to Greenville

April 4, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Connecticut Whale News Release

HARTFORD, April 4, 2011: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has returned forward Chris McKelvie to its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors.

McKelvie, a rookie out of Bemidji State University, has been out of action since being injured January 22 at Springfield, missing the Whale's last 31 games. In 17 games of action with Connecticut, he has one goal and two assists for three points, along with 22 penalty minutes and a +3.

McKelvie has also skated in 16 ECHL games this year with the Road Warriors, notching three goals and three assists for six points and serving 20 minutes in penalties.

The New Brighton, MN native signed an AHL contract with the Whale this past summer, after four seasons at Bemidji State.

The Whale are next in action this Friday night, April 8 at Bridgeport, as they take on the Sound Tigers in a GEICO Connecticut Cup game (7:00 faceoff,, ). That is the front half of a home-and-home set between the two Nutmeg-State rivals, who will face off at the XL Center on Saturday night in a 7:00 contest. Free Whale travel mugs will be given away to 3,000 fans that night, courtesy of CT DOT, and there will be a Connecticut Whale Auction and Sale, starting at 5:00 PM in the XL Center atrium. Whale Bowl game-used Whalers and Bruins jerseys, as well as Whale Bowl sticks, will be up for bid, and CT Whale used sticks and game equipment will be available for sale at great prices.

Tickets for all 2010-11 Whale home games are available now at the XL Center box office, through Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at . Tickets start at $7 each at the XL Center ticket office on game day.

For information on Whale ticket packages, group sales and VIP packages, call (860) 728-3366.

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